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3-Day Sahara Desert To Merzouga From Marrakech

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    What to Expect
    Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Tinghir

    Your tour will begin at 7:20am from Marrakech and proceed toward to Tinghir . First, you will travel by road and make your first stop in the Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Next stop will be in Ouarzazate, "The Door of the Desert" for lunch and exploration. At the end of the day, you will finally reach Tinghir, where you will enjoy a typical Moroccan dinner. Spend your night in a hotel .

    Please note: In the second weekend of May and the last two days, there is the famous Rose Festival, so if you are lucky enough to travel through at this time, you can enjoy it!

    Day 2: Tinghir - Toudra Gorges- Merzouga

    Your second day will begin with a traditional Moroccan breakfast in the hotel before getting ready for the departure to the Saharian village Merzouga, via the Toudra Gorges. On the way, you'll discover many Berber villages and colorful landscapes in the region. When traversing the Todra Gorges, they stand 300meters over the river so be wary when looking down! Lunch will take place on the road, and then you'll reach the city of Erfoud; well-known for their marine fossils that are hundreds of millions of years old. Once it gets close to the evening, you will enjoy a 1.5-hour trip via camels in Merzouga , where you will see the beautiful sunset sink below the sandy dunes. To finish this beautiful day , you will enjoy a good dinner in a campsite under the stars of Merzouga’s dune sky then ambiance music .

    Day 3: Merzouga - Marrakech

    On the third day you will wake up at around 6:00 am to enjoy the sunrise over the dunes of Erg Chebbi , which is certainly the best moment in the desert of Merzouga to take pictures! You will also enjoy a typical Berber breakfast at the camp or hotel . You'll then head back to Marrakech via the incredible  Ouarzazate, and traveling through the eternal Tizi n’Tichka pass and its panoramic views.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Diaffa, 16 Derb Jdid, Marrakech 40030, Morocco

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point : Free Hotel and Riad pick up in Marrakech :
    Hotel in Marrakech : Free hotel pick up
    Riad in Marrakech : meeting point will be the nearest access place to your Riad .
    Return point: Tour ends with hotel drop-off
    Departure Time
    7:20 AM
    3 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Pick up and drop-off from hotel or riad
    • Accommodation in the hotel Tinghir (Hotel Bougafer or Similar)
    • Accommodation in the desert camp in Merzouga ( Etoile du Dunes or Similar
    • 2 Breakfast ( Hotel & Camp)
    • 2 Dinner ( Hotel & Camp)
    • 2 Hours Camel ride in the sunset in Merzouga
    • Admire sunrise early morning
    • Local guide
    • Local taxes
    • Transport by air-conditioned Minibus ( 8 seats or 17 seats
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    • Drinks during the trip
    • Lunch during the trip
    • Gratuities
    • Guide in Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Please enter your phone number and your country code.
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Bring warm clothes in the winter and good shoes
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 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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    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    This is a must thing to do while in Morocco! The staff especially our driver Moustafa was probably the best person we ever met:) very helpful and interesting to be around. Really awesome experience, everything organized very well.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank andefka
    Reviewed 6 days ago

    The trip and the driver Lahcen were perfect!! It was a little bit cold at night so bring some clothes!!

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Valeria C
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We really enjoyed it and it was a good experience. Considering the price, it was nice and enjoyable. Definitely recommend.

    Thank Manas A
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    My trip was really good and our guide Lahcen was really good 5stars!! Good for solo female traveller I felt very safe in Morocco the whole time

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Siobhan M
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    A unique experience to visit the Sahara Desert, with a well-organised series of tours. Be sure to prepare some cash to pay the first tour guide (as much as you wish), as well as for the lunches that are not provided. The night camping out...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    Carmen Rocio B
    17 September 2019|
    Response from andefka | Reviewed this property |
    It depends I guess, we were 14 people in the van + another van also full. The hotel on day 1 is a private room- double bedroom, as for the tent on day 2- it is a shared one
    3 September 2019|
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    Response from EmmaB7012 | Reviewed this property |
    No we didn’t have this option
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