3 days Marrakech to Merzouga Sahara Desert tour itinerary through Morocco’s highest pass, Tizi N’Tichka (2260m) to Ait Ben Haddou kasbah, Hollywood of North Africa – Ouarzazate. Furthermore, enjoy a journey into the Sahara Desert with a medley of palm groves, fertile valleys, barren & rocky landscapes, Grand canyons of Dades & Todra and Rose fields in Kalaat M’gouna. Moreover, visit the majestic Sahara Desert of Merzouga, Camel trek for an hour into the Erg chebbi dunes, witness an incredible sunset and an amazing night in a Berber nomadic tent under an endless sky of Saharan stars within Morocco 3-day itinerary.
In the morning you’ll meet your driver/guide, and then depart for Ait Ben Haddou over Morocco’s highest pass, Tizi N’Tichka (2260m altitude). Marvel at the wonderful scenery of the High Atlas Mountains and appreciate the remarkable Berber villages before you get to Ait Ben haddou kasbah. On the other hand, it is one of Morocco’s most iconic sites and a stunningly well-preserved medieval village which has famously featured in many blockbuster movies, including the one who wants to be the king, Babel, the kingdom of heaven, Prince of Persia…etc.
It was built by the last Berber chieftain El Glaoui Et-Hami in the late 19th century; it’s now a UNESCO matrimonial historical site. Lunch might be taken near the kasbah before making your lovely way into the Sahara with a medley of palm trees, magnificent canyons of Dades and rose fields in Kalaat M’gouna, where roses bloom in profusion in springtime. Besides, there is a possibility of stopping in Skoura before continuing to your hotel, home to several privately owned kasbahs, including the Kasbah Ameridhl, with its extravagant decorations and mud-brick fortifications. Later on, check into your hotel in the magnificent canyon of Boumalne dades.
♦ ⇒ Overnight: Boumalne Dades
♦ ⇒ Meals: Dinner & Breakfast
After breakfast, drive a bit further to Tissadrine to the beautiful panoramic view of the Dades valley, and then the beautiful rocks’ formation called «Monkey fingers». Afterward, depart Boumlane dades and set off on the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs to the gorge of Todra. Surrounded by towering vertical limestone cliffs reaching heights of 300m, it is known as Morocco’s Grand Canyon. Moreover, the charm of Todra 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 the Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga. Next, stop for lunch in the village of Tinejdad.
As soon as you arrive at the popular dunes of Erg Chebbi, one of the world’s iconic landscapes, with towering dunes up to 150m 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. 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 & Breakfast
Leave Merzouga after breakfast and drive back to Marrakech. Enjoy a scenic drive towards the Draa Valley through Alnif, Tazarine oasis, and N’kob with plenty of opportunities to stop and admire the panoramic views of the ancient kasbahs and palm groves (lush valleys with palm trees, fields and acacia), as well as the mountains of the anti-atlas (1660m high). Free time to enjoy your lunch at your convenience, later we hit the road again to the Hollywood of North Africa – Ouarzazate, famous for being the filming location for many other Hollywood blockbusters and famous TV shows including «Gladiator», «Jewel of the Nile». Then continue onwards with great views over the Atlas Mountains to Marrakech.
Perhaps get into Fes in the early evening and your 3 Days Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour adventure ends after dropping you off at your preferred location in the city.
If the above proposed Itinerary: 3 days from Marrakech to Merzouga desert tours 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 leave the rest to us, we’ll create a unique itinerary to suit your tastes and budget. Besides, our Expert Team at Morocco Tabiarte Tours is at your service to reply all your questions, give you detailed quotes about our Morocco Private Desert Tours, and tips about the best time and places to visit. Whether you’re thinking about leading a tour or making a request, we’re here to help.
Morocco Travel’s FAQ
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 :
For all other passport nationals, please check with the Moroccan Embassy.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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 Before Booking a Tour of 3 Days from Marrakech to Merzouga
Frequently asked questions by most of our valuable Guests about the difference between a desert tour of 2, 3 and 4 days. So, we got you a clear explanation, please refer to the figure below:
⇒ INTRODUCTION OF THE DESERT 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 THE 3 DAY ITINERARY:
⇒ ADVANTAGES OF THE 4 DAY ITINERARY:
How to book a Tour with Us:
To get your booking confirmed for the 3 days Marrakech to Merzouga Desert Tour, a 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, CAD 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 the extra transaction charges. If you’re thinking of this method, it is better to arrange the payment before your trip to Morocco.
More than a month before the start date of the tour, deposit is non-refundable, but no worries since we’re going to hold any deposit towards a trip with Morocco Tabiarte Tours at any later date you select.
327 Reviews Authentic & Genuine Reviews from our Travellers
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 〉 July 21st, 2022
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 were moved by 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 〉 June 28th, 2022
High Marks for this Marrakech Desert Tour 3 days
Carolina 〉 5 out of 5 〉 Group Traveller 〉 May 23rd, 2022
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, who answered the messages promptly and was 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’s hand phone when we found it lost last night when we 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 〉 May 19th, 2022