Marrakech - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Berber Camp (D)
After being picked up from your accommodation in Marrakech, you will start travelling south through the beautiful Atlas Mountains over the Tishka Pass, at 2600m. Enjoy a winding, panoramic road with breathtaking views. Your first stop will be at the ancient Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, a bridge in between the mountains and the desert. Next, you will make a stopover in Ouarzazate - the door to the Sahara. In the past, the city was a crossroads for African traders travelling to the northern cities of Morocco and Europe. From here the nature around you will start changing drastically. You will see the terrains of the high and rich mountains changing into the arid Sahara moonscape as you reach Zagora via Draa Valley. Once there, jump on a camel and start your ride to the Berber camp, enjoying the sunset on the way. Experience a Berber evening with incredible and compulsory stargazing, as you will spend the night here.
Approximately 7 hours total driving time Please note that there is NO ENGLISH-SPEAKING GUIDE on Day 1.
Berber Camp - Ouarzazate - Dades Gorges (B/D)
Today you will be travelling back to Ouarzazate to make your way to Dades Gorges where, you can relax in the tranquility of the nature that surrounds you. Overnight in Dades Gorges.
Approximately 3 hours total driving time
Dades Gorges - Todra Gorge - Erg Chebbi - Merzouga (B/D)
Today, after a traditional Moroccan breakfast, you will travel to the mighty Todra Gorge. Spend some time here, walking along 300 meter canyon walls before getting back in the van to head down to the Sahara and on to Erg Chebbi, the giant sand dunes that surround the Berber town of Merzouga. The expanses of sand at Erg Chebbi shift daily in the wind to create spectacular dunes rising 150 meters in height over the rocky desert at their base. Here you will take the traditional method of transport - on a camel - to reach the Berber camp in time for sunset, about 1.5 hours. Enjoy an evening of Berber hospitality in traditional nomadic tents or under the stars of the Sahara. Overnight in Merzouga.
Approximately 6 hours total driving time, 284km.
Merzouga - Marrakech (B)
Wake up early and experience the majestic Sahara sunrise from the back of a camel. Enjoy breakfast and a shower back at the hotel. Return to Marrakech and end your unforgettable trip with an accommodation drop-off.
Approximately 9 hours total driving time, 561km.
- 3 Nights Accommodation:
- 1N Berber Camp in Zagora
- 1N Dades Gorges Guesthouse
- 1N Berber Camp in Merzouga
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Trip Name: Small Group: Zagora & Merzouga Desert Adventure
Duration: 4 Days
From Price: £414
Supplier Tour ID: RAKZME/168174
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