If one wants to explore the beauty of the Moroccan desert and the high dunes, one should take this 3 days desert tour from Marrakech and adventure on a camel ride for two hours, experience a night in a desertic camp beneath the stars and learn more about the authentic Berber life.
Our 3 days trip from Marrakech to Sahara desert starts in the morning around 08:00 am, departing from Marrakech to Dades valley. We will drive through the high Atlas mountains; (Tizi N’Tishka) most famous pass in North Africa. Also, you will make several stops in beautiful panoramic views for pictures. After that, we will continue to Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, which has been UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. The Kasbah takes place for several films such as Babel, Gladiator, and The Mummy. We are going to visit the kasbah as well as outside to explore its buildings. We may have lunch in Ait Ben Haddou or continuing our trip to Ouarzazate and then the Dades valley.
After breakfast in the hotel, we start our second day of the tour to Merzouga desert. Our first stop will be Todra valley and Todra gorges where we walk along the river, taking pictures and exploring the area. Directly get in the car and drive to the Sahara desert passing by Tafilalet valley of palm trees.
We will arrive at Sahara in the late afternoon then package in the hotel and take a camel ride with a guide about 1 hour include a magnificent sunset view at the top of a dune and then continue to the desert camp which is closed to the dune. You will be welcomed with a cup of Moroccan mint tea. Relax and dinner will be served under the stars if the weather is warm. After you have your dinner meal, a group of local guides will invite you to share with them some African drums music around the fire, and a great explanation about Sahara and its people. You can have walk-in dunes and watching stars before going to sleep.
You need to wake up early to attend an amazing sunrise in the golden sand dunes of Er Chebbi. You take the camels back to the hotel. After breakfast and a warm shower we start our travel back to Marrakech cross by Rissani Souk; a traditional, authentic Moroccan market and the largest souk in southern Morocco.
So now we are leaving behind the beautiful Draa Valley with its millions of palm trees. Afterward, we continue our return to Marrakech through more beautiful sceneries. Next, we will reach Marrakech in the evening and transfer you to your hotel. End of our 3 days trip from Marrakech to Sahara desert trip.