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3-day Desert Safari to Merzouga from Marrakech

  • A multi-day, all-inclusive adventure through the southern Moroccan countryside

  • Enjoy Saharan desert sites and sky-high mountain vistas, with a camelback ride across dunes

  • Venture far afield, without skimping on comfort: travel in an air-conditioned minivan

3-day Desert Safari to Merzouga from Marrakech
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3-day Desert Safari to Merzouga from Marrakech

Marrakesh is surrounded by awe-inspiring natural sights, but heading to the Moroccan countryside takes serious planning. Skip the logistics with this hassle-free, in-depth adventure, which takes you through Saharan dunes, Berber villages, and stunning mountain landscapes. Get off the beaten track while still comfortably in an air-conditioned minivan, with all overnights and most meals included. You’ll get an insider’s perspective on Southern Morocco, with a camelback ride and tasty tagine meals.

What to Expect
Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Dadès Gorges 

Your tour will begin at 7:20am from Marrakech and proceed toward the Dadès Gorges. First, you will travel by road and make your first stop in the Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Next stop will be in Ouarzazate, "The Door of the Desert" for lunch and exploration. At the end of the day, you will finally reach the Dadès Gorges Valley, where you will enjoy a typical Moroccan dinner. Spend your night in a small hotel or hostel and admire an amazing view over the landscapes of the valley.

Please note: In the second weekend of May and the last two days, there is the famous Rose Festival, so if you are lucky enough to travel through at this time, you can enjoy it!

Day 2: Dadès Gorges - Toudra - Merzouga

Your second day will begin with a traditional Moroccan breakfast in the hostel before getting ready for the departure to the Saharian village Merzouga, via the Toudra Gorges. On the way, you'll discover many Berber villages and colorful landscapes in the region. When traversing the Todra Gorges, they stand 300meters over the river so be wary when looking down! Lunch will take place on the road, and then you'll reach the city of Erfoud; well-known for their marine fossils that are hundreds of millions of years old. Once it gets close to the evening, you will enjoy a 1.5-hour trip via camels to Merzouga, where you will see the beautiful sunset sink below the sandy dunes. To finish this beautiful day, you will enjoy a good dinner in a campsite under the stars of Merzouga’s dune sky.

Day 3: Merzouga - Marrakech

On the third day you will wake up at 6:30 am to enjoy the sunrise over the dunes of Erg Chebbi, which is certainly the best moment in the desert of Merzouga to take pictures! You will also enjoy a typical Berber breakfast at the camp before riding your camels to the hostel back at Merzouga for a shower. You'll then head back to Marrakech via the incredible Draa Valley, passing through Tazzarine, Agdz and Ouarzazate, and traveling through the eternal Tizi n’Tichka pass and its panoramic views.
Reviews (35)
1 - 5 of 35 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Great experience and even better hospitality!!!

Our driver Mohamed really made this trip for us . Although the trip to the desert was a bit long he made it tolerable . Driving into the desert i stopped at an ATM that unfortunately took my card after it stated my PIN number...More

Thank Olivia L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Excellent experience!

This was an excellent experience, highly recommended and well worth the money. Do make sure to take some extra cash for tips, lunches and you’ll also need a head scarf for the desert! Or bring one beforehand. The Sahara was the highlight for me, the...More

Thank Cristianosp93
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Good option to experience Sahara

Good value for money tour with smaller group that took in the main sights on way to Sahara. Rain prevented visit to Todra Gorge. Good hotel with good meals supplied throughout. Lots of driving with 10 hour drive back to Marrakech on last day. Great...More

Thank Roominator
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ok for the money

we did visit the Ait Benhaddou kasbah, the Todra Gorges valley, a berber tribe and the desert via camel, beautiful. The down side is to visit a random rose factory and for 2h, a carpet store. The 4 start hotel, inside is worse than a...More

1  Thank marcelofpfelix
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great investment and tour rich in experiences

Great decision to invest into the tour as it had so many angles covered - the Atlas mountains, chance to see the old Ait Ben Haddou, have a tour in one of Morocco's valleys and, of course, ride a camel into the Sahara desert. It...More

Thank rosigur
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10 August 2018|
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Response from mandy939 |
You should probably write the company itself. Also helpful (for Marakesh Travel Services, rather tahn posted on TA) would be dates.
7 August 2018|
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Response from bako777 |
Hi did you get any reply from them? I have not heard anything
Alexandra M
16 July 2018|
Response from Agnė S | Reviewed this property |
There were 2 biotoilets in the camp. At least I haven’t heard anything about the shower.