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3 Days
Availability : Private Tour
From Marrakech & Back
To Merzouga


Merzouga is a tiny city out at the edge of Erg Chebbi in the Sahara Desert. This town is just 20 km away from the border to Algeria where the traditional paved road comes to an end, and the amazing Sahara Desert dunes start. Merzouga desert is one of the most common points of Bivouacs and Moroccan Camel treks. The three-day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga is one of the most coveted Morocco desert tours.

Departures from Marrakech occur on a daily basis. This Marrakech to Merzouga tour is packed with many sites, making your tour interesting as you’ll be experiencing one scenery after another. The incredible change of landscape is stunning: From the Haouz plains near Marrakech to several valleys and oases including High Atlas Mountains, rocky plateaus, and the dramatic Erg Chebbi dunes. So if you’d like to discover the deepest of Moroccan desert, this is the best trip for you


  • Cross the High Atlas Mountains with its pass of Tizi Ntichka
  • Walk to the world heritage site of Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou
  • Climb up to Dades canyons
  • Visit Todra gorges and Tinghir oasis
  • Ride a camel in Erg Chebbi to watch the colour-changing sunset
  • Spend the night at a Berber desert camp at the Sahara desert


Day 1Marrakech – Atlas Mountains – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Dades Valley

Your Marrakech desert tour begins in the morning towards the Merzouga desert. We will cross the High Atlas Mountains, passing through some Kasbahs, the Atlas Berber villages, as we continue driving on the Mountains. After a few hours of touring the Atlas Mountains, we will reach Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, which is a popular World Heritage site. You will enjoy a well-served lunch near the Kasbah before we continue driving towards Ouarzazate (Hollywood of Africa). At Ouarzazate, the Taourirt Kasbah and Atlas studios where several movies were shot such as Game of Thrones and much more. We will then drive towards Skoura, and Roses Valley. At the end of the day, we will go to spend our night at Dades valley.
Dinner and overnight

Day 2Dades Valley – Todra Gorge – Erfoud – Risani – Merzouga

Our three days Moroccan Desert trip to Merzouga goes on after enjoying a traditional Breakfast. We will then take a drive through roads lined with ancient kasbahs and many attractive Berber villages at the Dades. We will then head over to Tineghir; A 15 Km breath-taking valley full of date palms. Experience the high walls of grey and pink rock around the road, as we continue trekking along the 300m high canyons.
We will then head to the Erg Chebbi dunes located in Merzouga, Sahara Desert, and you’ll enjoy your lunch in Tinjdad. As soon as you arrive at the popular dunes of Erg Chebbi, we will let you enjoy a one-hour camel ride, as you watch the sunset in style heading to the oasis where a camp is located. Nothing is more interesting than spending your night at Merzouga Sahara dunes in the bivouac under traditional nomadic tents or outdoors under the shooting stars. You can also spend your night playing the drums with the experienced camel guide if you like.

Day 3Merzouga – Alnif – Tazarine – Agdez – Marrakech

On the last day of our tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, We will pick you up in the morning and take you to a nearby place where you can watch the fantastic sunrise on the dunes. After taking a breakfast and hotel shower, we will take a camel ride to the main road. At the main road, you’ll meet your driver waiting with a comfortable Minibus to drive you back to Ouarzazate through the town of Rissani home of the Alaouite dynasty, and the oasis of Tazarine. After your time of leisure and lunch, we will continue with our journey back to Marrakech through the High Atlas Mountains. We will arrive back to Marrakech in the evening.

Departure Time


Price Includes
  • Private Transportation with A/C
  • Driver (Multilingual)
  • 1 Night in a Hotel (Dinner & Breakfast)
  • Camel ride in the dunes
  • Sandboarding in the dunes
  • Overnight camping in Erg Chebbi Merzouga Desert (Dinner & Breakfast)
Price Excludes
  • Drinks
  • Lunches
  • Accommodation in Marrakech
Price Per Person
2 PRS 3 PRS 4 PRS 5 PRS 6 PRS 7 PRS 8-10 PRS 11-13 PRS 14-18 PRS
€ 315 € 245 € 205 € 185 € 175 € 169 € 165 € 145 € 139

Travel safe during COVID-19

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between uses
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout the experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers

How far is Merzouga from Marrakech?

Marrakech to Merzouga distance is 560 Km. However, it will be split in two on the in with a night in Dades Valley. On the way back, you will spend the day driving to Marrakech.

Are bathrooms private in the first night hotel?

Yes, they are. Your room in Dades Valley hotel will have private ensuite bathrooms.

How long id the camel ride in Erg Chebbi?

It is roughly 1 hour for sunset and another hour for sunrise the following day. Time depends on season, Day light saving time, and sunset/sunrise time.

What if we want to skip the camel ride in Erg Chebbi?

You can. a 4×4 will be offered to transfer you from Merzouga lodge to Erg Chebbi desert camp for an extra fee of 30 Euros ( Included in luxury tent option )

Is sand boarding is included?

There will be a few sand boards available at the camp operator’s lodge to use at leisure ( Availability not guaranteed ). You can ask for one to take to the camp with you. They are free of charge

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