Marrakech to Merzouga: 3-day Sahara desert tour

3 days
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 10
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Our Marrakech to Merzouga 3-day Sahara desert tour will take you to explore the High Atlas Mountains, Ait ben haddou Kasbah, Todra gorges, and the Sahara desert of Merzouga and Erg-Chebbi with experienced local tour guides.

Merzouga desert tour from Marrakech is the best way to experience the nomadic lifestyle in the dunes of Merzouga by riding camels and staying at an overnight desert camp under the stars of the Sahara and dancing with the Berber songs rhythm around the campfire.

Our 3 Days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga will take you to visit several places such as Ait ben Haddou Kasbah ( UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE ), and cross the high Atlas Mountains with its Berber villages, and visit the Atlas studios in Ouarzazate ( The Hollywood of Africa ).

The 3 days Marrakech desert tour to Merzouga & Erg-Chebbi dunes will be your best choice if you want to combine the Berber culture with the Sahara desert and Atlas mountains.

Go ahead, and book with expert local tour guides.


  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Camel riding
  • Sandboarding
  • Private room/tent for two nights
  • 2x Breakfast
  • 2x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • Entry/Admission - High Atlas Mountains
  • Entry/Admission - Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
  • Entry/Admission - Dades Gorges
  • Entry/Admission - Gargantas del Todra

What to expect


Day 1: Marrakech - High Atlas Mountains - Ait ben haddou Kasbah - Ouarzazate - Dades valley

Stop At: High Atlas Mountains, 40000 Morocco
We will start our Marrakech to Merzouga 3-day desert tour by picking you up from Marrakech and driving across the High Atlas Mountains where we will stop in several places to take pictures of the beautiful landscape, and also we will cross the Tizi N Tichka pass and stop at a comparative of Argan oil if you wish to visit it ( you can also skip it if you want ).
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, Ait Ben Haddou 45122 Morocco
Our 3 days Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour will take you to visit the Kasbah of Ait ben haddou where have filmed many international movies such as Game of Thrones, Babel, and Gladiator...

The visit of kasbah takes around 40 minutes to visit and to climb to the top for a panoramic view of the Kasbah, we can have lunch in a local restaurant before we continue to Ouarzazate ( Lunch not included ).
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Ouarzazate 45000, Morocco
We will make a stop in Ouarzazate to visit the Atlas studio and Kasbah Taourirt, we can stop to take a picture in front of the Kasbah and the studio before we continue our Marrakech to Merzouga 3-day desert tour heading to Dades valley
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Dades Gorges, R704 Atlas Mountains, Boumalne Dades 45350 Morocco
We can't finish the first day of our 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga without enjoying the view of the Dades valley with its Berber villages along the valley, We will spend the night at a traditional guesthouse in Dades gorges.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Dinner: Dinner at Dades valley accommodation.
• Breakfast: Breakfast at Dades valley Accommodation.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Kasbah Didis, Hotel Babylon, or Similar ( Accommodation with Dinner & Breakfast ).

Day 2: Dades Valley - Todra Gorges - Merzouga Sahara desert

Pass By: Boumalne Dades, Boumalne Dades, Souss-Massa
We will start our second day of the 3-day Sahara desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga by driving along the Dades valley.

Stop At: Gargantas del Todra, Tinerhir 45800 Morocco
The first stop of our 3-day Marrakech Sahara desert tour to Merzouga will be at TODRA, we will stop to take pictures of the panoramic view of an old Kasbah in the Todra valley, then we will continue driving until we reach the grand canyon of Todra where you can have free time to walk and explore the area.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Melaab, Morocco
Before we reach the Merzouga desert we will stop at a small Berber town at a women's cooperative where they have traditional Berber clothes, you can take pictures in the Berber traditional clothes and it will be an opportunity to buy some scarf for the desert camel ride to cover you from the wind and sun of the Sahara desert.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Merzouga, Merzouga, Draa-Tafilalet
Here comes the moment of the adventure in the Sahara desert, You will ride the camels across the dunes of Erg-Chebbi to the desert camp where you will spend the night. It will be a great experience and an opportunity to see the sunset and to walk in the soft golden dunes of the Sahara, and at Night after dinner, you will have local drums music around the campfire and then you can enjoy the starry sky by sleeping under the stars. this can be the highlight of your 3 Days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga
Duration: 17 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner: Dinner at the desert camp in Merzouga.
• Breakfast: Breakfast in the desert camp.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: Erg-Chebbi - Marrakech

Stop At: Erg Chebbi, Erg Chebbi, Meknes-Tafilalet Region
The last day of our 3 days tour from Marrakech to the Merzouga desert will be an opportunity to wake up early morning to watch the sunrise over the dunes of Erg-Chebbi.

After breakfast at the camp, you will ride the camels back to Merzouga village to Meet your driver and go back to Marrakech. end of our Marrakech to Merzouga 3-day Sahara desert tour.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 17 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
October 2023

Mohammed was easily the best tour guide i’ve had. He was hospitable, very friendly and super helpful. I 10/10 recommend going with this company.

October 2023

I did a five day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga. My guides name was Izir and he provided a great experience. Accommodations I stayed at were fantastic and the meals provided by the hotels were A+. Each day there are several great things to see on the road that will leave your jaw dropped. The lu...

September 2023

We recently embarked on a trip with Mouhou Tours, and it was a truly rewarding experience. Their team crafted a tailored itinerary for us, highlighting some of the best spots including the majestic Sahara Desert and the culturally rich city of Fes. Each destination was well-thought-out and the gu...

April 2023

Well it would be hard to beat the night in the dessert, at the "Hotel of a thousand stars" You'll even have great wifi to send the photos. I was worried about camel ride but you just relax and go with the flow. It was magical! Our guide Hamed, was a terrific young man. We became fast friends. At...

December 2022

This is an incredible tour with wonderful people who drive all day, stopping off at various sights of importance as well as telling you about Berber culture on the way. Our guide Hamid was really kind and gracious, even buying us a giant box of dates after I mentioned how good they were! :). He ...

November 2022

Highly recommend Mouhou tours! They are a family company, we were lucky to have Mustafa as our driver and guide, super chill, great music, excellent knowledge and outstanding driving! Couldn’t recommend highly enough - they have small groups (we were lucky to be just 4) which is a huge contrast ...

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