3 Days – Private Desert Tour From Marrakech

Start :

Marrakech or Ouarzazate

Duration :

3 days

End :

Marrakech or Ouarzazate

Languages :

English, Francais

3 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech/ A desert experience in Morocco

3 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech Overview 

Experience the wonders of Morocco’s desert landscapes, cultural treasures, and the serenity of Erg Chigaga. Whether you choose a standard or luxury tour, this journey promises unforgettable moments and a deep connection to the desert environment. The 3 days desert tour starts from Marrakech to the Sahara Desert and will take you through breathtaking landscapes, ancient sites, and the majestic Atlas Mountains. You will visit the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, see the studios of Ouarzazate, and watch the panoramic views of sunset and sunrise. Also, through this tour, you will experience camel trekking to hike the dunes of Erg Chegaga.

Highlights of the 3 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech

  • Visit the Fortified Kasbah ‘Ait Ben Haddou’, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Spend some time in Ouarzazate to see the studios.
  • Take a journey to the Sahara Desert of Zagora
  • Walking in the Desert of M’hamid
  • Experience Night Camp in the Desert
  • Hike the highest dunes of Erg Chegaga
  • Visit the Berber Village of Taznakht

3 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech

Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Agdez – Zagora 6 hours

We will pick you up from your hotel/Riad or any point of your choice in Marrakech, then we will start our adventure at 08:00 for 3 days and 2 nights at the Erg Chigaga desert tour. Then we will cross the Tizi N’Tichka of the High Atlas Mountains 2260m pass, enjoying the mountainous road and the spectacular Berber villages.

Then, towards the Unesco world heritage site of Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, the fortified Ksar with its beautiful Kasbahs, Ait Benhaddou has served as a natural scenery for many movie producers.

You will go on a walk to the other side to discover the Ksar, surrounded by a desert landscape, and with the snow-capped Atlas mountains as a background, the view from the top seems to encompass the whole world.

After that, we will continue to Ouarzazate, then cross the second pass, which is Tizi N’Tinfifite (1660m), then reach the head of the Draa valley at Agdez, where we will pass many villages and gardens so that you can gain a better idea of the way of life along with the oasis. After that, we will reach Zagora for the night in the hotel/Riad, for dinner & breakfast.

Day 2: Zagora – Tamegroute – M’hamid – Erg Chigaga 3 hours

After breakfast, we will leave Zagora to continue our adventure. Sublime Desert tours in Morocco from Marrakech in 3 days, towards Tamegroute. Here you can make a stop to visit the ancient Koranic Library, pottery artisans, and the underground Kasbah to see its current inhabitants.

Then we continue our drive towards the M’hamid El Ghizlane village, where we’ll stop for lunch, then we will take off-road until Erg Chigaga dunes with 60 Km of off-road driving, and this route passes different features of the desert. The Erg, Reg, Hamada, and Erg Chigaga dunes are far away from civilization, in the desert proper, and the silence and the expanse of the sand are overwhelming.

You will also have the chance to experience Sandboard, ride camels, and enjoy one of the dramatic sunsets over the changing sands. After dinner, we gather around the fire to sing Berber music under a sky full of stars, and overnight in the Sublime desert camp at Erg Chigaga.

Day 3: Erg Chigaga – Foum Zguid – Taznakht – Marrakech 8 hours

Get up early in the morning to enjoy the sunrise over the dunes before having your breakfast, and then we will start another adventure about 3 hours off-road, through a desert with varying scenery, Iriki Lake, the mountains, and fossils, and the first village we will pass is Foum Zguid.

From here, we drive along paved roads via the village of Taznakht, famous for its Berber carpets and rugs, then we continue on the road to arrive in the evening in Marrakech to end our experience of Morocco’s desert tours from Marrakech.

Note: You can book a luxury tour that includes: a luxury desert tent depending on your budget and needs.

Included

  • Private Transportation.
  • Comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Pick up from your Hotel/Riad or Airport.
  • Drop off at your Hotel/Riad or Airport.
  • English speaking guide/driver.
  • Fuel for the entire travel desert package.
  • All-night accommodations.
  • Camel trekking in Sahara desert.
  • Free stops when you want.
  • Soft Drink available for purchase.

excluded

  • Lunch depends on location. 
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Extra

Prices Per Person

Itinerary Tour Map

Questions & Answers
How far is M’hamid from Marrakech on this tour?

Marrakech to M’hamid (via Ait Benhaddou) distance is 473 Km (294 Miles)

What do I wear for the camel ride?

Be sure to wear full and loose clothes on your camel ride, especially on the desert space tour. If you want to wear shorts, long shorts are recommended. Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and comfortable shoes are also advised to make your camel ride more comfortable.