Merzouga Desert Tour

It is probably the most suitable and complete trip to explore the best secrets of the south of Morocco including: Taroudant, Aoulouz, taliouine, Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, Ouarzazate, Draa Valley, Zagora, Tamagroute potteries, Erg Chebbi camel ride trek experience, dunes of Merzouga and pre-Saharan landscapes around Tazarine and Alnif.

The sunset and sunrise in the Sahara desert dunes of Merzouga will leave you in awe.

Trek and explore along the valley of Todra Gorge and be amazed by one of the most impressive cliffs of Morocco.

YOUR TOUR

Taht Presentation

  • Comfortable private 4×4 with driver / guide English speaking.
  • Tours 3 days /2 nights, 3 breakfasts and 2 dinners.
  • 1 nights in kasbah. and 1 night in Desert Camp.
  • Half board during the tour.
  • Camel ride tour for 1:00 hour in the sand dunes.
  • Party with drums in berber tent.

Important info:

  • Duration: 3 Days & 2 Nights
  • Departure: 8/9 AM
  • Starting Location: Agadir
  • Ending Location: Agadir

Tour Highlights

  • Cross the high Atlas Mountains
  • Visit The kasbah Ait-Ben haddou
  • Atlas Studio & Kasbah Taourirt
  • Free time to walk in Todra gorges
  • Sahara Camel trek tour
  • Overnight desert camp
  • Draa Valley

We start the trip at 8:00 Am. The first day’s driving is about 373 Km which means the trip will takes from 8:00 Am to 5:00 Pm including stops to discover places, breaks and lunch. On the way you will enjoy seeing orange farms and the Argan trees till you get Troudant .You will stop to see the ‘rebel stronghold ‘ that was built in the 11th century when Taroudant was a small kingdom ,the Ramparts ,the place Assarag and around the medina. And after that, you will drive to Taliouine where the best Moroccan saffron comes from.

It’s is harvested at the beginning of winter, and picked before sunrise so that the flowers do not wilt. And around Taliouine there many saffron cooperatives if you want the driver can take you to see one of them then continue the trip to Tazenakht. The town was described by Charles de Foucauld in 1883 as ‘the home of the Khenif (carpet), where the entire population is occupied in weaving and embroidery. Today Tazenakht is the headquarters of a large cooperative for carpets made in the surrounding mountain villages. Then continue to the village ait Ben hadou Overnight in Berber riad .

After breakfast in the riad, drive back through through the “Road of the thousand Kasbahs” – the fascinating “sand castles”.

We will continue in our journey to stop at Kalaat Mgouna, “The roses city” known for roses and its annual festival during the roses harvest in May, and then continue to Dades valley, and Tinghir where we will visit Todra valley.

Watch the panoramic views of the old mud Berber villages overlooking the valley.

Get to the Gorge and walk under the 300m high red cliff, where many Rock-climbers come to enjoy their preferred sport.

Continue our trip to Erfoud and Rissani where we have lunch; afterwards, we leave for the village of Merzouga, where your camel will be awaiting you. before you mount your camel, guided by an experienced camel man, to explore within the mysterious sand-sea of the Erg-Chebbi.

Here you will spend your night under the stars, or if you prefer, in a traditional Berber nomad tent.

In the morning we will ride the camels backing to Merzouga.

You’ll have the breakfest and shower in your nomad tent or riad in Merzouga, then leave for Rissani (once Sijilmassa) – the foundation of the Alaouite dynasty, the current ruling family.

With most of the woman veiled, and men hooded, this is a very traditional Moroccan town. We’ll continue driving towards Agadir via Alnif, Tazarine, Nkob and Agdiz.

We will enjoy the sightseeing of the fascinating Draa Valley which has hundreds of Berber Kasbahs; so as to continuing to Taznakht, Taliouine and arrive Agadir in evnning.

YOUR STAY

KASBAH RAYANE is located at the edge of the wadi at ITELOUANE in a small village just next to the KSAR AIT BENHADOU 1.5 km classified World Heritage by UNESCO. The KASBAH with swimming pool offering a magnificent view of the valley and the site of AIT BENHADOU.

Live an incredibly beautiful experience – an experience which is heightened by staying at our luxurious desert camp. Carefully selected and highly trained staff welcome you and introduce you to genuine Moroccan hospitality. Our custom designed tents are spacious, comfortable, inviting and have all modern facilities to ensure a memorable stay. After dinner, enjoy traditional Berber music and entertainment around the camp fire.

PRICES

  • 300
    PRICE PER 1 – 3 PEOPLE
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  • 230
    PRICE PER 7 – 12 PEOPLE
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  • All prices are per person.
  • Single rooms are available at an additional cost of 25 € per night.
  • The accommodation based on private bedrooms and no bunk beds.
  • All our services and prices based on quality not a quantity.