We will take you on the most popular 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, This tour is one of the best private & shared group tours of the Sahara Desert in Morocco from Marrakech which allows you to discover so many different and beautiful places between Marrakesh and Merzouga. Please don't forget to bring a camera with you on this tour to make the amazing moments immortal, During a tour with us in the desert of Marrakesh, you will admire the extraordinary High Atlas mountains, visit the World Heritage Site Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, Ouarzazate, known as the Sahara Desert Gate, Green Valley, palm trees, walk through the splendor of Todra. Sightseeing tour camels and spend the night in a Berber camp under the stars.
On this trip 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga on the last day, you will return to Marrakech after a beautiful sunrise in the desert and travel with views through the Draa Valley, Anti-Atlas Mountains to enjoy the scenery and free time. Afternoon ... evening/night we will leave you at the hotel/riad in Marrakesh.
Merzouga is a small town on the edge of the Sahara desert of Erg Chebbi, only 20 km from the Algerian border, where the paved road ends and the real sand dunes of the Sahara desert begin, Merzouga desert is the most common destination in Morocco for tour like 3-day Marrakech desert tour or camel treks and desert camps.
To experience the dunes of the Sahara desert it is essential to take a camel trek and spend the night in a Berber tent or luxury camp, The camel ride takes about 1 hour through amazing red-orange sand dunes at sunset to reach the Sahara desert camp where you will be served a wonderful and rich dinner.
The most famous itinerary of 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga:
- Day 1: Marrakech → High atlas → Ait Ben Haddou → Ouarzazate → Dades Valley (6 HOURS DRIVE)
- Day 2: Dades Valley → Todra Gorges → Erfoud → Rissani → Merzouga (4 HOURS DRIVE)
- Day3: Erg Chebbi dunes → Draa Valley → Agdez → Ouarzazate → Marrakesh (8 HOURS DRIVE)
Things to do on 3 day trip from Marrakech to Merzouga :
- Enjoy the beautiful scenery between Marrakech and Merzouga
- Crossing the High Atlas Mountains
- Visit the Berber village of Ait Ben Haddow
- Cross the gorge of Ziz and palm trees
- Play a walk in the Dades Gorge and Todra
- Drive the Tizi n Tichka the High Atlas
- Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou
- Spend Ouarzazate and visit film studios and the Kasbah Taourirt
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DAY 1: Marrakech – High atlas - Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Dades Valley
This morning our 3-day Sahara desert tour from Marrakech will start with pickup from your accommodation in Marrakech after a delicious breakfast. Then we drive past the Tizi n'Tichka pass (2260 m above sea level) and enjoy beautiful views of the High Atlas Mountains and authentic Berber villages on our way with a photo stop, then to Kasar Ait Ben Haddou (fortified village), the famous Kasbah, which was a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986. Many films have been made in this beautiful location. including Gladiators, Babylonians, Obelix, Queen of the Desert, Mummies, Nile Jewel, Embassy, Sahara with Penelope Cruz, and many more ... etc.
Free time for lunch at a local restaurant. Our shared group 3 day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga afternoon continues to the city of Ouarzazate in the south of Morocco's High Atlas Mountains, which is known as the portal to the Sahara desert, where we will see Oscar Atlas Film Studios, considered to be the largest film studios in Morocco. Tourist Kasba - another cultural heritage in the city center. Afterward continues our tour 3-day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga we will pass through the beautiful Skoura palm grove, Rose Valley, which is famous in May for its annual rose and cosmetics festival. Through the valleys of the thousands of kasbah, you will see the arrival of the centuries-old adobe kasbahs, arrival to Dades Valley in the afternoon, dinner we will spend the night in a traditional kasbah.
DAY 2: Dades Valley - Todra Gorges - Erfoud - Rissani - Merzouga camel trekking
Today, after breakfast at the kasbah, our shared 3 day trip from Marrakech to Merzouga takes a trip through the Moroccan desert to Todra Gorge, past various native Berber villages along the route, including Tinghir, where we will stop to see the beautiful Todra Valley filled with trees. palms and to admire the vegetation, before we reach Todra gorge, which is currently one of the most popular hiking destinations in Morocco, here we take a short walk through a narrow and high canyon which can reach a height of 300 meters then we go to Tinjad and tour where You will eat in the restaurant and then on to Erfoud, the director's destination for the beauty of the surrounding Sahara desert and the city's oasis area, and which is also known for its fossil minerals and festivals with annual dates. Then we continued our trip 3-day trip from Marrakech to Merzouga and the great Erg Chebbi dunes. From here you will take an hour and a half camel tour to reach your luxury camp. You rest in the middle of the dunes and watch a beautiful sunset. Make a sandboard if interested, take photos, and admire the amazing view ... after sunset we continue to the camp where you will be greeted with a cup of mint tea, dinner, listening to traditional Berber music to drum around the campfire, enjoy the starry sky .. .and stay in a comfortable camp in the Merzouga desert.
DAY 3: Erg Chebbi dunes – Draa Valley - Agdez - Ouarzazate - Marrakech
On the last day of our tour 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, We will wake up early to watch a beautiful sunrise. After this unforgettable moment, have breakfast and shower at the camp. After that, you can either ride a camel or ride a 4x4 back to the starting trail where you will meet your driver. We’ll travel back to Marrakech and passed through a waterless pre-desert area where we saw typical acacia trees of this kind. On the way to the beautiful Draa Valley, we will stop several times to enjoy the beautiful river view which is the origin of the valley's name. The Draa is the longest river in Morocco (1100 km) formed by the confluence of the Dades and Imini rivers. Our journey together Marrakech tours desert continues to Ouarzazate and across the Anti-Atlas, which is still one of the least visited parts of Morocco's mountainous landscape. We have free time to have lunch in the city and in the afternoon we will continue our arrival in the desert in Marrakech in the afternoon/evening. Transfer to your hotel and end of our private tour 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert.
The price varies depending on the number of travelers, the season and accommodation choice, it can start from 220$ per person for groups and families to 200$ per person for couples.
Shared group tour:
This is 3 day marrakech to merzouga tour Price for the shared group tour is fixed at 170$ per person, it might seem a bit higher than some so called "similar" offers in the market but do not be fooled, our groups are limited to 12 people max. The small number makes the tour quite similar to a private one with flexibility, same quality accommodation choice and attention from the company, hotels and driver.
- Private A/C Modern 4×4
- English / French speaking driver
- First night at hotel Le Vieux Chateau including dinner and breakfast ( Private A/C ensuite room )
- Sunset camel trek in Erg Chebbi
- Overnight at a Sahara desert Luxury camp in Erg Chebbi including Moroccan dinner
- Pick up from your hotel or Riad.
- Sand boarding
- Shower and breakfast at the camp operator's lodge in Merzouga
- Drop off at a location of your choice in Marrakesh.
What’s not included
- Lunches and beverages on the way.
- Personal expenses.
- Optional local guide at Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou (2 Euros per person).