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Budget desert tours to the Dunes of Erg Chebbi

from Marrakech
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Omar liked his style of life doing caravans and the easyness of life. He wanted to show this and the beauty of the desert to others who have never had the chance experience what he has. Omar began to organize tours from his familly auberge and Marrakech in 1997 and he has been doing it ever since.

1) The Authentic Morocco Tour (3 day two night): 150 Euros pp
Tour desciption: Day 1: Marrakech - High Atlas mountains - Kasbah Aitbenhadou - Dades Gorge.

4x4 Pick up from your hostel in Marrakech (8 am), travel towards the High Atlas mountains range, Stops along the beautiful bandy road Tizi Ntichka (2260 m) while admiring the spectacular views of the vallys and Berber Villages above the mountains, visit and tour the world heritage sight called Aitbenhadou (a background of about 20 movies such as "Lawrance of Arabia" and "Gladiator"), lunch at the spot, drive to Ouarzazate (the city is considered as the door of the Sahara Desert) to see both the Atlas Studios and the 17 century kasbah Taourirt, drive thru the Skoura oasis, one of the largest oases of Morocco, more than 860.000 palms, carry on to the Rose Valley, maybe a small stop to buy rose supplies as it's the cheapest place, the Rose Festival is held here annually in May, drive thru the thousand kasbahs route, the Dades Valley, hotel overnight stay at Dades Gorge (private room with a private bath and shower, heater and AC available), best food and service guaranted.

Day 2: Dades Gorge - Todra Gorge - Merzouga and the dunes of Erg Chebbi

Pick up from your hostel at 9 am, drive to Todra Valley and Todra Gorge, stops along the scenic Todra Valley, people here live from the agriculture and tourism, some Berber women can be seen in the fields, a walk at Todra Gorge, 380 meters high and barely 30 meters wide with a small river in the middle,a very famous place for the rock climbing, drive towards the Sahara Desert while crossing so many Beduin villages, stop for lunch, contunue to the spectacular dunes of Erg Chebbi, check in at the hostel to leave your stuff and get changed, an hour and a half camel ride thru the dunes, a nice spot to watch the sunset, dinner and overnight stay in a very confortable Berber tent (proper bed, light, couchans and enough blankets), bathrooms available at the camp).

Day 3: Merzouga - Ouarzazate - Marrakech .

Early morning climb to the dunes to watch the sunrise, Camel ride back to the hostel, shower and breakfast, depart Merzouga at 9 am to Marrakech, stops along for breaks and lunch, drop off in Marrakech around 7 pm. Note: book your tour ahead of time, don't wait untill you get to Marrakech, the simple reason being you can check out who you are going with and look through all of their reviews etc. If you leave until you get to Marrakech, then you may have to choose a company with no reviews and chance it, not the best way to do it.

Duration: 3 days, 2 nights
The quote of 150 Euros pp includes: - AC 4x4 for three days
- Fuel
- English speaking driver
- Hotel overnight stay at Dades Gorge (private room with private bathroom and shower)
- Dinner and breakfast at the hostel
- Camel ride and the night out in the desert (private tent
- Dinner and breakfast at the camp

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2) The Desert Lovers tour(4 day/3night) includes two nights in the desert. This tour is private, please contact me for the price.

 

Tour desciption:

Day 1: Marrakech - High Atlas mountains -Kasbah Aitbenhadou - Rose Vally - Dades Gorge

Pick up from your hostal in Marrakech at 8am, drive twoards the High Atlas mountains, stops along the scenic Tizi Ntichka pass while admiring the superb views of the Berber Villages above the mountains, tour the adobe old kasbah of Aitbenhadou (the Unisco sight), lunch at the spot, drive to Skoura oasis via the Modern city of Ourzazat (was built around 1927 by the French as an Army post), drive thru the magnificient oasis of Skoura which has almost 860,000 palm tree, a stop at the rose vally to either for pictures or by the rose supplies, contunue to Dades Gorge via the Thousand Kasbahs route and the Dades Vally, hotel overnight stay at Dades Gorge. The Kasbah hotel is at a great location overlooking the vally and the staff are very friendly and helpful

Day 2: Dades Gorge - Todra Vally and Todra Gorge - Merzouga and The Dunes of Erg Chebbi

Pick up from your hostal at 9am, drive to Merzouga and the dunes of Erg Chebbi, stops along the beautiful Dades Vally, a green larch vally with almost 18 klms long, people here live from Tourism and Agriculture, Stop and walk thru the Todra Gorge, a beautiful spot between the mountains with a small river in the middle, carry on to the Sahara and the dunes via small Beduin villages, lunch, check in at the hostel to leave your stuff and get changed, an hour and a half camel ride thru the spectacular golden dunes, a nice spot for the sunset, dinner and overnight stay under a very confortable Berber Tent (proper beds, couchans, light and enough warm blankets), bathrooms available at the camp.

Day 3: Merzouga - The Dunes of Erg Chebbi - Nomads and oasis- Sandboarding- Berber wild lifestyle

Early morning climb to watch the sunrise over the dunes, breakfast at the camp, sandboarding the dunes, camel ride deep in the Sahara Desert, lunch by a oasis, camel ride across the dunes and the black desert, overnight stay by the Nomads.

Day 4: Merzouga - Ourzazat - High Atlas Mountains - Marrakech.

Pick up at 8am, drive to Marrakech via Ourzazat and the Tizi Ntichka pass, stops along for either breaks or lunch, drop off in Marrakech

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