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3 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Sahara Desert

Tour short description :

The 3 days tour from Marakech to Merzouga, Will allows you to admire the scenery of the untouched landscape, discover the Berber culture, enjoy a camel ride across the sand dunes of Erg chebbi, experience nomadic and spend the night in a nomadic tent. Discover famous film locations, Ait ben Haddaou kasbah, Gorges, see the famous sights along the way and much more!.

Marrakech to Merzouga tour highlights

  • Cross the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi Ntichka pass
  • Visit the world heritage site of Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou
  • Visit Dades canyons
  • Visit Todra gorges
  • Ride a camel in Erg Chebbi to watch the magic sunset
  • Spend the night at a Berbr desert camp

Itinerary : 3 Days Merzouga Desert Tour from Marrakech

DAY 1 : MARRAKECH – AIT BENHADDOU – DADES VALLEY

At 8 am we’ll start our Three Days trip from Marrakech to Merzouga Sahara Desert with a pickup from your accommodation. We depart Marrakech at 07h30 AM to Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou through Tizi Ntichka pass and the high Atlas Mountains. Numerous stops will be made along the way. Visit the UNESCO world heritage Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, which was also served as a set for various Hollywood blockbusters. We continue to Ouarzazate and visit Kasbah Taourirte before lunch ( At leisure ). In the afternoon, we drive to Boumalne Dades via the Roses Valley  before to reach our Auberge / hotel located in Dades Valley.
Dinner and overnight.

DAY 2 : DADES – TODRA GORGES – MERZOUGA CAMEL TREK:

After the breakfast, we’ll start our desert trip from Dades to the Erg-Chebbi Sahara desert. The first stop will be in Todra Gorges which is the Biggest Canyon in Morocco, In Todra gorges you’ll have some free time to walk beside the river to explore Todra Gorges and And then we’ll drive to Erfoud in which we’ll feel the beginning of the Sahara Desert oasis of Tafilalet, and then we continue to a Auberge in Merzouga, after relaxing few minutes you will take some of your luggage in small bag (the necessary for the night in the desert) and leave the other luggage in the Auberge, then we will ride camels on adventure crossing the erg chebbi dunes, this is a great opportunity to take the awesome pictures of the sunset and sunrise. When we arrive to the camp we will leave the camels and we walk to the highest sand dunes to watch the sunset, we will spend the night in a desert camp (the old nomads tents) with drums music in the middle of the Sahara Desert.

DAY 3 : MERZOUGA – DRAA VALLEY – MARRAKECH :

Today we will enjoy beautiful desert sunrise in Merzouga. Then return by camels to Merzouga, after breakfast and shower, start our Morocco tour back to Marrakech on a different road to Ouarzazate via Rissani, Alnif, Tazarine, N’kob and famous Daraa Valley . Stopping for lunch along the way. And continue to Marrakech via the High atlas. The 3 days desert tour will end in Marrakech at afternoon.

What’s Included:

  • Pick-up & drop off at/from your hotel, Riad or Airport
  • Transport by private vehicle with A/C
  • Driver speaking English
  • 2 Nights accommodation “First night in Dades Gorges, Second night at the desert camp”
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Camel ride

Not Included:

  • Beverages
  • Lunches
  • Optional local guide in Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou
  • Personal expenses