3 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

Overview of 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.

Highlights of 3 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

  • Breathtaking views of the picturesque snowcapped High Atlas Mountains.
  • Exploring the beauty of the ancient Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah.
  • Experiencing lush oasis towns and the beautiful city of Ouarzazate.
  • Discovering the Todra Gorges & Dades Valley.
  • Experiencing the mystic vibes of the Sahara desert.
  • Desert camel rides and camping in the Sahara Dunes.
  • Oases of Tazarine and Nkob.
  • Explore the wonderful Draa Valley.


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Itinerary of 3 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert

Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate » Dades Gorges [330 km]

We will commence our journey towards Dades Valley, 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 in Dades Valley.

Day 2: Dades Gorges – Todra Gorge – Merzouga Desert [265 km]

After breakfast, we will continue our journey towards the Merzouga desert, 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 city 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 and have delicious breakfast in the camp. After experiencing this unforgettable moment, we will again ride camels back to the hotel or by 4×4.

The journey will 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.

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FAQ's of 3 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

The distance from Marrakech to Merzouga is 562 km.

No, you don’t need a sleeping bag. Our desert camp is equipped with all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay.

Yes, for travelers who prefer not to ride camels, we offer 4×4 transfers to and from the camp at no extra charge. Simply inform us of your preference at the time of booking.

To confirm your booking, we require a small deposit via PayPal, Wise, or bank transfer, with the balance payable in cash upon pickup. We accept payments in euros, dollars, or dirhams. For cancellations made at least 30 days before the start of the tour, a full refund will be provided.


Ensuring comfortable travel enhances the overall experience, and at our company, we prioritize providing the best possible solutions for our guests. We offer a range of comfortable transportation options including the Toyota Prado Land Cruiser TX, Mercedes Benz Sprinter minibus for groups of 8 people or more, along with other comfortable choices.

Standard Desert Camps:

Our standard Merzouga desert camps cater to travelers who appreciate comfort without the luxury of our Morocco luxury desert camps. The tents offer a comfortable setting for a restful night’s sleep, while restroom and shower facilities are shared among all camp guests.

Luxury Desert Camps:

Experience the ultimate luxury camping in the Moroccan Sahara desert with our exclusive camp. Our tents are elegantly furnished to provide the utmost comfort, offering a variety of bed sizes including king, double, twin, or single beds. Each tent features en-suite facilities complete with a full-size shower with hot and cold water, a sink, and a toilet for your convenience. Our dedicated staff at the camp are committed to ensuring your stay is unforgettable, always available to assist and enhance your desert experience.