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Moroccan Sahara Desert 3-Day Private Guided Tour from Marrakech

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    Day 1: Marrakech - Dades Gorge

    Your driver and guide will meet you at the reception of your accommodation in Marrakech. First, you will cross the spectacular Tizi n' Tichka Pass of the High Atlas Mountains. Your first stop will be to visit two Kasbahs, Ait Ben Haddou (a UNESCO World Heritage site, which has been used as the location for over 20 different movies) and Kasbah Telouet. Driving between these two Kasbahs you will have another quick stop to take a look at the Salt Caves. After these stops you will drive onwards, passing through many Berber villages, being able to observe the Skoura oasis, Kalaat Mâgouna, with groves of spectacular olive trees and barren hillsides that are clustered among Kasbahs and traditional Berber houses. After lunch, you will drive further to the Valley of the Roses, with beautiful views of the Dades Valley (also known as the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs). You will spend your night in a hotel in Dades Valley with dinner included.

    Day Two: Valley of the Roses - Todra Gorge - Merzouga - Erg Chebbi

    Your 2nd day will start with breakfast at the hotel, before you travel to Todra Gorge, a massive fault that divides the enormous High Atlas Mountain range. The Gorge will take you to 300m above sea level and through a narrow valley, with palmeries and Berber villages. Your next stop will be the village of Arfoud, a famous area for fossils and you will have a chance to observe the process of cleaning and polishing the fossils and be able to see the finished products. After lunch you will head to the tiny village of Merzouga where, after a short break, you will ride camels into the incredible Erg Chebbi dunes – the highest dunes in Morocco. After the dunes, it is a 1.5-hour sunset camel ride to a traditional Berber meal and the opportunity to sleep under the stars (or in a tent if you prefer) at a Berber desert camp.

    Day Three: Erg Chebbi - Merzouga - Marrakech

    As the morning breaks on your 3rd day, you will be treated to a beautiful view of the early morning sunrise as you saddle up for the journey back to Merzouga. You will return to Marrakech through Ouarzazate where you will have lunch (the visit of the Kasbah of the city, and the studio of the cinema depends on time availability) before concluding your journey in Marrakech.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your hotel or riad in central Marrakech. If you are staying inside the Medina, your pickup will be at the closest point accessible to vehicles.
    3 days
    Return Details
    Returns to the original departure point or another agreed location in Marrakech
    • Return private transport from Marrakech
    • English Speaking Guide (Other languages can be catered for)
    • Overnight accommodation in Dades Valley
    • Overnight accommodation at a Sahara desert camp in Erg Chebbi
    • Breakfast and Dinner
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Private tour
    • Camel trekking to Erg Chebbi
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately - although it is the Sahara Desert the temperatures can be cooler in winter months with temperatures dropping on a night. Please bring some warm clothes
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    We had the best holiday experience on Marrakech to Merzouga 3 days tour. From the stop over picturesque places to our hotel stay, restaurant stop over and the sahara camp stay was all great experience. Our tour guide/driver Abdul speaks very good english, very polite &
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    Before the tour I was wondering the guide can be nice with us but finally I just want to say my guide, Salah is a SUPERB GUIDE! He was very nice and always explain anything in Morocco. Moreover, and it is important thing that he always recommend us where can buy the REAL local
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    Simply the best tour I have been on. Mohamed our guide and driver was outstanding from start to finish. Clean, air conditioned bus - makes a massive difference with so much driving in July! All stops on the way to desert (first 2 days) were miles better than expected,
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    I would recommend this tour to anyone! Our guide, Mohamed, was outstanding. He pointed out things of interest along the way and even made special accommodations based on our interest. He was friendly and super helpful - he gave us tips on what to buy, what to avoid, etc.
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    This was mostly very enjoyable. Muhammed - our guide and driver - was great in every way. We drove through spectacular scenery throughout and spent the first night in a nice hotel (Dar Essyaha), where we were excellently looked after by Yassin and the food was fantastic (the
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    By: Marrakech Day Trips
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    A wonderful, interresting, cary and funny daytrip into the nature of the Atlas mountains!
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    Nice trip outside Marrakesh
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    See a different side of Morocco with amazing views, a lovely guide, and delicious food!
    My friend and I (two women) just returned from an invigorating three-day, 45-kilometer trek in the High Atlas
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    This trip is amazing, the guide was caring /fun to be with he also talk about the history of the towns... I would
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    Great Day Trip!
    We had a wonderful day trip to the Atlas Mountains with our driver, Zacaríah, and our tour guide Ibrahim. The
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    Mr Shariff
    Excellent,our guide abdurahim was great,well worth the money and the kids loved It.A wonderful part of the
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    Brussels, Belgium
    Very nice tour
    We took this tour with Zakaria and Ibrahim, both were very nice and helpful. You get to see a lot, eat local food
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    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Happy happy!
    Aziz was an excellent tour guide and Rashid did an excellent job of taking us around the Atlas Mountains. The tour
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    Early December 2019. It was all worth it!
    The trip was amazing from start to finish, everything was well organised. Pick-up was made on time. Our guide
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    Prague, Czech Republic
    Thanks Mustafa for a great day. We've seen wonderful nature of Atlas moutains, berber culture and camel rides.
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    Excellent hike with Abdul & Jamal
    We had a really excellent few days trekking in the High Atlas with Abdul and Jamal. Would highly recommend. After
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    Southampton, United Kingdom
    Mind blowing mountain hike
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    Luzon, Philippines
    Great experience out of the buzzling Marakkech
    Our out of the city day trip to Agafay, Berber Villages, and Atlas mountain was one for the books! We were able to
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    La Plaine des Cafres, Reunion Island
    Amazing day in Atlas Mountains
    We spent an awesome day with Hassan our driver and Rachid our guide. Each one spoke really good french/ english,
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    Eric V
    Amazing day trip!
    This was a fantastic day trip, and it turned into by far the best day we spent in Morocco. This was largely due to
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