Marrakech To Merzouga 3-Day Tour



3 Days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert

Don’t miss one of the most popular routes in Morocco for travelers wishing to travel to the Moroccan Sahara Desert. This 3-day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert offers a comprehensive insight into the life of nomads and Berbers.

You can enjoy breathtaking scenery through the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. You can stop to take photos while you work to fill your vacation album with all of your travel experiences. What could be more breathtaking than memories of your group with Berber villages perched on the mountains in the background? You will also visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou and Kasbah Telouet.

There is a very different and smaller Kasbah in the oasis of Skoura, Kasbah Amredhil, to discover. These kasbahs are some of the main features of a desert trip from Marrakech, like nowhere else in the country. At Kela’a Mgouna in the Rose Valley, you can stop to shop for deliciously scented organic cosmetics made from locally grown Damascus roses. In the Dades Valley, you will spend a night in a traditional guest house in the middle of Berber villages. And in the narrow and high gorges of Toudgha, you can stretch your legs or go on a hike with a local guide.

After a welcome glass of mint tea at the luxury desert camp, you will leave for that sunset camel ride. So you can add photos of your group wearing blue turbans with the sunset in the background. After dinner, you will Have Berber music in the evening with the nomads around a campfire. Try your hand at the beat of the drum before falling asleep in a comfortable luxury tent near the dunes. The next morning, after such a quiet and silent night, it is worth getting up early to watch the sunrise as the last day of your Marrakech desert tour begins.

You return to Marrakech by a partly different route via the Draa valley. Here you pass through the palm groves and countless fortified Kasbahs, typical of this longest valley in all of Morocco. Taste the majesty and wonder of our complete and unique range of Marrakech desert tours. Discover the tour itinerary below. The 3-day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga starts here!

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This is the Itinerary of the Popular 3 Days Tour From Marrakech to Merzouga Desert

Your 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert will start around 7:30 am from your riad or hotel. We will start our 3-day tour in the desert of Morocco with a drive to Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou. First, we will have to cross the Tizi Ntichka pass and the High Atlas Mountains. Many stops will be made along the way. Visit Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This amazing village has also served as the backdrop for various Hollywood blockbusters. We continue to Ouarzazate for lunch (Free time). In the afternoon, we head to the oasis of Skoura, known for its Kasbah of Amridil, which is worth the detour. From there, we continue our journey via the Valley of Roses and the village of Kalaa Mgouna. This region of Morocco is famous for its Damascus rose distillation plants. Behind the window of your car, you will see amazing Berber settlements fortified in adobe called Ksours. At the end of the day, we reached our hotel located in the Dades Valley. Dinner and overnight
After breakfast, cross the road of 1001 Kasbahs to Tinghir. Upon arrival in this wonderful oasis, you can take a walk along the banks of the Todgha River. Visit Berber villages and ksours. Only when you reach the incredible towering cliffs of the Todgha Canyons, will you realize that your morning adventure was truly worth it! Treat yourself to a delicious Berber lunch at leisure in the Gorges before continuing to Merzouga. Upon arrival at Erg Chebbi, meet up with your camel caravan where the road ends. Ride a camel and traverse the changing-color dunes to admire one of the most spectacular sunsets ever. Arrive at your campsite in the Sahara Desert just before dark. After settling into your tent, enjoy climbing one of the nearby dunes to marvel at the tranquility of the desert. A well-deserved Moroccan dinner will be served to you under the stars. You will now prepare to test your drumming skills with the nomads. Around the campfire, your hosts will entertain you with their Tamtam drums. Enjoy the nearby dunes, which display a large screen of shooting stars and crystalline constellations. Overnight in your Sahara Desert camp.
Today, prepare for a sunrise camel ride on Erg Chebbi before meeting your guide. Return to Marrakech through the volcanic landscapes of the Anti-Atlas Mountains to the village of Nkob. Once in Ouarzazate, do not hesitate to ask your driver to stop at the Cinema Studios if you wish. You can have lunch at your leisure in the city center. In the early afternoon, continue your journey crossing the High Atlas mountains and the Tizi Ntichka pass. Your private 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga will end at your hotel or riad by mid-afternoon.

3 days Marrakech to Merzouga Desert Tour   

  1. How long does the trip from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert usually take?

    Typically, the journey by road takes about 8 to 10 hours, depending on the route and any stops we might make along the way..

  2. What kind of things are included in the tour package?

    we’ve got quite a bit packed in! You’ll experience camel rides through the dunes, spend nights at these cool traditional Berber camps, get a taste of local village life, savor delicious Moroccan food, and take in those stunning desert sunsets and sunrises.

  3. Anything specific I should pack for the trip?

    You’ll want comfy clothes for both warm days and cool nights, sunscreen, a hat, good shoes for walking, and a small backpack for your essentials during camel rides or walks in the desert

  4. Can you accommodate dietary needs or preferences?

    Absolutely! Just give us a heads-up about any dietary preferences or requirements you have, whether it’s vegetarian, vegan, or any allergies. We’ll make sure to arrange meals that suit your needs.

  5. What’s the accommodation like during the tour?

    You’ll be staying in these cozy traditional Berber camps. They’ve got comfy bedding and all the basic facilities you’ll need for a comfortable stay in the desert

  6. Is there anything to keep in mind regarding age or physical requirements for the tour?
    The tour involves camel rides and walking on sand dunes, so it’s good to be reasonably fit for these activities. There’s no strict age limit, but a decent level of physical ability is recommended.
  7. How do you ensure safety during the tour? 

    Safety’s a priority for us. Our guides are experienced and trained in desert travel and first aid. We give safety briefings and take all necessary measures to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey.

  8. Are meals included in the tour package?

    Yes, our tour package includes meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the desert excursion. We provide authentic and delicious Moroccan cuisine, catering to dietary preferences whenever possible.

 Marrakech To Merzouga Desert Tour 3 Days


  • A/C modern 4×4 with experienced English or French-speaking driver-guide
  • Pickup from your Marrakech hotel / Riad
  • First night at Auberge Panorama or Hotel Babylon (private A/C ensuite room) with dinner & breakfast
  • Sunset camel rides in Erg Chebbi
  • Overnight at a Sahara desert camp located at the edge of Erg Chebbi (private tent) with shared bathrooms. Showers are available in the morning at the camp operator’s lodge. Dinner and breakfast are included
  • Upgrade to a deluxe camp with an ensuite tent available upon booking your desert tour ( €70 per person )
  • Drop off at your Marrakech hotel or the closest accessible location to your riad, if not car-accessible.


Not Included

  • Drinks
  • Extra
  • Tips


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