3 Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

3 Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

Explore the High Atlas region, stopping at kasbahs, Berber villages, and a film studio, along the way. Spend the first night in a riad in the Dadès Gorges, and the second at a desert camp in Merzouga.

This 3 Days private trip from marrakech to merzouga is a superb way to visit and see the most beautiful Erg Chebbi Desert and in particular, the Atlas mountains , Dades valley , Erfoud and more. Extend this itinerary by a few days and add more nights in Merzouga desert.

Highlights 3 Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

  • Observe sunset and sunrise from a desert camp near the Erg Chebbi dunes
  • Go sandboarding and camel trekking in the Sahara
  • Visit Aït Benhaddou, the Taourirt Kasbah, and Atlas Studios in Ouarzazate
  • Hassle-free transfers from Marrakech, breakfasts, and dinners included

About This Activity

🗺️ Destination: 3 Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

🧭 Duration: 3 Days

🕢 Departure time: 8:30

✈️ Category: 3 Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

🇺🇲 Driver guide: English, also we speak other languages

🗓️ Availability: Every day

💰 Payment: Payment upon departure

Day 01: Marrakech To Dades Gorges

Kasbah Taorirt

After an early departure from the Marrakech hotel, your journey begins by crossing the High Atlas Mountains past one Berber village after another to the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou, famous for its Kasbah and fortified village, and previously used as a set for some famous Hollywood epics as well as a backdrop for some fashion magazines photo shoots. After some leisure time to explore the village with its Kasbah, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant, then continue your drive through Ouarzazate, known as the Gate of the Sahara and onto Boumalne Dades, admiring the scenic drive along the road to Tinghir, where you can enjoy dinner and an overnight stop.

Day 02: Dades Gorges To Merzouga

Erg Chebbi Sahara

Following breakfast, depart from your hotel and drive to the dramatic Todgha Gorges, pausing for some free time to explore the canyons and enjoy lunch at a local rausturent. Continue to Merzouga to meet your camel caravan. Then, experience the Erg Chebbi dunes on camel back and watch the sunset change the color of the sand. Reach your desert camp before nightfall and enjoy an authentic Moroccan berber dinner under the stars. Local nomads will provide the entertainment and show you how to play the Tam Tam drums. Enjoy dinner and an overnight in berber camp.

Day 03: Merzouga To Marrakech

Marrakech Djemaa el-Fna

Wake early to see the beautiful desert sunrise. Then, return to Merzouga by camel. Upon arrival you will be served breakfast and given time to shower at camp then return to Merzouga by camel before the return transfer to Marrakech.

Pass the authentic Berber villages of the Atlas Mountains, such as Tinjdad, Tenghir, and Boumalene Dades.

Arrive in Marrakech in the evening for the end of the tour services.

✅ What is included  in 3 Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

Pick up from your hotel in Marrakech
Modern air conditioned 4X4
1 Night in a hotel in Dades Valley
Camel treks at sunset and on sunrise
1 Night in a standard tent in desert
Breakfasts and evening meals
Transportation with driver from Merzouga to Marrakech

❌ What is not included in 3 Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

Personal purchases

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What to Remember

Please be sure to bring warm clothing in the winter (no sleeping bags are required), light clothing in the summer, sunscreen, a hat, good walking shoes, a flashlight, and trousers (for the camel trek). Shorts and skirts are not recommended for the trek as the saddles can cause skin irritation.

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