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From Marrakech: 3-Day Sahara Tour to Merzouga Erg Chebbi

From Marrakech: 3-Day Sahara Tour to Merzouga Erg Chebbi

Activity provider: Marrakesh Travel Services
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Embark on a 3-day tour of southern Morocco from Marrakech. Sleep in the Sahara, see Ait Ben Haddou, and visit Valley of the Roses. Cross the landscapes of the Atlas Mountains and the Erg Chebbi dunes.

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Duration 3 days
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, Arabic
Pickup included
Pickup is available from all Marrakech hotels. For guest houses and riads, the pickup will be from the closest point accessible by van. This location will be provided the day before the activity.

Experience

Itinerary
72 hours
  • Marrakech

  • Tizi n'Tichka

  • Ait Benhaddou (sightseeing)

  • Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

  • Tinghir

  • Todra River (free time, view)

  • Rissani (traditional market)

  • Erg Chebbi, Morocco (camel ride, view, sunset)

  • Merzouga (dinner, free time, camp activities)

  • Ouarzazate (lunch, free time)

  • Atlas Mountains

  • Marrakech

Pickup included
Main stop
Highlights
  • See the impressive Atlas Mountains and take in panoramic views
  • Visit the UNESCO Ait Ben Haddou and see the earthen clay architecture
  • Take a guided tour of the Tinghir oasis and Todra gorges
  • Experience a camel ride at sunset and witness a desert sunrise
  • Enjoy some free time to visit Ouarzazate and the studios of cinema
Full description

Sleep beneath the desert stars at a Berber campsite on an unforgettable dunes experience from Marrakech. Visit UNESCO-listed Ait Ben Haddou, the Valley of the Roses, and Tinghir. Stop at traditional Berber villages around the Todra Gorge and trek with a camel through the Erg Chebbi dunes, the highest in Morocco

Day 1: Marrakech - Tinghir

Your shared 3-day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga will start early in the morning. Head to Ait Benhaddou through the Tizi Ntichka pass and the high Atlas Mountains. Make many stops along the way. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, which also served as a set for various Hollywood blockbusters. Continue to Ouarzazate and Kasbah Taourirte before lunch. In the afternoon, drive to Tinghir via the Valley of the Roses before you reach your hotel located in Tinghir. Dinner and overnight.

 Day 2: Tinghir – Merzouga

After breakfast at your hotel in Tinghir, your journey will start today with a drive along the road of 1001 Kasbah to the Oasis of Tinghir, where you will deviate to a minor road driving along the river to Todra canyons

After some time at leisure to enjoy the immensity of the huge cliffs, and lunch at a local café (at your leisure), continue early in the afternoon to Erfoud, famous for its date market, and a starting point of the ancient trading caravans crossing the Sahara desert to Tombouctou.

Continue to Merzouga driving through some rocky desert landscape. Upon arrival at the edge of Erg Chebbi dunes, meet your camel caravan, and ride your camels through the amazing color-changing dunes with the sunset on the horizon as a backdrop. Reach your Sahara Desert camp, nestled in the middle of nowhere just before darkness.

After some time to admire the dunes and the surrounding landscapes, get ready for a Moroccan dinner served under the stars next to a campfire. Late at night, enjoy Berber music with the local hosts playing drums

Day 3: Merzouga – Marrakech

After an early breakfast and a camel ride back to the main road, meet your driver and head back to Marrakech. Enjoy lunch on the road as you pass the Valley of Roses, and continue through the high atlas mountains to Marrakech. Finish your desert tour in Marrakech around 8 PM.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minibus with luggage storage
  • Guide
  • Private room at Hotel Bougafer, or a similar 4-star hotel
  • Camel trek in Erg Chebbi
  • Overnight in a desert camp in Erg Chebbi (toilets outside and shower in lodge )
  • Dinner and breakfast (vegetarian option are available)
  • Sandboarding
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Tips to driver
  • Guide at Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah 2 euro
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Long pants

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking in the vehicle
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 1377 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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The tour was incredible. Thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it, our bus driver Laarbi was very accommodating and did his best to help me when I lost my headphones in the camp. The food at the camp was so good and I had an amazing time with Zaid a local who spent the full night with talking with us. The only thing that let the tour down was the food stops along the way, we felt like cattle forced into the same restaurant as all the other tours with limited food options and bland food. Overall great experience

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January 25, 2023

This experience has been amazing. I recommend it to anyone. I could disconnect from the world for 3 days and I discovered the real Morocco. What really made a difference is the driver, Hamid. He is an absolute professional. His driving really made me feel safe. He is responsable, caring and a hard working person. If you want to see many things in a short period of time I recommend you this experience, and lucky you if you have Hamid as your driver :)

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January 25, 2023

We loved this 3 day desert experience. starting with our driver Ben haddou Mohammed, who was top top, the places we went to, the experience of riding a camel to the campfire in the tents, everything we loved this experience was top! I recommend everyone to take this trip! great!

January 23, 2023

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