Tour overview:

3 day desert tour Marrakech to Sahara desert via different roads. Firstly, you visit Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah and Ouarzazate town and have a night in Dades Valley. On the second day, we drive to Todra Gorges and Touroug and head to Merzouga. Finally, you experience a camel trekking trip and drive along the Draa Valley the next day. We will visit Draa Rive and travel to Marrakech via the Anti-Atlas Mountains. Our 3-day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga includes pick and drop off services.

3 Day desert tour Marrakech
3 Day desert tour Marrakech

Itinerary: 3 Day desert tour Marrakech

1/Day 1: Marrakech-Ait Ben Haddou-Ouarzazate-Dades Valley

We will pick you up at 8 am and leave Marrakech through High Atlas Mountain. Thus, we pass by some Berber towns and visit Argan cooperative. Further, we drive uphill via the curvy road of Tizi N-Tichka pass. There will be a stop for a panoramic view in this mountain pass before we reach Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. The Kabah is a UNESCO site due to its rich history and architecture. Secondly, we move to Ouarzazate also called the Gate of the Sahara. It is the capital cinema in Morocco where movies produced in its Atlas Studios. You will visit this attraction and drive to Skoura and Rose Valley. In this valley, you visit rose cooperative where locals make rose products and prepare for the Rose Festival. Afterwards, we move to Dades Valley for a night, including dinner.

2/Day 2: Dades Valley- Todra Gorges-Merzouga

The second day of the desert tour offers the best experience in the desert. After breakfast, our driving to Todra Gorges will pass via views of the Dades Valley. Secondly, we stop in the rock oasis of Todra Gorges. There is free time to walk through the high rocks that reach around 300m and view rock climbers. Then, we drive to Touroug and Tinjdad Berber villages. Lunch will be in one of these villages. Moreover, we visit Erfoud and drive to Merzouga.

In the desert, you will take a camel ride of 1h and 30min to the camp. Of course, there will be a stop on the top of the dune to watch sunset and experience sandboarding. Finally, you have dinner and enjoy music around the campfire.

3/Day 3: Merzouga-Draa Valley-Marrakech

The last day of our desert tour will take a different road to Marrakech. Hence, we continue our trip after breakfast to Draa Valley. In addition to that, we drive along with the traditional towns and stop in Agdze for lunch. Then, we visit Draa River, the longest river in Morocco. Finally, we drive via the Anti-Atlas Mountains and High Atlas Mountains to Marrakech. We will finish our service after we drop you off to your Riad. It is possible to organize a guided tour in the old Medina in case you want to visit all the tourist attractions of the city.

Includes & Excludes

3 day desert tour marrakech: Includes

  • Private A/C Vehicle, 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser or Prado throughout the tour + fuel
  • Experienced driver
  • Pickup/dropoff
  • 1 night at the hotel in Dades gorges,
  • All breakfast & dinners (Vegetarians are welcome)
  • Kasbah Ait ben Haddou visit
  • Camel riding
  • Overnight in a luxury desert camp
  • Scarf/turban for each person
  • Water for your camel trip

3 day desert tour marrakech: Excludes

  • Beverages
  • Lunches
  • Tips


Incredible tour

My wife and I traveled to the the desert with our guide, Mostapha, who did a wonderful job making us feel comfortable and at home in his country and in his hometown nearby the sand dunes. The drive from Marrakech to Merzouga was part of the adventure, moving through a dozen small cities and towns, and seeing the landscape transform into the vast desert.

The tour itself is unforgettable. Riding the camels into the sand dunes is fun...but also very easy and manageable given that we only went about an hour into the dunes. Probably like most, we've never seen or experienced anything like it, marching up these mountains of sand hundreds of feet high. The sunset and sunrise as well, are memories themselves. Our friends and family can't believe the pictures...



3 day desert tour marrakech

We had such an amazing experience with this tour and I would highly recommend it to EVERYONE!

Morocco is a beautify country with warm and inviting people. As two females traveling, we were so very lucky to have Aziz as our driver- he looked after us the whole time and made sure we were safe and comfortable. My friend and I agreed that this was without a doubt the highlight of our trip. Aziz was personable and fun; we asked a million questions about the Moroccan culture and it was far better and more informative than any tour could’ve been. I would urge everyone to really soak up the experience by asking questions and learning more about the Moroccan way of life...



wow. Surreal experience

This has been such a surreal experience. First Aziz, our guide, was wonderful! Able to speak at least 4 languages, a funny person who will challenge you with riddles during the long ride, and willing to patiently explain the various cultural tradition of the region, Aziz made a desert trip from Marrakech to Merzouga that would normally feel long and boring feel exciting and amazing. Rachid, the camel guide, had an infectiously happy personality with a zest for life.

The camping site we stayed at was beautiful and surprisingly comfortable and safe! At night under the multitude of stars, we listened as Rachid and others played the drums around a campfire: SURREAL! Both guides and people who helped us along the way made us feel safe the whole time and made us feel like family.


Note: Please know that all our Desert tours from Marrakech could be tailor-made to suit your needs, for any change in the itinerary please don’t hesitate to contact us!

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