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3-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

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This 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga is our most sought after trip year after year. The ideal desert trip from Marrakech for experiencing the dunes, fortified castles, oases, and rocky terrain of the Morocco Sahara desert. A camel trek & a sleepover in Sahara desert camp.


  • Enjoying the beautiful landscapes between Marrakech & Merzouga!
  • Traversing Tizi n’Tichka Pass of the High Atlas Mountains!
  • Taking short walks in Dades and Todra Gorges!
  • Visiting the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait BenHaddou!
  • Stopping in Ouarzazate to visit cinema Studios and Taourirt Kasbah!
  • Camel Trek & Overnight camping in the desert!
3-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga


3-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

Merzouga is a small town out on the edge of the Sahara Desert of Erg Chebbi. Merzouga desert is the most common destination in Morocco for Camel treks and desert camps.

To experience the Sahara desert dunes it is a must to take a camel trip and stay overnight in a Berber tent or in a luxury camp. The camel trip takes approximately 2 hours through amazing red-orange sand dunes at sunset to reach the Sahara desert camp where you will be served a wonderful and rich dinner, enjoy a musical play with the staff around a blazing fire.

This 3 days Sahara trip from Marrakech to Merzouga dunes (Erg Chebbi) is Available Daily from Marrakech.

What's included

  • Inclusions:
  • Private transfer in comfortable air conditioned vehicle.
  • English speaking driver/guide during the tour.
  • Spending one night in a Traditional Kasbah in Dades Gorges
  • Spending one night in a nomadic desert camp in Merzouga Dunes with private bathroom in your tent (hot shower & toilet)
  • Breakfasts and dinners during your tour (Vegetarians are accommodated)
  • Camel Trekking.
  • Exclusions:
  • Lunch (A meal costs an average of 10€, and you can order "á la carte" in many restaurants)
  • Drinks (If you drink a lot of water, purchasing a package of 6 bottles will be the right thing)
  • Gratuities (optional)


  1. Visited Places:

3 Days Desert Tour From Marrakech To Merzouga Dunes - Erg Chebbi

► Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Dades Valley

The 3 days Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour will begin with you being picked up from your Marrakech riad or hotel. You will be taken across the high Atlas Mountains through Tizi-N-Tichka pass that overlooks the foothills of the mountain which are studded with trees and Berber villages to reach the gateway of the Sahara, Ouarzazate. On our way, we will enjoy a visit to Ksar of “Ait Benhaddou” the world-famous UNESCO world heritage site. This Kasbah in particular has served as the shooting location for many Hollywood movies such as “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Jesus of Nazareth”. Your guide will also guide you around the dried river and up the highest hill in the Kasbah for a breathtaking view. Afterward, it’s a direct drive to Ouarzazate, followed by crossing the valley of roses and Skoura palm grove to Dades gorges where we will enjoy dinner and spend the night in a typical hotel in the middle of this gorgeous location.

► Day 2: Dades Valley - Todra Gorges - Merzouga Dunes (Erg Chebbi)

The day begins with a traditional Moroccan breakfast before we depart from the hotel at 8 am. We will drive through the road of 1000 kasbahs and with some radiant Berber villages along the way. 45 km later we will visit Tineghir with its beautiful palm grove and Jewish quarter and from there, make our way to Todra Gorges. There we will hike along 300 m high canyons, which has proven popular among mountain climbers. Our next stop will be Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga Sahara Desert where a 1.5 hours long camel ride is prepared for us. The camel trek across the sunset of the desert will transport us to the nomadic camp in the middle of Merzouga. There we will enjoy a good meal by the campfire as we listen to the traditional nomad chants before spending the night in private bivouacs under the star-filled sky

► Day 3: Erg Chebbi - Tazarine - Agdez - Marrakech

You will be woken up at 5:30, half an hour before sunrise to catch the first rays. After breakfast in your camp, we will ride the camel’s back to meet the driver and make our way to Marrakech. Along the way, we will cross Tazarine and the Draa Valley, Agdez, and Ouarzazate with lunch along the way. This will conclude the 3 days desert trip from Marrakech to Merzouga.

- Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.

- Infant seats are available.

- Not wheelchair accessible.

- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required.

- Not recommended for travelers with back problems.

- Not recommended for pregnant travelers.

- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions.

- Most travelers can participate.

- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate.

What to Bring For the Tour:

- Hat, sunglasses & sunscreen cream.

- Comfortable jeans or trousers for the camel trekking.

- Camera & phone chargers.

- Warm clothes in the winter season.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much time does the 3-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga take?

3-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga duration is 3 days.

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