3 Day Desert tour from Errachidia Airport to Merzouga


Duration :


If you’ve had enough of long drives from Marrakech, think about taking a 3-Day Desert Tour from Errachidia to Merzouga. It’s a great way to explore Morocco’s Sahara desert and live like a nomad in just three days and two nights. You’ll stay in a luxurious camp, ride camels, try sandboarding, visit Oasis, and see Berber villages. We’ll plan the tour around your flight times to make it easy for you.


  • Ziz Valley
  • Fossil workshop
  • Visit the black volcanic rocks of marble fossils.
  • Meet local nomads living in a tent.
  • Discover Khamlia village.
  • Visit the lake Dayte Sarji.
  • Take a walk at Hassi Lbied Oasis

Day 1 – Arrival at Errachidia Airport From Marrakech:

(1 hour 46 minutes drive)

Upon your arrival at the airport, we’ll greet you and kick off our 3-day desert tour from Errachidia to Merzouga. Along the way, you’ll marvel at the stunning vistas of Ziz Gorges and pause for a panoramic view of Ziz Valley. Our journey then takes us through Aoufous and Erfoud, known for their fossils and dates. You might want to visit a local fossil craft workshop in Erfoud. Next, we’ll head to the mesmerizing Erg Chebbi Dunes, also known as the Merzouga Dunes. Upon arrival, prepare for a camel ride lasting about an hour and a half to reach our campsite. During the trek, we’ll pause amidst the dunes to witness the sunset, try sandboarding if you’re interested, capture photos, and soak in the breathtaking scenery. After sunset, we’ll continue to the camp, where you’ll be welcomed with a refreshing glass of mint tea. The evening promises dinner, a campfire, lively music, and an overnight stay at the luxurious White Camp.

Day 2 – Tour around the dunes – Day of Exploration :

(from 11 AM to 4 PM)
After breakfast, around 11 AM, you’ll embark on a 4×4 tour of the dunes. This adventure allows you to explore the unique black volcanic rocks with marble fossils, visit a nomad family residing in a traditional tent, and discover Khamlia village, renowned for its vibrant culture and spiritual Gnawa music. You’ll also have the chance to see Lake Dayte Sarji, which forms during spring and attracts pink flamingos and other wildlife. If you’re hungry, you can opt for lunch in Khamlia Village and try the local specialty, “Medfouna” pizza. Following lunch, we’ll explore the canal irrigation system and stroll through the oasis nestled at the base of the dunes. Afterward, you’ll have free time to engage in optional activities like sandboarding, ATV rides, quad biking, or dune buggies. We’ll then return to the camp in a 4×4 vehicle, where you’ll enjoy dinner and spend the night, immersing yourself in the local culture and festivities.

Day 3 – Merzouga- Erfoud – Errachidia airport:

(1 hour 46 minutes drive)

After breakfast and freshening up, it’s time to conclude our unforgettable journey. We’ll head back to Errachidia Airport, making a stop at the renowned Erfoud Local Market known for its national dates. If you’re interested in purchasing some dates, just let the driver know. Otherwise, we’ll continue straight to Errachidia, ensuring you reach the airport at least 2 hours before your 3:00 PM flight.

  • Pick up from Airport.
  • Private AC 4×4 Toyota in the desert+ Fuel. 
  • First night in Merzouga desert luxury camp including a camel ride, dinner, and breakfast with private toilet and shower, lamps, plenty of space, and traditional handicraft furnishings, wifi.
  • Tour of the dunes on 4×4  to visit the volcanic rocks of fossils and nomad family
  • Second night luxury camp including dinner and breakfast.
  • Sandboarding (on request)
  • Dinner (vegetarian meal option available)
  • Music fire with berber locals
  • Drop off Airport.
  • Lunches
  • Personal expenses
  • Ticket flight

Quads Biking:

  • 1 shared Quad bike 2 Persons (70 euros 1H)
  • 2 Quad bike per person (50 euros PP 1H)
  • 1 Shared buggy (120 euros 1 H)

Swimming pool:

  • 5 euros extra by availability.

Beverages :

  • Lemonades can be 25 CL (from 2 euros)
  • Orange juice (from 2 euros)
  • Bottled water 1 liter ( from 2 euros)

Hookah-shisha :

  • Shisha can start from 20 euros with a mint or Rose “The Love” flavor. (on booking requests)

Liquor-alcohol :

Not permitted to sell it, however, you may bring it with you, and the camp workers will save it in the fridge and serve it to you.

To know before you go :

Note: The Merzouga 3-Day Trip can be arranged depending on your requests. (on booking request).

  • Merzouga might be windy and hot or very cold depending on the season.
  • The lake of Dayte Sarji might be dry in summer.
  • Visiting nomad’s family with supporting them. (Tipping)
  • This 3-day trip can be ended in Marrakech or Fes for extra.

Questions & Answers

To take a 3 day trip please check airport flights available to Errachidia, it’s only 45 munits drive to Merzouga.

Yes you can for 4 days trip 2 nights in the desert.

Yes we do, there will be an opportunity to take pictures of Oasis, Camels, goats, nomads … Please kindly note that the Family living in tent is expecting a tip.

In group settings, it is generally recommended to tip between 20–50 dirhams per person, which is approximately equivalent to USD 2–5 per person. Additionally, gestures such as offering toys, candies, or clothing to their children can greatly brighten their spirits and elicit heartfelt smiles.

Yes you can after ending the trip, please mention it before.

Yes you can swim in the Pools of Merzouga, but Between the year,  In the winter is impossible, you will be surprised some times how hot and sunny Merzouga is. 

You can have it with nomads, or in a local restaurant. ( depends on your choices)

Yes our driver will pick you up at airport Molay Ali Cherif.

Although there are fewer shops in Merzouga compared to other big cities of Morocco but still you can buy number of products from its local market like Dattes , Fossiles, Crafts, Carpets, long dresses, Merchandise and if you want to cook traditional Moroccan Cuisine in your Kitchen than do not forget to purchase the local spices particularly Ras El Hanout.

Yes, Merzouga is much more cost friendly than Marrakech. The Town of Merzouga is very friendly, cheap and easy to explore. Food and beverages can also be found in excellent prices.