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Marrakech & Merzouga Desert Holidays 2023

7 Day Holiday

Explore the ancient medina of Marrakech with a Cultural Guide and experience a traditional Hammam & Massage before taking the journey south into the Sahara Desert at Erg Chebbi.  You will visit the Kasbahs of Telouet and Ait Ben Haddou on your way, then take a camel trek to our Nomadic desert camp.
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  • Private 4×4 transport & Airport Transfers: Fully Escorted
  • 6 Nights Authentic, Stylish Accommodation
  • Half Board: 6 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners
  • Camel Trekking through the Sahara to your desert camp
  • Marrakech Medina Guide – Half Day
  • Mineral Water provided in your 4×4

  • Traditional Hammam & Massage
  • Visit to Ait Ben Haddou & Kasbah Telouet
  • Overnight stay at Dades Gorge
  • Added peace of mind with Excellent Trip Advisor reviews

Day 1: Marrakech 

Arrive at Marrakech airport.  You will be taken to your Riad in the heart of the colourful medina, carefully chosen for its location and style; an oasis in the vibrant city.

Day 2: Marrakech 

Enjoy a full day exploring the ancient Medina with a certified guide and doing some shopping in the small souks and craft markets.  Return to your Riad for some time by the pool and to experience a traditional Hammam & Massage before dinner on the terrace under the stars.

Day 3: Marrakech – Dades Gorge

Your 4×4 with driver will pick you up for a wonderful journey into the heart of the Sahara Desert.  Driving through the High Atlas Mountains you will arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage Berber town of Ait Ben Haddou for lunch.  In the afternoon, head on to the impressive Dades Gorge to spend the night here in a traditional Guest House.

Day 4: Dades – Erg Chebbi (Merzouga)

The following day you will arrive at a hotel on the edge of the Sahara at Merzouga to relax by the pool until sunset, when your camels will arrive to trek to the Nomadic Desert Camp where you will receive a warm Berber welcome.  Spend the evening by the camp fire under the stars in this magnificent setting.

Day 5: Erg Chebbi – Zagora

Experience the magnificent Saharan sunrise before trekking back to your driver with 4×4 to continue your journey to the desert capital of Zagora, staying in our recommended Desert Lodge hotel with beautiful gardens.

Day 6: Zagora – Marrakech

Your driver will arrive to drive you directly back to Marrakech with plenty of stops for drinks and lunch.

Day 7: Marrakech

Spend your free time in Marrakech before returning to the airport for the journey home.

Price Per Person:

2-4 People: £1499.00

5 or 6 People: £1299.00

  • Private Horse-Drawn Carriages in Marrakech

  • Berber Tour Guide Lighting Fire at Merzouga Desert Camp Morocco
  • Palm Trees Lining the Road Through the Draa Valley, Southern Morocco

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you wear to the Merzouga desert?2022-10-31T19:10:38+00:00

Most people recommend packing light clothing that will protect you from the sun and heat. It can be very hot during the day in the desert, so shorts and tank tops are not recommended. If you’re planning on going for a camel ride in the desert, we suggest wearing pants rather than shorts. Breathable fabrics such as linen or cotton are ideal for summer weather, and you may also want to bring a hat or sunglasses to protect your skin from the sun.

At night it can get quite cold in the desert, so it’s a good idea to pack a light jacket or wrap. Some people also recommend bringing sandals or closed-toe shoes, as there can be sharp rocks and cacti.

What is Merzouga known for?2022-10-31T19:09:49+00:00

Merzouga is a town and an oasis located in the Sahara desert in south-eastern Morocco. It is known for its large sand dunes, which are the result of wind-blown deposits of sand.

The Erg Chebbi sand dunes are the most famous in the area, and they rise to heights of up to 150 meters. Visitors often ride camels or horses through the dunes, taking in the views of this unique landscape. The town of Merzouga also has a traditional Berber village that visitors can explore.

Is Merzouga in the Sahara desert?2022-10-31T19:08:50+00:00

Merzouga is a small village in the Sahara desert of Morocco, located on the edge of the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. The Erg Chebbi dunes are the largest and most impressive in the whole country, stretching for more than 30 kilometers. They offer some of the best Sahara desert camping opportunities in all of North Africa. Visitors to Merzouga can enjoy camel rides and views of the sand dunes.

What is there to see between Marrakech and Merzouga?2022-10-31T19:08:13+00:00

When traveling from Marrakech to Merzouga, there are several amazing things to see. The first is the Medina, which is an ancient city that’s now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s home to the world-famous Bahia Palace, as well as other stunning Islamic architecture.

Another must-see destination is Aït Benhaddou. This fortress was used as a setting for many famous movies, including Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator. It’s an impressive sight to behold, and it’s easy to see why it’s been used in so many films.

Finally, make sure you take some time to enjoy the natural beauty of Morocco.

Is Merzouga worth visiting?2022-10-31T19:07:29+00:00

Merzouga is a village in the Sahara Desert, in the Erg Chebbi region of Morocco. It’s worth visiting because it offers stunning views of the sand dunes and an authentic experience of living in the Sahara.

It’s definitely worth doing at least one camel tour through the desert while you’re there. The dunes are constantly changing shape, so each ride is unique. You’ll also get to see some incredible scenery, including rocky outcrops and oases.

Please enquire for costs if you are travelling solo or in a larger group or would like to reduce or extend your trip.

Tour itineraries are flexible and put together to suit your needs.  Let us know your requirements and we will create the perfect trip for you or your group.

  • Berber Hospitality Alfresco Dining For Four in Moroccan Desert
  • Entrance to Large Luxury Berber Desert Camp in Morocco and Large Sandboard
  • Berber Luxury Desert Camp Bedroom Two Single Beds, Moroccan rug, Dressing Gown and Vanity Mirror
  • Moroccan Berber Tribesman Smiling sat on Camel holding Video Camera
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