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3-Day Tour: Marrakech to Merzouga by Way of Dadès Valley plus Erg Chebbi Camel Trek provided by Ando Travel - Day Tours

3-Day Tour: Marrakech to Merzouga by Way of Dadès Valley plus Erg Chebbi Camel Trek

3-Day Tour: Marrakech to Merzouga by Way of Dadès Valley plus Erg Chebbi Camel Trek
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Last updated: 17 Jun 2020
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Masks are required, please bring your own
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Exploring Morocco’s Atlas Mountains and Sahara desert from Marrakech without a guide risks missing out on hidden places and even getting lost. Experience all the musts and more while learning about local history and culture on this 3-day trip. See Tizi-n-Tichka, the Todra Gorge, and Ait Benhaddou, and ride camels to and from a Saharan overnight camp. Minivan transport, and some meals included.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Hassle-free 3-day tour of Merzouga and Erg Chebbi from Marrakech
Explore the Atlas and Sahara with a guide to share their past and culture
Cover musts such as Tizi-n-Tichka, overnight in the desert, and camel rides
Includes transport and select meals
What to expect
Book your preferred tour option and start your 3-day adventure with pickup from your Marrakech accommodation. Then, settle inside your shared, air-conditioned minivan and travel into the Atlas Mountains, passing Berber villages, orchards, and rugged valleys. After crossing the Tizi-n-Tichka pass, visit the UNESCO-listed medieval fortified town of Ait Benhaddou kasbah before taking in the desert oasis of Skoura and staying overnight at Boumalne du Dades. On the second day, trace the Road of 1,000 Kasbahs to Tinghir, and walk through an oasis to the spectacular Todra Gorge. After lunch at a local café and an afternoon visit to the holy city of Rissani, travel on to Merzouga on the fringes of the Sahara desert. Then, take a late-afternoon camel trek toward Erg Chebbi, where you'll spend the night at a desert camp and enjoy dinner and local live music under the stars. Your final day begins with a stroll in the dunes and a desert breakfast before a return camel ride to Merzouga and journey back via Ouarzazate and the High Atlas to Marrakech, where your trip ends at the starting point. See the Itinerary below for details of the full schedule and accommodation options.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7674MERZOUGA
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Breakfast • Breakfast • Dinner • Dinner • Overnight accommodation in Tinghir city • Camel trekking • Hotel pickup and drop-off (hotels inside marrakech only)
Exclusions
Lunch • Local guides
Duration
3 days
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Departure Point: Your hotel or riad in central Marrakech. If you are staying inside the Medina, your pickup will be at the closest point accessible to vehicles. Directions: Hotel pickup is available from hotels and riads located in central Marrakech. Please be sure to advise your hotel details at the time of reconfirmation to arrange your pickup time. If your riad is inside the Medina, you will be asked to make your way to the nearest place accessible to vehicles, which may involve a short walk. Dates: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Return point: Returns to original departure point or Djemaa El Fna
Airports:
Menara Airport, Marrakech Morocco
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Breakfast • Breakfast • Dinner • Dinner • Overnight accommodation in Tinghir city • Camel trekking • Hotel pickup and drop-off (hotels inside marrakech only)
Exclusions
Lunch • Local guides
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Departure Point: Your hotel or riad in central Marrakech. If you are staying inside the Medina, your pickup will be at the closest point accessible to vehicles. Directions: Hotel pickup is available from hotels and riads located in central Marrakech. Please be sure to advise your hotel details at the time of reconfirmation to arrange your pickup time. If your riad is inside the Medina, you will be asked to make your way to the nearest place accessible to vehicles, which may involve a short walk. Dates: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Return point: Returns to original departure point or Djemaa El Fna
Airports:
Menara Airport, Marrakech Morocco
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3 days
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not recommended for child under 6 years old
Good walking shoes, sunscreen and sunglasses are recommended
It can be cold at night and in the winter so please bring appropriate clothing.
Not wheelchair accessible
Infants must sit on laps
Infant seats available
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
4 stops
Day 1
Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Tinghir
Day 2
Tinghir – Merzouga – Erg Chebbi
Day 3
Erg Chebbi – Ouarzazate –...
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Shereen K
1 contribution
Absolutely wonderful trip to Merzouga
Sep 2021 • Solo
I cannot recommend this tour enough. One of the most incredible experiences and Ando Travel is absolutely the company you should go with. Honestly, everyone on our tour spent half the time trying to figure out HOW this tour was so inexpensive, the hotel we stayed at on the first night was at least with the total amount that this entire tour costs! Not to mention the amazing dinners and breakfasts and the beautiful night in the desert. Such a perfect tour, incredible value, and unforgettable memories.

Our tour guide Said made this trip perfect . He is someone that I wish everyone got a chance to meet. We all found ourselves wishing that the drives to and from the different destinations were longer, just so we could keep talking and learning from Said. He so so informative and knowledgeable, not just about the tour and Morocco but about the world and life in general and it was such a privilege to learn from his perspective. There are phrases he would mention about life and happiness that I still keep in mind when making life decisions.

Overall one of, if not the best tours I’ve ever taken!
Written 15 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Francis L
2 contributions
Exceptional experience!
Sep 2021 • Friends
Had an amazing time! Our guide Abdul was so helpful and informative, he truly made our experience exceptional. All of the other local guides were also friendly and helpful! The accommodation along the way was great, we even had access to a swimming pool both afternoons - which was amazing given the heat of the Sahara! They were also really accommodating to dietary restrictions. My sister has a nut allergy and I’m vegetarian, we never had to worry about food and everything we were served was delicious! Would highly recommend this trip with Ando Travel. Thanks again to Abdul for the great trip!!
Written 13 September 2021
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andoravel10
Dear Customer, Thank you for letting us know that your trip with us was exceptional experience and respond to your dreams. Moroccan hospitatlity remain always the same even the actual circonstancies. Do not hesitate to ask if you need any help for your future requests. Regads, HICHAM and the team
Written 14 September 2021
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Caitlin G
2 contributions
Abdul’s the best
Sep 2021 • Couples
I had a great time exploring Morocco with only three others on my shared tour. Our driver, Abdul, really made the experience - he was a great driver and very knowledgable and it was lovely getting to know him over the three days. He made sure we always had enough water, ate at cheap but tasty restaurants and had the best local guides along the way. Accommodation was great throughout and since it was so warm, we spent our night in the desert on a rug on a sand dune under the stars instead of in the camp itself. Everyone, especially Abdul, spoke amazing English and always made sure we had everything we needed. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a desert tour and incredible value.
Written 13 September 2021
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andoravel10
Dear Customer, we are happy to here that you enjoyed your trip with our special driver Abdul, also all the facilities during the tour. do not hesitate to ask for any further request. Regards, HICHAM
Written 14 September 2021
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tom
Marrakech, Morocco1 contribution
Well run, efficient and very good value
Abdul has great chat and was lovely, brilliant driver, and had a great rapport with all of the local guides and hotels.

The two local guides we had in Ait Ben Haddou and Tinghir were both very engaging and knowledgable with phenomenal English, french and seemingly any other language ever spoken since the dawn of time.

The camels were great fun, sadly the camp was on the edge of the desert very near the village but we still had a very interesting time nonetheless
Written 13 September 2021
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andoravel10
Dear Customer, so glad to know that you enjoyed the tour with our driver Abdul, and our services are at the top of your wishes. Regards, HICHAM
Written 14 September 2021
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Gabrielle M
2 contributions
Amazing three days! Must see
Sep 2021 • Friends
We just finished a 3 day tour of the desert and it was incredible, especially thanks to our driver Yussef. All our guides were super informative and the scenery was beautiful. The camel rides at sunset snd sunrise and our time watching the stars at the camp were particularly unforgettable. All in all a fabulous experience!
Written 11 September 2021
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Can Temiz
Istanbul, Turkey1 contribution
It's a must-go when you visit Morocco
Jul 2021
This man here, Said, is the guy that you cannot find anywhere else in terms of kindness and generosity. He is our little man with all kinds of good behavior and makes sure you feel amazing and relaxed too. He is probably one of the best guides around so you can definitely choose this tour and trust him for anything.

When we come to the tour itself, there is literally no other tour that is cheap af and fully loaded this much. Thinking about only the food we ate during these three days which are included in the price, it is most definitely impossible that you can eat that much qualitative food outside for this price in literally nowhere in the world. Besides the food and considering how much the gas prices are in Morocco, the tour's price honestly MUST be at least three times more. So you shouldn't have any concern about the monetary things.

About the comfort we had; we traveled with a Renault Traffic which was actually an exquisite van with such comfort. Of course, there is the fact that our driver is also Said, he is an excellent driver... The hotels were decent and exotic which also created a nice atmosphere. The best part was probably the 5-star desert camp :D Seriously though. There is nothing uncomfortable, the people there is quite nice and friendly. We had a native music night and it was fun. The tent is a real 5-star tent among the others. Btw there is no reason to prefer the luxury camp, they are almost the same. Anyways you probably won't have any problems with comfort.

Another fact is it's an actual pleasure to ride with camels in the desert. I imagined that it -might- be slight terrible but no... Enjoyable af. I would prefer riding with those cute camels to riding in a roller coaster.

Last words about the tour: If you really want to have a great time with a sincere intellectual guy that actually knows the places and roads, this tour is for you. I had been in Morocco for 10 days and this 3 days was the best days we had in our trip.

If you have any other questions about the tour that I couldn't answer in this review, you are more than welcome to ask in person via Instagram, my uid is can.temiz

Special thanks to our bro Said,

Can Temiz
Written 8 September 2021
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Ross P
2 contributions
Unforgettable and an essential for any trip to Morocco
Sep 2021 • Friends
Everyone who worked for the company, from the escort from the hotel to the bus; the bus driver; the tour guides; the Berbers; the hotel staff were extremely hospitable and friendly. The tour was well organised and the customer service was fantastic - one member of our group couldn’t not attend last minute and we were issued a 40% refund (Special thank you to Omar for securing this). It is very cheap considering the sites we saw and the ground we covered. A truly unforgettable experience and I can highly recommend to all.
Written 3 September 2021
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Tzuriel A
Fes, Morocco6 contributions
Incredible!
Aug 2021 • Couples
This was amazing, not only was Omar, the host incredibly responsive with updates and travel, pick up/drop off information but our driver Mohammed was exceptional and so nice! He went out of his way to take care of the whole group, making sure we didn't overpay for souvenirs or food. The local guides all were so friendly as well, this was our best 3 days in Morocco 🇲🇦!
Written 8 August 2021
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Isaac B
1 contribution
Been through the desert on a camel with no name
Had an amazing experience in the desert. Loved the beauty and stillness of the Sahara and I think the best part of my trip to Morocco was dancing with nomads in the desert. Thank you Abdou for being such a great guide.
Definitely recommend this excursion!
Written 5 August 2021
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andoravel10
Dear Isaac thank you for your kindly review, we are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your trip to the desert with our staff. you welcome anytime with Ando Travel. HICHAM
Written 10 August 2021
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Sebastian E
3 contributions
Next level hospitality
Jul 2021 • Couples
Looking back at the things we saw, did and learnt during this trip I can easily say it's one of the most memorable ones I've done (and as a travel junkie, that's saying a lot).

Whilst camels, desert, remote vllages and mountains presented us with spectacular beauty and an insight into a different world, the most memorable thing I will carry with me from this trip is the hospitality of all the people we met on the way.

Our amazing driver Ali skillfully took us through mountainous roads, masterfully avoided camels, overloaded trucks and goats on the way and shared both experiences and knowledge about the area and the culture.

Our tour guide Yousef, who not only made sure everything was running according to plan and that we were all happy, also shared his immense knowledge and answered questions with both enthusiasm and depth.

And then there were the others we met along the way. The hotel staff, cafe owners, camel caretakers - all with large smiles and a hospitality I've rarely seen around the world. Eager to show us their culture, lifestyle and the environment as well as to learn more about ours.

This was truly an unforgettable experience and I recommend it highly.

Note: For those who wonder, the places we stopped at along the way was fairly priced, this was during the latter stages of COVID and adequate measures were in place. Van, hotel rooms and facilities kept a good standard.
Written 17 July 2021
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andoravel10
We can’t thank you enough for the kind words about your desert tour experience with us. Your review means a lot to us and lets us know we’re on the right track! Looking forward to seeing you again soon and thanks again! - Omar
Written 18 July 2021
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