3 Day Sahara Desert Tour from Marrakech to Marrakech

If you are interesting in a 3 day Sahara desert tour from Marrakech to the big dunes of Merzouga, we’ve got that. We are the folks to talk to about getting you to the desert.

When you visit Morocco, taking a 3 day Sahara desert tour from Marrakech is a must-do on your travel checklist. Seeing the life of the indigenous people in the south of Morocco, below the High Atlas Mountains, is not only beautiful but if offers a richness and clear understanding of what Morocco is all about. Visit with Berber families and see how they bake bread for each meal. Have tea with nomads who will show you that a fast smile comes with a peaceful way of life with family, and not from a bunch of “stuff”.

On your 3 day desert tour from Marrakech you will ride a camel into the Sahara with camel boy leading the way to your nomad camp. Enjoy a night under the vast sky over the Sahara and hear the drum beat of traditional Gnaoua music around the fire. You will be sure to enjoy our desert tours. Morocco offers such an incredible depth of culture, religion, history and politics. It could days or weeks to really uncover the depth of it. With a guide and some time however, you have the chance to see all the sides of Morocco. Especially as it is found in the Sahara.

PLEASE NOTE

There are TWO options for the desert tour:

1 – Comfort Option.

You will be booked into beautiful, comfortable and clean accommodation reflecting the local flavour. Meals are prepared for you onsite and we choose only quality, well rated hotels. In the Sahara, you will be offered a private tent with comfortable bedding and a shared toilet tent with sinks and toilet stalls.

2 – Luxury Option.

With this option you will be offered higher rated hotels along the way, with more amenities including bar service and a pool. In the Sahara, you will be given a private tent with well made beds and more amenities as well as en suite private 3 piece toilet facilities. (Hot showers!)

Please let us know when you are booking which option you would like so we can quote your trip accordingly.

Fulfill your dreams to visit the Sahara Desert on camels in Morocco.

Your driver will pick you up at your riad in Marrakech for a trip up and over the High Atlas mountains outside Marrakech. Marvel at the country side and rural life as you pass by Berber villages and flocks of sheep at the road side.

Stop for a visit at Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah and Ouarzazate before settling for the night in a full service hotel in the Dades Valley.

Enjoy the Dades Gorge, Todgha Gorge and Erfoud, the date capital of Morocco.

Arrive at the desert base and transfer to your camel for a slow and magical ride into your camp. Nomads will make you dinner tonight and entertain you fireside with drum music.

The adventure of a lifetime. Enjoy it on your own terms, with a private vehicle and driver. Its worth a few extra Euro to see the south on your terms, avoid the large bus tours and come with us!

Day 1
Dades Valley

Your driver will pick you after breakfast at your riad in Marrakech.

Travel over the High Atlas Mountains to Tizi n Tichka pass at 2260m above sea level. Down the other side you will travel past Berber villages and homes set on the hillsides. Watch out for goats and sheep on the roadside as you make your way towards Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah.

Take a walk across the river bed and explore this amazing kasbah. Still home to a few families and used a set for Game of Thrones, Ait Ben Haddou is great living example of kasbah architecture.

On you will go to Ouarzazate for a look at the famous kasbah there and the Atlas Studios, set for many modern films.

Heading deep south you will spend the first night in Dades Valley in a luxury hotel with a pool and beautiful local interior design. Dinner in included tonight at the hotel.

Day 2
Sahara Camp at Erg Chebbi

After breakfast you will pass through the deep south of Morocco where Berber life remains virtually unchanged from centuries ago. You will pass through Dades Gorge and on to Todgha Gorge for a hike on the riverbed. Pass the Roses Valley and Tinghir and on through Tinjedad to Merzouga.

Head off the main roads and in to the desert to meet your camels. After some refreshing mint tea, you will amble into the dunes on your camel. Watch the sunset from the top of the nearest dune once you get to camp and then settle in for a night of great food and fireside drum music. Share stories of your Moroccan adventure with other travellers and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Day 3
Marrakech

The nomads will awaken you minutes before dawn so you can see the sunrise. What a great way to start a day! Your camels will be waiting nearby to get you back to your vehicle and then you will set off for your return journey to Marrakech.

You have your own driver and vehicle so you can call the shots on where you might like to stop. A huge advantage over set tours and big buses. We will drop you off at your accommodations.

The Price Includes:

  • 2 nights accommodations in double / twin rooms;
  • 2 breakfasts;
  • 2 dinners;
  • Clean and comfortable air conditioned vehicle;
  • English Speaking driver/guide;
  • Camel Trek;
  • Admission to all monuments along the way.

The Price Does Not Include:

  • Accommodation in Marrakech;
  • Breakfast on departure day;
  • Lunch, although you will stop along the way at clean restaurants;
  • Gratuities for the driver and camel boys;
  • Airfare;
  • Mandatory travel insurance.

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Trip Facts

  • Air-conditioned Vehicle, Camels
  • Marrakech - Riad pick up
  • Luxury camp
  • 2 Breakfast, 2 Dinner