SAHARA DESERT - MERZOUGA - 3 days, 2 nights - LUXURY

SAHARA DESERT - MERZOUGA - 3 days, 2 nights - LUXURY

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

- Drive the winding length of the Atlas Mountains

- Visit the incredible desert gorges at Dades and Todra

- Ride camel-back for a Saharan sunset

- Enjoy traditional Berber entertainment in an isolated desert camp

INCLUDED:

- All transport throughout the trip

- Private luxury accommodation in Dades Gorges and opulent private tent at our Berber Camp in Merzouga. Glamping at its finest!

- Breakfast and dinner

- Sunset camel trek through the dunes of Erg Chebbi

NOT INCLUDED

- Lunch

-Bottled Water

NOT INCLUDED

- Lunch and Bottled Water

- Any personal purchases

BE AWARE

- Many ‘faux’ (false) guides operate in the Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou region of the Sahara where you will visit on the first day of your trip. A ‘false guide’ is someone who will offer to show you an area that you are unfamiliar with and then ask for money. Sometimes, they can be very helpful and informative, sometimes not at all. They are not affiliated in anyway whatsoever with Rouge Travel. In places where gainful employment is very low, this is the only form of work and embedded within Morocco infrastructure - as such - out of the control of Rouge Travel. You can explore these areas independently if you wish.

- The Sahara Desert is isolated and wild and for this very reason, you are probably looking to book this trip - it is an amazing adventure. Please do understand however, distances are far and minibus journeys long (and incredibly beautiful along the way). Facilities in the desert are not the same as in the cities and perhaps this trip is the perfect time to go off-grid - revel in the calm, the unstable wifi and enjoy being part of this majestic part of the natural world. If you really can’t do without your creature comforts or strong, stable wifi - this may not be the trip for you - get in touch with us and we can offer more luxury options which will include great wifi and ensuite hot showers

- Throughout the Summer months it is incredibly hot in the desert. Sounds obvious right? Whilst our minibuses are air-conditioned, there may be periods when the driver turns off the air-conditioning to avoid the engine overheating. This is standard throughout all desert trips throughout the world.

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**DAY 1**

Departing early from Marrakech you will descend South and right through the length of the Atlas Mountains at a height of 2260m on the winding Tishka Pass. The views are breathtaking - not only in terms of the physical natural beauty, but you will also see the Berber villages of the Atlas, and the traditional houses and daily lives of the Berber people.

Your first stop is the ancient Kasbah Ait Benhaddou bridging the mountains with the Sahara, before moving on to Ouarzazate - the gateway to the Sahara - where you will stop for lunch. From here, you will make your way to your first night's stop in Dades Gorges where you can relax in the tranquility of the nature that surrounds you. The night is spent at luxury 4* accommodation overlooking Dades Gorges complete with beautiful swimming pool!

**Day 2**

Onwards to another Gorge - this time the mighty Todra - where you will spend some time, before heading down to the Sahara that you may only have seen in films. Erg Chebbi are the giant sand dunes that surround the town of Merzouga - a Berber town where you will spend your second night in a luxury Berber tent with its own bathroom facilities.

**Day 3**

After breakfast, it will be time to depart for Marrakech arriving in the bright lights of Marrakech in the evening.