Marrakech Merzouga Desert Tour

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Marrakech Merzouga Desert Tour

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Tour Overview

The best-selling, 3-day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga will allow to you see Morocco’s amazing Sahara desert up close. Not only will you be treated to famous Berber sites and enjoy majestic scenery along the way, but you will also get to see one of Morocco’s most famous sites – the dunes of Erg Chebbi and spend the night at a Sahara desert camp that is far from everywhere, and allows you to truly escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Tour Highlights

  • Get a chance to enjoy a drive across Tizi Ntichka and High Atlas Mountains.
  • You will also visit the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou’s village which is UNESCO preserved.
  • To explore the majestic gorges, you can enjoy a walk in Todgha oasis along the stream.
  • In Erg Chebbi, we will enjoy an amazing camel ride along with the stunning views of sunrise and sunset.
  • Sleep under a starry sky in Erg Chebbi at your Sahara Desert camp.
  • Enjoy a journey back to your place while ending this amazing Marrakech Sahara tour.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 : Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Dades Valley (6 H Drive)

Your 3 days  Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour will start with pick up from your hotel or riad at around 7.30 in the morning. You will then be driven across the High Atlas Mountains on the Tizi Ntichka Pass, making stops along the way to enjoy the views, stretch your legs, or enjoy a complimentary beverage. As on the two-day tour to Zagora, you will be taken to the well-preserved world heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou kasbah.  After exploring the kasbah, we will continue a little further on to Ouarzazate. We can take our time to savor a lunch break, then move on to the mesmerizing Amridil Kasbah at the Skoura Oasis. From here we will continue our journey via the Valley of the Roses and the village of Kalaa Mgouna, which is famous for its Damascus rose cultivation and fortified adobe Berber settlements called ‘’Ksours’’. You will then end the first day of your adventure in our boutique guesthouse in the Dades Valley. You will enjoy a delicious `Moroccan dinner before retiring for the evening.

Day 2: Dades – Todra Gorges – Merzouga (4 H Drive)

On day two, after breakfast, you will be taken for a drive along the 1001 Kasbahs road to Tinghir. There, you can enjoy a walk along Todra River, visit villages and Ksours and end up below the huge cliffs of impressive Todra Gorge. You can enjoy a lunch at leisure in the Gorge before we continue on to Merzouga. Arriving at Erg Chebbi, you will meet your camel caravan and take a ride to enjoy the sun setting over the dramatic dunes before returning to camp for a Moroccan meal and entertainment next to the campfire under the stars. You will spend a delightful night under the stars, close to the dunes in a tranquil and clear-skied location.

Day 3: Merzouga – Ouarzazate – Marrakech (9 H Drive)

On the final day of your adventure, you will enjoy an early morning camel ride before you meet your guide. Finally, you will make your way back to Marrakech via the village of Nkob, Ouarzazate (where you will enjoy your lunch), and the Tizi Ntichka Pass, and be dropped off back at your hotel or riad.


  • Hotel or riad pick up and drop off (or to the closest available point if the place is not car accessible).
  • Travel in an air-conditioned modern 4x4 or van, with English speaking driver/ guide.
  • The first night's accommodation (Private A/C ensuite room) with dinner & breakfast.
  • Sunset camel rides in Erg Chebbi.
  • Beverages and lunches en route.
  • Enjoy second night's accommodation in a private tent with shared bathrooms. Start your day off fresh with a hot shower at the camp operator's lodge, while dinner and breakfast are included.
  • (Option to upgrade to deluxe camp with an ensuite tent)


  • Beverages and lunches
  • Entrance fees (if applicable)
  • Local guides (if applicable)

Things To Remember

  • The price per person for this tour will depend on how many people there are at your party.
  • The pickup time for your tour can be flexible, however, the distances to be covered are rather long, so between 7.30 and 8 am is highly recommended.
  • A 4x4 can be used for 4 adult passengers comfortably. If you have five or more people at your party, a van will be used for your tour.
  • Driving times can be extensive. Day three, driving back from Merzouga, is particularly long. Please make sure you understand and are prepared for it.
  • Local guides and entrance fees (if applicable) are NOT included. You pay for these directly to the suppliers.
  • If you wish to sandboard in the dunes of Erg Chebbi, there are a few sand boards that you can take with you to the camp. Just ask and, if available, you will be given one.

prices for private tours

Private tours are organized in luxury vehicles with your own private driver
NUMBER OF PEOPLE 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax 6 Pax
PRICE PER PERSON 290 € 220 € 180 € 160 € 150 €
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