We move at the same gentle, effortless pace as our camel train, either riding the African camels (dromedaries) or enjoying the hot sand under our bare feet. Our guides learned how to live with this beautiful yet savage area thousands of years ago and are completely at one with the endless sands of the Sahara. In this place your profound desires are launched and your dream fantasies come to life. Since ancient times, Sahara has been deep in our thoughts. In the dreams of all human beings. Mysticism and exotic blend into a unique form of Nature: The dunes of Merzouga are welcoming you.
Day 1: Departure from Marrakesh at 7:00 am, we drive across the Atlas Mountains (200 km through the high Atlas Mountains). A short stop for breakfast around 9:00oclock in a Berber Village (Tadart). First Big stop is to visit ‘Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah’ a 16th century fortress classified by UNESCO as a human international patrimony. Many big movies were turned there (Gladiator, Laurence of Arabia, kingdom of heaven...). We stop for Lunch at the Ait ben haddou Kasbah or in Ouarzazate (the capital city of cinema in Africa). After Lunch we drive through the Roses valley and the Road of the Kasbahs. We arrive to Dades Gorges around five o’clock PM, a visit of the gorges. We spend the night in the gorges in hotel Ait Oudinar .
Day 2: After breakfast we drive toward Todgha valley, we visit the valley and it's gorges. We drive to Erfoud, there we stop for lunch, after lunch we drive to Merzouga, the gate to the dunes. We go to Hotel 'Le Palais des dunes', we stop there for around an hour if you are tempted by a short swim in the swimming pool. Around 4 o’clock we ride camels two hours into the dunes we arrive to the camp around 6 o’clock, we will have a mint tea with the nomads in the camp and go over the dunes to see the sun set. After the sun set you will have the opportunity to see the most amazing sky you have ever seen in your life. Back to the camp for dinner, after dinner the nomads will play music for us around a fire. We will sleep under nomads tents.
Day 3: We will wake you up half an hour before sunrise. You will enjoy the magical lights before sunrise. After the sunrise we will ride camels back to Merzouga. Once back to the hotel in Merzouga for a shower and breakfast. After breakfast we get into the vans back to Marrakesh.
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