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3-day Desert Safari to Merzouga from Marrakech

Highlights
  • A multi-day, all-inclusive adventure through the southern Moroccan countryside

  • Enjoy Saharan desert sites and sky-high mountain vistas, with a camelback ride across dunes

  • Venture far afield, without skimping on comfort: travel in an air-conditioned minivan

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3-day Desert Safari to Merzouga from Marrakech
From USD 126.59
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This is a shared 3-day Sahara Desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, run in small groups of 17 passengers in a minibus.
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This is a shared 3-day Sahara Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, run in small groups of 6 passengers in 4X4.
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Overview

Marrakesh is surrounded by awe-inspiring natural sights, but heading to the Moroccan countryside takes serious planning. Skip the logistics with this hassle-free, in-depth adventure, which takes you through Saharan dunes, Berber villages, and stunning mountain landscapes. Get off the beaten track while still comfortably in an air-conditioned minivan, with all overnights and most meals included. You’ll get an insider’s perspective on Southern Morocco, with a camelback ride and tasty tagine meals.

What to Expect
Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Dadès Gorges 

Your tour will begin at 7:20am from Marrakech and proceed toward the Dadès Gorges. First, you will travel by road and make your first stop in the Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Next stop will be in Ouarzazate, "The Door of the Desert" for lunch and exploration. At the end of the day, you will finally reach the Dadès Gorges Valley, where you will enjoy a typical Moroccan dinner. Spend your night in a small hotel or hostel and admire an amazing view over the landscapes of the valley.

Please note: In the second weekend of May and the last two days, there is the famous Rose Festival, so if you are lucky enough to travel through at this time, you can enjoy it!

Day 2: Dadès Gorges - Toudra - Merzouga

Your second day will begin with a traditional Moroccan breakfast in the hostel before getting ready for the departure to the Saharian village Merzouga, via the Toudra Gorges. On the way, you'll discover many Berber villages and colorful landscapes in the region. When traversing the Todra Gorges, they stand 300meters over the river so be wary when looking down! Lunch will take place on the road, and then you'll reach the city of Erfoud; well-known for their marine fossils that are hundreds of millions of years old. Once it gets close to the evening, you will enjoy a 1.5-hour trip via camels to Merzouga, where you will see the beautiful sunset sink below the sandy dunes. To finish this beautiful day, you will enjoy a good dinner in a campsite under the stars of Merzouga’s dune sky.

Day 3: Merzouga - Marrakech

On the third day you will wake up at 6:30 am to enjoy the sunrise over the dunes of Erg Chebbi, which is certainly the best moment in the desert of Merzouga to take pictures! You will also enjoy a typical Berber breakfast at the camp before riding your camels to the hostel back at Merzouga for a shower. You'll then head back to Marrakech via the incredible Draa Valley, passing through Tazzarine, Agdz and Ouarzazate, and traveling through the eternal Tizi n’Tichka pass and its panoramic views.
Reviews (43)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Merzouga camel ride

Unforgettable experience in Sahara Desert! This tour is a great way to explore the country . Picturesque views of Atlas Mountains and opportunity to see how the locals live and work. Big thanks to professional driver Hamid Arab

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Kulshey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Nice trip

Nice 3 day trip. The organization is good. Great chauffeur Josef. Beautiful country. Personally I found the camel ride a bit long 2 hours) , but would not mis it.

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile
Great experience and even better hospitality!!!

Our driver Mohamed really made this trip for us . Although the trip to the desert was a bit long he made it tolerable . Driving into the desert i stopped at an ATM that unfortunately took my card after it stated my PIN number...More

Thank travelingolive3121
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile
Excellent experience!

This was an excellent experience, highly recommended and well worth the money. Do make sure to take some extra cash for tips, lunches and you’ll also need a head scarf for the desert! Or bring one beforehand. The Sahara was the highlight for me, the...More

Thank Cristianosp93
Reviewed 1 October 2018
Good option to experience Sahara

Good value for money tour with smaller group that took in the main sights on way to Sahara. Rain prevented visit to Todra Gorge. Good hotel with good meals supplied throughout. Lots of driving with 10 hour drive back to Marrakech on last day. Great...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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fino_94
29 November 2018|
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It was around 7pm. About a 9 hour drive back.
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Rachel W
9 November 2018|
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Response from Roominator | Reviewed this property |
I don't see why not if you have the stamina. It was around 1.5 hours each way. Any reasonably fit person would be able to do it as it was not a fast trip. The camel was not very comfortable but easier than walking.
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