Best 3 Days Marrakech Desert Tour Itinerary
Our 3 days Marrakech desert tour is made for anyone looking to explore the beauty of the Moroccan desert. Starting in Marrakech, you will be taken on a journey through oases, sand dunes, and Kasbahs. You will also have the opportunity to go camel trekking and spend an overnight stay in a Sahara desert camp. Here, you can witness the night sky with its endless array of stars without any light pollution spoiling your view. The sunsets that you witness while camel trekking are equally lavish.
This incredible experience will provide you with lasting memories of Morocco’s majestic landscapes and culture. You will be transported round-trip in air-conditioned comfort vehicle from your hotel, with a knowledgeable driver and guide, who will take you on a two-night stay, including one night in a desert camp. You will also enjoy a camel trek and meals as per the itinerary. This is a journey you will never forget!
3 Days Marrakech Desert Tour - highlights:
The 3-day desert trip from Marrakech to Merzouga is an unforgettable experience. The journey begins with a drive over the Atlas Mountains and through the famous pass of Tizi-n-Tichka, offering stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Along the way, travelers can visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. After that, they can stop by the Skoura Oasis to visit Kasbah Amredhil there.
The next day, travelers can explore Kela’a Mgouna where they can purchase cosmetic products made from local Damascene roses. Then, they will spend a night in a beautiful riad in the Dades Valley before heading off to Erg Chebbi for a camel ride in its red dunes. Finally, travelers will be able to witness the spectacular sunset at Merzouga before returning back to Marrakech. This 3-day desert trip is sure to be an unforgettable experience full of adventure and beauty!
Marrakech desert tour, 3-day itinerary
Marrakech - Atlas mountains - Ouarzazate - Dades valley
On the first day of the 3-day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, you will meet your driver at your hotel/riad at 8:00 am and depart from Marrakech, heading towards the south passing through the high Atlas Mountains via the highest road pass in Morocco Tizi-n-Tichka (2260 m high) offering impressive views of valleys, mountains and many Berber villages nearby. We will then visit the UNESCO protected site of Ait Benhaddou, a most impressive Kasbah and well-preserved fortress in Morocco near Ouarzazate. Many of the Hollywood movies were filmed there such as Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven, Game of Thrones, etc. After that we will continue our journey towards Dades Valley, through Mgouna and Skoura (Berber villages around the valley).
Dades gorges - Todra gorges - Camel ride - Merzouga desert camp
Today we will be exploring the Dadès Valley, Todra Gorge and Merzouga Sahara desert. We will start our journey in the Dadès Valley, crossing through the incredible Todgha Gorges where we can take some time to appreciate the stunning landscape. After that, we’ll continue on towards Merzouga, passing through the Jorf palm grove which produces some of the best dates in Morocco. We’ll stop for lunch at Erfoud before arriving at Merzouga.
Once we arrive in Merzouga, we’ll switch from our motor vehicles to camels so that we can explore the desert more intimately. We’ll search for a Bedouin camp where we can spend the night and enjoy an authentic Moroccan dinner under a blanket of stars. This is sure to be an unforgettable experience as we immerse ourselves in this unique environment and take in all its beauty.
Sahara desert - Draa valley - Ouarzazate - Atlas mountain - Marrakech
Today is the third day of your private 3-day desert trip from Marrakech to Merzouga. Get ready for an early Erg Chebbi sunrise camel ride before you meet your guide and 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 before continuing your drive crossing the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi Ntichka pass. This spectacular mountain pass offers stunning views of snow-capped peaks and lush valleys, so make sure you take some time to admire them! After a long day of driving, your private 3-day desert trip from Marrakech to Merzouga will end at your hotel or riad mid-afternoon. Enjoy a well deserved rest after this amazing journey!
What's in the Private Marrakech Desert Tour
- Private Air-conditioned vehicle 4WD or minivan
- Kasbah Ait ben Haddou visit
- Hotel in Dades valley
- Camel riding
- Private tent in desert camp with private bathroom
- Dinners and breakfasts
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Pick up details:
When planning a 3-Day desert tour, it is important to consider the pickup details. Your pickup will be from your hotel or riad in central Marrakech. If you are staying inside the Medina, your pickup will be at the closest point accessible to vehicles.