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3 Days Errachidia to Marrakech Morocco Desert Tour

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  • 3D/2N
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Hotel Drop-off
  • Guided Tour
  • Distance: 692 KM

◈ Tour Description: 3-Day Desert Tour from Errachidia to Marrakech

3 Days Errachidia to Marrakech Desert Tour through the majestic Merzouga desert, including Camel trekking in the Erg chebbi dunes and an amazing night in a Nomadic Berber Tent under an endless canopy of Saharan stars. A Journey into the Sahara through a variety of spectacular scenery: Fertile valleys, Centuries kasbahs, Grand Canyons and also barren, rocky landscapes to Ouarzazate – Hollywood of North Africa. Furthermore, marvel at the towering magnificent Todra Palmeraie and wander the streets of the famous UNESCO-listed kasbah – Ait Ben Haddou, which has starred in many movies and TV shows. Then experience a thrilling adventure into Tizi N’Tichka, Morocco’s highest pass (2260m altitude), offering a breathtaking landscape in the heart of the Atlas Mountains – All in 3-day Morocco itinerary.

Price Includes

    • Hotel/Airport pick-up and drop-off services.
    • Tour in an air-conditioned vehicle throughout 3-Day Errachidia Desert Tour.
    • Hand-picked English-speaking driver.
    • 2-night stay in carefully selected Hotel/Camp (Private Tent).
    • Camel trek and Sand-boarding.
    • Daily Dinner and Breakfast.
    • Free time to wander through kasbahs, explore Oases, take photos, and more.

Price Excludes

    • Lunches, drinks and any Private Expenses.
    • Tips for your tour guide & driver (the amount is at your discretion).

What to Expect in 3-Day Trip from Errachidia to Marrakech

  • Explore iconic Erg Chebbi dunes, with camel treks and stunning desert sunsets.
  • Glamping under stars, savoring Moroccan cuisine amid the tranquility of the Sahara night.
  • Khamlia offers Gnawa music and cultural richness in a small desert village.
  • Encounter nomadic tribes, learning about their desert-adapted lifestyles.
  • Enjoy sandboarding and thrilling dune activities for an adrenaline rush.
  • Immerse in Ouarzazate, the Hollywood of North Africa
  • Step into the past at Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

◈ Detailed Itinerary: 3-Day Morocco Desert Trip from Errachidia

❖ 1st Day: Land in Errachidia » Merzouga Desert (129km)

Welcome to Morocco! On arrival at Errachidia Airport, you will be met by your personal Driver/Guide and transferred to your campsite in Merzouga, approximately 2 hours drive. Enjoy a nice dinner, followed by live Berber music around an open fire and spend an amazing night under the stars, digest the desert in all its beauty that will give you remarkable memories of the desert trip exploring.

◈ Overnight: Merzouga Desert

◈ Meals: Dinner

❖ 2nd Day: 4×4 Merzouga Desert Excursion » Todra Gorge » Dades Valley (250km)

Early in the morning, you’ll set off by camel for a 20–30 minutes trek out onto the dunes of Erg Chebbi to witness the sunrise in the heart of the desert. After a truly stunning sunrise, freshen up and breakfast in your camp, then go on a 4wd excursion around Merzouga desert. Begin with a visit to the Gnawa tribe in a small village of Khamlia, enjoy the live Gnawa Music, traditionally practiced throughout Morocco and originating from the sub-Saharan regions.

Later on, set off for a breathtaking panoramic view of Erg Chebbi Dunes from the Galb Nass Mountains. From Here, you’ll also start to see your first glimpse of Morocco’s nomadic Berbers – travelling across the desert and often staying in make shift tents as they head to their next destination. Stopping en route to share a cup of tea with some welcoming Berber families in their handwoven tent while enjoying the silence of the Sahara Desert.

 Afterward, depart Merzouga and head towards the gorge of Todra on the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs. Surrounded by towering vertical limestone cliffs reaching heights of 300 m to form one of the most dramatic and also spectacular natural sights in Morocco. Moreover, its charm lies in its changing colors as the sun slowly moves from east to west. There’ll be time to marvel at this sight before you continue your journey to the beautiful Dades Valley. This area offers up scenery like no other – sprawling green valleys give way to otherworldly rock formations carved out by the wind. Your hotel offers a delightful pool and terrace overlooking the valley, so take some time to sit back and soak in the ethereal views.

◈ Overnight: Boumalne Dades

◈ Meals: Dinner & Breakfast

❖ 3rd Day: Dades Valley » Rose Valley » Ouarzazate » Ait Ben Haddou » Marrakech (313km)

After breakfast, drive a bit further to Tissadrine to get the great panoramic view of the Dades valley, and then the beautiful rocks’ formation called «Monkey fingers». Afterward, we head off along the road of The Rose Valley and a Thousand Kasbahs en route to Ouarzazate – the Hollywood of North Africa. Pass by the Rose valley in Kalaat M’gouna, where roses bloom in profusion in springtime. There will be the opportunity to stop to see the variety of rose products which are produced by the locals. Continue on to Hollywood of North Africa – Ouarzazate, known as the gate of the desert and also famous for being the filming location for many other Hollywood blockbusters and famous TV shows. On arrival, visit the Atlas Studio (Optional), it’s one of the largest studios in the world.

 Thereafter, we hit the road again to Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a stunningly well-preserved medieval village which has famously featured in many blockbuster movies, including Gladiator, The living daylights and many more. After a visit to the Kasbah of Ait ben haddou, then drive across the great High Atlas Mountains. Climbing over the pass of Tizi N’tichka, continue onwards with marvelous views over the Mountains and vast valleys to Marrakesh. Your 3 days Desert tour from Errachidia to Marrakesh with us ends here.

⟐ Meals: Breakfast

Additional accommodation can be pre-booked if you wish to explore Marrakech. Find out things you can do during your stay in Marrakech and beyond.

Private Day Excursions from Marrakech:

◈ Road Map of 3 Days from Errachidia to Marrakech

Important Note

If the above proposed 3-Day Sahara Desert Trip from Errachidia to Marrakech not align with your preferences, then feel free to contact us. We specialize in crafting personalized Morocco Desert tours from Errachidia, tailored to suit your desired duration and interests. Whether you’re traveling with family, relatives, or friends, simply inform us of your timeframe and desired activities, and leave the rest to us. Our dedicated team at Morocco Tabiarte Tours is here to answer all your questions, provide detailed quotes for our Morocco Private tours, and offer valuable advice on optimal timings and destinations. Whether you’re seeking guidance or ready to make a booking, we’re committed to assisting you every step of the way.

FAQ

How far is Merzouga Desert from Errachidia?

Merzouga Desert is approximately 128 kilometers southeast of Errachidia. The journey takes around two hours by car.

How many days should I spend in Merzouga?

A typical stay in Merzouga is 2 to 3 days to fully appreciate the desert experience. This allows time for camel treks, exploring the dunes, and enjoying cultural activities.

What is the best time to visit Merzouga Desert?

The best time to visit is during the autumn, winter and spring when temperatures are milder. Avoid the extreme heat of summer months.

What should I pack for a trip to Merzouga Desert?

It’s recommended to pack comfortable clothing suitable for warm weather during the day and cooler temperatures at night. Essentials include sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, a scarf for protection from the desert wind, comfortable shoes for walking, and a small backpack for personal items. It’s also advisable to bring a camera to capture the stunning landscapes and memorable moments.

How long is the Camel ride in Erg Chebbi Sand dunes?

The camel trek is about an hour, with a break in the heart of the desert in order to witness the sunset. If you prefer to walk, then you can walk alongside our camel caravan, but bear in mind that walking in the sand can be tiring.

Whether you choose to embrace the adventure of a camel ride or opt for the convenience of a 4×4 transfer, the choice is yours. Erg Chebbi’s enchanting desert camp awaits, promising an unforgettable getaway amidst the breathtaking dunes.

Is Wi-Fi available in the desert Camp?

Wi-Fi availability in the desert camps can vary depending on the specific camp you choose. Some desert camps may offer Wi-Fi access to their guests, while others may not have this facility available.

What are the popular activities in Merzouga Desert?

  • Camel Trekking: Enjoy a camel ride through the majestic Sahara desert, immersing yourself in the serene landscape.
  • Sand-boarding: Slide down the sandy slopes of the dunes on a sand-board, experiencing the thrill of this desert sport.
  • Desert Glamping: Spend a night in a desert camp, where you can relax, enjoy traditional Moroccan cuisine, and marvel at the starry night sky.
  • Quad Biking: Embark on an adrenaline-filled quad bike ride across the desert, exploring the sandy terrain and experiencing the exhilaration of off-road riding.
  • Dune Buggy Rides: Hop on a dune buggy and embark on an adventure across the dunes. These off-road vehicles offer a thrilling and fast-paced experience in the desert.
  • Off-Road Adventures: Embark on off-road excursions in 4×4 vehicles, exploring the rugged desert landscape, visiting hidden oases, and discovering remote areas not easily accessible by regular vehicles.

Can I do a day trip to Merzouga from Errachidia?

Yes, day trips are possible, but to fully experience the desert, consider spending at least one night in Merzouga.

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Soraia Sa

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Exceptional Service! Unforgettable 3-Day Errachidia to Marrakech Desert Tour!

I wholeheartedly recommend this company; our experience was nothing short of amazing. Our driver and friend, Ali, was outstanding—always punctual, ever-smiling, and eager to showcase his beautiful country.

Truly, it’s a journey of a lifetime, a dream realized. The car was not only exceptionally comfortable but also impeccably clean. Every accommodation booked by the company was superb; there’s absolutely nothing we would have changed. The desert, in all its beauty, exceeded our expectations.

For those seeking a trustworthy and reliable travel company, look no further. Kudos and gratitude to Ali for curating such an extraordinary experience!

24 December 2023
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