Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Great Dunes - 3 Days

A trip in Moroccan Sahara Desert is definitely an experience everyone should have at least once in their lifetime. It is a journey well worth the effort and you will have fond memories to last you forever.
Immersion in the universe of big Dunes of Merzouga a population of nomads that we may have a chance to meet to share a moment of their lives. A break in a green oasis in the middle of the desert we carry at the time of the long voyage where the Saharan caravan stopping for a drink.

This trip is for 3 days from Marrakech and back to Marrakech and you will have option to extend your holiday in the Morocco Desert as long as you want.

Pre-Trek Briefing:
From Marrakech to Merzouga Dunes Desert tour gives you the chance to see the real desert of Erg Chebbi . Enjoy camel ride and experience desert camp in Sahara desert.
Day 1: Marrakech – Tizi Ntichka pass 2660m – Ait ben Haddou – Roses Valley – Tichka Pass – Dades Valley Gorges
First we cross the spectacular Tizi n' Tichka Pass of the High Atlas mountains. Your first stop will be to visit two Kasbahs, Ait Ben Haddou and Kasbah Telouet. Driving between these two Kasbahs you will have another quick stop to take a look at the Salt Caves.
After these stops we will drive onwards passing through many Berber villages, being able to observe the Skoura oasis, Kalaat Mâgouna, groves of spectacular olive tree's and barren hillsides that are clustered with Kasbahs and traditional Berber houses. After lunch we drive further to Valley of the Roses, with beautiful views of the Dades valley also know as the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs.
Overnight Dades Valley in a hotel on half board..
Day 2: Dades Valley Gorges – Merzouga – Erg Chebbi – Camel ride – Nomadic Tent
Our destination is Merzouga, along the way we will pass through Tinghir visiting the local palmeries. The next big stop will be to visit Todgha Gorge where you will walk through the gorge having the chance to take in the spectacular canyon. Afterwards we will drive onwards passing through many Berber Villages, Erfoud ( this is a famous area for fossils, you will have a chance to observe the process of cleaning and polishing the fossils and be able to see the finished products) and Tifilalte oasis eventually reaching Camp Erg Chaabi in Merzouga. You will then be met with your guide and camels and have a 1h30 ride to reach the Camp to admire the sun set. Over night in camp on half board.
Day 3: Camel Trek back to Merzouga – Ouarzazate – Pass Tichka – Marrakech
After breakfast we begin our trek. Heading along the Maizane Valley, we first pass the village of Aremd and then onto the shrine of Sidi Chamharouch. We then continue east and by crossing the flood plains our route takes us along mule tracks and up into the high rocky cliffs above the valley. Crossing the river we eventually come to the pastoral shrine of Sidi Chamharouch, which attracts tourists and pilgrims. From here the trail continues to climb steadily, snaking and zigzagging its way up to the snowline and the Toubkal Refuge (3206m), our stop for the night. Approx. 4 to 5hrs walking.

What is Included

  • Transfers from and to your hotel
  • English, French speaking Berber tour leader
  • One Hotel in Dades Gorges
  • One night in Merzouga Desert Camp
  • Camel Ride Per Person
  • All Meals
 

What is Not Included

  • Soft drink ( water....)
  • Personal travel insurance
 

What you need to bring ?

Good walking boots and socks

Comfortable shoes/slippers for camp/guesthouse

Trekking pants

Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants

Underwear / Long johns / T-shirts

Fleece jacket or warm jumper

Lightweight windproof/waterproof jacket

Hat /Goggles (winter) and sunglasses (summer)

Lightweight thermal or fleece gloves

3 to 4 season sleeping bag

Walking stick

Day sack/backpack

Head torch / headlamp

Basic First Aid Kit - refer to trip dossier for details/p>

Ice axe and crampons (winter)

Water bottle or camel back (recommended)

Personal items (e.g. towel, sunscreen, wipes, toilet tissues, antibacterial handwash)

Small First Aid Kit including insect repellent, plasters, meds

Small rubbish bag to carry out what you carry in

Matches e.g. burn toilet paper

Trail snacks

Zip-Up bags for camera

Repair kit (eg. needle, thread, duct tap


Start Date End Date Cost Season
01 Mai 31 October Summer Book
01 November 30 APril Winter Book

All The Morocco Trekking tours are guaranteed to depart at minimum of 2 people. We reccommend you to book your trip as soon as possible. Availability : This trek is available throughout the year, From December to April Winter Offer and from May To November Summer Offer. You can start the trek on any date you wish. Available: Book this trip now as spaces are available. (However internal flights &/or special permits may still be subject to availability.) Limited Availability: Limited spaces are available so please click on the “Contact Us” link to enquire about the departure status.

Trip Facts

Duration: 3 Day(s)

Trip Grade: Moderate

Trip Cost: On request

Destination: High Atlas Mountains

Best Season : Sep to Mai

Transportation :  Private Vehicle

Maximum Altituted: 4,260 m/ 7414,698 ft

Group Size: Min 2 person, Maximum 30

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