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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.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
I liked it

I like this tour but has room for some improvements, our pick up driver was super rude however he left us with our driver who was adorable Mustafa was on the quiet side but really good. The restaurants for lunches were good we had no...More

1  Thank Alexandra M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Trip to the desert

First of all, I have to thank our main guide and driver. He is a great guy with a fantastic personality, so thanks again. You get a lot out of the money you spend here. It is a very touristic trip, but absolutely recommendable. Lunch...More

1  Thank Josip B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Worth it but be prepared

This tour is great. You see and learn so much in the 3-days but it is very full on. You’re always on the go so be prepared for that. You also need a lot of water. Think about how much you think you need and...More

2  Thank Jessica T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great Trip in Merzouga Desert

We had a really good time, we spent a night in the Merzouga Desert. The organization was great, and the experience was unbelievable. We also had the best driver, so nice and genuine, he really took care of us during our 3 day trip. If...More

1  Thank Carelle R
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile
The Bomb Diggity

This trip is insane. Everything about it, including the cost, was phenomenal. Abdessalam, our driver was just a mega beauty, great guy. Definitely a loonie bin of a diver, but hey, I lived to write this review. The desert had a lot of sand. Fortunately,...More

2  Thank Adam D
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7 August 2018|
Response from bako777 |
hello, I am planning to travel as single person too. What did they replied to you?
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.