3 day trip to the desert in Morocco


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3 Days Premium Desert Trip To Merzouga From Marrakech

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time-raw3 days
Starting point
Marrakech Surf & Snow
Pickup Option
Free Pickup

Embark on an unforgettable voyage to the Moroccan desert in this 3-day tour from Marrakech. Stop by the Kasbah of Aït Benhaddou, the city of Ouarzazate, and Atlas Studios, one of the largest movie studios in Africa. Along your way, experience life like locals do as you sip on traditional mint tea, hop on the back of a camel to trek across Erb Chebbi, and spend the night in a nomadic bivouac camp. Two nights of accommodations with dinner/breakfast all transportation is included with this tour.

What to expect?

Experience the Moroccan Sahara Desert on a 3-day safari tour from Marrakech to Merzouga. Cross through the Atlas Mountains via the stunning Tizi-n-Tichka pass, explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Aït Benhaddou kashbah and visit the desert oasis at Skoura. Spend the night at a Bedouin camp in the Erg Chebbi dunes. Ride a camel to watch the sunset and sunrise. See the Kasbah of Ouarzazate, and much more.

Day 1: Marrakech to Dades Valley over the High Atlas Mountains and Ouarzazate Pick up at 8 a.m. from Marrakech, and drive south through the High Atlas Mountains via the Tizi n’ Tichka mountain pass and local Berber villages to Ouarzazate. You will reach and visit the exotic Kasbah of Aït Benhaddou. After lunch, your journey will continue to Rose Valley via Ouarzazate and through Skoura Oasis and the Kasbah Amerhidil, located in Skoura River. Overnight in the Dades Valley at Dades Kasba

Day 2: Dades Valley to Erg Chebbi desert via Todra Gorges and Erfoud Breakfast in the hotel. Your journey continues to Dades Gorges for spectacular views and a walk. You will drive back through Dades Valley to Todra Gorges via Boulman Dades, on the way you will stop for photos along Tinghir palm tree grove valley before you reach Todra Gorge, where you will have your free time to walk on your own along the Todra River. After a mint tea, you will drive to Merzouga desert passing by the Anti Atlas and Tafilalet Oasis to reach Erg Chebbi sand dunes for a camel trek and overnight in the middle of the dunes. Enjoy the sunset in the top of the dunes and a local dinner and a drum party in a traditional Nomadic bivouac camp.

Day 3: Erg Chebbi to Marrakech Early morning wake-up to a spectacular sunrise in the desert, and then enjoy a mint tea before you return back by camel to the Kasbah hotel where you will have breakfast and shower. Then continue to Marrakech over the High Atlas Mountains and the local villages. Arrival at Marrakech early evening.

What is Included?

  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • Pickup & drop off at your accommodation in Marrakech
  • Transportation in a modern and air-conditioned minibus
  • Driver speaking English
  • Overnight accommodation in a traditional desert camp (Shared tents)
  • Camel ride 2 hours
  • 2 Breakfasts and 2 dinners
  • Entry/Admission - Merzouga Desert


  • Lunch between 2 to 10 euros menu and Drinks
  • Optional guide 3 euros/person to Kasbah Ait Benhadou
  • Entrance fees to monuments
  • Optional activities

Is this Experience for Me?

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 17 travelers

What do I need to bring?

  • Please be sure to bring warm clothing in the winter (no sleeping bags are required), light clothing in the summer, sunscreen, a hat, good walking shoes, a flashlight, and trousers (for the camel trek).
  • Shorts and skirts are not recommended for the trek as the saddles can cause skin irritation

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
    • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 1 week in advance of the start of the experience.
    • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high quality service.

Meeting Point

  • Pickup & drop off at your accommodation in Marrakech will be provided at an extra cost

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