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4 Day Erg Chebbi & Ait Ben Haddou Sahara Desert Tour
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A Sahara Desert tour in Morocco is the perfect opportunity to experience the heart of the Moroccan Sahara Desert. You will also spend time at the famous World Heritage Site, Ait Ben Haddou.
You will see Kasbahs, orange sand dunes large and small, oases, distant mountain summits, the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs, the ‘Moroccan Hollywood’ and sunrises and sunsets so beautiful you will never forget them. You will also spend your time riding camels which are the natural choice for riding through the arid beauty of the Moroccan desert.
If you don’t have enough time for this 4 day Sahara Desert tour then we can offer you the choice of a 2 Day Sahara Desert tour to Zagora or a 3 day Sahara Desert tour to Merzouga. Whichever tour you choose you will be accompanied by a guide and driver who will make sure that all your needs are met and provide you with information on all of the different places you will visit. Bringing your camera is essential as you will want to capture these memories to look back on when you go home.
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Day 1: Marrakech - Dades Gorge
Your driver and guide will meet you at the reception of your accommodation in Marrakech. First you will cross the spectacular Tizi n' Tichka Pass of the High Atlas Mountains. During your journey you will get your first sighting of Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou (a World Heritage site, which has been used as the location for over 20 different movies). You will make a stop to take a look at the Salt Caves.
You will then drive onwards passing through many Berber villages, being able to observe the Skoura oasis, Kalaat Mâgouna, groves of spectacular olive trees and barren hillsides that are clustered with Kasbahs and traditional Berber houses. After lunch you will drive further to the Valley of the Roses, with beautiful views of the Dades Valley also known as the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs.
You will spend your night in a hotel in Dades Valley on half board.
Day Two: Valley of the Roses - Todra Gorge - Merzouga - Erg Chebbi
Your 2nd day will start with breakfast at the hotel, before you travel to Todra Gorge, a massive fault that divides the enormous High Atlas Mountain range. The Gorge will take you to 300m above sea level and through a narrow valley, with palmeries and Berber villages.
Your next stop will be the village of Arfoud, this is a famous area for fossils and you will have a chance to observe the process of cleaning and polishing the fossils and be able to see the finished products.
After lunch you will head to the tiny village of Merzouga where, after a short break, you will ride camels into the incredible Erg Chebbi dunes – the highest dunes in Morocco. After the dunes it is a one and a half hour sunset camel ride to a traditional Berber meal and the opportunity to sleep under the stars (or in a tent if you prefer) at a Berber desert camp.
Day 3: Erg Chebbi – Ait Ben Haddou
After viewing the most beautiful sunrise and having breakfast at the camp site you will ride the camels back to the Auberge. From there it will be a long day driving to Ait Ben Haddou. Ait Ben Haddou is a small town with one of the best-preserved and most sought-after Kasbah's to visit in all of Morocco. The Kasbah, a group of earthen buildings surrounded by high walls, is a traditional pre-Saharan habitat. The houses crowd together within the defensive walls, which are reinforced by corner towers. After a guided tour of the ancient settlement be sure to walk up to the high point on the hill above the Kasbah for particularly fine views.
Day 4: Ait Ben Haddou - Marrakech
After breakfast you will start the drive back to Marrakech, again passing through the Tizi n' Tichka Pass.
Private return transport from Marrakech
English speaking guide (other languages can be catered for)
1 night accommodation in Berber tents
2 nights accommodation in hotels
Breakfast and Dinner
What’s Not Included
Beverages & Bottled Water
The Price will vary depending on
Age of participants
The number of participants
High and Low season
Available all year round
All prices are based on a minimum of 2 people on the tour.