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3 Day Morocco Desert Tour itinerary from Marrakech

  • 3 Days 2 Nights
  • Airport pick-up
  • Airport Transfer

Introduction :

3 days Marrakech to Merzouga Sahara Desert tour itinerary, visit southern Morocco, High Atlas Mountains, Ouarzazate, Explore Merzouga desert, enjoy a splendid sunset and sunrise in the Erg chebbi dunes in Morocco 3 day Itinerary.

Tour Description :

This Splendid Private & Shared 3 days / 2 nights Desert trip from Marrakech to Merzouga. Our expert team will take you on an adventure to discover the most Essential and Amazing places of South Morocco, begin with the High Atlas Mountains, the kasbah of Ait ben haddou, Atlas Studio and the beautiful Rose’s Valley, as well as Dades & Todra Gorges. Moreover, visit the majestic Sahara Desert of Merzouga, Camel trek for an hour into the erg chebbi dunes, witness an incredible sunset and overnight stay in a desert camp under an endless canopy of Saharan stars.

Detailed Itinerary :

Day 01: Marrakesh » High Atlas Mountains » Ait Ben haddou » Atlas studio » Dades Gorge

Our reliable/expert staff will pick you up from your accommodation in Marrakesh, then start the Morocco 3 day itinerary from this point towards Merzouga through the High Atlas Mountains (Tizi N’tichka) and some ancient Kasbahs. Begin with a stop in Ait Ben haddou Ksar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987, the ksar has served as a backdrop in film and TV productions from Gladiator to Game of Thrones.

After a break for lunch and a visit to the kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, carry on to Ouarzazate, named “Africa Hollywood “. Here you have the option to view the Atlas Studio, the world’s largest film studio. Then, Taourirt kasbah, was first built-in 17th century by Imzwarn and expanded by Glaoui Family in the 19th century, it’s an amazing example of Berber architecture.

After that, depart from Boumalne Dades on a journey through the road of thousand kasbahs, Skoura palm groves and Rose valley in «Kalaat M’gouna», where roses bloom in profusion in springtime. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and enjoy the evening at leisure, the first night in our 3 days desert tour in the Spectacular gorge of boumalne dades.

Day 02: Dades Canyon » Todra Gorge » Merzouga Desert

Our 3 days Moroccan Desert trip to Merzouga goes on after breakfast to a spectacular sight made of mountains formed like monkey-fingers, then set off to see a great panoramic view of Dades gorge road. Afterward, head to the majestic Sahara where you will get to experience an orientation tour of the stunning landscapes and canyons. Continue on your journey to Todra gorge in Tinghir, a 15 km breathtaking valley full of palm trees. Experience the high walls of gray and pink rock around the road, as we continue trekking along the 300 m high canyons.

Thereafter, we continue driving toward the Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga. You’ll enjoy your lunch in Tinjedad. As soon as you arrive at the popular Dunes of Erg chebbi, we are pleased to prepare camels. There is an hour for you to experience camel riding and spectate the beautiful sunset in the heart of the Sahara Desert. Perhaps you would like to try sandboarding. Later, continue on to the camp, where you’ll be spending a night living by traditional nomadic tents under spectacular starry sky outside the tent in Merzouga desert dunes that will give you remarkable memories of the desert trip exploring. Upon arrival you’ll be greeted with a cup of mint tea and relax till dinner time. After dinner, there will be some nice traditional Berber drumming music near the campfire.

Day 03: Merzouga » Rissani » Alnif » Agdez » Ouarzazate » Marrakesh

On the last day of our Morocco desert trip from Marrakech to Merzouga. Early morning in order to see the sunrise. Then, return to the camp for breakfast and shower. After that, drive back to Marrakesh through  Rissani to visit the big lively souk in the south of Morocco. Thereafter, make your lovley way towards Alnif, Tazarine oasis and N’kob. As you approach Ouarzazate, admire views of the remarkable Draa Valley and the mountains of the anti-atlas (1660 m high). After your time of leisure and lunch, we will continue our journey back to Marrakesh through the high Atlas Mountains. Arrive in Marrakech in the early evening. Eventually, End of 3 Days/2 nights Sahara Tour.

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3 Days Marrakech to Merzouga Sahara tour

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3 Day Morocco Itinerary from Marrakech

3 days Marrakech to Merzouga sahara desert tour | 3 day morocco itinerary
Price Includes in

Marrakech to Merzouga in 3 Days

  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel/airport.
  • 1 night accommodation in a hotel/riad
  • Tour in an air conditioned vehicle Toyota Land Cruiser or spacious minivan in case of a group throughout 3-day tour.
  • An English speaking driver.
  • Dinner and breakfast daily.
  • Camel trek & overnight stay in a private traditional nomad tent.
  • No forced shopping stops during the tour.
Price Excludes in

3 Days Marrakech to Sahara Desert

  • Lunch and drinks.
  • Entrance fees to monuments ( Ex: atlas studio,…etc ).
  • Any Private Expenses
Note about

3-day Marrakech to Merzouga Desert

If our 3 days morocco tour itinerary from Marrakech to Merzouga does not match what you’re looking for, then contact us. We provide customized desert trips in Morocco according to your duration of stay and your preferences. You can come with your family, relatives, friends or all of them. Just let us know your duration, what you wish to do in the state, and we’ll plan the itinerary according to your interests. Additionally, our Team at Morocco Tabiarte Tours is at your service to answer any questions, give you detailed quotes about tours, and advise about the best time and places to visit. Whether you’re thinking about leading a tour or simply having questions, we’re here to help.


3 Day Tour From Marrakech To Merzouga Desert

Do I need a visa to enter Morocco or only with passport ?

First and foremost, most of the travelers needs only passport to enter Morocco, however your visit shouldn’t be over 3 months. here are some countries that don’t need a visa for Morocco : 

  • British
  • European Union (EU)
  • Australian
  • Canadian
  • USA
  • Japanese 
  • Hong kongers
  • Chinese 
  • Macau

For all other passport nationals, please check with the Moroccan Embassy.

What are the best destinations that I shouldn't miss ?

Firstly Morocco is one of the largest countries in North Africa with a lot of different and spectacular places, the atlas mountains, north, south (especially the sahara desert), the imperial cities…etc. here is a list of the best destinations to visit in morocco.

  • Chefchaouen
  • Marrakech
  • Merzouga (Sahara desert) 
  • Fes 
  • Casablanca
  • Essaouira
  • Rabat
  • Agadir
  • Tangier
  • Ouarzazate
  • Meknes

Is it safe for tourists in Morocco?

In fact, Morocco is a safe place to visit as it was updated to level 1 in early 2018, which means it’s now considered super safe to travel to the country and tourists should exercise a normal level of caution while visiting. Furthermore, the solo female traveler, you need to watch out a little more carefully but overall, you are still unlikely to encounter serious problems.

What type of adapters do I need for Morocco?

For Morocco adapter, there are two associated plug types C and E. moreover, plug type C is the one which has two round pins and plug type E is the one which has two round pins and a hole for the socket’s male earthing pin. Morocco operates on a 220V supply voltage and 50Hz.

Can I use any other currency except Dirham in Morocco?

Here is a list of the currencies you can use

Sure. Euro, US and CAD dollar are always accepted in Morocco and that will save time for you to bring cash to convert, doing away with bank lineups or non-active cash machines to acquire dirhams. Additionally, you can also use your visa card at bank machines (Attijariwafa bank or Bmce bank are common).

What can buy in Morocco?

  • Berber Carpet.
  • Moroccan pottery.
  • Lanterns ( Gorgeous lighting ).
  • Argan Oil.
  • Straw Basket Bags.
  • Leather Pouffes.
  • Moroccan Mint Tea.
  • Thuya Wood Boxes.
  • Fossils.
  • Dates.
  • Moroccan Rose Water.

Can I use my credit card in Morocco?

Absolutely yes, you can this process in every city in Morocco. On the other hand, visa and Mastercard are most vastly accepted. However, take enough cash for your travel, just in case you can’t be able to find an ATM to withdraw cash easily.

How long does it take to visit Morocco?

From 7 to 14 days is a fixed amount of time to discover unexplored of Morocco such as the desert and the imperial cities, as well as hiking in the Atlas Mountains and relaxation on the Atlantic coast.

How do I get see to the desert in Morocco?

The best and easiest way to get to the Morocco Sahara Desert is to go on a guided tour from Marrakech, Fez with round-trip transportation included. In addition to that, Merzouga and Zagora are the gateway towns to the desert dunes.

Good to Know

Morocco 3 day Itinerary from Marrakech to Erg chebbi

About Desert Tour
Payment Methods

Most of our customers ask us over and over this question about the difference between tours of 2, 3, 4 days, so we got you a clear explanation in order to let you know it, please refer to the figure below.


Morocco Sahara tour departs from Marrakech or fez. Stay overnight on the half route in the 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 from Marrakech to Fez is 1033 kilometers.

  • 2 Day desert tour: Spend overnight in the Sahara, however you might not be able to see the sunset, starry sky and sunrise due to 14 hours’ drive and the weather.
  • 3 Day desert tour: (depending on the starting point “fez or Marrakech”) The first night will be spent in the dades gorge (half way) and Next night is in the desert. Even Though you might not be able to see the erg chebbi sand dunes till 5 pm. So, for a 3 day Sahara Desert tour, there is only one night in the Sahara for about 14 hours, arranged to stay in a desert camp, If the weather is good, you can see the sunset, starry sky and an amazing sunrise as well.


  1. Few stops, fewer opportunities to take photos, not enough time to enjoy the sunset as the arrival will be late in the evening, can watch starry sky, and sunrise (depending on weather conditions) but departure will be earlier.


  1. A round tour of 14 hours, there is only one opportunity to watch the sunset, starry sky, and sunrise. If the weather is cloudy, you will miss it.
  2. There are at least 7 hours of sleep out of 14 hours, 4-5 hours of daylight and the rest of the time is night. As well as short time to take some photos and wander around.


  1. The 4-day desert tour allows you to spend a full 24 hours in the desert and have plenty of time to experience the Sahara Desert deeply.
  2. If the weather is cloudy on the first day, then no worries as there’s one more day left to catch up the sunset, starry sky and also sunrise.
  3. The 4-day desert tour has 2 nights in the Sahara Desert. We will arrange one night in the desert entrance Camp and the next night in a hotel.
  4. Experience the culture and lifestyle of the Berber people in the desert for more than 24 hours and free time to relax and take photos of dunes, Camels, Goats and Foxes as well.


  • Due to the temperature from June to mid-August. About 37-44 degrees C, only 3 days/ 2 nights of desert tours will be arranged during this period.

How to book a Tour with Us:

To ensure your 3-day desert tour, a small deposit is required and can be done easily and securely over PayPal. Regardless of the balance, it is in cash to your driver once you meet each other at the airport or accommodation. Besides, the currency EURO, USD and MAD are both acceptable.

Is it possible to pay the total amount with credit card or PayPal?

Please be notified that we don’t accept payments with credit cards due to many fees and hold security risks. Although we ask for the balance in cash because PayPal also has too many transaction fees and operational delays as it’s an international institution. In addition to that, we can accept it in some cases via PayPal, but a 5% fee will be added to cover up the extra transaction charges. If you’re thinking of this method, it is better to arrange the payment before the tour.

Cancellation process:

More than a month before the start date of the tour, deposit is non-refundable, but no worries since we’re gonna hold any deposit towards a trip with Morocco Tabiarte Tours at any later date you select.

327 Reviews Authentic & Genuine Reviews from our Travellers

We had such an unbelievable 3-day Sahara Desert Tour to Merzouga from Marrakech

Moha helped us create the most incredible Private Tour to Morocco Desert. We’ve had seen so many unique and hidden spots that we would never have seen without a local guide. And thanks to our guide Hami, the trip was seamless and stressless. I don’t think we could have had so many wonderful experiences without them. Both truly made our trip an unforgettable experience. Couldn’t recommend them more highly.

Lauren / 5 out of 5 / Group Traveller / 27 April, 2022


Had a great Merzouga desert tour from Marrakech with MTT

We booked 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert. While driving to the Sahara through Atlas we really enjoyed the beautiful scenery and Berber music played by our guide and also of course the camel ride which was an amazing experience. In addition to that, we had an unforgettable time in the desert. Likewise, dancing and singing along to Berber instruments were amazing. Besides, the accommodation we stayed in Dades and Merzouga was very nice, and we moved their hospitality. Thanks to our guide, Hmad, we learned a lot about Morocco and also Berbers. Overall, he was the best guide we ever had. I highly recommend you to book their tours.

Saki Monti / 5 out of 5 / Family Traveller / 12 April, 2022


High marks for this Marrakech Desert Tour 3 days


Carolina / 5 out of 5 / Group Traveller / 15 October 2020


Outstanding 3 days desert trip from Marrakech to Merzouga

Morocco Tabiarte Tours is perfect, responsible and also the price for 3 day desert tour itinerary to the Sahara is reasonable. Convenient car, reliable driver. We are really impressed by Mr Mohamed, answered the messages promptly and very informative. Here I would like to thanks to Hmad, who has accompanied us for the whole journey. Furthermore, He is kind and friendly. Took good care of us and made sure every one of us was comfy and safe along the journey. He is a Good Samaritan who tried his best to find my niece hand phone when we found lost last night when travelled from Fez to Chefchaouen. hmad’s responsiveness towards this matter is highly appreciated by all of us. Good job, MTT. Read More Morocco tour’s reviews

Michelle Swee / 5 out of 5 / Couple Traveller / 11 May 2020


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