Discover the surreal desert landscapes of Merzouga with our 3-day Desert Tour to Merzouga from Marrakech. Starting at €375. <<Private and completely customizable>>
If you have more time, check our 4-day desert excursion for a more relaxed trip and the opportunity to stay in a kasbah within Aït Ben Haddou.
4×4 vehicle and private English-speaking driver for the entire tour.
One night in the Dades Gorges including breakfast and dinner.
One night in an air-conditioned superior tent in Erg Chebbi including breakfast and dinner.
Tickets (Kasbah Taourirt).
Local Guides in Ksar Aït Benhaddou and Ouarzazate.
Local taxes and fees.
Desert camel ride.
Drinks (soft drinks and bottled water cost around 25 Dirhams).
Cancellation insurance (available for purchase at reservation). See price and terms here.
Anything not specifically mentioned here as “included in the 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):
B Category (Premium):
Dades: Aubergue Chez Pierre
Merzouga: Oasis Luxury Camp
A Category (Luxury):
Skoura: Ksar el Kebbaba
Merzouga: Oasis Luxury Camp – Suite 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 December 2024.
Tents are equipped with air conditioning, but they may become unusable during inclement weather, particularly in the case of sandstorms.
Kasbah Tebi remains closed in August for maintenance work.
3-day Marrakech to Merzouga Tour
>> Daily departures <<
Pick up at your accommodations in Marrakech at 8:30 AM and head to the Dades Gorges. This drive along one of the highest highways in North Africa features the breath-taking scenery of the Atlas Mountains and takes to the Tizi n’Tichka Mountain Pass.
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 Dades Gorges, a group of rugged rock formations and ravines.
Arrival at our accommodations and check-in. Dinner.
Breakfast and outing to the desert of Erg Chebbi. On the way we pass by the ruggedly beautiful landscapes of the Palm Grove 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. Head to Merzouga.
Camel ride to the air-conditioned tent camp in Erg Chebbi, where our luggage has been transported in a 4×4 vehicle. We enjoy a starry night and an authentic Berber dinner.
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.).
Places we visit during the 3-day Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour:
Dades Gorges, Erfoud, Merzouga, Ouarzazate
1.5 = an hour and a half