Short Desert Adventure to Erg Lihoudi

The 2 days Sahara Desert tour from Marrakech to Erg Lihoudi dunes in M'hamid include camel trekking, desert camp overnight and Berber music and animation. Other highlights are Tizi n'Tichka Pass, Ait Benhaddou Kasbah (UNESCO protected site), Ouarzazte, Draa Valley, Draa Palmeraie, Zagora, Tamegroute village and Erg Lihoudi Dunes. This 2 days sahara desert tour is the best solution for people who are short on time and couldn't have a complete desert experience (3 days or more).

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

Marrakech - Mhamid

You will be picked up from your accommodation and leave the busy city behind and head east toward the desert.  Start our Marrakech to M'hamid Desert 2 days tour by driving through the scenic High Atlas mountains over Tizi n Tichka Pass (2260 m) and its breathtaking sceneries. Pass by amazing Berber villages and sceneries on the way with mountain peaks, valleys and twisting roads. We will continue our journey crossing another pass, Tizi N Tnifift of The Anti Atlas to Agdez. Descending road, you will be amazed at the view of the vast Oasis of the Draa Valley with its thousands of date palms, producing an amazing 44 varieties. We will pass Zagora town and continue to visit the Tamegroute (a village whose name in Berber means the last before the Desert, because of its location at the edge of the Sahara) Tamegroute is famous for its green pottery, an impressive Koranic library and a religious school. In the afternoon, we will drive further south east until we reach Ouled Driss, where you will find camels are waiting for you, take a camel of about 1h30min to the highest dune to enjoy an unforgettable sunset. Dinner and overnight in nomad tents at a Berber camp in Erg Lihoudi sand dunes.

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Accommodation:Erg Lihoudi (or similar)
Meals included:dinner
Transportation:Private Vehicule | Camel Ride
    • Guided Visit Tamegroute
      5 € per personDuration: 1hour

      Visit the famous artisan potters of Tamegroute village, its Koranic library housing manuscripts dating to 14th century with a local guide.

    • 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.

    Mhamid - Marrakech

    Awake early to enjoy the sunrise over the dunes, followed by a typical breakfast in the bivouac. Drive with your 4WD vehicle through the Draa valley towards Agdz, discovering the hidden treasures of the Southern region. To arrive in Ouarzazate where you will have the option to visit the Film Studios and Taourirt Kasbahs. Discover how the area has been featured in movies, including Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, and Black Hawk Down. On arrival in Ait Ben Haddou and after have lunch, we will visit with a local guide Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, the largest Kasbah in Morocco and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. When the kasbah visit is done, we will cross the High Atlas mountains back to Marrakech. Drop off at your accommodation around 6 p.m.

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    Meals included:breakfast
    Transportation:Private Vehicle
    • 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.

    What's Included

    • Transport in a private air-conditioned 4×4 or minivan + Fuel
    • Pick up from and drop-off at your hotel or Riad in Marrakesh
    • Experienced & professional english speaking driver
    • The night a desert camp in Mhamid
    • A camel ride of about an hour and half with a guide
    • The option to go to and return from the camp by 4×4
    • Berber drumming and music
    • Free time to explore the sites , walks, photos, and tea/coffee breaks
    • The opportunity to ask the driver to stop when and where you wish
    • Local guide in Ait Ben Haddou
    • No forced shopping stops
    • Lunchs
    • Drinks
    • Tips