3-Day Desert Expedition from Marrakech

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  • 3 Days
  • Max Guests : 14
  • Difficulty : 1/10
  • Solitude Lv : 10/10
  • Distance : 300 KM Day

Tour Details

Embark on an unforgettable desert adventure with our Erg Chebbi and Ait Benhaddou Desert Tour. Explore the remote stretch of dunes in Erg Chebbi, where you’ll witness the highest dune reaching 884 meters. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes, visit the oasis, and experience the warm hospitality of the local people. This 3-day tour will take you on a journey through stunning locations, including the famous Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou and the picturesque Dades Valley.

Price Includes

  • 4x4 / mini-bus with english speaking driver
  • 1overnight camping on the Erg Chebbi Dunes (Breakfast & Dinner included)
  • Camel ride on the dunes.
  • 1 overnight in a Hotel at Dades Gorges (Breakfast & Dinner included)

Price Excludes

  • Travel insurance.
  • Soft/alcoholic drinks
  • Tips and personal expanses
  • Lunches
  • Entrance fee (Monuments visits)

Itinerary

Day 1 - Marrakech - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Dades Valley:

Depart from Marrakech at 9 am in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle. Enjoy the scenic drive over the Atlas Mountain range, offering magnificent views of the surrounding countryside. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, known for its stunning architecture and historical significance. Afterward, continue to Ouarzazate for a lunch break and sightseeing. Indulge in delicious Moroccan cuisine in local cafes. After lunch, continue along the route of the Dades Valley until reaching our guesthouse, where you’ll spend the night. The guesthouse provides comfortable ensuite rooms, and an evening meal and breakfast are included.

Day 2 - Dades Valley - Todra Gorge - Merzouga - Erg Chebbi:

In the morning, continue your journey along the Dades Valley, visiting the impressive Dades Gorge and Todra Gorge, as well as other interesting sites. Arrive at Merzouga, where you’ll have the opportunity to explore the village and meet your camels. Embark on a unique and enjoyable camel ride for approximately 1.5 hours, traversing the dunes to reach our desert camp at Erg Chebbi. Marvel at the stunning sunset over the landscape from the top of the dunes. Upon arrival at the camp, savor a cup of delicious mint tea and spend the evening under the stars, surrounded by the warmth of a fire. Enjoy a traditional meal of Tagine or couscous (vegetarian options available) and engage in a drum party and storytelling. Toilet facilities are available at the camp, and you can choose to sleep under the stars or in enclosed Bivouacs.

Day 3 - Erg Chebbi - Merzouga - Marrakech:

Wake up early, just before sunrise, and embark on a 1.5-hour camel ride to further explore the area. Witness the breathtaking desert landscape in the soft morning light. Return to Merzouga on your camels, where you’ll have breakfast and the opportunity to freshen up with a shower. Begin your return journey to Marrakech, crossing the stony desert and traversing the Atlas Mountains. Make plenty of stops for photos, exploration, and lunch along the way. The tour concludes in Marrakech, with an estimated arrival time between 17:00hrs and 18:00hrs.

Optional: If you prefer to break the distance on the last day, we suggest spending the night in the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou.

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Prices

  • Group 1 person         :  490€
  • Group 2 – 3 people    : 340€/person
  • Group 4 – 7 people    :275€/person
  • Group 8 – 12 people  : 235€/person

Availability & dates ?

This trek runs all year-round and can depart at any date of your preference.
We usually have several treks departing each week that you may join if you wish , please get in Touch!!
This trek is available to be booked independently (including transfers from Marrakech) or we can put together a full itinerary and quote to combine your trek with any of Marrakech, Essaouira, The Atlantic Coast and Sahara Desert

Accommodations?

1st night : in a hotel in Dades gorges either in Hotel Babylon or Hotel Dar Essayaha or similar
2nd night : Overnight camping on the dunes ( Nomadic tents)

How do you book & pay?

Find the trek you are interested in then contact us via E-mail to discuss your trek and check availability. Once the details of your trek (duration, route and number of people) have been agreed, we will make a provisional booking, giving the dates and cost.
To confirm your booking we ask you to pay a 20% deposit. This can be in Euros, pounds sterling or US dollars  online via bank account. The balance is paid in Morocco by cash – again in Euros, sterling or dollars – at the beginning of the trek.
NB: if you can’t carry cash, you can always pay again the balance online by bank few days before departure.

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