Multi-day trip

From Marrakech 3-Days Desert Trip to Merzouga Dunes

Activity provider: Desert Family Tour
Multi-day trip

From Marrakech 3-Days Desert Trip to Merzouga Dunes

Activity provider: Desert Family Tour

From US$ 127.29 per person

Set off on a 3-day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga. Discover the real Moroccan Sahara Desert in all its sand dunes, oases, Kasbahs, and rocky landscapes. Spend one night in a hotel and one in a camp under the stars.

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Duration 3 days
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Live tour guide
English, French
Pickup included
Pickup from your accommodation in Marrakesh or the closest accessible location.
Small group available


  • Drive across the curvy High Atlas Mountains and Tizi n'Tichka
  • Visit the UNESCO-preserved village of Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou
  • Explore the sights of Dades Valley and Todra Gorge, and have some free time to walk along the Todra River
  • Enjoy a camel ride in Erg Chebbi with stunning views
  • Sleep under the stars at a Sahara desert camp in Erg Chebbi
Full description

Discover Morrocco's desert on a 3-day trip from Marrakech. See the historic Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, go on a camel trek through the dunes, and see the sunrise from the desert.

Day 1: Marrakech - Tizi n'Tichka - Ait Ben haddou - Ouarzazate - Rose Valley - Tinghir Your 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga dunes begins early in the morning with a pickup from your Marrakech hotel or the nearest meeting point. Drive east past quaint villages to reach the High Atlas Mountains.

As you drive through the mountains, occasionally stop for scenic photos, stretch your legs, and have a quick cup of coffee. After driving through the famous Tizi Ntichka pass, stop at the Berber fortified village, Ait Benhaddou Kasbah.

See the filming locations of the Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, and the Kingdom of Heaven as you spend about 2.5 hours exploring this famous UNESCO sight with a local guide (guide fees not included).

Enjoy a delicious lunch before continuing to Tinghir, driving past Ouarzazate, Skoura Oasis, Klaa Mgouna, and Dades. Reach your hotel late in the afternoon. Relax with dinner in Tinghir before retiring for the night. Day 2: Tenghir - Todra Gorges - Tinjdad - Erfoud - Merzouga Dunes After breakfast, depart for the Erg Chebbi Sahara Desert in Merzouga. Pass through the many Berber villages scattered along the way, including Todra Gorges, Tenghir, Tinjdad, Jorf, and Erfoud.

After relaxing in Merzouga, pack a small overnight bag to take on your camel trek across the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Arrive at a traditional Berber camp, leave the camels and walk to the highest dunes to watch the sunset.

Spend the night in Berber nomad tents under the stars, listening to drum music in the middle of the Sahara.  Day 3: Camel trek - Sunrise -Tinghir - Rose Valley - Atlas Mountains - Marrakech Get up bright and early to see the stunning sunrise over the desert. Enjoy breakfast before hopping back on your camel. Once your reach Merzouga, begin your drive back to Marrakech.

Around midday, stop in Kalaat M'Gouna (Rose Valley) for lunch and a well-earned rest. Continue to Marrakesh via Ouarzazate and reach your hotel in the evening.

  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle (minibus with 16, or 8 seats)
  • English-speaking driver-guide
  • 1-night at a hotel with dinner and breakfast
  • 1-night in the desert with dinner and breakfast
  • Camel trek
  • Free time to explore sites
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Entrance fees (if applicable)
  • Guide at Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah (€2)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • This is a shared tour with maximum 17 participants
  • On the final day from merzouga desert to Marrakech is approximately 10 hours
  • The standard desert camp is outsid the dunes
  • The luxury desert camp is located in the middle of the desert
  •  The drive on day 3 from Erg Chebbi to Marrakech is quite long please be prepared
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 121 reviews

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Because of the cheap price, we didn’t expect much! But what we got, was out of our imagination. Our tour guide Omar was super friendly and all the other guides as well! We saw a lot of Marokko and had many beautiful sceneries. The hotels were pretty good as well and we have been surprised, that we had an own room for ourselves. We can definitely recommend the tour!

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March 24, 2023

The company was good at communicating the pick up. Houcine (driver) was very hospitable and had a lot of interesting facts about the Sahara. The drive was safe and on time with each itinerary. He gave us many stops for breaks as well as photo opportunities. Be prepared for the long ride back to Marrakech!

March 24, 2023

Mohammed was a great driver and guide! He explained the most characteristic places during the tour and was always very friendly. The whole experience was worth it, however the tent where we stayed overnight was really cold and had no heating, so this aspect can be improved as we went in January and the temperature was below 0 so could not sleep very well. Other than that it's great value for money and an amazing experience!

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March 24, 2023

Product ID: 296860