3 days from Marrakech to Merzouga desert
Your 3 days Marrakech to Merzouga desert will take you further to visit the famous Kasbah of Ait ben Haddou, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986 and has been the setting for a number of films. Thereafter, our Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour continues through the palm grove of Skoura, Rose valley, noted for its yearly rose festival and cosmetic items, the verdant Dades valley, and interesting Todra Gorge, a popular rock climbing destination. Finally, we’ll arrive in Merzouga – Erg Chebbi desert, where we’ll have a Camel ride to watch the sunset and spend a lovely night at a Berber tent. We’ll go back to Marrakech the next day, stopping along the way to admire the panoramic vistas and take photos… Returning to Marrakech via the Draa Valley, the Anti Atlas Mountains, and the Atlas Mountains. 3-day package trip from Marrakech to Gorges and Desert.
Marrakech to Merzouga desert tours / Desert trips from Marrakech / Travel from Marrakech to Ouarzazate and Merzouga desert.
Day 1: Marrakech to Dades gorges
After breakfast, your driver from MOROCCO TOUR OPERATOR will pick you up from your hotel/riad at 8:30 a.m. Then, begin our 3 days Marrakech to Merzouga desert, passing through Tizi n’Tichka pass (2260 m). Thereafter, passing through authentic small Berber villages along the way with photo stops, then continue to the Kasbah. Also, many films have been made in Ait Ben Haddou (walled village), the famous Kasbah proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986, including Gladiator, Obelix, The Mummy, The Jewel of the Nile, and Sahara with Penélope Cruz…
Our 3 days Marrakech to Merzouga desert tours continue to Ouarzazate where we will see Oscar Atlas film studio. Thereafter, Morocco’s largest film studio, and Taourirt kasbah, another heritage site, we will then pass through the magnificent palm grove of Skoura, Rose valley, known for its yearly rose festival and cosmetic products in the month of May. Then, the Valley of Thousand Kasbahs, where we will see so many old centuries adobe structures.
Day 2: Dades gorges to Merzouga desert
After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll depart for Todra Gorge, passing through Tinghir and stopping to admire the beautiful Todra valley full of palm trees before arriving at Todra Gorges, which are currently one of Morocco’s most popular rock climbing destinations. Then, we’ll take a short walk through its grey and pink high canyons that can reach 300 meters. After which we’ll head to Tinjdad and Touroug. After that, we’ll head to Merzouga and the majestic Erg Chebbi dunes, where you’ll take a one-and-a-half-hour camel ride to your Nomadic Berber tents. During the trek, we’ll stop in the middle of the dunes to watch the sunset, try sandboarding if that’s something you’re interested in, take photos, and take in the scenery… After the sun sets, you will be welcomed to the camp with a glass of mint tea, dinner, a campfire, a music party. Overnight stay at Berber camp Merzouga.
Day 3: Merzouga desert to Marrakech
The next day, after watching the sunrise, you’ll have breakfast and shower at the camp before riding camels or taking a 4WD back to the starting point, where you’ll meet your driver. After that, we’ll drive back to Marrakech through the arid pre-desertic area. Then, passing by acacia trees that are typical of this region. We’ll stop along the trip to the Draa valley to take in the stunning views of the river that gives the valley its name. It is Morocco’s longest river. Thereafter, our 3-day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga continues via the Anti Atlas Mountains to Ouarzazate. We’ll have some free time in the city for lunch before continuing our journey to Marrakech, where we’ll arrive late afternoon/evening. Transfer to your accommodation and begin your 3-day Sahara desert trip in Morocco.
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off in Marrakesh
- Tour in air-conditioned vehicle A/C
- Experienced English driver / Guide
- 1-night stay in a private room at a hotel/riad (dinner & breakfast included)
- 1-night stay in a private tent at a desert camp ( Dinner & breakfast included )
- Moroccan mint tea at the camp
- Visit all fascinating spots along the road
- Stops for panoramic views, photo opportunities, and lunchtime
What’s not included?
- Entrances to monuments ( optional)
* Vegetarian choices are available upon request; please let us know.