3-Day Tour Marrakech to Merzouga

This 3 Days Marrakech Desert Tour with 2 Nights takes you on a breathtaking expedition in the south of Morocco through the Mountains of high Atlas with its Berber villages, Kasbahs, Gorge, Canyon, Palm Groves and Sahara desert (Erg Chebbi dunes) with its oasis. our 3 Days Marrakech Desert Tour – Sahara Desert Tours Low-Cost Group Tour.

Detailed 3 Days / 2 Nights, Marrakech to Marrakech – Via Erg Chebbi Dunes

Please keep in mind that the tour price change depending on the number of people, accommodation choice and season of travel.

  • The Highlights of Your 3 Day Marrakesh to Merzouga Desert Tour

    • See The Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou 
    • Travel through the High Atlas Mountains.
    • Camel trek at sunset to the desert camp.
    • Optional Sunrise camel trek
    • Visit the Todra Gorges ( If time allows )
    • Overnight in a desert camp
    • Local music around the campfire.
  • Tour date: Any date/day you prefer.
  • Type of tour: Private or Shared
  • Duration: 3 days – 2 nights.
  • Starting time: 8:00 AM or before in wintertime.
  • Finishing time: 7:00 PM.
  • Pickup: From your accommodation in Marrakech.
  • Drop-Off: At your accommodation in Marrakesh.

This is the 3 days Marrakech to Merzouga route

  • Day 1: Marrakech-Tizi N’tichka Pass-Ait Benhaddou-Ouarzazate-Kelaa M’gouna-Boumalne Dades.
  • Day 2: Kelaa M’gouna – Boumalne Dades – Todra Gorges-Tinejdad-Erfoud-Erg Chebbi (Merzouga).
  • Day 3: Erg Chebbi dunes – Ouarzazate- Marrakech


Day 1: Marrakech-Tizi N’tichka Pass-Ait Benhaddou-Ouarzazate-Kelaa M’gouna-Boumalne Dades.

Today, we pick you up from your hotel in Marrakech, and departure to Ait Benhaddou over the mountains of high Atlas passing through the Tizi N’tichka pass (2260 m in altitude), visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou and stop for lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon we will drive to Ouarzazate and stop near the atlas film studios for a photo then continue to the city center for a panoramic view of the kasbah of Taourirt. After that, you will head to Kalaa M’gouna or Boumalne du Dades for a night. Dinner and overnight at a hotel.

Day 2: Kelaa M’gouna – Boumalne Dades – Todra Gorges-Tinejdad-Erfoud-Erg Chebbi (Merzouga).

This morning after breakfast in the hotel, driving towards Tineghir passing by Boumalne du Dades and stopping for a panoramic view of Dades valley. Later on, we will continue to Todra gorges via Imider and Tineghir. Stopping along the way for photos and admiring the views. Arrival to Todra Gorges to enjoy its marvelous Canyon views while hiking on foot. In the afternoon we continue to Tinejdad and have a break for lunch then to Erfoud where you will visit a local fossil craft workshop. After that you will continue to the captivating dunes of Erg Chebbi, these dunes are called also Merzouga Dunes. Arrive at the hotel and get ready for a camel trek for an hour and a half to enjoy the sunset. While on the back of your dromedary, you will continue to the camp for an overnight in a traditional nomad tent. Dinner and spend the night in a bivouac in the middle of the dunes.

Day 3: Erg Chebbi (Merzouga) – Marrakech

After enjoying the amazing sunrise among the sand dunes and having breakfast, you ride back your Camels to the Auberge. You will travel back directly to Marrakech and have few stops on the way. Enjoying your lunch then continue to the red city of Marrakech over the mountains of high Atlas passing through the Tizi N’tichka pass (2260 m in altitude). Arrival to Marrakech and Drop off in your accommodation in Marrakech. Ending your 3 Days Marrakech Desert Tour Remarque: Note that the last day of the 3 Days tour from Marrakech and back to Marrakech is a long day driving (more than 590 km).  So if you have more time  it is advisable (but not a must) to do a 4 Days or 5 Days trip which will allow you to travel at ease without any stress.

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  • Private Transportation: comfortable 4×4 vehicle air-conditioned/ Mini-bus for large groups + Fuel.
  • Professional and well-experienced Driver Speaking English or a Driver+ a personal guide.
  • Accommodations in clean Auberge and Kasbah): We have a selection of accommodations, and to give more options to our clients, we have 3 categories from standard to a higher range. To see the Hotels/Riads/Camps we use, please visit our Accommodation page.
  • Camel Ride to watch the sunset and sunrise along with Desert guide.
  • Overnight in nomad Luxury desert camp bivouac (a night in a traditional Berber tent in the middle of the dunes)
  • Dinners and Breakfasts (Vegetarian food always available)
  • Stops whenever it is possible for photos, shopping, toilets…


  • Admission fee: All entrances fees to all sites and monuments on tour (Example: Kasbah Ait Benhaddou: 1EUR per person+5EUR for the local guide)
  • Lunch meals: Can be taken in good local restaurants along the way.
  • Beverages and drinks.
  • Tipping Driver/Guides

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