2-Day Ouarzazate to Merzouga, Draa Valley, Dades Valley and Todra Gorges Tour
Tour Code: GOL-MOR-025
Duration: 2 Day(s) / 1 Night(s)
Tour Guide: English
- 7 Days left
Experience: UNESCO, Family
Extra (Excluded): Wifi, Meal etc...
Tour Guide:Chinese, English
Daily (2021-07-08 To 2023-07-31)
Drive along the road of “A thousand Kasbahs” and admire the splendor of Dades and Todra valleys. Visit canyons and oases and spend a magical overnight stay in a desert camp in Merzouga.
A trip from Ouarzazate to Merzouga is an ideal choice to discover the splendors of the Sahara desert. We will pick you from your hotel and drive on the road of “A thousand Kasbahs” to the southeastern part of Morocco. Along the way, you will pass by Skoura Oasis towards the Rose Valley, known for wide cultivation of Roses, and then on to Dades. The latter is a fascinating verdant valley, offering a series of small villages alongside the road. Not far away from Dades, you will reach Todra Gorges where you will have time to walk in its 300-meter canyon walls. With freshwater springing from a rocky mountain and run down a green valley, Todra presents an arresting spectacle.
Following lunch, you will proceed via Arfoud, Morocco’s town of fossils, to finally arrive in Merzouga where your real adventure begins. You will mount camels across the great sand dunes of Erg Chebbi and stop to admire the wondrous sunset before getting to a camp in the heart of the desert. At night, there will be a drum show around campfire played by some local guys. With no lights around, you will enjoy looking at the starry sky above.
You will have to get up early in order not to miss the beautiful view of sunrise. You will eat a delicious breakfast and ride back camels to the village of Merzouga where your car will be waiting. On the way, you will pass by Rissani ‘a marketplace’ which is situated in Tafilalet, Morocco’s largest palm grove. You will also drive on a vast desert full of rocks and acacia trees before you get to Draa Valley and cross its river, the longest in the country. In the afternoon, you will take the dramatic road of the Anti-Atlas Mountains and arrive is Ouarzazate before sunset.
We offer two types of different comfortable desert camp, Standard and Superior. The superior desert camp include private bathroom niside the tents.
The order of itinerary may change without any notice depending on weather situations or for some other unforeseen circumstances.
The order of activities held during the tour is planned by the tour guide. So, it may be different from what is mentioned on the tour page. On fewer occasions, Tour Guide has to skip an attraction or few during the tour depending on weather, traffic, group interest or some other reason.
Some attractions are seasonal. So, when they are closed they will be replaced with some other attraction.
You can skip some optional activities during the tour and plan something on your own. Make sure that you coordinate with Tour guide and stay with the group with next activity. Please note you cannot stay on the bus if you skip some optional activity.
Probable hotel names are mentioned in the itinerary. It can be similar or a different hotel of the similar rating. Exact Hotel details can only be provided one day before the departure.
Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel.
These tours are conducted in a group. A group can have people of several cultures. We expect each person to coordinate with Tour guide to make sure things are on track.
Though attractions are optional but you have to at least take 2 attractions.
- Transportation in comfortable and AC 4wd car or minibus.
- Fuel, tolls and car insurance.
- English Speaking driver.
- Night with half board (diner, bed and breakfast) in desert camp.
- Camel riding in Erg Chebbi dunes (camel each)
- Pick-up from hotel, Riad or Airport.
- Lunches, drinks and unless specified.
- Gratuities (optional).
All the prices are listed in USD.
Tour display price is based on double occupancy. It is the price each person will pay if a group of two is traveling.
Prices may change without any notice.
Prices include hotel accommodation, transportation and taxes.
Admission Tickets to different places and meals are NOT included in the tour price.
Mandatory Tip for tour guide and driver are NOT included.
Only the tour guide can purchase entrance tickets for you. Pre-purchased tickets are NOT acceptable.
A free (i.e. Buy 2 Get 1 Free) person, not showing up on a departure date will result in a penalty. The penalty is usually the fourth person price, but it varies. Free person has to pay for some admission tickets that is included in the tour package price of Paid Person.
There must be at least one passenger of 18 years for every booking made with GoldenBusTours. For Children between the age group of 2 to 14 years, a different price will be charged. Please refer to Child price on our pricing calendar. Child Age may vary between different bus operators. Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel. If the 5th person is infant you will be charged normally then with the second room as an expense.
Activities are optional though, but each customer has to participate in 2 activities at least. No city pass allowed. Some attractions are mandatory. Each customer has to take part in them and have to pay for them in cash.
Arrive at departure location 10 to 15 minutes before the mentioned time to make sure you catch the bus on time. If in case you are late, the bus will not wait for you at the location and ultimately you will miss the entire tour (no refund in this case).
Return time on the website is just an estimation. Expect some variation always. Time may change depending on traffic and weather situations
There is a possibility that tour operator may use a shuttle to drop you off at the return location. It usually happens in the case of multiple return locations.
You can leave the tour at any place only after signing a Tour Departure Form for leaving the tour early.
Please note that price will stay the same even if you leave the tour early.
If you have booked a pre-tour hotel stay, then you will have to arrange your own transport from hotel to departure location.
If you have booked extra night hotel after the tour, then you will arrange transport from drop off point to hotel.
On West Coast tours some bus operators have a lot of departure locations. A slow start is expected on these tours.