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 the desert from Marrakech and the second in the 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. 

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

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

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

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).
  • 4 Hours Drive

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 camel area and get ready for a camel trek to enjoy the sunset. While on the back of your dromedary, you will continue to the camp for an overnight in a luxury/traditional nomad tent.

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

Day 3: Erg Chebbi (Merzouga) – Marrakech
  • 9 Hours Drive

After enjoying the amazing sunrise among the dunes and having breakfast, 

You will travel back directly to Marrakech and have a few stops on the way. Enjoy 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 in Marrakech and Drop off at your accommodation in Marrakech.

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Accommodation For Desert Tours

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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Our tour prices vary depending on the number of travelers, number of days, accommodation type, and season of travel. Contact us for a reasonable price quote. Thank you.

Extra Services & Activities

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Explore our range of extra services and activities to enhance your experience.

  • ATV or Quad Bike: 60 Euros per person per hour.
  • Buggy Ride on the dunes: 120 Euros per person per hour.
  • Sandboarding: free of charge and you can ask for it at the camp.
  • Birthday Cake: Celebrate your special day under the starlit skies of the desert with a delightful birthday cake at the camp.
  • Proposal & Events: Create a magical moment with our special sitting area designed for proposals.
  • Horse Ride:  Indulge in a mesmerizing horse ride through the vast expanse of the desert

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


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