3 Days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga dunes

Brahim Atlas
Our most popular tour in Morocco is the 3-day shared excursion from Marrakech to the Erg Chabbi desert. Daily, a departure is made. This desert adventure is ideal for those looking to explore deep Morocco and the Moroccan Sahara. The visit is rich in scenery, and you will be busy observing the stunning change of landscapes, from the High Atlas mountains to various valleys and oasis, rocky plateaus, and the breathtaking Merzouga sand dunes. The camel ride at sunset and at night under the stars in your Nomadic camp in the Sahara is the highlight of our three-day Sahara desert tours from Marrakech
Private Tour
Culinary Experience
Culture and History
Rural Life
Trekking in Nature
Wildlife Viewing
Marrakech to Merzouga , Morocco
3 days
English, French, Spanish, Italien , German
From 2 people To 17 peoples

What we'll do

Day 1:Marrakech - Tizi -n-Tichka - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Dades Valley/Gorges(6h drive) Your shared 3-day desert tour from Marrakech will begin early morning with a drive east from Marrakech past small villages to the High Atlas Mountains. A few stops will be made to take pictures, enjoy the scenery, restrooms, coffee.... Direction the Ttichka pass at 2260m before reaching the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, the fortified village is a UNESCO World Heritage. The village has been used for the filming of films such as: Kingdom of Havent, Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator.... Your local guide awaits you for a comprehensive 1.5 hour tour before heading to your local restaurant for lunch. You will then continue to the Dades Valley passing through Ouarzazate, the oasis of Skoura and Klaa Mgouna which is the capital of the roses valley, famous for its artisanal rose water factories. You will arrive at Boumalen Dades after passing through various fortified kasbahs and the Dades canyon. You will arrive at your hotel in the late afternoon.

Accommodation details:

  • Dinner and breakfast at the hotel Le Château du Dadès.

Day 2: Dades Gorges - Tenghir - Todra Gorges - Tinjdad - Erfoud - Merzouga(Night in desert) :(4h drive) After breakfast, our journey today will begin along the route of the 1001 kasbahs to Toudra where you will stop for a walk in the oasis under the shade of the palm trees and continue towards the gorges. After some free time to enjoy the immensity of the huge cliffs and lunch at a local Restaurant, we will continue in the early afternoon to Erfoud, famous for its date market, where we will make a quick stop, then we will continue to Merzouga crossing a rocky desert landscape. Once you arrive at your hotel, feel free to take a dip in the refreshing pool before getting ready to meet your caravan of camels as they take you through the incredible color-changing sand dunes to admire the sunset outside. horizon. After a while enjoying the sand dunes and surrounding landscapes, get ready for a Moroccan dinner served under the stars next to the campfire with Saharan music.

Accommodation details:

  • Comfortable Camp: Included in the price of the tour
  • Luxury Camp: With a supplement of 60 Euro.

Day 3: Camel Trekking back to Merzouga - Atlas mountains - Back to Marrakech: After a sunrise camel trek through the Erg Chebbi dunes, you will arrive at the hotel for breakfast and a quick shower. Your driver will pick you up for the return to Marrakech. After some free time for lunch, we will continue in the afternoon to Marrakech through the High Atlas Mountains.

Your shared 3-day desert tour will end in Marrakech around 7:00 PM.

Where we'll go


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Meeting point

Pick-up from your hotel in Marrakech /or the nearest accessible point To your Riad

Good to know

Good to know

  • Please note that the driving times above do not include sightseeing time, lunches, drinks and photos
  • This tour is ideal for simple travelers with limited expectations. Otherwise, a private tour suits you better
  • Your luggage is welcome on the Marrakech to Merzouga trip. It will be safely stored in the truck while camping in the desert
  • Please make sure to pack a backpack/small backpack for camel riding and overnight in the camp
  • Please bring your own bathroom spices and a towel for camp
  • Warm blankets are provided during the winter season. However, warm pajamas are essential as temperatures can reach 0°C
  • A hat, sunglasses, good walking shoes and a wet nap are useful during this tour

What is included?

  • ✅tourist transport A/C
  • ✅Hotel in Boumalen dades(half- board).
  • ✅Comfortable tent camping in the desert in (half-board).
  • ✅Local guide for visits.
  • ✅Enjoy a camel ride in the desert to watch the sunset and sunrise

What is not included?

  • Personal expenses & Soft drinks & Lunch

What to bring

  • Please bring your own toiletries and towel for camp A hat, sunglasses,caméras, walking shoes, and sunscreen will come in handy on this tour.

Cancellation and refund

The booking fee ($12.87 p.p. included in the displayed price) is non-refundable if you cancel your booking. If a local cancels a booking or does not show up at the agreed time and place, you receive a full refund of the booking fee.

You are buying a unique experience that also empowers local communities and people to improve their lives by sharing their knowledge and lifestyle.

We give space for creativity. The locals themselves decide and develop the activity idea and design it in a way they find interesting.

Locals get 100% of the price they want. The booking fee is added separately.

Meet the Local


Hi everyone my name is Ibrahim! I grew up in a typical Berber village in the High Atlas Mountains and I share my vision of presenting the beauty of nature and ancient Moroccan culture to the world. During your holidays, I will try to organize for you the most authentic day trips to discover the mountains, waterfalls, villages, traditional souks, deserts and camel rides in Morocco. This excursion departs from Marrakech and will be guided by qualified locals and experienced drivers. So you can truly immerse yourself in the culture, nature and traditions of our diverse country. By booking this trip with Localme, you are 100% supporting local businesses and families while helping create jobs for local people. Welcome to your second country Morocco.

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