Best 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert

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Why this 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga?

This 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga will be the best tour itinerary to visit the Sahara Desert in the south-east and is for travelers that have a short time to stay in Morocco, but it is not considered enough time to explore Morocco, but it will be perfect and amazing. With us, we will start this Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour by exploring the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, passing through the gate of desert Ouarzazate and the Hollywood city of Morocco to cross the beautiful valleys of Dades and Todra. Then by arriving at Merzouga, we will change the transport from vehicle to the camel a Bedouin transport to discover Erg Chebbi dunes and enjoying the spectacular view of the sunset, the night will be under a starry sky in a Berber camp. Before leaving Merzouga you will enjoy the sunrise view, then getting ready to back to Marrakech. Be sure to have a nice Camera with good storage because you will document your trip with many beautiful pictures and videos.

Regarding the price and the accommodations on this trip, you will spend one night in Berber camp in Merzouga, and the other in a Hotel/Riad. All this with affordable price and best quality services.

Key Features
Tour Name: 3 Days Marrakech to Merzouga
Tour Type: Private Tour
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
Departure: Daily
Starting Point: Marrakech
Ending Point: Marrakech
Tour Highlights
Visiting Places: Marrakech, Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, Ouarzazate, Desert of Merzouga, Dades Valley, Todra Gorge.
Key attractions: Desert of Merzouga, Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, High Atlas Mountains, Camel ride in desert & a wonderful sunset, sunrise, Spend night in a Berber Camp, Todra Gorge, Dades Valley, Taourirt Ksabah.
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3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga dunes & camel trek

3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga dunes & camel trek

How you will spend these 3 days in Morocco?

Days in Morocco company placed at your disposal this simple suggestion of this tour itinerary to give you the idea about how you will spend your 3 days in Morocco, a day-by-day plan to guide your journey. This tour itinerary can be changed to suit your dream tour, and it will be customized to fit your needs.

Overview: of 3 days tour Marrakech to Merzouga

The three-day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert will be the best choice for you to enjoy many things. On the first day, we will drive to the High Atlas over Tizi N'Tichka Pass, and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site (Ait Benhaddou Kasbah), then our lunch spot at one of the restaurants will be in the foothills of the Kasbah, your first night will be at the Gorges of Dades. On the second day, you will stroll via the oasis to the great Todra Gorge, our lunch break will be in one of the local restaurants. We will visit the town of Rissani in the afternoon and continue our journey to Merzouga, your second night will be at the Erg Chebbi. On the third day, you will wake up early in the morning to see and enjoy the sunrise view of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga over the highest dunes, then you will have breakfast at the camp, your driver will drive back through Tazarine, N'Kob, Draa valley, Agdez, and Ouarzazate, then go back to Marrakech.

Tour Itinerary: A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.

Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Dades Gorges

On the first day, the 3 day Marrakech desert tour starts at 08:00 AM. Our driver will pick you up from Marrakech to Merzouga desert. We will travel to the High Atlas over the pass of Tizi N'Tichka with far-reaching views crossing the mountains to the traditional Berber villages in the High Atlas. We are going to visit the UNESCO World Heritage location. The Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou is the large and the most known place of all Moroccan kasbahs due to its appearance in several Hollywood blockbusters. Then, our lunch place will be in the foothills of the Kasbahs at one of the restaurants. After the break lunch, our tour keeps going on to reach the Dades Valley, where you will spend your night in a very comfortable guesthouse involving personal rooms with douche, and enjoying the Moroccan traditional meal in the evening and dinner.

Driving distance Approximately 331 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 5 hr 45 min (without stops)
Overnight Overnight stay in Dades Valley.
Meals Dinner
Day 2: Dades Valley - Todra Gorge - Erfoud - Merzouga Dunes - Erg Chebbi

After finishing your breakfast at the hotel, you will leave back your minivan aboard and travel out to nearby Tinghir along the famous "Road of 1000 Kasbahs". Then strolling to the great Todra Gorge through the oasis, in that place, you will see a very deep crevasse in the orange limestone provide amazing views, our lunch break will be in one of the local cafes. In the afternoon, we will visit the town of Rissani and Continue our trip to Merzouga, a small village sitting on the boundaries of the Sahara desert. You will meet your camel caravan and see them slowly moving of the sun toward the afternoon sky. Afterward, you set off across your camp in the heart of the desert to reach the Erg Chebbi. Before going to bed, you will enjoy dinner and evening under the stars with traditional music to entertain you.

Driving distance Approximately 264 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 3 hr 59 min (without stops)
Overnight Overnight stay in desert camp.
Meals Breakfast Dinner
Day 3: Merzouga - Rissani - Alnif - N'Kob - Ouarzazate - Marrakech

For the last day of this Marrakech desert tour, you'll wake up in the early morning to see and enjoy the sunrise view of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga over the highest dunes which considered as one of the great moments of the desert, thereafter, you are going to have breakfast in the camp, after you finish packing you have the choice to go back either on camels or by the 4x4 car, leaving the dunes behind to start your way back to Marrakech. The driver will drive back over the asphalt roads to Marrakech through Tazarine, N'Kob, Agdez, and Ouarzazate, we will have a break time for lunch in Ouarzazate and stop to take some memorable pictures in front of the famous Taourirt Kasbah. Then, on our road back to Marrakech, your experience of the Merzouga Sahara desert ends. Passing by the high Atlas Mountains and the Berber villages existing between Ouarzazate and Marrakech where your driver drops you off in your location. End of our services: 3 days from Marrakech to Merzouga.

Driving distance Approximately 560 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 8 hr 38 min (without stops)
Meals Breakfast


Journey times and distances are estimates and are based on the direct route between the start location and end location for each day of the itinerary, where applicable. They do not include detours or stops for sightseeing.

Tour Map: Here's a map of your travel route.

What's Included: Don't worry, we've got this covered.

Prices Included

  • Pick you up from airport to your accommodation;
  • Pick you up from your accommodation;
  • Drop you off at your accommodation;
  • Tour Commentary;
  • Transport by private vehicle with A/C;
  • English speaking driver/guide;
  • Car Fuel;
  • Camel trek (Camel per person);
  • 1 night stay at luxurious or standard desert camp (as your choice);
  • 1 night stay at Hotel or Riad;
  • All dinners;
  • Daily breakfast;
  • Confirmation at time of booking;
  • Plus many surprises stops on the way.

Prices Not Included

  • Flights to/from Morocco;
  • Meals, drinks & entrance fees;
  • Personal travel insurance;
  • Tips & Personal expenses.

Optional Extras

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase);
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required;
  • Children's must be accompanied by an adult.

Free cancellation

FREE! If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of most activities, you will receive a complete refund if you paid all the price.

Tourism Transport in Morocco - Our Cars

It's our goal to make memories that last a lifetime when you visit Morocco. That is we only offer the best at our disposal.

Our vehicles are fully-equipped for your comfort and adventure. Air conditioned and comfortable, these rugged vehicles are built for the road. Our cars have 6 seats. They're clean. The fleet includes the Toyota Prado TX, Toyota Prado VX, and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport.

Our drivers are connoisseurs of their regions. No one knows Morocco better than them. When they bring you on your journey, it will feel like travelling with a trusted friend.

For groups ranging from 7 to 17 in size, we offer minibusses and minivans such as the Hyundai H-1 Minivan, Mercedes Minibus's, and the Mercedes Vito.

Feel free to travel with our guide by your own vehicle, if you have one. Or use our 4-wheeled-drive. The choice is always yours.

Tourism Transport In Morocco - Our Cars

Toyota Prado TX (4x4)

  • Capacity: 6 Seater;
  • Fuel type: Diesel fuel;
  • Air-conditioned car;
  • Manual / Automatic.
Tourism Transport In Morocco - Our Cars

Toyota Prado VX (4x4)

  • Capacity: 6 Seater
  • Fuel type: Diesel fuel
  • Air-conditioned car;
  • Manual.
Tourism Transport In Morocco - Our Cars

Mercedes-Benz Vito

  • Capacity: 7/8 Seater;
  • Fuel type: Diesel fuel;
  • Air-conditioned car;
  • Manual / Automatic.

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