Sahara Express Merzouga
3-days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert
Day 1: Marrakech - Ouarzazate - The Rose Valley – Dades Gorge – Todra Gorge
We will leave Marrakech, and head for the south of Morocco, after crossing the High Atlas, we will stop in a movie village: Ksar Ait Benhaddou, World Heritage site, and visit the kasbah of Amrédhyle. Then, a stop in the Rose Valley and in the Dades Valley. After that, our trip continues to Tinghir and the Todra Gorge. There we will have diner and stay in a hotel.
Day 2: Todra Gorge - Tinjdad - Touroug - Erfoud - Merzouga
After breakfast, we will go for a walk among the palm trees of Tinghir, and after that, we will go on with our itinerary to Erfoud, and pass by Tinjdad and Touroug. In Erfoud we can visit the sites of marble and fossil extraction and production. Then, we will go on to the astonishing dunes of Erg Chebbi. We will change from a four-wheel-drive vehicle to “8X8” – dromedaries! They will take you to admire a fantastic sunset in the dunes. We will have diner and sleep in the bivouac, equipped with tents and bathroom.
Day 3: Merzouga - Rissani - Draa Valley - Agdz - Ouarzazate –Marrakech
We will wake up very early to admire the fabulous sunrise among the dunes. The dromedaries will take you back to the hotel, where breakfast will be served. Then, going through a long line of palm trees in Tafilet and passing by the city of Rissani (capital of the former sultans Alaouite), we will get to Alnif, the oasis of Tazarine and Nkob. After that, we will go on to Ouarzazate, through the Draa Valley, the Berber villages of Agdz and Ait Saoun (1,660 metres high). We will be back in Marrakech in the evening.
P.S.: this Tour is also possible from/to Fez