3 Day Private Desert Tour from Marrakech

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3 days 2 nights

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Daily Tour

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3 Day Private Desert Tour from Marrakech

Embark on an unforgettable 3-day trip from Marrakech to the enchanting desert of Merzouga, immersing yourself in the fascinating wonders of Morocco. Admire majestic landscapes, from the majestic snow-capped Atlas Mountains to the fascinating quicksands of Erg Chebbi. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a stunning mud-brick fortress. Drive through the verdant oasis of Tinghir and explore the adjacent limestone canyons of Todgha.

Our 3-day Marrakech desert tour promises an exhilarating experience. Enjoy a one-hour camel ride as the sun paints the desert sky with vibrant hues during sunset. Then, savor a restful night under the twinkling stars at your comfortable camp in Morocco’s Sahara Desert, nestled among the tranquil dunes of Erg Chebbi.


  • Travel through the High Atlas Mountains and cross the Tizi N'tichka pass.
  • Stroll through the historic Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou and discover the Berber village.
  • Take a pleasant walk along the stream in the Todra oasis, surrounded by beautiful gorges.
  • Ride a camel and immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery of the Erg Chebbi dunes, especially during the enchanting sunset.
  • Savor a delicious Berber dinner under the starry sky and spend the night at your Merzouga desert camp.


  • Travel in a comfortable, air-conditioned 4x4 or van with an English-speaking guide.
  • We will pick you up at your hotel or Riad in Marrakech.
  • Spend your first night at Auberge Panorama or Hotel Babylon with dinner and breakfast included.
  • Enjoy camel rides at Erg Chebbi at both sunset and sunrise.
  • We will drop you off at your Marrakech hotel or the closest accessible location to your Riad for your convenience.
  • Drinks: You may need to cover the cost of drinks during your trip.
  • Entrance fees: If there are entrance fees for attractions or sites, these will constitute an additional expense.
  • Local guides: If you choose to hire local guides in specific locations, this will also incur additional costs.
  • Lunches: Meals during the trip, especially lunches en route, are not included and must be budgeted for separately.


Your 3-day excursion from Marrakech to the mesmerizing desert of Merzouga will begin around 07:30 in the morning, departing from your riad or hotel. Our adventure begins with a scenic drive to the famous Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou, taking us through the mesmerizing Tizi Ntichka pass and the majestic High Atlas Mountains. Along the way we will make several stops to savor the breathtaking landscapes. Our first major destination is the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a stunning village that has also served as the backdrop for numerous Hollywood blockbusters. Next, we'll head to Ouarzazate for a leisurely lunch at your own pace. In the afternoon, our journey continues to the oasis of Skoura, celebrated for its impressive Amridil Kasbah, which is a must-see attraction. As we continue, we will pass through the picturesque Rose Valley and the charming village of Kalaa Mgouna. This region of Morocco is renowned for its Damascus rose distilleries and, through your car window, you will be able to glimpse the charming brick-fortified Berber settlements known as Ksours. Our day ends when we reach our hotel located in the picturesque Dades Valley. Relax and treat yourself to a delicious dinner before settling in for a peaceful overnight stay.

After a hearty breakfast, our journey continues as we cross the famous road of 1001 Kasbahs, heading towards picturesque Tinghir. When we arrive at this enchanting oasis, you will have the opportunity to take a pleasant walk along the picturesque banks of the Todgha River. Explore the charming Berber and Ksour villages, immersing yourself in their unique culture. Once you set your sights on the towering cliffs of the Todgha Canyons, you'll realize that your morning adventure was well worth it. Indulge in a delicious Berber lunch at your own pace among the fascinating gorges before resuming our expedition to Merzouga. Once you reach Erg Chebbi, the road ends and it's time to meet your camel caravan. Embark on a camel ride through the changing hues of the dunes, witnessing one of the most spectacular sunsets nature has to offer. Arriving at your Sahara desert camp just before sunset, you will settle into your comfortable tent. As night falls, you will have the opportunity to climb one of the nearby dunes and admire the serene beauty of the desert. A sumptuous Moroccan dinner will be served under the dazzling canopy of stars. Get ready to unleash your inner drummer as you join the nomads around the fire for a rhythm session with their Tamtam drums. Take advantage of the nearby dunes, which offer a mesmerizing display of shooting stars and a crystal-clear view of the constellations. You will spend the night in your Sahara desert camp, ensuring a truly magical and unforgettable experience under the desert skies.

Start your day with an early morning camel ride to witness the breathtaking sunrise over Erg Chebbi. Afterwards, you will meet with your guide as you prepare to embark on the journey back to Marrakech. As we make our way through the fascinating volcanic landscapes of the Anti Atlas Mountains, our route takes us to the village of Nkob. In Ouarzazate, if you wish, feel free to request a stop at the Film Studios, where many cinematic masterpieces have come to life. Lunch will be free in the city center, giving you the opportunity to taste the local cuisine. In the early afternoon, our journey continues, taking us through the magnificent High Atlas Mountains and the picturesque Tizi Ntichka pass. Your memorable 3-day private desert adventure from Marrakech to Merzouga concludes mid-afternoon, when we drop you off at your hotel or riad. This marks the end of your extraordinary journey through the beautiful landscapes and cultural wonders of Morocco.

Frequently asked questions

The distance from Marrakech to Merzouga is approximately 560 kilometers (348 miles). However, it is important to note that on the way to Merzouga, this distance is usually split into two days of travel with a stop in the Dades Valley. On the return journey, you will spend the day returning to Marrakech, traveling the same distance. This split allows travelers to enjoy the sights and experiences along the route and make the most of their desert excursion.

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