Trip to the desert of Morocco: 3 days desert tour from Marrakech. The dunes of Merzouga in your hand.

Trip to the desert of Morocco in 3 days 2 nights starting and ending in Marrakech

This 3-day desert tour takes you from Marrakech to Merzouga, passing by Ait Ben Haddou and other strongholds along the road of a thousand kasbahs. The Merzouga desert is home to the highest dune formations in North Africa, where you can enjoy a camel ride with professional nomads. The region’s beauty is in the sky, where you can see stunning sunrises, sunsets, and a starry night sky. The tour includes many other attractions, such as the Rose, Dades, and Draa valleys, the Todra Gorges, and the Atlas passes. An overnight stay in a Sahara desert camp is also part of the itinerary.

Highlights

Enjoy a 3-day tour from Marrakech that promises an exquisite fusion of natural marvels, cultural heritage, and unique encounters across Morocco’s diverse landscapes. Witness the traditional production of Argan oil, explore the ancient splendor of the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou and the cinematic landscapes of the Atlas Studio in Ouarzazate. Venture through the lush Draa Valley, explore the enchanting Dades Valley and Gorges, picturesque canyons and valleys of Todgha, and indulge in the allure of the Merzouga desert with a memorable camel ride. Relax amidst the serenity of Berber luxury camp for an unforgettable stay.

Travel program

Our 3-day and 2-night trip from Marrakech to Merzouga is one of our most popular itineraries. We’ll visit stunning locations like Ait Benhaddou and the Atlas Studios in Ouarzazate, ride camels in the Merzouga desert, and spend a night in a Berber camp. The tour ends back in Marrakech after covering 560 km and making several stops along the way.

Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Dades Valley

At the beginning of your journey, our private driver will pick you up from either the airport terminal or your hotel in Marrakech. The first stop on our trip will be the Tizi n’Tichka Pass, located in the High Atlas Mountains. Here, you’ll see traditional Berber settlements and enjoy the stunning panoramic views. Our next destination is the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famously known as the Hollywood of Morocco.

You’ll have the opportunity to take photos and enjoy lunch here. After this, we’ll visit the Taourirt Kasbah before continuing our drive along the Road of Thousand Kasbahs. We’ll then arrive at the vast expanses of rose bushes in the Valley of the Roses. Our final destination for the day is the Dades Valley, home to palm trees, birch, and almond trees near its riverbanks. We’ll visit the “monkey fingers” rock formation and a spot on top of a mountain that overlooks the Dades Valley. We’ll conclude the day with dinner and an overnight stay at a hotel.

Summary of the first day

Day 2: Dades Valley - Todra Gorges - Erfoud - Merzouga

On the second day of our trip to Morocco, we’ll start with a delicious breakfast at the riad. After that, we’ll drive through Dades Valley and stop at a beautiful spot view of Dades Gorges. You’ll have the chance to admire the landscape and take it all in. Next, we’ll visit Todra Gorges, where the impressive rock walls carved by the Todra River offer breathtaking views. You’ll have time to explore the gorges, appreciate the natural beauty, and take a break for lunch in the palm groves of Touroug and Tinjdad.

We’ll end the day in Merzouga, the southernmost point of our journey. Here, we’ll switch to dromedaries to explore the Erg Chebbi dunes and witness a stunning sunset. After a two-hour ride, we’ll arrive at a luxury desert camp where we’ll have Berber tea and dinner. We’ll enjoy music and dance around the fire while admiring the starry sky for a magical night in the Sahara.

Summary of the second day

Day 3: Merzouga - Rissani - Draa Valley - Agdz - Ouarzazate - Marrakech

On the final day of your tour in Morocco, we will leave the Erg Chebbi dunes and visit the medina of Rissani. This small city is known as the birthplace of the Alaouite dynasty and the first imperial city of Morocco. We’ll explore its vibrant streets and then drive through various communities in the Moroccan desert, including Alnif, Tazarine, and the Draa Valley. The Draa Valley is home to North Africa’s largest palm grove. After that, we’ll visit Agdz, a traditional stop on caravan routes, before returning to Marrakech via Ouarzazate and the Atlas Mountains. Our journey will end in Marrakech with a heartfelt farewell, full of gratitude and best wishes for the future.

Summary of the third day

3 days desert tour from Marrakech includes the following Activities:

3 days desert tour from Marrakech excludes the following Activities:

Do you have a question about this trip?

If you have any questions about the trip you want to take, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. There are plenty of ways to truly appreciate the trip that we provide. We may also customize your trip to fit your needs.

Reviews

I took a three-day excursion from Marrakech that included sightseeing throughout Morocco, and I would definitely recommend their services. I'd like to express my gratitude to Hassan, our tour guide, for being such a wonderful person and for assisting us in discovering his nation to the fullest.

Alexandra21

Vacations In Morocco

I went on a three-day tour with Mustapha with four of my friends, and it was an experience I will never forget. From the minute we arrived in Marrakech, we were greeted with warmth and kindness by Moroccans. Without a doubt, I would suggest this travel business to anyone.

fedireca10

Vacations In Morocco

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