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3-Days Tour From Marrakech To Merzouga Sahara Desert
  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Safari, Culture, Desert

  • Duration

    3 Days

  • Activity Level


  • Language



Sign up for this excursion to travel in the heart of the Sahara desert via the largest dunes of Merzouga desert, passing through the Atlas mountain, Ouarzazate and the oasis of green palm trees. Check out the beautiful Kasbahs, the Berber villages, and enchanting valleys. Pass through the Dades and Todra gorges and immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of a Berber village.

  • Enjoy a camel safari on Erg Chebbi dunes
  • Enjoy a beautiful sunset and sunrise over the golden sand dunes of Merzouga Desert
  • Visit the splendid Kasbah Ait ben Haddou, a UNESCO site
  • Go to the Kasbah Taourirt (former home of Pacha Glaoui) 
  • Tour across the film studios in Ouarzazate
  • Day 1: Marrakech – Atlas Mountains – AitBenhaddou – Ouarzazate – Kelâat M'Gouna – Dades Gorges expand_more
    • This tour starts with a pick-up by an air-conditioned and comfortable vehicle at 08:00 am from your accommodation in Marrakech.
    • We will cross the High Atlas Mountains- Tizi-n-Tichka Pass, the highest road in all of Africa.
    • After many stops for breathtaking photos, we will reach the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, where your guide will share the fascinating of its history which once served as the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech in present-day Morocco. Most of the town’s inhabitants now live in a more modern village on the other side of the river, ten families however still live within the Ksar. 
    • After a traditional lunch in a local restaurant, we will continue our journey to Ouarzazate where you will have the opportunity to explore the cinema studios of Atlas, discover the old staff and the movies shot on these sites, and continue then to explore another world heritage 18th century Kasbah in Ouarzazate.
    • Next, we will head towards the Rose valley, through the palm grove of Skoura. 
    • Visit the magnificent Kasbah of Amridil (Optional). 
    • Next, depart to reach the rose valley, where we will have a stop to go to a rose cooperative to get an idea about the benefits of the products made from the unique rose. If you come on May 10th, we will enjoy a moment at the annual festival of roses. 
    • Our trip will continue through the valley of thousand Kasbahs to reach the Gorges of Dades, crossing the Berber villages, arrive at the gorges and check in to your hotel.

    Overnight night in the Gorges.

  • Day 2: Dades Gorges – Toudra Gorges – Erfoud – Rissani – Merzouga desert – Erg Chebbi expand_more
    • After a traditional breakfast at your hotel, our 3 days desert tour will continue to Merzouga. We will first visit the Gorges of Dades for some amazing photos of the great canyon.
    • Then, start a new journey towards the desert of Merzouga. 
    • Our first stop will be the visit to the village of Todra and the Todra Gorges. 
    • After exploring the Gorges of Todra, we will pass through the city of Erfoud (city of fossils and dates).
    • We will stop in Rissani for lunch until, our explorative journey will continue to the desert.
    • Once we are in Merzouga and after a welcoming mint tea, we will start a new adventure in a caravan of camels, an hour and a half to stroll the great golden dunes of Erg Chebbi and reach the desert camp at the foot of the Great Dune. 
    • During the camel trek, you will enjoy a lifetime of a beautiful sunset over the sand dunes. 

    Dinner at the camp and overnight Berber tent in the heart of the desert under its spectacular starry sky.

  • Day 3: Merzouga – Rissani – Erfoud – Tinghir – Dades valley – Skoura Oasis – Kasbahs – Ouarzazate – Marrakech expand_more
    • Early wake up in the morning to enjoy a spectacular sunrise over the golden sand dunes of Erg Chebbi and enjoy also a typical breakfast in a Berber tent.
    • Then ride camels back to the hotel in Merzouga village where you will meet your driver/guide for a new journey back to Marrakech. 
    • We will drive to the vast palm grove of Tafilalet passing through the city of Rissani (the Alaouite dynasty and the capital of the ancient Sultan Alaouite), famous for its markets, which was the old trade center of the Caravans coming from the southern Sahara of Africa and other from the north.
    • After a short visit to the markets, we will head to Draa valley, through the Anti-Atlas Mountains, the oasis of Tazarine and Nkob. 
    • Continue to reach Ouarzazate through the sublime Valley of Draa, the Berber village of Agdz and the port of Ait Saoun (1660 meters altitude). 
    • Stop for lunch in a local restaurant in Ouarzazate, and then, continue our journey to Marrakech, crossing the high Atlas.
    • Arrive in Marrakech in the afternoon by around 6 or 7 PM.
What's Included
  • Pickup & drop-off service at your accommodation
  • Transport by a modern & an air-conditioned vehicle
  • English or French speaking driver
  • Local expert tour guide
  • Half-board accommodation in hotels, riads, or Kasbahs (dinner & breakfast are included)
  • Overnight in Luxury desert camp dinner and breakfast are included
  • Camel ride for sunset and sunrise (one camel each)
  • Fuel & Bottled water during the tour
What's Excluded
  • Entrance fees
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Lunches & soft drinks
  • Any Private Expenses
Meeting Point

Marrakech, Maroc

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 50% of the tour price.
Price Details
2 To 3 EUR 285 Per Person
4 To 8 EUR 210 Per Person
1 To 4 EUR 200 Per Person

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