Marrakech to Merzouga 3-Day Desert Safari
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- Duration: 3 days
Discover the edge of the Sahara Desert on a 3-day budget tour from Marrakech, and explore the dramatic landscapes of the Dades Valley and Kasbah of Ourzazate. Ride across the dunes of Erg Chebbi by camel, and sleep at a desert camp surrounded by high sand dunes. Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Tinghir After an early departure from the Marrakech hotel, your journey begins by crossing the High Atlas Mountains past one Berber village after another to the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou, famous for its Kasbah and fortified village, and previously used as a set for some famous Hollywood epics as well as a backdrop for some fashion magazines photo shoots. After some leisure time to explore the village with its Kasbah, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant, then continue your drive through Ouarzazate, known as the Gate of the Sahara and onto Boumalne Dades, admiri...
This trip was well organized, so prompt and there has not been any waste of time. The driver was so professional, careful, and taking care of us. Even I booked another trip after this trip, I cancelled it because this trip was already enough to have many experiences from culture to nature from meals to adventure. So, very satisfied with this trip and highly recommend it!
Start your day trip with pickup from your Marrakech accommodation from 7-8 AM. Hop inside your air-conditioned car and soak up the scenery as you travel into the Atlas Mountains. Your first stop will be at a small village called Ait Ben Barka near the amazing natural areas surrounding Toufliht. Explore the area with your driver and learn about the schedule for your trip, and the sights that you will see on your trip. You'll take a little break to enjoy the beauty of this natural landscape and get excited for the next part of your journey. The second stop on your tour will be the Tizi n'Tichka pass, 7,415 feet above sea level (2,260 meters). Your third stop will be at Atlas Film Studios at Ouarzazate. This is the largest film studio in the world, famously featured in the TV series Game of Thrones. You will have the opportunity to visit the studios to explore on your own. You'll be abl...
This was the best day of our stay in Marrakech. We loved our host, he was so nice and friendly. We visited beautiful places during the day. Absolutely recommend this trip.
Spending a night in the Sahara Desert is an unforgettable experience for visitors to Morocco and this three-day tour lets you travel further and explore more along the way. Visit UNESCO-listed Ait Ben Haddou, the Valley of the Roses, and Tinghir ; stop at traditional Berber villages around the Todra Gorge; then take a camel trek through the Erg Chebbi dunes the highest in Morocco and sleep beneath the desert stars at Berber campsite. Day 1 : Marrakech - Tinghir Your shared 3 day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga will start early in the morning. Depart from Marrakech around 7:30 AM to ait ben haddou through tizi Ntichka pass and the high Atlas Mountains. Many stops will be made along the way. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Kasbah ait ben haddou, which was also served as a set for various Hollywood blockbusters. Continue to Ouazazate and Kasbah Tao...
What a wonderful trip for an amazing price. This tour felt like a private tour, it was just the right sized group for it to be social but not overcrowded. The tour matched the description and exceeded our expectations. There is no getting away from it being a long journey, but the frequent stops make it manageable and it is totally worth it to see the Sahara! The stars are amazing!!!!! The accommodation was high quality with private tents and thick blankets - ideal for the chilly nights.
Day 1: Marrakech — Ouarzazate — Zagora This program will begin at 7:00 AM from Marrakech. First, take the road to Zagora city via Ouarzazate. Your first stop is the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, where you will be able to visit impressive UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The second stop is in the Draa Valley, well-known for its amazing ksour and kasbah. Zagora is six hours away from Marrakech. The trip is long, but you will have you the opportunity to discover the beautiful landscapes of Morocco along the way. At the end of the day, reach Zagora and enjoy the sunset on a one-hour camel ride. To finish, enjoy an excellent dinner at a campsite in the Zagora dunes. Day 2: Zagora — Marrakech In the early morning, enjoy a typical Berber breakfast in Zagora. Then watch the sunrise from a camel ride in the dunes before taking the road back to Marrakech through the Hi...
Great experience if u are willing to spend long hours in a mini ban through very bumpy and under development roads. As the other reviews said the driver makes few stops in crappy road restaurants for quick stops or meals, which I didn't care as I didn't took this trip for fancy meals. Excursions are interesting and of course u have to tip everybody. Best experience and the main reason is to arrive to the entrance to the desert. Camel ride was fun both ways , best is the sunset and sunrise from the Dunes. Berber Camp was fun too, with a nice dinner and music, seeing the clear sky by night was quite special too. Recommended if u want to sleep at the dessert and ride camels. Beware of the 8 -9 hours in the car each way.
An example of the itinerary you will follow: Day 1: Marrakech, Ouarzazate, Dades Valley Your driver will pick you up from your accommodation and you will set off on your 4 day adventure. Pass through the Tizi n'Tichka pass in the High Atlas mountains and from Marrakech to Ouarzazate you can enjoy the scenic route, the landscapes with changing colors and terrain and the Berber villages along the way. You will have free time to visit the Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate and have lunch on site. Then, on to the green valley of Dadès and the valley of roses by the palm grove of Skoura. You will have dinner and stay overnight at a charming guest house in the valley. Day 2: Dades Valley, Todra Gorges, Dunes of Merzouga After breakfast, you will set off on the road to the 1000 Kasbahs, then check check out Tinghr with its magnificent palm groves. At Todra Gorge, the bravest explorers can trek alo...
We spent 4 excellent days in the company of Haziz and Hassan during our stay towards Merzouga. They always made sure to best meet our expectations as well as our comfort during our stay in Morocco (very good choice of hotels and restaurants). I highly recommend going with them as they managed to improve our stay: Haziz is an excellent driver with whom we feel safe and Hassan always makes sure to propose the right activities for us. Needless to say I highly recommend going with "Get Your Guide" !
Get picked up in the morning from your hotel or guesthouse in Ouarzazate. Begin your journey all the way to the desert dunes of Tinfou. En route, enjoy a stop at the Tamnougalt casbahs and village, where some scenes of the film "Babel" were shot. Afterwards, continue along through the Draa Valley and its villages and enjoy the scenic road and Saharan landscapes. Arrive in Zagora, the most populated town before hitting the vast Sahara. Continue further south to Tamgroute passing through Amzrou, known for its jewish quarter. Once in Tamgroute, opt for a visit to the old library and discover all the ancient books and manuscripts. Next, head to Tinfou for an option camel ride, paid locally to the camel drivers. Return to Zagora for a lunch break before driving back to Ouarzazate on the main road.
Day 1: Marrakech – Telouet Kasbah – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah Depart from your Marrakech hotel at 8:30am by air-conditioned vehicle and head toward Ouarzazate. Admire the majestic Moroccan scenery and small, tiered villages as you soar toward the High Atlas by way of the winding Tizi-n-Tichka pass. Continue on the meandering roads to the Telouet kasbah, an ancestral residence of the Pasha Glaoui of Marrakech. Enjoy a leisurely lunch at the historic kasbah, and then cross the Telouet trail, which used to be a trade route connecting sub-Saharan Africa to Marrakech. Once you reach the stunning red landscapes and green olive trees of the Ounila Valley, discover the Aït Benhaddou kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Take in a beautiful sunset from the top tower of the kasbah before sitting down to dinner and checking in for your overnight stay in the 3-star Ait Benhaddou hote...
It was fantastic and our driver guide Salmi was wonderful. It would assist if travellers understood that they can set their own itinerary before the trip starts.
Take a journey through the breathtaking countryside of Morocco, traveling via the Tizi N'Tichka pass, which at 7,415 feet is the highest pass in northern Africa. On this full-day tour from Marrakech you’ll discover an area of magnificent landscapes. You’ll stop to visit the famous, fortified city of Ait Ben Haddou kasbah. Listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site, it has been the backdrop for many films. After eating lunch, we will enjoy a city tour of Ouarzazate, whose name is the Berber word for “no noise.”, then visit the Taourirt and Tiffoultoute Kasbahs which were the ancient residences of Glaoui (Old Pacha of Marrakech). Afterwards, we return to Marrakech. Menu: * Varied salad * ChickenTajine with lemon * Choice Dessert Vegetarien menu: * Varied salad * Vegetabls taine * Choice dessert
Everything was great. Our driver was really excellent. I highly recommend this day trip for everyone.
Day 1: Marrakech, Ait Ben Haddou, Ouarzazate, and Dades You will meet your guide in Marrakech after breakfast and set off towards the High Atlas Mountains through the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass along a road that climbs the plains to 2,260 meters above sea level. You will pass by small villages and scenic waterfalls, and will also notice the continuously changing landscape and colors of these beautiful mountains. You will then stop in a pass for a cup of refreshing mint tea and to admire the scenery before taking the road to the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, arriving just in time for lunch. You will then visit the famous Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the setting for films such as the Gladiator, Babel, Lawrence of Arabia, the Legionary, the Sheltering Sky, and many others. You will later head through the town of Ouarzazate to check out Atlas Studios, the largest and most famo...
Everything was better than my expectation. Hassan, our driver was very friendly and professional. He picked us up at the hotel on time and also drop us to our hotel in Fez. He helped us a lot and very flexible. The car was comfortable and we were very lucky to get kind of a private tour because no other tourists booked the same date as us. The hotel was very nice and clean. The landscapes along the way is incredible and our driver showed us local restaurants for lunch. The highlight was the sunset in the desert and riding the camel. Simply unforgettable. It's a very long journey with the car but I loved it and already used to this kind of trip. The camp in the desert was also clean, we got our own bathroom. But it could be very cold at night (we visited in February) so bring warm clothes!
Cross the High Atlas Mountains to Morocco’s Sahara Desert on this 4-day tour. Visit Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, a World Heritage Site, and make stops to explore lush green oases, canyons, and gorges. Enjoy camel rides and spend a night under the stars at a desert camp. Day 1: Marrakech - Zagora ( D ) Your 4 days Morocco desert tour from Marrakech will start with an early pick up from your hotel or riad and drive across the High Atlas Mountains past Berber villages in the middle of nowhere. Upon arrival at the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Benhaddou, you will have some time at leisure to explore the Kasbah before we continue to Ouarzazate for lunch. Early in the afternoon, you will proceed to the oasis of Agdez,, from where you will start driving along Draa River dotted with hundreds of thousands of date palm trees and fortified Kasbahs. Upon arrival at Zagora, meet your camels caravan fo...
We had an amazing time with our guide, Abe, and driver Mohammad. Abe, who is not typically a guide was actually auditing the trip to ensure it met Ando's standards, and allowed us to have a private tour as my best friend Thomas and I were the only people who had booked the trip for those days. This transformed our tour into a private tour allowing us amazing opportunities. On nearly any topic we found Abe to be knowledgeable, eloquent and honest. Discussions ranged from the state of education, details on architecture and construction, the langua franca, geopolitics, agriculture, the ancient history of the Berber people and everywhere in between. The nights out in the desert were wonderful. The camel ride on the second trip to the dunes is about two or two and a half hours each way, and while it is beautiful it is very cold, which seems intuitively obvious now, but I was not prepared for. Abe generously lent me his coat, which eased the trip considerably, but 5:30AM is frigid.
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Very tiring but it's definitely worth it! Day 1 - Marrakech - several beautiful stops to grab a quick breakfast and take pictures of Mountain Atlas - Aït Benhaddou (UNESCO world heritage site, optional, 25 mad) - Lunch - drive through Ouarzazate - dinner/rest in the city of Tinghir Day 2 - Tinghir - visit Palmeraie de Tinghir (local crops, plants, carpets) - (order lunch at a restaurant) visit Les gorges du todra (about 30 minutes visit of the gorge then have lunch) - final drive ~3 hrs to Merzouga desert with several stops along the way - arrive at a nomad camp hotel. If upgraded, toyota truck to drive to where you start riding the camels/dromedary to the camp - enjoy the sunset - dinner, singing and dancing around a firepit - (optional) enjoy starry night at ~4 am Day 3 - (this is the most tiring day) breakfast in the camp / enjoy the sunrise - camel ride & Toyota truck back to the nomad camp hotel - drive back to Marrakech (~8pm) with several stops to have lunch along the way
This was an opportunity of a lifetime. The driver, Mohammed was so kind and treated us well. He communicated with us, allowed us to get out and take plenty pics along the way. It was great. The hotel stay was fine. The food and drinks were great, not expensive. We saw the wonderful Kasbah as well as the movie studios. We learned a lot in Ourazazate. Our guide Ali was phenomenal. He was able to talk about things happening in America, which was a plus. The Berber home we visited was also great. We had lovely Berber Whiskey. Our guests were kind and taught us everything about rug making. The desert camp was so much fun. Riding the dromedaries was definitely bucket list! All items checked. If you book this tour, you will love it.
Great experience. Interesting spots along the way. From Marrakech, you travel past the Atlas Mountains and the road is VERY windy so if you're easily motion sick, make sure you bring some medicine. The road is long so make sure you're comfortable. We have restrooms stops so it's not bad. I went the beginning of October and had a group of 8 total out of the 17 seats that are on the van. Not sure how that will change as tourism increases, but I had an excellent group and we even met up later in our trip outside the excursion. The food at the restaurant stops were okay. Tagine was better at Marrakech. You might get tired of it since the palette was a bit bland. Overall recommend.
Everything was fine.the only thing is the third day that you have to be on the road for 13 hours.Mohamed our driver was super and very kind.also our guide Ali was very funny and nice,if you met him tell to explain your hand…..THE THREE GREEK GUYS
3 days 2 nights desert was amazing. A group of only 7 people and the driver was very patient, fun and good person!