3 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga
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3 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga
The 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga dunes, highlighted by an unforgettable camel trek. Explore the iconic Kasbah Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and delve into the cinematic history at the renowned film studios in Ouarzazate. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes of the Dades and Toudra Gorges, where towering rock formations create a dramatic backdrop. As the day unfolds, experience the magic of a night in a desert camp under a traditional Berber tent, enjoying authentic Moroccan cuisine and stargazing in the vast Sahara desert. This journey promises not only awe-inspiring natural wonders but also a rich cultural experience, leaving you with lasting memories of Morocco diverse landscapes.
- We offer both standard and luxury accommodations. Please let us know what your preferences are and we will send you the available options.
- 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.
- Please contact us for the desired tour, pricing, and more information: [email protected]
Day 1: Marrakech » Ait Ben Haddou » Ouarzazate » Dades Gorges [330 km]
We will commence our journey towards Ouarzazate, leaving Marrakech behind to go on an unforgettable experience. En route, we will traverse the stunning landscapes of the High Atlas through the incredible Tizi n’Tichka pass, standing at an altitude of 2,260 meters.
Midway, we will reach the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, one of Morocco most beautiful and fascinating places. The remarkable fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. This location has served as the backdrop for various series and movies, including Lawrence of Arabia, The Mummy, Gladiator, Game of Thrones, and Alexander the Great, among others.
Continuing our journey, we will arrive to Ouarzazate, where we will visit the Taourirt Kasbah, the former residence of one of the region’s most powerful governors, also declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Taking the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs to Skoura, we will cross the Rose Valley before finally reaching the Dades Gorges, where we will spend the night (occasionally staying in Skoura).
Day 2: Dades Gorges » Todra Gorge » Merzouga Desert [265 km]
After breakfast, we will continue our journey towards the Dades Valley, crossing the incredible Todra Gorges to explore and enjoy the marvelous landscape of this valley. Continuing the route towards Merzouga, we will pass through the Jorf Palm Grove, known for producing the best dates. We will have lunch before reaching Erfoud, a small village famous for fossil fragments.
After lunch, we will head directly to Merzouga, where we will leave the vehicle to take a 1 hour camel ride into the desert. After the camel ride, we will reach the camp where we will spend the night. There, in the breathtaking landscape of Erg Chebbi desert, we will enjoy a delicious and authentic Moroccan dinner.
Day 3: Merzouga Desert » Nkob » Ouarzazate » Marrakech [553 km]
To start this day, we recommend waking up early to witness the beautiful sunrise in the Erg Chebbi desert. After experiencing this unforgettable moment, we will again ride camels back to the hotel for shower and breakfast (depending on the camp type, breakfast and shower may occur before the camel ride).
Passing through the Tafilalet Palm Grove and the town of Rissani (origin of the Alaouite dynasty), we will reach Alnif, where we will take the road that crosses the Anti Atlas mountain range. Here, you can enjoy the wonderful mountainous landscapes. We will then arrive at Tazarine (an important Berber village), N’kob, and finally, the Draa Valley with its extraordinary palm grove.
After crossing the Anti Atlas, we will reach Ouarzazate, where we will stop for lunch. Following lunch, we will continue the journey to Marrakech, where we are expected to arrive around 6:00 PM, marking the end of our services.
Good To Know:
The 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga offers complete flexibility, allowing for a customized experience tailored to your preferences. The itinerary isn’t bound by a set path, it’s a canvas waiting for your imagination. Your suggestions are more than welcome they’re essential in crafting a journey that resonates with you. If Morocco is uncharted territory for you, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to assist, always eager to hear from you, and ready to provide guidance to help shape your decisions. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we look forward to your input to create an unforgettable experience.
Frequently Asked Questions
The trip from Marrakech to Merzouga spans over 564 kilometers, taking travelers through the majestic High Atlas mountains, deep ravines, and finally, into the enchanting landscape of the Sahara Desert.
Our best 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga offers both private and shared trip options, allowing you to tailor the experience to your preferences.
The 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert begins and concludes at your Marrakech hotel/riad, ensuring a seamless and convenient travel experience.
The camel ride to the camp typically takes around an hour, providing an immersive experience in the desert landscape.
While the tents are always private, the distinction lies in the type of camp. In the standard camp, the bathroom is shared, whereas, in the luxury camp, the tents are private with ensuite bathrooms.
Certainly! If camel riding isn’t your preference, we offer 4WD transportation to and from the camp for your comfort.
Absolutely! Merzouga is a truly magical destination that should be on everyone’s travel list. The otherworldly desert landscape and the unforgettable experience of staying in a Moroccan Sahara desert camp in Erg Chebbi make it a must-visit.
Yes, the camp is equipped with electricity sourced from solar panels, ensuring a sustainable and comfortable environment.
Certainly! An option to rent quad bikes in Erg Chebbi will be available from the camp operator. You can ride your quad bikes from the desert camp to the camp operator’s lodge for 50 Euros per hour, offering a thrilling alternative to camel rides.
Absolutely! Our 3 days Marrakech desert tour include sandboarding. There will be a few sandboards available at your desert camp in Erg Chebbi for you to try upon arrival after sunset or early in the morning. They are complimentary, so feel free to give it a go!
Here’s a comprehensive list of items to pack for your 3 days Morocco desert tour:
- Scarf or Hat
- Long jeans (comfortable for camel trek)
- Long-sleeved shirts
- Rugged sandals or shoes
- Flip flops
- Hand sanitizer
- Portable charger
- Small backpack for essentials
- Wallet to secure valuables like phone and cards