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3 Days Desert tour itinerary for morocco: Journey To The Incredible Moroccan Sand Dunes

Marrakech, Merzouga, Ouarzazate, Atlas Mountains, Erfoud, Todgha Gorge, Dadès Gorges, Erg Chebbi

Rural Experience Tour
Camping Tour
Desert Tour
Journey to the Incredible Moroccan Sand Dunes

Sahara Desert camel rides


Pay a visit to these Moroccan towns that are about 20 km away from Algerian border, where the paved road ends and Sahara Desert sand dunes begin. Experience desert life with camel rides , desert village visits and luxury tent stays.  

DAY 01

Program Itinerary

  • Pick-up from your hotel.

  • Begin the Merzouga desert tour from Marrakech and cross the Tizi N Tichka pass of the High Atlas Mountains (2,260 m), enjoying the mountainous road and the spectacular Berber villages.

  • Reach 'Ait-Ben-Haddou village', the fortified ksar with its beautiful Kasbahs. 

  • Go on a walk with a local guide to discover The Ksar and climb to the top of the hill through the alleys of Ait-Ben-Haddou.

  • Have lunch and continue to Dades Gorge via Ouarzazate and Skoura and the long valley of roses (the seasons of roses is in late May). Upon arrival to Boumalne Dades, deviate into a secondary road heading up through Dades gorges. 

  • Enjoy beautiful Rock formations (Called the monkey feet) and fortified Kasbahs scenery along the Dades river with the sunset as a backdrop. 

  • Stop at the canyons for a drink or to admire the majestic scenery.

  • Drop off at the hotel.

DAY 02

Dades gorges- Todgha Gorge - Erfoud -Risani -Merzouga

  • Have a traditional breakfast.

  • Drive around the colourful Berber villages of the Dades valley to get to Tineghir. 

  • Go on a trek along the 300 m high canyons. 

  • Head to Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga Sahara Desert and have lunch in Tinjdad or Touroug.

  • Arrive at the dunes of Erg Chebbi. A small off road will take you to the edge of the golden dunes where camels will be waiting for you. The luggage will be loaded in a 4x4 car and transported to the camp. You can enjoy a beautiful camel ride over the sand dunes and watch a majestic Sahara sunset on your way to the camp. 

  • Go to your beautiful comfortable private tents equipped with ensuite bathrooms and showers to relax and settle before dinner time.

DAY 03

Merzouga - Alnif - Tazarine - Agdez - Marrakech

  • Enjoy the sunrise over the highest dunes of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga.

  • Have breakfast in the camp, pack and go back either on camels or by 4x4 leaving the dunes behind. 

  • Drive to Marrakech through Alnif, Tazarine, Draa valley, Agdez and Ouarazazate. In Ourazazate, have lunch and stop to take photos in front of the famous Taourirt Kasbah. 

  • Continue to Marrakech where your Merzouga desert experience ends. Cross the Atlas Mountains and the Berber villages between Ouarzazate and Marrakech. 

  • Drop off at your accommodation.

  • 350 USD Per Adult (* For 4 pax.)
  • An air-conditioned 4x4 or Minivan, depending on the number of people in the group.

  • Fuel.

  • English/French/Spanish speaking driver during the tour.

  • Pick up and Drop off at your Marrakech accommodation.

  • Overnight in Dades gorges or Skoura in a traditional comfortable hotel. Possibility to upgrade to a deluxe hotel on a private tour.

  • Camel trek.

  • Private rooms/tents.

  • Dinner and breakfast are daily included.

  • Free time to explore the sites such as Ait-Ben-Haddou kasbahs and canyons.

  • Local guide in Ait Ben Haddou.

  • No forced Shopping.

  • No hidden costs.

  • Lunch.

  • Drinks.

  • Entrance fees to optional ouarzazate and Skoura visits-

    • Cinema Museum: 30 MAD per person.

    • Kasbah Taourirte: 20 MAD per person.

    • Atlas Cinema studio: 50 MAD per person.

    • CLA cinema studio: 50 MAD per person.

    • Amridil Kasbah in Skoura: 20 MAD per person.

  • The price varies depending on the number of travellers, the season and accommodation choice.

  • The price for the shared group tour is fixed at 220 € per person. Our groups are limited to 8 people max and require only 4 participants to start. 

Marrakech, Merzouga, Ouarzazate, Atlas Mountains, Erfoud, Todgha Gorge, Dadès Gorges, Erg Chebbi

Rural Experience Tour
Camping Tour
Desert Tour

Contributed By

Morocco Online

starting from
USD 350
Type of Tour

Private Tour


This tour is offered throughout the year.

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