2 days Merzouga dunes desert tour from Marrakech – short introduction: Erg Chebbi is one of Morocco’s two Saharian Ergs – large seas of dunes formed by wind-blown sand. The other is Erg Chigaga near M’hamid. The dunes of Erg Chebbi reach a height of up to 150 meters in places and altogether it spans an area of 50 kilometers from north to south and up to 5–10 kilometers from east to west lining the Algerian border. The nearest sizable town is Erfoud, about 60 kilometers further north. One other city is Rissani, around 40 kilometers from Merzouga, and from the 8th to the 14th century, there was a separate kingdom, known as Sijilmassa, which was prosperous owing to former caravan routes.
Here you will find the 2 DAYS MARRAKECH TO MERZOUGA desert tour that truly will allow you to experience the Moroccan Sahara Desert. Spend the night at a Bedouin camp in the Erg Chebbi dunes. Ride a camel to watch the sunset and sunrise. See the Kasbah and valleys of Ouarzazate, and much more.
Duration: 2 Days/1 Night
Starting time: 8:00 AM ( or earlier in winter time)
Ending time: 18:00/19:00 Pm
Category: Private or Shared tour.
Accommodation: Standard or luxury hotels and desert camp depending on your choice.
Languages: English speaking driver or depending on your language availability.
Payment: Direct payment to the driver in Cash by any currency
Today, we pick you up from your hotel in Marrakech, and departure to Ait Benhaddou over the mountains of high Atlas passing through the Tizi N’tichka pass (2260 m in altitude), visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou and stop for lunch in a local restaurant along the way, later we will drive to Ouarzazate and stop near the atlas film studios for a photo then continue to the city center for a panoramic view of the kasbah of Taourirt, Kalaa M’gouna, Boumalne du Dades, along with a panoramic view of Dades valley. Later on, we will continue to Todra gorges via Imider and Tineghir. Stopping along the way for photos and admiring the views. Arrival to Todra Gorges to enjoy its marvelous Canyon views, later on, continue to Tinejdad and have then Erfoud. We will continue to the captivating dunes of Erg Chebbi, these dunes are called also Merzouga Dunes. Arrive at the hotel and get ready for a camel trek for an hour and a half to enjoy the sunset. While on the back of your dromedary, you will continue to the camp for an overnight in a traditional nomad tent. Dinner and spend the night in a bivouac in the middle of the dunes.
After enjoying the amazing sunrise among the sand dunes and having breakfast, you ride back your Camels to the Auberge. You will travel back directly to Marrakech and have few stops on the way. Enjoying your lunch then continue to the red city of Marrakech over the mountains of high Atlas passing through the Tizi N’tichka pass (2260 m in altitude). Arrival to Marrakech and Drop off in your accommodation in Marrakech. End of 2 days Merzouga desert tour.
+Private A/C Van or 4×4 vehicle
+English speaking driver or a driver+a personal guide who speaks English.
+Pick up & Drop off at your accommodation
+Typical hotels, Kasbahs, Riads
+Camel man (guide of the camel caravan)
+Overnight in a traditional nomad tent
+All Dinners in the desert line: Midelt, Ifrane, Azrou, Desert, Zagora, Dades, Ouarzazate, Ait Benhaddou and all the regions.(Vegetarian meal option available)
+Enough time to explore the sites: Kasbahs, Walks, Canyons, stops for photos and toilet.
-Dinners in : Marrakech, Fes, Agadir, Essaouira, Meknes, Casablanca, Rabat, Chefchaouen, Tanger.. and all cities outside the desert line are NOT included
-Entrance fees to all sites and monuments
-Tipping Driver & Guides
-Accommodations in the pick up and drop off cities, unless you want us to book them.
We have a selection of accommodations, and to give more options to our dear clients, we have arranged the accommodations in two categories: The standard accommodation and Mid-range accommodation (such as Luxury desert camp), Note that you can mix nights between standard and mid-range accommodations and for this option let us know which night. Please, check out our Accommodation ( Open link in a new tab) page and let us know your preference.
Note: We book the accommodations depending on availability. Also, in high season, we may book you on similar hotels that are not listed.
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