Sahara desert trip from Marrakech to Erg CHebbi including camel trekking and overnight in desert camp,
Marrakech Desert Tours to Erg Chebbi - 3 days
Day 1 – Marrakech to Ouarzazate. Meet at 8am and escape from the bustle of Marrakech as we head over the highest Atlas road pass of Tizi-n-Tichka with far-reaching views. Detour to visit the Kasbah of el Glaoui in the traditional Berber village of Telouet and the World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou. Hotel with pool to include evening meal and breakfast.
Day 2 – Ouarzazate to Merzouga via Todra Gorge. 8am transfer to Tinerhir and detour along the Todra Gorge to visit the mouth of the gorge. Continue to Merzouga and the Erg Chebbi dunes. Camel trekking in Erg Chebbi is the highlight of our Marrakech desert tours and your chance to experience the desert at the leisurely pace of a camel. Arrive at the edge of the Sahara to meet your desert guide for an Erg Chebbi camel trek to our nomad tented camp in the deep desert dunes. Desert camp to include evening meal and breakfast.
Day 3 – Merzouga to Marrakech. Wake early to watch the sunrise and camel trek back to shower and breakfast. Depart for Marrakech (10hrs drive + breaks) to arrive evening.
Different Itinerary :
Day 1: Marrakech - Tizi N'Tichka - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Dades Valley/Gorges We will pick up you at 8:00 from your hotel/riad , bus station or Airport then we will start our journeyfrom Marrakech to Dades Gorges across the Tizi-n-Tichka Atlas pass, with far-reaching views across the mountains, to the traditional High Atlas Berber villages then we continue to Kasbah Ait Benhaddou to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Benhaddou, you will have lunch at Ait benhaddou or ouarzazate where you'll visit Kasbah Taourirt and the atlas studios then we continue to Dades gorges though roses and dades valley, we well spend the night in a riad/hotel in Dades gorges.
Day 2: Dades Gorges - Todra Gorges - Berber villages - Merzouga (Camel ride & Night in desert) : After the breakfast, we go from Dades gorges to Erg chebbi sahara desert in Merzouga. Berber villages are scattered along the way, we’ll pass through Todra Gorges ,Tenhir , Tinjdad, Jorf and Erfoud in which we’ll feel the beginning of the Saharan oasis of Tafilalet, and then we continue to a Hotel in Merzouga, after relaxing few minuts you will take some of you luggage in small bag (the necessary for the night in desert) and leave the other luggage in the hotel, then we will ride the camels on an adventure crossing the erg chebbi sand dunes, this is a great opportunity to take lovely pictures of the sunset and sunrise. when we reach the camp we will leave the camels and we walk to the highest sand dunes for sandboarding and to watch the sunset, we will spend the night in a camp (Berber nomad tents) with drums music in the middle of the Sahara.
Day 3: Camel riding - Merzouga - Draa valley - Atlas mountains - Back to Marrakech We will wake up you early morning to watch the sunrise in dunes, then we ride the camels back to Merzouga , after the breakfast and take shower in the Hotel, we start our journey backing to Marrakech trough different areas and different Berber villages ( Alnif , Tazarine , N'kob ) until Ouarzazate were we will use the same road back to Marrakech, we arrive in evening/night .
Tour include - Private 4WD vehicle/minibus with A/C + Fuel - Driver/Guide - Hotel overnight stays (breakfast & dinner) - Camel ride - Ait Ben Haddou visit - 1 night in desert camp (brekfast & dinner) - Sand-Boarding in the sand dunes