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Private 3-Day Marrakech Desert Tour




3 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech:

Enjoy a private 3 days excursion starting from Marrakech up to Merzouga Desert to explore The Magic of Morocco. Experience breathtaking scenery from the snow-capped Atlas Mountains to the color-changing dunes of sand in Erg Chebbi. Visit the fortified mud-brick Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, and wander through the beautiful green Tinghir oasis, as well as the nearby limestone Todgha canyons. Our three-day Marrakech Desert Tour includes an-hour long camel ride to view the sunset and a night stay in the open in Your Morocco Sahara Desert Camp tucked between Erg Chebbi dunes.


Tour Highlights: Marrakech to Merzouga Adventure:

Itinerary of 3 Days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga:

Your three days excursion starting from Marrakech until Merzouga desert will begin at about 07h30 in the morning, from your hotel or riad.

Our 3-day Morocco desert excursion by driving into Kasbah Ben Hadou. We will first need to travel over Tizi Ntichka pass and the High Atlas Mountains. There will be numerous stops throughout the journey. Take a look at the UNESCO world heritage site Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. The amazing village was also used as a setting for several Hollywood blockbusters.

We drive to Ouarzazate for lunch ( at leisure ). After lunch, we head towards the oasis in Skoura that is known by its Kasbah of Amridil and is worth a stop.

The journey continues through to the Valley of the Roses and the village of Kalaa Mgouna. This part of Morocco is known for its Damascus rose distillation facilities. From the car's window you can see incredible fortified Adobe Berber settlements, also known as Ksours. The hotel is located at Dades Valley, where you can have the traditional Moroccan dinner, and stay the night.

After breakfast, travel along The 1001 Kasbahs road until Tinghir. When you arrive at this beautiful place, you can take a strolling through to the Todgha riverbanks. Visit Berber Villages and Ksours. When you get to the enormous Cliffs that make up Todgha canyons, you'll find that your hike was well-worth it!

Have a wonderful Berber lunch during your leisure time at the Gorges before heading to Merzouga.

On arrival to Erg Chebbi, meet your camel caravan near where the roads ends. Ride your camel across the dunes that change color to witness an incredibly spectacular sunsets.

You will arrive to the Sahara desert camp before the sun sets. Once you have settled into your camp, Enjoy climbing one of the dunes nearby to gaze at the beauty in the Sahara desert. An enlightening Moroccan meal will be prepared under the starlight. Then, you'll be ready to try your hand at drumming alongside the nomadic tribesmen. In the evening the camp hosts can entertain with Tamtam drums. Make use of the dunes that are close by, revealing the most stunning display of shooting stars as well as sparkling constellations.

Overnight at your Sahara desert camp.

Get ready to go on an morning Erg Chebbi sunrise camel ride before meeting your guide.

Return in Marrakech by passing through Volcanic scenery of the Anti Atlas Mountains to the village of Nkob. In Ouarzazate you can do not hesitate to request your driver to make a stop at the film Studios If you'd like. Lunch can be served and relax in the city's central area. In the afternoon take a drive to cross over the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi Ntichka Pass.

The private trip of 3 days beginning in Marrakech until Merzouga will conclude with your hotel, or at a riad by mid-afternoon.

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Know Before You Go:

Frequently Asked Questions:

Tourists planning a desert trip often inquire”How many miles are you Merzouga from Marrakech?’ The trip includes 560 km (348 miles). The scenic journey is usually divided into two days and includes the most delightful stop at Dades Valley, allowing you to enjoy the peaceful beauty. Returning to Marrakech, the trip is an entire day of driving back to Marrakech to let you take in the diversity of Moroccan landscape.

It’s all based on the season the daylight savings time, as well as when sunset and sunrise occur. In general, it’s around an hour at sunset and an additional hour for dawn camel rides later in the day.

For smaller parties of 4 or less we recommend the latest A/C Toyota Land Cruisers. However, for larger gatherings we recommend seven or 16-seater vans so that everyone has plenty of space and room to store their luggage. It is important to note that the route that runs from Marrakech through Merzouga is well-paved all the way.

Merzouga bathroom facilities in the desert are in private within your tent, if you’re in the luxurious camp. The bathrooms, however, are shared and are located outside of your tent.

You may choose to avoid the camel ride altogether and instead drive an SUV to the camp in the desert instead. The cost is a further cost of 30 euros for the return transfer. When you choose to upgrade your campervan and opt for the premium desert camp there are no additional charges for the return transfer in 4×4.

Yes, you can rent quad bikes in Merzouga. There are a variety of companies which offer high-quality Quad bikes as well as dunes buggies to go exploration of Merzouga’s Erg Chebbi dunes. Your guide can assist you in this matter and you’ll pay the company directly in Merzouga. The typical price is 50 euros per hour for a quad.

Yes you can find electrical outlets in restaurant, public spaces and the camp courtyards in the Merzouga Sahara Desert camp. But, the generators shut down at midnight.

Merzouga luxurious camp offers electrical outlet in its restaurant as well as in your tents. The camp’s electrical generators will be shut off after midnight.

You can choose to avoid the camel ride altogether and instead take the jeep to your luxurious desert camp instead. The return trip is included in the package.

When you choose to upgrade your camp into a premium camp the tent you stay in will come with an attached bathroom that comes with hot showers. If you decide for a standard camp, showers are provided in the lodge of the camp’s operator in Merzouga the next day.

A camel ride isn’t so uncomfortable as it may initially appear. If you’re able to practice a bit and practice, you’ll be able enjoy a ride within a matter of minutes.

If you are planning to take an excursion on a camel in Merzouga ensure you dress in loose and comfortable clothing. This is particularly important in hot desert conditions. If you prefer wearing shorts, make sure they are long. Don’t forget to pack a hat sunglasses or sunscreen and comfy footwear to make your trip more enjoyable.

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