3-day Merzouga desert tour in Morocco

Welcome to our page about the 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert. Discover amazing destinations! Are you on a Marrakech city break and wish to book one of our Marrakech desert tours? We crafted the perfect Erg Chebbi tour and exciting desert experience for you.

  • Day 1 » Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Dades valley
  • Day 2 » Dades valley – Todra Gorges canyon – Erg Chebbi dunes
  • Day 3 » Erg Chebbi dunes – Nkob – Ouarzazate – Marrakech
Map of the 3-day Merzouga desert tour in Morocco
Map of the 3-day Merzouga desert tour

Merzouga Desert Tour

Due to distance, Sahara Desert tours from Marrakech going to Merzouga can’t be made on a day trip. You need a minimum of two nights / three days to properly arrive at the Sahara.

In 3 days, we offer you the possibility of going from Marrakech to Merzouga desert crossing the best places to visit in Morocco, such as the Tizi-n-Tichka mountain pass, the UNESCO Morocco site of Ksar Ait Benhaddou, Ouarzazate city, the Dades Valley, and the Todra Gorge canyon.

Does a camel ride Morocco tell you anything? Yes, on our 3-day Marrakech Sahara tour, you can have a thrilling Merzouga camel trekking and sleep in a Morocco desert camp.

Want more days? We have other Marrakech desert tours available! Check out the 4-day Merzouga desert tour, the 5-day Merzouga desert tour, and the 8-day Merzouga desert tour. Morocco desert tours are usually available in three destinations: Zagora desert, Mhamid desert (Erg Chigaga dunes), and Merzouga desert (Erg Chebbi dunes).


  1. This is a private tour.
  2. Pick up and drop off at your hotel in medina Marrakech.
  3. Air-conditioned vehicle with fuel.
  4. Dinner & breakfast and traditional music evening show in Merzouga camp.
  5. Merzouga dunes camel ride and guide.

Not included

  • Lunch and drinks.
  • Entrance fees (Atlas Studios 5€, Taourirt 3.5€).
  • Tips.

Visited Places

Daily Itinerary

Day 1

Day 1 » Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Dades valley

Ait Benhaddou Morocco

Our staff will pick you from your hotel in Marrakech to start the journey to a bunch of beautiful destinations and visit Morocco.

Firstly you will pass through the Atlas Mountains up to the Tizi n’Tichka mountain pass at 2,260m.

Down the mountains, you go towards Ksar Ait Benhaddou. This UNESCO Morocco site is a fortified mud-brick village full of the best examples of kasbahs in Morocco.

In the movies, Ait Benhaddou is the village with an adobe fighting arena in Gladiator, and also the Yunkai city in Game of Thrones.

After lunch and continuing your journey to Ouarzazate, you visit the famous Atlas Studios. This is the shooting location for countless famous movies such as the Kingdom of Heaven, Prisoners of the Sun, Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, Kundun, the Mummy, a Hologram for the King, Prince of Persia, Babel, Body of Lies, and many others.

Dades Valley Morocco

Continuing your trip, you depart towards the magnificent Dades Valley that due its red colors looks like you’re entering another planet.

After a short photo stop at the Monkey Finger’s viewpoint, you now go up the incredible Tissadrine road that’s on the list of most beautiful drivable roads in the world.

You arrive at your hotel inside the incredible Dades Gorge canyon. You can now go to your room and have a shower and get ready for dinner. The day was long, and you need to prepare for tomorrow’s drive to the desert.

Day 2

Day 2 » Dades valley – Todra Gorges canyon – Erg Chebbi dunes

Erg Chebbi Dunes Morocco

Early departure after breakfast at your Dades hotel. Driving towards another spectacular site, you cross the Tinghir area with some photo stops.

Deep inside the valley, you finally go out for a walk inside the breathtaking Todra Gorge canyon.

The second day of your Marrakech desert trip ends when you finally arrive in the lovely Merzouga desert camp.

After a camel ride in Erg Chebbi Dunes, you’re ready to go inside your tent, shower, have dinner, and listen to some local traditional music.

Day 3

Day 3 » Erg Chebbi dunes – Nkob – Ouarzazate – Marrakech

Today is the day you have to wake up very early to enjoy a magnificent sunrise in the Sahara Desert. It is hard to wake up but totally worth the effort. Go up one of the big dunes and enjoy this amazing show given by nature itself!

You start the third day of your desert adventure to reach Marrakech late afternoon.

Today you cross a very remote region of Morocco. The immense and enormous African landscapes and plenty of table mountains provide a fantastic ride until you reach Nkob.

This Berber village is famous for having 45 of the best kasbahs in Morocco. Lunch at a restaurant with a fantastic view of the palm grove.

Kasbah Taourirt Ouarzazate Morocco

After eating, you cross part of the Draa Valley all the way to Agdz.

Here you will stop at the panorama viewpoint and enjoy the view of more than 2 million palm trees below the peculiar Kissane Mountain.

Before driving to Marrakech, you make a short stop in Ouarzazate, where you will visit the famous 17th-century Kasbah Taourirt belonging to the Marrakech Pacha from the Glaoui tribes.

Late afternoon arrival to Marrakech. End of tour.

Desert camps in Merzouga

Luxury desert camp

Option 1 » Merzouga luxury desert camp » tent with an ensuite shower + WC.

Luxury desert camp in Merzouga
Luxury desert camp in Merzouga

Standard desert camp

Option 2 » Merzouga standard desert camp » tent with shared shower + WC.

Standard desert camp in Merzouga
Standard desert camp in Merzouga

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