5 Days Dakar Route Merzouga Dunes

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Departure CityMarrakech
Return CityFez
Meeting point Hotel, Riad, Airport, or wherever you want.
Departure time7: 30-8: 00 AM
Night in Merzouga (Breakfast & Dinner)
pick up and drop off at/from your hotel, riad or airport
Guide / Driver Speaking English
Transport by Private vehicle with A / C
Car fuel
Sandboarding in Sand Dunes
Night in Dades valley (Breakfast & Dinner)
Camel trekking (Camel ride, sunset & sunrise over Sand Dunes)
Overnight in Desert camp (Breakfast & Dinner)
Entrance fees




Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate

Marrakech leaving at 8:00 am and after pick wherever you find depart for Ouarzazate.On the way we will cross the Atlas by the amazing Tizi n’Tichka, 2,260 meters high.

Shortly after crossing the Atlas we take a track to visit the Kasbah of Pacha Glaoui in Telouet. Through various Berber villages reach the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, an incredible fortified city of more than 800 years old. In it, they have filmed movies like Gladiator or The Kingdom of Heaven.

At the end of the visit, we will go to Ouarzazate, where you can visit the studios. Here we spend the first night.


Day 2: Ouarzazate – Agdez – Draa Valley – Tazarine – Gorges Mharech (track Dakar)

After breakfast and visit the Kasbah Taourirt, we depart towards Zagora crossing the Anti Atlas mountains and through the Tizi n Tinifift, 1,600 meters high.

Entering the Draa Valley along a track and see several Berber villages kasbahs inside. Leaving the N’kob, Tarazine, and villages Alnif, we will take another track that crosses villages lost up to the Gorges of Mharech. Many of these sections are those that are crossed during the Dakar Rally.

We end the day sleeping in a riad in the middle of nowhere.


Day 3: Mharech – Oasis Ramlia – Ouzina Dunes – Merzouga

Continuing along the track of Dakar Rally cross loneliest people will cross wadis (dry riverbeds), dunes and oasis Ouzina.

Following the route visit the famous village of Khamlia, a descendant of slaves who came from Africa, and can enjoy their amazing folk music.

Since Khamlia take the road towards Erg Chebbi, the highest sand dunes of Morocco. A camelback we go to camp in the middle of the dunes, an hour and a half drive. We sleep in an authentic Berber tent.


Day 4: Merzourga – Rissani – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley

After seeing the amazing sunrise in the desert again we take camels to return to “civilization”.We stop at a hotel so you can ducharos and refresh yourself.

Once cleared, we will head towards Rissani, the origin of the Alawite dynasty and the first imperial city of Morocco.

Take the road to Erfoud, rich in marine fossils black stone (if you want, we can stop at a factory fossil) and reach the Tafilalet palm grove.

We visit the Todra Gorge and reach the Dades Valley, where we spend the fourth night.


Day 5: Dades Valley – Valley of the Roses – Skoura – Marrakech

Leaving the Dades Valley along the route of the “Thousand Kasbahs”, passing through the stunning Valley of Roses and reach the Skoura palm grove where the most famous kasbah of the area is.

From this point we start the way back to Marrakech and eat along the way.

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