Merzouga excursion merzouga tour is an opportunity to visit sahara desert. Morocco desert is mermerizing and unforgettable journey. This Merzouga tour in a luxury camp will introduce you to the nomads and the berbers lifestyle and discover another face of Morocco.
Day 1 : From Marrakech to Dades Valley through Ouarzazate & Kasbah Ait ben haddou
On the first day you'll be crossing the highest pass of north africa at a heigh of 2200m above sea level, then cross many berber villages in a road full of scenery and landscapes where you'll never feel bored.
After a 4 hours driver you'll reach the Kasbah of ait ben haddou where you'll meet the local guide, to visit the area and get in touch with the locals lifestyle, crossing the narrow streets of the Kasbah and discovering the films that have been turning there like Gladiator, Games of thrones, Prince of Persia etc..
Once you finish the tour with the guide, you'll hit the road to reach the city of Ouarzazate, where you'll have a quick stop to check the area before going to the road of 1001 Kasbahs and palm crossing the Skoura palmgrove, the Kalaa M'gouna full of Kasbah in ruines aged of thousands years then reach the Dades gorges where you'll have a stop to enjoy an amazing view on the weird rocks formation called "monkeys paws" looking like fingers, then go deeper into the valley to spend the night in a berber guesthouse with the locals.
Day 2 : Visit the Todra gorges before reaching the Desert for an over night in Luxury camp
The second day is the highlight of our tour, as you'll go deeper into the desertic climate where you'll feel yourself surrounded by the nomads, starting by crossing the road from Dades gorges to Todra gorges, where you'll start to notice the "Men in Blue": the nomads.
You'll arrive to Tinghir after a 30min drive on your ease before reaching the huge and high gorges of Todra, where you'll enter a huge canyon of 500-800m height where you'll be amazed because of our mother nature's beauty.
The canyon is crossed from the inside by a long river where you'll drive along side, while the locals are walking around, ladies are carrying bushes that they collected early in the morning to make fire for the oven or as a heating for the night, while the men are working with tourism to earn their living.
You'll meet the guide who'll walk with you around the area to discover the farms and the way of living of the locals and their lifestyle.
Once you finish the tour, you'll hit the road to reach the desert, it will be an amazing sensation when you'll start seeing the dunes so high from a 10km or more distance. Here comes the great moment, you'll be dropped off and meet your camel guide who'll take you for a long camel trekking during 1 hour, to discover the magnitude of the Moroccan desert, looking like a huge see full of freezing waves of sand made of small sand particules and glowing when the sunshine hits its surface then you'll enjoy the sunset over a dune while living a romantic moment or taking some amazing pictures with the light contrast.
Once at the camp you'll be welcomed by the locals with sahraoui Mint tea, then guided to your spacious and luxurious tents before joining the group of nomads at the night playing the drums and singing.
Day 3 : Return to Marrakech passing by the Roses valley and the high Atlas mountains
Early in the morning, after watching the mythical sunrise that you should not miss, you'll meet up with the driver in same place where you've been dropped off to take the road back to Marrakech.
You'll cross the Roses valley with astonishing views before reaching the city of Ouarzazate that you'll pass without stop and then get into the curvy road of tizi n tichka again, full of greenery and announcing a cooler climate than into the desert, before reaching Marrakech in the early evening or the late afternoon and being dropped off to end up this mythical journey to the desert, hoping to see you back again for another trip.
- Professional english, french and maybe spanish speaking driver - Comfortable and air conditionned mini van - 2 dinners and 2 breakfast - 1 night in an authentic hotel and 1 night in a standard desert camp
- Kasbah ait ben haddou guide fees (optional) 3€/person - Lunch and all sorts of drinks