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Overview Of 3-day desert Tour Starting from Marrakech to Merzouga Morocco Desert

Choosing to start your tour from Marrakech can be the best decision, as Marrakech is centrally located in Morocco. By embarking on this private Morocco  tour, you will explore the most wonderful and authentic places in Morocco. Our 3-day Sahara trip from Marrakech includes a variety of interesting activities such as camel riding over the dunes of Merzouga, exploring historical sites, sandboarding in Merzouga, and much more. If you prefer a longer Morocco desert tour, consider our 4-day Marrakech Sahara trip. Alternatively, if you are short on time, check out our 2-day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga.

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Itinerary of 3-Day Group & Private Desert Expedition from Marrakech to Merzouga:

Day 1: Marrakech to Dades Gorges

On the first day of the tour, you’ll depart from Marrakech at 7:00 AM, embarking on a scenic drive through the Atlas Mountains via the Tizi n’Tichka Pass, the highest in North Africa. Along the way, you’ll make photo stops at panoramic viewpoints to capture the breathtaking landscapes. Next, you’ll visit a local Berber village to learn about the culture. Arriving in Ait Benhaddou, you’ll enjoy lunch before exploring the UNESCO World Heritage site, Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, famed for its ksar and film history. Continuing to Ouarzazate, known as the “Hollywood of Morocco,” you’ll visit Taourirt Kasbah and have the option to tour the Atlas Film Studios. The journey then takes you through the Valley of Roses, ending with dinner and an overnight stay at a hotel in Dades Gorges.

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Day 2: Dades Gorges to Merzouga

On the second day of the tour, start with breakfast at the hotel before driving to Todra Gorges, one of the most spectacular canyons in Morocco. There, enjoy a short hike through the gorge to admire the stunning rock formations. Around midday, have lunch at a local restaurant near Todra Gorges. In the afternoon, drive to Merzouga, passing through several Berber villages along the way. Upon arriving in Merzouga, meet your camel caravan for a trek into the Erg Chebbi dunes, experiencing a magical sunset over the desert. In the evening, savor a traditional Moroccan meal at a desert camp and spend the night in a Berber camp under the stars, enjoying traditional music and a campfire.

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Day 3: Merzouga to Marrakech

On the third day of the Marrakech Merzouga tour, opt for an early wake-up to watch the sunrise over the dunes, followed by a camel trek back to Merzouga. Enjoy breakfast at a local guesthouse in Merzouga before beginning the long drive back to Marrakech. Around midday, stop for lunch en route, likely in Ouarzazate or a nearby town. In the afternoon, retrace your steps through the Atlas Mountains via the Tizi n’Tichka Pass, making photo stops at scenic viewpoints along the way. By evening, you’ll arrive in Marrakech, where you’ll be dropped off at your accommodation or a central location.

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F.A.Q About Marrakech Desert excursions

Marrakech 3 days desert tour to merzouga price

The price of this 3-day desert tour in Morocco, starting from Marrakech to Merzouga, varies based on the number of travelers and the season of travel. We offer both private Marrakech desert excursions and shared 3-day desert tours from Marrakech. For private tours, prices start from 240 euros per person. Our shared tours, which also provide excellent services, start from 145 euros per person.

Will I have a private tent in the desert and a private room at the hotel for my tour starting from Marrakech?

For your tour starting from Marrakech, we offer both private and shared options to suit your preferences. If you opt for the private tour, you will indeed have a private tent in the desert and a private room at the hotel. This ensures a more personalized and intimate experience throughout your journey. If you choose the shared tour, accommodations may be shared with other travelers, but you can always request an upgrade to private accommodations if desired, subject to availability and additional cost.


Can you do a day trip to the desert from Marrakech?

Doing a 3 day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert is not feasible due to the distance and travel time. The shortest tour we offer is a 2-day tour from Marrakech to Erg Chebbi in Merzouga. However, if you are in Marrakech and wish to experience a desert landscape in a single day, we recommend our 1-day tour to the Agafay Desert, which is the closest desert to Marrakech. This tour allows you to experience the unique beauty of the Moroccan desert without the need for an extended trip.

Is it worth going to Sahara Desert in Morocco?

Visiting Morocco and Marrakech without experiencing the Merzouga dunes, the highest dunes in Morocco, would mean missing out on a complete visit. Is it really worth it to go to Merzouga Desert, Morocco?


Is Marrakesh expensive Or not ?

Marrakech is renowned as one of the most visited places in Morocco and is often referred to as the capital of tourism in the country. Being a large city, prices can vary significantly from one area to another. However, in the old Medina of Marrakech, things are known to be relatively inexpensive


What Our clients say

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"My 3-day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga was truly unforgettable. We began with a scenic drive through the Atlas Mountains, pausing at panoramic viewpoints for breathtaking photos. A highlight was visiting Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, renowned for its ancient architecture and history. Ouarzazate and its film studios added a modern twist to our journey. The rock formations in Dades Gorges were spectacular, and our hotel provided comfortable accommodation with exceptional hospitality. The drive to Todra Gorges was equally impressive, featuring a memorable hike amid Morocco's natural beauty. Arriving in Merzouga was a dream fulfilled. The camel trek into the Erg Chebbi dunes at sunset was magical and truly unique. Our night in the Berber camp was authentic and charming, with delicious Moroccan food and traditional music under the stars. On our return journey to Marrakech, we once again enjoyed the scenic Atlas Mountains. Throughout the trip, our knowledgeable guide ensured we experienced both cultural insights and relaxation. Overall, this tour surpassed my expectations, offering a profound appreciation for Morocco's diverse landscapes and rich culture."
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My two teenage daughters and I just returned from Morocco after booking a desert tour to visit Merzouga from Marrakech, and it was truly amazing! All the hotels we stayed at were exceptionally clean and offered private accommodations. In the desert, we had the pleasure of witnessing a stunning sunset over the dunes and enjoyed riding camels. Our driver was incredibly kind, had excellent communication skills, and made us feel very safe throughout the journey. He was also very family-friendly, which made the experience even more enjoyable. I will definitely recommend this tour agency to my friends—it truly offers the best of Morocco with the most friendly and accommodating people.
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