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3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

Book your local guided 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert.

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Tour overview

The 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga will start from your accommo dation in Marrakech, there are many things you will enjoy exploring and many activities to do. To start with, the first day will be a visit to the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, Ouarzazate, and Dades gorges. Then, we will travel further south to Merzouga. There, you will experience the most amazing camel ride and camping as Berber nomads. The last day will be mostly driving, and it is back to Marrakech.

Tour itinerary

Day 1: Marrakech – the High Atlas Mountains – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Dades Valley.

On the first day of our 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, we will pick you up at 08 am from your Riad or any point of your choice. Then, we drive crossing the Tizi N Tichka pass of the High Atlas Mountains(2260m) enjoying the mountainous road and the spectacular Berber villages. After that, we will reach the UNESCO world heritage site “Ait Benhaddou village”, the fortified ksar with its beautiful Kasbahs. 

Also, Ait Benhaddou has served as a natural scenery for many movie producers. There, you will go on a walk with a local guide crossing the river to the other side to discover. Moreover, the Ksar and climb to the top of the hill through the alleys of Ait-ben-Haddou, which is like rambling through the middle ages for an amazing view of the fertile Ounila river valley, surrounded by desert landscapes, and with the snow-capped Atlas mountains as a background, the view from the top seems to encompass the whole world. 

After lunch, we will continue our Marrakech desert tour for 3 days to Dades Gorge via Ouarzazate and Skoura. Also, the long valley of roses (the season of roses is in late May). After that, upon arrival to Boumalne Dades, we will deviate into a secondary road heading up through Dades gorges. From here, we will enjoy beautiful Rock formations (Called the monkey fingers) and fortified Kasbahs scenery along the Dades river, with the sunset as a backdrop. Next, after a stop at the canyons for a drink or to admire the majestic scenery, we continue to our hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Dades Valley – Todra Gorge – Erfoud – Risani – Merzouga desert.

On the second day of our 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert, we continue after a traditional Breakfast, taking the road of 1000 kasbahs to drive around the colorful Berber villages of the Dades valley. To get to Tineghir A beautiful valley of 15 km of palm trees, ending with spectacular Gorges, often used for rock climbing. 

The road to the Gorge of Todgha passes green palm and Berber villages, where we go on a trek along the canyons of about 300m high. After that, we will continue to Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga Sahara Desert and you will have time for lunch in Tinjdad or Touroug, depending on your hunger meter. Then, once you arrive at the dunes of Erg Chebbi, you will take a camel ride for 1 hour. While watching the sunset, to get to the camp in the oasis. 

There, you will be spending the night in the camp at Merzouga Sahara dunes under nomad tents, then you will enjoy shooting stars, and playing the drums with the camp staff and cameleers around the fire.

Day 3: Merzouga – Alnif – Tazarine – Agdez – Taourirt Kasbah -back to Marrakech.

On the third day of our 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, an early morning wake up to enjoy the sunrise over the highest dunes of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga one of the best moments of the desert. after that, you will ride the camels back to the hotel at the foothills of Erg Chebbi dunes where you will have a typical breakfast in the hotel followed by a refreshing shower to dust off the sand.

Next, we will drive back to Marrakech through Alnif, Tazarine, Draa valley, Agdez, and Ouarzazate. In Ouarzazate, we will have free time for lunch and a photo stop in front of the famous Taourirt Kasbah. Afterward, we will continue to Marrakech, where your Merzouga desert experience ends. Thereafter, we will be crossing again the Atlas Mountains and the Berber villages between Ouarzazate and Marrakech. Eventually, we will drop you off at your accommodation in Marrakech.

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Testimonials

We went on a three-day trip to the Sahara to spend New Year's Eve under the stars (parents and 12-year-old son). That was pure bliss - the most amazing and lovely tour one could imagine. With a terrific driver (Said/Saeed) for a fantastic firm, we journeyed through delicious and magnificent landscapes, stopping as often as we wanted for as long as we wanted. The journey had been meticulously planned, with comfortable lodging and plenty of intriguing sights to see along the way (we had booked the luxury version).
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This was my first trip to the desert, and it was an unforgettable experience. Ibrahim was a fantastic tour guide who told us a fascinating narrative. I would certainly advise anyone searching for a great desert trip to contact this company.
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Destinations overview of our 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga.

Ait Ben Haddou:

Ksar Ait Ben Haddou is a bunch of traditional ancient fortified homes, taking the form of a castle. But it is not a normal castle, it is a castle in a Moroccan Berber architectural style that you can see in the Ounila valley. Moreover, it was a passage of traditional caravans that links Marrakech to the southern Sahara region. Also, it is a Unesco-certified heritage site that reflects the pure traditional Moroccan ancient architectural art. More than that, this great Kasbah is on a famous touristic itinerary where many places deserve a visit. For Example, in Ouarzazat, Boumalen Dades, Tinghir, Erfoud, Rissani, and Merzouga where tourists get inspired by the beauty of nature and the hospitality of locals. All that is highlighted in the 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga.

Todra gorges: 

Todgha Gorges are series in the Moroccan High Atlas Mountains near the city of Tinghir. In a form of limestone river canyons that can reach up to 400 meters (1,312 ft) high. It is so normal that Todgha Gorges are also seen as a tourist site. It is where the mountain climbers enjoy their sport and where adventurers find their environment. Besides, it is the nature virginity where lovers could enjoy the huge mountains panoramic views, and landscapes. So, whatever your motivation in tourism is, never hesitate to discover this place and its surroundings in Morocco. 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga is your right path to reach there.

Merzouga desert:

Merzouga is a small village in the eastern south of Morocco. It is where golden dunes of sand take place and the nomadic climate finds refuge. Also, it is well known worldwide for its virgin nomad views. Also, lifestyle to experience. In the same context, the Merzouga desert and its sides are the famous 100% desert destination in Morocco. That is to say, it is the place where tourist seekers live new nomadic experiences in the desert nomadic landscapes. This is why this destination is in the program of the 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert. Therefore, do not hesitate to join us for the best adventure in the desert of Erg Chebbi.

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