Marrakech: Merzouga Sahara 3-Day Trip with Camping and Hotel

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Experience the allure of Marrakech to Merzouga Sahara in a 3-day adventure. Explore High Atlas Mountains and Ait Benhaddou Kasbah on this unforgettable journey.


  • Journey through the majestic High Atlas Mountains, adorned with picturesque Berb
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou's ancient kasbah.
  • Traverse the dramatic Todgha Gorges and marvel at towering rock formations.
  • Experience the magic of the Sahara Desert under a canopy of stars with overnight
  • Ride camels across the stunning dunes of Erg Chebbi at sunset.


Immerse yourself in the enchanting Sahara Desert with our 3-day budget tour departing from Marrakech. Begin your journey by crossing the majestic High Atlas Mountains, where you'll be treated to panoramic views of picturesque Berber villages nestled amidst the rugged terrain. As you ascend, the landscape transforms, revealing terraced fields and lush valleys before reaching the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou. Explore the labyrinthine streets of Ait Ben Haddou's ancient kasbah, a renowned backdrop for numerous Hollywood films and a testament to Morocco's rich history and architectural heritage. After a leisurely exploration and a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, continue your adventure towards Boumalne Dades, located at the gateway to the Sahara. As you wind your way through the stunning Dades Valley, marvel at the towering rock formations and verdant palm groves that line the route. Your accommodation for the night awaits at the atmospheric hotel in Tinghir, where you'll enjoy traditional Moroccan hospitality and a hearty dinner. On day two, venture deeper into the desert as you journey towards Merzouga. Along the way, make a stop at the dramatic Todgha Gorges, where sheer rock walls rise hundreds of feet above you, creating a dramatic canyon landscape that's perfect for exploration. After lunch in the town of Tinghir, continue your drive to Merzouga, the gateway to the Sahara. Upon arrival in Merzouga, prepare for an unforgettable experience as you meet your camel caravan and embark on a magical sunset camel trek across the mesmerizing dunes of Erg Chebbi. As the sun dips below the horizon, arrive at your desert camp where a traditional Moroccan dinner awaits, accompanied by lively entertainment from local nomads and the rhythmic beats of the Tam Tam drums. Awake on day three to witness the spectacular sunrise over the Sahara before enjoying a hearty breakfast at camp. Bid farewell to the desert as you begin your return journey to Marrakech, with a stop for lunch at a local restaurant along the way. Your adventure concludes with drop-off at your original departure point or Djemaa El Fna square, leaving you with memories to last a lifetime.


Hotel or riad pickup and drop-off Air-conditioned transportation Driver-guide 1-night accommodation in an air-conditioned room/suite with private bathroom 1-night stay at your preferred desert camp in Erg Chebbi (depending on option selected) Breakfasts Dinners Camel rides Sandboarding Luggage service Berber drumming and music

Important Information

  • Your luggage is welcome and will be securely stored in the van during the desert camping Prepare a small backpack or rucksack for the camel ride and overnight stay at the camp During winter, warm blankets are provided, but it's advisable to bring warm sleeping clothes as temperatures can drop to 0°C. Wet wipes are recommended For the camel ride, it's recommended to wear jeans, trousers, or long shorts for a comfortable trek in the Erg Chebbi dunes If you're interested in sandboarding, inquire at the lodge to see if sandboards are available to take with you to the camp Vegetarian and vegan food options are available

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