3-day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert


A 3-day Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour with 2 nights is perfect for travelers who have limited time in Morocco and want to experience a Sahara adventure, including a camel trek and overnight stay at a traditional nomadic camp. This tour offers the opportunity to visit scenic attractions, oases, palm groves, valleys, and UNESCO World Heritage sites in southern Morocco. Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

What to Expect on the Marrakech to Merzouga 3 days desert tour

Discover the stunning Merzouga desert on this 3-day Sahara tour from Marrakech. Enjoy an unforgettable night under the stars and participate in exciting activities such as sandboarding and camel trekking during sunset and sunrise. Explore the largest dunes in Morocco, located in the heart of the Sahara. This tour also takes you on a journey through the Thousand Kasbahs, showcasing the diverse landscapes of valleys, gorges, dunes, Atlas Mountains, and Berber villages blended into the surroundings. Marvel at the majestic adobe fortresses that adorn the hills.

3 Days Marrakech to Merzouga Desert Trip Highlights:

  • Stop at panoramic viewpoints to admire Valleys & Berber villages views.
  • Travel across the High Atlas Mountains.
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou.
  • Visit Ouarzazate city and the film studios.
  • Explore Dades & Todra Gorges.
  • Enjoy Draa Valley’s palm groves.
  • Experience a Camel ride in Merzouga dunes
  • Enjoy a spectacular sunset & sunrise Camel ride.
  • Spend an overnight in a nomadic desert camp.
  • Experience Sandboarding.
  • Wander Skoura Oasis & Roses Valley.
  • Take memorable Pictures with Nomads


  • Pick up & Drop off at your
  • accommodation.
  • Private Vehicle with A/C (SUV, 4WD, or minivan).
  • English speaking driver/Guide.
  • Camel trek (Camel per person)
  • Sunset or sunrise camel trek.
  • Overnight stay in a desert camp (Dinner & breakfast included)
  • Free time to explore attractions like Ait
  • Benhaddou, Cinema Studios, Taourirt Kasbah, etc.
  • Visit all interesting attractions along the road.
  • 1 Night Accommodation (Dinner & breakfast included)
  • Sandboarding (if you're interested)
  • Lunches.
  • Drinks
  • Monuments fees
  • Flight Tickets

Tour Plan

Day 1 : Marrakech - Atlas Mountains - Ait ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Roses Valley - Dades Gorges

Your 3-day Marrakech to Sahara desert tour begins with pickup from your Riad/Hotel in Marrakech at 8:00 AM by your private driver/guide. The journey takes you through the Tizi N'Tichka Pass and the High Atlas Mountains where you'll see camouflaged Berber villages. Your first stop is at the UNESCO World Heritage site, Ait Ben Haddou castle, famous for being used in several Hollywood movies such as "Lawrence of Arabia", "Gladiator", and more. Admire the exotic architecture and culture reflected in the Kasbahs. After exploring Ait Ben Haddou, continue to Ouarzazate for a leisurely lunch. Later, visit the Skoura Oasis and the Kasbah of Amridil, another magnificent site. Enjoy the scenic beauty and rich history of Morocco on this 3-day Marrakech to Sahara desert tour.
Next on the 3-day Marrakech desert trip, travel through the "Road of Thousand Kasbahs" to reach Dades Valley. Get a breathtaking view of the valley dotted with oasis and historic fortifications. Visit Kalaat M'gouna, known for the Roses Festival held annually in May. In the evening, arrive at Dades Valley where you'll spend the night in a Riad with dinner and breakfast included.

Day 2 : Dades gorges - Todra Gorges - Berber villages - Merzouga desert (Camel trip & overnight in desert camp)

Day 2 in the 3-day itinerary from Marrakech starts with a delectable traditional breakfast. Afterwards, we embark on a scenic drive through roads dotted with historic Kasbahs and charming Berber villages to reach the Dades Canyon. Marvel at the stunning scenery and fortified villages that once served as stopovers on the caravan roads till the early 20th century. Our next stop is the 15 km Todra valley, abundant with palm trees. Explore the towering walls of grey and pink rock in Todra gorges on a walking tour.
Next, we journey to Merzouga and the stunning Erg Chebbi dunes. Embark on a 1 hour and 30-minute camel excursion to reach your authentic Sahara desert camp. Along the way, pause to admire the sunset in the middle of the dunes, and try sandboarding if desired. Take pictures and bask in the picturesque surroundings. After the sun sets, the camel journey continues to the camp where you'll be greeted with a glass of mint tea. Spend the evening at the camp, listening to Berber music, roasting marshmallows over the campfire, stargazing, and dining before retiring for the night in a nomadic desert tent in the heart of Merzouga's sand dunes.

Day 3 : Merzouga desert - Draa Valley - Agdez - Atlas moutains - Marrakech

On the final day of the 3-day Marrakech desert tour, rise early to witness the sunrise on a camel trek over the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. After breakfast at the camp, return to Merzouga either by 4x4 vehicle or camel ride, whichever you prefer.
We will then traverse the Draa Valley and proceed to Nqob, before arriving in Ouarzazate. Take a relaxed lunch before making our way back to Marrakech through the Atlas Mountains, concluding the 3-day Morocco desert tour at around 8:00 PM.


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