MARRAKECH DESERT TOUR 3 DAY

A collage pictures of 4x4 toyota, luxury camp, camel ride, Kasbah ait ben Haddou and Dades gorges

PRIVATE MARRAKECH TO MERZOUGA DESERT TOUR

Overview

Enjoy a 3-day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga and explore the real culture of Morocco, exploring kasbahs, towns, cities, mountains, and oases along the way. Visit kasbahs and Berber settlements fortified with mud bricks. Sit on the back of your camel and watch the sunset on your way to your Merzouga luxury camp. You will notice that it’s worth to visit.

  HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 3-DAY DESERT TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO MERZOUGA :

  • Traverse the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi N’tichka pass

  • Spend time in the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou and explore the Berber village

  • Take a promenade along the stream in Todra oasis to the majestic gorges

  • Sit in the back of your camel and enjoy the views of Erg Chebbi with its dramatic sunset

  • Enjoy a Berber dinner under the stars and spend the night at your Merzouga desert camp.

THIS IS THE ITINERARY OF THE 3 DAY MARRAKECH TO MERZOUGA DESERT TOUR :

Day 1 :

Marrakech – Atlas mountains – Kasbah Aait Ben Haddou – Dades valley

6 HOURS DRIVE

After breakfast you will be picked up by your driver from our company in  your hotel/riad at 7/8 am and start our 3 Day Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga traveling over Tizi n’Tichka pass ( 2260 m ) while enjoying superb views of the Atlas mountains and authentic small Berber villages on the way with breaks to take pictures then continue to Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou (fortified village) the famous Kasbah declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986 numerous films have been shot in this spectacular place including Gladiator, Obelix, The Mummy, The Jewel of the Nile, Sahara with Penélope Cruz…etc. Free time to have lunch at a restaurant and our 3 day, Marrakech to Merzouga desert tours continues to Ouarzazate where we will see Oscar Atlas film studio the biggest film studio in Morocco and Taourirt Kasbah another heritage site afterward, we will pass through the magnificent palm grove of Skoura, Rose the valley known for its yearly rose festival and cosmetic products in the month of May going through the valley of thousand Kasbahs you will see so many old centuries adobe Kasbahs arrival to Dades Valley in the afternoon, dinner and overnight stay at hotel/riad overlooking the valley.

Accommodations Details :

Day 2 :

Boumalne Dades valley–Tinghir – Todgha gorge – Merzouga

4 hours drive

This morning after breakfast in the hotel, driving towards Tinghir passing by Boumalne du Dades and stopping for a panoramic view of Dades valley.

Later on, we will continue to Todra gorges via Imider and Tinghir. Stopping along the way for photos and admiring the views. Arrival at Todra Gorges to enjoy its marvelous Canyon views while hiking on foot.

In the afternoon we continue to Tinejdad and have a break for lunch then to Erfoud where you will visit a local fossil craft workshop.

After that, you will continue to the captivating dunes of Erg Chebbi, these dunes are also called Merzouga Dunes. Arrive to the dunes and get ready for a camel ride about one an hour and a half in order to get to your Camp tents during the trek you will take a break in the middle of the dunes to watch the sunset, try the sand-boarding if that’s An activity you’re interested in, take photos and enjoy the scenery … after the sun goes down you will continue to the camp where you will be welcomed with a glass of mint tea, dinner, campfire, music party, and Overnight stay at Luxury Sahara Desert Camping.

Accommodation Details :

Day 3 :

Merzouga – Ouarzazate - Atlas mountains- Marrakech

9 hours drive

Today after enjoying the amazing sunrise among the sand dunes and having shower & breakfast at the camp.

Our driver will pick you up from there at 09 am. Then we’ll travel back to Marrakech driving through the arid pre-deserted area where we´ll see acacia typical trees of this landscape. On the way to the Draa valley, we´ll make some stops to admire the beautiful views of the Valley river. It’s the longest one in Morocco. Our 3 Day Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga continues towards Ouarzazate crossing the Anti Atlas. We’ll have some free time for lunch in the city and in the afternoon we continue our journey to Marrakech arrival in the late afternoon/evening, transferring to your hotel/riad. End of 3 day Sahara Desert tour.

Inclueded

Private AC 4x4 vehicle or minivan/car + Fuel.

Pick up from your Marrakaech hotel / Riad.

First night at Auberge Panorama or Hotel Babylon or Xaluca (Private A/C ensuite room) with dinner & breakfast.(Vegetarian meal option available).

Sunset camel rides in Erg Chebbi.

Overnight at luxury desert camp (Private tent with private showers) with dinner & breakfast.(Vegetarian meal option available).

Enough time to explore the sites: Kasbahs, Walks, Canyons, stops for photos and toilets.

Drop off at your Marrakech hotel or the closest accessible location to your riad if not car accessible.

No forced shopping.

No hidden costs.

Not Included

Lunches.

Drinks.

Entrance fees if any (optional).

Price Per Person

  • 1 Person:   620 €   (1 room/tent)
  • 2 Persons: 330 €  (1 room/tent)
  • 3 Persons: 250 € (1 room/tent)
  • 4 Persons: 205 € (2 rooms/tents)
  • 5 Persons:  180 € (2 rooms/tents)

Payments methods :

To confirm any tour or activity, we require a small deposit to be paid over PayPal or Transferwise to our account, the balance is due in cash at the pick-up, to be paid to your driver in EUROS/USD or equivalent in dirhams.

For your information: the used currency in Morocco is MAD (Moroccan Dirham), there are banks and ATM everywhere you go  and you can withdraw money using (VISA, MasterCard..) as you can pay directly using your Credit card in some places, however it is recommended to bring enough cash with you, to avoid any technical issue that can happen with your card/ATM.

Credit cards :

Unfortunately, we do not accept payments with credit cards because they are not very popular not practical in Morocco and they generate so many fees and hold some security risks.

Is it possible to pay the total with PayPal :

Normally we ask for the balance payments in cash because PayPal also has many transaction fees and operational delays since it’s an international institution. We can in some cases accept the full payment via PayPal however a 5% fee will be applied to cover the extra transaction charges. In case you are considering this method, it is best to arrange the payment before the tour.

FAQ Marrakech to Merzouga Desert Tour :

Depends on your choices, we have driver-guides in English / Spanish / French / Italian.

Marrakech to Merzouga is 564 km, the first night you will sleep in Dades valley and reach Merzouga on the second day. Day 3 you will spend driving back to Marrakech

Both shared and private rooms at the hotel have private bathrooms.

Yes, you can bring your luggage with you, it can stay safe in the 4×4 or minivan, and hotel/camp.

For the camel ride, we recommend wearing jeans or long trousers. Please prepare a small backpack for your personal belongings. Do not forget sunglasses, a scarf, a hat, and your bottle of water. the other luggage would be dropped by your driver in your tent during your camel ride.

In winter it gets quite cold at night in the desert (temperatures can drop to around 0). You will be provided with warm blankets, but we would advise bringing warm clothes for sleeping.

Yes, you will have private tents with private hot/ cold showers and toilets.

The camel trek lasts for about 1 hour, depending on the season, daylight, etc.

Yes you will have 2 towels (larger and smaller Per person) in our Merouga luxury camp.

Yes, you can. Your guide will assist you with that, and you directly pay the supplier in Merzouga. They charge 29 Euros per quad bike per hour.

There are few sand boards at the desert camp, however, availability is not guaranteed. So if you want to try it, please mention it during your booking.

We have a special desert tour that goes to Fes, just contact us.

Impossible in the comfortable 4×4 car or tents, but yes during the stops, or you can ask the driver for more stops if there enough time.

Note :

Our Morocco Marrakech Desert Tours can be modified and designed according to your requirements and needs, so feel free to contact us. Book your 3-day Merzouga desert tour from Marrakech with a camel ride and luxury camp.

Customer Reviews

While staying in Marrakech for a week we took a private 3 day tour to the desert with InMerzouga. From the beginning, this was the company with the nicest communication in our whatsapp enquiries and that captivated us. The trip itself was wonderful. There were lots of beautiful and interesting places to see and, of course, the desert experience was out of this world. I really must put a word of appreciation for our driver and guide, Ismail, who was simply perfect. Ismail is nice, knowledgeable, funny and he made sure we had the best time possible. Through the long car rides we discussed and learned a lot about the places we visited and Morocco's Islamic culture as well. In the return trip we were pretty tired already but Ismail was always with good spirit and didn't mind the long quiet drive while we slept. With all that said, we definitely recommend taking this trip with Inmerzouga 🙂 find us @saraandbruno_ for pictures of this experience 😉

4.5/5