- Exploring Kasbah Amredhil to see a taste of traditional Berber life in the Skoura oasis
- Sampling the cosmetics made with Damascene rose in Klaat MGouna cooperatives
- Visiting the renowned Toudgha Gorges and Dades Valley, possibly for a walk
- Taking pictures of your party wearing blue turbans while riding camels in the sand dunes.
- Sitting 300 meters above the dunes and marveling at the sunset
- Enjoying dinner while gazing up at the stars and listening to nomad music over a campfire.
- Spend the night at a camp in the heart of the Merzouga desert in your own nomad tent.
- Discovering the Dra’a Valley’s many palm palms and historic casbahs
3 days Ouarzazate desert tour to the Erg Chebbi Dunes Overview:
The most well-liked tourist destination in the south may be experienced as a genuine desert adventure by booking our Ouarzazate to Erg Chebbi Dunes excursion. As you explore, there is plenty to learn about the local Berber culture. You might opt to wander through Skoura’s oasis and go to the stunning Amredhil Kasbah. You may try out some cosmetics made with Damascene roses at the Valley of the Roses. From there, a dirt road leads to a fairly desolate region that serves as a home for local Berber nomads. You can halt and have tea with a family of nomads.
You can awe at the geologically intriguing rocks and hillsides in the Dades Valley. In a lovely guesthouse, you will spend the night in this wonderful valley. The next day, you may explore and stroll through Toudgha’s other gorges.
You may enjoy that much awaited camel ride into the desert to the top of the sand dunes. One of the day’s highlights, the sunset, may be seen from there. You will savor a lavish starvation when you return to the desert camp. The day is finally brought to a conclusion with nomad and Berber music, which you are encouraged to participate in on, around a campfire. You go off to sleep as you relive the day’s thrills in your head thanks to the calmness of the desert and the privacy of your own tent.
The next morning, enjoy the sunrise from the top of the closest dune. You may learn more about how the Berbers have lived in this area for thousands of years at the Dra’a Valley, which is home to many palm trees, historic homes, and desert oasis. It is highly recommended to see the Dra’a Valley’s oldest Kasbah.
You are welcome to request that the driver stop at any scenic sight along the way so that you may take pictures and get some fresh air.
3 days Sahara tour from Ouarzazate to Merzouga Erg chebbi Dunes Itinerary:
Day 1: Ouarzazate – Dades Gorges (117 km):
At 8.30 in the morning, head for the Dades Gorge while passing the Skoura Oasis, which is home to a number of historic kasbahs, some of which are tragically in ruins.
Our path then passes through Kela’a M’gouna, also known as the Valley of Roses, where we stop to view the locally created cosmetic products made from the plentiful blooms in the valley. These goods are well-known and highly esteemed across Morocco.
To get a deeper sense of the terrain and to stop by Berber nomads for a cup of tea, you take an off-road path from here. After stopping in the Dades gorge for lunch, you have time to meander around the farms and gardens, gorges, and gorges. You can choose to spend the night at a hotel, Kasbah, or, if you want, you can go into the hills and stay with a Berber family.
Day 2: Dades Gorges – Merzouga (248 km):
After breakfast, the journey continues just a little distance to Tinghir and the strikingly unique Toudgha gorges, where you may take a brief walk to see the sheer valley walls and the constricted sky above. Then you go to the Oasis of Tafilalet in Erfoud, which is well-known for its Date Festival, the Chebbi dunes via Tinjdad, and Rissani, which is home to the Alaouite dynasty of the reigning monarch of Morocco.
You may stop along the road between Tinjdad and Erfoud to descend into the intriguing subterranean water channels that run deep beneath the soil. These canals are constantly cold and prevent this source of irrigation from evaporating. You may stop at Erfoud to observe how thousands of fossils are transformed into various objects.
Along the journey, we’ll stop for lunch in a Berber village. You are given a glass of tea upon arrival at the bivouac before riding a camel to the top of the dunes to view the sunset.
You eat supper and spend the night in an opulent camp with a private bathroom, king-sized mattresses, lovely Moroccan furniture, and tastefully placed lighting to enhance your enjoyment of the solitude and beauty of the dunes. The camp also has exquisite Moroccan furnishings.
Day 3: Merzouga – Ouarzazate (367 km):
If you get up early enough, you may witness the dawn, when the dunes’ color and the shadows’ interaction create an amazing sight. The route continues through the Dra’a Valley past the Tazzarine village (which was portrayed in the movie “Babel”) and then to N’Qob for lunch.
The journey brings us to Tanasikht in the afternoon, where we travel along the road used by ancient caravans to explore the actual Dra’a Valley with its massive palm palms and historic settlements. You may visit Kasbah Tamnougalte, the oldest Kasbah in the entire valley, outside of Agdez near the head of the valley. There are still numerous family living there.
You cross the Tizi-n-Tinfifte pass and the Anti Atlas Mountains on your way back to Ouarzazate. Afternoon arrives and you return to Ouarzazate. Your driver will return you securely to your riad after your 3-day desert excursion from Ouarzazate to Merzouga. Around 18:00, your three-day trip from Ouarzazate to the Erg Chebbi dunes comes to a close.
Good to know about 3 days tour from Ouarzazate to Merzouga:
- This Ouarzazate desert tour can be customised to be more personal and special
- You can ask us if others are interested in sharing this Ouarzazate desert tour, or in case of an early booking, let us know that you are interested in this yourselves
- Activities such as day trips, or quad-biking, a full day’s trekking, or an extra day in the Erg Chebbi dunes can be added to this desert tour from Ouarzazate
- We require a 20% deposit of the total price to book the car, while the balance is payable to the driver or to us in the office in Ouarzazate
- We accept payment through PayPal, bank transfers in Europe, by credit card, or cash (USD, Euro, GBP or MAD)
- There is a 25% reduction for children under 12 years old, whilst we do not charge children under 5
- These prices are liable to fluctuation according to the current exchange rate
- Our prices are subject to an increase over the Christmas and New Year period
- Also, due to globally increased fuel prices, you may receive a higher quotation in our correspondence during other seasons