Discover the Moroccan Desert with camels( Erg Chebbi)

This trek begins in Marrakech and takes you south for 3 days and 2 nights. You will visit some of the most interesting sites in Morocco, such as Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, the Dades and Todra gorges and the Erg Chebbi dunes.

Throughout your journey, you will be riding camels, watching Saharan sunsets and enjoying local music from your native team.

Your trek can be altered to accommodate you and your needs by contacting Brahim and Mohamed. Remember that all of your guides and team are drawn from the local population and are experienced and qualified.

Itinerary

Day One

Marrakech - Ait Benhadou (the 'Moroccan Hollywood') - Tizi n’Tichka - Valley of the Roses

On your first day, you will need to transfer to Ait Benhaddou, a World Heritage site, which has been used as the location for over 20 different movies. You will cross the spectacular Tizi n’Tichka Pass of the High Atlas Mountains and see many Berber villages and, once in the desert, you will come across oases and kasbahs (fortified dwellings that house families and their livestock).

When you arrive at the Valley of the Roses, you will have a Moroccan dinner and spend the night at a hotel with beautiful views of the Dades Valley and the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs.

Day Two

Valley of the Roses - Todra Gorge - Mersouga - 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. Along here you will have some lunch, before heading to the tiny village of Mersouga. From here, it is an overnight camel trek 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 a sleep under the stars (or in a tent if you prefer) at a Berber desert camp.

Day Three

Erg Chebbi - Merzouga - Marrakech

As the morning breaks on your 3rd day, you will be treated to a beautiful view of the early morning sunrise as you saddle up for the journey back to Merzouga. You should arrive back in Marrakech by the evening.

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