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Moroccan Desert 3-Day Tour from Marrakech

  • See the best of the High Atlas and Sahara on a 3-day trip from Marrakech
  • Visit Ait Benhaddou, Ouarzazate, Todra, and more with insight from guide
  • Camel rides and night at desert camp in Sahara’s Erg Chebbi dunes
Moroccan Desert 3-Day Tour from Marrakech
From US$275.00
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Moroccan Desert 3-Day Tour from Marrakech
From US$275.00
Crossing the High Atlas to the Sahara from Marrakech requires detailed planning to experience the region’s full beauty and history. This convenient tour wraps them up in three days, with a guide to make everything extra engaging. Navigate Tizi-n-Tichka pass to Ait Benhaddou and the movie town of Ouarzazate, plus ride camels and stay overnight at a bivouac camp in the Sahara’s Erg Chebbi dunes. Includes transport, accommodation, and convenient Marrakech pickup and drop-off.
What to Expect
Day 1: Marrakech to Rose Valley (D)
After pickup in Marrakech, venture through the High Atlas, navigating Berber villages and the Tizi-n-Tichka pass to visit Ait Benhaddou kasbah. Following lunch (own expense), continue to Ouarzazate where you can explore Atlas Studios, Africa’s biggest movie studio, and Taourirt kasbah, a former Glaoui Dynasty stronghold. Then, travel via the Skoura Oasis and Amerhidil kasbah to the Rose Valley.
Overnight: Kasbah Itran or similar
Day 2: Rose Valley to Erg Chebbi (B, D)
After breakfast, walk through the Todra Gorge before heading towards the Erg Chebbi Desert. On route, take photos of Tinghir’s palm groves before a stroll beside the Todra River and a mint tea. Then, pass the Anti Atlas on the way to Merzouga and Erg Chebbi’s dunes edging the Sahara, where you’ll ride a camel and overnight in a bivouac camp, with dinner and drum music under the stars.
Overnight: Mohayut Bivouac camp or similar
Day 3: Erg Chebbi to Marrakech (B)
Wake up early for the sunrise and a mint tea before a camel ride to a kasbah hotel for breakfast and a shower. Then, return through the Atlas Mountains to Marrakech, where your adventure ends at the original departure point.
Reviews (169)
1 - 5 of 113 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
All about the Camels and your tour companions

So right off the back this tour involves a LOT of driving! It really is all about the camel trek at the edge of the Sahara which is amazing taking over an hour in the evening of the second day and then early on the...More

Thank M879FZdavidm
Reviewed 4 days ago
Amazing experience to cherish always!

My teenage daughters and I went on the 3-day desert/dune tour and our experience was more awesome than we could have wished for or anticipated. Firstly, we had the best guide- Ismail, and driver, Hassan. Both were extremely professional, organized, caring, and accommodating. Our small...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank bubmcgee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
A must do!

This tour is a must on your trip to Marrakech! The Sahara Dunes will take your breath away. Although this trip is a ton of driving in a small but clean bus, it is worth it for the experience. Along the way you make several...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Hayley E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Nice trip

I travelled with two friends! We were 6 persons in a very comfortable mini bus. During the three days we saw and learn many things on our way to the Merzouga desert and back! Our guide Mohammed was an amazing and funny guy! He told...More

1  Thank vasilisben
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Gorgeous 3 day trip...!

First of all the mini bus was very comfortable.We were 6 persons on the tour and 3 of us are 1.90m high.Our tour guide Mohammed and Hassan were great...Mohammed is the coolest guy in Morocco...he was making jokes all time..he knows a lot of things...More

2  Thank batmarios
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24 April 2019|
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Response from elizabethgI7204MQ | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the first night at the hotel in the Atlas Mountains there is a power outlet. Also you’ll have a chance to charge up at the hotel you stop at before you go in the desert (the hotel is just a stopping point, you don’t stay... More
Meagan S
17 March 2019|
Response from flaatanastasia | Reviewed this property |
We were able to take with us all our luggage. It is better to check with the company that organizes it though.
17 February 2019|
Response from Ann M | Reviewed this property |
Check your booking information; you will probably meet at a designated location.