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Marrakech to Merzouga 3-Day Desert Safari Ending in Fez

Product ID: 188559
Discover the edge of the Sahara Desert on a 3-day budget tour from Marrakech. Explore the dramatic landscapes of the Dades Valley and Kasbah of Ourzazate. Ride across the dunes of Erg Chebbi by camel.
About this activity
Duration: 3 days
Starting time 7:20 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, Arabic

Pickup included

Your hotel or riad in Marrakech
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Relax with an overnight stay at Hotel Chems in Boumalne Dades
  • Ride a camel in Erg Chebbi
  • See the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou
Full description
Day 1: Marrakech - Boumalne Dades
Following an early pick-up from your hotel or riad in Marrakech, journey across the High Atlas Mountains to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou. See the fortified Kasbah, used as a location set for some famous Hollywood epics, such as Lawrence of Arabia. Enjoy some time in the Kasbah, before driving to Ouarzazate, known as the Gate of the Sahara. Following lunch at leisure, continue to the Boumalne Dades via the Valley of the Roses. Upon arrival at Boumalne Dades, take the back roads through the Dades Canyons, passing stunning rock formations and fortified Kasbahs along the Dades River. Continue to your hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 2: Boumalne Dades - Erg Chebbi
Following breakfast at your hotel, drive down the  Road of 1001 Kasbahs to the small oasis town of Tinghir. Continue through the dramatic Todgha Gorges, pausing for some free time to explore the canyons and enjoy lunch at a local café. Continue to Merzouga to meet your camel caravan. Then, experience the Erg Chebbi dunes on camelback, and watch the sunset change the color of the sand. Reach your desert camp before nightfall, and enjoy an authentic Moroccan dinner under the stars. Local nomads will provide the entertainment and show you how to play the tam tam drums.

Day 3: Erg Chebbi - Fez
Wake early to watch the sunrise before breakfast (optional). Then, ride your camel back to the main road. Your driver will be waiting to pick you up for the transfer. Stop half-way for lunch in Ouarzazate, and afterwards transfer back to Fez City.
  • Pick up from your hotel or riad in Marrakech
  • Transportation by modern air-conditioned minibus
  • English / French-speaking driver/guide
  • Overnight stay at Hotel Chems in Boumalne Dades with breakfast and dinner
  • Camel trek in Erg Chebbi
  • Overnight stay at a Berber desert camp at Erg Chebbi with breakfast and dinner
  • Bedding at both accommodation
What’s Not Included
  • Local guide in Kasbah Ait Ben Hddou, you can hire a guide for an additional fee
  • Lunches
  • Beverages
  • Tips to driver and any personal expenses
  • Bottled water

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
This is a shared Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour that run in small groups of no more than 17 guests.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3 / 5
  • Organization
    4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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The driver was very very nice. When we got back on the bus everything went smoothly, however make sure to write an email to the company to find the right meeting location for pick-up. The tents in the desert were perfect!

January 6, 2020

December 16, 2018

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Ecolodge Adventures

Product ID: 188559