Marrakech to Merzouga 3-Day Desert Safari

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Experience the Moroccan Sahara Desert on a 3-day safari tour from Marrakech to Merzouga. Spend the night at a Bedouin camp in the Erg Chebbi dunes. Ride a camel to watch the sunset and sunrise. See the Kasbah of Ouarzazate, and much more. •Discover the gates of the Sahara Desert at Ouarzazate •Ride across the Erg Chebbi dunes on a camel •Spend the night at a Bedouin camp •See the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou •Drive across the High Atlas Mountains •Take the back roads through the Dades Canyons •Enjoy an authentic Moroccan dinner under the stars

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Merzouga Desert

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Day 1 Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Tinghir

Stop At: Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou

After an early departure from the Marrakech hotel, your journey begins by crossing the High Atlas Mountains past one Berber village after another to the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou, famous for its Kasbah and fortified village, and previously used as a set for some famous Hollywood epics as well as a backdrop for some fashion magazines photo shoots. After some leisure time to explore the village with its Kasbah, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant, then continue your drive through Ouarzazate, known as the Gate of the Sahara and onto Boumalne Dades, admiring the scenic drive along the road to Tinghir, where you can enjoy dinner and an overnight stop.

Day 2 Day 2: Tinghir - Todgha Gorges - Merzouga

Stop At: Dades Gorges

Following breakfast, depart your hotel and drive to the dramatic Todgha Gorges, pausing for some free time to explore the canyons and enjoy lunch at a local café. Continue to Merzouga to meet your camel caravan. Then, experience the Erg Chebbi dunes on camelback and watch the sunset change the colour of the sand. Reach your desert camp before nightfall and enjoy an authentic Moroccan dinner under the stars. Local nomads will provide the entertainment and show you how to play the Tam Tam drums. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stop

Day 3 Day 3: Merzouga Ouarzazate - Marrakech

Stop At: Merzouga Desert

Following an early wake up to watch the sunrise before breakfast (optional), a driver will be waiting to pick you up for the transfer back to Marrakech. Stop half-way for lunch in Ouarzazate. You can also book upgrades for the night in the Bedouin camp as an optional extra. Upgrade to the deluxe desert camp with a luxury private tent complete with ensuite shower, bathroom facilities, and 5* amenities. These upgrades need to be booked per person.
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