Sahara desert 3 days from Marrakesh
Day 1: Marrakesh – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazat – Rose valley – Dades gorges :
The road trip starts by driving towards Kasbah Aitbenhadou via the highest pass in Africa Tizi N’ Tichka (Altitude 2260 m ) while enjoying the super views of the giant High Atlas Mountains with the panoramic Berber villages. We continue the journey to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Aït Benhaddou. Situated on a hill along the Ouarzazate River, This beautiful example of southern Moroccan architecture has been used as a backdrop for over 20 famous movies including Lawrence of Arabia, Game of thrones, The Mummy, and Gladiator. We pass by Ouarzazat one major Berber city in southern Morocco known as the Hollywood of Africa and by the rose valley and overnight in a hotel in the Dades Gorges.
Day 2: Dades Gorges – Todra Gorges – Erfoud – Rissani – Merzouga (Desert camp):
After breakfast in your hotel we leave the Dades gorges and head to Todra gorges Gorge via Tinghir and the lush valley of Todra where you will have a little hike along the narrow and high cliffs of Todra. Aftwards, we contiue to Merzouga via the dramatic stony desert, and the palmeries of Erfoud (capital of the fossiles) and Rissani known for its largest market in the south. In the afternoon we arrive to Merzouga desert where you get ready and accompanied by a camel guide to go for an authentic camel trek experience of around 90 minutes where you can catch the sunset in the heart of the Erg Chebbi dunes and spend a memorable night with millions of shiny stars, enjoy a Berber dinner, drum party and sleep in a traditional nomadic tent.
Day 3: Merzouga – Alnif – Agdz – Ouarzazat- Marrakech :
After an early wake up to watch the sunrise, you will ride your camels back to your hotel for taking a shower and eat breakfast. Next we will drive to Ourzazat through the range of the dramatic Anti Atlas mountains passing by Alnif which is famous the Henna groves and Agdz a small town located at shore of the Draa River that is considered the longest in Morocco. After lunch in Ouarzazat we continue by the High Atlas mountains to Marrakech. Arrival 7pm Aprx.