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Shared 3 days Desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

Merzouga Desert, Merzouga, Morocco



Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size



English, Frensh, Spanish


Merzouga or Merzouqa (with all the sound variations of Ga or qa from all the Darija dilects), is a city of wealth and fortune, desert and dunes that everyone should consider visiting at least one to have some of its blessings back with him once home.

Riding a camel in Erg Chebbi and sleeping in a desert camp surrounded by 200m high sand dunes is now possible. on a shared budget 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga . for less than € 100 in a shared small group desert trip from Marrakech. while still enjoying the comfort of an A/C deluxe minibus, and ensuite private rooms and tents ( upgrade version ) on half board. This is what our 3 days, 2 nights shared budget Morocco desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga on is all about!.

Go along the High Atlas Mountains and the famous bottle neck shaped pass of Tizi

  • Walk to admire and visit the movie site of Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou
  • Climb the Dades canyons then enjoy the 180° view from above
  • Visit Todra gorges and Tinghir oasis
  • Ride a camel in Erg Chebbi, watching the dramatically natural and artistic sunset & sunrise
  • Spend the night at a Berber desert camp at the mythic Sahara desert
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Day 1: Marrakech – Tinghir

Be it in a hotel or a Riad in Marrakesh, our driver insures a cozy pickup at 7.00am so that you start a smooth and memorable journey to the Moroccan Sahara desert crossing the authentic villages of Alhoouz and the everlasting High Atlas Mountains arriving to the world classified humanity heritage village of Ait Ben Haddou. Smell, see and touch history, colors and fuse with the beautiful Morocco with every mouthful bite of the diversity at hand.

You must have seen THE KASBAH or the Village of Ait Benhadou in some blog busters’ poster or in the cover of a notorious magazine! Well it is high time you check in Ait Benhaddou to be part of the never old-fashioned picture and fame the site has.

You will spend to mingle at ease between the corridors of the Kassbah Ait Benhaddou so as to take the chance to fuse and merge with the outstanding landscape. The drive takes up again to Ouarzazate ”No noises” for the literal meaning of the city name . After lunch at leisure, you continue to Tinghir where you shall dine and spend the night at Bougafer Hotel.

Day 2: Tinghir – Todra valley – Merzouga

Today dive in the road to 1001 Kasbah an oasis to start with, great! Right? as the wheels lead to Todgha gorges, where you sightseer witness the beauty of the oasis and the canyons for a while, before having lunch and chilling in at a local café….

Finally in Merzouga! , camel trek adventure in Erg Chebbi sand dunes is to starts soon with the delicacy of the dune changing colors

You shall reach for Sahara desert Bedouin camp before nightfall to savor a traditional Moroccan dinner under the starry night sky of the beloved Merzouga with the dreamy Moroccan ambiance .

Day 3: Marrakech

Watch the sunrise before breakfast, ride the camels again, you are now an expert! Then get ready to the farewell as you drive back to Marrakesh in a long ride.

Next Stop? Ouarzazte ! Have lunch and hit the road to Marrakech. Ends at 08:30Pm. As you reach for your hotel or Riad.


  • Pick-up from hotel or riad in Marrakech.
  • Transportation by modern, air-conditioned minibus (17 seats).
  • English / French-speaking driver/guide.
  • Overnight stay in Tinghir at Hotel Bougafer 4* (including dinner and breakfast).
  • Camel trek in Erg Chebbi to watch the sunset and sunrise.
  • Overnight stay at « Auberge Sahara » desert camp at Erg Chebbi (including dinner and breakfast).
  • Local guides in Kasbah Ait Benhaddou (if you wish to hire a guide to escort you for a visit of the Kasbah, available for an extra charge of 2€)
  • Lunches
  • Beverages

Tour's Location

Merzouga Desert, Merzouga, Morocco


Tour availability ?
Tuesday,Thursday & Saturday
How long is the trip from Marrakech ? How many kilometers ?
565 km from Marrakech – 9 hours drive
How long to reach the camp when I arrive in Merzouga ?
15 to 20 minutes by 4×4 – 40 minutes by camel.
Can I take my luggage with me?
You can take your excess luggage with you and leave it on the minibus overnight. Just have a rucksack handy to take with you to the camp. The minibus has a large trunk.
Whats to bring
* Sunglasses
* Sun cream
* Hat
* Jeans for the camel trekking ( shorts & skirts are not recommended, as the camel saddles are itchy, and can cause skin irritation )
* Camera & phone chargers.
* Warm clothes in the winter season


Based on 5 reviews
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Raphaël C&

Ever since I’ve booked this trip, this was the one thing I was the most excited about, and it turned out to be a really awesome tour. I’ve been lucky enough to be matched with other international visitors from the same age group, making communication exchanges super fun among ourselves
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fabio b

This tour exceeded the expectations and reflects what was described in the description, even if a very long drive omar made it very comfortable and nice. He is an experienced guide and driver and knows the area very well. We had a lot of fun and learned a lot about Marrakech/Morocco and the berber culture thanks to him. omar made this excursion unforgettable.
Art of traveling


very worthy trip, very nice place, and adventure really recommend!!!! the guide was very helpful! showing all the important details.
Art of traveling


beautiful experience highly recommended, we had a great time and saw many beautiful things, youssef our driver was a great person
Art of traveling


We had such a great experience. The best of the trip was defenitely Omar our guide. He made it extra special. He drove safe and every stop was nice. We would highly recommend this trip to Merzouga, Ben ait haddou, fez and much more. Unforgettable. Thank you.
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