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3 Days 2 nights Desert Tour from and back to Marrakech

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    Day 1: Ait ben Haddou, Ouarzazt

    Stop At: Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, Douar Ait Ben Haddou, Ait Ben Haddou 45000 Morocco
    Aït Benhaddou is a fortified village along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech in present-day Morocco. Most citizens attracted by the tourist trade live in more modern dwellings in a village on the other side of the river, although there are four families still living in the ancient village. Inside the walls of the ksar are half a dozen kasbahs, or merchants' houses. Ksar Aït Benhaddou is a great example of Moroccan earthen clay architecture and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Ouarzazate, Ouarzazate, Souss-Massa-Draa Region
    For a long time, Ouarzazate was a small crossing point for African traders on their way to northern Morocco and Europe. During the French period, Ouarzazate expanded considerably as a garrison town, administrative centre and customs post. It is home to the kasbah of Taourirt, which was the casbah of the former caïd and later owned by T'hami El Glaoui. The Krupp field gun which secured Glaoui power is displayed outside the kasbah today.


    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: High Atlas Mountains, 40000 Morocco
    The Atlas Mountains extend some 2,500km across northwestern Africa, spanning Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, separating the Atlantic and Mediterranean coastline from the Sahara Desert. Actually a series of ranges with diverse terrain, climates and wildlife, the Atlas are dotted with Berber villages and riven with canyons and ravines. The highest peak is 4,167m Toubkal, which lies within Morocco's Toubkal National Park.

    Stop At: Gorges du Dades, R704 Gorges Dades, Boumalne Dades 45350 Morocco
    The Dadès Gorges are a series of rugged wadi gorges carved out by the Dadès River in Morocco. The river originates in the High Atlas range of the Atlas Mountains, flowing some 350 kilometres southwest before joining the Draa River at the edge of the Sahar
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Dinner: The dinner is included in the hotel
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: over night in the hotel included

    Day 2: Toudgha gorges, erfoud, Merzouga.

    Stop At: Todrha, Tinghir, Morocco
    The Todgha Gorges are a series of limestone river canyons, or wadi, in the eastern part of the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco, near the town of Tinghir. Both the Todgha and neighbouring Dades Rivers are responsible for carving out these deep cliff-sided canyons, on their final 40 kilometres through the mountains
    Duration: 2 hours

    Pass By: Erfoud, Erfoud, Meknes-Tafilalet Region
    Erfoud is an oasis town in the Sahara Desert, in the Drâa-Tafilalet region in eastern Morocco. It is divided into several districts: Hay Salam, Hay Jdid, Hay Ziz, Hay el Bathaa, Hay Annahda, and Hay el Hamri

    Stop At: Merzouga Desert, Merzouga Morocco
    Merzouga is a small Moroccan town in the Sahara Desert, near the Algerian border. It’s known as a gateway to Erg Chebbi, a huge expanse of sand dunes north of town. West of Merzouga, Dayet Srji is a seasonal salt lake that’s often dry in summer. When full, it attracts a wide range of migratory and desert birds, including desert warblers, Egyptian nightjars and, occasionally, flamingos.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: over night stay in the desert camp included

    Day 3: Merzouga Errissani Marrakech

    Pass By: Rissani, Morocco
    Rissani is a town in Errachidia Province in eastern Morocco, located near Erfoud. It is the closest town of significant size to the Erg Chebbi, the largest sand desert in Morocco

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    we pick you up from your hotel 20 minutes before the departure

    Airports

    • Menara Airport, Marrakech Morocco
    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    Duration
    3 days
    Inclusions
    • 2x Breakfast
    • 2x Dinner
    • Accommodation included: 2 nights
    • A/C van
    • English speaking tour guide,
    • First night's accommodation in the hotel with dinner and breakfast
    • Second night spent in nomad camp in the desert with dinner and breakfast
    • Camel ride
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Entry/Admission - Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
    • Entry/Admission - Gorges du Dades
    • Entry/Admission - Merzouga Desert
    Exclusions
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
    • Security surcharge, payable at the time of tour check-in.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Infant seats available
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    We heard nothing but great things about this tour and decided to book due to all of the great reviews. It seemed a little unorganized with our group and because of this, we seemed to always be rushed. Day one began with the tour being 90min late to pick up us from our riad.
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    There was a lot of driving, but our driver/ tour guide was amazing! So engaging, answered all our questions, and made sure we got good prices on souvenirs. The tour was way more than I expected, we were a small group of 5 plus our wonderful guide. It consisted of myself and my
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    Our family had an incredible time visiting Morocco, thanks to the exceptional planning of Moroccan Nature Trail. The riad in Marrakech was beautiful, and the hospitality of the hosts there was unsurpassed. Our tour in Marrakech was fascinating, and we learned a great deal from
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    Farid picked us up at the door of our hotel and looked after us wonderfully for the whole tour. We drove fascinating highways east, over the Atlas Mountains, across valleys, through cities, towns and villages, to the edge of the Sahara, where we rode camels into the desert and
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    Response from Faridaos11, Manager at 3-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech
    Responded 30 Jan 2019
    Dear Ross, Thank you for the review and for your time, we glad to hear you had a great Desert tour with us, thank you for recommending us. Farid saying Hi to everyone and looking forward to catch again with you oneday. Thank you so Much for everything too.
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    Just came back, me and my family, from a trip to Morocco ! The weather wasn't very friendly but the people that we found there were. One of them was our amazing guide Mustapha! He was always ready to help us , although I'm not a person that can be easily pleased but somehow he
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    Response from Faridaos11, Manager at 3-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech
    Responded 30 Jan 2019
    Hello Martin, Thank you for your review, I am happy to hear you enjoyed the trip with. You are the best and had good time touring with you too.
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