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Desert & Mountain Trips
Ait Ben Haddou
3 days 2 nights desert trip from Marrakech to Merzouga
Day 1: Marrakech to Dades Valley over the High Atlas Mountains and Ouarzazate Pick up at 8 a.m. from Marrakech, and drive south through the High Atlas Mountains via the Tizi n’ Tichka mountain pass and local Berber villages to Ouarzazate. You will reach and visit the exotic Kasbah of Aït Benhaddou. After lunch, your journey will continue to Rose Valley via Ouarzazate and through Skoura Oasis and the Kasbah Amerhidil, located in Skoura River. Overnight in the Dades Valley.
Day 2: Dades Valley to Erg Chebbi desert via Todra Gorges and Erfoud Breakfast in the hotel. Your journey continues to Dades Gorges for spectacular views and a walk. You will drive back through Dades Valley to Todra Gorges via Boulman Dades, on the way you will stop for photos along Tinghir palm tree grove valley before you reach Todra Gorge, where you will have your free time to walk on your own along the Todra River. After a mint tea, you will drive to Merzouga desert passing by the Anti Atlas and Tafilalet Oasis to reach Erg Chebbi sand dunes for a camel trek and overnight in the middle of the dunes. Enjoy the sunset in the top of the dunes and a local dinner and a drum party in a traditional Nomadic bivouac camp.
Day 3: Erg Chebbi to Marrakech Early morning wake-up to a spectacular sunrise in the desert, and then enjoy a mint tea before you return back by camel to the Kasbah hotel where you will have breakfast and shower. Then continue to Marrakech over the High Atlas Mountains and the local villages. Arrival at Marrakech early evening.
Mark a voyage to the Moroccan desert off your bucket list with this 3-day tour from Marrakech. Stop by the kasbah of Aït Benhaddou, the city of Ouarzazate, and Atlas Studios, one of the largest movie studios in Africa. Along your way, experience life like locals do as you sip on traditional mint tea, hop on the back of a camel to trek across Erb Chebbi, and spend the night in a nomadic bivouac camp. Two nights of accommodations with dinner/breakfast, as well as all transport, is included with this tour.