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Merzouga Desert: 3-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech

1. Merzouga Desert: 3-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech

Discover the authentic Morocco and contemplate the infinite spaces of the Sahara Desert on a 3-day desert safari from Marrakech. Sleep under the stars at a desert camp, and spend a night in a traditional riad. Travel across the Dadès and Draa Valleys, see the fortified village of Ait Benhaddou, and much more. Day 1: Marrakech - Tizi - N - Tichka - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Dades Gorges Following a pick-up from your hotel or riad in Marrakech, drive to the Dades Gorges via the dramatic twists and turns of the Tizi-n-Tichka pass in the Atlas Mountains. Enjoy far-reaching views to the traditional High Atlas Berber village of Telouet. Continue to Ait Benhaddou to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the fortified village (Ksour). After lunch in Ait Benhaddou or Ouarzazate, continue to the Dades Valley for an overnight stay in a riad or hotel in the Dades Gorge. Marvel at the geological formations of the scenic area, characterized by a deep and dramatic canyon. Day 2: Dades Gorges - Tenghir - Todra Gorges - Tinjdad - Erfoud - Merzouga Following breakfast at your hotel, leave the Dades Gorge for Erg Chebbi at the gateway to the Sahara Desert. See Berber villages scattered along the way, and pass through Tinjdad, Jorf, and Erfoud to get a feel for the Saharan landscape. See the oasis of Tafilalet before your arrival at Merzouga. Pause to relax at Merzouga for a few moments before you climb on to the back of a camel and cross the sand dunes en route to a nomadic Berber camp. See the sand dunes and desert landscape from a timeless perspective as you listen to the drums of the desert camp in the middle of the Sahara. Take photos of the dramatic sunset from the top of a high dune. Then, go to the camp to spend the night in a nomad tent. Day 3: Camel Trek Back to Merzouga - Atlas Mountains - Return to Marrakech Wake early to see the beautiful desert sunrise. Then, return to Merzouga by camel. Upon arrival you will be served breakfast and given time to shower at the hotel before the return transfer to Marrakech. Pass the authentic Berber villages of the Atlas Mountains, such as Tinjdad, Tenghir, and Boumalene-du-Dades. Arrive in Marrakech in the evening for the end of the tour services.

Ait Benhaddou and Telouet Kasbahs: Day Trip from Marrakech

2. Ait Benhaddou and Telouet Kasbahs: Day Trip from Marrakech

Experience Ait Benhaddou and Telouet Kasbahs day trip from Marrakech. Criss-cross the Atlas Mountains and take the road to the Sahara Desert on the old caravan routes. See colorful villages with houses erected from mud. See trading outposts, local art, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites featured in Hollywood blockbusters. Ride over the famous Tizi-n-Tichka, see Berber villages, and watch as the landscape changes drastically, becoming semi-arid and desert-like as the chain of the Atlas mountains acts as barrier against the Mediterranean climate of the north. Take a side road to the Telouet Kasbah, which belonged to the Pacha of the Atlas, the Glaoui, and was left to ruin after the departure of the French armies. Marvel at the tiled walls, fluted pillars, painted wooden ceilings, and colored glass windows of the reception rooms. Enjoy lunch at Ait Ben Haddou along the newly asphalted road. Once in the village, get a closer look at the Kasbah's turrets, grilled windows, and soft peach coloured adobe walls. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou, the most famous of all Moroccan kasbahs, due to its appearance in many Hollywood blockbusters. This was one of the most important fortress strongholds on the old Salt Road caravan routes, where traders brought slaves, gold, ivory, and salt from sub-Saharan Africa to Marrakech and beyond. Before leaving Ait Benhaddou, take one last glimpse of the village from a distant point offering a panoramic view.

Private 2-Day Desert Trip with Camping & Camel Trekking

3. Private 2-Day Desert Trip with Camping & Camel Trekking

Day 1 Your Hotel-OUARZAZATE-ZAGORA (6 hours drive) This program begins at 7am from your Hotel. Firstly you take the road towards Zagora via Ouarzazate. We stop at Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah taking in the magical places described on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Youcontinue, heading into the Draa Valley renowned for its Ksour and Kasbah. Finally you arrive at Zagora, where you wil enjoy riding a camel for 1.30 hours at sunset. You round off this wonderful day enjoying a delicious traditional dinner beneath the bright desert stars before retiring to sleep in a Berber tent under the endless sky. Day 2 Zagora-Your Hotel (7 hours drive) You take a typical Berber breakfast early in the morning in Zagora before mounting your camels into the dunes to watch the sunrise. Later you head back to through the Atlas Mountains by road to The Pearl of The South and end at your Hotel.

3-Day desert tour From Marrakech to Erg Chigaga

4. 3-Day desert tour From Marrakech to Erg Chigaga

Day 1: Marrakrch-Tichka-Ait Ben Haddou- Agdez - Zagora We will depart Marrakech early in the morning for a 4x4 desert adventure after being picked up from the hotel. Before heading down to the lovely Ounila valley, where we will take a little break to visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou with a local tour guide, we will cross the Tizi n Tichka mountain and visit the Kasbah of Telouet. We will go through the Draa valley, with its stunning oasis, palm palms, and ksours, after crossing the Tizi n'Tinifift pass. Dinner and a night's sleep in Zagora. Day 2: Zagora-M'Hamid-Erg Chigaga We will continue our journey to m'hamid el Ghizlane through stunning desert landscapes and vegetation after a brief stop at the renowned coranic library of tamegroute and the pottery studios. We will immediately join a charming and tranquil bivouac camp set up in the middle of the dunes when we arrive at chegaga. In order to see the breathtaking saharan scenery, you can go on a camel ride trip across the sand dunes or go on a desert hike. Bivouac dinner and overnight stay. Day 3 : Erg Chigaga-Foum Zguid-Marrakech After breakfast, we will depart from our desert camp and go across the vast plateau of Lake iriki, Foum Zguid, Taznakht, and Wawzguit, the center of the saffron and carpet industries in Morocco. On our trip back to Marrakech, we'll also travel through Amerzegane to get to the Tizi N'Tichka pass.

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What people are saying about Telouet

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 86 reviews

The day trip was overal good. Our driver from and back to Marrakech was professional. The highlights were 1/ the visit of the Telouet Kasbah: excellent guide, amazing location, the contrast between the inside and outside is unbelievable. It is a pity that it was not advertised properly as there incredible art work from locals available for purchase at low prices compared to Marrakech. And 2/ the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah: our guide, Abdel Majid, made it perfect. He is very knowledgeable and very friendly with a big smile. This was my second time visiting this Kasbah and it is amazing what you can still learn from a local guide. The minus point was the support via whatsapp. Not friendly and no answer in a timely manner. The pickup is 45min before the advertised time. I'm giving 5 stars for the excellent hard-working guides we had throughout the trip.

A brilliant tour. I’m only in Morocco for 8 days so I worried that the tour might be too long but it was 100% worth it. On the way to the desert you stop at beautiful sights and then stay in a hotel where you learn about the Berber culture. The stay in the desert and camel ride were obviously amazing (although the camels can be uncomfortable) Would recommend this tour to everyone.

Well worth the money, the places at first were alright, mostly touristic spots which we preferred rather not, but when we arrived in Sahara it was perfect. The driver/guide Khaled was very informative, drives very safely in the long twisted mountain road, was very nice guy. Would recommend to anyone who would want to visit the sahara and have only a few days.

It was an amazing trip, definitely the highlight of our Moroccon journey. Our driver, Ilias was very friendly, helpful, welcoming and came prepared. The whole experience was extraordinary, unforgetable.

Fab. experience throughout and superb value for the money. We landed lucky with only four of us sharing a overland mini bus. So there was plenty of room, unlike the other group who had a full bus.