Tour from Marrakech to the desert
You can’t just go and return from Morocco without visiting the desert! The Moroccan Sahara desert is one of the main tourist attractions in the kingdom; it’s a place that keeps capturing the people who seek to have an exotic experience. The magic of the desert isn’t just about the vast seas of dunes, although that’s one of the main characteristics that people love; it’s also about the people who live in there, the culture of the place along with the great touristic services that you can find in the hotels and restaurants.
In “Positively Morocco Tours”, we offer private tours that explore the wonders of the Moroccan Sahara Desert. One of the most asked for by our clients is a 3 days tour from Marrakech to the desert. This tour, due to its short period (only three days) is a great choice for people who are visiting Morocco for the first time or the ones who have a tight schedule. Although it’s only 3 days, it’s a very rich tour in terms of activities and places to visit. With the tour, we will explore many aspects of the Moroccan diverse nature, plus the lifestyle of people who live in these areas.
So, what is it like to take a private 3 days tour from Marrakech to the desert?
Camel trekking experience
Tell me about the Moroccan Sahara Desert, and I’ll tell you: “THE CAMEL TREKKING EXPERIENCE”! Riding camels has become synonymous with travelling to the Moroccan Desert. Although camels are only used for transporting us through the harsh desert, riding these creatures is still a very exciting activity that you can’t experience every day (unless you’re in the Moroccan Desert). Our 3 days tour from Marrakech to the desert includes wondering the desert on camels.
Spending the night in the open desert
The desert is the perfect place for stargazers! You won’t believe how beautiful the night sky looks like until you see it yourself. The sunset and the sunrise also, exhibit some spectacular colours (perfect for photography).
The desert camps have some very fancy tents, as you can check by yourself. Spending the night in the desert camps is truly an experience that makes Morocco addictive to visitors. The natural landscapes change in the dark it will surprise you.
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Tasting local food
The Moroccan Sahara Desert is famous for “Medfouna”, or as many like to call it “desert pizza”. Tasting this traditional meal is one of the significant experiences in the desert. Many other meals can be served like tagines, barbecue…ext.; to each their taste.
The most served beverage in the desert is mint tea, which is a very relaxing drink, and also refreshing; just what you’ll need in the desert.
Enjoying the local Berber music
Guess what you’ll find in the middle of the desert waiting for visitors to entertainment? The answer to that is a band of local musicians who play Gnawa and Berber music with drums and other instruments. The music is used for spiritual purposes, to induce some enjoyable states of trance. Many people in Morocco do exorcism this way, which is something we can all agree, is way safer than many other forms of that practice. Even if you don’t believe in demons and evil spirits, dancing to music to forget about your worries is something everyone can enjoy and appreciate.
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Exploring the wildlife
The desert is home to many creatures. It would be very enjoyable to go look for some of these creatures in the desert. You might come across a fox or a snake in no time
Visiting the valleys and gorges
The private 3 days tour from Marrakech to the desert also visits the valleys and gorges surrounding the area. The gorges of Toudgha, for example, offer us an unforgettable natural landscape of narrow canyons and wonderful water stream. Dades Valley is another spot that these tours offer. Trekking through the valleys is a nice challenge for active people.
Exploring Ouarzazate and Ait ben Haddou
Ouarzazate is called the “Gate of the Desert”; this town has become famous thanks to the many movies that were filmed there; in fact, it has the largest studios in the world. The place can be recognized from movies like Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, Kingdom of Heaven…ext. and series like Game of Thrones. The combination of the natural landscapes and the architecture of the area keep attracting movie makers to the day.
Ait ben Haddou is another famous filming spot that you can also see in the movies we mentioned before. The place is a fortified Kasbah; that has an amazing architecture. Ait ben Haddou is recognized by the UNESCO as a world heritage site, which makes it a must-see in every tour that either starts or ends at Marrakech.
Discovering the oasis of Tafilalt and all of its towns and villages
The area around is packed with palm trees; the region is the number one producer of dates in Morocco. The oases of Morocco like the ones of Erissani are used to be trade markets, where caravans from the Sub-Sahara used to bring ivory and other goods. The area around Arefoud is famous for fossils. Other spots near Daraa are famous for roses. The Moroccan Desert is very diverse naturally and culturally. Some nomads still wander in the desert to the day, visiting them is part of our tour.
The 3-day tour to the desert from Marrakech is a wonderful experience that all of our clients love. Many of clients customize more days in the desert after they enjoy this relatively short day trip. The reason is that they enjoyed the desert a lot; they want to spend more time in it.
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