3 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

Experience the best of southern Morocco on this 3 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Sahara Desert Dunes that offers a comprehensive tour of the region's main highlights. The trip starts and ends in Marrakech and takes you through the stunning rocky peaks of the High Atlas Mountains. Follow the trail of the Old Salt Caravan road, a trans-Saharan trade route that once brought gold, ivory, and clothes from places like Timbuktu, Sudan, and Ghana to the North African coast. Today, the villages that once dotted this winding road have become shantytowns, but they remain a must-see for their authentic local charm. Sample the grilled meat and coffee at the open shacks and cafes, and immerse yourself in the local culture.

The highlight of this trip is a camel ride through the mesmerizing golden dunes of Erg Chebbi. These dunes are the largest in the region, and you'll be captivated by their beauty and splendour. The trip also includes a visit to the Todra Gorge, where you can admire the lush palm groves that surround it. The gorge is a natural wonder, with towering cliffs that rise up to 300 meters, making it an ideal spot for hikers and adventurers.

This 3-day short Sahara Desert Trip is the perfect way to experience the best of southern Morocco in a short amount of time. Book your trip today and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime.




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3 Days
Shared Group Size
8 pax
Service Level
Start Location
End Location

Marrakech to Dades Gorge

Leave the busy city behind and head east toward the sahara desert, ascending the High Atlas mountains with several stops to appreciate the panoramic views and to take pictures. Upon our arrival to Ait Benhaddou you can either go on the guided visit of the kasbahs first and then lunch or vise-versa depending on your hunger-meter. After lunch we will travel to the nearby filming location of Ouarzazate. Join a film studio tour and discover which of your favorite movies were filmed in the nearby desert regions, a visit of Touarirt Kasbah and the Musée du Cinema are possible but optional. Continue our 3 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga along the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs towards Kelaat Mgouna " the Valley of the Roses" to Boumalne Dades, we will deviate into a secondary road heading up through Dades valley. From here, we will enjoy beautiful Rock formations (Called the monkey feet) and fortified Kasbahs scenery along the Dades river, with the sunset as a backdrop.

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Accommodation:Riad Rihana Tamlalte (or similar)
Meals included:dinner
Transportation:Private Car
  • Ait Ben Haddou
    Duration: 1h

    Go on a walk with a local guide crossing the river to the other side to discover The Ksar and climb to the top of the hill through the alleys of

  • Taourirt Kasbah
    5 € per personDuration: 30min

    Take a guided tour of the historic structure to explore its endless chambers and stairwells, discover the carvings and decor of the palace interi

  • Film Studio
    8 € per personDuration: 30min

    Join a film studio tour and visit the cinema Musuem to learn more about the filmmaking process and the history of the area.

Dades Valley to Merzouga Desert

Today we will drive further east to the sand sea dunes of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga Sahara Desert. Our first stop today is Tineghir A beautiful valley of 15 km of date palms ending with spectacular Todgha Gorges, often used for rock climbing. The road to the Gorge of todgha passes green palmeraies and Berber villages, where we go on a short walk along the canyons of about 300m high. After lunch continue our 3 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga to the desert town of Erfoud. Known for its figs and fossils, visit a craft workshop and discover how the fossil-rich rocks are skilfully transformed into practical and decorative objects. Upon reaching Merzouga, a small offroad takes you to the edge of the golden dunes where camels are waiting for you, the luggage will be loaded in an 4x4 car and transported to the camp!

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Accommodation:Pueblo Touareg (or similar)
Meals included:breakfast | dinner
Transportation:Private Car | Camel ride
  • Todra Gorge Guided Walk

    Embark in a guided walk in Todra valley and Gorge to stretch your legs and get a glimpse of a daily life in berber villages.

  • Sandboarding
    10 € per personDuration: 1h

    Hire a sandboard and experience the thrills and spills of sandboarding the massive dunes.

  • 4x4 to The Camp

    If the camel ride is not for you, you have the option to go to and return from the camp by 4×4.

Erg Chebbi dunes to Marrakech

An early wake up to enjoy the sunrise over the highest dune of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga one of the best moments of the desert, afterwards you will have breakfast in the camp, pack and go back either on camels or by 4x4 leaving the dunes behind. Back on the asphalt roads, you will drive to Marrakech through Alnif, Tazarine, Draa valley,Agdez and Ouarazazate. In Ourazazate we will have free time for lunch and a photo stop in front of the famous Taourirt Kasbah. Afterwards we will continue to Marrakech, where your 3 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga ends. Crossing again the Atlas Mountains and the Berber villages between Ouarzazate and Marrakech. Drop off at your accommodation.

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Meals included:breakfast
Transportation:Private Car | Camel Ride
    • Skip the Camel ride and Return with 4x4

      There is a possibility to skip the morning camel ride and drive back in an SUV.

    What's Included

    • An air conditioned 4x4 or Minivan, depending on the number of the passengers
    • English speaking driver during the tour
    • Pick up & Drop off at your Marrakech accommodation
    • Local guides in Ait Ben Haddou& Todra Gorge
    • Luxury Camp with en-suite-bathroom and shower
    • Camel Trek to and from the camp
    • Option to go to and return from the camp by a 4×4 car
    • Private rooms/tents
    • Luggage service to the camp and all accommodation
    • Berber drumming and music in the camp
    • The opportunity to ask the driver to stop when and where you wish
    • Free time to explore sites. Walks, and breaks for photos, etc.
    • No forced Shopping
    • Drinks
    • Lunch meals
    • Entrance fees to the monuments