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Embarking in a 3 day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga is one of the most interesting and exciting experiences that you will ever have. This is a best selling tour, a great desert safari that helps you explore the Sahara desert unlike never before. You get to see sand dunes, even sleep in a desert camp and ride camels. All of that brings epic proportions to a stunning desert safari experience you do not want to miss.
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We departure from Marrakech in the morning around 8am and drive across the High Atlas mountains (around 200 km). We will have a short stop in a small Berber village called Taddart. From there we continue to visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou which a 16th-century fortress that has been classified by UNESCO as a world heritage site. Lots of famous movies were filmed in Ait Benhaddou (Gladiator, Laurence of Arabia, Kingdom of Heaven and others). We stop for lunch either at the Aït Benhaddou Kasbah or in Ouarzazate (the capital city of cinema in Africa). After lunch we drive through the Roses valley and the Road of the Kasbahs. We arrive to Dades Gorges around 5:00 pm. We spend the night in the Gorges.
After breakfast we drive toward Todgha valley, we visit the Valley and its beautiful gorges. Then we drive to Erfoud; there we stop for lunch, after lunch we drive to Merzouga, the gate to the dunes. We go to Le Palais des Dunes hotel. We stop there for about an hour if you are tempted by a quite swim in the pool. Around 4 o’clock we ride camels for two hours to the dunes. We arrive to the camp around 6 o’clock, enjoy a mint tea with the nomads in the camp, and then we climb the dunes to watch the sun set. After the sun set you will have the opportunity to see the most amazing sky you have ever seen in your life. Back to the camp for dinner, after dinner the nomads play music for us around a fire. We sleep under nomads tents.
We wake you up half an hour before sunrise to see magical lights and the sunrise. We ride camels back to Merzouga. Once back to the hotel in Merzouga desert, we have a shower and breakfast. After breakfast we drive back to Marrakech and this will be end of our private Desert tour. Have a nice trip back home.