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From Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Trip to Merzouga with Lodging25 Reviews
Uncover a land of wonders and beauty on this 3-day tour from Marrakech through the desert to Merzouga. Ride a camel along the dunes under the desert sky and taste a traditional Moroccan dinner.
Our Top Experiences and Tours in Marrakech:If youʻre booking your trip to Marrakech last minute, we have you covered. Below are some of the top tours and experiences!
- Ride a Camel in the Erg Chebbi Dunes
- Overnight in an authentic Berber Desert Camp in Merzouga
- Visit Kasbah Ait-Ben-Haddou - a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Experience the Draa Valley and the gorges of Dades Valley
- Visit the small town of Erfoud - known for its fossils
DescriptionDiscover Erg Chebbi in Merzouga Embark on an unforgettable journey to Morocco! Start off in bustling Marrakech and make your way through the spectacular High Atlas Mountains, marveling at Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou. Then take a deep dive into Dades Valley before finishing up with an awe-inspiring tour of Erg Chebbi Sand Dunes—all within just three days! Pack your bags for this beautiful expedition that allows you to experience all of Morocco's natural wonders and cultural delights firsthand. For Shared Bookings: Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Tinghir/Dades Gorges Driving Time: 5 hrs 40 mins (Pickup between 7-8pm, Arrival at Hotel 7-8pm) Accommodations: Hotel Ksar Kaissar, Hotel La Gazelle du Dades, or similar Begin your 3-day adventure with a journey through the towering peaks of Morocco's Tizi n Tichka Pass. Stop to marvel at Ait Ben Haddou, an incredible Unesco World Heritage site featured in countless films! Continue on towards Ouarzazate before making your way across Skoura Palm grove and up into tranquil Rose Valley (roses in bloom in the mid spring) where you can spot brilliant kasbahs surrounded by stunning natural landscapes. Wrap it all up with a night spent in the valley, complete with dinner for a local Moroccan experience. Day 2: Boumalne Dadès – Todra Gorges – Erfoud – Dunes of Merzouga Driving Time: 4 hrs 45 mins (Depart 8-9am; Arrive before sunset) Accommodations: Berber Nomad Camp or similar (Standard) Ideal Luxury Desert Camp or similar (Luxury) Take an unforgettable journey & explore the Sahara as you head towards Merzouga. Take in breathtaking views of the canyon at Todra Gorge. Afterwards make your way through Tinjdad before arriving in the Merzouga Desert for a camel ride across its sands - and an unforgettable sunset! Top off this adventure by camping overnight beside the dunes for an enchanting night like no other surrounded only by peace & serenity. Day 3: Merzouga – Rissani – Ouarzazate – Marrakech Driving Time: 8 hours 30 minutes (Depart 8-9am; Arrive in Marrakech 8-9pm) After a hearty breakfast, take the camel ride back to Merzouga village. The next leg of your journey will be a thrilling adventure through incredible undulating desertscapes and acacia trees towards the Atlas Mountains en route to arrive in Marrakech by days end! For Private Bookings: In addition to the above itinerary, on a private tour the following options are available: - Telouat Kasbah - Ksar Taourirt in Ouarzazate - Tinghir - Alternate return route through Nkob, Tamnougalt, & Agdz For Shared Excursions: The Guide in Ait Ben Haddou is not included, but you can join a group tour on your own for around €2 per person. Lunches not included on Shared Excursion Bookings. Private Tour Includes: Licensed Guide in Ait Ben Haddou & Lunch each day.
IncludesPick up in Marrakech at your Hotel or Riad at around 08:00. Transportation by 4 × 4 or Minibus. Fuel, tolls and all associated expenses. Knowledgeable local driver accompanying you throughout the route. Guided tour with a licensed guides in Ait Ben Haddou (not included in Shared Tour Booking). Nightly accommodations with breakfasts, lunches (not included in Shared Tour Booking) and dinners. One night in the desert camp.
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