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From Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Tour to Merzouga

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Experience the Sahara's beauty on this 3-day tour from Marrakech. Cross the High Atlas Mountains, see charming Berber villages, explore dramatic landscapes, ride camels, and sleep under the stars.


  • Discover the beauty of Sahara Desert's edge on a 3-day tour from Marrakech
  • Cross the Atlas Mountains to explore Ait Ben Haddou's UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Ride camels across Erg Chebbi's dunes, and sleep under the starry desert sky
  • Marvel at the stunning sweeping landscapes of the Dades Valley and Todgha Gorges
  • Embark on an unforgettable adventure amongst the dunes of the great Sahara


Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Sahara Desert on a three-day budget tour starting from Marrakech. Discover the captivating landscapes of the Dades Valley and the famous Kasbah of Ouarzazate. Embark on a camel ride across the mesmerizing dunes of Erg Chebbi and spend a night under the sparkling desert sky at a desert camp. Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Dades Start your adventure by crossing the majestic High Atlas Mountains passing through charming Berber villages until you reach the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou. This remarkable village is renowned for its kasbah and fortified village, often used as a backdrop in famous Hollywood movies and stunning magazine photo shoots. After some leisure time to explore, indulge in a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Continue your journey through the gateway of the Sahara, Ouarzazate, and proceed to Boumalne Dades. Enjoy the picturesque drive along the enchanting Dades Valley, where you will have dinner and spend the night at the cozy Riad Bia Besta or Kasr Kaisar. Day 2: Dades - Todgha Gorges - Merzouga After a satisfying breakfast, depart from your hotel and head towards Tinghir, home to the dramatic Todgha Gorges. Take some time to explore the magnificent canyons at your own pace. Enjoy a delightful lunch at a local café before continuing your journey to Merzouga, where you will meet your camel caravan. Embark on a thrilling camel ride through the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi and witness the breathtaking sunset over the desert landscape. Arrive at your desert camp before nightfall and savor an authentic Moroccan dinner under the starry sky. Local nomads will entertain you with traditional Tam Tam drum performances. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay. Day 3: Merzouga - Ouarzazate - High Atlas Mountains - Marrakech Wake up early to witness the mesmerizing sunrise over the desert (optional) and enjoy a delicious breakfast. A driver will be ready to transport you back to Marrakech, with a midway stop for lunch at a local restaurant. Finally, get dropped off at your original departure point or Djemaa El Fna square. For those seeking extra comfort, you can upgrade to a deluxe desert camp. Indulge in a luxurious private tent featuring an ensuite shower, bathroom facilities, and 5-star amenities. Embark on this unforgettable journey and immerse yourself in the magic of the Sahara Desert, discovering its wonders at an affordable price.


Hotel pickup and drop-off Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle 1 night hotel stay Dinner at hotel Breakfast at hotel 1 night stay in tent at desert camp Dinner at camp Breakfast at camp Camel trek Sandboarding

Important Information

  • Vegetarian and vegan diets can be accommodated if communicated at the time of booking
  • The standard desert camp has a bathroom outside the tent and it is located near the hotel that is provided on the first night
  • The luxury desert camp is located in the middle of the dunes, with a bathroom/shower inside the tent
  • On the final day, the transfer time back to Marrakech is approximately 10 hours
  • Pickup is not available from accommodations located more than 4miles (7 km) from Jemaa El Fna Square

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