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Merzouga Desert: 3-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech

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Activity provider: Click Excursions

Merzouga Desert: 3-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech

Activity provider: Click Excursions
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From US$ 128.94 US$ 109.59 per person

Discover the beauty of the Sahara Desert on a 3-day package tour from Marrakech. Go to the magical dunes of Merzouga, and explore the Dadès and Draa Valley. Spend the night in a desert camp, ride across the desert on camel back, and more.

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Duration 3 days
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Live tour guide
English, French, Arabic, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup from your accommodation in Marrakech or Riad. If your accommdation is not accessible by car, provide the local operator with a meeting point near your accommodation.
Private group available

Experience

Itinerary
72 hours
  • Marrakech

  • Tizi n'Tichka

  • Ait Benhaddou (lunch)

    • Optional
  • Ouarzazate (lunch)

    • Optional
  • Dadès Gorges

  • Tinghir

  • Todra River

  • Erg Chebbi, Morocco

  • Merzouga (camel ride, camp activities)

  • Merzouga (dinner)

  • Atlas Mountains

  • Marrakech

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Spend the night in a Berber tent in the Sahara Desert
  • Cross the High Atlas Mountains via the switchback Tizi-n-Tichka pass
  • Experience the dunes of Merzouga from the back of a camel
  • Marvel at the Berber villages on the mountain sides
  • Go to the fortified village of Ait Benhaddou
  • Cross the Draa and Dades Valleys
  • See the dramatic canyon of the Dades Gorge
  • Explore the Kasbah at Ait Benhaddou
Full description
Discover the authentic Morocco and contemplate the infinite spaces of the Sahara Desert on a 3-day desert safari from Marrakech. Sleep under the stars at a desert camp, and spend a night in a traditional riad. Travel across the Dadès and Draa Valleys, see the fortified village of Ait Benhaddou, and much more. Day 1: Marrakech - Tizi - N - Tichka - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Dades Gorges Following a pick-up from your hotel or riad in Marrakech, drive to the Dades Gorges via the dramatic twists and turns of the Tizi-n-Tichka pass in the Atlas Mountains. Enjoy far-reaching views to the traditional High Atlas Berber village of Telouet. Continue to Ait Benhaddou to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the fortified village (Ksour). After lunch in Ait Benhaddou or Ouarzazate, continue to the Dades Valley for an overnight stay in a riad or hotel in the Dades Gorge. Marvel at the geological formations of the scenic area, characterized by a deep and dramatic canyon. Day 2: Dades Gorges - Tenghir - Todra Gorges - Tinjdad - Erfoud - Merzouga Following breakfast at your hotel, leave the Dades Gorge for Erg Chebbi at the gateway to the Sahara Desert. See Berber villages scattered along the way, and pass through Tinjdad, Jorf, and Erfoud to get a feel for the Saharan landscape. See the oasis of Tafilalet before your arrival at Merzouga. Pause to relax at Merzouga for a few moments before you climb on to the back of a camel and cross the sand dunes en route to a nomadic Berber camp. See the sand dunes and desert landscape from a timeless perspective as you listen to the drums of the desert camp in the middle of the Sahara. Take photos of the dramatic sunset from the top of a high dune. Then, go to the camp to spend the night in a nomad tent. Day 3: Camel Trek Back to Merzouga - Atlas Mountains - Return to Marrakech Wake early to see the beautiful desert sunrise. Then, return to Merzouga by camel. Upon arrival you will be served breakfast and given time to shower at the hotel before the return transfer to Marrakech. Pass the authentic Berber villages of the Atlas Mountains, such as Tinjdad, Tenghir, and Boumalene-du-Dades. Arrive in Marrakech in the evening for the end of the tour services.
Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Driver
  • Fuel
  • 1 night's accommodation in a riad (breakfast and dinner included)
  • 1 night's accommodation in a desert camp (breakfast and dinner included)
  • Camel ride
  • Other food and drink not mentioned in "what's included"

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Sun hat

Know before you go

  • Please prepare for this advanture in the desert, bring sun lotion, sun glasses and sun hat especially in summer time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 82 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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Well worth the money, the places at first were alright, mostly touristic spots which we preferred rather not, but when we arrived in Sahara it was perfect. The driver/guide Khaled was very informative, drives very safely in the long twisted mountain road, was very nice guy. Would recommend to anyone who would want to visit the sahara and have only a few days.

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January 9, 2023

Harit, the driver who touched us, is a very polite, friendly and kind person. He understands almost all languages, it has been a spectacular and fun excursion, we have laughed a lot and visited a lot. The hours of car are worth it with harit! We would repeat without a doubt !!!

December 16, 2022

A brilliant tour. I’m only in Morocco for 8 days so I worried that the tour might be too long but it was 100% worth it. On the way to the desert you stop at beautiful sights and then stay in a hotel where you learn about the Berber culture. The stay in the desert and camel ride were obviously amazing (although the camels can be uncomfortable) Would recommend this tour to everyone.

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November 12, 2022

Product ID: 47923