Dates 21 Jul '14 to 22 Jul '14
Flexible? No, not really
Est. Cost 150 - 255 EUR (EUR Euro)
Type Tour Participants Wanted
Name Morocco Desert Tours\ Desert Tours from Marrakech
Marvelous Morocco Tours is a small local tour company based the south-east of Morocco, which offers tours that are customized to your taste, budget, and timeframe. Marvelous Morocco also has branches in Marrakech & Merzouga. We are native Moroccans with a rich cultural heritage who are very proud of our history and our country . We offer cultural tours of Morocco that highlight the best of Morocco, Atlas Mountains trekking,old Kasbah tours and camel trekking in the Sahara desert: Bellow you find some of our populaire desert tours:
3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS MARRAKECH DESERT TOUR
Day 1: Marrakesh/ Ait Ben Haddou/ Ouarzazate/El Kelaa Mgouna/ Boumalne Dades
Depart Marrakech and travel over the Tizi n'Tichka Pass while enjoying superb views of the High Atlas Mountains and of the Berber villages.Stop for lunch and tour the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Aït Benhaddou that is situated on a hill along the Ouarzazate River. This beautiful example of southern Moroccan architecture has been used as a backdrop for over 20 films including Lawrence of Arabia, Jewel of the Nile, The Mummy, and Gladiator. You will continue towards the El Kelaa M'gouna (Valley of the Roses), and the Dadès Valley (Valley of One Thousand Kasbahs). Stay overnight in a hotel right by the Dadès Gorges and enjoy the evening with a Moroccan dinner.
Day 2: Boumalne Dades/ Todra Gourges/ Tinjdad / Erfoud/ Merzouga
After breakfast you will depart for Todra Gorges. Its 20 m/66 ft wide entrance, bubbling clear stream and its 304 m/1000 ft high rock walls stretch 99 m/325 ft back on either side and is the most stunning part of the canyon. The narrow valley is lined with palmery and up on the rocks you may see the Nomad families tending sheep and goats. Perhaps, you will spot the eagles that nest in the Todra and other amazing birds. You will have lunch in the Gorge, travel further into the desert to the tiny village of Merzouga, where you will camel trek into the beautiful Erg Chebbi Dunes. You will spend the evening in a bivouac (camp) Behind the highest dune of Erg Chebbi, enjoy a Moroccan dinner, and sleep in traditional Nomad camel hair tent.
Day 3: Merzouga / N'koub / Tansikht / Agdez / Marrakech
Departure from the desert to Merzouga Tazarine, through the scenic desert and mountain, Oasis, to the kasbah Drâa through N'koub, Tansikht. Descent to the Wadi Draa green Agdez; Cross village land and crops the green Drâa back to Ouarzazate. Lunch and return to Marrakech
4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS MARRAKECH DESERT TOUR
DAY 1: Marrakech - Ouarzazate - Dades Valley
Meeting at 8h00 a.m with your driver at your Marrakech riad / Hotel, take you to the 4x4 and depart from Marrakech to Dades valley, through the Tizi- N-Tichka pass (2260m) in the High Atlas Mountains. From Marrakech to Ouarzazate, you will enjoy the scenic road, beautiful landscapes with different colors and the Berber villages along the way. You will have free time here to visit the old Kasbah of Ouarzazate "Taourirt Kasbah" and have lunch. Afterwards, you go further south east to the green Dades valley and the city of roses via the fascinating Skoura palmery. Dinner and overnight in Dades valley.
DAY 2: Dades - Todra Gorges - Merzouga Dunes (Erg Chebbi)
After breakfast, departure from your hotel in Dades valley at 8 a.m., taking the road of 1000 kasbahs drive around the colorful Berber villages of the Dades valley. 45 km further, you will get to Tineghir with it's beautiful palm grove and Jewish quarter. You continue to Todra Gorges (Todgha), free time to go on trek along the canyons of about 300m high, a favorite place for rock climbers. Afterwards you will leave to Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga Sahara desert and you will have time for lunch on the way before you arrive to Erfoud. Then we'll head for the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. We continue deeper into the desert landscape, until the dunes appear in the middle of nowhere. Sunset camel ride to get to the oasis where the camp is located. Spend the night in the bivouac at Merzouga Sahara dunes under nomadic tents or outside under the shooting stars. Play drums with the camel drivers. Dinner and overnight in Merzouga Sahara desert camp.
DAY 3: Merzouga - Tazarine - Agdez - Ouarzazate
Early morning, you will wake up to enjoy the sunrise over the dunes of Erg Chebbi, followed by breakfast in the camp the camel trek back to the hotel at the dune line for a quick shower. We drive to Rissani, a small Saharan town in southeast of Morocco, here we can stop to visit a fossil workshop before we continue to Agdez and Draa valley junction where we head north to Ouarzazate after crossing the small volcanic Atlas Mountains. Overnight in Ouarzazate.
DAY 4: Ouarzazate - Ait Benhaddou - Telouet - Marrakech
After breakfast, we can enjoy a visit of cinema sets & studios located in Ouarzazate which is known as Hollywood of Africa. Afterwards we will visit the universal Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou Kasbah as it has been named by UNESCO in 1987. Ait Benhaddou is the World Heritage site that has been used as a backdrop for more than 20 films including "Gladiator" "Indiana Jones" and "Lawrence of Arabia". Enjoy a walk to explore the traditional Moroccan style of architecture in which the Kasbahs are built. We continue our way to Marrakesh through the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi n'Tichka pass. Break for lunch in the middle of the Atlas Mountains. Drop off at your Marrakech Riad/Hotel.
Morocco Desert Tours\ Desert Tours from Marrakech
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