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

Highlights
  • Hassle-free 3-day tour of Merzouga, Dades Valley, 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
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3-Day Tour: Marrakech to Merzouga by Way of Dadès Valley plus Erg Chebbi Camel Trek
From US$127.07
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Standard Version ( STD )
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Accommodation in private ensuite room in hotel Kasbah Chems in Boumalne Dades, & a private comfortable tent in Erg Chebbi Bedouin desert camp (Showers available at the lodge in Merzouga).
From US$127.07
Luxury desert camp (DLX)
Accommodation in an air conditioned private ensuite room in hotel Kasbah Chems in Dades Valley and & private luxury tent in Erg Chebbi ( private bathroom and shower inside the tent).
From US$219.48
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Overview
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 Dades Valley, and Ait Benhaddou, and ride camels to and from a Saharan overnight camp. Minivan transport, some meals, and optional upgrade to a deluxe desert tent included.
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.
Reviews (156)
1 - 5 of 58 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing trip to the Sahara

Our driver Mohamed took our group of 11 on an an amazing 1700 km road trip to the Sahara and back. I would highly recommend this tour, especially if your driver is Mohamed, he was very polite and spoke English. Yes, there was a lot...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank randallstephen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
How Do You Lose 3 Camels??????!

I took the 3 day tour to Erg Chebbi last week. Be warned, this tour requires a lot of driving time. If you are unfortunate enough to be in the back of the mini bus, it's not a very comfortable ride. Also this is not...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank G_SquaredIsASquare
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Disaster. Truly Awful Experience.

Don’t bother. Of the 3 days you spend at least 24 hours in the mini bus. The hotel you stay at on the first night is probably the worst I have ever stayed in! The taps in the bathroom came off the wall burning me...More

Thank DavidatRFS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Sahara: a once in a lifetime experience

I will never forget this experience. Sleeping in the desert and dancing with the local hosts, riding a camel while watching sunrise over the dunes, hearing the wind passing by Todra Gorge, and driving through the snowed Atlas Mountains... so many good memories. Our driver...More

Thank SaraWorldAdventures
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
An Experience of a Lifetime, Do It!!!

This was one of the coolest things I have ever experienced. Great communication, organization and customer service by Ando Travel. They arranged pick up near my Riad in Marrekech and were on time.Our driver Mohammed was great. The trip was long but broken up with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chucks327
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Daniel D
7 November 2018|
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Response from JingLi | Reviewed this property |
No. These tour companies have prearranged restaurants. Often times the restaurant we stopped in was the only one on the road. So it’s not like every time we stopped it was in a village. But you can choose the meal you want... More
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