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3 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

Discover the wonders of the Moroccan Sahara with our 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga. Delight in the allure of camel trekking and relish a magical night at an authentic Erg-Chebbi desert camp. The Sahara desert is an enchanting destination, boasting breathtaking landscapes and an undeniable mystique. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the dunes and experience the warm hospitality of the Berber people.

Get out on an unforgettable journey through time and culture with our 3-day Sahara desert tour from Marrakech. Traverse the mesmerizing landscapes of the Atlas MountainsRide a camel – an age-old tradition in the Sahara. Witness the breathtaking beauty of the High Atlas Mountains, and Todra Gorges, with its distinctive rock formations.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant Berber culture, Visit the Old Kasba of Ait ben haddou, a World Heritage site. Our 3 Days Marrakech desert tour offers a perfect blend of adventure and cultural immersion, promising an enriching experience you’ll cherish for a lifetime. Discover the allure of the Sahara and the resilience of its people on this unique desert adventure.

The 3 days tour Marrakech to Merzouga Desert (Erg Chebbi) is a chance to live the incomparable feeling of being in the middle of nowhere and get to know how the nomads live and you will climb on their favorite means of transport, a camel, which will take you to spend the night through an authentic Sahara Desert Camp.

The Highlights of The Tour :

Discover Morocco’s beauty with our private Marrakech desert tour 3 days to Merzouga. From the snow-capped High Atlas Mountains to the captivating Erg-Chebbi dunes, the journey showcases breathtaking views. Traverse green oases, explore Berber Kasbahs, and experience an unforgettable camel ride at sunset to our Merzouga desert camp . Embrace the magic of Morocco’s landscapes and warm hospitality on this remarkable Sahara desert tour.

  • Spectacular views of the Atlas Mountains landscapes
  • Visit the UNESCO world heritage of Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah
  • Visit Taourirt Kasbah & Atlas Studios in Ouarzazate
  • Spend a night in the middle of the stunning Dades gorges
  • Panoramic aspects of Erg Chebbi dunes
  • Experience Camel ride in Merzouga Sahara
  • Watch Sunset over the sand dunes
  • Do Sand Boarding activity
  • Overnight Camping at Merzouga Desert Camp
  • Hearty dinner and party around campfire (Berber Drums)

Itinerary of 3-days from Marrakech to Merzouga

Join our popular private 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga. Journey through oasis wonders, ride camels and indulge in an unforgettable night at a Sahara desert camp. Customize the itinerary to your liking – contact us, and we’ll craft a personalized desert excursion that suits your desires. Embrace Morocco’s mesmerizing landscapes and embark on an enchanting adventure.

Day 1 : Marrakech – High Atlas Mountains – Ait ben Haddou – Dades Valley

Our 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga will kick off with us picking you up from your hotel/riad in the morning. As we leave Marrakech, we will head towards the Merzouga desert, traveling across the stunning High Atlas Mountains. Along the way, we will pause to take in the breathtaking views of this amazing place.

Driving further south, you arrive at the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a backdrop for many Hollywood blockbusters, including “Gladiator,” “Alexander,” and some scenes of the famous TV series “Game of Thrones.” After lunch, you will visit the Kasbah.

In the afternoon, we drive past Ouarzazate to the Skoura Oasis, where you stop to visit the Kasbah Amredhil, which used to be featured in the old 50 dirham banknote. The Kasbah has been beautifully repaired and is well worth the visit.

From here, travel through the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs and then the beautiful Valley of the Roses as far as Kel’aa M’gouna. Here, you can visit a local cooperative producing cosmetic articles from the abundant roses of the valley.

By the end of the day, we arrive at Dades Gorges, where you spend the night with dinner and breakfast in a guest house overlooking the valley.

Day 2 : Dades Valley – Todra Gorges – Merzouga desert

After breakfast, you continue your adventure southeast. In Toudra Gorges, there are plenty of opportunities to walk alongside the river through the gardens or up the road on the other side of the gorges. You will have lunch here in the gorges or later in Erfoud.

Between Tinjdad and Erfoud, you can stop to go down into “Khettara,” a fascinating underground water channel system deep below the earth, always cool and preventing the evaporation of water. In Erfoud itself, you can stop at a local workshop to see the workings of thousands of fossils made into all sorts of artefacts. There is no obligation to buy anything, but it is worth a visit!

Next, you continue your desert trip alongside the Ziz Valley, which is remarkable for its huge oases and fortified kasbahs standing tall among palm trees. From here, we continue driving east as far as Merzouga, where sand alongside the road indicates the start of the mighty Sahara Desert.

You check in to your tent at the traditional or luxurious campsite and enjoy a relaxing glass of tea with mint and Moroccan biscuits. Then, you take a camel ride up to the summit of the Erg Chebbi dunes (250 m). You will enjoy the sunset from the top of the dunes!

Back at the camp, dinner is served, followed by an evening of nomad music and drumming around a campfire. You spend the night in your tent, equipped with a private toilet & shower, king-sized beds, mattresses, sheets, pillows, blankets & carpets, lamps and beautiful Moroccan furnishings, all tastefully arranged to enhance your stay.

Day 3 : Merzouga – Draa Valley – Marrakech

If you get up early in the morning, you can watch the sunrise spectacle, you will also have free time to wander the dunes and experience the tranquility of this magical setting. After breakfast, the drive back east to Marrakech takes you along the length of the Saghro Mountains via the villages of RissaniAlnifTazarine (featured in the film ‘Babel’), and then N’Qob just in time for lunch.

After visiting Kasbah Tamnougalte, you travel up north via the Dra’a Valley’s unlimited palm trees and green oases along the ancient Caravans Road. We rejoin the paved road in Agdz and reach Ouarzazate, crossing the Anti-Atlas Mountains and the pass of Tizi-n-Tinfifite (1660m).

Just outside of Ouarzazate, you could visit the Film Studios, a movie wonderland, known for keeping its sets and re-organising them to offer a wide range of choices to production studios, but also for letting tourists experience the unique thrill of discovering the sets where many successful films and series have been shot, including “Gladiator”, “Prince of Persia” and “Game of Thrones.”

From here, you drive along the main road over the Atlas Mountains. Along the road, you will stop at panoramic viewpoints for photos and to stretch your legs. We arrive back in Marrakech by the end of the afternoon. Your driver will transfer you to your hotel, which marks the end of your private 3-day Sahara desert tour to Merzouga from Marrakech.

Also Included in this tour:
  • Private modern transportation with A/C
  • Car Fuel
  • Pick-up and drop-off services
  • Experienced English-speaking driver
  • 1 Night in a private accommodation room in Dades Valley
  • Camel ride in the desert
  • A night at a private tent in the desert camp
  • Sandboarding in the dunes
  • Dinner and breakfast at the camp
Excluded from this tour:
  • Beverages
  • Lunches
  • Entrance to monuments (Optional)
  • Leaving a tip (Optional)

Itinerary of the Tour on Map

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