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Marrakech to Merzouga Tour Overview
During our 3 days from Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour, you will discover the most fabulous places between the high Atlas mountains and the sand dunes of Merzouga desert. Your Morocco tour includes the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou and a drive across the Berber villages that still stand against the wild nature. Other than that, you can enjoy an amazing camel trekking, a sunset view of the desert with an overnight under the desert luxury camp.

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Marrakech to Merzouga tour description

Day 1: Marrakech – High Atlas – Ait Benhaddou Kasbah – Dades Valley.

After breakfast, you’ll start your Morocco tour from Marrakech to Merzouga accompanied by your private driver. Departing from Marrakech towards the High Atlas mountains which is the gate between Marrakech and the desert. During this journey, you surely enjoy the panoramic views of Morocco’s mountainous villages and make a few short stops. After 3 hours of driving, you arrive at the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, one of the UNESCO heritage located in the foothills on the southern slopes. Here, your private driver or guide can accompany you on a walking visit to this breathtaking Kasbah, walking in its alleys, and stairs of rocks. After a while, return for lunch in one of the panoramic restaurants.
Your Morocco desert tour continues towards Dades Valley passing by Ouarzazate “the Hollywood of Africa”, Skoura Valley, and the Valley of Thousand Kasbahs. Upon arrival, you would be welcomed with a glass of mint tea while checking in for your rooms. Dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Dades Valley – Todra Gorge – Erfoud – Merzouga desert.

On your Marrakech to Merzouga tour’s second day, you leave the Valley of Dades by driving towards the dunes of the Merzouga desert. The trip includes some stops during this journey such as in Todra Valley and Todra Gorge with an altitude of 300 Meters. After a short stop, continue to approach the desert dunes, passing by a couple of “Berber villages”. Here, you arrive in Erfoud town “The Fossil Capital” to visit one of its Fossil factories. Sometime in the afternoon, you will finally arrive at the Merzouga desert dunes where you will go on a camel trekking excursion to the top of the high sand dunes to see an amazing sunset view. Afterward, you return with your camels to your camp for a hot shower and enjoy the rest of the evening in the middle of the sand dunes. (The camp is fully prepared with a hot shower, toilet, and restaurant).

Day 3: Merzouga Desert – Alnif – Draa Valley – Ouarzazate – High Atlas – Marrakech.

According to your choice, you might want to wake up early to watch an amazing sunrise.
Once everyone is prepared, you have breakfast in the camp restaurant, then depart for your last day of the Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour on the way back to Marrakech. The journey will start with driving along the desert fields of Acacia trees and take a short stop in Alnif. Here, you continue along Draa Valley and cross the Ait Saouen mountains before arriving at Ouarzazate. According to your choice, you might stop to see Taourirt Kasbah and the Cinema Studios of Ouarzazate and then continue to Marrakech via the High Atlas. Upon arrival to Marrakech, your private driver will drive you to your accommodation where the 3 days from Marrakech to Merzouga tour comes to the end.

Marrakech to Merzouga tour includes:

  • Airport arrival pick-up
  • English-speaking driver
  • English-speaking guide “Optional”
  • 4WD Vehicle / Van with luxury interior
  • Wi-Fi hotspot in the Car
  • Ait Benhaddou guided visit
  • Accommodation including “Dinner, Bed, Breakfast”
  • Camel trekking in the Desert of Erg Chebbi
  • 1 night in a Luxury / Standard camp including “Dinner, Bed, Breakfast”
  • Visit a nomad family in the desert
  • Transfer back to the Airport ” Only if your flight is the next day after the tour”


Marrakech Merzouga 3 day tour excludes:

  • Lunches and food
  • Personal purchased items
  • Gifts
  • Service tips
  • Tips

Marrakech to Merzouga trip Highlights:

  • Travel via the High Atlas mountains
  • Visit Ait Benhaddou Kasbah
  • Camel trekking excursion in Merzouga
  • Watch the Desert sunset on the top of the dunes
  • Sleep in the tents in a Luxury Desert Camp
  • Drive along Draa Valley
  • See Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate

3 day Marrakech to Merzouga tour price:

The price for 3 days desert tour from Marrakech starts from 242 $ Per Person


Please keep in mind the price of our tours is not fixed. It might change according to the number of persons and services.

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