2 days trip from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert

DEPARTURE LOCATION : Your hotel /Riad in Marrakech

ARRIVAL : Your hotel /Riad in Marrakech

What's included in the 2-days trip from Marrakech to Merzouga ?

  • High-end private vehicle with AC
  • One night at the camp with dinner and breakfast included.
  • Pick up and drop you at your accommodation in Marrakech
  • Driver/guide, Fuel

What's Not Included in 2-days trip from Marrakech to Merzouga ?

  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Tips & Extras 
 

DESCRIPTION

Experience the ultimate Moroccan adventure in just 2-days trip from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert as you journey from the vibrant streets of Marrakech to the enchanting Merzouga desert. Witness the stunning Atlas Mountains, visit historic kasbahs, and immerse yourself in the rich culture of the Berber people. Then, prepare for an awe-inspiring camel trekking excursion from Merzouga village through the golden sands of the Sahara, where you’ll spend a night under the starry desert sky in a traditional desert camp. This whirlwind tour offers a taste of Morocco’s diverse landscapes and a glimpse into its desert magic.

Highlights:
  • Enjoy the beautiful landscapes between Marrakech and Merzouga
  • Discover the Sahara Desert of Erg Chebbi with its impressive dunes
  • Enjoy the Dades, Todra & Draa valley
  • Drive the Tizi n Tichka Pass of the High Atlas Mountains
  • Visit the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou
  • Pass Ouarzazate and visit Film Studios and Taourirt Kasbah
  • Drive through the valley of 1000 Kasbahs
  • Camel rides & spend overnight in a Desert Nomad tents

The Best 2 Days From Marrakech To Merzouga Desert

DAY 1

Marrakech - Atlas Mountains – Ait ben Hadou – Ouarzazate –Todra Gorge – Erfoud – Merzouga desert.

Your adventure commences in Marrakech, where you’ll be whisked away from your accommodation or a designated meeting point by a knowledgeable guide and driver.

Leaving the vibrant cityscape behind, you’ll embark on a scenic journey through the awe-inspiring Atlas Mountains. En route, you’ll traverse charming Berber villages, each offering a glimpse into the rich cultural tapestry of Morocco. The landscape transforms before your eyes as you ascend into the mountains, culminating in a stop at the UNESCO-listed Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou. This historic fortress, steeped in centuries of history, has served as a captivating backdrop for numerous films and television series.

Continuing your expedition, you’ll navigate the winding roads of the Dadès Valley, renowned for its striking rock formations and spellbinding scenery. Prepare to be awe-struck by the grandeur of the Todra Gorge, a breathtaking canyon sculpted by the mighty Todra River, before venturing towards the vast expanse of the Sahara Desert.

As the sun begins its descent, you’ll arrive at the desert gateway town of Merzouga. Here, a unique and unforgettable experience awaits as you transfer to the back of a gentle camel for a trek into the heart of the desert. Witness the enchanting spectacle of the sun sinking below the undulating dunes, casting a golden hue over the tranquil landscape as you journey to a traditional desert camp.

Upon reaching the camp, a warm Berber welcome awaits you. Indulge in a sumptuous Moroccan dinner beneath the glittering canopy of stars, immersing yourself in the serene ambiance of the Sahara. Retire for the night in a comfortable desert tent, lulled to sleep by the gentle whispers of the desert breeze.

This first day of your expedition promises a harmonious blend of natural splendor, cultural immersion, and exhilarating desert escapades, setting the stage for an extraordinary second day in Merzouga.

DAY 2

Merzouga – Rissani – Alnif – Nkob – Agdz – Ouarzazate – Atlas Mountains – Marrakech.

Awaken early to witness one of nature’s most enchanting displays – the sunrise over the Sahara Desert. Climb to the summit of a nearby sand dune to behold the first rays of light painting the desert landscape with breathtaking hues of orange and gold. It’s a serene and magical moment that will leave an indelible mark on your memory.

After soaking in the beauty of the sunrise, return to the desert camp for a hearty breakfast before bidding farewell to Merzouga. Once again, mount your trusty camel for a leisurely ride back to the village. As you traverse the undulating dunes, embrace the tranquility of the desert and the vast expanse of sand stretching in every direction.

Upon your return to Merzouga, reunite with your driver and commence the journey back to Marrakech. Along the way, seize the opportunity to pause at various points of interest, including the charming town of Rissani, renowned for its bustling souks and rich Berber culture.

You’ll traverse the stunning Draa Valley, famed for its verdant palm groves and ancient kasbahs, before ascending the High Atlas Mountains once more. As you descend from the heights of the mountains, revel in the ever-changing landscapes, transitioning from arid desert plains to verdant valleys below.

The tour draws to a close as you arrive back in Marrakech in the evening, where you can reflect on your desert adventure and reminisce about the extraordinary sights and experiences encountered during this captivating 2-day journey from Marrakech to the mesmerizing Merzouga Desert.

Here are some succinct travel tips for a 2-day trip from Marrakech to Merzouga and back:

  1. Plan Ahead: Research and plan your itinerary in advance to make the most of your time.

  2. Pack Light: Since it’s a short trip, pack only essentials to travel comfortably.

  3. Early Start: Begin your journey early to maximize daylight hours for sightseeing.

  4. Stay Hydrated: Carry water with you, especially during desert excursions.

  5. Sun Protection: Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat to protect yourself from the sun.

  6. Cash on Hand: Have enough cash with you as ATMs may not be readily available in remote areas.

  7. Camera Ready: Don’t forget your camera or smartphone for capturing stunning desert landscapes.

  8. Respect Local Customs: Familiarize yourself with local customs and dress modestly, especially in conservative areas.

  9. Follow Safety Guidelines: Listen to your guide’s instructions during camel treks or any desert activities.

  10. Enjoy the Journey: Embrace the adventure and immerse yourself in the unique experiences offered by Morocco’s diverse landscapes.

These tips should help you have a smooth and enjoyable trip from Marrakech to Merzouga and back in just 2 days.

Budget Airlines Serving Morocco:

  1. Ryanair: Ryanair is a popular low-cost airline that operates flights to Morocco from various European cities. They often fly to cities like Marrakech, Fez, and Rabat.

  2. easyJet: Another well-known budget airline, easyJet, offers flights to Morocco from several European destinations, including London, Paris, and Madrid.

  3. Transavia: Transavia is a Dutch low-cost airline that provides flights to Morocco from cities like Amsterdam and Paris.

  4. Vueling: Vueling is a Spanish low-cost carrier that offers flights to Morocco from cities such as Barcelona and Madrid.

  5. Air Arabia: Air Arabia is a low-cost airline based in the United Arab Emirates that serves several Moroccan cities, including Casablanca, Tangier, and Agadir.

  6. Norwegian Air Shuttle: Norwegian Air Shuttle operates flights to Morocco from various European cities like Oslo, Copenhagen, and Stockholm.

Major Airports in Morocco:

  1. Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport (CMN): This is the busiest airport in Morocco, located near Casablanca, the largest city in the country.

  2. Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK): Situated in Marrakech, this airport is a major gateway for tourists visiting the popular city and surrounding areas.

  3. Agadir–Al Massira Airport (AGA): Serving the city of Agadir, this airport handles a significant amount of tourist traffic, particularly from Europe.

  4. Fès–Saïs Airport (FEZ): Located near the city of Fez, this airport serves both domestic and international flights, particularly from European destinations.

  5. Rabat–Salé Airport (RBA): Serving the capital city of Rabat and neighboring Salé, this airport offers domestic and limited international flights.

General Rules and Tips:

  1. Baggage Allowance: Budget airlines often have strict baggage policies, and fees may apply for checked baggage. Make sure to check the baggage allowance and any associated fees before booking your flight.

  2. Check Visa Requirements: Depending on your nationality, you may need a visa to enter Morocco. Make sure to check the visa requirements well in advance of your travel date.

  3. Book in Advance: To get the best deals on budget airlines, it’s usually advisable to book your tickets well in advance. Prices tend to increase closer to the travel date.

  4. Be Flexible with Dates: Being flexible with your travel dates can help you find cheaper flights. Prices can vary significantly depending on the day of the week and time of year.

  5. Check Additional Fees: Budget airlines often charge extra fees for services like seat selection, priority boarding, and onboard meals. Factor these costs into your budget when comparing prices.

Remember to always check the specific details, rules, and prices with the airlines directly or through their official websites before making any travel arrangements.