Best Morocco Desert Experience
- Duration: 3 days
- Trip Type: Private Tour
- Accommoditon: Luxury / Standard
- 1st Day: Ouarzazate – Dades Gorges
- 2nd Day: Dades Gorges – Merzouga
- 3rd Day: Merzouga – Ouarzazate
Enjoy Morocco Desert Experience
1st Day: Ouarzazate – Dades Gorges:
Begin your Sahara desert tours from Ouarzazate by morning departure from your hotel. The first scheduled stop of your trip will be Skoura Oasis. Here, wander the huge palm groves and learn about local agriculture. Shortly after, visit the beautiful Kasbah Amredhil and tour its small museum.
Next, you continue along the Valley of the Roses as far as Kel’aa M’gouna. Here, you will visit the local co-operatives making cosmetic products. Afterwards, you drive off-track along the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs to Dades Gorges. Enjoy lunch in one of the restaurants overlooking the valley.
In the afternoon, take a walk alongside the riverbank and to explore the garden fields. Then, you continue to the Toudgha Gorges, where a guest-house offers dinner and night rest.
2nd Day: Dades Gorges – Merzouga:
After breakfast, you can explore the gorges or go for a hike with a local guide. Then, travel along the beautiful Ziz Valley, and via the Oasis of Tafilalet and arrive in Erfoud.
After lunch, pay a visit to the fossil artefacts workshops. There is no obligation to buy, but the exhibits are worth exploring. In the afternoon, your desert adventure continues east beyond Rissani, the last town before the Sahara Desert. Morocco Desert Experience. Morocco Desert Experience
At the camp, enjoy a relaxing glass tea and Moroccan biscuits and check in to your tent. Then, an hour camel ride leads to the summit of dunes of Erg Chebbi to catch the sunset.
At night, dinner will be served and followed by a Berber musical play. Sleep in a private nomad tent in a desert camp among the dunes. Morocco Desert Experience. Morocco Desert Experience
3rd Day: Merzouga – Ouarzazate:
Get up early in the morning and you will be rewarded with an amazing spectacle of the sunrise. After breakfast, there will the opportunity for a second camel ride and time to walk around the dunes.
Shortly after, you drive to Ouarzazate, passing by many Berber villages. Including Rissani, Alnif, Tazzarine, featured in the movie ‘Babel’, and N’Qob which will be the venue for lunch.
In the afternoon, you will drive off-track through Dra’a Valley’s huge palm groves and green oases. Visit Kasbah Tamnougalt with a local guide. This is the oldest kasbah in the valley and is still partly inhabited. The itinerary continues along the ancient road of the Caravans full of adobe-built housing and ancient kasbahs. Morocco Desert Experience. Morocco Desert Experience
Back on the paved road, drive to Agdz where we stop for a tea or a coffee break. You cross the Anti-Atlas Mountains and the Tizi-n-Tinfifite pass to arrive back at Ouarzazate. End of your Ouarzazate to Erg Chebbi Sahara trip!
– 4×4 vehicles with driver.
– Airline tickets.
Ouarzazate (/ˌwɑːrzəˈzæt, –ˈzɑːt/; Arabic: ورزازات, romanized: Warzāzāt, IPA: [warzaːˈzaːt]; Moroccan Arabic: وارزازات, romanized: Wārzāzāt; Berber: ⵡⴰⵔⵣⴰⵣⴰⵜ, romanized: Warzazat), nicknamed the door of the desert, is a city and capital of Ouarzazate Province in the region of Drâa-Tafilalet, south-central Morocco. Ouarzazate is at an elevation of 1,160 metres (3,810 ft) in the middle of a bare plateau south of the High Atlas Mountains, with a desert to the city’s south.
Berber-speakers make up the majority of the town’s inhabitants, who were responsible for the creation of many of the prominent kasbahs (locally referred to as: iɣeṛman). Ouarzazate is a primary tourist destination in Morocco during the holidays, as well as a starting point for excursions into and across the Draa Valley and the desert. Aït Benhaddou (a fortified village) west of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.