3-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga
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3-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

Merzouga desert is the most visited destination in Morocco for Camel trekking and desert camps. To experience the Sahara Desert tour, you have to be ready to take a camel trip that takes approximately 2 hours through wonderful sand dunes at sunset and stay overnight in a Berber tent or in a luxury camp where you will be served rich dinner and amazing musical play with the staff around a blazing fire. To not forget, there is ten hours drive from the Erg Chebbi dunes to Marrakech on the last day, if this would be a hindrance to you and your children we suggest the 4 or 5 days Morocco desert tour to not get tired. This 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga dunes departs Daily from Marrakech.


Tour Itinerary: 3-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

Day 1 marrakech - ait benhaddou - ouarzazate - dades valley

Pick up from your Riad or hotel at 7:00 AM. We will cross the high Atlas Mountains through Tizi-N-Tichka to reach the gateway of Sahara, Ouarzazate. On the way, we will visit the Ksar of “Ait Ben Haddou” the world-famous UNESCO world heritage site where many Hollywood movies were shot like “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Jesus of Nazareth”. Your guide will show you around the dried river and the highest hill in the Kasbah for a breath-taking view that will make you dizzy with wonder. Afterwards, driving directly to Ouarzazate and crossing the valley of roses and Skoura palm grove to Dades gorges where we will enjoy dinner and spend the night in hotel.

Day 2 dades - todra gorges - merzouga dunes (erg chebbi)

On the second day of the 3 days Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour, we will have a traditional Moroccan breakfast, depart from hotel at 8:00 am, drive through the road of 1000 Kasbahs passing by some radiant Berber villages along the way and visit Tineghir with its beautiful palm grove to make our way from there to Todra Gorges. Our next stop will be on the panoramic view of golden dunes in Merzouga Sahara Desert, possible to swim in the swimming pool in your hotel. You will ride camels “two hours in dunes”, watch the beautiful sunset and sleep in Merzouga Desert camp.

Day 3 erg chebbi - tazarine - agdez - marrakech

On the third day, we will wake up at 5: 30 AM before sunrise to catch the first rays and take a breath of fresh air. After having breakfast in your camp, we will ride camels to meet the driver and make our way to Marrakech crossing Tazarine, the Draa valley, Agdez and Ouarzazate. We will have lunch in one of the restaurants on the way to finally conclude the 3 days desert trip from Marrakech to Merzouga.


Pricing & Inclusions

Pricing :
Private tour:

The season, the number of travelers and the type of accommodation are all factors that have a great influence on the prices of Morocco desert tours from Marrakech, for couples, the prices start from 394€ per person, while families and friends must contact us, for more information.

Shared group tour:

The fixed price of the shared group tour is 249€ per person. However it might seem a bit higher than other so-called "providers", but do not be fooled; the maximum number of participants in our groups is 8 people and the tour can begin with only 4 people, as we believe that the less number of participants in the group makes the tour quite similar to a private one, in addition to providing you with high-quality services throughout the tour.

What’s Included
  • Free airport transfer to your hotel in Marrakech.
  • Private transfer in comfortable air conditioned vehicle.
  • English speaking driver & guide during the tour.
  • Pick up & Drop off at your Marrakech accommodation.
  • Visiting Ait Benhaddou Kasbah with Guide.
  • Visiting the cinema studio in Ouarzazate.
  • Spending one night in a Traditional Kasbah at Dades Valley.
  • Spending one night in nomad desert camp at Merzouga Dunes with Private Tent
  • Breakfasts and dinners during your tour (Vegetarians are accommodated).
  • Camel Trekking with sunset and sunrise
  • Private bathroom in your tent (hot shower & toilet)
  • Free time to explore sites such as Ait Benhaddou, Cinema Sets, Taourirt Kasbah ... Etc.

Exclusions:

Not included :
  • Lunch (A meal costs an average of 10€, and you can order "á la carte" in many restaurants)
  • Drinks (If you drink a lot of water, purchasing a package of 6 bottles will be the right thing)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fees to optional visits at Ouarzazate and Skoura:
    • Cinema Museum : 3€ per person
    • Kasbah Taourirte: 2€ per person
    • CLA cinema studio : 8€ per person
    • Amridil Kasbah in Skoura: 2€ per person

Frequent questions

1. What's the difference that distinguishes between shared and private tours?

The main difference between private and shared tours is that you will share the vehicles of transportation with other people during the shared tours, while rooms and tents are private in both types. You can even choose to stay separated from the group during the mealtime. The private tours are distinguished by guaranteed departure, as we are committed to offering the tour once confirming your booking. By contrast, shared tours require a minimum of 4 participants to start. If the minimum number is not met, we give you the choice to have a free cancellation or make a deal to continue as a private tour.

2. Can I have vegetarian/vegan food during the tour?

Yes, the vegetarian or vegan food is an available choice on your tour, just let us know when booking and you can remind your driver during the tour.

3. Can I get the desert camp without camel trekking?

Of course, as there is a dedicated 4x4 car that we use to transport the luggage and clients who don't have any interest in riding camels. and if you Choosing a private tour, we will arrange you to travel in a comfortable 4x4 car throughout the tour, even to reach the desert camp, all you need is to let us know during the booking process.

4. Are there private bathrooms in the camp?

Yes, our basic package includes camps that are considered as luxury ones with fully-equipped tents having ensuite showers and bathrooms at no extra cost.

5. Is it possible to take my luggage during the tour?

Certainly, our comfortable vehicles have enough space for large suitcases to enable you to bring it with you, even in the desert. The luggage will be transported to tents of the desert camp by using a 4x4 car.

Payment methods

How can I pay my tour?

To confirm your booking for a tour or an activity, you shall put down a small deposit into our account on PayPal, while the balance is due will be paid in cash to your driver on the day of your tour, either in euros or equivalent in dirhams.

Is it possible to pay by Credit Cards?

Unfortunately, credit cards are not accepted because they are not very practical in Morocco, in addition to having higher fees and carrying security risks.

Can I pay the full amount via PayPal?

Due to the operational delays and transaction fees of PayPal, we generally ask for the balance payments in cash. However, in some cases, the full payment via PayPal is accepted, taking into consideration that a 5% fee will be imposed to cover the extra transaction charges. If you decide to pay the full amount via PayPal, it will be better to make the payment before the tour.


Pre-booked Shared Marrakech Desert Tours

( We can arrange your private tour at any time of the year )

Marrakesh Desert Tour offers shared desert tours to enable travellers to Share the fun and split the cost. Being committed to maintaining the quality of services, each group is limited to 8 individuals. The prices might seem a bit higher than other providers but we guarantee efficiency and the best value for money with no tourist traps, forced shopping, or hidden costs. Throughout our shared desert tours, we apply the high standard of private tours to satisfy our customers' desires. You are able to book or cancel your trip in a very easy and simple way. Check out the pre-booked shared tours or contact us to add you to our list for the best of both group and private tours at reasonable prices.

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