3-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

3-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga


Tour Duration

3 days
When: January 1, 2024 12:00 am - January 1, 2027 12:00 am


Embark on a Mesmerizing 3-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

A private 3-day journey from Marrakech to the enchanting Merzouga Desert, where the magic of Morocco unfolds before your eyes. Marvel at the panoramic views, from the snow-capped Atlas Mountains to the ever-shifting hues of Erg Chebbi’s sand dunes. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou and wander through the vibrant Tinghir oasis and the impressive Todgha canyons. Your adventure includes a camel ride at sunset and a night under the star-lit sky in a Sahara Desert Camp nestled amid the Erg Chebbi dunes.


Tour Outline

 Day 1 :Marrakech → Atlas Mountains → Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou → Dades Valley (6 Hours Drive)

Your adventure begins at 07h30, setting out from your riad or hotel. Drive through Tizi Ntichka pass, making stops along the way. Visit the UNESCO world heritage Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou and proceed to Ouarzazate for lunch. Continue through the Valley of the Roses, witnessing the fascinating adobe Berber settlements, and reach your hotel in Dades Valley for dinner and overnight stay.

 Day2 : Boumalne Dades → Tinghir → Merzouga → Sahara Desert (4 Hours Drive)

After breakfast, traverse the 1001 Kasbahs road to Tinghir. Enjoy a walk along Todgha River Banks, visit Berber Villages, and marvel at Todgha canyons. Indulge in a Berber lunch before heading to Merzouga. Experience a camel ride over Erg Chebbi dunes, witness a breathtaking sunset, and settle into your Sahara desert camp for dinner, drumming under the stars, and overnight stay.

Day 3: Merzouga → Ouarzazate → Atlas Mountains → Marrakech (9 Hours Drive)

Embark on an early sunrise camel ride in Erg Chebbi before your guide joins. Drive back to Marrakech through the volcanic landscapes of the Anti Atlas Mountains. Explore Ouarzazate, and continue your journey through the High Atlas Mountains, concluding your private 3-day desert trip in mid-afternoon.

What's Included


Not included

Know Before You Go

Essential Tips for an Unforgettable Experience

  • Tour price varies based on the number of participants.
  • The tour can be tailored to a 4-day Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour.
  • Driving times listed exclude stops for sightseeing, photos, lunch, or coffee.
  • Be prepared for a long day of driving on Day 3 from Merzouga to Marrakech.
  • A 4×4 accommodates up to four passengers comfortably. For five or more participants, a van will be used.
  • Start your desert tour between 07h30 and 08h00 AM on the first day.
  • Sandboarding enthusiasts can request boards at the lodge during their stay in Merzouga

Frequently Asked Questions

The journey covers 560 kilometers (348 miles), typically divided into two days with a stopover in Dades Valley.

Enjoy a memorable camel ride, typically taking an hour to reach the desert camp.

A/C modern 4×4 or van with an English-speaking driver/guide is provided.

Yes, bathrooms in the comfortable and luxury camps are private.

While it’s part of the experience, arrangements can be discussed with the tour organizers.

Quad bike hiring options are available, inquire with the lodge during your stay.

Yes, electrical outlets are available in the comfortable camp.

Camel rides are a unique experience, but alternatives can be discussed.

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