Excursion to Merzouga from Marrakech to the dunes of Erg Chebbi is to make it to the star destination of Morocco, the Pearl of the South, captivates thousands of travelers who seek to get lost in this Erg with dunes of more than 150 meters.
An ancient route
We propose a trip that from Marrakech travels the route of the thousand kasbahs with stops in Ait Ben Haddou, Telouet, Ouarzazate, the beautiful valley of the rose and the Dades gorges, where we will spend the first night.
We go through gorges and oasis
The next day and already direct to the desert we will enjoy the Todra gorges until we reach the desert door in Erfoud, already in desert terrain we will arrive at the small town of Merzouga where we will change our vehicle for a Berber 4 × 4, the dromedaries will be in charge to take us to the haimas camp in the middle of the dunes where we will enjoy a magnificent night with music and typical Berber food.
The last day of our trip will start enjoying the sunrise.
After breakfast we will go to Rissani, we continue our way to Marrakech, not without stopping to visit Ouarzazate famous for its film studios and its Kasbah.
Trips to the Merzouga Desert what to expect
In this trip to Merzouga we propose 3 intense days.
During the tour you will discover the changing landscapes from the Atlas to the plains of Ouarzazate.
We will go through Valleys and Oasis, before reaching Merzouga, the door of the desert.
Once mounted on our dromedaries, you discover the dunes of Erg Chebbi, a magical world that will make you fall in love. If you do not have days, you can travel to Zagora no less beautiful and captivating.
This trip has daily departures and uses superior quality transportation and accommodations
DAY 1. - Marrakech –Ouarzazate –Route of the Kasbahs – Dades - Todra Gorges.
Breakfast at the Riad. In the morning, after picking you up at the Riad, our adventure begins heading towards Ouarzazate through the Tichka pass, 2,260 meters high, and its spectacular landscapes. Arrival in Ouarzazate, also known as "the Gate of the Desert". Its name comes from a Berber phrase meaning "without noise" or "without confusion". It is known for its proximity to the Atlas Mountains and the Draa River Valley. After lunch we will cross the most famous route of the ancient Berber population, the Route of the khasbas, which will accompany us for 50 kilometers and leave us right in Kalaa Mgouna and its Valley of Roses. Continuation to visit the Dades Valley. Following the route until reaching the Todra Valley. Dinner at the Riad and night walk through the Todra Gorges.
DAY 2. - Todra Gorges – Erfoud – Merzouga.
After breakfast, daytime visit to the Todra Gorges, a canyon with vertical walls that extends from its entrance for about 18 km towards Imilchil. Its highest walls reach approximately 300m in height, being its narrowest point about 10 to 20 meters wide. These Gorges open into the exuberant Todra Valley where crops and palm groves intermingle with small towns. Departure towards Merzouga passing through Tingdad and Erfoud. Arrival in Merzouga in the afternoon. Before sunset, departure on a camel crossing, crossing the Erg-Chabi Dune Sea where we can contemplate the spectacular sunset in the Sahara dunes. Transfer to the Haimas Camp to prepare for the Night Party and enjoy the desert. DINNER . Accommodation at the Camp.
DAY 3. - Haimas Camp – Merzouga - Alnif – Nkob –Ouarzazate- Marrakech
After seeing the sunrise at the camp and having breakfast, departure to Al Nif, visit the "Round Mountain" (setting for numerous films), a route parallel to the Saghro mountains. Continuation to cross the great Palm Grove of the Ziz Oasis, one of the largest in North Africa.
▪ Todra Gorges: Riad Dar Ayour or similar, in HB (1 night)
▪ Merzouga Haimas Camp or similar, in HB (1 night)