Popular 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Sahara highlights:


Our authentic 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Sahara is the most popular Morocco desert tours from Marrakech. We recommend it to everyone who wants to explore the real Morocco desert Sahara. This desert trip is rich in scenery and amazing sightseeing. You will never be bored as you will be busy admiring one scene after another. The dramatic landscape change is charming: From the High Atlas Mountains, to various Kasbahs over valleys and oases; followed by the magical Erg Chebbi sand dunes of Merzouga Morocco desert Sahara.

Tour itinerary maps:

Main attractions of the trip:

  • Drive across the pass of Tizi-n-Tichka ZigZag road.
  • Visit Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah.
  • Visit Taourirt Kasbah Ouarzazate.
  • Explore Dades valley and Todra gorges.
  • Merzouga desert camel ride.
  • Enjoy overnight at a desert camp.
  • Crossing the Draa valley oasis of palm trees
  • Discover traditional earthen Berber villages.

Authentic 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga trip itinerary details:

  • Day 1 – Travel from Marrakech to Dades valley via Ait Benhaddou Kasbah Ouarzazate

Your budget 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Sahara will start in the morning from your Riad in Marrakech; traveling to visit Ait Benhadou Kasbah through the high Atlas Mountains Tizi Ntichka pass. Numerous stops to take amazing pictures; will be made along the Zigzag road before we arrive to discover the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Benhaddou village; which was also served as a set for various Hollywood blockbusters and cinema productions. After you had time to visit the Kasbah; we  will continue our journey to Boumalne Dades valley via Ouarzazate the gate to the Sahara and Roses valley. Dinner and overnight stay at a Riad in Dades gorges.

  • Day 2 – From Boumalne Dades gorges to Merzouga desert Sahara via Todra gorges

After breakfast at your hotel in Dades valley, our second journey of 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Sahara; will start with a drive along the road of 1000 Kasbahs to the oasis of Tighir and Todra gorges; where you will have time to walk between its canyons of about 300m high; a preferred place of mountain climbers and adventurers. After that, we will continue our road towards Erfoud the last town before the Sahara; famous for its dates market and fossil factories. After a quick stop in the Medina, we will head to Merzouga desert Sahara; where will meet our camel trekking guide to ride your camel through the amazing color-changing edge of Erg Chebbi sand dunes. 

You will reach to our desert camp; nestled in the middle of nowhere; just before darkness. After having some time to admire the surrounding landscapes and take memorable pictures of your Morocco desert Sahara experience. Get ready for a traditional Moroccan dinner served under the stars next to the campfire. While our local nomad hosts and camel guides will be entertaining you with their drums playing traditional Berber folk music. Have sweet night enjoying the silence of the Sahara and its amazing starry sky. So your desert dreams become true with us.

  • Day 3 – Travel from Merzouga to Marrakech via Draa Valley and Berber villages.

Today; is the last day of your Marrakech desert trip. You will be woken up at early morning to enjoy the magical sunrise over Erg Chebbi golden sand dunes (The largest and highest sand dunes in Morocco). Have a typical Berber breakfast in the desert camp. Afterwards; you will back to the village of Merzouga by camel ride or 4WD. Meet our tour guide / driver to continue your sahara desert trip. Traveling back from Merzouga to Marrakech via the Draa valley a fascinating oasis and the Morocco’s largest river; it is home to many Berber villages, Kasbahs, palm trees.

We will continue our journey to Marrakech crossing again the Tizi N’Tichka pass. Arrive at your Riad, hotel in Marrakech or airport depends on your departure time. Where our authentic 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Sahara camel ride ends. And we will have great joy in knowing that we were able to provide you with such an unforgettable Morocco Sahara desert experiences, and memories that you will treasure forever, also you could share with your family and friends.

What’s included in private tour price:
  • Pick up and drop off at / from your hotel, Riad, airport or any other desired location.
  • Private transport in a comfortable and air conditioned vehicle.
  • Overnight stay at a hotel or Riad
  • Experienced and friendly tour guide / driver.
  • Camel trekking in Merzouga desert Sahara.
  • Overnight stay in Merzouga desert camp.
  • Sandboarding in the Erg Chebbi sand dunes
What’s excluded in private tour price:
  • Ferry tickets.
  • Flight tickets.
  • Lunches.
  • Drinks.
  • Tips.
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