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Marrakesh: 3-Day Desert-of-Merzouga Experience

1. Marrakesh: 3-Day Desert-of-Merzouga Experience

Day 1: Depart from Marrakesh at 7:00AM, before crossing the beautiful Tichka Pass. Sitting at 2,260 meters, this is the highest pass in North Africa. You then descend to Telouet and its beautiful Kasbah of Pacha el Glaoui, before continuing on to the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Receive a guided tour of the beautiful ksar, after which you head to the movie studios of Ouarzazate - considered the "Hollywood of Morocco". You then cross the Valley of Roses, after which you arrive to Dades Gorges. Finally, travel to Dades to overnight in a hotel. Day 2: Your second day begins early in the morning as you travel to admire the fantastic Dades Gorge and Todra Gorge. From there, continue onward to Tinghi, stopping for lunch along the way. Drive to Erfoud and Rissani before joining the dunes of Merzouga, where you ride a camel whilst watching the sunset in the middle of the Sahara. Accommodation is provided that evening in a Berber tent, and dinner is enjoyed around a campfire under the stars in the sand dunes of the Sahara. Day 3: Enjoy the sunrise in the desert before returning to the village by camel. After breakfast, head in the direction of Rissani, discovering the valley of Ziz and the mountains of the Massif du Saghro en route. Following your arrival in N'Koub, explore the Drâa Valley - complete with thousands of palm trees, a kasbah, and a ksour. That evening, your tour results in Marrakesh, marking the conclusion of your 3-day experience.

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From Ouarzazate: Private 2-Day Merzouga Desert Tour

2. From Ouarzazate: Private 2-Day Merzouga Desert Tour

Experience the beauty of the Sahara Desert on a private overnight tour from Ouarzazate.  Day 1: Ouarzazate – Todra Gorges – Merzouga  After an early-morning pickup from your accommodations in Ouarzazate, start your drive along the Kasbah road to the Rose Valley and ultimately to the Todra Gorges, impressive stone walls formed by the River Todra over thousands of years. Take some stunning photos and go for a walk in the Gorges.  After lunch, it’s time to head to the desert. Upon arrival in Merzouga, you’ll have time to get settled in your lodgings before meeting your camel and camel driver. From on top of your new friend, head to the Sahara Desert camp where you can climb the high dunes and enjoy the incredible sight of the sun sinking below the horizon.  Head back to your tent and drink some mint tea before a traditional dinner. Spend the night watching for shooting stars or dancing around the campfire to the beat of the desert drums.  Day 2: Merzouga – Draa Valley – Ouarzazate  On the second day, wake up early to enjoy the first rays of sunlight over the desert. Have breakfast at the camp before hopping on a camel or a 4x4 for the ride back to Ouarzazate. On the way, you’ll stop at different sites to take pictures of the beautiful desert landscapes and the Draa Valley’s date palms. Pass over the vast Anti-Atlas Mountains before arriving back in Ouarzazate.

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From Ouarzazate: Private 2-Day Tour to Erg Chegaga

3. From Ouarzazate: Private 2-Day Tour to Erg Chegaga

Day 1: Ouarzazate - Zagora - Mhamid - Erg Chegaga After pickup from your accommodation in Ouarzazate, choose your desired activity in the city. The Kasbah of Taourirt awaits the photographers, the film studios and the film museum are interesting for adults as well as for your kids. After, continue through the Draa valley in the direction of the desert. You'll have enough time to visit Zagora and its surroundings, such as the like the Jewish Quarter in Amzerou, and have a look at the huge palm groves. Afterwards, continue towards the desert to Mhamid. Along the way, stop at a 16th-century Saadian town called Tamegroute. There, visit an old coran library and a subterranean Kasbah. Mhamid is at the end of the Draa valley as well as the end of civilization. Have a picnic lunch in the desert and continue in the direction of Erg Chegaga, passing through Ouled Driss with its old Kasbah and then taking the 4x4 through the desert. Arrive in your desert camp before sunset. Hop on a camel and walk in the desert among the dunes with their diverse colors. You'll arrive back at the desert camp and spend the night in a nomad tent or under the shining stars in the middle of impressive sand dunes. A traditional dinner is served and you can spend the night watching for shooting stars or dance around the campfire to the beat of desert drums. Day 2: Erg Chegaga - Foum Zguid - Taznakht - Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate After enjoying the sunrise at the top of the sand dunes, you’ll have breakfast in the desert camp before the journey with the 4x4 starts. Discover the old Paris-Dakar road to Foum Zguid and cross the Iriki Lake, which is a temporary wetland during rainy periods. In this national park, you’ll have the chance to spot some wild animals like lizards, snakes, gazelles and even hyenas with a little luck. Lunch will be served in the Berber village, Taznakht. This small town is famous for its berber carpets. You are welcome to attend a detailed demonstration of how the women of the area produce the colorful masterpieces, which can also bring some oriental flair to your house. Afterwards, continue to Aït-Ben-Haddou, the fortified clay city with numerous Ksars and Kasbahs where several famous movies such as Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven and Prince of Persia have been shot. Return to Ouarzazate with arrival at your hotel/riad at about 7:00 PM.

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