This superb private Marrakech desert tours 2 days, includes a Camel ride and an amazing night in a nomadic tent under an endless sky of desert stars. As well as a drive over Morocco’s highest pass, Tizi N’Tichka (2260 m altitude), offering a breathtaking landscape in the heart of the Atlas Mountains. Explore the fortified kasbah of Ait Ben haddou which is protected by UNESCO and has starred in many famous movies, as well as Hollywood of North Africa – Ouarzazate. Likewise, enjoy a journey into the Sahara with a medley of palm groves, fertile valleys, barren & rocky landscapes, Grand canyons of Dades & Todra and Rose fields in Kalaat M’gouna. Last but not least, discover the remarkable Draa oasis with an astonishing panoramic view in just 2-day Morocco Sahara trip.
Meet your personal Driver/Guide at your preferred location in Marrakesh, then start the 2 days Sahara Desert tour from Marrakech. Travel along mountain roads and climbing over Morocco’s highest pass, Tizi N’Tichka (2260 m), to the Hollywood of North Africa – Ouarzazate. It’s famed for being the filming location for many other Hollywood blockbusters and famous TV shows including Lawrence of Arabia, The Mummy and more recently Game of Thrones.
Afterward, continue to travel through the mountains of the anti-atlas (1660 m high). Admire the panoramic views of the ancient kasbahs and also the lush valleys with palm trees, fields and acacia. Free time to enjoy your lunch at your convenience in N’kob, later we hit the road again towards Erg Chebbi Dunes through Tazarine oasis and Alnif.
Upon arrival at the most popular and stunning dunes of the Erg Chebbi, one of the world’s iconic landscapes, with towering dunes up to 150 m in height, ride a camel through the desert towards your campsite. A spectacular camp hidden away in the sand dunes of the Sahara. Here in this magical escape from the modern world, you’ll experience the true essence of desert life. Besides, make sure to catch the sunset in the heart of the desert. In addition to that, enjoy a nice dinner, followed by live Berber music around an open fire and spend an amazing night under the stars, digest the desert in all its beauty that will give you remarkable memories of the desert trip exploring.
◈ Overnight: Merzouga Desert
◈ Meals: Dinner
After a truly stunning sunrise, freshen up and breakfast in your camp, depart Erg Chebbi dunes and set off on the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs to the gorge of Todra. Surrounded by towering vertical limestone cliffs reaching heights of 300 m to form one of the most dramatic and spectacular natural sights in Morocco. Moreover, its charm lies in its changing colors as the sun slowly moves from east to west. There’ll be time to marvel at this sight before you continue your journey to Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a stunningly well-preserved medieval village which has famously featured in many blockbuster movies, including Gladiator, The living daylights and many more.
After a visit to the Grand Kasbah of Ait ben haddou, then we hit the road again across the great High Atlas Mountains. Climbing over the pass of Tizi N’tichka, continue onwards with marvelous views over the Mountains and vast valleys to Marrakech. Arrive into Marrakesh in the late afternoon. Eventually, the end of 2 days Morocco desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga.
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⟐ Meals: Breakfast
♦ Private Day Excursions from Marrakech:
If the above proposed Itinerary: 2 days from Marrakech to Merzouga desert tours does not match what you’re looking for, then contact us, and we’ll tailor a customized desert trip in Morocco specifically designed to match your desired duration and interests. Whether you’re traveling with family, relatives, or friends, simply inform us of your timeframe and desired activities, and leave the rest to us. Our dedicated team at Morocco Tabiarte Tours is here to answer all your questions, provide detailed quotes for our Morocco Private tours, and offer valuable advice on the best time and places to visit. Whether you’re seeking guidance or ready to make a booking, we’re committed to assisting you every step of the way.
Our valued guests often ask about the differences between our 2, 3, and 4-day desert tours. Allow us to provide you with a concise explanation. Please refer to the figure below for clarity.
⇒ INTRODUCTION OF MARRAKECH TO MERZOUGA TOUR ITINERARY:
Morocco Sahara Tour departs either from Marrakech or Fez, and includes a night on the half route in the Sahara Desert (1 night or 2 nights) and end wherever you want, Fez or Marrakesh. Furthermore, the total distance from Marrakech back to Marrakech is 1124 kilometers and for Marrakech to Fez is 1033 kilometers.
⇒ DISADVANTAGES OF MARRAKECH DESERT TOURS 3 DAYS:
⇒ ADVANTAGES OF MARRAKECH DESERT TOURS 4 DAYS:
Escape to the desert’s embrace between June and mid-August, when temperatures reach a sizzling 37-44 degrees Celsius. To make the most of your experience while ensuring your comfort, we highly recommend our specially curated 3-day/2-night desert tours during this period.
➢ How to book a Tour with Us:
To get your booking confirmed for the 2 days Marrakech Desert Trip, a deposit is required and can be done easily and securely over PayPal. Regardless of the remaining balance is to be settled in cash, upon meeting your driver at the airport or accommodation. Besides, the currency EURO, USD, CAD and MAD are both acceptable.
➢ Is it possible to pay the total amount with credit card or PayPal?
Kindly note that we do not accept credit card payments due to excessive fees and security risks. While we prefer cash for the remaining balance, we can make exceptions in certain cases for PayPal payments. However, please note that a 5% fee will be added to cover additional transaction charges. If you opt for this method, it is advisable to arrange payment prior to your trip to Morocco.
➢ Cancellation process:
In the event of cancellation more than a month before the tour’s start date, the deposit is non-refundable. However, rest assured that we will credit the deposit towards any future trip with Morocco Tabiarte Tours, allowing you to choose an alternative date that suits you.
301 Reviews ★★★★★ Authentic & Genuine Reviews from our Travellers
We have been to Morocco this year, searched and got in touch with many tour companies for a private custom tour and Morocco Tabiarte Tours stood out for its competitive price and speedy responses. Moha was very reliable and easy to communicate with. We booked a 2 day/1 night trip to the Sahara from Marrakech that picked us up from Marrakesh and ended in Marrakesh. They created an itinerary that cuts the long driving hours to get to and from Merzouga with stops that make you truly appreciate the great and changing landscapes on our way to the desert.
Our tour guide & driver during that time was Ahmed. He was also exceptional and answered all our never-ending questions about Moroccan life and culture. Furthermore, we even enjoyed the Berber music he was playing during our long car rides and still listen to it to this day. Ahmed was a joy to travel with and truly in travel one of the most memorable is the people you meet and encounter. I still remember a moment when we wanted to see the sunset. They took us to this perfect spot to make sure we would get the moment we wanted. Overall, it was a perfect trip and I highly recommend Morocco Tabiarte Tours!
Megan Lan 〉 5 out of 5 ★★★★★ 〉 Couple Traveller 〉 March 21st, 2023
I and a friend of mine booked 2 days/ 1 night tour starting from Marrakech and finishing up in Errachidia. Moha had arranged and excelled the plan and our driver Ibrahim was extremely brilliant, with the driving, his patience. On the other hand, the vehicle provided was great, as well as the campsite stay and the desert camel ride were the highlights at Merzouga. Furthermore, the country itself was lovely, and our guide really took it upon himself to give us a memorable experience.
Cara Johnson 〉 5 out of 5 ★★★★★ 〉 Group Traveller 〉 February 26th, 2023
My family and I had a wonderful experience in Morocco. Moha, the manager of Morocco Tabiarte Tours, helped us find the itinerary of the Luxury Classic Tour. Also, He provided valuable suggestions and recommendations and was able to accommodate some of our last-minute requests that really made our trip unforgettable. Besides, our tour guide was knowledgeable and very helpful. Moreover, our driver, with his expert driving skills, navigated us through winding mountain roads and traffic-congested city roads.
Overall, we loved the trip and would definitely request the exceptional service of MTT again. Last but not least, we will, with no reservations, recommend their service to our friends. Read More Morocco tour’s reviews
Madison 〉 5 out of 5 ★★★★★ 〉 Family Traveller 〉 January 19th, 2023
◈ Marrakech to Merzouga Desert Tour‘s FAQ
It takes around 9–10 hours drive to get to Merzouga desert from Marrakech, approximately 563 kilometers (350 miles). But it’s possible to break up this long journey with overnight stops, either in Ouarzazate or Dades Gorge along the way.
Booking a private tour offers a unique and personalized experience tailored to your interests. You enjoy privacy, comfort, and the freedom to customize the itinerary and pace. With exclusive access and an expert guide dedicated to your group, you gain a deeper understanding of the destinations. While private tours can be more expensive, the benefits outweigh the cost for those seeking an exceptional and unforgettable travel experience.
The camel trek is about an hour, with a break in the heart of the desert in order to witness the sunset. If you prefer to walk, then you can walk alongside our camel caravan, but bear in mind that walking in the sand can be tiring.
Whether you choose to embrace the adventure of a camel ride or opt for the convenience of a 4×4 transfer, the choice is yours. Erg Chebbi’s enchanting desert camp awaits, promising an unforgettable getaway amidst the breathtaking dunes.
You don’t need a sleeping bag since there’re well-equipped Desert camps provides all the bedding you need including pillows, blankets and even a private bathroom in the tent if you need to take a shower (Luxury camp).
To fully experience Fes, it is recommended to spend at least two to three days in the city. Begin with a guided tour of the Medina, exploring its hidden treasures and iconic sites like the Karaouine Mosque, Al-Attarine Madrasa & Chouara Tannery. Take a day to navigate the Medina’s souks and immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere. If time allows, consider a day trip to the blue city of Chefchaouen, located approximately 200 kilometers away. This picturesque town offers stunning views and a charming ambiance. While two days are sufficient for a basic visit, extending your stay allows for a more immersive and leisurely exploration of Fes.
The majestic Merzouga Desert lies at a distance of around 463 kilometers (287 miles) from the vibrant city of Fes. Embarking on this enchanting journey from Fes to the mesmerizing Merzouga sand dunes unveils a tapestry of awe-inspiring sceneries and captivating stops, creating an unforgettable adventure for travelers. Prepare to be enthralled as you traverse this remarkable distance, immersing yourself in the beauty of the landscapes that unfold before your eyes.
Wi-Fi availability in the desert camps can vary depending on the specific camp you choose. Some desert camps may offer Wi-Fi access to their guests, while others may not have this facility available.
It’s recommended to pack comfortable clothing suitable for warm weather during the day and cooler temperatures at night. Essentials include sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, a scarf for protection from the desert wind, comfortable shoes for walking, and a small backpack for personal items. It’s also advisable to bring a camera to capture the stunning landscapes and memorable moments.
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