If you are planning to visit the southeast of Morocco and enjoy its magical landscapes, this Marrakech to Merzouga 3 days desert trip is one of the highly recommended desert tours. It includes the high Atlas Mountains, old Berber villages, Oases, overnight in Dades valley and overnight in Merzouga Sahara desert.
The first day of 3 Day Morocco Sahara desert trip, you will cross the high Atlas Mountains toward Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, visit ouarzazate. Afterwards, continue to Dades valley where you will spend the first night. On the second day you visit Todra gorges and some berber villages on the way to Merzouga desert where you will enjoy the camel trekking and spend a Magical night in a desert camp. Finally, back to Marrakech through Drra valley, agdaz and tizi n’tichka.
In the morning you will meet your driver/guide, to start your private 3-day Sahara Desert tour to Merzouga from Marrakech via Dades valley, drive through the magnific high Atlas Mountains and pass of Tizi N’tichka (2260m). After, an impressive landscape in the heart of these stunning mountains, chain to Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO world heritage site. Here where many famous movies have been shot such as: prince of Persia, Gladiator, Babel, etc.
Enjoy lunch in Ouarzazate” The Hollywood of Africa” where there are many studios and kasbahs, many films have been filmed here as well. Thereafter, continue to Skoura to visit the Amredhyle kasbah. Then, head to kalaa m’gouna, famous for rose fields and rose products, it’s known for its annual festival during the rose harvest in May. Then go on, to Dades valley where you will enjoy seeing the beautiful rocks formation called” the monkey fingers”. Check into your accommodation in the middle of Dades Gorges.
After Breakfast at your Hotel, we will depart our 3 days Morocco desert tour itinerary from Marrakech to Merzouga from Dades Valley heading to Sahara Desert Merzouga passing from Todra Gorges (the highest gorge in Morocco where alpinists make their break, we have a short walk through its grey and pink high canyons and take a break and picture for good memories ). In addition, contains a river, palm trees, also currently one of the most popular rock climbing destinations in Morocco.
After this visit, continue our Marrakech 3 day itinerary towards Tinjdad and Touroug where we’ll have lunch. Then, to Erfoud which will feel the beginning Saharan oasis of Tafilalet, we will continue our way to, arriving at Merzouga Sahara Desert. You will be welcomed by a Saharan cup of tea enjoy the view of the Erg Chabbi in Camp next to the Dunes of Merzouga, after a while, you will take Camels for a Ride into Erg Chaabi Dunes to enjoy watching the fantastic Calm sunset.
Later on, you will back to the Camp where your dinner will be served to you by traditional way, after dinner you can join Berber nomads party and enjoy sky with full of Billions of Starts overnight in your Traditional camp.
Today it will be great to wake up early to enjoy a magical sunrise in the dunes. then head back to your camp for breakfast and shower, before leaving to Marrakech via Rissani, Alnif, Tazarine, the village of Nkob where you will have time for lunch. Thereafter pass by Draa valley towards Agdaz. In the Afternoon cross the High Atlas Mountains to reach your hotel/ riad in Marrakech, and eventually, end the 3 Days Marrakech Desert Tour.
Marrakech to Merzouga distance is 560 Km. However, the 3-day Marrakech to Merzouga Desert Tour includes a lot of driving, especially on the last day. So, if you have enough time in Morocco, we’d advise you to book a 4-day or 5-day desert trip from Marrakech to Merzouga.
You have the choice between standard and luxury accommodation.
No, you don’t need a sleeping bag, you will stay at an equipped desert camp with all amenities.
If you prefer to stay in a standard tent the shower and toilets are shared, but if you choose to upgrade to a luxury desert camp, you will have a private shower and toilet inside your tent.
Yes, it’s possible to provide vegetarian or vegan food. Please let your driver/guide know on the first day.
To confirm This tour, we require a small deposit to be paid over PayPal to our account, the balance is payable in cash at the pick-up, to be paid to your driver in euros, or equal in dollars or dirhams.
Usually, we request balance payments in cash because PayPal also has many transaction fees and operational delays since it’s a world institution. Also, we can in some cases accept the complete payment via PayPal however a 5% fee is going to be applied to hide the additional transaction charges. Just in case you’re considering this method, it’s best to rearrange the payment before the tour.
If this 3-day desert trip from Marrakech does not match what you’re looking for, then contact us. Besides, we provide customized desert tours in Morocco according to your duration of stay and your preferences. On the other hand, our Team at Excursion in Morocco is at your service to answer any questions and give you detailed quotes about tours, and also an advice about the best time and places to visit. Whether you’re thinking about leading a tour or simply have questions we’re here to help.
We had a great experience from start to finish. From booking we received a message from our fabulous tour manager Brahim a friendly and respectful man who confirmed. Besides, we were hydrated and having a great time and also our driver giving us a lot of local knowledge from Ait ben haddou kasbah to Boumalne dades, todra gorge and merzouga desert. He took time out to take pictures of all the families capturing every special moment beneath the sunset and the starry sky. I would definitely recommend booking with this Morocco tour company, you will have the best time. The desert night was super fun and the camp in the evening with the Berber music and food is something we’ll never forget.
I would like to take this opportunity of thanking you for the wonderful trip you organized. It was by far the best holiday I have ever had…it exceeded all my expectations. Moha was fantastic & he certainly is an asses to your company. The night in the desert was unbelievable & the highlight of the trip….just magical. Hopefully one day I can get back.