3 days from Marrakech to Merzouga Sahara desert tour. Join our 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert to explore the real Morocco.
3 days from Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour info:
Departure location: Marrakech
End location: Marrakech
Duration: 3 days 2 nights
3 days from Marrakech to Merzouga Sahara desert tour overview:
The 3 days 2 nights desert tour, starting in Marrakech and ending at the same city via Merzouga desert, offers you a unique travel experience. During the 3 days from Marrakech to Merzouga desert, you will enjoy the huge Sahara desert. In addition, we will cross the High Atlas, and the small atlas mountains. In the Sahara desert, you will experience spending a night under the stars at a Berber camp or luxury.
Also, we will pass through one of the most famous roads in Morocco named “The route of the thousand kasbahs” full of spectacular ancient buildings. Not to mention that we will visit all that Ouarzazate has to offer. Also, we will explore the famous Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. We will arrive in Marrakech around 8:00 pm.
Marrakech to Merzouga desert in 3 days note:
Dear customers and tourists, you can choose your 3 days from Marrakech to Merzouga Sahara desert tour according to your needs and according to your budget. As we can change and design a trip in your way, just get in touch with us.
What is Included in the tour?
- Pick up and drop off at your accommodation
- A vehicle with A/C
- Driver / English speaking
- Camel ride / 1 night in a desert camp
- 1 night in Boumalne Dades
What is not included in the tour?
- Travel insurance
- Flight ticket
3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga itinerary:
Day 1: Marrakech – Atlas Mountanais – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Kalaat M’Gouna – Boumalen Dades:
The 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga starts by picking you up at your accommodation in Marrakech (Hotel or Riad or Airbnb). After that, we head for the High Atlas mountains crossing the Tizi Tichka Pass which is about two kilometers and 260 meters altitude. Not to mention that we will make several stops to enjoy the wonderful scenery. Also, we are going to discover the Argan oil production.
Here, you will get to know how they make it, and the benefits that it has for our bodies. later, we will visit the famous kasbah in Morocco named Ait Ben Haddou. In this spectacular fortress, many movies were filmed such as Gladiator, the Jewel of the Nile, Lowrance of Arabia. Next, we are going to have lunch. Then, we continue driving to Ouarzazate. The latter is known as a gate to the Sahara desert.
The visit to the atlas studio is optional. After that, we continue to the roses Valley in Kalaat M’Gouna, passing by the palm grove of Skoura. Our first day from 3 days from Marrakech to Merzouga ends, when we reach our hotel In Boumalen Dades.
Day 2: Dades gorges – Todgha gorges – Tinjdad – Erfoud – Merzouga – Erg Chebbi:
On the second day of the 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, we will have our breakfast and drive towards Merzouga desert. First of all, we will drive on a road to see the Todgha gorges In Tinghir. After some breaks along the way, we will have lunch on Tinjdad. Next, we head for the Sahara desert. When we arrive at the stunning erg Chebbi dunes, we will take a break, and have a cup of tea. After that, we will start riding the camels to the desert camp.
One hour later we arrive at the camp. Before that, we will take a break in the middle of the Erg Chebbi dunes to enjoy the sunset. Then, we continue riding the camels until we get to our camp. we will have the occasion to climb the dunes nearby the camp to play the sandboard or to have a cup of tea and appreciate the peace and silence of the desert. Dinner, music, and breakfast are included at the desert camp.
Day 3: Merzouga desert – Valle of Draa small atlas – Ouarzazate – Marrakech:
On the last day of the 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert, we will wake early to admire the spectacular sunrise. After that, you will have a Shower, breakfast at the camp. Next, you will ride on camels back to Merzouga village. From here, Toddy’s journey starts. We will be crossing Rissani. The latter is one of the most ancient cities in Morocco. later on, we will stop at the Draa oasis.
The last-mentioned It is the longest Moroccan river. As it reaches Mauritania. We will make another stop at the small before we get to Ouarzazate. Here we will have lunch. In addition, in the afternoon we will drive across the High Atlas. We will get to your riad in Marrakech late in the evening.
3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert highlights:
With Marrakech to Merzouga in 3 days desert tour, you will visit ait Ben Haddou kasbah:
Ait Ben Haddou is a spectacular kasbah in Morocco. It is located 20 km from Ouarzazate, and about 190 kilometers away from Marrakech. This fortress is a popular place for day trips from the red city. Ait Ben Haddou kasbah is a fortress that has beautiful architecture. It is made of clay and mud. The kasbah is surrounded by defense towers. In the past, the kasbahs used to be massive Berber communities in the desert of Morocco, walled in and constructed to defend the enemies. Nearby the Kastl there are crops and palm groves growing up. The 80 families that were living there during the 17 century get the water from the river close by the kasbah.
Todgha gorges and Dades gorges:
Situated along the eastern edge of the High Atlas Mountains. The Gorges of Todra are recognized as one of the most spectacular rocky canyons in the world. These gorges are about 25 kilometers from Tinghir. From Tinghir to the gorges offers stunning landscapes. A beautiful view of the palm grove, kasbahs, and mountains.
Starting from Boulmane, the valley becomes narrower and the plant life becomes scarcer until you reach the Dades Gorges. Here, you discover two 300 meters high cliffs, divided by a river pass. The latter is about 20 meters. Before you get there, you will see the famous windy road. Also, there is a place known as monkey fingers. Not to mention that the same road will lead you to the Gorges of Todgha.
With 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert, you will explore the desert area. Especially the Merzouga area. The latter in the last few years is becoming a popular tourist attraction in Morocco. In addition to Its famous Erg Chebbi dunes and desert landscapes, there is also a lake close by. It is a place for different birds, and other animals can be observed there such as the pink flamingos. Also, their many activities you can do such as quad biking, camel trekking, and camping in the desert. to read more about the Merzouga desert check our Merzouga tours page.
During the 3 days from Marrakech to Merzouga desert, you will visit Ouarzazate:
Ouarzazate is an important attraction for everyone who is traveling in Morocco. The has many things to offer such as Kasbahs, and Oasis. Not to mention, that the region provides a spectacular landscape for shooting movies. that is to say, it is a very attractive place for the most important producers and directors of cinema, especially Hollywood directors. This town has various studios. Many films were shot here, such as Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, Babel… In total, there are 3 movie studios and a historical museum in the city. Not to mention that they also film on the kasbahs around.