Desert Tours


Here is a list of tours which begin from MARRAKECH to THE DUNES OF ERG CHEBBI
 
TOUR 1
Three days departing from Marrakech (3days & 2 nights)
Day 1: Marrakech - Ouarzazate - Dadès Gorges

Our journey starts from Marrakech to Dadès Gorges. We travel across the Tizi-n-Tichka Atlas pass (2260m), with far-reaching views across the mountains, to the traditional High Atlas Berber village of Telouet and take a guided tour of the Kasbah of El Glaoui, former War Lord and Pasha of Marrakech. We continue and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of c, a spectacular fortified village (ksour). We have our lunch at Ait Benhaddou or Ouarzazate and continue to Dadès Gorges where we well spend the night in a riad/hotel.

Day 2: From Dadès Gorges to Merzouga

After breakfast, we go from Dadès Gorges to the Sahara desert of Merzouga. Berber villages are scattered along the way. We’ll pass through Tinjdad, Jorf and Erfoud in which we’ll feel the beginning of the Saharan Oasis of Tafilalt and then continue to Merzouga. After relaxing for a time, we go for the camels that are waiting to take us on an adventure in the sand dunes. We will spend the night in an equipped camp with drums music in the middle of the Sahara, which is a great opportunity to take lovely pictures of the sunset and sunrise. When we arrive to the camp, we climb the high dunes to see the sunset and spend the night in nomad tents

Day 3: Merzouga - Ouarzazate – Marrakech

After watching the sunrise we go back to Merzouga. We will have an opportunity to take a shower and have a lovely breakfast. Then we start our journey back to Ouarzazate. On our way, we visit the Berber shops where you may purchase souvenirs like fossils, carpets, lamps, leather… We arrive Ouarzazate in the afternoon and from there head back to Marrakech.

Price includes:
- Three days tour with an AC Land cruiser 4x4
- English speaking driver
- Fuel
- 1 night at the Hotel plus dinner and breakfast.
- 1 night under a Berber tent plus dinner and breakfast
- 2 hours camel riding.





TOUR 2
Four days departing from Marrakech (4 days & 3 nights)
Day 1: Marrakech - Ouarzazate - Dadès Gorges

Our journey starts from Marrakech to Dadès Gorges. We travel across the Tizi-n-Tichka Atlas pass (2260m), with far-reaching views across the mountains, to the traditional High Atlas Berber village of Telouet and take a guided tour of the Kasbah of El Glaoui, former War Lord and Pasha of Marrakech. We continue and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou, a spectacular fortified village (ksour). We have our lunch at Ait Benhaddou or Ouarzazate and continue to Dadès Valley where we well spend the night in a riad/hotel.

Day 2: from Dadès Gorges to Merzouga

After breakfast, we go from Dadès Gorges to the Sahara desert of Merzouga. Berber villages are scattered along the way. We’ll pass through Tinjdad, Jorf and Erfoud in which we’ll feel the beginning of the Saharan Oasis of Tafilalt and then continue to Merzouga. After relaxing for a time, we go for the camels that are waiting to take us on an adventure in the sand dunes. We will spend the night in an equipped camp with drums music in the middle of the Sahara, which is a great opportunity to take lovely pictures of the sunset and sunrise. When we arrive to the camp, we climb the high dunes to see the sunset and spend the night in nomad tents.

Day 3: Merzouga - Ouarzazate

After watching the sunrise we go back to Merzouga. We will have an opportunity to take a shower and have a lovely breakfast. Then we start our journey back to Ouarzazate. On our way, we visit the Berber shops where you may purchase souvenirs like fossils, carpets, lamps, leather… We arrive Ouarzazate in the afternoon and spend the night in a hotel.

Day 4: Ouarzazate – Marrakech

Leaving Ouarzazate in the morning we will have another chance to visit Ait Benhaddou for lunch and tour in this world heritage site. This famous 11th century kasbah was used as a backdrop for more than 20 films including famous Gladiator. After lunch we will start our journey back to Marrakech through Tizi-n- Tichka and reach Marrakech in the evening.





TOUR 3
Five days departing from Marrakech (5 days & 4 nights)
Day 1: Marrakech - Ouarzazate - Dadès Gorges

Our journey starts from Marrakech to Dadès Gorges. We travel across the Tizi-n-Tichka Atlas pass (2260m), with far-reaching views across the mountains, to the traditional High Atlas Berber village of Telouet and take a guided tour of the Kasbah of El Glaoui, former War Lord and Pasha of Marrakech. We continue and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou, a spectacular fortified village (ksour). We have our lunch at Ait Benhaddou or Ouarzazate and continue to Dadès Valley where we well spend the night in a riad/hotel.

Day 2: from Dadès Gorges to Merzouga

After breakfast, we go from Dadès Gorges to the Sahara desert of Merzouga. Berber villages are scattered along the way. We’ll pass through Tinjdad, Jorf and Erfoud in which we’ll feel the beginning of the Saharan Oasis of Tafilalt and then continue to Merzouga. Dinner is served in the hotel near Erg Chebbi where we will spend the night and listen to Berber music.

Day 3: 4x4 Desert Tour

In the morning, we start our tour around the dunes of Erg Chebbi. We will visit a berber house and listen to some Gnawa music; originally from Ghana, and Sudan. We will visit some deserted mines, Berber nomads and oasis of palm trees. For lunch we will head back to Merzouga. After relaxing for a time we will go for the camels that are waiting to take us on an adventure in the sand dunes. We will spend the night in an equipped camp with drums music in the middle of the Sahara, which is a great opportunity to take lovely pictures of the sunset and sunrise. When we arrive to the camp, we climb the high dunes to see the sunset and spend the night in nomad tents.

Day 4: Merzouga - Ouarzazate

After watching the sunrise we go back to Merzouga. We will have an opportunity to take a shower and have a lovely breakfast. Then we start our journey back to Ouarzazate. On our way, we visit the Berber shops where you may purchase souvenirs like fossils, carpets, lamps, leather… We arrive Ouarzazate in the afternoon and spend the night in a hotel.

Day 5: Ouarzazate – Marrakech

Leaving Ouarzazate in the morning we will have another chance to visit Ait Benhaddou for lunch and tour in this world heritage site. This famous 11th century kasbah was used as a backdrop for more than 20 films including famous Gladiator. After lunch we will start our journey back to Marrakech through Tizi-n- Tichka and reach Marrakech in the evening.







TOUR 4
Three days departing from Fes (3 days & 2 nights)
Day 1: Fes - Medilt - Todgha Gorges

After having a breakfast in Fes, we head Todgha Gorges , passing through Ifrane to arrive to the cedar forests of Azrou where the wild monkeys are located. It will be good opportunity to take photos of wilderness in Morocco. We will have our lunch in a small Berber village, Zaida and continue the way through the Atlas Mountains enjoying the landscapes of Medilt to arrive the small town of Rich. Here, we turn right to pass through the famous town of Imilchil before arriving to Todgha Gorges in evening.

Day 2: Todgha Gorges - Merzouga

We will travel from Todgha gorges to Merzouga. Berber villages are scattered along the way. We’ll pass through Tinjdad, Jorf and Erfoud in which we’ll feel the beginning of the Saharan Oasis of Tafilalt and then continue to Merzouga. There we will go to ride the camels in the dunes of Erg Chebbi. It is a great experience to imagine yourself riding a camel in erg Chebbi where the silence of the desert is dominating then anything else. Before we reach the camp, we will leave the camels and walk to a high dune to see the sunset. Dinner will be served under a Berber tent with Berber drums music.

Day 3: Merzouga - Fes

After an early sunrise, we will ride the camels back to Merzouga, have an opportunity to take a shower and have a breakfast. Then we'll start our tour back to Fes.



TOUR 5
Four days departing from Fes (4 days & 3 nights)
Day 1: Fes - Medilt - Todgha Gorges

After having a breakfast in Fes, we head Todgha Gorges , passing through Ifrane to arrive to the cedar forests of Azrou where the wild monkeys are located. It will be good opportunity to take photos of wilderness in Morocco. We will have our lunch in a small Berber village, Zaida and continue the way through the Atlas Mountains enjoying the landscapes of Medilt to arrive the small town of Er-Rich. Here, we turn right to pass through the famous town of Imilchil before arriving to Todgha Gorges in evening.

Day 2: Todgha Gorges - Merzouga

We will travel from Todgha gorges to Merzouga. Berber villages are scattered along the way. We’ll pass through Tinjdad, Jorf and Erfoud in which we’ll feel the beginning of the Saharan Oasis of Tafilalt and then continue to Merzouga where we will spend the night.

Day 3: 4x4 and Camel Tour

In the morning, we start our tour around the dunes of Erg Chebbi. We will visit a berber house and listen to some Gnawa music; originally from Ghana, and Sudan. We will visit some deserted mines, Berber nomads and oasis of palm trees. For lunch we will head back to Merzouga. After relaxing for a time we will go for the camels that are waiting to take us on an adventure in the sand dunes. We will spend the night in an equipped camp with drums music in the middle of the Sahara, which is a great opportunity to take lovely pictures of the sunset and sunrise. When we arrive to the camp, we climb the high dunes to see the sunset and spend the night in nomad tents.

Day 4: Merzouga - Fes

After an early sunrise, we will ride the camels back to Merzouga, have an opportunity to take a shower and have a breakfast. Then we'll start our tour back to Fes.





TOUR 6
Three days departing from Ouarzazate
Day 1: Ouarzazate - Merzouga

We depart from Ouarzazate and head to Merzouga which is known for the highest sand dunes in North Africa. The desert of Erg Chebbi is about 20 km long, 5 km wide and is a unique, multifaceted environment. On our way, we will have the chance to see many oases such as the oasis of Tinjdad. We will continue our tour passing through the little Berber towns of Mellab, Touroug, Erfoud and Rissani. After visiting Rissani Market, we will continue our way enjoying the green oasis of Ziz–Tafilalet and the black Hamada before arriving to Merzouga.

Day 2: Tour around the desert by 4x4, camel ride and night in the desert

In the morning, we start our tour around the dunes of Erg Chebbi. We will visit a berber house and listen to some Gnawa music; originally from Ghana, and Sudan. We will visit some deserted mines, Berber nomads and oasis of palm trees. For lunch we will head back to Merzouga. After relaxing for a time we will go for the camels that are waiting to take us on an adventure in the sand dunes. We will spend the night in an equipped camp with drums music in the middle of the Sahara, which is a great opportunity to take lovely pictures of the sunset and sunrise. When we arrive to the camp, we climb the high dunes to see the sunset and spend the night in nomad tents.

Day 3: Merzouga - Ouarzazate

After an early sunrise, we will ride the camels back to Merzouga, have an opportunity to take a shower and have a breakfast. Then we'll start our tour back to Ouarzazate.



TOUR 7
8 days – Sahara Desert and Imperial Cities
Day 1: Casablanca - Rabat - Meknes – Fes

On the first day of our trip we depart from Casablanca for Fes. The road to Fes takes us along a beautiful stretch of farmlands where olives, grain, vegetables and grapes are grown.Before arriving to Fes, we will visit Meknes and Volubilis. Volubilis is the sight of the famous Roman ruins left from the Roman Empire's most southern outpost. Meknes is the site of the first Arab dynasty created by Moulay Ismail and has the The Madrasa Bou Inania and the Bab Mansour, the Gateway to Moulay Ismail Palace. This leads us into the Henri es-Souani, the horses stable and granaries. Upstairs is a rooftop garden and cafe with a great view of the city. Arrive into Fes, check into the hotel.

Day 2: Fes sightseeing

After breakfast, we will begin our visit of "the oldest living Medina in the world” with a local official tour guide. We will tour the Medina with its "souks" (markets), stopping at the gateway of the Royal Palace, the 9th century Karouine Mosque and University.We will visit also the tomb of the city founder "Moulay Idriss II". Lunch will be held at one of the traditional restaurants in the old Medina. After lunch we will continue our tour to visit the Nejjarine Fountain, the old Harem Garden and the Batha Museum. On the way back to the hotel, we will stop to enjoy a panoramic view of the city.

Day 3: Fes - Merzouga

In the morning we will go into the mountains to a region known as Imouzzer, which is blanketed by forests of cedar, juniper and cork oak. The area is well known for having abundant wildlife and we may see many types of birds, wild boar and Barbary apes on our scenic drive. Then the road will start climb into the Middle Atlas Mountains where we may see the slopes dotted by the tents and goat herds of nomadic Berbers who call this rugged region home. After late lunch in Midelt, we continue on mountain roads overlooking the wide flowing Oued Ziz. Passing Kasbahs and palm groves we pass through the adobe colored city of Er-Rachidia and arrive in the late afternoon to Merzouga, city on the outskirts of the Sahara Desert where we will spend the night.

Arrival in Marrakech evening 8 p.m. (approximately).

Day 4: Tour around Erg Chebbi by 4x4 - camel ride and night in desert camp

In the morning, we start our tour around the dunes of Erg Chebbi. We will visit a berber house and listen to some Gnawa music; originally from Ghana, and Sudan. We will visit some deserted mines, Berber nomads and oasis of palm trees. For lunch we will head back to Merzouga. After relaxing for a time we will go for the camels that are waiting to take us on an adventure in the sand dunes. We will spend the night in an equipped camp with drums music in the middle of the Sahara, which is a great opportunity to take lovely pictures of the sunset and sunrise. When we arrive to the camp, we climb the high dunes to see the sunset and spend the night in nomad tents.

Arrival in Marrakech evening 8 p.m. (approximately).

Day 5: Merzouga – Ouarzazate

After watching the sunrise we go back to Merzouga. We will have an opportunity to take a shower and have a lovely breakfast. Then we start our journey back to Ouarzazate. On our way, we visit the Berber shops where you may purchase souvenirs like fossils, carpets, lamps, leather… We arrive Ouarzazate in the afternoon and spend the night in a hotel.

Day 6: Ouarzazate – Marrakech

Leaving Ouarzazate in the morning we will have another chance to visit Ait Benhaddou for lunch and tour in this world heritage site. This famous 11th century kasbah was used as a backdrop for more than 20 films including famous Gladiator. After lunch we will start our journey back to Marrakech through Tizi-n- Tichka and reach Marrakech in the evening.

Day 7: Marrakesh

A full-day tour of Marrakech. We will visit the Menara, a surrounded pool by flowerbeds that function as an irrigation system for the surrounded fields. The sightseeing tour will cover several impressive sights: The Koutoubia mosque, Majorelle Gardens, Bahia Palace and Dar Si Said Palace museum of jewellery. Optional lunch will be in the Medina followed by a walk through the colorful souks of Marrakech. We will enjoy a sunset drink overlooking the exciting Djemaa El Fna Square from a terrace of a cafe, dinner and night at hotel.

Day 8: Marrakesh - Casablanca

We will be leaving in the morning and head back to Casablanca where our tour have started.















TOUR 8
Sunrise Tour
This is the tour you must select if you want the see the beautiful sunrise over the dune of Hassi Labied. The Sunrise starts around 5am and takes 30 minutes to reach the highest dune of Hassi Labied. We visit the garden on the way back. For this tour you don't need to set the alarm clock. Enjoy your night and we will come around for a wake-up call.
TOUR 9
Sunset Tour
The Sunset tour begins around 5:30pm. It takes almost half an hour to reach the sand dunes of Erg chebbi on top a camel. Then, we will leave the camels in about 80 meters to reach the highest dune of Merzouga. For those who want to see a panoramic view they must climb to the top, which will take another 10 minutes. If you prefer not to hike up the highest dunes, the area around the camel "parking" is perfect to watch the sunset. After having enjoying the view, we travel back to the village. This tour includes a stop at the garden where you will have a short explanation about the canal system.
TOUR 10
Camel Trekking - One night in the desert
If just watching the Sunrise or Sunset is not enough for you and want the spend a night in the desert, this tour is for you. After a delicious lunch, the trek will start right into the secluded desert. You do not need to worry about anything but enjoy the experience because we will make everything ready for you. The camels will be packed with food, blankets and everything else which we will need. We will take you to the oasis in the middle of the dunes and spend the night around a campfire. In that magical night you will see the lights over the dunes like you have never seen them before with all their shine and intensity.

In the morning you will have a chance to watch the sunrise from just behind the Algerian border, which is about 50km from Merzouga and take nice pictures that will always remind you this wonderful experience. After the breakfast you will be brought back to the Auberge which is where the tour ends.

Questions and Answers

1- How to get to Merzouga in Morocco's public transport, departing from Marrakech? (From Marrakech to Merzouga)

The bus (supratours) depart from Marrakech to Merzouga daily at 8.00 morning and arrive a Merzouga at 21:00

2- How to get to Merzouga departing from Fes? (From Fes to Merzouga)

The bus (supratours) depart from Fes to Merzouga daily at 19:00 night and arrive a Merzouga at 06:00 morning

For more informations about "SUPRATOURS" bus click here SupraTours





TOUR 11
Camel Trekking – Two nights in the desert
After a delicious lunch, the trek will start right into the secluded desert. You do not need to worry about anything but enjoy the experience because we will make everything ready for you. The camels will be packed with food, blankets and everything else, which we will need. We will take you to the oasis in the middle of the dunes where we will spend the night around a campfire, have a wonderful dinner and spend the night in nomad tents. In that magical night you will see the lights over the dunes like you have never seen them before with all their shine and intensity.

The next morning, after the breakfast in the camp, we will ride the camels to visit and have lunch with nomad people. Then we will head back to leave the camels and take our sand boards. We will climb to high dunes where we will have a chance to have fun sand boarding. We will walk back to the camp after the sunset where we will spend the night.

In the morning, we will ride the camel back to Merzouga after the sunrise, where we will have a chance to have a delicious breakfast and take a shower.

Questions and Answers

1) How to get to Merzouga in Morocco's public transport, departing from Marrakech? (From Marrakech to Merzouga)

The bus (supratours) depart from Marrakech to Merzouga daily at 8.00 morning and arrive a Merzouga at 21:00

2) How to get to Merzouga departing from Fes? (From Fes to Merzouga)

The bus (supratours) depart from Fes to Merzouga daily at 19:00 night and arrive a Merzouga at 06:00 morning

For more informations about "SUPRATOURS" bus click here SupraTours





TOUR 12
4x4 Desert Tours around Erg Chebbi
After breakfast begin the drive to explore to the tiny villages around Erg Chebbi dunes such as Hassi Labied, Merzouga and Khamlia. In Hassi Labied you will have a stop at the garden where you will view canal irrigation system.

From here we continue the trail toward Merzouga. Near Merzouga, we will have a chance to see Dayet Srji lake that forms in spring time which attracts flocks of pink flamingos and wildlife. Bird-watchers will enjoy this peaceful area. On our way to Khamlia we expect to meet locals showing their desert foxes. We may also encounter desert reptiles and mammals. In Khamlia, known as the village of black people who were slaves coming from Sudan, we will be welcomed with a cup of tea (Whiskey Berber) while enjoying their spiritual Gnawa music.

Leaving Khamlia our next stop will be the panoramic view of golden dunes near the Algerian border. We may stop for a quick lunch under the shadow of a tree before continuing to visit a Nomad family, who are living under Berber tent and who are taking care herds of cattle, goats and camels. We will be introduced to family members and get to know about their way of living while enjoying the taste of a nice cup of tea. After these we will have a chance to visit the sites of black volcanic rocks.

Continuing on, we will reach the panorama near Yasmina Auberge where you will be amazed with the scene of the dunes in addition to the nearby lake (springtime). We will head back to the hotel for lunch and relaxation.