Ouarzazate to Merzouga 3 Days Tour

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During this 3 Day Desert Tour from Ouarzazate to Merzouga you will discover Dades & Todra gorges and Merzouga desert where you will spend night in a camp with camel trekking to enjoy the sunset in the meddle of Erg chebbi dunes.


  • Explore Ouarzazate the Hollywood of Africa
  • Visit the two spectacular Gorges of Dades and Todra
  •  Stay at Sahara Desert camp
  • Catch an amazing sunset and sunrise in the Desert
  •  Observe a lovely starry night in the desert
  • Enjoy a life changing camel ride in Merzouga desert
  • Visit nomad people
  •  Pass through the panoramic view of Draa Valley


Day 1Ouarzazate – Skoura – Dades valley – Todra gorges – Erfoud – Merzouga

After breakfast, we will leave to Skoura to visit Kasbah Ameridil. Then, to kalaa m’gouna, famous for rose fields and rose products, which is also known for its annual festival during the rose harvest in May. Go on to Dades pause for pictures in Dades valley. Later, to Tinghir town, you will admire the beautiful landscaping and Berber villages along the way to Todra Gorges.

Thereafter, a short walk in the gorges, we will continue our journey to Merzouga, via Tinjdad and Erfoud famous for its fossils. Arrive at our accommodation in Merzouga and you will be welcomed with a glass of tea. Now you have a choice, to walk around the village or climb the dunes to watch the sunset. 

Day 2 Explore Merzouga Area

After breakfast, we are going to explore around Merzouga, start with an oasis near the village. Continue to Fantastic Lake or called Tifart, where many birds stop to rest during their travel from north to south or reverse. On the route to the nomad’s family, you might meet some desert animals such as desert foxes, Goats, …etc. After a cup of tea with them, will continue to Mefiss, it’s the place where a lot of kohl and minerals were found and exported to france.

Later, we head off towards Khamlia village, via the wonderful panoramic view of the Erg Chebbi. Visit the Gnawa House, an ethnic group best known for its music and a rich repertoire of ancient African-Islamic spiritual songs. You might try a Berber pizza in a local restaurant in this village. Thereafter, go back to your hotel for shower and rest a bit, before getting ready for the camel ride to enjoy the amazing sunset in the middle of Erg Chebbi dunes, after back to your camp for dinner. Also, you will enjoy the Berber music around the campfire and sleep under 1000 stars.

Day 3Merzouga – Rissani – Alnif – Nkob – Agdez – Ouarzazate

After a magical sunrise in the dunes, breakfast and shower we will leave Merzouga on the way back to Ouarzarete via Rissani, where there is a local market each Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday and the village of Nkob where you will have time for lunch, pass from Draa valley to Agdaz. Arrive in the Afternoon to your accommodation. 

Departure & Return Location

Ouarzazate – Merzouga – Ouarzazate

Departure Time

About 8 O’clock

Price Includes

  • Pick up from your riad/hotel
  • Private car with A/C
  • Fuel
  • English/speaking driver
  • Over night in dades valley
  • 2 Nights in private tent
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Camel treking
  • Drop off at your riad/hotel

Price Excludes

  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Ticket to monuments

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Merzouga from Ouarzazate?

Ouarzazate to Merzouga distance is 370km, it does take about 5/6 hours, depending on the stops.

Which accommodations are included?

You have the choice between standard and luxury accommodation.

Do I need a sleeping bag for the overnight in the Desert?

No, you don’t need a sleeping bag, you will stay at an equipped desert camp with all amenities.

Are there showers at your Sahara Desert camp?

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.

Is It Possible To Have Vegetarian Or Vegan Food?

Yes, it’s possible to provide vegetarian or vegan food. Please let your driver/guide know on the first day.

How to book and pay?

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 Ouarzazate to Merzouga 3 Days tour does not match what you’re looking for, then contact us. we provide customized desert tours in Morocco based on your duration of stay and your preferences. our Team at Excursion in Morocco is at your service to answer any questions and give you detailed quotes about tours, and also advise about the best time and place to visit. Whether you’re thinking about leading a tour or simply have questions we’re here to help.

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This is a trip for those who have limited time or those who prefer to see the desert like us. We are a group of 9 and decided to go for the Desert tour. stopped in wonderful places like Amridil kasbah, dades gorge and enjoyed a short walk in todra canyon. The weather in the desert was perfect! The dunes give a magnificent view with the sunset and sunrise. We had brief camel ride which is fun. Our guide was an expert on wheels on the way back to Merzouga village! We really enjoyed. Brahim helped us also with cool and amazing photos along the way.

December 26, 0209