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Marrakech to Merzouga Desert Tour

Marrakech to Merzouga Desert Tour

Merzouga, Aït Benhaddou, Ouarzazate, Dadès Gorges and Erfoud / 3 Days / From Marrakech

Discover the surreal desert landscapes of Merzouga with our 3-day Desert Tour to Merzouga from Marrakech. Starting at 185€. <<Private and completely customizable>>

If you’re looking for a shorter, less expensive tour check out our 2-day Desert Tour to Zagora.

  • Includes

    The Marrakech to Merzouga tour (3 days) includes:

    4×4 vehicle and private English-speaking driver for the entire tour.
    One night in the Dadès Gorges in a newly-built kasbah plus breakfast and dinner.
    One night in a double tent with private toilet and shower in Merzouga.
    Tickets to all the sites mentioned in the itinerary.
    Local Guides in Ksar Aït Benhaddou and Ouarzazate.
    Local taxes and fees.
    Desert camel ride.
    Travel insurance.

    How to make a reservation

  • Does not include

    The Marrakech to Merzouga tour (3 days) does not include:

    Lunch and drinks (soft drinks and bottled water cost around 20 Dirhams).
    Cancellation insurance (available for purchase at reservation). See price and terms here.
    Anything not specifically mentioned here as “included in the price”.

  • Price

    This is a private tour and the cost varies based on how many people are in your party (prices below are per person for a double room):

    5

    4

    3

    2

    185 €209 €250 €330 €
    Upgrade to a luxury tent
    +50 €
    Upgrade to an individual room
    +120 €

    Accomodations

    Dadès Gorges: Riad Dar Essyaha
    Merzouga: Nomad tent

    Triple rooms are usually double rooms with an extra bed (cot).
    Accommodations specifically mentioned except in exceptional cases where we will stay in similar accommodations.
    Prices are valid until 31 October 2020, expect between 15 December and 15 January.

Itinerary

3-day Marrakech to Merzouga Tour

Day 1
Marrakech · Aït Ben Haddou · Dadès Gorges

Pick up at your accommodations in Marrakech at 7:30 AM and head to the Dadès Gorges. This drive along one of the highest highways in North Africa features the breath-taking scenery of the Atlas Mountains and will take us to the Port of Tizi n’Tichka.

Next stop: the fortified town of Aït Benhaddou declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987. We have lunch with one of the most iconic places in Morocco as our backdrop.

Next, we explore the patchwork of villages, gardens and olive groves around the Skoura Palm Grove. Then, we head to the Dadès Gorges, a group of rugged rock formations and ravines.

Arrival at our accommodations and check-in. Dinner.

Day 2
Dadès Gorges · Erfoud · Merzouga

Breakfast and outing to the desert of Erg Chebbi. On the way we pass by the ruggedly beautiful landscapes of Palmeral and the Todra Gorges, a favorite of rock climbers.

Next, we arrive at Erfoud, and if time permits, we enjoy a beautiful sunset in the high desert.

In Merzouga, we leave the 4×4 behind and take a camel ride to our desert camp.

We recommend bringing a backpack with a change of clothes. Bringing a suitcase is not feasible on this trip. We enjoy dinner with live music and sleep in Berber tents.

Day 3
Merzouga · Ouarzazate · Marrakech

Early risers can enjoy the desert sunrise. After breakfast we head back to the vehicle.

We make a few brief stops on the way back, including the town of Ouarzazate where we will visit another World Heritage Site, the Kasbah of Taourit, former residence of one of the most powerful men in the region. We visit the grounds as well as the palace itself.

Arrival at Marrakech (around 7:00 pm). End of tour.

Please don’t hesitate to inquire about any adjustment you want to make to this itinerary (number of days, places to visit, departure location, etc.).

You can also add an extra day to this trip. Here’s the upside if you do:

The return trip would be more relaxed with more time to enjoy interesting spots along the way.

After spending the night in the desert, you could have an easy morning and enjoy the scenery, then head back to the car after lunch.

The fourth night could be spent in a 400-year-old kasbah within the walls of Aït Benhaddou. A candlelit evening will make the journey back in time is even more real since there is no electricity within the kasbah.

The cost varies based on how many people are in your party (prices below are per person for a double room):

5

4

3

2

214 €245 €285 €399 €
Upgrade to a luxury tent
+50 €
Upgrade to an individual room
+150 €

Places we visit during the 3-day Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour:

Dades Gorges, Erfoud, Merzouga, Ouarzazate

1.5 = an hour and a half
Approximate time

Excursión al desierto de Merzouga. Excursión a Merzouga desde Marrakech de 3 días

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