Morocco 3-day Sahara Desert tours from Ouarzazate: Traverse the palm groves of Skoura, Rose Valley, and Todra Gorge. Indulge in a captivating camel ride across the Erg Chebbi dunes, followed by a remarkable evening in a nomadic tent beneath an endless expanse of desert stars. Connect with Morocco’s nomadic Berbers by sharing a cup of tea with them. Additionally, encounter the allure of Ouarzazate, known as the North African hub of filmmaking, and explore its notable attractions. Prepare for an exhilarating escapade through Tizi N’Tichka, Morocco’s highest mountain pass (at an altitude of 2260 meters), revealing a mesmerizing landscape nestled within the heart of the Atlas Mountains.
Begin your day with a warm welcome from your personal driver/guide at your hotel. Then, embark on a picturesque journey through the Sahara, adorned with palm groves, enchanting canyons, and fragrant rose fields. Moreover, our first stop is the Amridil kasbah in the Skoura Oasis, a 17th-century fortified fortress known for its role as a filming location in famous movies such as Ali Baba, The Sheltering Sky, and Game of Thrones.
Furthermore, continuing our adventure, we traverse the road of the rose valley, passing by countless kasbahs, until we reach the majestic Todra Gorge. Here, towering limestone cliffs, reaching heights of 300 meters, create a breathtaking scene reminiscent of Morocco’s Grand Canyon. Additionally, nature enthusiasts, hikers, and climbers will relish the rugged beauty and awe-inspiring views found in this remarkable destination. Therefore, take your time to soak in the splendor before we continue our journey towards the Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga, with a stop for lunch in Tinejdad along the way.
Moving forward, as you arrive at the renowned Erg Chebbi dunes, an iconic landscape unfolds before you. The towering sand dunes, soaring up to 500 feet, create a mesmerizing sight. For a truly immersive experience, hop on a camel and delight in a scenic ride to the campsite, fully immersing yourself in the charm of the surrounding desert scenery. Don’t forget to capture the enchanting sunset that graces the heart of the desert. Finally, indulge in a delicious dinner, followed by traditional Berber music, and spend a memorable night under the stars, fully embracing the beauty of the desert and creating lasting memories of this extraordinary journey.
◈ Overnight: Merzouga Desert
◈ Meals: Dinner
After a truly stunning sunrise, freshen up and breakfast in your camp, we bid farewell to Merzouga and make our way to Rissani, the vibrant capital of the Tafilalet region. Explore the bustling souk, renowned for its lively ambiance and an array of goods, from spices to textiles and handicrafts. Rissani offers an authentic Moroccan experience, capturing the essence of the country’s vibrant culture.
Once you’ve immersed yourself in the charm of Rissani, we set off on a scenic drive towards the Draa Valley, passing through Alnif, Tazarine oasis, and N’kob. Along the way, we pass through Alnif, Tazarine oasis, and N’kob, offering panoramic views of ancient kasbahs, lush palm groves, and the majestic Anti-Atlas Mountains, reaching heights of 1660 meters. As we travel, take ample breaks to pause and admire the beauty of these picturesque landscapes, embracing the tranquility of the valleys adorned with palm trees, fields, and acacia trees.
Take advantage of free time to enjoy lunch at your convenience, savoring the flavors of the region. Our journey then continues to the Hollywood of North Africa – Ouarzazate, famous for its role as a filming location for numerous Hollywood blockbusters and acclaimed TV shows, including “Gladiator” and “Jewel of the Nile”. Upon arrival, check-in at your hotel and take some time to relax and unwind before dinner, allowing yourself to fully immerse in the enchanting atmosphere of this remarkable city. Get ready for an evening of relaxation and rejuvenation, knowing that more incredible adventures await you on the horizon.
◈ Overnight: Ouarzazate
◈ Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Commence your day with a captivating sightseeing tour of Ouarzazate city. Begin by exploring the renowned Atlas Studio, an optional visit for film enthusiasts. Marvel at the behind-the-scenes world of movie production. Afterward, delve into the rich history of the region with a visit to the Taourirt kasbah, a remarkable fortified palace that once served as the residence of local rulers. This architectural masterpiece, dating back to the 17th century, provides a glimpse into the fascinating Berber culture and accommodated hundreds of people in its heyday.
Moving forward, our journey takes us to the mesmerizing Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an exceptionally well-preserved medieval village. This breathtaking location has become a coveted filming location for numerous blockbuster movies, such as Jesus of Nazareth and Oedipus Rex, among others. Prepare to be enchanted by its timeless beauty and fascinating history.
After a leisurely lunch, we embark on a scenic drive across the majestic High Atlas Mountains. As we ascend the Tizi N’tichka pass, be prepared to be awe-struck by the spectacular views of the mountains and the vast valleys that unfold before your eyes. Our journey concludes in the vibrant city of Marrakech, where you have reached the end of your 3-day Morocco Desert tour from Ouarzazate with us. Besides, if you wish to extend your stay in Morocco, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We are here to assist you in creating a memorable and fulfilling experience.
⟐ Meals: Breakfast
♦ Private Day Excursions from Marrakech:
If the above proposed Itinerary: 3 days Ouarzazate Sahara Desert Tour 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.
To get your booking confirmed for the 3-day Morocco desert tours, 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.
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.
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.
92 Reviews ★★★★★ Authentic & Genuine Reviews from our Travellers
Wow!!! Where to start. This was the best trip we have ever been on. My friends of five (4 boys) loved every minute of our 3 days desert trip from Ouarzazate to Merzouga, and also on to Marrakech. The beauty of Morocco was a highlight, but the real star was our phenomenal driver, Moha. He was amazing and attentive to all our needs, and also from the get go made us very comfortable. By the end of the trip, he felt practically like family to us all. we are still asking if we will see him again. Moreover, He makes for a wonderful conversation (in multiple languages). Furthermore, the tour’s accommodation was all very good, including lunch stops and overnight stays. book this Morocco Travel company with confidence and ask for Moha by name. you won’t regret it! Read More Morocco tour’s reviews
Victor 〉 5 out of 5 ★★★★★ 〉 Group Traveler 〉 June 27th, 2023
◈ Ouarzazate to Marrakech Desert Tour‘s FAQ
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 gems 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 number of days you need in Marrakech is at least 2 days to fully explore and experience the city’s rich culture, history, and attractions. Discover 10 best things to do in Marrakech