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2 Day Sahara desert tour from Marrakech To Merzouga

2 Days Tour From Marrakech To Merzouga

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2 Day Sahara desert tour from Marrakech To Merzouga
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This Marrakech to Merzouga 2-day tour and back is a short trip ideal for travellers who have limited time but would love to discover what Morocco has to offer. Experience camel trekking and explore the Erg Chebbi, a world of dunes, palm groves, tracks and hikes. Gaze upon the breathtaking views of the mountains, visit famous UNESCO world heritage sites and enjoy a memorable night of dining under the stars at a desert camp in the Sahara.

This 2 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga typically starts early in the morning. The desert trip begins by crossing the High Atlas Mountains before reaching the Merzouga desert.

This  2 day sahara tour cost will depend on the number of participating travelers, the season, and the category of the desert tour (Standard or Luxury). The cost of this tour from Marrakech to the Merzouga desert and back is between 200 to 420 euros.

At Marrakesh Tours, we offer Private, Standard, and Luxury desert tours. And if you have more than 2 days to spend in Morocco, you can take our 3-Day Desert Tour From Marrakech.

Highlights

  • Cross the High Atlas Mountains through the Tizi N’Tichka trail
  • Visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou world heritage site
  • Stop by the Atlas Movie Studio & Kasbah Taourirt
  • Go on a camel ride, roam thedunes and witness the spectacular sunset at Erg Chebbi
  • Dine under the stars, have fun around a campfire at a nomadic desert camp

Day 1: Marrakech – High Atlas Mountains – Ouarzazate – Merzouga Desert

Our 2 days desert tour from Marrakech will start at your riad (or hotel). Our tour guide/driver from our agency will pick you up early in the morning. From there, we will depart for the Atlas Mountains through the Tizi N’Tichka mountain pass. There will be stops so you can view and take photos of Berber villages and other beautiful sceneries.

We will then proceed to the ksar (or fortified village) of Ait Ben Haddou, a world heritage site declared by UNESCO in 1986. A favourite spot for filmmaking, some of the well-known movies filmed here include Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The Mummy (1999), Alexander (2004), and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010), to name a few.

Our desert tour continues to the Taourirt kasbah, another famous site in the province of Ouarzazate, Morocco. In this desert excursion, you’ll also see the Valley of Roses and Skoura Palm Grove. We’ll have our lunch while we’re in Ouarzazate.

Our   desert trip continues in the afternoon. We’ll pass by the Todra Gorge and Dades Valley, also known as the “Road of a Thousand Kasbahs”. It will be late in the afternoon when we’ll reach the stunning dunes of the Merzouga desert. We’ll go on a camel ride to trek the Erg Chebbi desert. You’ll enjoy the beautiful landscape and the breathtaking view of the sunset.

Day one of our private tour ends when we arrive at a Berber desert camp, where we’ll be greeted with a glass of mint tea. Take a rest while waiting for your dinner, and then enjoy traditional nomadic drumming music around a campfire. Finally, spend the rest of the night in a luxurious tent in this Morocco desert camp.

Day 2: Merzouga Desert – Draa Valley – Agdez – Ouarzazate – Marrakech

In the morning, we suggest you enjoy the beautiful sunrise. Wander through the dunes near the camp, and appreciate the fantastic view of the Sahara desert. After that, have breakfast, take a shower and get ready for our trip back to Marrakech.

We will head back to the original location on a camel ride to meet our tour guide/driver. We have a 4WD vehicle, in case you want an alternative mode of transportation.

Our trip back to Marrakech will be slightly different this time around. From the Merzouga desert, we’ll drive through the Draa valley region. We’ll continue to Agdez, a town famous for its market of dates and an oasis of several hundred thousand palm trees.

On our way to the Draa, we’ll make a few stops to marvel at the beautiful views of the river. Our marrakech-merzouga desert tour continues as we pass through the Anti Atlas mountain range to reach Ouarzazate. We will stop for lunch in this province.

In the afternoon, we’ll continue with our trip returning to Marrakech. We will then drop you off at your riad/hotel. And that concludes our Marrakech to Merzouga desert day trip .

What’s included

  • Pick up & drop off from the riad/hotel/airport
  • Expert tour guide/driver
  • Desert tour in 4WD vehicle/mini bus with AC
  • Breakfast & dinner
  • Camel trek
  • Overnight stay at a Berber desertcamp
  • Sandboarding (Optional)

What’s not included

  • Lunches
  • Water & Drinks
  • Entry fees
  • Tips (Optional)

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    FAQs

    How far is Merzouga from Marrakech?

    The distance from Marrakech to Merzouga is approximately 564 kilometers. On average, the time to cover this distance is around 9 hours, which includes stopping for panoramic views, taking pictures of interesting sites, etc.

    At what time should I set off for a 2-day desert trip from Marrakech to Erg Chebbi ?

    We recommend as early as 6 AM to set off for Marrakech  desert tours. This will allow you to arrive in the desert before the sun goes down.

     What’s the difference between shared and private desert tours?

    Shared desert tours means the transportation is shared during the trip. This does not include private rooms in hotels and private tents in the desert camp.

    What do we need to pack for the 2-day tour Merzouga desert tour?

    You may bring with you a small backpack containing your personal belongings. It is necessary to bring a pair of sunglasses, comfortable footwear, a scarf, etc. You should wear warm clothes in the winter and long trousers and jeans for the camel riding.

    Is my luggage safe during the 2 days tour Marrakech to Merzouga?

    Your luggage will be transported to the desert camp so you’ll have it with you when you get there