Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour 3-Day
3 Days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga
Overview of the desert trip from Marrakech
This 3-day tour takes you on a journey of discovery and adventure through Morocco’s majestic High Atlas Mountains and the stunning Sahara Desert. You will explore the traditional Berber villages, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, and explore the film industry in Ouarzazate. You will also have the opportunity to trek through the Todra Gorge, explore the fossils of Erfoud, and experience the magical sunset over the Erg Chebbi dunes. This adventure will leave you with unforgettable memories and an appreciation of the beauty of Morocco’s landscapes.
Highlights of the three days desert tour from Marrakech
- Visit the beautiful Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site
- Explore the Dades Gorges and Todra Gorges
- Ride camels across the Erg Chebbi Dunes and watch the sunrise
- Enjoy lunch in Erfoud, a small village known for its fossils
- Cross the Tizi Tinifift Pass (1660m) and the Tizi N’Tichka Pass (2260m)
- Visit a museum and film studio in Ouarzazate
Itinerary details for the 3-day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga
Day 1: Marrakech – Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – DADES GORGES
Departing from Marrakech in the morning. Transport on a comfortable air-conditioning Desert Space Tour car. We will head via the High Atlas Mountain exploring several Berber villages. You will cross the Tizi n’Tichka (Pastoral Pass), a pass at 2,260m, located on the highest road in Morocco. This pass connects Ouarzazate to the entire southeastern region and Marrakech. The first stop is the kasbah of Telouet, situated on the high ground of the Unila valley. During your lunch break at Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, where you will be able to admire a typical kasar of traditional Moroccan architecture in a UNESCO World Heritage site. We will then drive to Ouarzazate, the town of the cinema, where we will visit a museum and film studios. Later, we will drive to the marvelous gorges of Dades in the region of Daraa and the beautiful Valley of Roses where we will check into a hotel for the first night overlooking the valley.
DAY 2: from DADES GORGES – TINGHIR – MERZoUGA To ERG CHEBBI DUNES
Take your breakfast, then we will leave the Dades gorges toward Merzouga and Erg Chebbi. The route passes through beautiful mountain scenery before reaching Todra Gorge, the starting point for trekking in the highest mountains of the High Atlas. After visiting the ancient Kasbahs, we will have lunch in Erfoud, a small village known for its fossils. Arriving in Merzouga, we will leave the 4×4 and ride the camels back into the desert to our bivouac. We will enjoy the magic of the sunset amidst the great dunes of Erg Chaabi and then spend an unforgettable evening by the fire with nomadic music under the starry sky.
Day 3: MERZOUGA – DRAA Valley – AGDEZ – OUARZAZAT – MARRAKECH
The last day you won’t want to miss the panoramic sunrise and the incredible tranquility of the Sahara desert in this magical moment. After that, a delicious breakfast awaits you at the camp. The afternoon stage will take us to Agdez, where we will discover small villages along the magnificent Draa valley, lined with palm trees and ancient kasbahs. After crossing the Tizi Tinifift Pass (1660m) we arrive in Ouarzazate where we have lunch before returning to Marrakech via the High Atlas Mountains and the high pass of Tizi Tichka. End of the 3-day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga; for further details, contact us.
Desert activities through this 3-day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga
Camel trekking in the desert of Merzouga
Merzouga is a small village in the Sahara Desert of Morocco, renowned for its sand dunes and spectacular sunsets. Camel trekking is a popular way to explore the desert and is a popular activity for visitors to Merzouga. Camel trekking in Merzouga usually begins with a visit to a local Berber camp, where the camels are saddled and the trek is planned. The guides in Merzouga have usually experienced camel trainers, and are well-versed in the local area, providing invaluable insights into the culture and history of the region. The camel trek usually takes several hours, and visits some of the most spectacular sites in the desert, including ancient ruins and sand dunes. Along the way, the guide will often stop to point out interesting features, such as fossils embedded in the rocks and rare desert plants. At the end of the trek, travelers often stay overnight in one of the desert camps, where they can experience true desert life. Traditional Berber music, dancing, and storytelling are part of the evening’s entertainment, and the food is always delicious. Camel trekking in Merzouga is a unique and unforgettable experience. Visitors often come away
- 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.
- Lunch depends on location.
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.
What to bring with you to the desert?
- Sun protection (sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, lip balm)
- Sturdy shoes
- Light clothing
- Plenty of water
- High–energy snacks
How far is the desert of Merzouga from Marrakech?
The desert of Merzouga is around 539 miles (867 km) from Marrakech.
Is it possible to camp with my love (girlfriend or boyfriend) in the desert?
Yes, it is possible to camp with your love in the desert and spend a romantic and memorable time.
Is it possible to customize more than 3 days in the desert if I found it worth?
Yes, it is possible to customize the duration of your desert trip if you find it worth it. Depending on the tour operator, you may be able to extend the duration of your trip to up to 7 days or more.
Why it's important to visit the desert while you're in Marrakech?
Visiting the desert while in Marrakech is a great way to experience the unique beauty, culture, and atmosphere of the desert. The desert is a unique and captivating environment that provides a peaceful, calming atmosphere and a great opportunity to explore and adventure. Additionally, the desert provides a great opportunity to explore the Sahara and its stunning sand dunes.
Is it safe to bring our children to the desert of Merzouga?
Yes, it is generally safe to bring children to the desert of Merzouga. However, you should always check the local conditions and consider any potential risks before visiting. It is also important to ensure that your children are adequately prepared for the conditions, such as bringing enough water and appropriate clothing.