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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$127.92
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Standard Version ( STD )Most Popular
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$127.92
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$220.95
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.
Reviews (149)
1 - 5 of 52 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
An Experience of a Lifetime, Do It!!!

This was one of the coolest things I have ever experienced. Great communication, organization and customer service by Ando Travel. They arranged pick up near my Riad in Marrekech and were on time.Our driver Mohammed was great. The trip was long but broken up with...More

Thank chucks327
Reviewed 4 days ago
Disorganized and commercialized

This review will focus on how Ando did in organizing the tour and not how much we enjoyed the Sahara. We are a couple that stayed in a private tent. The promise is that there won't be more than 18 ppl in a tour. that's...More

Thank Rachel_F_Sydney_Aus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Our tour with Mohammed

We are two German girls, who booked the 3 day tour to Merzouga via "get our guide" online. The tour was really well organized and our driver Mohamed was Really the best. Her was motivated and enthusiastic all three days and even waited for us...More

1  Thank Aneinas
Reviewed 1 week ago
Magestic Sahara

To spend the night in the Sahara in a private tent, was a great experience, I wish departure time the next morning, would be later, but it was great to see the dawn while being seated on the camels. Its a long way from Marrakech,...More

Thank Silvana U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
3 days of nice sites and a lot of driving

Even though the destination is a bit far away from Marrakech, the trip is full of amazing activities and you won't get easily bored. Visiting the old UNESCO village on the first day is a bit of a rush and you don't have the opportunity...More

1  Thank Zoltan K
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Daniel D
7 November 2018|
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Response from JingLi | Reviewed this property |
No. These tour companies have prearranged restaurants. Often times the restaurant we stopped in was the only one on the road. So it’s not like every time we stopped it was in a village. But you can choose the meal you want... More