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From Marrakech: 3-Day Sahara Tour to Merzouga Erg Chebbi

1. From Marrakech: 3-Day Sahara Tour to Merzouga Erg Chebbi

Sleep beneath the desert stars at a Berber campsite on an unforgettable dunes experience from Marrakech. Visit UNESCO-listed Ait Ben Haddou, the Valley of the Roses, and Tinghir. Stop at traditional Berber villages around the Todra Gorge and trek with a camel through the Erg Chebbi dunes, the highest in Morocco Day 1: Marrakech - TinghirYour shared 3-day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga will start early in the morning. Head to Ait Benhaddou through the Tizi Ntichka pass and the high Atlas Mountains. Make many stops along the way. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, which also served as a set for various Hollywood blockbusters. Continue to Ouarzazate and Kasbah Taourirte before lunch. In the afternoon, drive to Tinghir via the Valley of the Roses before you reach your hotel located in Tinghir. Dinner and overnight.  Day 2: Tinghir – MerzougaAfter breakfast at your hotel in Tinghir, your journey will start today with a drive along the road of 1001 Kasbah to the Oasis of Tinghir, where you will deviate to a minor road driving along the river to Todra canyons After some time at leisure to enjoy the immensity of the huge cliffs, and lunch at a local café (at your leisure), continue early in the afternoon to Erfoud, famous for its date market, and a starting point of the ancient trading caravans crossing the Sahara desert to Tombouctou. Continue to Merzouga driving through some rocky desert landscape. Upon arrival at the edge of Erg Chebbi dunes, meet your camel caravan, and ride your camels through the amazing color-changing dunes with the sunset on the horizon as a backdrop. Reach your Sahara Desert camp, nestled in the middle of nowhere just before darkness. After some time to admire the dunes and the surrounding landscapes, get ready for a Moroccan dinner served under the stars next to a campfire. Late at night, enjoy Berber music with the local hosts playing drums Day 3: Merzouga – MarrakechAfter an early breakfast and a camel ride back to the main road, meet your driver and head back to Marrakech. Enjoy lunch on the road as you pass the Valley of Roses, and continue through the high atlas mountains to Marrakech. Finish your desert tour in Marrakech around 8 PM.

From Marrakech: Day Trip to Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou

2. From Marrakech: Day Trip to Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou

Discover local village, natural landscapes, and Kasbah Ait Benhaddou fortress on this day trip from Marrakech. Travel in an airconditioned van or car and stay connected with wi-fi access as you drive. Uncover movie-magic with a stop at the Atlas Film Studios in Ouarzazate.  Start your day trip with pickup from your Marrakech accommodation from 7-8 AM. Hop inside a spacious and comfortable vehicle and soak up the scenery as you travel into the Atlas Mountains. Immerse yourself in local culture with a stop at the small village ofAit Ben Barka near the hilly countryside of Toufliht. Explore the area with your driver and learn about the schedule sights for your trip. Have some free time for a break before crossing the the Tizi n'Tichka pass. Stop to capture pictures of mountain peaks on the pass from 7,415 feet above sea level (2,260 meters). Continue on to the Atlas Film Studios at Ouarzazate, the largest film studio in the world which famously featured in the TV series Game of Thrones. Spend some free time to visit the studios or to explore on your own. Take some pictures of the unique rugged local landscapes in the area. After the studio, you purchase lunch at one of the best restaurants in the area, with excellent prices and stunning panoramic views.  Finally, head to the famous Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, which is recognized as a UNESCO site and one of the most extraordinary kasbahs (fortresses) in Morocco. End your day of scenic views and memories by relaxing in your comfortable air-conditioned vehicle on your drive back to your hotel in Marrakech.

Merzouga Desert: 3-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech

3. Merzouga Desert: 3-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech

Discover the authentic Morocco and contemplate the infinite spaces of the Sahara Desert on a 3-day desert safari from Marrakech. Sleep under the stars at a desert camp, and spend a night in a traditional riad. Travel across the Dadès and Draa Valleys, see the fortified village of Ait Benhaddou, and much more. Day 1: Marrakech - Tizi - N - Tichka - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Dades Gorges Following a pick-up from your hotel or riad in Marrakech, drive to the Dades Gorges via the dramatic twists and turns of the Tizi-n-Tichka pass in the Atlas Mountains. Enjoy far-reaching views to the traditional High Atlas Berber village of Telouet. Continue to Ait Benhaddou to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the fortified village (Ksour). After lunch in Ait Benhaddou or Ouarzazate, continue to the Dades Valley for an overnight stay in a riad or hotel in the Dades Gorge. Marvel at the geological formations of the scenic area, characterized by a deep and dramatic canyon. Day 2: Dades Gorges - Tenghir - Todra Gorges - Tinjdad - Erfoud - Merzouga Following breakfast at your hotel, leave the Dades Gorge for Erg Chebbi at the gateway to the Sahara Desert. See Berber villages scattered along the way, and pass through Tinjdad, Jorf, and Erfoud to get a feel for the Saharan landscape. See the oasis of Tafilalet before your arrival at Merzouga. Pause to relax at Merzouga for a few moments before you climb on to the back of a camel and cross the sand dunes en route to a nomadic Berber camp. See the sand dunes and desert landscape from a timeless perspective as you listen to the drums of the desert camp in the middle of the Sahara. Take photos of the dramatic sunset from the top of a high dune. Then, go to the camp to spend the night in a nomad tent. Day 3: Camel Trek Back to Merzouga - Atlas Mountains - Return to Marrakech Wake early to see the beautiful desert sunrise. Then, return to Merzouga by camel. Upon arrival you will be served breakfast and given time to shower at the hotel before the return transfer to Marrakech. Pass the authentic Berber villages of the Atlas Mountains, such as Tinjdad, Tenghir, and Boumalene-du-Dades. Arrive in Marrakech in the evening for the end of the tour services.

Marrakech: Ait Benhadou Kasbah and Atlas Mountains Trip

4. Marrakech: Ait Benhadou Kasbah and Atlas Mountains Trip

The day begins with pickup from Marrakech and leaves the city behind as you head towards the Atlas Mountains. Stop at the famous Tichka Pass, the highest road pass in Morocco, and admire breathtaking views of the scenery. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, enjoy lunch at a local eatery before arriving at the UNESCO listed Ait Benhaddou Kasbah (lunch and drink costs are not included). At Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, enjoy a guided tour (for a surcharge) and learn about its fascinating history and architecture. The kasbah dates back to the 17th century. Stop for a short visit of Ouarzazate, known as the Hollywood of Morocco. At the end of an unforgettable day, sit back, relax, and soak up stunning views of the landscape on the way back to Marrakech.

Marrakesh: 4-Day Tour with Sunset Camel Ride and Desert Camp

5. Marrakesh: 4-Day Tour with Sunset Camel Ride and Desert Camp

Explore the natural beauty and history of Morocco on a 4-Day adventure from Marrakesh to Erg Chebbi. Drive across the stunning Atlas Mountains and through the valley of roses in the Dadès Gorges. Ride over the dunes of the Sahara Desert by camel and go sandboarding as you watch the sunset. Spend a night under the stars at your desert camp. Day 1:Get picked up from your accommodation in Marrakesh and drive across the Tizi n'Tichka mountain pass. Feel on top of the world as you experience far-reaching views across the Atlas Mountains, which stretch all the way from Tunisia to Morocco and are dotted with traditional Berber villages. Stop at the Kasbah at Aït Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can choose to get lunch here or at your next stop - Ouarzazate. Visit the famous city of Ouarzazate, a filming location of shows and movies such as The Mummy and Game of Thrones. See the Cinema Studio Atlas and the Kasbah Taourirt. Continue into the Dadès Gorges, where you will pass through the beautiful valley of roses. Sounds good right? Wait until you see the photos. Spend the night in Boumalne Dades. Day 2:After breakfast you’ll drive through the Todgha Gorges, deep, cliff-sided canyons that have been carved out by ancient rivers. You will also see Tinghir, Tinejdad, Jorf, and Erfoud - an oasis town in the Sahara Desert. This will be your adventure to Merzouga, where your magical evening in the desert will begin. From Merzouga, you will cross the Erg Chebbi sand dunes on a camel ride to your desert camp for the night, watching the sunset over the sands. When you reach the camp, you can take the chance to go sandboarding. Listen to the sound of drums as you fall asleep in your nomad tent under the stars of the Sahara Desert. Day 3:Thought that the sunset was special? In the morning you’ll be awoken by a desert sunrise. Climb back onto your camels and head to a hotel where you can refresh yourself. Take a different route on the drive back to Ouarzazate, passing by palm groves and the village of Rissani. When you reach Alnif, you’ll join the road that cuts across the Atlas Mountains. Stop for lunch at the city of Kalaat M'Gouna before continuing your travels to Ouarzazate, where you’ll be sleeping.  Day 4:Savour the taste of a delicious breakfast and take the time to explore Ouarzazate at your own pace. To finish your tour, you’ll be dropped off back in Marrakesh.

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What people are saying about Ait Benhaddou

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 120 reviews

Everything was really great!!! The bus driver Mohammed Agadir and the tour guide Mahmut created a very good atmosphere and took very good care of everyone! They translated all information in French, Spanish, English and German and answered all questions. :) Even punctuality was a priority. It was a very well planned tour with various stops at beautiful viewpoints through the Atlas Mountains and with guided tours at Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou and Tinghir Gorge. All guides were great and the destinations were very well chosen.

The tour is really well done and has really good values for money. The hotel and camp we stay were really clean. All the tour guide nice, professional and they could speak different language. Desert amazing and camel were well maintained and treated properly. Good quality of food. The 3 day is just travelling back to Marrakesh but this trip really worth it.

Really good trip organization, and excellent guide Romero. Everything went smoothly. We with my son enjoyed it much. Keep up your good work. Thanks!

This was the best thing we did as the tour was excellent we had a lovely time and the driver Ben Haddou Mohamed was amiable and nice and friendly.

Great trip! We saw a lot of beautiful places, ate great food in the desert camp and learned something about Morocco