marrakech to merzouga tour

3-day Marrakech to Merzouga tour

Discover Erg Chebbi from Marrakech

3-day Marrakech to Merzouga tour

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1st day of the Marrakech to Merzouga tour 3 days

The 3-day Merzouga desert tour from Marrakech begins with a trip to the beautiful Atlas Mountains. You leave the pink city early. First stage of this journey in the Moroccan desert: the road which connects Marrakech to Ouarzazate via the Atlas. You go through the Tizi’n’Tichka pass located at an altitude of more than 2000 meters.

Arriving in the Ouarzazate region, you will visit the Kasbah of Aït Ben Haddou. The Ksar is full of traditional adobe dwellings. Aït Ben Haddou is listed as a UNESCO heritage site.

After that visit you arrive in Ouarzazate. This quiet town in southern Morocco has a lot of charm. A visit to its surroundings is worth the detour. In particular, you will cross further through the Skoura Oasis. The Oasis seduces with its beauty and the hospitality of its inhabitants.

Then, head to the Valley of Roses with its beautiful landscapes in which the ocher contrasts with the vegetation. Finally, the last stop for the day is the Dades Gorges. You spend the night here in a charming riad.

2nd day: From the Dades Gorges to the Erg Chebbi dunes

The 2nd day of this Merzouga excursion from Marrakech is dedicated to the journey between the Dades Gorges and the desert.

But before you arrive in the Sahara, the 3-day Marrakech to Merzouga tour takes you through the Todra Gorges. Here, some people climb on these very high rocks! After a short walk along the river, we move towards Erfoud. You are very close to the Merzouga desert… You stop at Erfoud for lunch. The region is known for its delicious dates.

Less than an hour after this break, you arrive in Erg Chebbi. Let’s go for a camel ride for the sunset. Enjoy some of the most beautiful landscapes of the Moroccan desert! On your arrival at the camp, dinner and folklore around the fire in the evening. The 2nd night of the Marrakech to Merzouga tour is planned in a nomadic tent.

Marrakech to Merzouga tour 3 days: from Erg Chebbi to the red city

On the 3rd day, you start the day with a hearty breakfast at the bivouac in Merzouga. Then, it is time to start the return to Marrakech. This Merzouga desert trip 3 days takes you through Alnif and Tazarine on the way back. This Marrakech to Sahara tour makes you discover beautiful desert landscapes. You also pass through the town of N’Kob known for its ancient Kasbahs. And by the pretty village of Agdz located in the Drâa Valley.

Then the road passes through the Anti-Atlas Mountains to Ouarzazate. The trip continue through the Atlas Mountains to Marrakech.

For a 4-day Merzouga tour from Marrakech, check out the program here.

  • Departure for the Merzouga desert tour 3 days from Marrakech
    Departure is at 8 AM - 8:30 AM.
    Pick-up from the riad in Marrakech.
  • Distance traveled by car per day during this Morocco desert tour 3 days

    Day 1: about 5:30 hours,
    Day 2: 3:30 hours,
    Day 3: about 8:30 hours.

    The Marrakech to Merzouga tour 3 days tour is very popular. However, if you want to cut out the 3rd day trip, a 4 day tour allows for a more comfortable Sahara trip from Marrakech.

    A 5-day Merzouga tour from Marrakech is suitable if you want to spend 2 nights in the Moroccan desert.

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  • Desert camp in Merzouga
    Authentic experience or comfortable stay in Erg Chebbi ?
    Both are possible!
    The night in the desert can be organized in a traditional nomadic camp or in a luxury camp.
    The standard bivouac in Merzouga offers simple living conditions. At the luxury camp you have all the amenities for a very comfortable stay.
  • Camel tour in Erg Chebbi
    You enjoy a camel ride for the sunset in Merzouga desert.
    The return from the camp can also be done on the back of a camel.

    You can also try an original activity during this Merzouga tour: sandsurfing on the dunes !
    A board is available at the camp.


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