3 Days Tour From Marrakech To Merzouga

Tour Details

  • Duration: 3 days / 2 night
  • Departure Time:8/9 am
  • Departure Location: Marrakech
  • Ending Location: Marrakech
  • Tour Availability: Everyday
  • Tour Type: Private

Amazing 3 Days Tour From Marrakech To Merzouga

Merzouga is a small town out on the edge of the Sahara Desert of Erg Chebbi. Merzouga is just 20 km away from the Algerian border where the paved road ends and the real Sahara Desert dunes begin. With our 3-day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, you have tendered an opportunity to explore the Moroccan desert.

On this trip to the desert, you will visit the best attractions such as the beautiful High Atlas Mountains and authentic Berber villages. In addition to this, you will visit the Kasbah of Aït Ben Haddou, then move to the Atlas Studios in Ouarzazate and the Taourirt Kasbah. Finally, we’ll arrive at Merzouga Desert where you will take the camel ride and sleep in the desert in a Berber tent or a luxury camp. The following day we’ll travel back from Merzouga to Marrakech making stops on the way.


– Traverse the High Atlas Mountains
– Dades & Todra Gorges
– Visit the Kasbah Ait Benhaddou and Berber Villages
– Camel trek excursion
– Overnight at Nomadic camp
– Draa river valley

3 Days Tour From Marrakech To Merzouga Itinerary

Day 1: Marrakech – Atlas Mountains – Ait Ben Haddou – Rosse & Dades Valley

Your 3 day tour From Marrakech to Merzouga will start at 08 AM from your hotel/riad Marrakech, and depart our Merzouga desert tour. We will travel over the Atlas Mountains making stops on the Tizi Ntichka pass for photos, then descend into the Kasbah of Ait ben Haddou.

The Kasbah is a place of wonder. Here you will feel almost like you have stepped back in time to the days of gladiators, desert nomads, and ancient trading markets, the lunch will be taken in the Kasbah at Ait Ben Haddou after the guided tour has finished.
We will continue our tour to Ouarzazate to see the Oscar Atlas Studio (the ticket is 8$) and explore the Taourirt Kasbah. In addition to this, we will visit the City of Roses and stop at one of the cooperatives to see how they produce rose oil.
In the desert’s gateway city, we can make a stop at a café before venturing into the Dades Valley. Once there you can relax and unwind at a private guesthouse in Dades with an en-suite bathroom.

Day 2: Dades Valley – Todra Gorge – Merzouga Desert (Overnight In Desert Camp)

After a traditional breakfast, we will continue our Marrakech desert tours 3 days, taking the road of 100 kasbahs, Berber villages are scattered along the way, and we‘ll pass through Tinghir ( the Valley of 15 km of date palms ) to Todgha Gorges to visit its canyons (free tile to explore it) and Tinjdad where we will have lunch.
Afterward, we will head to the Sahara desert where camels will take you through the Erg Chebbi dunes to enjoy the color-changing sand dunes to watch one of the most majestic sunsets ever.
After arriving at the camp you will be welcomed with tea and smiles, dinner, a campfire, a music party, and overnight under a nomad desert tent.

Day 3: Merzouga – Agdz – Ouarzazate – Marrakech

On the third day after watching the sunrise over the dunes near the camp, you’ll have a delicious breakfast and take a shower, then come back to the starting location with camels or 4×4 as you wish.

Meet your driver and drive back to Marrakech, we’ll pass through the Palmeral of Tafilalet and Rissani (the hometown of the Moroccan royal family). Then, we’ll cross the Anti-Atlas Mountains to get to the villages of Nkob and Tazarine.

we’ll reach the new Ouarzazate, where we’ll stop for lunch.
In the afternoon we continue our journey to Marrakech via the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi Ntichka pass.
Your Private 3 Days tour From Marrakech to Merzouga will end at your hotel/riad or airport.

Important Note:  Our proposed 3 days tour From Marrakech to Merzouga can be modified and designed according to your requirements and needs, feel free to contact us.


3 Days Tour From Marrakech To Merzouga Inclusions

  • Pick-up & drop-off at/from your Accommodation or Airport
  • Private Vehicle with air-conditioned
  • Fuel
  • English/Spanish speaking Driver
  • 1-night stay in Dades Gorges in a traditional comfortable Hotel (breakfast & dinner)
  • Camel trek (camel per person)
  • Overnight in private desert camp (breakfast & dinner included)
  • Sandboarding (if you are interested)

3 Days Tour From Marrakech To Merzouga Exclusions

  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Entrance to monuments (optional)
  • Accommodation in Marrakech
  • Tips


  • Hat.
  • Camera.
  • Sunblock & Sunglasses.
  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Warm clothes in winter.
  • Cotton clothes in summer.
  • Umbrella.
  • Valid passport for 6 months.

Note: Check our blog about what to pack for Morocco


Additional info about the 3 Days Tour From Marrakech to Merzouga

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Vegetarian options are available, please let us know at the time of booking if required.
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase).
  • It can be cold at night and in the winter so please bring appropriate clothing.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate.
  • Quad & Buggy driving in dunes are not included in the price but it is possible to add them as an extra.

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1009 reviews

Unforgettable 3-Day Desert Tour

We booked a 3-day desert tour with Viajes Morocco Tours from Marrakech to Merzouga, and it was a dream come true. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable about Moroccan history and culture, and the journey through the Atlas Mountains was breathtaking. The highlight was definitely the night in the desert under the stars. Everything was well organized, and we felt safe and comfortable throughout the trip.

Barb G

3 days desert tour from Marrakech

We did the 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga with Hassan.

1. Route: it is very complete. Although we booked the tour for the desert trip, we were surprised by the rest of the things we discovered. The car is a comfortable 4×4 and we could stop for a break/WC whenever we wanted.
2. Guide: Hassan knows all places to stop (even the best hour to take photos) and he tries to avoid busy places that don’t worth it. We think that going with him is the best way to take profit of the trip. He tooked us to small places to have lunch that were really tasty and he explained us a lot of things about Moroccan culture and traditions.

We definitely recommend this tour, it is worth the price, and Hassan is the perfect guide.

Laura & Emili


3 day desert excursion starting from Marrakech and going to the Sahara desert

A pleasant 3-day tour from Marrakech. From legendary Kasbahs to landscape views and Sahara, everything was surreal and worthwhile. The whole journey consists of long drives and several stops so we’re able to take a break from a long drives – thank you very much to our driver Mohamed! Some of us lacked cash on the way so he compromises on taking stops therefore the whole trip was very convenient and according to our favour. The pick up from each of our hotel and campsite were on time that we managed to arrive to Sahara desert much earlier than the time that we had to take a camel ride to see the sunset and we also got back to Marrakech much earlier than we expected. Every scenery was beautiful and very well preserved (like you see in the pictures).

Brett NYC

Small group tour from Marrakech to Merzouga and back

We went on the classic 3 day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga and back. I did a lot of research before and there are so many offers out there for this and similar tours, but we are so glad to have booked this experience with Viajes Morocco. They offer shared group tours with small group sizes and in my opinion, that is a big game changer. The small group size was great and made it feel almost like a private tour (there was only one other couple with us). Everything was organized so well and went really smooth, we were in great hands and did not have to worry about a single thing! The Hotel we stayed in on the first night was so lovely and turned out to be an unexpected treat on this trip. Among the many highlights of the tour in terms of landscapes and sights, another highlight was our guide, Moha! He is such a kind and caring man we felt very well taken care of, and wherever we went along the way, he was greeted with a smile! Moha is a very good driver, we were so relaxed we often fell asleep during the car ride, also he was so well attuned to the needs of the group, coffee and bathroom breaks always came at just the right time!

Edmund K

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