3 Days from Ouarzazate to Merzouga

Embark on a 3-day journey from Ouarzazate, often referred to as the Gateway to the Sahara, to the mesmerizing dunes of Merzouga. This tour offers a chance to delve into the heart of the Moroccan desert, experiencing its vast landscapes and unique culture. Here’s how you can make the most of this desert odyssey.

Day 1: Ouarzazate to Dades Valley – Journey Begins

Start your adventure in Ouarzazate, a city famous for its film studios and stunning kasbahs. Visit the Taourirt Kasbah, a well-preserved fortress that offers a glimpse into traditional Moroccan architecture.

Depart Ouarzazate and head towards the Dades Valley, known for its breathtaking natural beauty, including the Dades Gorge with its dramatic rock formations. The journey takes you through the Valley of the Roses, known for its fragrant rose fields used in perfumery. Spend the night in the Dades Valley, enjoying the serene environment and starlit sky.

Day 2: Dades Valley to Merzouga – Entering the Sahara

After enjoying the morning in the Dades Valley, travel towards the Todra Gorges, another spectacular natural wonder with towering rock walls. This site is popular among climbers and offers a fantastic walking opportunity along the riverbed.

Continue your journey to Merzouga, the gateway to the Erg Chebbi dunes. These massive sand dunes are a quintessential image of the Sahara. Upon arrival, embark on a camel trek to delve deeper into the desert. Experience the tranquility and vastness of the Sahara as you watch the sunset over the dunes. Spend the night in a desert camp, where you can enjoy traditional Berber hospitality, music, and a night under the stars.

Day 3: Merzouga and Surroundings – Desert Exploration

Wake up early to catch a stunning sunrise over the dunes. After breakfast, explore the area around Merzouga. Visit the village of Khamlia, known for its Gnawa music, a unique form of rhythmic music with West African roots. Alternatively, take a 4×4 excursion to explore the desert landscape further, visiting nomadic families or the fossil beds.

In the afternoon, begin your journey back to Ouarzazate. Reflect on the experiences of the past few days, from the lush valleys and gorges to the expansive sands of the Sahara. The contrast in landscapes highlights the diversity and beauty of Morocco’s natural environment.

This 3-day journey from Ouarzazate to Merzouga offers an immersive experience into the Sahara Desert, providing an opportunity to witness some of Morocco’s most stunning natural wonders and to engage with its rich cultural heritage.

Tour Included :

– Tour in 4×4 vehicle/Minibus with A/C
– Driver/guide
– Fuel
– Hotel/riad overnight stays (breakfast & dinner included)
– Camel Trekking & Night in Desert
– Camel Per person
– Turban each for the Camel trip in Desert
– Sandboarding in The Dunes

Not included :

– Flight
– Lunchs
– Drinks

From €1,230 / per person
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Found this company on the internet, we (2 of us) wanted a customized trip around Morocco with a driver, arranging everything was easy and matter of fact. Nothing went wrong, our driver Hassan was respectful, knowledgeable (almost funny lol) helpful .

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We came from Taiwan. we are so lucky to choose Tamlalt Tours. Our driver Hassan neither hesitate help us in everything. He took us to everywhere if we want to go. And help us to solve the problem of accommodation in Tangier. I'd recommend this company to anyone travelling to Morocco. and thank you so much ~Hassan

I would definitely come back!! Best tour ever!!!! Sofia arballo

We came all the way from mexico, and would love to do it again!!! I cannot thank enough Brahim for everything he did for us! Ali drove us all the way from Marrakech to the desert for two days, making several stops , visiting amazing little towns and beautiful sceneries, like the Dades Gorges, this little town called Ait Benhaddou and more! Ali was very nice to us all the time,

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Our driver, Ali, came to our hotel in Marrakech to pick us up. After that we drove through Atlas to Ait Ben Haddou then Dades gorges. Next day, we visited Toudra gorges and Merzouga, where we enjoyed an marvelous sunshine on the top of a dune and a camel trek.

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