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Merzouga Gorges & Deserts Private Adventure 3D/2N (Marrakech to Fes)

Itinerary

Merzouga Gorges & Deserts Private Adventure 3D/2N (Marrakech to Fes)

Day 1: Marrakech-Dades Gorges, Morocco

Get picked up from your accommodation on the morning and journey through the stunning Atlas Mountains to Dades Gorges, stopping at the ancient Ait Benhaddou.

After being picked up from your accommodation in Marrakech, you will start travelling south through the beautiful Atlas Mountains over the Tishka Pass, at 2600m. Enjoy a winding, panoramic road which will allow you to experience breathtaking views, together with the opportunity to see the Berber villages of the Atlas, and the traditional houses and daily lives of the Berber people. Your first stop will be at the ancient Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, a bridge in between the mountains and the desert. Next, you will make a stopover in Ouarzazate - the door to the Sahara desert. In the past, the city was a crossroad for African traders travelling to the northern cities of Morocco and Europe. From here, you will make your way to your first night's stop in Dades Gorges where you can relax in the tranquility of the nature that surrounds you.
Approximately 8 hours total driving time.

Day 2: Dades Gorges-Merzouga, Morocco

Discover the incredible Todra Gorge and arrive to the unforgettable Sahara. Ride on camelback into the dunes and spend the night under the stars.

Today you will travel to another Gorge, the mighty Todra, recognized around the world as one of the most spectacular canyons. Spend some time here before heading down to the Sahara onto Erg Chebbi, the giant sand dunes that surround the Berber town of Merzouga. Local legend claims that the dunes were formed when a wealthy couple turned away a tired traveler and were thus punished by having thousands of tons of sand dropped over their house. The expanses of sand at Erg Chebbi shift daily in the wind to create spectacular dunes rising 150 meters in height over the rocky desert at their base. Here you will take the traditional method of transport - on a camel - to reach the Berber camp in time for sunset. Enjoy an evening of Berber hospitality under the stars of the Sahara. Overnight in Merzouga.
Approximately 3-4 hours total driving time

Day 3: Merzouga-Fes, Morocco

Experience the sunrise from the saddle of a camel before being transferred to the bus station in Rissani to catch your bus to Fes.

Wake up early and experience the sunrise from the saddle of a camel before being transferred to Rissani to catch your north-bound bus to Fes, where this wonderful experience will come to an end.
Approximately 8 hours bus time Rissani - Fes

Summary

What’s included?

Extra expenses at the destination
No Local Payment

Accommodation

2 night(s) accommodation included

Local transport

  • Accommodation Pick Up, tour transport
  • Marrakech accommodation pick-up
  • All transportation as per itinerary

Meals

  • 2 Breakfast(s)
  • 2 Dinner(s)

Additional info

Please note that this trip includes long driving times and that in the summer heat, air conditioning cannot always be safely used, as the engine can overheat.

Please be aware that this trip includes a lot of driving time (with a non-English speaking driver) and that transportation in Morocco is often informal, unregulated, and possibly more assertive than in your home country. Please rest assured that this is culturally very normal and that they will always get you safely to your destination. Please also be prepared for a very hot climate, especially in summer, when air conditioning cannot always be safely used as it may cause the engine to overheat.Also, many ‘faux’ (false) guides operate in the Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou region of the Sahara. A ‘false guide’ is someone who will offer to show you an area that you are unfamiliar with and then ask for money. They are not affiliated in anyway whatsoever with Bamba. In places where gainful employment is very low, this is the only form of work and embedded within Morocco infrastructure. You can explore these areas independently if you wish.

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