Ouarzazate Desert Tour 3 Days

By booking the Ouarzazate desert tour to Erg Chebbi Dunes, you guarantee an authentic desert adventure in one of the most popular tourist destinations in the south. Embark on this journey and immerse yourself in the fascinating world of Berber life. Explore Skoura’s oasis and visit the captivating Kasbah of Amredhil. Indulge in the aromatic Damascene rose cosmetic products in the Valley of the Roses. Venture off the beaten path to a remote area that serves as a living space for local Berber nomads, where you can pause and share a cup of tea with a nomadic family.

In the mesmerizing Dades Valley, marvel at the geologically intriguing rocks and hillsides. Spend the night in a charming guest-house, nestled within this captivating valley. The following day, discover and wander through the other gorges in Toudgha.

In the heart of the desert, savor the long-awaited camel ride that will carry you to the summit of the dunes. From there, witness the enchanting sunset, a true highlight of the day. Return to the desert camp and indulge in a delightful feast. Gather around the campfire, where the day concludes with traditional nomad and Berber music, inviting you to join in. The serene ambiance of the desert and your private tent will lull you to sleep, as you reflect on the day’s exhilarating experiences.

Wake up the next morning and relish the spectacle of the sunrise from the highest dunes nearby. In the Dra’a Valley, adorned with countless palm trees, ancient dwellings, and desert oases, you will gain a deeper understanding of the Berbers’ centuries-old way of life. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the oldest Kasbah in the Dra’a Valley, a true gem.

Throughout the entire journey, feel free to request stops at panoramic viewpoints to capture memorable photographs and stretch your legs.

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3 Day Ouarzazate Desert Tour

  1. 1 --Day 1: Ouarzazate - Dades Gorges Commence your journey at 8:30 in the morning from Ouarzazate towards the picturesque Dades Gorge. Along the way, witness the stunning Skoura Oasis, where ancient kasbahs gracefully stand amidst a backdrop of palm trees, although some are sadly in ruins. Continue your route through Kela'a M'gouna, known as the Valley of Roses, where you'll have the opportunity to observe and admire the locally made cosmetic articles derived from the valley's abundant blossoms. These products are highly renowned throughout Morocco. Embark on an off-road adventure, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the landscape and visit Berber nomads, who will warmly welcome you with a glass of tea. Enjoy a delectable lunch in the Dades Gorge, followed by leisurely walks through the gorges, fields, and gardens. Spend the night in a comfortable hotel or Kasbah, or if you prefer, venture into the hills and experience an overnight stay with a Berber family.
  2. 2 --Day 2: Dades Gorges - Merzouga After breakfast, continue your journey towards Tinghir and the remarkable Toudgha Gorges, offering breathtaking views of the gorge's steep sides and the narrow expanse of sky above. From there, proceed to the Chebbi dunes, passing through Tinjdad and the Oasis of Tafilalet near Erfoud, renowned for its Date Festival. Rissani, the seat of the Alaouite family, the current ruling family of Morocco, is also on the route. Make a stop between Tinjdad and Erfoud to explore the fascinating underground water channels, providing cool temperatures and preserving this vital source of irrigation. In Erfoud, take a moment to witness the intricate craftsmanship of thousands of fossils transformed into various artifacts. Enjoy a delightful lunch in a Berber village along the way. Upon reaching the campsite, be greeted with a refreshing glass of tea before embarking on a memorable camel ride to the top of the dunes, where you can witness the enchanting sunset. Dinner awaits you at a luxurious camp equipped with private bathrooms, king-sized beds, and tastefully arranged Moroccan furnishings and lamps, enhancing your experience of the serene beauty of the dunes.
  3. 3 --Day 3: Merzouga - Ouarzazate For the early risers, behold the awe-inspiring spectacle of the sunrise, where the vibrant colors of the dunes and dancing shadows create a mesmerizing sight. The journey continues towards the Dra'a Valley, passing through the village of Tazzarine, featured in the film 'Babel,' and onward to N'Qob for a satisfying lunch. In the afternoon, explore Tanasikht and traverse the ancient caravan route, revealing the authentic beauty of the Dra'a Valley with its majestic palm trees and ancient villages. Outside Agdez, the valley's gateway, pay a visit to Kasbah Tamnougalte, the oldest Kasbah in the entire valley, still inhabited by several families. Return to Ouarzazate via the Anti Atlas Mountains and the Tizi-n-Tinfifte pass, arriving back in the late afternoon. Your three-day desert adventure from Ouarzazate to Merzouga concludes as your driver safely escorts you back to your riad. Expect to arrive in Ouarzazate around 18:00, marking the end of your memorable Ouarzazate to Erg Chebbi dunes tour spanning three incredible days.

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