Marrakech to 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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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
Frequently Asked Questions
When traveling to the desert, it is advisable to pack lightweight clothing that offers protection from the sun and heat. It is best to avoid shorts and tank tops due to the high temperatures. Opt for pants instead, especially if planning a camel ride. Breathable fabrics like linen or cotton are ideal for summer and don’t forget a hat and sunglasses for sun protection.
During nighttime, temperatures can drop significantly, so it’s wise to pack a light jacket or wrap. It is also recommended to bring sandals or closed-toe shoes to navigate potential hazards like sharp rocks and cacti.
Merzouga is a renowned oasis town nestled in the southeastern part of Morocco’s Sahara desert. Its notable feature is the vast expanse of sand dunes, particularly the renowned Erg Chebbi dunes that reach impressive heights of up to 150 meters. Many visitors enjoy camel or horse rides, immersing themselves in the breathtaking views of this distinctive landscape. Additionally, the town of Merzouga offers a traditional Berber village for exploration.
Nestled on the outskirts of the Erg Chebbi sand dunes, Merzouga is a quaint village situated in the Moroccan Sahara desert. The expansive Erg Chebbi dunes, spanning over 30 kilometers, are the largest and most captivating in the country. Merzouga presents exceptional camping experiences in the Sahara, attracting visitors with its camel rides and breathtaking views of the sand dunes.
Embarking on a journey from Marrakech to Merzouga unveils an array of captivating sights. The Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, enchants with its ancient cityscape and remarkable Islamic architecture, including the renowned Bahia Palace.
A visit to Aït Benhaddou is essential, as this majestic fortress has served as a backdrop for iconic movies like Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator. Its grandeur is truly awe-inspiring, leaving visitors in awe of its storied past.
Amidst your travels, be sure to immerse yourself in the natural splendor that Morocco offers.
Nestled in the Erg Chebbi region of Morocco’s Sahara Desert, the village of Merzouga beckons with its mesmerising vistas of sand dunes, providing an authentic Sahara experience.
Immerse yourself in the allure of the desert with a camel tour, an essential adventure. Witness the ever-shifting dunes, each journey unveiling a distinctive landscape adorned with rocky formations and lush oases. Prepare to be captivated by the remarkable scenery that unfolds before you.