Overview of 3 Days from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert Tour

Are you looking for an unforgettable adventure in Morocco? Do you want to explore the stunning landscapes, rich culture, and ancient history of this fascinating country? Do you dream of sleeping under the stars in a traditional Berber camp in the Sahara Desert?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then our ‘3 Days from Marrakech Desert Tour’ is perfect for you. This tour will take you from the bustling city of Marrakech to the serene and majestic desert of Merzouga, where you will experience the best of Morocco in a short time.

Highlights of the 3 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou, a fortified village that has been featured in many movies and TV shows
  • Drive through the High Atlas Mountains and enjoy the scenic views of the valleys, gorges, and kasbahs
  • Explore the oasis town of Skoura and admire its palm groves and rose gardens
  • Discover the Rose Valley, Dades Valley, Todra Gorge, a spectacular natural wonder with towering cliffs and a narrow river\
  • Ride a camel across the Erg Chebbi dunes and watch the sunset over the golden sand
  • Spend a night in a comfortable and authentic Berber tent and enjoy a delicious dinner and a campfire
  • Wake up early to see the sunrise over the desert and listen to the silence and tranquillity of the Sahara
  • Learn about the Berber culture and history from your friendly and knowledgeable guide and driver
  • Finally, Explore the Sahara Desert of Erg Chebbi

Itinerary of the 3 Days from Marrakech Desert Tour

1st day: Marrakech – High Atlas mountains – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah – Ouarzazate – Sakura – Rose Valley – Dadés Valley

Your 3 days from Marrakech desert tour will start with a pick-up from your hotel or riad in Marrakech at 8 am. You will then drive towards the High Atlas Mountains, crossing the Tizi n’Tichka pass, the highest road in Morocco. Along the way, you will see many Berber villages and farms, and you will have the opportunity to stop for photos and coffee breaks.
You will arrive at Ait Benhaddou around noon, where you will have lunch and visit the famous Kasbah. This is one of the most impressive and well-preserved fortifications in Morocco, dating back to the 11th century. It has been used as a backdrop for many films and shows, such as Gladiator, The Mummy, and Game of Thrones. You will have time to explore the narrow streets and alleys of the Kasbah and admire the architecture and craftsmanship of the local people.
After visiting Ait Benhaddou, you will continue your journey to Skoura, a charming oasis town surrounded by palm trees and rose gardens. You will also have a chance to see how the locals live and work in the oasis and learn about their traditions and customs.
You will also have a visit to Rose Valley to experience its natural beauty. You will end your day in the Dades Valley, where you will spend the night in a cozy and comfortable hotel. You will enjoy a delicious dinner and a relaxing evening.

2nd Day: Dadés Valley – Todra Gorges – Erfoud – Merzouga

After breakfast, you will leave the Dades Valley and head to the Todra Gorge, one of the most spectacular sights in Morocco. The gorge is a narrow canyon with walls that reach up to 300 meters high, and a river that flows through it. You will have time to walk along the gorge and admire the natural beauty and the contrast between the green vegetation and the red rocks.
You will then drive to Erfoud, a town famous for its fossils and dates. You will have lunch there and visit a fossil workshop, where you will see how the ancient marine creatures are transformed into beautiful and unique souvenirs and decorations.
You will arrive at Merzouga in the afternoon, where you will meet your camel guide and start your camel trek across the Erg Chebbi dunes. This is the highlight of your 3 days from Marrakech desert tour, as you will experience the magic and charm of the Sahara Desert. You will ride your camel for about an hour and a half, enjoying the views of the dunes and the sunset. You will reach your desert camp before dark, where you will be welcomed with mint tea and snacks.
You will spend the night in a traditional Berber tent, equipped with comfortable mattresses, blankets, and pillows. You will have a delicious dinner and a campfire, where you can listen to some Berber music and stories, or simply gaze at the stars and the moon.

3rd Day: Merzouga Dunes – Rissani – Ouarzazate – Marrakech

You will wake up early in the morning to witness the sunrise over the desert, a sight that you will never forget. You will then have breakfast and pack your belongings, and ride your camel back to Merzouga, where you will meet your driver and guide.
You will then drive to Rissani, the birthplace of the Alaouite dynasty, the current royal family of Morocco. You will visit the local market, where you can see and buy various products, such as spices, fruits, vegetables, handicrafts, and even animals. You will also visit the Moulay Ali Cherif mausoleum, a sacred place for the Moroccan people.
You will continue your drive to Ouarzazate, where you will have lunch and visit the Taourirt Kasbah, another impressive and historical fortification. You will also have the option to visit the Atlas Studios, the largest and most famous film studio in Africa, where many movies and shows have been filmed, such as Lawrence of Arabia, The Jewel of the Nile, and The Gladiator.
You will then drive back to Marrakech, crossing the High Atlas Mountains again, and arriving at your hotel or riad around 7 pm. This will be the end of your 3 days from Marrakech desert tour, and we hope you had a wonderful time with us.

What is Included in the 3 Days from Marrakech Desert Tour

  • Transportation in a modern and air-conditioned 4×4 vehicle or minibus
  • English-speaking driver and guide
  • Fuel and tolls
  • 1-night accommodation in a hotel in the Dades Valley with dinner and breakfast
  • 1-night accommodation in a desert camp in Merzouga with dinner and breakfast
  • Camel trekking in the Erg Chebbi dunes
  • Sandboarding (optional)
  • Bottled water during the tour

What is Not Included in the 3 Days from Marrakech Desert Tour

  • Lunches and drinks
  • Entrance fees to monuments and attractions
  • Tips and personal expenses
How to Book the 3 Days from Marrakech Desert Tour

If you are interested in booking the 3 days from Marrakech desert tour, please contact us by email, phone, or WhatsApp. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have and confirm your reservation. We accept various payment methods, such as cash, credit card, PayPal, or bank transfer. We also offer discounts for groups and children.
Don’t miss this opportunity to discover the beauty and diversity of Morocco in just 3 days. Book your 3 days from Marrakech desert tour now and get ready for an amazing adventure.