The 3-day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga is a popular excursion that takes you on a journey through the stunning landscapes of the desert in Morocco.
Marrakech Desert Tour Itinerary:
Day 1: Marrakech to Dades Valley (Boumalne Dades) | 6h drive
In the morning at 7:00 am, our comfortable air-conditioned minibus will pick you up from your hotel in Marrakech to start your unforgettable journey through the South of Morocco. Our experienced driver will ensure a smooth and comfortable ride as you embark on the following itinerary:
- Cross the majestic High Atlas Mountains via the scenic Tizi N’Tichka pass, offering breathtaking views.
- Stop and visit the famous UNESCO World Heritage site, Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, known for its stunning architecture and cinematic history.
- Explore Ouarzazate city, home to renowned cinema studios and surrounded by beautiful oasis landscapes.
- Drive through the captivating Dades Valley, known for its awe-inspiring rock formations and picturesque scenery.
- Enjoy a delicious dinner and spend the night in a comfortable hotel in Dades Valley. You can also enjoy some evening entertainment, including traditional Berber music and drinks if desired.
Day 2: Dades Valley to Merzouga Sahara Desert | 4h drive
On the second day, get ready for even more excitement and adventure as you continue your journey towards the mesmerizing Merzouga Sahara Desert:
- After a refreshing shower and breakfast, depart from Dades Valley and head towards the famous Todra Gorges, where you can marvel at the towering cliffs and explore the breathtaking scenery.
- Continue your drive through Boumalne Dades and Tinghir, an ancient Jewish town with a rich history.
- Stop and visit the Todra Gorges, where you can take a leisurely walk and appreciate the natural beauty surrounding you.
- Drive through Tinjdad and Erfoud, and make a visit to Erfoud to see the fascinating fossils for which it is known.
- Upon arrival at the hotel in the desert, enjoy a warm welcome with mint tea before settling into your accommodation.
- Embark on an enchanting 1-hour camel trekking experience through the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi, while witnessing the breathtaking sunset.
- Arrive at the desert camp, where you will spend the night in a traditional Berber tent, immersing yourself in the tranquility of the desert under the starry night sky.
- Indulge in a delicious dinner accompanied by traditional music and immerse yourself in the rich culture of the Berber people.
Day 3: Merzouga Sahara Desert to Marrakech | 9h drive
On the final day of your tour, bid farewell to the Sahara Desert and make your way back to the vibrant city of Marrakech:
- Wake up early to witness the magical sunrise over the desert dunes. After breakfast, ride your camel back to the hotel.
- Freshen up with a shower and enjoy a satisfying breakfast at the hotel before beginning your journey back to Marrakech.
- Take an alternative route that will allow you to explore different landscapes and pass through the towns of Alnif and Draa Valley, offering scenic views along the way.
- Arrive back in Marrakech, bringing an end to your unforgettable desert adventure.
- Comfortable air-conditioned minibus transportation.
- 1 night accommodation in Dades Valley hotel.
- 1 night stay in a traditional Berber tent in the desert camp at Erg Chebbi dunes.
- Sunset camel trekking experience.
- Enjoy traditional Berber music and entertainment.
- Half-board meal plan including breakfasts and dinners.
- Pick-up from your Riad/Hotel in Marrakech.
Your pick-up time is scheduled for 7:00 am at your Hotel or Riad in Marrakech.
3-Day Merzouga Desert Prices:
For the 3-day Merzouga Desert tour, we offer two options:
Shared Tour: The cost is 90€ per person.
Private Tour: The cost starts from 138€ per person.
During the tour, you have the following options to enhance your experience:
- Luxury Camp Upgrade: For the second night, you can upgrade to a luxury camp for an additional cost of 70€ per person.
- Transfer to Fes: If you would like to arrange a transfer from Merzouga Desert to Fes, there is an additional cost of 25€ per person.
Booking a 3-Day Sahara Desert Tour from Marrakech:
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