The Merzouga desert is Morocco's most sought-after destination for camel trekking and unique desert camp experiences. To truly immerse yourself in the Sahara Desert adventure, be prepared for a captivating 2-hour camel journey through the magnificent sand dunes at sunset, followed by an overnight stay in a traditional Berber tent or a luxurious camp. Here, you'll indulge in a sumptuous dinner and enjoy mesmerizing musical performances by the staff around a roaring fire.
It's important to note that on the final day of this 3-day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, there is a ten-hour drive back to Marrakech. If this seems too exhausting for you or your children, we recommend opting for the 4 or 5-day Morocco desert tour to ensure a more relaxed experience. This unforgettable 3-day desert adventure departs daily from Marrakech.
Day 1 : Marrakech - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Dades Valley
Your journey begins with a 7:00 AM pick-up from your hotel or Riad. We'll traverse the High Atlas Mountains via the Tizi-N-Tichka pass, en route to the Sahara's gateway, Ouarzazate. Along the way, we'll visit the famous UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou Ksar, known for its role in Hollywood movies such as "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Jesus of Nazareth." Your guide will lead you through the dried riverbed and up to the Kasbah's highest hill for a breathtaking panoramic view. We'll then proceed to Ouarzazate, crossing the Valley of Roses and the Skoura palm grove before reaching the Dades Gorges. Here, you'll enjoy dinner and spend the night in a cozy hotel.
Day 2 : Dades - Todra Gorges - Merzouga Dunes (Erg Chebbi)
On the second day of this 3-day Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour, you'll start with a traditional Moroccan breakfast before departing the hotel at 8:00 AM. We'll journey along the Road of 1000 Kasbahs, passing picturesque Berber villages on our way to Tineghir and its lush palm grove, before arriving at the Todra Gorges. Our next stop will be a panoramic view of the golden dunes in Merzouga Sahara Desert, where you'll have the opportunity to take a refreshing dip in your hotel's pool. Later, you'll embark on a 2-hour camel ride through the dunes, witnessing a stunning sunset before settling into your Merzouga Desert camp for the night.
Day 3 : Erg Chebbi - Tazarine - Agdez - Marrakech
On the final day, you'll rise early at 5:30 AM to catch the first light of dawn and breathe in the crisp desert air. After a hearty breakfast at the camp, you'll ride camels back to meet your driver and begin the journey to Marrakech. We'll pass through Tazarine, the Draa Valley, Agdez, and Ouarzazate, stopping for lunch at a local restaurant along the way. This memorable 3-day desert trip from Marrakech to Merzouga will conclude upon your return to Marrakech.