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    2 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

    Marrakech 2 Day Itinerary Overview:

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    2 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga. This 2-day, 1-night desert tour reveals a wealth of exotic experiences. Morocco is a country of wonders and magic, and every city offers the best of what it has to offer. Every Kasbah’s Corner has a deep history and secrets. The hidden gems and rich culture of the places we will visit make this 2-day Marrakech to Sahara Desert tour special and unique.

    Your Morocco Desert tour encompasses valleys, oases, charming landscapes, gorgeous gorges, and spectacular mountains. From Marrakech, your trip commences with a journey to the Sahara Desert of Merzouga, specifically to the Erg Chebbi Dunes. Along the way, get ready to see numerous views and colors changing from landscape to landscape. Today’s first stop is at Tizi N’T’ichka Pass, an elevation of 2260 meters above sea level located in the High Atlas Mountains. Next, we will visit the renowned Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, one of Morocco’s most renowned Kasbahs, largely due to the movies filmed here, which significantly influenced the village’s residents’ employment prospects.

    Later, visit Tinghir town’s Todgha Gorge. After arriving at the Desert Mount, your camels will traverse the Erg Chebbi dunes to reach a charming desert camp, where you will spend the night. The next day, mount your camel back to meet your driver and return to Marrakech via Rissani, Alnif, Nakoub, and the High Atlas Mountains. Once in Marrakech, your 2-day desert trip to Merzouga from Marrakech ends.

    Why should I take a private 2 Days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert?

    Choosing a private Morocco tour offers uncounted benefits and wealth. A Moroccan private tour will give you the opportunity to have your own guide, who speaks your language, explain to you more deeply the history of the destination you visited. However, you can ask any question, and he will be glad to answer. Morocco Private Tour offers you the chance to have your own vehicle, which is very comfortable, spacious, and clean. A private tour gives you the flexibility to stop whenever you want, either to use the toilets, take photos, or just take a break.

    Throughout the entire trip, the driver and the car are always at your service. A private Moroccan tour provides more privacy, with the option to choose the accommodation you want according to your preferences and budget. A private tour in Morocco means more attention, more understanding, more flexibility, and more comfort. Whether traveling solo, with family, friends, or a couple, a private tour in Morocco promises an enriching and unforgettable journey, curated to create lasting memories.

    Morocco itinerary: 2 Day trip from Marrakech to Merzouga

    2 Days in Morocco

    Day 1: Marrakech » High Atlas Mountains » Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah » Ouarzazate » Todgha Gorge » Merzouga Desert (564 Km – 10 Hours’ Drive)

    Today marks the beginning of your 2-day Morocco Desert Tour. A native driver will be picking you up at 7:00. From your accommodation in Marrakech. The way is very long to reach our destination, the Sahara Desert, so we will break it up with some interesting stops and visits. Once leaving Marrakech behind, you will get to the first stop at the highest point in the High Atlas Mountains, called Tizi N’T’ichka, which is a pass at an elevation of 2260 meters above sea level.

    We only stop here to capture the breathtaking view of the Atlas and Berber villages, after which we continue our journey across the Grand Atlas Mountains. The Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou awaits, where you can explore an ancient Moroccan Kasbah that has served as a filming location for numerous famous movies, including “Gladiator,” “The Game of Thrones,” “The Mammy,” and others.

    Next is the Rose Valley, Todgha Valley and Gorge, Sahara Desert

    Later, after you finish discovering the hidden gems of this charming Kasbah, we make a break to have lunch at a local restaurant that serves high-quality food. From there, we continue to Todgha Gorge via the city of Roses (Kalaat M’Gouna), where, if you wish, you can visit one of the women’s cooperatives that produces various bioproducts from roses. Every year in April, the city hosts a festival known as the Rose Festival.

    Once in Todgha, have a short walk along the Baby River. The gorges extend over a distance of 25 kilometers. They are solid, rocky components that do not break easily. The turbid Todgha Valley, flowing year-round, penetrates them. In the late afternoon, we reach our destination, Merzouga. Here, you will ride the camels among the golden dunes to spend a night full of vibes in the heart of the desert. Enjoy at the Camp Berber music and dinner, later watch on your own the stars away from the camp’s lights.

    Day 2: Sahara Desert » Rissani » Daraa Valley » Ouarzazate » Tizi N T’ichka » Marrakech

    (564 Km – 10 Hours’ Drive)

    Catch an unforgettable sunrise today before we leave! Waking up early today is a must to witness what might be the best sunrise in your life. After enjoying a Berber breakfast at the camp, you should pack your luggage, tip the staff, and mount your camel to return to the Desert Village to Meet your driver guide. Or if you prefer, ride back the car to the Village. Once you’ve met your driver guide, you will take a different route back to Marrakech, where you’ll have the opportunity to see different landscapes along the way.

    Our first stop today is the Rissani Market, which is open three days a week (Thursday, Tuesday, and Sunday). It’s a typical traditional market where all the villages in the area come to shop or sell what they produce. Donkeys are one of the modes of transportation here, so you’ll likely see them parking a lot instead of cars. We might take a Madoufina (Arabic pizza) with us and have it for lunch.

    From Rissani, we continue to Alnif for a short break, then set off again to Nakoub and the Daraa Valley, passing through the largest river in Morocco, the Daraa River, which spans 1100 kilometers. Later, we cross again the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi N Tichka Pass. In the late afternoon or evening, we drop you off at your accommodation in Marrakech, and from there, your Merzouga tour from Marrakech 2 Days comes to an end.

    2 Days from Marrakech to Merzouga Note:

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    Tour Includes:

    • All Pickups & drops off during your Tour with us
    • Fluently English-speaking Guide or Driver
    • Well Comfortable and air-conditioned Car 
    • Fuel For the Car
    • Desert Experience (Camel Rides - Excursion)
    • Visits to Fabulous Sights and Unique Places
    • 1 Night in a Desert Luxury Camp or Standard
    • Assistant - Help 24/7 During your Tour with us
    • Breakfasts
    • 1 Dinner in Merzouga Desert

    Tour Excludes:

    • Lunches & Drinks
    • Tickets of Historical Monuments
    • Travel insurance & Tipping

    Take into Account!!

    Thanks for reading through our detailed itinerary for this Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour 2 days. We hope that it fits what you are looking for! If not, we are happy to tailor a different tour itinerary to your preferences, taking into account the activities you wish to engage in Morocco and the length of stay you prefer. Please keep in mind that the more people who join our tours, the lower the price you’ll pay per person. However, the cost of accommodation varies from destination to destination. On the other hand, the cost of transportation remains constant from one period to the next.


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      Me and my family traveled to the Sahara Desert, from Marrakech back we had a fantastic time on our excursion. During our 2-days in Morocco, Africa North Journeys provided us with excellent service, and I’m pleased to write this review on their behalf. I would suggest them to anyone planning a trip to Morocco without hesitation

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      Best 2 Days desert tour from Marrakech. We traveled with Hassan he was very friendly, and we felt very comfortable with everything. We met many nice people and saw wonderful places. We will return and hire this agency again thanks a lot, Hassan. so, if you are a traveler to Morocco, I advise you to contact Africa North Journeys and hire Hassan as your driver guide.

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    Here are Answers to Questions you may Have?

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    How far can i book this 2 Days Marrakech to Merzouga Desert tour?

    We recommend booking this tour as soon as possible, allowing us to arrange everything in advance, including hotel transportation and local guides. However, we only confirm the tour once we receive a deposit of 20%.

    How far is from Marrakech to Sahara Desert?

    The distance between Marrakech’s Red City and Merzouga’s Mesmerizing Golden Dunes is 558 km. But for sure, if you are booking this tour, we will break it up with a night in Boumalne Dades.

    Can we Ride the car instead of Camels to the Desert Camp?

    Yes, you have the option to travel to your desert camp using camels, a journey that typically takes between an hour and a half to two full hours. However, some individuals, particularly the elderly, may find it difficult to ride a camel for extended periods. Fortunately, we can transport you to the camp by car, (But you will pay extra fees 40 euro including return)

    Can we skip or to add a place during the tour?

    Yes! Even during the tour with us (Africa North Journeys), you can skip from one place to another. Additionally, you have the option to include a place not on the itinerary. You can accomplish this by either contacting us or your driver guide. However, keep in mind that you cannot change the overnight stay destinations while on the trip.

    What is the most popular tour in Morocco?

    The Marrakech-Merzouga Desert Tour is the most popular in Morocco. This tour typically lasts 2–3–4–5–7 days and includes visits to the Atlas Mountains, Ait Benhaddou, the Todra Gorge, and the Erg Chebbi dunes in the Sahara Desert. Travelers can experience camel rides, traditional Berber meals, and overnight stays in desert camps. To fully enjoy this tour, we recommend booking with a reputable tour operator who offers knowledgeable guides, comfortable transportation, and quality accommodations.

    Do I can Rent only transportation and book hotels by myself?

    Easly Yes, we do offer this option to our travelers, who prefer to hire only our transportation, allowing them to handle their accommodations. We have previously provided transportation services to numerous tourists. So we inform you that with us, it is possible to book your hotels and flights by yourself, and we can take care of the rest.

    Could I add more days to these Marrakech to Merzouga 2 days tour?

    The simple answer is yes, you can. With our tailored-made tours, every traveler can add or reduce a day from any tour he chooses. We will be delighted if you contacted us to help you with this. Our team is available 24/7 to serve as much as possible. WhatsApp us

    How much Sandboard costs?

    During your stay at the desert camp or hotel, you have the sandboard free to use whenever and however long you want.

    What is the Different between Luxury Camp and Standard Camp?

    Luxury camps offer an upscale camping experience with high-end accommodations, private bathrooms, gourmet dining, and personalized services such as butlers. They often feature amenities like air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and stylish furnishings. In contrast, standard camps provide a more basic and rustic experience with simpler tents or cabins, communal bathrooms, basic meals, and limited amenities.


    What Should I Pack for a tour to Morocco?

    For a 2-day Marrakech to Merzouga Desert tour, pack lightweight, breathable layers for the day and warmer clothes for cool nights. Bring long-sleeved shirts, comfortable walking shoes, sandals, a hat, sunglasses, and a scarf. Essential items include sunscreen, lip balm, insect repellent, toiletries, daypack, flashlight, power bank, and a camera or smartphone. Don’t forget travel documents, a small first aid kit, and a travel pillow. Optional items are a journal, book, or travel games. Pack light to ensure comfort and ease during travel.



    Are there towels and toilet paper at the Desert Camp?

    Yes, whether you choose a standard camp or a luxury camp, you have towels in your private tent and toilet paper in the bathroom.



    How long does it take to ride a camel to the desert camp?

    Your driver guide will drop you off at the edge of the golden dunes. From there, your camels will take you to the desert camp, which approximately lasts 1 and a half to 2 complete hours.



    Can we ride back in the car from the camp instead of Camel?

    Yes, you can use camels or either the camp’s car or our Jeep to get back to where your driver dropped you off.



    Are there any electrical outlets at the Desert Camp?

    Yes, at your desert camp, there are electrical outlets in each tent, both the luxury camp and the standard camp.



    Can we transport our luggage to the camp?

    Yes, your luggage will be transported to the desert camp, where you will stay the night by the camp’s car or by us. The essential is that your luggage will arrive at the camp before you arrive.



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