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3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

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3 days 2 nights
Marrakech
Merzouga, and back to Marrakech

Details: 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

Thank you for visiting us at Holidays in Morocco!

Our tour agency invites you to take this opportunity to travel across Morocco with us as we help you explore some of the country’s crown jewels and most majestic landscapes with our 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga. Visits include the UNESCO World Heritage site and Hollywood favorite, Ait Benhaddou, world-famous oases and gorges. But perhaps none more iconic than the extraordinary sand dunes of Merzouga in the Sahara Desert.

We guarantee that for travelers with limited time options, our 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga is one of the best journeys on offer. A jam-packed adventure that gives you the chance to learn about the rich history of the country, to see and experience how Moroccan people live, to be invited into the home of a nomadic family, to taste delicious Moroccan gastronomy, and so much more. 

While we always have a certain itinerary in mind, our goal is to make sure that your every need is met. All tours are flexible, and we are more than happy to adjust according to any requests that you may have. 

We look forward to creating your magical time in Morocco!

Departure & Return Location

The 3 days desert tour starts in Marrakech and ends in Marrakech

Departure Time

8AM from your accommodation

Price Includes

  • Pick up and drop off service
  • Transportation with fuel included
  • English tour guide
  • 1 night in a luxury desert camp
  • 1 night in a hotel in Dades
  • Breakfasts and dinners included at the luxury desert camp and Dades hotel
  • Camel ride through the desert dunes; a camel for each person

Price Excludes

  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Monument entrance fees
  • Travel insurance

Highlights: 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

  • Camel trekking across the Erg Chebbi Dunes, sandboarding, and the chance to enjoy a spectacular desert sunset
  • Overnight stay in a luxury desert camp
  • Evening entertainment including a drum circle and a campfire are also available
  • Visit the traditional market of Rissani
  • Visit the Todra and Dades Gorges
  • Explore Ouarzazate and visit the world-famous Ait Ben Haddou kasbah
  • Stop for panaoramic views along the High-Atlas Mountains

Itinerary: 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

Day I: MARRAKESH - ATLAS MOUNTAINS - THE KASBAH OF AIT BENHADDOU - OUARZAZATE - BOUMALNE DADES

On the first day of your 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, you will be picked up from your riad in Marrakech to begin your adventure. You will drive through the Atlas Mountains where you can enjoy some of the most spectacular views and landscapes. After several stops along the way, you will reach one of the most popular destinations the country has to offer – the famous Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou. Get ready to be taken back to a bygone era as you stroll through the unique beauty of this kasbah and learn about its long and fascinating history – including its appearance in several box-office Hollywood hits.

You will then enjoy a traditional Berber lunch at one of Ouarzazate’s best restaurants, just a few miles away from the kasbah of Ait Benhaddou. Just after lunch, you will visit another kasbah nearby, Kasbah Amridil.

Speaking of Hollywood, Ouarzazate is often referred to as the little Hollywood of Africa thanks to its Atlas Studios. Many famous local and foreign movies have been shot there, which makes it a top destination in Morocco receiving hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. 

A stop in the Rose Valley is also a must, where you will have the chance to pick up any of your favorite rose-themed products. Peruse the more than one hundred different ways in which roses are used, ranging anywhere from beauty products to cooking products to simply giving a lovely scent to your home.

From there you’ll depart to your hotel in Boumalne Dades.

Day II: BOUMALNE DADES - TINGHIR - TOUDGHA VALLEY - TINJDAD - ERFOUD - SAHARA DESERT

On the second day of your 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, you’ll leave for the Sahara Desert. On the way, there will be a number of stops in various beautiful places, such as the Valley of Todgha and the Gorges of Toudgha, situated a few miles from Tinghir, a small Berber town in the Southeastern region of Morocco.

After that, you’ll continue to Tinjdad for a delicious lunch before driving through Mellab, Eljorf, and Erfoud, several interesting desert towns that are known as the gateway to the Sahara Desert.

When you reach your destination in the Sahara Desert, you will be welcomed with a glass of mint tea before setting off on your camel ride. Immerse yourself in one of the most spectacular experiences the desert has to offer as you are taken across some of the highest dunes amongst the backdrop of a Saharan sunset. The camels will take you to your luxury desert camp for the night, while your luggage will be taken to the camp by our driver.

Day III: MERZOUGA - SAHARA DESERT - DRIVE BACK TO MARRAKESH

Wake up to a gorgeous sunrise and enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast in the middle of the Sahara Desert before making way back to Marrakech.

Explore several other new places and towns as a different route will be taken, such as Alnif, Nkob, and the Ait Saouen pass with some of the highest mountains and cliffs.

Upon arrival to Marrakech, your 3 days tour from Marrakech to the Sahara Desert of Merzouga will come to an end. Drop off either at your riad or at the airport, according to your travel plans. 

Our 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga with full map routes

Reviews about Marrakech desert tour 3 days

Magnifique! We really enjoyed our visit to the Sahara Desert. Our 3 days tour from Marrakech to the Sahara Desert and back was just what we needed, as we got to see the Sahara Desert and managed to go back to Marrakesh just in time before our flights back to France.

Jean Paul

Great service& friendly tour guide and driver. It was great to visit and see the Sahara Desert. THANK YOU HOLIDAYS IN MOROCCO CREW, ESPECIALLY OUR DRIVER RACHID.

Karen Jacobs

Our 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga is recommended on Tripadvisor by happy travelers across the globe!

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