MARRAKECH TO MERZOUGA – SHARED 3 DAYS MOROCCO DESERT TOUR

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MARRAKECH TO MERZOUGA DESERT MOROCCO TOUR DETAILS

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

SAHARA MOROCCO TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO MERZOUGA DESERT HIGHLIGHTS :

  • Pass by the High Atlas Mountains of Tizi Ntichka
  • Visit world heritage site of Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou
  • Climb up to Dades canyons
  • Visit Todra gorges and Tinghir oasis
  • Camel ride in Erg Chebbi to watch sunset
  • Have a night under a Berber desert camp at the Sahara desert

MOROCCO DESERT TOUR MARRAKECH TO MERZOUGA 3 DAYS ITINERARY

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 – Rose Valley – Ouarzazate – Marrakech

After enjoying the amazing sunrise among the sand dunes and having breakfast, you ride back your Camels to the Auberge.

You will travel back directly to Marrakech and have few stops on the way. Enjoying your lunch then continue to the red city of Marrakech over the mountains of high Atlas passing through the Tizi N’tichka pass (2260 meters in altitude). Arrival to Marrakech and Drop off in your accommodation in Marrakech.

Departure Time

7:30

Price Includes
  • Pick up from your Marrakech accommodations ( or the nearest accessible point to your riad )
  • A/C modern minibus or mini-van driven by an English / French speaking driver / guide
  • First 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

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
FAQ

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

Customer Reviews
Matt Q
Matt Q
2021-11-06
Good tour of the start of the Sahara Very good tour to the desert. The guides were very helpful and pointed out all the places of interest. A great way to see the east of Morocco and the start of the Sahara desert
Pearl S
Pearl S
2021-11-06
Amazing place to explore!!! A well worth experience to last me a life time😘😘😘All the staff were kind and accommodating. I truly ❤️The Sahara Desert. So serene and inviting. I just amazed by its tranquil sunrise and sunset!!! So to my friends out there…book your early trip right now and I can attest and bet you’ll enjoy every minute of it👍😍😘🥰
Isma Hari
Isma Hari
2021-11-06
Super expérience C'était super....une très belle expérience... à recommander....on a vu le meilleur coucher de soleil au Monde.
Irma Rizvic
Irma Rizvic
2021-11-06
Lifetime experience!! I even don’t know where to start! Ali was a perfect host, he gave us even more we thought we’ll get. It is hard not to smile all the time because of his positive energy and big smile. He is one of those people who you’ll remember your all life. People on the tour were amazing(driver Brahim, Ali, workers from the camp and riad in dessert). Night in riad was amazing, it felt like we are in some kind of movie. And our time in dessert was beyond perfect. Riding camels to the camp, locals playing drums for us, sitting under the stars in the dessert, best food we had in Marrakesh, riding camels and watching sunrise, etc. After this experience it is hard not to come back in Morroco. If you need to choose one tour while you’re in Marrakesh, you should take this one! Lifetime experience
Bruno
Bruno
2021-11-06
Experience you weren’t aware you need!! Amazing experience throughout all the way! Starting from Marrakech, we stopped at number of spots to take astonishing photos, had even better moments with our guide Ali and the driver Brahim, treating us as their family! The food was amazing wherever we had it and both Riad and desert camp crew was a top notch! Definitely suggest you to wait for the sunrise the other day in the desert and go with camels if possible. Probably the best value for money when you visit Morocco!
Mélissa S
Mélissa S
2021-11-06
Des souvenirs plein la tête Une aventure incroyable ! L’accompagnement est excellent, chaque étape du voyage est pleine de surprises. Nous avons adoré et recommandons vivement l’expérience.
Kan D
Kan D
2021-11-06
Awesome trip across Morroco The trip was amazing from start to end. Great moments spent with the crew. It was probably the best way to discover Morocco.
Stefan G
Stefan G
2021-11-05
A beautiful and well-organized tour Mohamad was very attentive throughout the whole journey and provided us with a great experience of the desert
Paradise582033
Paradise582033
2021-11-05
Would repeat it any time Amazing trip and amazing guide. Was very well organised and careful with our needs. Good accommodation and very nice atmosphere.
Johnny
Johnny
2021-11-04
🐐 goats up the tree Excursion to the top! A super pleasant journey with beautiful landscapes. Mohamed our driver was just brilliant. He answers all your questions and does the translation if there are several countries on the mini bus :-) We traveled by clean and confortable mini bus. The city of Essaouira is very beautiful and quieter! I recommend this company!