From Marrakech: 3-Day Sahara Desert Tour

Culture & history Reseller exclusions High-risk activities

Embark on a 3-day Sahara adventure from Marrakech. Traverse the Atlas Mountains, ride camels, sleep under starry skies, and experience the magic of the desert. Unforgettable memories await!


  • Atlas Mountains: Majestic landscapes & stunning vistas
  • Ait Benhaddou: UNESCO site, ancient Kasbahs
  • Desert Camping: Berber camp, starry nights
  • Berber Culture: Traditions, music, local life
  • Sahara Experience: Camel rides, sunrise & sunset


Embark on a mesmerizing 3-day desert tour from Marrakech and uncover the enchanting beauty of Morocco's Sahara Desert. Journey through the breathtaking Atlas Mountains, visit ancient Kasbahs, traverse golden sand dunes on camelback, and spend magical nights under the starry desert sky. Immerse yourself in Berber culture, witness awe-inspiring sunsets and sunrises, and create lifelong memories in this unforgettable desert adventure. Let us guide you on this extraordinary journey, where you'll experience the true essence of Morocco's desert landscapes and immerse yourself in its rich cultural heritage. Day 1: Marrakech - Atlas Mountains - Ait Benhaddou - Dades Valley Departure from the hotel in Marrakech towards the old village of Ait Benhadou. On your way there you will pass through the wonderful Tichka pass, which is the highest road pass in Morocco. After visiting and having lunch in the famous village of Ait Benhadou, you will drive through the Rose Valley and head to the Dadès Gorges. This is where you will spend your first night, staying in a hotel with dinner and breakfast included. Day 2: Dades Valley - Todgha Gorge - Merzouga desert Today you will drive toward the desert of Erg Chebbi, the most beautiful dunes of Morocco. You will pass through the Todra Gorge, the tallest gorge in Morocco, as well as some Berber villages. You will have lunch in the middle of the trail, before heading onward to the dunes. As you arrive close to the dunes, you will be able to take some time to rest and change your clothes in a nice hotel, and can even have a cup of mint tea before riding your camels over the dunes. You will also take some time for a sunset pause on the way to the camp. A charming and romantic dinner will be served by your nomadic family, and you can enjoy the desert view of the stars before you go to bed. Day 3: Erg Chebbi Dunes - Rissani - Atlas Mountains - Marrakech Witness a breathtaking sunrise over the vast Sahara Desert before riding camels back to Zagora. Depart for Rissani, a bustling desert town known for its vibrant markets and historical significance. Continue your journey through the Atlas Mountains, stopping at panoramic viewpoints. Arrive back in Marrakech in the evening around 8 pm. Drop off at Jamaa El Fna square where your memorable 3-day desert adventure ends.


Hotel pickup Driver/guide Camel trek in Erg Chebbi Accommodations Nights x 2 Dinner and breakfast

Important Information

  • This tour is not suitable for children because it involves a long drive 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 Drop off at Jamaa El Fna square

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