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Marrakech To Merzouga Desert Tour 3 Days

Tour Overview:

Embark on an extraordinary Marrakech Desert Tour 3 Days that begins in the vibrant city of Marrakech. This 3-day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert is a journey through the captivating landscapes of Morocco, showcasing the diverse beauty of the region. Traverse the majestic High Atlas Mountains, dive into the historical treasures of Ait Benhaddou, and immerse yourself in the rich Berber culture. The tour highlights the serene Dades Valley and the awe-inspiring Todra Gorge, culminating in the mesmerizing Merzouga Desert.

As part of our 3-day Sahara desert tour from Marrakech, you’ll experience the thrill of camel rides across the golden Erg Chebbi dunes, witness the spectacular desert sunsets and sunrises, and enjoy a magical night under the starlit sky in a luxurious desert camp. Designed to provide an authentic Moroccan experience, our 3 Day Marrakech Desert Tours offer a blend of adventure, cultural immersion, and scenic beauty, promising an unforgettable adventure through Morocco’s most iconic landscapes.

Authentic 3 days Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour

  • Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
  • Departure Time: 8/9 am
  • Departure Location: Marrakech
  • Ending Location: Marrakech
  • Tour Availability: Everyday
  • Tour Type: Private

Highlights Of Marrakech Desert Tour 3 Days

Here are the highlights of the 3 days Marrakech to Merzouga Tour:

  • High Atlas Mountains: Traverse Morocco’s highest mountain range, offering stunning landscapes.
  • Ait Benhaddou Kasbah: Visit this UNESCO World Heritage site, famous for its traditional Moroccan architecture and historical significance.
  • Dades Valley: Experience the unique rock formations and lush landscapes of the Dades Valley.
  • Erg Chebbi Dunes: Enjoy camel rides, witness breathtaking sunsets and sunrises, and experience the tranquility of the Merzouga Desert.
  • Luxury Desert Camp: Spend a night under the stars in a luxury desert camp, complete with traditional Moroccan entertainment.
  • Draa River: Travel along Morocco’s longest river, enjoying the scenic landscapes.

Marrakech Desert Tour 3 Days Program Itinerary

Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Dades Valley (7 H Drive)

Our Marrakech Desert Tour 3 Days will start in the morning from your accommodation in Marrakech and head to The south through the Atlas Mountains we will make several stops on our way, Berber villages, the panoramic view of Tichka pass 2260 meters (7,415 feet above sea level), stop at Argan oil cooperative (to see how they produce the oil) then we continue to the kasbah of ait Benhadou (formalized as UNESCO place) where they have shot many movies like a gladiator, game of thrones..etc, you will have a time to explore its wonders, you will feel like you have stepped back in time.

After lunch we will leave the kasbah and journey along the road of a thousand kasbahs passing by Ouarzazate the Hollywood of Africa (you have the option to visit the Atlas Studios where they produce films and rent out equipment), Skoura, and the Valley of Roses to reach Dades Valley in the afternoon, we will see the Monkey fingers, and spend the night at the hotel of your choice.

Driving distance: 330 km

Day 2: Dades Gorges  – Todra Gorges – Merzouga Desert (4 H Drive)

After a tasty breakfast at the hotel we will continue our 3 day Marrakech desert tour via Tinghir to a place with views of lovely Berber villages with an oasis, then Todgha Gorges Where there is a 300-meter high canyon, you will have time to walk and enjoy its greatness.

Afterward, we will arrive at Merzouga desert where you will ride your camels across the colorful dunes of Erg Chebbi, during this trek you will stop at the high dune to do the sandboarding and watch the sunset, as you reach your Camp you will be welcomed with a warm cup of tea, time to relax, after dinner you will sit around a campfire for a party of drums played by locals under a starry sky. Spend the night in a Sahara desert tent.

Driving distance: 270 km

Day 3: Merzouga Desert – Draa River – Ouarzazate – Marrakech (9 H Drive)

After an early morning to catch the sunrise over the dunes near the camp, you will have a choice to return by camel or by 4×4 to Merzouga village, from there we will take a different route back to Marrakech along the Palmeral of Tafilalt, then Nkob, The Draa River. We will stop for lunch in Ouarzazate, feel free to ask your driver for stops along the way.

We will arrive in Marrakech and drop you off at your accommodation or airport, and end of your Marrakech Desert Tour 3 Days

Driving distance: 560 km

Important Note: 

The tour itinerary of our private 3 days Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour can be modified and designed according to your requirements and needs, please Contact Us for more details. We provide standard, upgraded, and luxury accommodations, enabling a budget for all travelers and their custom requests.


3 Days Tour Marrakech To Merzouga Desert Info:

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The Marrakech Desert Tour 3 Days Price

The Marrakech Desert Tour 3 Days offers a flexible pricing structure that meets a variety of preferences and budgets, starting from as low as $150 per person for group and family tours to $420 per person for those seeking luxury accommodations. The cost of the tour depends on several key factors, contain the number of travelers, the choice of accommodations ranging from standard to luxury, and the season of travel.

Please feel free to contact us anytime.

Additional Info About Marrakech To Merzouga Desert Tour

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    Private tours are organized in luxury vehicles with your private driver.
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    Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
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    The pickup time for your tour can be flexible.
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    Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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    Vegetarian options are available, please let us know at time of booking if required.
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    Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase).
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    It can be cold at night and in the winter so please bring appropriate clothing
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    This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate.
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    Quad bike & Buggies in the dunes can be included as an extra.
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    Driving times can be extensive. Day three, driving back from Merzouga, is particularly long. Please make sure you understand and are prepared for it.

Places To See In Your Marrakech Desert Tour 3 Days

The impressive Tizi n Tichka Pass is the highest in Morocco (2260 m), providing a great view of the surrounding mountains and their famous curves, where the mountains form a panoramic image, we will stop to take some pictures, and visit some cooperatives of Argan to see how the women of the region produce oil and identify them.

Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, an example of Moroccan architecture made of earthy clay, has been included in UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites since 1987. The palace, a collection of dirt buildings surrounded by high fences, is a traditional pre-Saharan habitat. Houses cluster together within defensive walls reinforced by corner towers. She’ll have time to visit and explore her parts.

Ouarzazate Studios, Hollywood Morocco! There are sets of many films shot here. These include Cleopatra, Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven, Prince of Persia, Lawrence of Arabia, and Mummy…

These studios have been widely used since the 1980s, owing to the region’s lavish landscape and the large and inexpensive workforce available on site. The plaster decorations made by local craftsmen are impressive in terms of realism! In Ouarzazat, cinema occupies a very large place: nearly 90% of the city’s population lives near or away from the film industry

Other interesting information about Ouarzazate: The city is home to the world’s largest solar power plant (Noor Compound), with half a million mirrors stretching toward the sky.

Todgha Gorge is a collection of river valleys or limestone valleys, located near the city of Tinghir in the eastern part of the Great Atlas Mountains. These large, rock-sided valleys were carved by the Tudgha River and the River Dades nearly 40 kilometers across the highlands. The height of the valley walls varies, although in some areas it may reach 400 meters.

During this Marrakech Desert Tour 3 Days you will have the opportunity to wear Amazigh clothes and take photos, then to the Merzouga dunes, where you will enjoy the sunset and the beauty of its golden sand on the back of a camel, arrive in the camp and have a good time urging the star-filled sky, and a concert of Berbers.

FAQ Of The Marrakech Desert Tour 3 Days

The desert near Merzouga, known for its iconic Erg Chebbi dunes, is approximately 560 kilometers (about 348 miles) from Marrakech. The journey to reach this part of the Sahara Desert typically takes around 9 to 10 hours by car, traversing through Morocco’s varied landscapes, including the High Atlas Mountains. This distance and travel time make it an ideal destination for a multi-day tour, allowing travelers to fully immerse themselves in the beauty and cultural richness of Morocco en route to the desert.

Visiting the Sahara Desert is highly recommended for its unique and unforgettable experiences. It offers a chance to witness stunning sunsets over vast dunes, enjoy serene camel rides, and spend peaceful nights under star-filled skies, providing a perfect blend of adventure, tranquility, and cultural insight. The contrast to Morocco’s bustling cities and the natural beauty of the desert landscape make it a worthwhile journey for any traveler.

Choosing a private Marrakech Desert Tour 3 Days offers an exclusive and customizable travel experience. With a private tour, you benefit from personalized attention, allowing for a tailored itinerary that meets your specific interests and needs. You’ll travel in the comfort of a private vehicle, guided by an experienced driver who provides insights into Moroccan culture and history. This tour includes highlights like camel rides through the Erg Chebbi dunes, breathtaking desert sunsets and sunrises, and a unique stay in a luxury desert camp. The private nature of the tour ensures a more intimate and immersive experience in the stunning landscapes of Morocco.

The distance from Marrakech to Merzouga is approximately 560 kilometers (about 348 miles). The journey typically takes around 9 to 10 hours by car, traversing through the scenic Atlas Mountains and various Moroccan landscapes. This route offers travelers a glimpse into the diverse beauty of Morocco, making the journey to the Sahara Desert an integral part of the desert tour experience.

To book the Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour 3 days, simply visit our website, select the tour, and fill out the booking form with your details, including tour dates and number of participants. Our customer service team will promptly respond to confirm your booking and guide you through the payment process. A deposit secures your spot, with the remainder due before the tour begins. For assistance or special requests, our support is just an email or phone call away, ensuring a smooth and straightforward booking experience for your Moroccan adventure.

To confirm the 3 days Marrakech desert tour or activity, we require a small deposit to be paid over PayPal to our account, the balance is due in cash at the pick-up, to be paid to your driver in Dollars or equivalent in Euros or dirhams.

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.

Bring comfortable clothing suitable for desert temperatures, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a camera, and a small backpack for personal items during camel treks.

No prior experience is required for sandboarding. Instructors will provide guidance and equipment, making it a fun and safe activity for all participants.

Yes, visiting the Sahara Desert from Marrakech is entirely possible and is one of the most sought-after experiences in Morocco. The journey typically involves a 3 day tour, taking travelers through the Atlas Mountains and various historical and natural landmarks, culminating in the Erg Chebbi dunes near Merzouga. This tour offer activities like camel trek, sandboarding, and overnight stay in desert camps, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the desert’s captivating beauty and tranquility.

Traveling from Marrakech to Merzouga in 3 days, include the panoramic Tizi n’Tichka Pass, the High Atlas Mountains, the historical Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its appearances in numerous films, and Atlas Studios in Ouarzazate. The route also takes you through the stunning landscapes of the Dades Valley and Todra Gorge, offering a glimpse into Morocco’s natural wonders before reaching the desert dunes of Merzouga. Each stop along the way enriches the travel experience, blending cultural insights with breathtaking scenery.

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