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3 DAYS SAHARA DESERT TOUR: Marrakech to Erg Chebbi Merzouga via Dadès Valley

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Day 1: Marrakech => Ait Benhaddou, Ouarzazate => Dades Valley

Stop At: Tizi n Tichka, Imlil village, Ouarzazate 45000 Morocco
Our first stop will be at a view point Tizi N Tichka (2260m high) the highest point of Atlas Mountains accessible by car, with panoramic views of the breathtaking landscape with Berber villages
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, Douar Ait Ben Haddou, Ait Ben Haddou 45000 Morocco
At midday you'll arrive to the famous fortified city of Ait BenHaddou - the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech in present day Morocco. Travel back in time with our local official guide taking you around the kasbah. The Ksar of Aït-Ben-Haddou is a striking example of southern Moroccan architecture. Listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site, it has also been the backdrop for many Hollywood productions.
Films and TV series that have used the services of the studio include:
The Mummy
Gladiator
Kingdom of Heaven
Babel
Game of Thrones
Vikings
and many more
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Gorges du Dades, R704 Gorges Dades, Boumalne Dades 45350 Morocco
Drive to the picturesque canyons of Boumalne Dades via the Valley of Roses before we reach our small hotel located in gorges Dades Valley.
Dinner and overnight stay.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in Dades Valley

Day 2: Dades Valley => Merzouga Desert

Stop At: Todgha Gorge, R 703 near the town of Tinerhir, Tinerhir 45520 Morocco
After early breakfast we head on to Todgha canyons through the many-coloured walls of the gorges.
Our journey continues through the red-colored walls of The Dades Valley, also known as a Road of a thousand Kasbahs.
The majestic canyons that range up to 500 meters stretches160 km (100 mi) from Ouarzazate to the east of Tineghir. The winding road offers stunning views to the gorge and historic kasbahs. We will pass old Berber villages and stop at the major viewpoints to inhale the dramatic landscapes.
The Todra Gorge is probably one of the most impressive canyons in the world. Additionally you have the possibility explore the beautiful oasis in Tinghir.
We will continue our journey after locally made lunch in the beautiful huge rocky cliffs.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Erg Chebbi Dunes, Morocco
After lunch early afternoon we head on to Rissani town, famous for its palm dates market, also a starting point of the ancient trading caravans route crossing the Sahara. Straight on we will continue to Merzouga desert driving through a spectacular rocky desert landscape.
Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Erg Chebbi Dunes, Morocco
After arriving to the hotel we will go camel riding through the majestic dunes of the great Sahara desert. Guided by the local herders we will watch spectacular sunset over the desert. Before spending a night in traditional nomads tents we will be served a delicious dinner followed by live Berber music around the campfire.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Desert Camp

Day 3: Erg Chebbi => Marrakech

Stop At: Erg Chebbi Dunes, Morocco
Early morning start we will go camel riding and watch the sun rising over the great Sahara. Our journey then will continue to the hotel for locally made breakfast.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Roses Valley, El Kelaa M'gouna N10, El Kelaa M'gouna 45800 Morocco
Enjoy locally made lunch in the spectacular Rose Valley with the views of the colourful surroundings.
Estimated arrival time in Marrakech, 8pm.
Duration: 45 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Reviewed May 10, 2019 via mobile

It's a good tour cause the places you visit are amazing for themselves, but I've felt herded to shops and restaurants as the main goal in this tour. There is no guide, only two punctual guys more concerned for their payment and potential commissions in...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed March 22, 2019

The Alternative Morocco company is the best way to experience Morocco. Our desert trip started in Marrakech. We drove through the magnificent Atlas Mountains, stopped at the UNESCO heritage site Kasbah Ait Benhaddou and explored the magnificent Sahara desert. It was once in a lifetime...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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