Best 3 Days Marrakech to Merzouga (Erg Chebbi) Desert Tour

Best 3 Days Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour and back to Marrakech, is a tour with 2-night stays (One in a hotel halfway to desert from Marrakech and second in Sahara desert camp). It will take you on a breathtaking expedition in the south of Morocco. Travel through the Mountains of high Atlas with its Berber villages, Kasbahs, Gorge, Canyon, Palm Groves, and Sahara desert (Erg Chebbi dunes) with its oasis. Best Marrakech desert tours.

Trip Information

  • Destination: From Marrakech to Merzouga ( Erg Chebbi Dunes)
  • Duration: 3 Days/2 Nights
  • Starting time: 8:00/9:00 AM
  • Ending time: 18:00/19:00 Pm
  • Category: Private or Shared tour.
  • Accommodation: Standard or luxury hotels and desert camp depending on your choice.
  • Languages: English speaking driver or depending on your language availability.
  • Payment: Direct payment to the driver in Cash by any currency

Trip Highlights

  • The high Atlas Mountains
  • Ksar Ait Ben Haddou
  • Ouarzazate (Film Studios)
  • Skoura
  • Rose and Dades valley
  • Todra Valley & gorge
  • Erg Chebbi dunes ( Merzouga)
  • Rissani
  • Draa Valley

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Inclusion: 3 Days Marrakech to Merzouga

The Tour Price Includes

  • Private A/C Vans or 4×4 vehicles
  • Fuel
  • English-speaking driver/guide.
  • Pick up & Drop off at your accommodation
  • Typical hotels, Kasbahs, Riads
  • Camel ride
  • Camel man (guide of the camel caravan)
  • Overnight in a traditional nomad tent
  • All breakfasts
  • All Dinners in the desert line:  Midelt,  Ifrane, Azrou, Desert, Zagora, Dades, Ouarzazate, Ait Benhaddou, and all the regions. (Vegetarian meal option available)
  • Enough time to explore the sites: Kasbahs, Walks, Canyons, stops for photos, and toilet.

Exclusion: 3 Days Marrakech to Merzouga

The Tour Price Excludes
  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Dinners in: Marrakech, Fes,  Agadir, Essaouira,  Meknes, Casablanca, Rabat, Chefchaouen, Tanger.. and all cities outside the desert line are NOT included.
  • Entrance fees to all sites and monuments
  • Tipping Driver & Guides
  • Accommodations in the pickup and drop off cities, unless you want us to book them.

Itinerary: Best 3 Days Marrakech to Merzouga

The 2 Nights/ 3 Days Marrakech to Merzouga – Via Erg Chebbi Dunes:

This private or shared 3 days Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour is one of the most popular Morocco tours.

Day 1: Marrakesh-Tizi N’tichka Pass-Ait Benhaddou-Ouarzazate-Kelaa M’gouna-Boumalne Dades.

Today, we pick you up from your hotel in Marrakech, and departure to Ait Benhaddou over the mountains of high Atlas passing through the Tizi N’tichka pass (2260 meters in altitude), visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou and stop for lunch in a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, we will drive to Ouarzazate and stop near the atlas film studios for a photo then continue to the city center for a panoramic view of the kasbah of Taourirt.

After that, you will head to Kalaa M’gouna or Boumalne du Dades for a night.

Dinner and overnight at a hotel.

Day 2: Kelaa M’gouna – Boumalne Dades – Todra Gorges-Tinejdad-Erfoud-Erg Chebbi (Merzouga).

This morning after breakfast in the hotel, driving towards Tineghir passing by Boumalne du Dades and stopping for a panoramic view of Dades valley.

Later on, we will continue to Todra gorges via Imider and Tineghir. Stopping along the way for photos and admiring the views. Arrival to Todra Gorges to enjoy its marvelous Canyon views while hiking on foot.

In the afternoon we continue to Tinejdad and have a break for lunch then to Erfoud where you will visit a local fossil craft workshop.

After that you will continue to the captivating dunes of Erg Chebbi, these dunes are called also Merzouga Dunes. Arrive at the hotel and get ready for a camel trek for an hour and a half to enjoy the sunset. While on the back of your dromedary, you will continue to the camp for an overnight in a traditional nomad tent.

Dinner and spend the night in a bivouac in the middle of the dunes.

Day 3: Erg Chebbi (Merzouga) – 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.

  • Note that the last day of the 3 Days tour from Marrakech and back to Marrakech is a long day driving (more than 590 km).  So if you have more time it is advisable (but not a must) to do a 4 Days or 5 Days trip which will allow you to travel at ease without any stress.
  • If you changed your plans and you would like to end this trip in Fes, Then you can visit 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Fes itinerary.

Accommodation

Note: We book the standard and luxury Accommodation (such as Luxury desert camp) depending on availability. Also, in high season, we may book you on similar hotels that are not listed or provided by email.

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FAQ ABOUT 3 DAYS MARRAKECH TO MERZOUGA DESERT TOUR

The most famous itinerary of  3 days Marrakech to Merzouga desert trip is below:

  • Day 1: Marrakech – The Atlas Mountains – Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou – Boumalne Du Dades.
  • In Day 2: Boumalne Du Dades – Todra Gorge – Merzouga – Erg Chebbi Dunes.
  • Day 3: Merzouga – Ouarzazate – the Atlas Mountains – Marrakech

The nearest Airport to Merzouga is Errachidia Airport. You can find cheap Flights from Marrakesh (RAK) to Merzouga (ERH). To use our travel services from Errachidia airport, you can check our page Errachidia Desert Tours

 

All the Morocco Tours from Marrakech that we propose on our official website are amazingly chosen. With that in mind, let’s jump into Marrakech Merzouga distance. do you have an idea about it? have you ever looked at it on the map?
As we like our customers to be informed, The route from Marrakech to Merzouga is more than 560 kilometers and it takes:

  • 8 hr 51 min (563.6 km) via N9 and N10
  • 10 hr 30 min (675.2 km) via N8 and N13
  • 10 hr (597.4 km) via Rue 307/R307

That in case that the road is in good condition. In the snowy season, you will end up taking an alternative route which is way too long.

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