Desert Merzouga Tour 3 Days

3 Days


Strong points :
  • Cross the High Atlas Mountains via the magnificent Tizi-n-Tichka pass

  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Aït Benhaddou Kasbah with a guide

  • Take a camel trek from Merzouga to Erg Chebbi and enjoy dinner under the stars at a Berber desert camp

  • Tour includes select meals and round trip from Marrakech

Description :

Escape the bustling streets of Marrakech’s medina for the stark beauty of the desert during this 3-day excursion to Merzouga and Erg Chebbi. Cross the Atlas Mountains via the magnificent Tizi-n-Tichka pass, explore the UNESCO-listed Aït Benhaddou kasbah and visit the Skoura desert oasis. Then discover the Todra gorges and the sacred city of Rissani before spending the night amid the austere beauty of the Sahara Desert. This 3-day, 2-night tour also includes a driver (who also serves as a guide), 2 nights accommodation (one in a desert camp), camel trekking, meals as per itinerary, transportation air-conditioned round trip from Ton Hotel.


Your 3-day shared desert budget from Marrakech to Merzouga will begin early in the morning with a drive east from Marrakech through small suburban towns to the High Atlas Mountains. A few stops will be made to take photos, enjoy the scenery, stretch your legs and drink a cup of coffee.

Ride winding roads to the famous Tizi Ntichka pass before reaching Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, the first major stop today for sightseeing. The fortified Berber village of Ait Ben Haddou is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is also known as a setting for major Hollywood epics, to name just a few films that have used the village for filming: The Kingdom of Heaven, Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator. Cross the river separating the Kasbah from the main road and explore the village at your leisure. If you would like to hire a local guide, they are available on site.

After free lunch in one of the local cafes, continue towards the Dades Valley passing Ouarzazate, the oasis of Skoura, Klaa Mgouna, the capital of the Valley of Roses and famous for its artisanal water distillation factories rose.

Upon arrival in Boumalne Dadès, follow the Dadès River on a small road passing various fortified kasbahs located on the side of the road leading to the Dadès canyons. You will arrive at your hotel late in the afternoon.

Dinner and overnight at your Dadès hotel.

After breakfast at your hotel in the Dades Valley, our journey today will begin with a drive along the road of 1001 kasbahs to the oasis of Tighir, where we will deviate from a secondary road along the river to Todgha where you will stop for a walk in the oasis in the shade of the palm trees and continue towards the Todgha gorges.

After a little free time to enjoy the immensity of the immense cliffs, and lunch in a local café (Free time), we continue in the early afternoon towards Rissani, famous for its date market, and being a point departure from the old business. caravans crossing the Sahara desert to Timboctou. After a quick stop, we will continue towards Merzouga crossing a rocky desert landscape.

Upon arrival at Des Dunes lodge, feel free to take a dip in their refreshing pool before getting ready for your sunset desert hike back to camp.

Meet our camel caravan and take a camel ride through the incredible color changing sand dunes with the sunset on the horizon as a backdrop. We reach our Sahara Desert camp before dark.

After some time admiring the sand dunes and surrounding landscapes, prepare for a Moroccan dinner served under the stars next to the campfire. Late at night, your local nomadic hosts will entertain you with their local music and drumming.

After an early sunrise camel trek through the dunes of Erg Chebbi, arrive at the camp operator's lodge for breakfast, a shower, and perhaps a quick swim in the camp's pool. lodge if weather permits.

Meet your driver and vehicle and return to Ouarzazate. After some free time for lunch, we continue in the afternoon towards Marrakech through the High Atlas Mountains.

Your 3-day Shared Desert Tour will end in Marrakech around 8:00 p.m.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Desert Merzouga Tour 3 Days
From $ 110
/ Adult
From $ 100
/ Child
From $ 90
/ Babies


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