Marrakech to Merzouga tour 3 days

Discover the Merzouga desert from Marrakech!

Marrakech to Merzouga tour 3 days

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Discover the great dunes of Erg Chebbi on a 3-day Marrakech to Merzouga tour.

Marrakech to Merzouga tour 3 days : Dades Gorges overnight

In the morning you leave by 4×4 from Marrakech. Direction Ouarzazate and southern Morocco!

During the whole journey to Ouarzazate, you enjoy magnificent views of the Atlas Mountains. Stops are planned on the road to take souvenir photos. On the way, we also discover the Kasbah of Telouet.

Your Marrakech to Merzouga tour 3 days continues to Ouarzazate. Before arriving in the city, you visit the Ksar of Aït Ben Haddou. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You enjoy a visit to the Kasbah with a local guide before continuing your tour.

Then, the route takes you to the famous Valley of Roses, passing through the Oasis of Skoura. You can visit the Oasis and its Kasbah. Then, place to the magnificent landscapes on the Valley of the roses. We also love its typical Berber villages all in ochre.

In the afternoon, you arrive in the Dades Valley. You advance towards the Gorges du Dadès, while admiring the panoramic views of the mountains. The first night of this Merzouga desert trip is spent in a charming riad in the Dades Gorges.

From the Dadès Gorges to the dunes of Erg Chebbi (Merzouga)

After waking up and having breakfast, it’s time to leave for the desert. The Marrakech to Merzouga tour 3 days continues.

But before seeing the dunes of the Sahara rising in front of you, your Morocco desert excursion by 4×4 will take you through the Todra Gorges. Here again, the landscapes are very beautiful. You enjoy a short walk in the Gorges before arriving in Tinghir. Stop to discover the breathtaking view of the palm grove.

After the Gorges du Todra and Tinghir, direction Erfoud “capital of dates” in Morocco. Here, we stop to enjoy a delicious lunch before continuing to the Merzouga desert. The dunes of the Sahara appear on the horizon… But before setting foot in the sand in Merzouga, we have a little surprise in store for you! We take you to discover the music of the Gnawas of the region.

Afterwards, it’s off for a camel tour in the most beautiful dunes of the Moroccan desert! Adorned with traditional chèches, you advance on the backs of camels. You enjoy the sunset in the Sahara. This is one of the highlights of this 3-day Marrakech Sahara tour.

At the nomadic camp awaits you a hearty dinner and an evening around the fire with traditional music. Savor this moment under the starry sky in the dunes of Erg Chebbi! You then spend the night in a nomadic tent. It is a unique experience during this trip in the Moroccan desert.

From Merzouga to Marrakech: more great discoveries!

The 3rd day of your Marrakech to Merzouga tour begins with a breakfast at the camp in Erg Chebbi. Your Morocco desert trip continues by 4×4 to Marrakech.

There are still great discoveries to be made during this day. The road takes you through Alnif and Tazarine. The excursion continues with the city of N’Kob and its beautiful Kasbahs. We like the arid and desert landscapes on a good part of the return trip.

The road takes you to Agdz, a charming village located in the Draa Valley. Between Agdz and Ouarzazate, we cross the road that passes through the Anti-Atlas mountains. After Ouarzazate, you begin the road to the Atlas Mountains. Your arrival in Marrakech is scheduled for late afternoon. Your guide accompanies you to your hotel.

The 3-day Merzouga desert tour from Marrakech is great to discover Southern Morocco. Also see our Marrakech to M’hamid 3-day trip program.

  • Departure in the morning at 8 AM.

    Pick-up at your hotel.
  • The distance between Marrakech and Merzouga is about 560 km (between 8h and 9h) by taking the route detailed in this program.
    Other possible routes exist that have approximately the same duration.
  • The Dades Gorges are a popular tourist spot. They bear the name of the river that runs through them and which is about 200km long. The Dades Gorges are famous for the beautiful landscapes they offer.

    The Dades Valley is one of the most beautiful in southern Morocco.

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  • In Merzouga, enjoy 1h camel tour on the beautiful dunes of Erg Chebbi.
    Early risers can also enjoy a beautiful sunrise over the dunes.

    You can opt for quad biking or sandboarding too.
    Buggy is also practiced there.
  • During your holidays in Morocco, the Merzouga desert camp stay and activities in the Sahara can be a very original experience to live with family or friends!

    Enjoy this Marrakech to Merzouga tour to spend a night in a Morocco Sahara desert camp. You will enjoy the experience.
    The tents of the Erg Chebbi camp are equipped and comfortable for your stay there.

    It is also possible to plan a night in a Merzouga luxury desert camp.
    The tents of luxury camps are richly decorated and have everything you need for an exceptional stay in the Sahara!
  • When is the best time for this Morocco desert tour from Marrakech?

    The 3-day Marrakech to Merzouga tour is best done between September and mid-June.

    For those who wish to go there in summer (July and August), be aware that temperatures are very high in the Sahara.


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