3 Days desert tour from Marrakech

Escape the hustle and bustle of Marrakech city and enjoy an unforgettable journey.

Join our 3 Days desert tour from Marrakech and unleash yourself to enjoy a different experince through the varied Moroccan landscapes. On this 3 Days desert from Marrakech, you will get the chance to visit the Sahara Desert.

You will spend a night in the middle of the desert in a nomadic camp. On the way, you will be able to stop in different locations to get pleasure from the stunning views including the Atlas Mountains, Dades Valley, Todra Gorge, and drive through the majestic Deraa Valley.

You will also taste different Moroccan dishes in the south as well as gain more sight into the Moroccan culture and history.

The 3 days tour from Marrakech to Fes starts with a pick you up from your accommodation or airport. Subsequently, we start the drive from Marrakech and takes an hour to stop for the first stop in the High Atlas Mountains. 

It is where you can capture a panoramic view over the colour chaning mounatins. Along with a stop in a breathtaking scenery over an altitude of 2260m/7414f above the sea level. 

Next, we drive for two hours to stop in today’s highlight. It is Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. Given that, the Kasbah is a fortified village that dates back to the 18th century. Also, it was a main stop for the trading caravans coming from the Sub-Saharan countries going to Marrakech.

With this in mind, we can hike the Kasbah to the top and get the chance to explore it from inside. the buildings are a vivid example of unique Moroccan architecture. Provided that, several film directors have chosen the Kasbah as a productions design. For instance, Gladiator 1 & 2, Game of Thrones, The Mummy and Outer Banks.

Following lunch, we cross Ouarzazate city ,Hollywood of Africa, and drive through the palm grove of Skoura. Eventually, we drive by the Valley of Roses to arrive to today’s destination which is Dades Valley.

After breakfast at Dades Valley, we will head over to a special destination today, the magnificent Merzouga Desert. Passing by Tinghir, to visit Todra gorges the highest narrowest spectacular gorges in Morocco. A unique place. Recognized around the world as, one of the most spectacular canyons in the world. 

After a short hike through the gorge, we continue driving through the Berber villages and stop at Tinejdad town for lunch. Full of energy, we get back to the road to cross Erfoud city which is the last city before the desert. 

The city is the capital of dates as it holds a festival of dates every year. It is also the right location for fossils prospecting. Several worldwide prospectors are searching for fossils throughout the city.

Then after restoring, we will continue towards our unique destination. When arrived at Merzouga. Your driver will take you to the hotel where you will spend the night.

On the last day of the trip, you must wake up for an increadable desert sunrise. The colors of the mountains and the sand dunes change while the sun comes out of the horizon.

After breakfast in the camp, we hit the road back to Marrakech. The drive today is long, but it is interesting as we drive through several Berber villages and intereting landscapes with amazing stops on the way.

We pass by Rissani which is the main traditional market in the area. It is home to the historical buried city of Sijilmassa; which was built next to Ziz river and one of the main stops for trading caravans. 

Through the palm grove of Rissani, we drive through a scenic landscape. Becasue the southeast is the land of dates, we will stop at Agdez town for a panoramic view over the palm trees. 

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The total distance this tour covers is approximately 1100km/680mi, but it is divided into two days with interesting stops all over the road.
The camel trekking experience takes around an hour with a stop for sunset. So, you only need a small bag and a bottle of water because the rest of your luggage will be taken by the camp car straight to the camp.
The camels are treated well as they work mostly an hour a day. They go grazing in the morning and eat hay and alfalfa after they arrive to the camp making sure they get enough rest, food and water. Since most of the camels owners used to be nomads, they love their animals. 
It is always possible to skip camel riding and drive straight to the camp by a 4×4 vehicle.
Standard camps offer basic amenities with communal facilities, while luxury camps provide more personalized service with private tents and bathrooms with enhanced comfort.

Yes, in Merzouga area there is good coverage of signal, so all camps have Wifi. All camps also use power generators which they turn off after all customers sleep. For that reason, it’s wise to schedule your electricity use appropriately.

The best outfit for the camel ride would be pant or long skirts rather than shorts or dresses to protect from the coarse fur of the camel. It is also necessary to put on a scarf or a hat to protect from the sun and possible wind.

No, mostly all camps use water tanks to provide the camp needs of water. You have access to hot water and cold for different uses. Yet, it would be wise to accordingly use the water because all desert areas suffer from drought and lack of rain especially in the recent years

The weather in the desert varies depends on the season. At Summer time, the average temperature is 19C°/66F°. The average temperature in winter is 4C°/39F°. The perfect time for a desert trip is at winter and spring time. Clear skies, no wind and quiet atmosphere can make your stay memorable.

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