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3-Day Tour: Marrakech to Merzouga by Way of Dadès Valley plus Erg Chebbi Camel Trek

  • Hassle-free 3-day tour of Merzouga, Dades Valley, and Erg Chebbi from Marrakech
  • Explore the Atlas and Sahara with a guide to share their past and culture
  • Cover musts such as Tizi-n-Tichka, overnight in the desert, and camel rides
3-Day Tour: Marrakech to Merzouga by Way of Dadès Valley plus Erg Chebbi Camel Trek
From US$130.80
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Standard Version ( STD )
Accommodation in private ensuite room in hotel Kasbah Chems in Boumalne Dades, & a private comfortable tent in Erg Chebbi Bedouin desert camp (Showers available at the lodge in Merzouga).
From US$130.78
3 Days Merzouga - Fez (STD)
3 Days Shared desert tour including private taxi transfer from Merzouga to Fes ( Standard version ).
From US$182.91
Luxury desert camp (DLX)
Accommodation in an air conditioned private ensuite room in hotel Kasbah Chems in Dades Valley and & private luxury tent in Erg Chebbi ( private bathroom and shower inside the tent).
From US$225.89
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Exploring Morocco’s Atlas Mountains and Sahara desert from Marrakech without a guide risks missing out on hidden places and even getting lost. Experience all the musts and more while learning about local history and culture on this 3-day trip. See Tizi-n-Tichka, the Dades Valley, and Ait Benhaddou, and ride camels to and from a Saharan overnight camp. Minivan transport, some meals, and optional upgrade to a deluxe desert tent included.
What to Expect
Book your preferred tour option and start your 3-day adventure with pickup from your Marrakech accommodation. Then, settle inside your shared, air-conditioned minivan and travel into the Atlas Mountains, passing Berber villages, orchards, and rugged valleys.

After crossing the Tizi-n-Tichka pass, visit the UNESCO-listed medieval fortified town of Ait Benhaddou kasbah before taking in the desert oasis of Skoura and staying overnight at Boumalne du Dades.

On the second day, trace the Road of 1,000 Kasbahs to Tinghir, and walk through an oasis to the spectacular Todra Gorge. After lunch at a local café and an afternoon visit to the holy city of Rissani, travel on to Merzouga on the fringes of the Sahara desert.

Then, take a late-afternoon camel trek toward Erg Chebbi, where you'll spend the night at a desert camp and enjoy dinner and local live music under the stars. Your final day begins with a stroll in the dunes and a desert breakfast before a return camel ride to Merzouga and journey back via Ouarzazate and the High Atlas to Marrakech, where your trip ends at the starting point.

See the Itinerary below for details of the full schedule and accommodation options.
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Reviewed 2 days ago
3 Day Desert Tour with amazing Hicham!

My mother and i, had an amazing time doing a 3 day private, luxury tour from Marrakech to Merzouga! We where very lucky having Hicham as our driver-guide! He shared a lot of interesting information about Morocco, Berbers and the culture. He has a lot...More

1  Thank AnastasiaV1989
Reviewed 3 days ago
Marraekch to Merzpuga

Excellent way to see a lot of the geography and people of Morocco. Though the drive is very long - some 1,300 km round trip - it is worth it. Highlights were the Ait Benhaddou, the High Atlas Mountain pass, and the Erg Chebbi sand...More

2  Thank RichB1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
3 Day Dessert Tour with Hicham

We had a fantastic time with a nice small group in the dessert. On our way we saw amazing places and interesting people. Our guide Hicham told us much about Maroc. We had a great time with him. We recommend to do this tour! Marie...More

3  Thank Marie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great trek

It was a lot of riding, but worth every minute to see the sights and to watch the sunset over the dunes in the Sahara. The regular camp was sold out so my daughter and I ended up splitting from our group for the night,...More

4  Thank Sara P
Reviewed 18 April 2018
Great Choice, totally worth it!

I really enjoyed this tour. It was very well organised, with no hick-ups. I was collected from my hotel right on time. The driver, who was also our guide, was a kind and patient man, who also was an excellent driver taking us safely from...More

4  Thank minnie2104
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Maggie N
29 April 2018|
Response from Giorgio P | Reviewed this property |
I don't know that travel from merzouga to fez. I travelled form Marrakech to Merzouga and i had all included in my price (all hotels). I don't know which company organize that travel. My company was Ando SARL Travel and they... More
26 April 2018|
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Response from Giorgio P | Reviewed this property |
0 Votes Hi, i made the same trip than yours (Marrakesh - Desert - Marrakesh). We went to desert by car with 10-12 seats and there was a little space for put our luggages in the back of car. All participants had luggages and... More