Sahara Desert Morocco

Sahara Desert, Morocco

On a 3-day budget tour leaving from Marrakech, experience the breathtaking beauty of the Dades Valley and the Ouarzazate Kasbah. Discover the edge of the Sahara Desert. Ride a camel through the dunes of Erg Chebbi and camp overnight in the desert under the stars. Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Ben-Haddou – Dades Begin your journey by crossing the High Atlas Mountains, passing one Berber village after another, to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Ben-Haddou. This village has served as the backdrop for several well-known Hollywood epics and magazine picture shoots and is well-known for its casbah and fortified village. After some spare time, have lunch at a neighborhood eatery before continuing on through Ouarzazate, also known as the Sahara Gate. Continue to Boumaln-Dades, admiring the scenic road along the Dades Valley, where you can enjoy dinner and spend the night at Kasba Amazigh or the Chems Hotel. Day 2: Dades – Todga Gorges – Merzuga After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Tingir and its spectacular Todga Gorges, stopping for some free time to explore the canyons. Have lunch at a local café and continue on to Merzouga to meet your camel caravan.Enjoy the sunset while riding a camel in the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Arrive at your camp in the desert before it gets dark so you may eat a traditional Moroccan meal under the stars.You’ll be entertained by local nomads who will also show you how to play the Tam-Tam drums.. Enjoy your meal and stay the night. Merzouga Ouarzazate to Marrakech on Day 3 Before breakfast (optional), get up early to take in the dawn. Your driver will be waiting to pick you up for the ride back to Marrakech. Midway through, pause to have lunch at a nearby eatery. Your departure place or Jemaa El Fna will be where you are dropped off. 8pm. You can also book an overnight upgrade at a Bedouin camp, such as the Deluxe desert camp with a luxurious private tent with showers, bathrooms, and 5-star amenities. These upgrades must be booked per person.

2. from Marrakech: 3-day Sahara tour to the dunes of Erg Chebbi

Spend the night under the desert stars in a Berber campsite in the unforgettable dunes of Marrakech. Visit the UNESCO-listed Ait Ben Haddou, the Valley of the Roses and Tinghir. Stop at traditional Berber villages around Todra Gorge and take a camel trek through the dunes of Erg Chebbi, the highest in Morocco Day 1: Marrakech – Tinghir Your shared 3-day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga will begin early in the morning. Drive to Ait Benhadda via the Tizi-Ntica Pass and the high Atlas Mountains. Make many stops along the way. Visit the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has also served as the setting for various Hollywood blockbusters. Continue to Ouarzazate and Kasbah Taurirt before lunch. In the afternoon head to Tingir via the Valley of the Roses before reaching your hotel located in Tingir. Dinner and overnight stay. Day 2: Tinghir – Merzuga After breakfast at your hotel in Tinghir, your journey will begin today with a drive along the 1001 Kasba Road to Tinghir Oasis, where you will turn onto a secondary road that leads along the river to the Todra Canyons After some free time, to enjoy the immensity of the huge cliffs and have lunch at a local cafe (at your leisure), continue in the afternoon to Erfoud, famous for its date market and the starting point of the ancient trade caravans that crossed the Sahara Desert to Tombouctou. Continue to Merzouga through the rocky desert landscape. Upon arrival at the edge of the Erg Chebbi dunes, meet your camel caravan and ride them across the amazing dunes, changing color as the sun sets on the horizon. Reach your camp in the Sahara Desert, located in the middle of nowhere, just before dark. After some time to admire the dunes and surrounding scenery, prepare for a Moroccan dinner served under the stars by the fire. In the late afternoon, enjoy Berber music accompanied by local presenters playing drums Day 3: Merzouga Marrakech After an early breakfast and a camel ride back to the main road, meet your driver and return to Marrakech. Have lunch along the way, passing through the Valley of the Roses, and continue through the high Atlas Mountains to Marrakech. Finish your desert tour in Marrakech around 8pm.

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3. from Agadir or Taghazout: ATV safari through the dunes

Your adventure will begin with a meeting at the hotel, after which you will travel south of Agadir to a Berber village to meet your guide. After a brief introduction to ATV driving techniques and practical tips, you will be ready to get on your ATV and begin your adventure. Admire the stunning scenery, golden sand dunes and argan trees. Follow your guide for an amazing ATV experience that will take you high south of Agadir, where the views will amaze you. If you are looking for a thrill then this is the sport for you, your guide will be happy to take pictures/videos for your photo album. After the ATV tour, return to the garage before returning to your hotel.

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Marrakech Desert and Palm Grove ATV Tour

4 The Marrakech Desert and Palm Grove ATV Tour

Get away from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech in an air-conditioned minibus into the tranquil desert and palm grove for a thrilling ATV adventure. Follow your guide on spectacular trails while enjoying refreshing tea with a local family in the middle of your journey. Along the way, discover traditional Berber villages, see typical homes of the region and meet the locals to learn about their way of life, which has hardly changed in over 200 years. In the middle of the tour, stop for a cup of Moroccan tea and a snack with a local family. With your guide as your interpreter, you can take the opportunity to talk with them about their customs and experiences while spending time together. Your nomadic hosts will perform for you by the fire as dinner is being served under the stars to the sound of their tamtam drums.. Finish your tour at base camp. Relax on the way back to your hotel in Marrakech.

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From Marrakech: 2-day Zagora Desert Safari with meals and camp

5. From Marrakech: 2-day Zagora Desert Safari with meals and camp

Experience Berber life on a 2-day desert safari to Zagora and Draa Valley from Marrakech. Ride the quicksand dunes on the back of a camel, sleep under a dome of stars, and follow in the footsteps of Hollywood royalty with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage village of Ait Ben Haddou. Day 1: Marrakech to Zagora After being picked up from your hotel or riad in Marrakech in the early morning, drive through the High Atlas Mountains on your way to Ouarzazate, where you will stop for lunch at leisure. Continue to the oasis of Agdez before driving through the date trees and palm trees of the Draa Valley. Admire the fortified Kasbahs along the way. Upon arrival in Zagora, meet your camel caravan and take a camel ride across the sand dunes, watching the sunset color the desert sands. Then head to your camp in the Sahara Desert just before dark. Settle into your private tent and enjoy some free time to explore the surrounding desert landscape.Your nomadic hosts will perform for you by the fire as dinner is being served under the stars to the sound of their tamtam drums. Day 2: Zagora – Marrakech Wake up early to experience the magic of sunrise in the desert (optional). Then enjoy breakfast before getting back in the saddle of your camel and heading back to the main road. Here a minibus will be waiting to take you to the picturesque village of Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Immediately recognizable as the setting for various Hollywood epics, it is also a popular backdrop for photo shoots with international fashion magazines and agencies. Explore the Kasbah at your leisure with some free time for lunch before the scenic drive back to Marrakech.

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6. From Fez: 2-day tour of the Sahara Desert with a stay in the Merzouga camp

Day 1: Fez – Ifrane – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Merzouga Today, as part of the 2-day desert tour of Fez, meeting at 07:30 am from the hotel / riad. Journey from Fez to the desert of Merzouga. But; this is no ordinary trip. Along the way we will stop at a number of nice places. First, stop at Ifrane, an alpine-style townhouse with ski slopes. Second, the cedar forests are located in the Middle Atlas Mountains of Morocco to observe and feed the Berber monkey. After that, transfer to the popular Midelt pit stop. (lunch break) Then continue through the lush green Ziz valley and make one last stop in Erfoud. Upon arrival in Merzouga, transfer to the hotel to store your luggage. Camels will be waiting for you for a camel trek (about 45 minutes) to enjoy the sunset on the back of a camel to the tents of nomads, where you will have dinner under the stars with a Berber folklore show (night camp in the desert). Day 2: Merzouga-Rissani-Midelt-Ifran-Muzar-Fes Get up early to greet the alluring sunrise in Erg-Shebbi. Enjoy a camel ride back to the hotel/riad, have breakfast and a shower. Before that, return to Fes. We will drive through Rissani, visit Zawiya Moulay Ali Al-Sharif, the dramatic valley of Ziz. In addition to the cursed Hassan El Awal. (lunch break), visiting a family living in the Immuzar Cave. Finally, at the end of the 2-day desert tour of Fez, disembarkation. (your hotel / riad Fez).,,,

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7. From Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Tour to Fez

Discover Fez and Marrakech, the imperial cities of Morocco, on a 3-day guided tour. Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Dades (1st night at Kasbah Amazigh) Start your tour with an early pickup. In the morning, meet your driver at your hotel or riad and travel across the High Atlas Mountains to Qasba Ait Ben Haddou. After a guided walk through the village, enjoy a leisurely lunch at Ait-Ben Haddou. In the afternoon head northeast to Boumaln Dades via Ouarzazate. Ride along the Dades River against the backdrop of a magnificent sunset. Reach the Dades Valley and make a pit stop to enjoy the amazing scenery. Then head to the hotel where you will have dinner and rest for the night at Kasba Amazigh. Day 2: Merzuga – Dades At your accommodation, start the day with breakfast.  Travel along the road from 1001 Kasbah to Tinghir, an oasis where you will have the opportunity to enjoy an hour-long walk along the riverbank all the way to the Todga Gorges. Here you will have some free time to enjoy the scenery before lunch. In the afternoon walk to Merzuga, where a camel caravan awaits you. From here, take a camel ride across the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, enjoying the mesmerizing sunset. Before dark, make your way to your Sahara Desert camp between the dunes for a Moroccan dinner under the stars while local nomads entertain you by playing drums around the fire. After building a fire, relax in your standard or luxury tent, depending on which one you choose. Standard tents are basic accommodations, while a private tent is available when available. Restrooms are right outside, and you can freshen up in the common room. If you choose a luxury tent, it is located in a more isolated and scenic area, providing added comfort and a guaranteed private tent with flushable western toilets, hot showers and a hearty dinner and breakfast. Day 3: Merzouga to Fez If you want to admire the sunrise, you will be awakened by the desert masters. After breakfast, head along the Ziz River with its amazing oasis lined with palm trees and fortified xuras (castles), all the way to Midelt, a small town in the middle of the Atlas Mountains, where you will stop for lunch for the day. Continue your journey toward Fez across the Middle Atlas Mountains in the late afternoon. Note the dramatic change in landscape: snow-capped mountains, cedar forests, and abundant vegetation, 180 degrees different from the arid and rocky landscapes of the rest of the tour. Finish your tour from Marrakech to the desert of Fez in the early evening as your driver takes you to your riad or hotel in Fez.

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Marrakech: Overnight tour of the Sahara to Zagora and Ait-Ben Haddou

8. Marrakech: Overnight tour of the Sahara to Zagora and Ait Ben-Haddou

Visit Zagora and Ouarzazate on this 2-day excursion from Marrakech. Visit the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou Fortress and take in the stunning views of the Atlas Mountains. Take a camel ride across the Sahara at sunset. Enjoy a local dinner and breakfast and spend the night in a tent in the dunes of Zagora. Day 1: Start with an early morning pickup from Marrakech. Travel through the city of Ouarzazate, built of dessert sandstone.Stop in Kasbah Ayt Bin Haddou so you can explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site at your leisure. Continue to the green Draa Valley, which is well known for its amazing xur and kasbah. Head to Zagora and head to the windswept dunes for a sunset camel ride. Camp at a campsite in the dunes of Zagora and enjoy a hearty dinner of local cuisine. Day 2: Wake up early in the morning for a typical Berber breakfast before admiring the sunrise from the back of your camel in the dunes. Hop on the bus and return to Marrakech via the High Atlas Mountains.

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