2 Days Marrakech to Marrakech Desert Tour via Merzouga (Erg Chebbi)

2 Days Marrakech to Merzouga Tour

Read our 2 Days Marrakech to Merzouga Tour. Find more about the itinerary before you book it.

Erg Chebbi  is one of Morocco’s two Saharian Ergs – large seas of dunes formed by wind-blown sand. The other is Erg Chigaga near M’hamid.

The dunes of Erg Chebbi reach a height of up to 150 meters in places and altogether it spans an area of 50 kilometers from north to south and up to 5–10 kilometers from east to west lining the Algerian border.

The nearest sizable town is Erfoud, about 60 kilometers further north. One other city is Rissani, around 40 kilometers from Merzouga, and from the 8th to the 14th century there was a separate kingdom, known as Sijilmassa, which was prosperous owing to former caravan routes.

 

2 Days / 1 Night, Marrakech to Marrakech – Via Erg Chebbi Dunes:

Day 1: Marrakech-Tizi N’tichka Pass-Ait Benhaddou-Ouarzazate-Kelaa M’gouna-Boumalne Dades-Tinghir-Erfoud- Desert.

Today, we pick you up from your Hotel in Marrakech, and departure to Ait Benhaddou over the mountains of high Atlas passing through the Tizi N’tichka pass (2260 m in altitude), visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou and stop for lunch in a local restaurant along the way, later we will drive to Ouarzazate and stop near the atlas film studios for a photo then continue to the city center for a panoramic view of the kasbah of Taourirt, Kalaa M’gouna , Boumalne du Dades,  along with a panoramic view of Dades valley.

Later on, we will continue to Todra gorges via Imider and Tineghir. Stopping along the way for photos and admiring the views. Arrival to Todra Gorges to enjoy its marvelous Canyons views, later on continue to Tinejdad and have then  Erfoud.

We will continue to the captivating dunes of Erg Chebbi, these dunes are called also Merzouga Dunes. Arrive to the hotel and get ready for a camel trek for an hour and half to enjoy the sunset. While on the back of your dromedary, you will continue to the camp for an overnight in traditional nomad tent.

Dinner and spend the night in a bivouac in the middle of the dunes.

Day 2: Erg Chebbi (Merzouga) – Marrakech

After enjoying the amazing sunrise among the sand dunes and having breakfast, you ride back your Camels to the Auberge.

You will travel back directly to Marrakech and have few stops on the way. Enjoying your lunch then continue to the red city of Marrakech over the mountains of high Atlas passing through the Tizi N’tichka pass (2260 m in altitude).

Arrival to Marrakech and Drop off in your accommodation in Marrakech.

 

 

About accommodations and hotels we use:

We have a selection of accommodations, and to give more options to our clients, we have arranged the accommodations in two categories: The standard accommodation and  Mid-range accommodation (Luxury),  Note that you can mix nights between standard and mid-range accommodations and for this option let us know which night.

To see our accommodation we use in each city, please visit our “Stay and hotels”  page, you will find it in  “Our Offers” section.

 

About this tour cost :

The price includes a package and it is based on many factors, such as the number of people, accommodation choice…

To have an idea about our pricing plans, please visit our “Payment-Cost ¥”  Section in our website. the final price may have slight changes, and for exact values. Please contact us by using our  “Booking” page.

 

About what is included  and excluded from the price:

Our packages includes many things. To get to know what is included and excluded in the price of our excellent and ideal Morocco Sahara Desert Tours, please  refer to our “Tour Package” page in our website , you will find it in  “Our Offers” section.

 

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2 Days Marrakech to Marrakech Desert Tour via Zagora Dunes

2 Days Marrakech to Zagora Dunes

Why you should book the 2 Days Marrakech to Marrakech Desert Tour via Zagora Dunes? If you have limited time in Marrakech, Morocco only.

Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Draa Valley – Zagora Dunes

The tour departs from Marrakech before 8:00 in a comfortable and air-conditioned minibus. After crossing the Atlas Mountains, we reach Oarzazate and Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, where many Hollywood movies are being filmed. There is a possibility to visit the Atlas film studios during the tour either on the first or the second day.
Later on you will have your lunch  and  just after  you will travel to the south and cross the second pass which is Tizi N’Tnifift at 1710m and Ait Saoun village, the former route of caravans for Sahara traders coming from “Tombouktou”, you will reach the first administrative center called “Agdez Village” that marks the source of Draa Valley, with it’s 6 successive palm groves stating (Mezguita palmary, Fezouata…) and Kasbahs stating the famous Tamnougalt Kasbah. You will continue through the lunar landscapes and the Pre-Sahara routes until you get to Zagora which is a small town, the native region of Saadian dynasty (Saadian tombs in Marrakech) who used to rule Morocco in the XVII century. You will take a camel trek , ride the camels by the sunset and get to the camp and enjoy a dinner and overnight in the tents.

 

Day 2: Zagora Dunes – Agdez – High Atlas & Tichka – Marrakech.

Wake  up early to watch the sunrise over the dunes while having your  breakfast, after these  amazing moments you will ride  your  camels  back  to meet your driver, then drive back to Marrakech.

We will go  toward Ouarzazate, then stop for lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you will continue the drive Atlas Mountains to get to Marrakesh.  drop off at your accommodation you provided us earlier.

 

 

 

About accommodations and hotels we use:

We have a selection of accommodations, and to give more options to our clients, we have arranged the accommodations in two categories: The standard accommodation and  Mid-range accommodation (Luxury),  Note that you can mix nights between standard and mid-range accommodations and for this option let us know which night.

To see our accommodation we use in each city, please visit our “Stay and hotels”  page, you will find it in  “Our Offers” section.

 

About this tour cost :

The price includes a package and it is based on many factors, such as the number of people, accommodation choice…

To have an idea about our pricing plans, please visit our “Payment-Cost ¥”  Section in our website. the final price may have slight changes, and for exact values. Please contact us by using our  “Booking” page.

 

About what is included  and excluded from the price:

Our packages includes many things. To get to know what is included and excluded in the price of our excellent and ideal Morocco Sahara Desert Tours, please  refer to our “Tour Package” page in our website , you will find it in  “Our Offers” section.

 

About booking or suggesting a new plan:

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Camel Ride and Desert Tent Overnight

 Real Sahara desert (Erg Chebbi near Merzouga) :

The best destination of Morocco for a desert expedition whether in a 4×4 car or by camels and dromedaries. Morocco’s famous sand dunes are Erg Chebbi near Merzouga and Erg Chegaga near Zagora and & Mhamid. In this page we focus on Erg Chebbi sea sand, Merzouga, Rissani and Erfoud.

 

 

Overnight  in a tent with a Camel ride (This trip  starts  from Erfoud, 1 hour drive to the desert):

The highest and most impressive sand dunes in Morocco can be reached from Marrakech, Fes and Ouarzazate. Please check our Morocco Desert Tours for a well organized Sahara tour that will save your time and erase your worries. If you are driving your rented car from Marrakech or Ouarzazate through the Todra Gorges you will pass by Erfoud which is a city base for sunset/sunrise excursion in a 4×4 for most tourist buses and also if you are coming from Fez through Errachidia.  In case that you prefer to drive your normal car from Ouarzazate via Agdez, N’kob, Tazarrine, Alnif you will pass by Rissani and Merzouga village. You can arrange for a 4×4 pick up and transfer to Erg Chebbi with us.

Question: Why 4×4 vehicles instead of normal vehicle or car rental? -A- The answer is so simple; these majestic dunes are accessible only by 4wd to cross the off-road

 

Overnight  in a tent with a Camel ride (This trip  start in front of the hotel at the dune line):

From the hotel at the edge of the dunes. You can take a camel trip and overnight in the Sahara Desert. You will trek on a dromedary for an hour and half onto the dunes to watch the sunset. Then continue across the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi to reach the camp to spend the night in Nomad Berber tents and enjoy a traditional dinner. Enjoy drum party and browse the starry night sky. In the next morning, get very earlier to see the breathtaking sunrise. After breakfast, the caravans will transfer you back to the hotel over the dunes for shower.

 

 Sunrise Camel ride  (This trip  starts in front of the hotel at the dune line):

Take a camel trip in the Sahara Desert at Erg chebbi. You will trek on a camel for a 1/2-hour onto the dunes to watch the sunrise. Climb to the top of a dune and see the amazing view of the sun rising up over the Algerian border. Experience the calm and silence of the desert. Return back to the hotel located on the edge of the dunes for your morning breakfast.

 

Sunset Camel Ride (This trip  starts in front of the hotel at the dune line):

From the Auberge located on the foot of the dunes, you will take a short camel ride for 1/2-hour to dive into the sea sand to reach the biggest and highest dunes for a wonderful view of the sun setting up while admiring the calm and peace of Sahara. Return to the Auberge to enjoy a delicious dinner or spend the night in a room or in the nearby tents.

 

 

 

About accommodations and hotels we use:

We have a selection of accommodations, and to give more options to our clients, we have arranged the accommodations in two categories: The standard accommodation and  Mid-range accommodation (Luxury),  Note that you can mix nights between standard and mid-range accommodations and for this option let us know which night.

To see our accommodation we use in each city, please visit our “Stay and hotels”  page, you will find it in  “Our Offers” section.

 

About this tour cost :

The price includes a package and it is based on many factors, such as the number of people, accommodation choice…

To have an idea about our pricing plans, please visit our “Payment-Cost ¥”  Section in our website. the final price may have slight changes, and for exact values. Please contact us by using our  “Booking” page.

 

About what is included  and excluded from the price:

Our packages includes many things. To get to know what is included and excluded in the price of our excellent and ideal Morocco Sahara Desert Tours, please  refer to our “Tour Package” page in our website , you will find it in  “Our Offers” section.

 

About booking or suggesting a new plan:

Please click on the right button, if you would like to check our availability, book or ask more details about  this trip.  Or if you want to modify and suggest your own itinerary, Please click the left button:

 

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