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Marrakech to Merzouga 3 days desert tour: Overview, Highlights, and Tour Details


This tour of 3 days from Marrakech will take you on an enjoyable experience in Morocco. You will travel from Marrakech to the desert. On the way to Dades Valley, you will visit some beautiful Kasbahs such as the fortified ‘Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah’, and see the well-known Kalaat Megouna (famous for the production of roses). Also, you will camp for one night in the Merzouga desert.


  • Discover the fortified UNESCO Heritage Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou.
  • See the famous Kalaat Megouna
  • Enjoy the sunrise, sunset, camel trek, and starry sky in the famous Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga.
  • Admire the Koutoubia Minaret in Marrakech.

Detailed Plan for the Three Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga 


We will meet you in Marrakech, the most vibrant and bustling city in Morocco, rich in culture and history. This vibrant city is a mustvisit destination for anyone looking for an unforgettable travel experience. We will drive from the red city ‘Of Marrakech’ through Tizi N’tichka pass at 2260m altitude. Along the way, we will enjoy the beautiful landscapes until we reach the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a preserved heritage site selected by UNESCO. Our pause for lunch will be in Ouarzazate, where we can visit the film studios and the Kasbah later. Then, you will continue via the magnificent oasis of Skoura, Kalaat M’gouna, which is also known for producing flowers and water flowers. Through the Valley of Roses, we reach the Gorges of Dades. Night stay at the hotel on the site.

Highlights of the first day in this 3-day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga
  • Driving through the Tizi N‘tichka pass at 2260m altitude.
  • Visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou.
  • Exploring the Ouarzazate film studios and Kasbah and taking our lunch
  • Discovering the oasis of Skoura and Kalaat Mgouna.
  • Exploring the Valley of Roses.
  • Enjoy the views of the Gorges of Dades.
  • Staying overnight at the hotel.
What’s included
  • Greeting and pick up
  • Hotel and Dinner


Wake up in the morning, take our breakfast, then head to the desert of Merzouga. We will cross over several small Berber villages such as Tinghir, Gorges de Todra, Tinajdade, Touroug, and Rissani, and finally, we reach Erg Chebbi Dunes in Merzouga. We will find a camel professional guide who will lead us to the heart of the desert on the back of camels. It will be a wonderful experience. Over the high dunes, we will attend the panoramic sunset and spend the night in a Berber Camp under the starry sky in one of the best romantic moments in the desert. You will taste the Sahraouin dinner and enjoy the traditional GNAWA music.
Highlights of the Second day in this 3-day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga
  • Cross over several small Berber villages
  • Reach Erg Chebbi Dunes in Merzouga
  • Take a camel ride to the heart of the desert
  • Attend panoramic sunset
  • Spend the night in a Berber Camp
  • Taste the Sahraouin dinner
  • Enjoy the traditional GNAWA music
What’s included
  • Breakfast
  • Berber traditional Tent or Luxury Bivaouc
  • Dinner


On the last day, we will wake up early to enjoy the charming sunrise from the nearest high dune. Of course, we can’t leave without having a delicious breakfast first then we ride camels back to the village of Merzouga. Later, we leave back to Marrakech via the high Atlas mountains. And because Marrakech is an international tourist destination, we will have a walking tour in Medina if we arrive earlier. Marrakech is home to the famous square Jamaa el’ fna, Koutoubia Mosque, Majorelle Gardens, and the colorful traditional souks. After a guided tour of Marrakech, we end our 3-day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga by dropping you off at your riad or at the airport.
Highlights of the third day in this 3-day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga
  • Enjoy a stunning sunrise from the high dunes of Merzouga
  • Camel trekking to the village of Merzouga
  • Cross the high Atlas mountains
  • Explore Marrakech, home to the famous Jamaa Elfna Square, Koutoubia Mosque, Majorelle Gardens, and Mellah Square.
What’s included
  • Breakfast
  • Drop off



  • Transport in 4×4 or minibus
  • Fuel
  • Transfers from the airport and back
  • Camel trekking
  • Night in a luxury camp with dinner and breakfast


      • Midday meal
      • Drinks
      • Entrance fees
      • Gratuities and what is not in the program
      • Flight tickets


      In all the routes of our site, you can modify the circuits and the category of the hotels. The price depends on the number of people and days of the tour. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to modify or customize a different 3-day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga.

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