1. Morocco
  2. Marrakesh-Safi
  3. Marrakech
  4. Todra River

From Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Trip to Merzouga

Product ID: 296860
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Set off on a 3-day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga. Discover the real Moroccan Sahara Desert in all its sand dunes, oases, Kasbahs, and rocky landscapes. Spend one night in a hotel and one in a camp under the stars.
About this activity
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Valid 3 days
Starting time 7:30 AM
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Live tour guide
English, French

Pickup included

Pickup from any hotel/riad in Marrakech. Please arrive in the hotel lobby at least 10 minutes before the scheduled pickup time.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Drive across the curvy High Atlas Mountains and Tizi n'Tichka
  • Visit the UNESCO-preserved village of Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou
  • Explore the sights of Dades Valley and Todra Gorge, and have some free time to walk along the Todra River
  • Enjoy a camel ride in Erg Chebbi with stunning views
  • Sleep under the stars at a Sahara desert camp in Erg Chebbi
Full description
• Day 1: Marrakech - Tizi n'Tichka - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Dades Valley

Get picked up from your accommodation in Marrakech in the morning. Begin your journey to the Dades Gorges via the Tizi n'Tichka Atlas pass. Take in panoramic views across the mountains and traditional High Atlas Berber villages before arrival at Kasbah Ait Benhaddou. After exploring this UNESCO World Heritage Site, enjoy lunch in Ait Benhaddou or Ouarzazate, where you'll visit Kasbah Taourirt and the Atlas Cinema Studios. Continue to Dades Gorges though Roses and Dades Valley. Settle in for the night at a riad/hotel in Dades Gorges. 

• Day 2: Dades Gorges - Tenghir - Todra Gorges - Tinjdad - Erfoud - Merzouga 

After breakfast, depart for the Erg Chebbi Sahara Desert in Merzouga. Berber villages are scattered along the way, and you’ll pass through Todra Gorges, Tenhir, Tinjdad, Jorf, and Erfoud. Continue to a hotel in Merzouga. After relaxing for a while, take enough luggage for one night with you on a camel trek across the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Upon arrival at the camp, leave the camels and walk to the highest dunes for sand boarding and to watch the sunset. Spend the night in Berber nomad tents under the stars, listening to drum music in the middle of the Sahara. 

• Day 3: Camel trek back to Merzouga - Atlas Mountains - Marrakech 

Wake up in the early morning to watch the sunrise over the dunes. Ride your camel back to Merzouga to have breakfast. Pick up the rest of your luggage and begin your journey back to Marrakech, this time traveling through different areas and Berber villages. Once in Ouarzazate, take the same road back to Marrakech, arriving in the evening.
Includes
  • Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking driver-guide during the tour
  • 1 night at a hotel with dinner and breakfast
  • 1 night in the desert with dinner and breakfast
  • Camel trek
  • Free time to explore sites
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Local guides and entrance fees (if applicable)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• The drive on day 3 from Erg Chebbi to Marrakech is quite long; please be prepared
• If you wish to sand board in the dunes of Erg Chebbi, please ask at the hotel; if there are some available, you can take them with you into the desert

From US$ 154.65 per person

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Product ID: 296860