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3 Days in Morocco Itinerary From Marrakech to Merzouga Desert

Uncover the beauty of the Sahara in 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert. All-Inclusive Morocco Desert Trips. Ultimate luxury of a customizable private tour. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity—Book Now.

BEST 3 Days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert in 2024/25
3-Day Morocco Itinerary from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert
  • 3 Days/ 2 Nights
  • Private Vehicle
  • Distance: 1178 KM
  • Guided Tours
  • Half Board
  • Accommodation

Tour Description: 3 Days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert

Marrakech Desert Tours 3 Days

Embark on a thrilling 3-day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga and witness the stunning beauty of Morocco’s Sahara landscape. Traverse the magnificent High Atlas mountains and pass by the charming Berber villages. Additionally, discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou and tour the largest Atlas studio in Ouarzazate.

Moreover, experience the breathtaking beauty of Rose Valley, Dades Canyons, and Todra Gorge. Then, uncover the magic of Merzouga desert with a camel ride and a night of glamping under the starry sky. This epic 3 Days Morocco Road Trip Itinerary concludes in the vibrant city of Marrakech. Let us take care of everything and turn your dream adventure into a reality filled with unforgettable experiences.

What to Expect in 3-Day Morocco Itinerary from Marrakech

3 Days Morocco Desert Tour
  • Marvel at the High Atlas Mountains' majestic peaks and vast valleys
  • Visit the UNESCO site of Ait Ben Haddou, a stunning red clay village
  • Discover Ouarzazate, home of the world's largest Atlas movie studio
  • Trek through the breathtaking Todra Gorge and Dades' river canyon
  • Ride a camel through the iconic golden dunes of charming Merzouga
  • Spend an unforgettable night glamping under the dazzling Saharan stars

Detailed Itinerary: 3-Day Morocco Desert Tour from Marrakech

Morocco itinerary 3 days

1st Day: Marrakech » High Atlas Mountains » Ait Ben Haddou » Atlas Studio » Rose valley » Dades Gorge (6-hour drive)

Upon being picked up from your riad in Marrakech, begin your journey with a scenic drive across the majestic High Atlas mountains. Get ready to be enchanted by the breathtaking views that will surely inspire you to capture memorable photographs.

The first stop takes you to the awe-inspiring Ait ben haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that will transport you back in time with its fortified village and rich history. Following the exploration of this remarkable place, enjoy a delightful lunch. Then, head to Ouarzazate, where a visit to the famous Atlas Studio awaits, known for its role in numerous movies and TV shows.

Continuing your expedition, traverse the picturesque valley of roses, where the vibrant bloom of roses in springtime creates a sight that is nothing short of magical. Finally, arrive at the enchanting Dades gorge, where you can check into a cozy hotel and immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature’s embrace. Get ready to unwind and indulge in the beauty that surrounds you.

√ Overnight: Dades Gorge

√ Included Meals: Dinner

2nd Day: Dades Valley » Todra Gorge » Merzouga Desert » Camel Trek & Glamping under the stars (4-hour drive)

Explore the magnificent Dades valley after a scrumptious breakfast and witness the incredible rock formations that make this place truly one-of-a-kind. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the gorge and take in the breathtaking views.

Afterward, travel along the route of a thousand kasbahs toward Todra gorge, a popular spot for climbing enthusiasts. Take a leisurely walk and enjoy the stunning vistas before stopping for a tasty lunch in the charming town of Tinjdad.

After lunch, embark on a thrilling journey to the magical Sahara desert. Leave your car behind and hop on a camel for an unforgettable ride to your luxury desert camp. While journeying through the iconic Erg Chebbi dunes, marvel at the stunning sunset and absorb the beauty of the desert surroundings.

Upon reaching the camp, relish in a delectable dinner while listening to live Berber music around an open fire. Finally, get ready for an amazing night under a canopy of stars that you’ll never forget.

√ Overnight: Deluxe Desert Camp

√ Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner

3rd Day: Erg Chebbi Dunes » Draa Valley » Ouarzazate » Tizi N'tichka » Marrakech (8-hour drive)

Wake up early to catch a stunning sunrise that will surely take your breath away! Before starting your journey back to Marrakech, indulge in a delectable breakfast at your luxurious campsite. Although the drive may be long, the scenic views of the mountains and charming Berber villages will keep you captivated throughout.

Along the way, stop to capture a panoramic shot of the Draa valley and savor a satisfying lunch in Ouarzazate. Finally, cross the Tizi N’Tichka pass at an elevation of 2260 meters, marking the end of your Morocco desert adventure. As you bid farewell to the enchanting landscapes of the Sahara desert, you will be dropped off at your chosen location in Marrakech with memories that will last a lifetime.

If you wish to stay longer in Morocco, please inform us – we are more than delighted to assist you with your travel arrangements. Whether it’s booking accommodations or arranging transportation to your desired destinations, we’ll ensure that you have a wonderful and stress-free experience. Simply provide us with the necessary details, and we’ll take care of everything for you.

√ Included Meals: Breakfast

Important Note

What you see here is just a suggested plan for your 3 days in Morocco from Marrakech to Merzouga. If it doesn’t quite match what you have in mind, don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re all about creating a tour that fits your preferences and specific duration.

Our tours from Marrakech cover all of Morocco, and here’s the deal: the more friends you bring along, the lower the cost per person. We split the fixed transportation fee among everyone, and the overall price also depends on your choice of accommodation, varying with options such as 3-star, 4-star, or 5-star hotels.

For the exact cost and all the details, contact us. We’re here to make your trip just right for you.

3 Days in Marrakech to Merzouga Desert Tour Price/Cost

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Price Includes
Price Excludes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off services.
  • Tour in an air-conditioned vehicle throughout 3 Days in Morocco.
  • Hand-picked English-speaking driver.
  • 1-night stay in carefully selected Hotel/Riad.
  • 1-night stay in a Deluxe desert camp (Private Tent).
  • Daily Dinner and Breakfast.
  • Camel trek and Sand-boarding.
  • Leisure time to stroll through gorges, explore kasbahs, capture photos, and more.
  • Lunches, drinks and any Private Expenses.
  • Tips for your tour guide & driver (the amount is at your discretion).

Frequently Asked Questions

How many days is needed in Marrakech?

Typically, one full day is enough to explore the main attractions in Marrakech. This includes the vibrant Medina, the historic landmarks such as the Bahia Palace and Koutoubia Mosque, and Majorelle Garden. However, if you want to immerse yourself more into the city’s culture, consider extending your stay to two or three days for a more leisurely experience.

Which month is best for Merzouga?

The best time to visit Merzouga is from October to April. While summer can be hot, air-conditioned desert camps provide comfort during that season.

Is Merzouga desert safe?

Yes, Merzouga Desert is generally considered safe for tourists. It is a popular destination in Morocco, known for its stunning landscapes and hospitality.

What should I pack for a desert trip?

Remember to pack lightweight, long-sleeved clothing to protect yourself from the sun, along with a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, a scarf for dust protection, and a camera to capture the stunning landscapes. Make sure to consider the season and check the weather forecast for any specific requirements.

How long is the camel ride in Merzouga?

The camel ride in Merzouga usually lasts between 30 minutes to an hour. However, the duration can be adjusted based on your preference. Whether you’d like a shorter or longer ride, arrangements can be made accordingly. For those who choose an alternative mode of transportation to reach the desert camp, transfer by a 4×4 vehicle is also available.

Is Wi-Fi available in the desert Camp?

The availability of Wi-Fi in desert camps can vary depending on the specific camp you choose. While some desert camps may offer Wi-Fi access to their guests, others may not provide this facility. However, keep in mind that the real enjoyment comes when you disconnect. This way, you can completely enjoy the stunning surroundings without any interruptions.

What are the activities in Merzouga Desert?

Merzouga Desert offers a variety of exciting activities for visitors. Some popular options include quad biking, dune buggy adventures, and 4×4 desert safaris. These experiences allow you to explore the mesmerizing landscape of the desert, navigate through the sand dunes, and enjoy the thrill of off-road adventures.

Whether you prefer the speed of a quad bike, the ruggedness of a dune buggy, or the comfort of a 4×4 vehicle, Merzouga has something for every adventurer seeking an unforgettable desert experience.

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Good to Know

Currency

MAD, د.م. (Dirham)

Plugs and Adapters

As a traveler from the USA, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand, you will need an adapter for Type C and Type E connectors.

Visa

Are you planning an international trip and wondering about the complexities of visa applications? Unfortunately, we cannot offer you a visa application service, but we can provide you with valuable insights into understanding whether you need one or not. The visa application process can be intricate, but fear not; we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to help you navigate through the basics.

Do I Need a Visa?

The necessity for a visa depends on your nationality and your intended travel destination. Let’s break it down for you:

1. Check Your Nationality

Firstly, identify your home country and its visa agreements with the country you plan to visit. If there is no existing visa agreement, you will likely need to apply for a visa in advance of your departure.

2. Understand Visa Requirements by Country

Here’s a quick guide for citizens of specific countries:

a. US Citizens

Great news for Americans! US citizens typically don’t need a visa for many destinations. Nevertheless, always double-check the specific requirements for your chosen location.

b. UK Citizens

Likewise, citizens of the United Kingdom usually enjoy visa-free travel to most countries. Confirm the details based on your intended destination.

c. Australian Citizens

Australians often have the privilege of visa-free travel to various places. Before you pack, verify the visa requirements for your chosen destination.

d. New Zealand Citizens

If you’re a citizen of New Zealand, you likely won’t need a visa for many destinations. Still, it’s wise to check the specific requirements for your intended travel spot.

Special Note: Morocco

Good news for those planning a trip to Morocco! Citizens of most countries, including the ones mentioned above, typically don’t require a visa for Morocco. It’s a visa-free destination for many travelers.

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Fiona

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Truly remarkable 3-day Sahara Desert Tour to Merzouga from Marrakech

Moha played a pivotal role in curating this exceptional private tour of the Moroccan desert. With the guidance of our dedicated tour leader, Hami, we had the privilege of discovering numerous unique and hidden gems that would have remained undiscovered without a local expert. Hami’s expertise ensured a seamless and stress-free journey, making it possible for us to relish an array of incredible experiences. Both Moha and Hami contributed significantly to making our trip an unforgettable adventure. We wholeheartedly recommend their services.

21 November 2023

Daniel

Group Traveller

Fantastic 3-day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga with the finest Morocco Tour Operator

As we traveled through the Atlas Mountains, we were treated to breathtaking landscapes and enjoyed the enchanting tunes of Berber music, skillfully played by our guide. The camel ride was an unforgettable highlight of our trip. Our desert experience was truly remarkable, filled with lively dancing and singing to the rhythms of Berber instruments. The accommodations in Dades and Merzouga were not only comfortable, but also showcased incredible hospitality. Our guide, Hmad, proved to be an invaluable source of knowledge about Morocco and the Berber culture, making him one of the best guides we’ve ever had. We wholeheartedly recommend booking their Marrakech Desert tours for an unforgettable adventure.

6 November 2023

Laura

Couple Traveller

Exceptional 3-Day Desert Excursion From Marrakech to Merzouga

Morocco Tabiarte Tours offers a flawless, responsible, and reasonably priced 3-day tour to the Sahara Desert. The comfortable vehicle and reliable driver ensured a worry-free experience. We were truly impressed by Mr. Moha, who responded promptly to our messages and provided valuable information. I’d like to extend my gratitude to Hmad, our dedicated companion throughout the journey. His kindness and amiability made our trip all the more enjoyable. Hmad took excellent care of us, ensuring everyone’s comfort and safety during the expedition.

26 October 2023
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