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3 Days desert trip Marrakech to Merzouga - Camel Trek - Luxury & Private

3 days from Marrakech to Merzouga desert Information


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Overview: 3-day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert


The 3 days desert trip from Marrakech to Merzouga: 3 Days / 2 Nights is an ideal Morocco trip depart from Marrakech, special for the people who have a very limited time in Morocco. Many travelers visit Morocco specifically with the intention of taking a Sahara desert adventure with spending an overnight under the stars. A Sahara desert trip is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity you shouldn’t miss out on. So if you are looking for a camel trek experience and spend a night at an authentic nomadic desert camp, visit many touristic attractions, Panoramic views, Oasis, Plam groves, Valleys, and UNESCO world heritage in the south of Morocco. Look no further this 3-day Marrakech Sahara desert tour is your best choice!.


Price Includes

  • Pick up & Drop off at your accommodation.
  • Private Vehicle with A/C (SUV, 4WD, or minivan).
  • English speaking driver/Guide.
  • Camel trek (Camel per person)
  • Sunset or sunrise camel trek.
  • Overnight stay in a desert camp (Dinner & breakfast included)
  • Free time to explore attractions like Ait Benhaddou, Cinema Studios, Taourirt Kasbah, etc.
  • Visit all interesting attractions along the road.
  • 1 Night Accommodation (Dinner & breakfast included)
  • Sandboarding (if you're interested)

Price Excludes

  • Lunches.
  • Drinks
  • Monuments fees
  • Flight Tickets

What to Expect on the Marrakech to Merzouga 3 days desert tour

On this 3 days Sahara desert tour from Marrakech you will have the opportunity to spend an amazing night under the stars in the impressive Merzouga desert (Erg Chebbi), experience Sandboarding & Camel trekking with sunset & sunrise in the heart of the Sahara desert. It is there where the famous dunes of Merzouga are located, the largest in the Moroccan desert.

Through this desert tour from Marrakech, you will cross the Thousand Kasbah trip, Discover an unparalleled landscape, full of stories and beautiful contrasts: extensive valleys, gorges, dunes, atlas mountain, and Berber villages camouflaged in the landscape, as well as majestic adobe fortresses that crown the hills.

3 Days Marrakech to Merzouga Desert Trip Highlights:
  • Stop at panoramic viewpoints to admire Valleys & Berber villages views.
  • Travel across the High Atlas Mountains.
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou.
  • Visit Ouarzazate city and the film studios.
  • Explore Dades & Todra Gorges.
  • Enjoy Draa Valley’s palm groves.
  • Experience a Camel ride in Merzouga dunes
  • Enjoy a spectacular sunset & sunrise Camel ride.
  • Spend an overnight in a nomadic desert camp.
  • Experience Sandboarding.
  • Wander Skoura Oasis & Roses Valley.
  • Take memorable Pictures with Nomads.

Marrakech to Sahara desert tour 3 Days / 2 Nights Full Program Itinerary :

Day 1 : Marrakech - Atlas Mountains - Ait ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Roses Valley - Dades Gorges

Around 8:00 AM, Sahara desert excursions driver/Guide will pick you up from your Riad/Hotel in Marrakech. Then, Our private 3 days Marrakech to Sahara desert tour starts toward Dades Valley. Firstly, we will Travel across the “Tizi  N’Tichka” Pass. And High Atlas Mountains, where we will discover majestic Berber villages camouflaged in the landscape. Then we will continue to Ait Ben Haddou. We will Visit this Castle, a UNESCO world heritage site. It has been used as a backdrop for shooting numerous Hollywood Movies including “Lawrence of Arabia”, “Gladiator”, “Kingdom of Heaven”, “Prince of Persia” and much more… The Kasbahs (fortresses) reflect the Exotic Moroccan architecture & cultures. After exploring the kasbah, we will continue a little further on to Ouarzazate. There, you can enjoy lunch at your leisure. After lunch, we will wend our way to the Skoura Oasis, known for its Kasbah of Amridil, another fascinating site.

From there our 3 Day Marrakech desert trip continues to Dades valley via the ‘”road of thousand kasbahs” to catch a spectacular view of a vast valley dotted with small oasis and hundreds of ancient fortifications, till we arrive at the Roses valleythe town is calledKalaat M’gouna, it is well known for the “Roses Festival“, a festival that takes place on the city every year in May. In the evening we’ll arrive at our destination “Dades valley,” where we’ll stay Overnight in a Riad with Dinner & Breakfast.

Day 2 :Dades gorges - Todra Gorges - Berber villages - Merzouga desert (Camel trip & overnight in desert camp)

Our second day in the 3 Days Itinerary from Marrakech. Goes on after a traditional delicious Breakfast. Then we will take a drive through roads lined with ancient Kasbahs and many attractive Berber villages at the Dades Canyon. You’ll enjoy the amazing scenery along the way of the remaining fortified villages hosting the caravan roads till the early 20th century. We will head to Todra within a 15 km breath-taking valley full of palm trees. experience the high walls of grey and pink rock around the road on a walking tour inside Todra gorges. 

Afterward, we will continue our trip to Merzouga and majestic Erg Chebbi dunes. From there you will take a camel ride Excursion appx 1H30Min. To get to your authentic Sahara desert camp. During the Camel trek, you will take a break in the middle of the dunes to watch the sunset. And try the sandboarding activity if you’re interested in it. Take pictures and enjoy the scenery.  After the sun goes down your Camel trip continues to the camp where you will be welcomed with a glass of mint tea. At the Camp, you will enjoy Berber music,Campfire, starry sky, Dinner, and Overnight under a nomadic desert camp in the middle of Merzouga sand dunes.  

Day 3 : Merzouga desert - Draa Valley - Agdez - Atlas moutains - Marrakech

On our last day in the 3 Days Marrakech desert tour, you will wake up early to enjoy the sunrise camel trek over erg Chebbi sand dunes. After your breakfast in the camp, we will head back to Merzouga from the desert camp by 4wd vehicle or camel ride depends on your choice.

We’ll travel through Draa Valley. On to the final leg of our tour where we’ll travel through Nqob before arriving once again at the city of Ouarzazate. We’ll enjoy a leisurely lunch. Finally, heading back to Marrakech through the Atlas Mountains, where our 3 Days Morocco desert tour ends at approximately 8:00 PM.

Good To Know About Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour

  1. The Marrakech to Merzouga Desert Tour in 3 days is one of the most popular tours that travelers take.  However, has long drives especially on the third day back from Merzouga to Marrakech, will be a long drive (around 9-10 hours). So, we recommend you a slow pace over 4 days desert tour Marrakech to Merzouga if you have more time to spend.
  2. At our company, we have both Marrakech to Merzouga 3 days luxury desert tour & Standard (Basic) Marrakech to Merzouga Erg Chebbi desert tour depends on your choice. 
  3. Our Marrakech 3 Days desert Safari is a private tour (Read why private Morocco tours are better than Shared Group Tours). We believe that the best way to dive deep into Moroccan culture is through private tours. You can stop whenever & wherever you like while learning at your own pace. 
  4. You can always consult your driver about skipping some spots to spend more time elsewhere.
  5. Our guests can choose to go to the camp on a camel trek or by 4WD car.


Frequently Asked Questions: 3 Days desert trip from Marrakech to Merzouga

Is the tour price fixed or changes depends on the number of people?

Our private 3 days desert itinerary from Marrakech price depends on the number of travelers, season, and type of the desert camp (standard or luxury), so feel free to contact us.

Are the tents private or shared?

Private tents are guaranteed. Either you take a Standard or Luxury Merzouga desert trip.

What's the difference between Standard & Luxury desert camp?

  • Standard Desert Camps of Merzouga :

The standard Merzouga desert camps are designed for travelers who don’t need the level of luxury provided in our Morocco luxury desert camps. The tents are comfortable for a perfect night’s sleep. For toilets and showers, they are shared with all the camp. 

  • Luxury Desert Camps of Merzouga :
This luxury type of camping is the best which offers all the comforts. An exclusive camp in the Moroccan Sahara desert. The tents provide a comfortable room with all bed sizes; king bed, double bed, twin beds, or single bed. En-suite facilities incorporate a full-size shower with hot and cold water, a sink, and a toilet. Our staff in the camp are constantly upbeat to help with influencing your night to remain a noteworthy one. 

What do I need to pack for visiting the Sahara Desert?

There are some essentials you can’t forget to pack when embarking on your desert adventure. These include:

  • A windbreaker or light jacket to survive the cooler nights;
  • Comfortable jeans or other pants to make sure your legs are protected from the camel’s rough fur.
  • Appropriate shoes (sneakers, hiking boots, or sports sandals).
  • A headscarf or hat to block the sun and dust.
  • Chap stick and sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun.
  • A camera to bring home your wonderful desert memories.

How long is the camel ride?

The camel ride is roughly 1 H/30Min in the afternoon and about 60 minutes in the morning.

How to Book the 3 Days Marrakech desert tour ?

In order to book or ask about this 3 Days private desert Excursion from Marrakech, send us a booking demand across our Enquiry Form below or the booking & reservations page. We are available also on Whatsapp. we will reply as soon as possible. 

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