Three Day Desert Trek To Merzouga
Trek Length:
3 days
Trek Cost:
from €200
Trek Grading:
easy
When To Go?:
Sept - Apr/May
Hassan Amzil runs Trek in Atlas. Hassan and his team will be in charge of your adventure. If you have any questions, you can get in touch with Hassan via email here.

Overview
The Sahara desert is the world’s largest desert with only a small fertile part. Ziz oasis is in the Ziz valley of the Sahara Desert in Morocco. This valley is between the city of Rich and Merzouga and is a famous tourist attraction.

Day 1

Marrakech – Dades Gorge

First we cross the spectacular Tizi n’ Tichka Pass of the High Atlas mountains. Your first stop will be to visit two Kasbahs, Ait Ben Haddou and Kasbah Telouet. Driving between these two Kasbahs you will have another quick stop to take a look at the Salt Caves.

After these stops we will drive onwards passing through many Berber villages, being able to observe the Skoura oasis, Kalaat Mâgouna, groves of spectacular olive tree’s and barren hillsides that are clustered with Kasbahs and traditional Berber houses. After lunch we drive further to Valley of the Roses, with beautiful views of the Dades valley also know as the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs.
Over night Dades Valley in a hotel on half board.

Day 2

Dades Gorge – Merzouga (visiting Todgha Gorge)

Our destination is Merzouga, along the way we will pass through Tinghir visiting the local palmeries. The next big stop will be to visit Todgha Gorge where you will walk through the gorge having the chance to take in the spectacular canyon. Afterwards we will drive onwards passing through many Berber Villages, Erfoud ( this is a famous area for fossils, you will have a chance to observe the process of cleaning and polishing the fossils and be able to see the finished products) and Tifilalte oasis eventually reaching Camp Erg Chaabi in Merzouga. You will then be met with your guide and camels and have a 1h30 ride to reach the Camp to admire the sun set. Over night in camp on half board.

Day 3

Merzouga – Marrakech

Waking early to appreciate the stunning sun rise, you will ride another 1h30 on your camel back to Merzouga. You will return to Marrakech through Ouarzazate (lunch), Ouarzazate (the visit of the Kasbah of the city, and the studio of the cinema depends on time availability), to get to Marrakech.

Included

Transport to and from Marrakech, mountain guide, accommodation, all meals, mules for carrying luggage and equipment, muleteers, private cook.

NOT Included

Flights, beverages, tickets, tips and personal expenses and walking equipment (available to hire upon request).

Notes

The price will vary according to whether it is high season or low season, the number of participants, the age of participants, special offers, changes to the length of the trek and changes to the length of transportation.

Please contact us for further information on up and coming departures.