3 Days Marrakech to Merzouga (Erg Chebbi) Desert Tour

3 DAYS MARRAKECH TO MERZOUGA ITINERARY

Starting From €150.00
Overview

The 3 Days Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour and back to Marrakech is with 2 Nights stay in hotel and Sahara 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.

  • Get FREE Marrakech airport pick up and transfer to your Riad or hotel.
3 Days Marrakech to Merzouga (Erg Chebbi) Desert Tour

marrakech to merzouga 3-day desert safari

Here you will find the 3 DAYS MARRAKECH TO MERZOUGA desert tour that truly will allow you to experience the Moroccan Sahara Desert. Spend the night at a Bedouin camp in the Erg Chebbi dunes. Ride a camel to watch the sunset and sunrise. See the Kasbah and valleys of Ouarzazate, and much more.

Information About The Trip

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

Highlights Of The Trip

  • 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

This private or shared 3 days Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour is one of the most popular Morocco tours. See how this tour goes and which places of interest that covers.

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

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 Canyons 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.

Remarque: 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.

3 days Marrakech to Merzouga private or shared desert trip

How much does this tour cost?

The price includes a package and it is based on many factors, such as the number of people, accommodation choice…

To have an idea about our pricing plans, please visit our “Pricing €”  page. the final price can have slight changes and for exact values. Please contact us by using our  “Booking” page.

THE PRICING OF 3 DAYS MARRAKECH TO MERZOUGA DESERT TOUR
Price range per person based on Standard accommodation
Number of Participants 1 2 3 4 5 6
Price per person 660€ 320€ 285€ 220€ 200€ 190€
 
Price range per person based on Mid-range accommodation
Number of Participants 1 2 3 4 5 6
Price per person 800€ 380€ 360€ 340€ 325€ 300€
 
The Tour Price Includes

+Private A/C Van or 4×4 vehicle
+Fuel
+English speaking driver or a driver+a personal guide who speaks English.
+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.

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 pick up and drop off cities, unless you want us to book them.

We have a selection of accommodations, and to give more options to our dear clients, we have arranged the accommodations in two categories: The standard accommodation and Mid-range accommodation (such as Luxury desert camp), Note that you can mix nights between standard and mid-range accommodations and for this option let us know which night. Please, check out our Accommodation ( Open link in a new tab) page and let us know your preference.

Note: We book the accommodations depending on availability. Also, in high season, we may book you on similar hotels that are not listed.

If you have additional questions about this tour or would like to book it, please fill out the booking form below.

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FAQ ABOUT 3 DAYS MARRAKECH TO MERZOUGA DESERT TOUR

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