Private Marrakech to Merzouga Desert Tour – 3 Days

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Marrakech Desert Tours 3 Days

Take a private 3 day Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour and explore the real Morocco. Enjoy breath-taking scenery ranging from snow topped Atlas Mountains to the color changing sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. Visit mud-brick fortified Berber Kasbahs, and explore lush green oases and lime stone canyons. The moment you sit in the back of your camel and watch the sunset on your way to your Merzouga desert camp, you will realize this Sahara desert journey is really worth it!

3 Days Marrakech to Merzouga Desert Tour Highlights:

  • Traverse the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi N'tichka pass
  • Walk to Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou and explore the Berber village
  • Take a promenade along the stream in Todra oasis to the majestic gorges
  • Ride your camel and enjoy the views of Erg Chebbi dunes with its dramatic sunset
  • Enjoy a Berber dinner under the stars and spend the night at your Merzouga desert camp

Private 3 Days Marrakech to Merzouga Desert Tour Itinerary:

  • Day 1: Marrakech - Atlas Mountains - Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou - Dades Valley

    (6 Hours Drive)

    Your 3 days Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour will start at around 07h30 in the morning from your riad or hotel. We will start our 3-day Morocco desert tour with a drive to Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou. First, we will need to drive through Tizi Ntichka pass and the High Atlas Mountains. Numerous stops will be made along the way. Visit the UNESCO world heritage Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. This amazing village was also served as a set for various Hollywood blockbusters..
    We continue to Ouarzazate for lunch ( At leisure ). In the afternoon, we drive to the oasis of Skoura, known for its Kasbah of Amridil, which is worth a visit.
    From here we continue our journey via the Valley of the Roses and the village of Kalaa Mgouna. This area of Morocco is famous for its Damascus rose distillation factories. Behind your car window, you will witness some amazing fortified adobe Berber settlements called Ksours. At the end of the day, we reach our hotel located in Dades Valley.
    Dinner and overnight.

    Accomodation Details:
  • Day 2: Boumalne Dades - Tinghir - Merzouga - Sahara Desert

    (4 Hours Drive)

    After breakfast, drive through the 1001 Kasbahs road to Tinghir. Upon arrival to this marvelous oasis, you can enjoy a walk along Todgha River Banks. Visit Berber Villages and Ksours. Only when you reach the amazing huge cliffs of Todgha canyons, you will realize your morning adventure was really worth it!
    Treat yourself to a delicious Berber lunch at leisure in the Gorges before you continue to Merzouga.
    Upon arrival at Erg Chebbi, meet your camel caravan where the road end. Ride your camel and drive over the colour changing sand dunes to watch one of the most dramatic sunsets ever.
    Arrive at your Sahara desert camp just before it gets dark. After you settle in your tent, Enjoy climbing one of the nearby sand dunes to marvel the tranquility of the desert. A well deserved Moroccan dinner will be served under the stars. Now, you will get ready to test your drumming skills with the nomads. Around the camp fire, your camp hosts will entertain you with their Tamtam drums. Take advantage of the near by dunes exposing a great display of shooting stars and crystal clear constellations.
    Overnight at your Sahara desert camp.

    Accomodation Details:
  • Day 3: Merzouga - Ouarzazate - Atlas Mountains - Marrakech

    (9 Hours Drive)

    Today, get ready for an early Erg Chebbi sunrise camel ride before you meet your guide.
    Drive back to Marrakech through the Volcanic landscapes of the Anti Atlas Mountains to the village of Nkob. Once in Ouarzazate, feel free to ask your driver to stop at the film Studios if you wish. You can have lunch at leisure in the city center. Early in the afternoon, continue your drive crossing the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi Ntichka pass.
    Your Private 3 days desert trip from Marrakech to Merzouga will end at your hotel or riad mid afternoon.

A/C modern 4×4 or van driven by an English speaking driver /guide.

Pick up from your Marrakaech hotel / Riad.

First night at Auberge Panorama or Hotel Babylon (Private A/C ensuite room) with dinner & breakfast.

Sunset camel rides in Erg Chebbi.

Overnight at a Sahara desert camp located at the edge of Erg Chebbi ( Private tent ) with shared bathrooms – Showers available in the morning at the camp operator’s lodge – Dinner and breakfast are included.

Upgrade to a deluxe camp with an ensuite tent available upon booking your desert tour ( €70 per person )

Drop off at your Marrakech hotel or the closest accessible location to your riad if not car accessible.

Not included

Entrance fees if any

local guides if any

Know Before You Go:
  • Tour price per person depends on how many participants there are in your party
  • Driving times above do not include stops for sightseeing, photos, lunch and cafe
  • Day 3 driving back from Erg Chebbi to Marrakech is pretty long. Please be prepared for it
  • A 4x4 can seat up to 4 adult passengers comfortably if there are 5 participants and up, a van will be used for your tour
  • Local guides and entrance fees ( if any ) are not included. You pay for those directly to the suppliers
  • Pick up time for your desert tour can be flexible. Between 07h30 and 08h00 AM is highly recommended.
  • If you wish to experience sand boarding in the dunes of Erg Chebbi, there are a few sand boards in the lodge to take with you to the camp. Just ask for it and if available, you will be given one
  • This tour can tailored to a 4-day Marrakech to Merzouga tour with an extra night in Erg Chebbi or half way on the journey back from Merzouga to Marrakech

Marrakech to Merzouga 3 Day Tour Price:

Number of Participants 1 2 3 4 5 6 7-9 10-13 14-17
Price per person 515€ 295€ 225€ 185€ 165€ 155€ 149€ 145€ 125€
Number of Participants Price per person
1 515€
2 295€
3 225€
4 185€
5 165€
6 155€
7-9 149€
10-13 145€
14-17 125€
Frequently Asked Questions
Alex A – Sep 2019:

My friends and I had a terrific time on the 3-day Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour, and the website accurately describes the activities. Our guides in Ben Ait Haddou and the oasis berber village (Ali) were fantastic, humorous, and extremely pleasant. People at the areas you visit are not pushy in the same way that they are in Marrakech. The accommodations were also far better than imagined, with both the hotel and the desert tent being extremely beautiful, and the cuisine being excellent. I've gone on a lot of these kinds of trips and I've never had a driver as polite as Ibrahim. Never before had a driver made such a strong connection with us. He knows all there is to know and is always willing to assist; his English is excellent, and he enjoys joking about. Also, his driving is excellent; my partner suffers from carsickness, yet she never felt dizzy since he makes corners like an expert and stops gently. I guarantee you'll have a great time if Ibrahim is your driver. The vacation is truly unforgettable, and the long trips are made up for by the breathtaking surroundings. Strongly suggested.

Ben R – Mar 2020:

There are a lot of tour operators out there, and determining which one is the best might be difficult when you're sitting at your computer before even arriving to Morocco. Marrakech Desert Trips, on the other hand, promised and provided all we wanted for based just on the description. We were assigned a private driver - Hachim - with a pleasant and large minivan (pleeenty of space for 4 of us Plus the driver) to pick us up from our Riad. Hachim was extremely polite, professional, knowledgeable, and experienced behind the wheel from the start. The journey would not have been the same without him. He was definitely aware of all the best places to take us, including restaurants, sights, and stores. He was constantly attentive to our requirements and provided us with a wealth of information about Morocco. The lodging for both nights was also fantastic. Starting with the hotel, which had a wonderful view and nice rooms on the first night. And there was the desert tent, which was modest yet, beautiful in the midst of nowhere. The camel ride was also quite nice (after hearing so many people say it was uncomfortable). Sunset and sunrise views are not to be missed. They are not hurried, and the camels appear to be properly cared after. There is lot of driving; involved and yes, some of the roads are rough and bumpy... but it was honestly the best way to get to know Morocco; all of its diversity in scenery; the people; and some wonderful villages. A sure guarantee for a fantastic tour.

Michelle N – April 2018:

My husband and I did a three-day private excursion from Marrakech to Merzouga, and we thought it was the ideal length of time. We felt quite protected with our guide Reda, who was polite, knowledgeable, and accommodating. Over the course of three days, you will see and experience a lot. The journeys are long, but there are plenty of opportunities to stretch your legs and have a closer look at your surroundings.

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