3 DAYS TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO MERZOUGA DESERT
book your affordable 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert to live an authentic Sahara desert experience
This 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert is a popular option for travelers who want to explore the Moroccan desert and have a more immersive experience. The tour typically includes a visit to Ait Benhaddou, a camel ride in the Erg Chebbi dunes, and an overnight stay in a luxury camp.
This 3 days desert trip from marrakech offers a more immersive experience of the Moroccan desert and includes some of the highlights of the region, such as Ait Benhaddou, the Draa Valley, and the Erg Chebbi dunes. Travelers have more time to explore the desert and spend a night in a traditional nomad tent, which is a unique and unforgettable experience.
Note: this is our private Marrakech desert tour 3 days itinerary, if it does not fit your needs, it is possible to modify it.
THE HIGHLIGHTS OF 3 DAYS TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO MERZOUGA DESERT
The 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert offers a unique and immersive experience of the Moroccan desert. Some of the highlights of the tour include:
- Enjoying the beautiful landscapes of the Berber villages in the mountians.
- Stop at the enchanting panoramic view in Tizi N’tichka.
- Ait Benhaddou: This UNESCO World Heritage site is an ancient kasbah that has been featured in many films and TV shows.
- Draa Valley: This scenic valley is home to many Berber villages and palm groves.
- Camel ride: Riding a camel in the Erg Chebbi dunes is one of the most iconic experiences of the tour.
- Berber camp: Spending a night in a traditional nomad tent is a unique and unforgettable experience.
- Sunrise and sunset: Watching the sunrise and sunset over the desert is a magical experience.
- Todgha Gorge and Dades Valley: These two sites are natural wonders that offer stunning scenery.
Overall, the 3-day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert is a great opportunity to explore the culture, history, and natural beauty of Morocco. It’s a unique and unforgettable experience that travelers will cherish for years to come.
ITINERARY OF 3 DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM MARRAKECH
MARRAKECH - ATLAS MOUNTAINS - KASBAH AIT BEN HADOU - DADES VALLEY
On the first day of the Marrakech desert tour 3 days, we will depart early in the morning from Marrakech and drive across the High Atlas Mountains where we will do over stops to enjoy the stunning views, passing through the Tizi n’Tichka pass. We will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou, an ancient kasbah that has been featured in many films and TV shows.
After exploring the kasbah, we will drive through Ouarzazate, known as the “Hollywood of
Africa” (optional to visit the Atlas Studio). we will continue along the scenic Road of 1000 Kasbahs, and ending our day in a beautiful hotel in Dades valley.
- The driving distance from Marrakech to Dades Valley is approximately 325 km and the driving time is around 6-7 hours, depending on traffic and road conditions
DADES VALLEY - TODGHA GORGE - MERZOUGA DESERT
On the second day after a breakfast, we will continue driving to a rock formations called “monkey’s fingures” where we can take a break and pics. Later on, we visit the Todgha Gorges and take a walk through the stunning canyon, rises around 300m altitude. Then we will drive through the Draa Valley and arrive in the town of Erfoud, known for its fossils and date palm trees.
Reaching to Sahara desert, the most highlight of the trip, we will find our camels waiting for you to go in a unique experience over the big sand dunes, you have a free time to sit and enjoy a magical sunset on the biggest dune.
Later on, you will be welcomed in the camp with Moroccan green tea, and be ready for a small Berber party after the dinner, play the drums, sitting around the bonfire, enjoy watching milky way..
- The driving distance from Dades Valley to Merzouga is approximately 255 km and the driving time is around 5-6 hours, depending on traffic and road conditions
MERZOUGA DESERT - BACK TO MARRAKECH
On the last day we will Wake up early to watch the sunrise over the dunes, and after a breakfast in the open air will take a camel ride back to Merzouga or by 4×4 car. Stop for lunch in the town of Ouarzazate. Continue the drive back to Marrakech, crossing the High Atlas Mountains once again, and arrive in Marrakech in the evening. At this moment our 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert is over. Thank you!!
- The driving distance from Merzouga to Marrakech is approximately 565 km and the driving time is around 8-9 hours, depending on traffic and road conditions
INCLUDED AND EXCLUDED IN MARRAKECH DESERT TOUR 3-DAY
- Pick up & drop off from airport and hotel.
- Transportation in a comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle
- Experienced driver/guide
- Visit the Kasbah Ait Benhaddou
- 1 Night at hotel with private room and toilet.
- 1 Night at the camp with private tent and toilet.
- Camel ride in the desert to watch the sunset/sunrise
- Daily Breakfast & Dinner (vegetarian and vegan options available)
- Bottled water in the vehicle
- Lunch meals
- Tips for the driver/guide and camp staff (optional but appreciated)
- Entrance fees to monuments or attractions
- Personal expenses, such as souvenirs or snacks
GET TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS 3 DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM MARRAKECH
- It is possible to add an extra full day in the desert or to end this in the following manner: 3-day tour from Marrakech to Fes
- You can make your best 3 days tour From Marrakech to Merzouga private tour or shared tour.
- This 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert can be tailored to be more personalized and unique.
- Quad bike & Buggies in the dunes can be excluded as an extra.
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
- You can always consult your driver about skipping some stops to spend more time elsewhere.
- These prices are subject to change based on the current exchange rate.
- Possible to share the tour with others.
- To reserve the car, we require a 15% deposit of the total price.
- We accept PayPal, bank transfers in Europe, credit cards, and cash (USD, Euro, GBP, or MAD)
- Children under the age of 12 receive a 25% discount, while children under the age of 5 are not charged.
MARRAKECH DESERT TOUR 3 DAYS PRICE
Our 3 days desert tour from Marrakech price is reasonably priced and affordable for anyone who wants to live an unforgettable desert experience. The price starts from 190 euro per person, depends on the number of participants and preferred category of the accommodations.
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These are some hotels where you will stay during your 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert, we highly recommended them based on their high-quality services, if you have already an idea about some other accommodations, it is possible to change these below, and send us your idea or any inquiry via the contact form below.
- Basic Lodge: 1st Night at Hotel Babylon Dades or Similar – 2nd Night at Akabar Camp or similar.
- Medium Lodge: 1st Night at Hotel Kasr Sultan or Similar – 2nd Night at Ideal Desert Camp or similar.
- Luxury Lodge: 1st Night at Hotel Xaluca Dades or Similar – 2nd Night at Luxury Oasis Camp or similar.
Note: you can mix between the accommodations; for example choosing the premium accommodation on the first night and basic accommodation on the second night and vice versa.
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PRIVATE 3 DAYS DESERT TRIP FROM MARRAKECH REVIEWS
Here are some reviews of our customers based on their experience with us. Click on the link below to see all what people said about our Marrakech 3 days desert tour .
I had one of the most memorable trips thanks to To Morocco Travel agency and our amazing tour guide Hassan aka Mr It depends. He served as our tour guide, bodyguard, and porter for our group of nine ladies! Thank you for accommodating our endless requests and for welcoming us into your home…
I would say that it is an unforgettable experience in my life. You will immerse yourself in the culture of Morocco and be embraced by the warmth of the hospitable people of Morocco. I would definitely give our trustworthy driver Hammi and our caring tour guide Hassan 5 stars…
Wonderful trip with our tour guide Hassan and a group of lovely ladies, laughter everywhere, along with the beauty of Morocco, the country I dreamed of being for years. Thanks for the ride and the arrangement. If you are traveling in the warmer season, you may have the chance to explore the galaxies more in the desert…
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long is the tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert?
The tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert typically takes 3 days.
What is the distance between Marrakech and Merzouga desert?
The distance between Marrakech and Merzouga desert is approximately 560 kilometers (350 miles).
What is the best time to take the tour?
The best time to take the tour is during the spring (March to May) or autumn (September to November) when the weather is pleasant. Summers can be extremely hot, and winters can be chilly in the desert.
What type of transportation is used for the tour?
Typically, transportation for the tour is provided by a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle or a 4×4 vehicle, depending on the number of travelers.
What should I pack for the tour?
It is recommended to pack comfortable clothing, including lightweight and breathable clothes for the daytime and warm layers for the cooler evenings in the desert. Sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, comfortable shoes, and a refillable water bottle are also essential. Don’t forget your camera to capture the beautiful landscapes.
Can I ride a camel in the desert?
Yes, camel rides are a popular activity during the tour. You will have the opportunity to ride a camel and experience the traditional mode of transportation in the desert.
Is it safe to travel to the Merzouga desert?
Yes, traveling to the Merzouga desert is generally considered safe for tourists. However, it’s always advisable to travel with a reputable tour operator and follow their instructions for a safe and enjoyable experience.
Can I see the stars in the desert at night?
Yes, the desert is known for its clear skies and lack of light pollution, making it an excellent place for stargazing. On a clear night, you can witness a stunning display of stars in the desert sky.
Is it possible to extend the tour or customize the itinerary?
Yes, we offer the option to extend the tour or customize the itinerary according to your preferences. You can discuss your requirements with us to make suitable arrangements.
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- Book this trip 2 Days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert if you are on a tight schedule.
- In case you will land in Fes, meanwhile you are looking for a similar 3 days tour, we recommend you to take this amazing 3 days tour from Fes to Marrakech.
- As long as you like to go on a 3 days tour to Sahara desert, we suggest you take 4 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga and spend two days in the desert to have a full day for sightseeing around Merzouga desert.
- Sometimes travelers like to end the trip in Fes while they want to spend two nights in the Sahara desert and this is the recommended 4 Day tour from Marrakech to Fes.
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