Shared 3 Days Marrakech to Merzouga Tour



Shared 3 days Marrakech to Merzouga tour will allow you to experience the magic Erg Chebbi dunes. It is one of the best Morocco group Sahara desert tours from Marrakech that will give you the opportunity to discover so many different and beautiful sites between Marrakech and Merzouga.

During our shared Marrakech desert tour you will admire magnificent High atlas mountains, visit the world heritage site of Ait ben Haddou kasbah, Ouarzazate known as the gate of the Sahara desert, Green valleys, Palm groves, walkthrough spectacular Todra gorge.

Camel trekking tour and overnight stay at Berber camp under the stars. On the third day of our shared Marrakech desert trip after watching a beautiful sunrise in the desert you will drive back to Marrakech traveling through Draa valley, Anti atlas mountains with breaks for pictures, stops to enjoy the landscapes, and free time for lunch.

Late afternoon/evening we will drop you off at your hotel/riad in Marrakech and our services end.

Highlights of: Shared 3 days Marrakech desert tour to Merzouga

Here are the highlights of the Shared 3 days Marrakech desert tour to Merzouga:

  • Spectacular High atlas mountains
  • The Unesco world heritage of Ksar Ait ben Haddou
  • Wonderful views & panoramics
  •  Authentic Berber villages
  •  Camel trekking experience in Merzouga Sahara desert
  • Overnight stay at Berber desert camp
  • Admire starry Sahara sky
  • Breathtaking sunrise & sunset in Erg Chebbi sand dunes
  • Palm groves
  • Dades Valley
  • Todra Gorge 
  • Draa Valley

Tour Itinerary: Marrakech to Merzouga Desert shared Tour

Day 1 : Marrakech – High atlas - Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Dades Valley {330 km} 7 Hours

This morning our group 3 days desert tour from Marrakech will start with pick up from your accommodation in Marrakech after having a delicious breakfast then we will be traveling over Tizi n’Tichka pass ( 2260 m altitude ) while enjoying splendid views of the high Atlas mountains and authentic Berber villages.

On the way with stops to take photos then continue to Kasar Ait Ben Haddou (fortified village) the famous Kasbah declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986 numerous of films have been recorded in this picturesque place including Gladiator, Babel, Obelix, Queen of the desert, The Mummy, The Jewel of the Nile, The message, Sahara with Penélope Cruz and more…Free time to have lunch at a local restaurant.

After having lunch our Marrakech group desert tour continues to Ouarzazate a city south of Morocco’s High Atlas mountains, known as a gateway to the Sahara Desert where we will see Oscar Atlas film studio that considered the largest film studio in Morocco and Taourirt kasbah another heritage site located in the center of town.

Afterward, we will pass through the beautiful palm grove of Skoura, Rose valley known for its yearly rose festival and cosmetic products in the month of May, driving through the valley of thousand kasbahs you will view so many old centuries adobe kasbahs arrival to Dades Valley in the afternoon, dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 2 : Dades Valley - Todra Gorges - Erfoud - Merzouga camel trekking {270 km} 4 Hours

Today, after a healthy breakfast at the hotel our 3 day shared Morocco desert tour depart to Todra Gorge passing by different original Berber villages along the route including Tinghir where we’ll stop to admire the wonderful Todra valley full of palm trees and vegetation before we arrive at Todra Gorges that are currently one of the most popular rock climbing destinations in Morocco.

Where we will have a short walk through its narrow and high canyons that can reach 300 m high after that we’ll drive to Tinjdad and Touroug where we’ll have lunch at the restaurant than to Erfoud a destination for filmmakers due to the beauty of the surrounding Sahara Desert and the town’s oasis areas and it is also famous of fossils minerals and yearly dates festival.

Afterward, we will continue our way to Merzouga and great Erg Chebbi sand dunes from here you will take camel trekking for approximately one hour and a half in order to get to your Berber tents during the trek you will take a break in the middle of the dunes to watch a lovely sunset, do sandboarding if this is an activity you’re interested in, take pictures and admire breathtaking landscapes.

After the sun goes down we will continue to the camp where you will be greeted with a glass of mint tea, have dinner, listen to traditional Berber drumming music around the campfire, enjoy starry sky… and overnight stay at a comfortable camp in Merzouga desert.

Day 3: Erg Chebbi dunes – Draa Valley - Agdez - Ouarzazate - Marrakech {564 km} 8 Hours

We will wake up early morning to watch a beautiful sunrise, after these unforgettable moments you will have breakfast and shower at camp. Then you can either ride the camels or transfer by 4×4 as an option back to the originally started point where you will meet your driver.

We’ll travel all the way back to Marrakech driving through the arid pre-desertic area where we´ll see acacia typical trees of this scenery. On the way to the magnificent Draa valley we´ll make some stops to enjoy the beautiful views of the river that gives name to the valley, The Draa is Morocco’s longest river (1100 km) it is formed by the confluence of the Dadès River and Imini River.

Our shared Marrakech desert trip continues towards Ouarzazate crossing the Anti Atlas which is remains one of the least-visited parts of Morocco’s mountainscape. We´ll have free time for lunch in town and in the afternoon we will continue our Marrakech desert tour arrival in the late afternoon/evening, Transfer to your hotel, and end of our shared group tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert.

Marrakech to Merzouga Group Desert Tour Pricing Includes

Here are the things included in the pricing of the 3 Days Marrakech to Merzouga Group Desert Tour:

  • Pick up and drop off you at your hotel in Marrakesh or the nearest reachable point for the car
  • Tour in air-condition vehicle A/C
  • Experienced English speaking driver
  • 1 night stay at private room at hotel ( dinner & breakfast included )
  • 1-night stay at a private tent at desert camp ( Dinner & breakfast included )
  • Camel trek in desert
  • Sandboarding in the dunes (optional)
  • Moroccan mint tea at the camp
  • Fuel
  • Visit all interesting places along the way
  • Stops for panoramic views, take pictures, and free time for lunch

Shared Marrakech Desert Tours 3 Days Pricing Excludes

Here are the things NOT included in the pricing of the Shared Marrakech Desert Tours:

  •  Lunches
  •  Drinks
  • Entrances to monuments (optional)

What makes our Morocco shared desert tours different from others?

– You will travel in a luxury 4×4 car of 6 pax + driver or a comfortable minivan of 8 pax + driver both are equipped with A/C,  seat belts…and not with larger groups of 17 pax.
– Our shared desert tours from Marrakech to Merzouga desert are small groups not extended to 8 persons and not in overcrowed minibuses.
– Our drivers & guides are friendly and native from the Sahara desert, they are multilingual ( English, French, Spanish, Berber, and Arabic ) and they will be always at your disposal to answer all your questions and help you to satisfy your needs and requirements.
– You will have your own private room with an ensuite bathroom at the best hotels we deal with.
– You will sleep in your own private tent at a comfortable desert camp with the possibility to opt for the luxury tent ( if you would prefer to have a tent with its ensuite bathroom).
– Our Morocco small group tours are free og hidden costs, cheap tourists’traps, or forced shooping.
– Daily departure guaranteed from Marrakech and Fes.
– We ensure to reach the desert at the perfect time to do the Camel trekking over the sand dunes with plenty of time to enjoy the Sunset & Sunrise in the Sahara.
– Solo female travelers are welcome, hassle-free, completely safe, and you will be taken great care of.
– Pick up and drip off at your hotel or the nearest accessible point for the car and someone will walk with you to your accommodation.
Frequently Asked Questions

The distance from Marrakech to Merzouga desert is 564 km and takes around 8 hours, however, the drive will split into two spending the first night at Dades Valley and continue to Merzouga the next day. On the third day, you will travel all the way back to Marrakech.

Our Morocco shared tours are small groups not extended to 8 persons, during the trip you will have your private room at the hotel and a private tent at the desert camp, and you will share only the transportation.
This Marrakech 3 desert group tour will start and end at your hotel in Marrakech.
Yes, you can do the sandboarding in Erg Chebbi dunes – Merzouga desert.
The camel ride takes around 1:30 h to reach the camp.
The tents are always private but the difference is that at standard camp the bathroom is common and at luxury camp, the tents are private with ensuite bathrooms.
Yes,  we’ll take you in our 4WD from and to the camp.
We’ll transport all your luggage to the camp so you’ll have it with you in your tent once you get there.
Yes, there are towels and toilet paper at the desert camp, but it’s recommended to have yours in case.
Yes, the camp is equipped with electricity from solar panels energy.
Here’s a list of what to pack for your Morocco desert tour:
– Sunglasses 
– Sun cream 
– Scarf or Hat 
– Long jean pants ( comfortable for the camel trek )
– Long light sleeves
– Rugged sandals or shoes 
– Flip flops
– Hand sanitizers
– Portable charger
– First Aid Kit 
– A small backpack where to pack everything
– A wallet to secure your valuables like phone, cards…
What To Know?

Before you book this Marrakech shared Desert Tours 3 days kindly read the following points: 

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