3 Days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

Our 3 Days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga can be customized under your needs
3 Days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga overview:

This tour is without a doubt one of the most popular. A 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga brings many new discoveries. There are oases, sand dunes, Kasbahs, camel trekking, and an overnight stay in a desert camp where you and your private group can stare up at the limitless display of stars. There is no light pollution to spoil your starlight gazing at your desert camp, and the sunset you see while camel trekking is as beautiful.


3 Days & 2 Nights


Accommondation in Marrakech


Marrakech airport or accommodation


08:00 AM


Private tour



3 Days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga summary

  • 1st: Marrakech >> Atlas mountains >>  ait ben hadou kasbah >> Ouarzazate>> Dades valley [321 Km].
  • 2nd:Dades valley >> Todra Gorges >> Erfoud >> Merzouga Desert [250 Km].
  • 3rd: Merzouga Desert >> Rissani >> Alnif >> Tazarine >> Agdez >> Draa Valley >> Marrakech [570 Km].
Highlights of our 3 Days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga:

3 Days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga itinerary:

  • Day 1: Travel from Marrakech to Ddaes Valley via Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah:

   In the morning around 8:00 AM, we will pick you up at Riad or Hotel where you stay in Marrakech, and we will start 3 days desert tour from Marrakech heading towards the south of Marrakech and the High Atlas crossing the mountain pass of Tizi N’Tichka, stops to enjoy the wonderful panoramic views to take pictures. Visit the women’s cooperative of Argan Oil, where we will discover the process of artisanal manufacturing, and we will explain the countless properties of Argan for the human body.

   From there we will continue to the south, turning off on a track of 6 km that leads to the fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou we will have time for lunch and visit its spectacular Kasbah declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, in this unusual setting have been filmed many international films, such as Lawrence of Arabia, The Mummy, Gladiator and the Jewel of the Nile.

   After the visit, we will continue our 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Ouarzazate, also known as the Gateway to the Desert and “The Hollywood of Africa”. In the city, there are several movie studios including one of the largest in the world, the Atlas Studios, and from there we will continue to the palm grove of Skoura, an oasis planted in the twelfth century by the Almohad sultan Yaqub al-Mansur and composed of 700,000 palm trees and countless kasbahs.

   The Valley of the Roses is a support crop that is of great importance to the population. It is a substantial source of income during the flowering period of roses, which begins around April 10 and ends around May 20, depending on weather conditions. In the afternoon we will arrive at the Valley of Dades and stay in a hotel.

  • Day 2: Dades Valley to Merzouga desert via Todra Gorges and Erfoud:

   On the second day of 3 days desert tour from Marrakech departs to the town of Tingher charming city, known for its magnificent palm groves, we will arrive at one of the most visited tourist places in Morocco, the impressive “Todra Gorges”, which has formed a gorge of vertical walls, of enormous proportions and great beauty, is the great paradise for climbers, and a unique place. Then continue the journey into the desert, passing through the village of Tinjdad, we will make the next stop for lunch in the Berber village of Touroug to reach the impressive Merzouga Dunes “Erg Chebbi”, where we will taste our traditional hospitality tea.

   After a short rest, before we leave in a camel caravan, we will leave the luggage in a safe place in a Hotel, during the ride with the camels, we will enjoy a magical sunset over the great dune, dinner and night in nomadic tents in the heart of the desert under a spectacular blanket of stars. After dinner, we will have the opportunity to play the drums and contemplate a starry sky in the dunes next to the camp.

  • Day 3: From Merzouga desert back to Marrakech passing by Agdez and Draa Valley:

   Today it is time to wake up before dawn to watch the sunrise over the Great Dune. Return by camels to the lodge in Merzouga. we will have time to shower, and have breakfast, once ready we will start the 3 days desert tour from Marrakech back to Marrakech, crossing the arid and mysterious pre-desert landscapes, until we reach the Draa Valley, where we will make several stops to enjoy this beautiful valley that runs along the river of the same name.

  The Draa River is the longest river in Morocco, as it crosses the entire country, reaching Mauritania. We will cross the Anti-Atlas to reach Ouarzazate, where we will have lunch. In the afternoon we will cross the High Atlas and arrive in Marrakech around 18:00. Transfer to your Hotel or Riad, end of the trip and our services.

3 Days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga includes and excludes:
Testimonials & Reviews

The best night of Morocco

Ali will be remembered for making this trip unforgettable for me and my buddies.

  He was a fantastic host for our first trip to Morocco. He directed us down to the smallest details, and he made us feel like family. We thoroughly liked our three-day excursion. The desert camp is a welcoming environment, and the staff goes out of their way to make us feel at ease.

  We sat on the sand dunes and enjoyed the night sky with a million or more stars from horizon to horizon while having fantastic chats until sunrise. The desert trip was the highlight of our Morocco trip. Other highlights include Ait Benhaddou, the winedy roads of the Atlas, finding great eat outs along the way, and getting to know the kind Moroccan people.


3 days desert tour from marrakech Through Sahara Desert

Aziz was an excellent tour guide for our two nights and 3 days desert tour from marrakech to Merzouga. We arrived safely tonight and were taken to our hotel in Marrakech.
The drive was delightful, and we stopped frequently; Aziz was very accommodating about where we wanted to and did not want to stop.
He’s a laid-back kind. Was happy to talk if we had questions, but also to be quiet and let us relax on the journey.
Oh, and he took us to some fantastic local eateries! A number of places have family pricing. He also spoke excellent English.


One of the best trips!

3D2N desert journey from Marrakech via the Sahara of Merzouga.

   When we first contacted Desert Merzouga Tours, they reacted quickly to our fairly last-minute booking and requirements (responsive via email or WhatsApp).
They assigned Mohammed as our special tour guide, who finally became a friend as he looked after us attentively throughout, answering our continuous inquiries about culture, the Berber people, Morocco’s scenery, religions, cooperatives… and we even learned some Arabic from him!

  We were always well-fed, had fantastic lodgings (even in the Sahara! ), were never ripped off, met friendly guides and locals, and felt protected with Mohammed!
Choukran! And I’ll see you and possibly Jamal soon (:

Frequently asked questions

1. What kinds of vehicles are in use?
This is an excellent question! The vehicle we use is determined by the number of passengers in your group. We typically use Toyota Prado Land Cruiser TX, Ford 8 seater van, Mercedes Benz sprinter minibus, and other comfy vehicles.

2. How early should I reserve the tour?
Because the early bird gets the worm, it’s best to book as soon as you know the dates.

3.  How do I pay for the trip?
To confirm any tour, we require a small deposit to be made to our PayPal account. The remainder of the payment is in cash and should be made to our guide on the first day in Euros or Dollars, or the equivalent in Dirhams.

If you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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