Desert Trip - Merzouga Dunesoffered by supplier M19414 (read about supplier)
Tour Duration: 3 - 15 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 10 people
Specialty Categories: Desert Expeditions
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 120 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 200 Euro (EUR)
The desert and it’s dunes stretch for miles and miles. Life settles into a timeless routine of local tea and fresh bread, walking, a lunch stop for fresh salad and a siesta. Then a few more miles before the evening meal, a roaring fire, music, singing and a night under the stars as you have never seen before. 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.
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 9:00 o'clock 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 even 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. Second day 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 la Kasbah le Touareg, we stop there for around an hour if you are attempted 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 have a mint tea with the nomads in the camp, we 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 play music for us around a fire. We sleep under nomads tents, we wake you half an hour before sunrise, magical lights before sunrise. We see this, we see the sunrise, we ride camels back to Merzouga, once back to the hotel in Merzouga, we have a shower and breakfast. After breakfast we get into the vans back to Marrakesh.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
- A/C van
- The first night in the hotel with dinner and breakfast
- The camel ride
- The night in the desert with dinner and breakfast.
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