3 DAYS ROUTE FROM MARRAKECH TO DESERT

DAY 1Ait-Ben-HaddouOuarzazateGorges of Dades

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We will start the 3-day route from Marrakech to the desert, passing by you to your Riad / Hotel at 8:00 a.m. and drive through the impressive mountains of the High Atlas making several stops to enjoy the beautiful views offered by the landscape. We will see Berber villages where you can take pictures and continue south until you reach the Kasbah Ait-Ben-Haddou. After exploring this UNESCO Heritage and a short break for lunch we will continue towards the Puerta del Desierto, Ouarzazate. Here you can visit the Atlas Studios and if we have time we can make another stop in Taourirt, an interesting fortified city. Then we will continue through the Palm Grove of Skoura and arrive at the Valley of Roses.

 

vista carretera en Dades en ruta de 3 días desde Marrakech al desierto

If you visit in May you can see the beautiful plantations and also the famous Festival de la Rosa. After a free time for a cup of coffee we will continue to Dades where we will spend the first night surrounded by mountains and spectacular rock formations.

DAY 2 – Todra – Merzouga – Desert Camp

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After breakfast at your hotel we will go to a viewpoint where you will have an unparalleled view of the Dades Valley. We will continue and we will make another stop to take pictures until we reach the Gorges of Todra, where the landscape is simply spectacular. There they will have a free time to walk and interact with the locals before continuing to Touroug for lunch.

After lunch you will begin to feel the desert atmosphere when we start to enter the impressive dunes of Merzouga. We will leave you with a cameleer who will lead your camel ride to Erg Chebbi where you will contemplate one of the most beautiful sunsets you have ever seen. Then they will continue on their dromedary until they reach the middle of the desert where a comfortable Haima will be waiting for them.

At the end of the dinner you can spend some time listening to Berber songs around a campfire, and when all the lights have gone out you will have time to appreciate the incredible starry sky of the Sahara desert.

DAY 3 – Ziz – Bosque de los Cedros – Ifrane – Fez

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On your last day in the desert we will wake you up early with a cup of mint tea so you can see the sun rise in the middle of the mountains, it is a spectacle that you can not miss. After breakfast they will return in a camel to Merzouga. There we will be waiting for you to head north towards the Palmeral de Tafilalet. We will pass thousands of palm trees until we reach the Ziz Valley. Here they will make a stop to take pictures and enjoy the beautiful views before continuing on to Midelt for lunch and a little rest.

After lunch we will go straight to Bosque de los Cedros, where you will see curious and friendly monkeys. Then we will make a stop in Ifrane, a city that will certainly arouse their curiosity.

vista de una casa nevada en Ifrane Marruecos durante un tour de 3 días desde Marrakech al desierto y Fes

After a cup of coffee and a free time to walk through the beautiful city we will continue towards Fez. After leaving them in your Riad / Hotel we said goodbye and our trip ends.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

The Zagora desert in Morocco is small and you will not be able to see tall dunes as seen in the photographs. If this is what you are looking for we recommend taking our 3-day tour to the desert of Merzouga.

Included in the reservation of the excursion:

  • Private excursion, there will be no more people in the group.
  • Pick up at the hotel, riad, airport or wherever you want.
  • Transport in Toyota Land Cruiser 4 × 4 or Mini-bus.
  • Spanish speaking driver.
  • Accommodation in Riad or Kasbah in half board.
  • 1 night accommodation in a nomad camp in half board.Fuel, tolls and all expenses associated with transportation.
  • Camel ride to reach the camp.*

Not included in the reservation of the excursion:

  • Midday meals
  • Entrances to the monuments.
  • Drinks
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