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3 Days Desert tour itinerary for morocco: Uncover Natural And Man-made Wonders Of The Sahara

Imlil, Aït Benhaddou, Dadès Gorges, Marrakech, Merzouga, Ouarzazate

Sightseeing Tour
Camping Tour
Desert Tour
Uncover natural and man-made wonders of the Sahara

Camel Safari


Cross varied landscapes of the Sahara Desert including gorges, valleys, and dunes and witness the stunning natural beauty of the place. Also, join a camel caravan to a nomadic camp in the middle of the desert.

DAY 01

Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate Dades Gorge. 360km

  • After breakfast, get picked up by your Morocco guide/driver. Then drive through Tizi n’Tichka pass. Its the limit between Western & Central High Atlas Mountains with a stunning view over the Imouzzar & Taddart Berber villages as well as the zigzagging road of Tichka.

  • Continue via Telouet valley with a short visit of the Pach Glaoui’s abandoned Kasbah.

  • Drive along Ounila valley to arrive at Ait Benhaddou. 

  • After lunch, visit the magical Ksars of this place. A real Moroccan & UNESCO world heritage, several international films have been shot in this place including the Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabie, the Mummy, Kundun & Alexander

  • Enjoy the architecture of the buildings aged about four centuries. The site has been used as a trade center for the caravans coming from Toubouktou & heading to Marrakech and the whole north of Morocco.

  • After the visit, continue via Ouarzazate (optional visit to the movie studio) and drive along the way of 1000 Kasbah. 

DAY 02

Dades Gorge – Todra Gorge – Merzouga 270km

  • Take a short drive to Todra Gorge, huge rocks for climbers, passing via the magnificent palm oasis and go inside of the gorges. 

  • Return to the main road and drive through Tinghir, Tinjdade & Erfoud (optional visit of the Marble factory). 

  • Continue to Merzouga via Rissani the ancient capital of Tafilalte region. It was a former major caravan center. Here, visit the mausoleum of Moulay Ali Cherif, the founder of the Alaouite Dynasty of Morocco in 1631.

  • Head to the town of Merzouga. Sip a welcoming mint tea and then meet the camel tour leader to start 1.30hr camel ride to Erg Chebbi dunes. 

  • Enjoy the overnight at the nomadic camp.

DAY 03

Erg Chebbi – Merzouga – Alnif – Tazzarine – Agdez – Ouarzazate – Marrakech 565km

  • Wake up early to enjoy the view of the sunrise in the desert.

  • After breakfast, join the camel caravan back on a different path over the dunes. 

  • Upon return, a vehicle will drive you through Alnif, Tazzarine & a part of the long Draa valley before arriving in Agadez. 

  • Proceed to Marrakech via Ouarzazate & Tizi n’Tichka pass (2260m). 

  • Arrive in Marrakech around 8 pm.

  • 375 EUR Per Adult , 150 EUR Per Child
  • English speaking Morocco driver/guide.

  • Transportation in a comfortable 4WD.

  • All meals & bottled water.

  • 2 nights accommodation (including 1 in a nomadic luxury tent)

  • Camel ride over the big dunes of Merzouga.

  • Tips and gratuities

Imlil, Aït Benhaddou, Dadès Gorges, Marrakech, Merzouga, Ouarzazate

Sightseeing Tour
Camping Tour
Desert Tour

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Atlas Imlil

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