3-day Merzouga Desert Tour from Marrakech

3-day Merzouga Desert Tour from Marrakech

3-day Merzouga Desert Tour from Marrakech, for an unforgettable desert adventure. Discover the dunes, the stars and the magic of the Sahara.


Take a 3-day Merzouga Desert Tour from Marrakech, and immerse yourself in the magic of Morocco. You’ll be dazzled by breathtaking panoramas, from the snow-capped peaks of the Atlas Mountains to the ever-changing sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. On this journey, you’ll have the opportunity to visit iconic sites such as the fortified mud-brick Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, as well as exploring the lush oasis of Tinghir and the impressive limestone canyons of nearby Todgha. Our 3-day Morocco desert package also includes a one-hour camel ride to admire the sunset, followed by a night under the stars in your Sahara camp, nestled between the dunes of Erg Chebbi. This unique experience will leave you with lasting memories of the beauty of Morocco.


Day 1: Marrakech – High Atlas – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Dades Valley

The furst day 3-day Merzouga Desert Tour from Marrakech. Pick up at 8:00 in the morning at the Hotel or Riad where they are staying in Marrakech. We will go to the High Atlas through the port of Tizi N’Tichka making some stops with panoramic views. Visit of the Argan oil cooperative, where we will discover the process of making this oil and explain the innumerable benefits it has for the human body.

 We will continue towards the south, where later we will deviate by a track of 6 km that will take us to the fortified town of Ait Ben Haddou where we can visit its Kasbah, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

 In this spectacular setting, films such as Gladiator or Jewel of the Nile have been filmed … Lunch in the village. Then continue to Ouarzazate, considered “the great door of the desert” and place from where the great expeditions depart and where La Kasbah de Taourirt stands out. 

We continue towards the Valley of the Roses, passing through the large palm grove of Skoura and Boumalne. We will deviate in Boumalne de Dadès, to enjoy the “fingers of monkeys”, a rocky landscape known as “the brain of the Atlas”. Then we will arrive at our destination. Dinner and accommodation in the Dadès Valley.

Day 2: Dades Valley – Todra Gorges – Erfoud – Rissani – Merzouga

After breakfast, we will visit the spectacular Garganatas del Dadès, enjoying the spectacular scenery that the road offers to them. We will return to head for a road dotted with Kasbah all different. After several stops, we will arrive at one of the South’s strong points, the Todra Gorges. The channel of the Todra River has formed a gorge of vertical walls of enormous proportions, up to 200m of altitude, and of great beauty. It is a paradise for climbers and a unique place. 

Free lunch Then we will continue towards the desert through the palm grove of Tafilalet and passing through Erfoud and Rissani until we reach the impressive Dunes of Merzouga where we will have a tea of hospitality while we rest a little. We will leave the suitcases and what we will not use in the desert and we will leave in a caravan of dromedaries that will take us to the feet of the Great Dune of the Erg Chebbi desert. During the walk, an hour and a half approximately, we can observe the beautiful sunset, the contrast of colors and enjoy the calm of the dunes. We will arrive at the camp. 

We will savor an authentic Berber dinner and enjoy the music of the drums. We will sleep in a nomadic tents in the heart of the desert under the spectacular immense sky full of stars.

Day 3: Merzouga – Ouarzazate – High Atlas – Marrakech

We will wake up early in the morning to enjoy the spectacular sunrise in the dunes. Next, we will return to Merzouga with the camels observing the spectacular landscape. After having breakfast and taking a shower in the hostel, we will start our return to Marrakech passing through different villages such as Alnif, Tazarine, Nkotb until we reach Ouarzazate.

 We will return by the same way, crossing the High Atlas, arriving in Marrakech in the evening, and end 3-day Merzouga Desert Tour from Marrakech.

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Top camel experience

The desert camel ride alone is worth the detour! I also loved the live Berber music and the head-in-the-stars evening. A few passages were a bit touristy, especially in Ait Ben Haddou, where you're forced to buy things, which ends up being unpleasant in the long run. Special mention to Hicham for his punctuality and reliability, who was at the top of his game from start to finish.
Erik L

top-notch driver! Great tour!

Top tour! Our driver Laarbi was kind, accommodating, discreet and attentive. +++ the toudra gorges with this walk in the palm grove +++ the camel ride at sunset and sunrise in the Sahara desert +++ the evening in the camp with Berber guides, campfire and music The only downside is the lunchtime meals, which are often "tourist-catcher" prices, and we don't really have a choice of restaurant. But otherwise, we recommend this tour! Unforgettable!

A must do! Great experience

The experience is in the heart of the Atlas foothills, which leads us to the discovery of the Berbers. Laarbi, our driver, was very professional, attentive and kind. The three days were intense, and the organization of the stages was perfectly timed. The local guides, who "appear from the side of the road", are colorful, but always kind and not stingy with explanations. They seem to know every language, which is impressive. Last but not least, the final destination, the desert, is the grand finale, the evening with the Berbers, magical and unforgettable! It's a journey with a lot of buses and roads, but one that also lets you discover the hinterland along the way. We're sorry we didn't have a more precise itinerary at the start, but you can trust us.
Franck B

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