Marrakech to Merzouga desert Tour 3 Days
This tour is easily one of the most popular of them all. It is a desert trip from Marrakech that takes in many new discoveries. There are oases, sand dunes, Kasbahs, camel trekking and an overnight stay in a Sahara desert camp where you and your private party can gaze up into the night sky and witness the endless array of stars. There is no light pollution to spoil your starlight gaze at your camp in the middle of the desert, and the sunset you witness when camel trekking is equally lavish.
- Visit Kasbah Ait ben Haddou UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Drive through the high Atlas Mountains.
- Visit Ouarzazate Hollywood of Morocco with Morocco biggest studios.
- Sunset camel trek to Berber desert camp
- Early morning camel trek
- Spend night in Dades Valley
- Visit Todra Gorges
- Spend night in Berber desert camp with bonfire and music entertainment
DAY 01: MARRAKECH – ATLAS MOUNTAINS – AIT BEN HADDOU – OUARZAZATE – DADES VALLEY
Your 3 days Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour will start at around 07h30 in the morning from your riad or hotel.
We will start our 3-day Morocco desert tour with a drive to Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou. First, we will need to drive through Tizi Ntichka pass and the High Atlas Mountains. Numerous stops will be made along the way. Visit the UNESCO world heritage Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. This amazing village was also served as a set for various Hollywood blockbusters.
We continue to Ouarzazate for lunch ( At leisure ). In the afternoon, we drive to the oasis of Skoura, known for its Kasbah of Amridil, which is worth a visit.
From here we continue our journey via the Valley of the Roses and the village of Kalaa Mgouna. This area of Morocco is famous for its Damascus rose distillation factories. Behind your car window, you will witness some amazing fortified adobe Berber settlements called Ksours. At the end of the day, we reach our hotel located in Dades Valley.
Dinner and overnight
DAY 02: DADES VALLEY – TENGHIR – TODRA GORGES – TINJDADA – ERFOUD – MERZOUGA
Following breakfast at your hotel, leave the Dades Gorge for Erg Chebbi at the gateway to the Sahara Desert. See Berber villages scattered along the way, and pass through Tinjdad, Jorf, and Erfoud to get a feel for the Saharan landscape. See the oasis of Tafilalet before your arrival at Merzouga. Pause to relax at Merzouga for a few moments before you climb on to the back of a camel and cross the sand dunes en route to a nomadic Berber camp. See the sand dunes and desert landscape from a timeless perspective as you listen to the drums of the desert camp in the middle of the Sahara. Take photos of the dramatic sunset from the top of a high dune. Then, go to the camp to spend the night in a nomad tent.
DAY 03: MERZOUGA – OUARZAZATE – MARRAKECH
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 the hotel before the return transfer to Marrakech. Pass the authentic Berber villages of the Atlas Mountains, such as Tinjdad, Tenghir, and Boumalene-du-Dades. Arrive in Marrakech in the evening for the end of the tour services.
✅ What’s Included
- Free Marrakech Airport arrival transfer to your hotel on the day that you arrive in Marrakech
- Pick up from your hotel in Marrakech
- Modern air conditioned minivan or 4 x 4
- Visit Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou visit, Dades gorge valley, Todra gorge
- Sunrise and sunset camel treks in desert
- Morning and evening meals
- Accommodation in Dades Valley hotel for 1 night
- Private tent at the comfortable desert camp for 1 night
❌ What’s Not Included
- Beverages & Bottled Water
- Entrance Fees
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.