3 Days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga
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3 Days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga
Experience the essence of Morocco on a 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert. Journey through the stunning High Atlas Mountains, discover authentic Berber villages and explore the UNESCO-listed Ait Ben Haddou, a renowned Kasbah featured in many films. Visit Ouarzazate with its impressive Atlas Film Studio and Taourirt Kasbah. Traverse the Skoura palm grove, marvel at the Rose Valley annual festival, and admire the lush Dades Valley and the dramatic Todra Gorge, known for rock climbing.
The highlight is the Erg Chebbi desert, where you will relish a camel ride to witness the mesmerizing desert sunset and enjoy a magical night at a Berber camp. The return journey to Marrakech treats you to panoramic vistas, with stops along the way for photos. Traverse the enchanting Draa Valley and the rugged Anti Atlas mountains before concluding your unforgettable desert adventure in Marrakech. This 3 days desert tour offers a comprehensive glimpse into Morocco diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage.
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- All Sahara tours include a camel ride to the sunset in the Sahara Desert & delicious dinners at a beautiful campsite along with the bonfire and Berber music.
- In addition to the first-class service, we have free wifi, water, pillows, and a wide variety of music in our vehicles for your amazing journey.
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Day 1: Marrakech » Ait Ben Haddou » Ouarzazate » Dades Gorges [330 km]
Your 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert begins after breakfast when you will be picked up by your driver from Best Morocco Travel company at 8:30 am. The journey kicks off with a drive over the Tizi n’Tichka pass (2260 m), offering splendid vistas of the Atlas Mountains and picturesque Berber villages. Along the way, you’ll have opportunities to pause for photographs.
Continuing your route, you will reach the renowned Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a fortified village designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986. This location has served as the backdrop for numerous films, including blockbusters like Gladiator, Obelix, The Mummy, The Jewel of the Nile, and Sahara with Penélope Cruz. You will have free time here to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
The Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour proceeds to Ouarzazate, where you will visit the Oscar Atlas film studio, one of Morocco largest film studios, and the Taourirt Kasbah, another UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Following this, you will traverse the breathtaking Skoura palm grove, the Rose Valley famous for its annual rose festival and cosmetic products in May, and journey through the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs, where you’ll encounter many centuries-old adobe kasbahs. In the afternoon, you will arrive at the Dades Valley, where you will enjoy dinner and spend the night at a hotel with a view of the valley.
Day 2: Dades Gorges » Todra Gorge » Merzouga Desert [265 km]
Following breakfast at your hotel, your 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert takes you to the Todra Gorge. As you travel, you will pass through Tinghir and have the opportunity to admire the beautiful Todra Valley, characterized by lush palm trees. Upon arrival at the Todra Gorges, you will have a short walk through these imposing canyons, which can reach heights of up to 300 meters. The Todra Gorges are now a popular destination for rock climbing enthusiasts in Morocco.
Next, your journey continues to Tinjdad and Touroug, where you will enjoy lunch. From here, you’ll head to Erfoud, marking your entry into the Saharan oasis of Tafilalet.
The adventure continues as you make your way to Merzouga and the magnificent Erg Chebbi dunes. To reach the desert camp, you’ll enjoy a camel ride lasting approximately one and a half hours. Along the way, there will be a break amid the dunes, allowing you to witness a mesmerizing desert sunset, try your hand at sandboarding (if you wish), capture stunning photographs, and savor the breathtaking scenery.
After sunset, your camel trek will lead you to the camp, where you will receive a warm welcome with a glass of refreshing mint tea. The evening includes dinner, a campfire, live music, and an overnight stay in a luxury desert camp at Merzouga.
Day 3: Merzouga Desert » Nkob » Ouarzazate » Marrakech [553 km]
On the final day of your 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert, you will have the opportunity to witness a breathtaking desert sunrise. After taking in this magical moment, you will enjoy breakfast at the camp, followed by some time to refresh and shower. You can choose to either ride the camels or be transferred back to your original starting point via a 4WD vehicle, whichever you prefer.
From there, your journey takes you back to Marrakech, traversing the arid pre-desert landscape adorned with acacia trees, which are characteristic of this region. En route to the Draa Valley, you will make several stops to marvel at the picturesque views of the river, which is the longest river in Morocco.
Continuing, your 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert heads towards Ouarzazate, passing through the Anti-Atlas Mountains. In Ouarzazate, you will have some free time for lunch, and in the afternoon, the journey proceeds to Marrakech, with an expected arrival in the late afternoon or evening. Your tour will conclude with a transfer back to your hotel/riad in Marrakech, marking the end of your memorable 3 days Morocco desert adventure.
Good To Know:
The 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert doesn’t necessarily have to strictly follow the path we laid down here. In other words, 3 days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga can be customized the way you like it. A tour itinerary is only limited by imagination. If you have any suggestions, we’re happy to include them in the itinerary.
Also, if you’re not familiar with Morocco, feel free to contact us so we can help you. We are always ready to hear from you as well as help you to make your decisions.