In Morocco, there are so many desert tour operators, how to choose the right one? Especially when almost everyone is offering a very similar programme, only the prices vary. It took me a long time to find the best 2 days tour operator. I tried the tour myself, sent my friends and many travellers. They were all happy!
Thus, contact me if you are looking for a reliable desert tour to the Merzouga desert. I will help to arrange your trip, will answer all the question and you will have my direct support during the trip. There is no hidden service cost from my side. You will pay the same (or even less) as other travellers on the tour.
I receive many questions regarding which tour to choose – 3 or 2 days? If you have enough time in Morocco (at least 7 days), definitely go for the 3 days tour. You will not only experience the unforgettable Sahara desert scenery but also will see many other beautiful places: the breathtaking High Atlas mountains scenery, Ouarzazate, Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, Valley of Roses, Dades Valley, Tighir oasis, Todgha gorges and, of course, the stunning Sahara desert in Merzouga. There lays the large sea of dunes called Erg Chebbi. In some places, the dunes of Erg Chebbi are reaching up to 150 meters high and are twenty-two kilometres long, five kilometres wide.
The 2 days tour is for the ones, who don’t have much time in Morocco but still want to experience Sahara desert. This tour will bring you to the closer Zagora desert that is not as beautiful as Merzouga. However, you will also experience the breathtaking High Atlas mountains scenery, Ouarzazate, Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, camel ride and the memorable night at the desert nomads camp.
Price – 75 eur.
2 days shared desert tour from Marrakech to Zagora desert itinerary:
You can book this trip every day except weekends (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday).
1st day, Marrakech-Ouarzazate-Zagora desert (7 hours driving )
You will start your shared 2 days tour to the desert around 7 am from Marrakech. During our drive through the High Atlas mountains, we crossed Tizi n’Tichka (2260m), the highest road mountain in Morocco. The twisty mountains road is breathtaking, on the way you will stop for pictures and coffee break.
The first stop is at the UNESCO World Heritage site listed Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, dating to the 12th Century and one of the most iconic Morocco’s monuments. Many Hollywood and international films were shot in Ait Ben Haddou. There you will meet the local English speaking guide, who will guide you at the kasbah. After, you will stop at the Draa Valley where stands the beautiful Ksour and Kasbah
Before the sunset, you will reach the Zagora desert. Time to enjoy your 1-hour sunset ride to the desert campsite. There, you will have a delicious Berber dinner and live music.
2nd day, Zagora desert – Marrakech (7 hours driving )
Your second day will start with a delicious Berber breakfast. Riding a camelback, you will meet the beautiful sunrise. Time to head back to Marrakech! It will be a long drive, with many stops, you will come back to Marrakech in the evening, around 7 pm.