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To the Sahara at Merzouga from Ouarzazate

Description of the tour

In Ouarzazate things are changing; every day more passengers decide to fly to the airport of Ouarzazate, and thus avoid the mountain pass of Tizi'n Tichka, which must be crossed if you leave from Marrakesh. Dromedario Volador offer this exclusive route through Morocco, starting from this beautiful city - Ouarzazate, often called the gateway to the desert.

At Dromedario Volador we always use modern and comfortable 4x4 vehicles privately, so you can enjoy this tour through Morocco at your own pace bringing you to wonderful landscapes, from immense palm groves to the deserts of Merzouga, riding in the desert on camels at a steady pace through the dunes, to spend a magical night under the stars. 

General information

  • 3-day round trip
  • 2 Night’s accommodation
  • 736 km
  • Landscapes - palm groves – rocky canyons and desert
  • 4x4 exclusive private use
  • Monuments (Kasbah)

Itinerary

Day 1

Day 1 Ouarzazate - The Todra gorges

Departure from Ouarzazate, from the agreed pick up point for our guests and we will head directly to the Skoura Valley, known as the "Route of a Thousand Kasbahs”, theValley of Roses, the Dadès and Todra Gorges. In the Skoura Valley, we visit one of the best preserved and most beautiful Kasbahs in the whole area; the Kasbah of Amridil, so beautiful, it is on the Moroccan currency. We cross the Valley of the Roses, known for the manufacture of products related to the flower of Damascus, a flower that is grown in this valley and gives work to many families. Once out of this valley, we will pass through the town of Boumalne Dadès, and arrive to its well-known gorges, on a road with magnificent views of rocky Mountains.

The route continues through vast palm groves until you reach the Todra Gorges.

Overnight in Todra

Day 2

Day 2 Todra Gorges – Sahara at Merzouga

Morning start as we head to the Sahara at Merzouga, home to great dunes and fine ochre sand. On the way we will break our journey in 4x4 to stop off at the palm groves of Jorf to visit underground channels - an ancient irrigation system that the people of the town used to take water to their lands. We will pass through the small town of Erfoud, known for its fossils, and in the afternoon arrive at the great dunes of Erg Chebbi, where the dromedaries await you to enter the dunes and enjoy the sunset.

 A magical night in our camp, sleeping in the typical Khaimahs nestled by the dunes.

Day 3

Day 3 Sahara at Merzouga – Ouarzazate

Early to rise today to enjoy the sunrise over the Sahara, breakfast and pack up before picking up our vehicle which will take us to the Drâa Valley. First stop is the charming village of Rissani ancient market town of nomads. We will continue through the Black Desert with its acacias until Nekob, an oasis with 45 adobe palaces or "Ksur", before heading through the Drâa Valley, whose river - the Drâa is the longest in southern Morocco, rising in the High Atlas and providing water for endless orchards and groves. We will make a last halt in Agdz to enjoy the sight of the vast palm forests and then head up the Aït Saoun mountain on the way to Ouarzazate where the tour ends.

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