Multi-day trip

From Marrakech: Merzouga 3-Day Desert Safari with Food

Activity provider: Ando Travel Ltd
Multi-day trip

From Marrakech: Merzouga 3-Day Desert Safari with Food

Activity provider: Ando Travel Ltd
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Experience the Moroccan Sahara Desert on a 3-day safari tour from Marrakech to Merzouga. Spend the night at a Bedouin camp in the Erg Chebbi dunes. Ride a camel to watch the sunset and sunrise. See the Kasbah of Ouarzazate, and much more.

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Duration 3 days
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English, French, Arabic, Spanish
Pickup included
Meet your driver at your hotel or riad in Marrakech.
Private group available


72 hours
  • Marrakech

  • Tizi n'Tichka

  • Ait Benhaddou (free time, sightseeing)

  • Atlas Studios (landmark passed by)

  • Dadès Gorges (sunset, overnight stay)

  • Todra River (lunch, free time)

  • Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

  • Erg Chebbi, Morocco (camel ride, sunset)

  • Merzouga (dinner, camp activities, overnight stay)

  • Merzouga (breakfast)

  • Kalaat M'Gouna (lunch)

  • High Atlas (scenic views on the way)

  • Marrakech

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
  • Discover the gates of the Sahara Desert at Ouarzazate
  • Ride across the Erg Chebbi dunes on a camel
  • Spend the night at a Bedouin camp
  • See the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou
  • Drive across the High Atlas Mountains
Full description

Discover the edge of the Sahara Desert on a three-day budget tour from Marrakech, and explore the dramatic landscapes of the Dades Valley and Kasbah of Ouarzazate. Ride across the dunes of Erg Chebbi by camel and sleep at a desert camp under the stars.



Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Dades


Begin your journey by crossing the High Atlas Mountains past one Berber village after another to the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou. This village is famous for its kasbah and fortified village and has been used as a set for some famous Hollywood epics and magazine photo shoots.


After some leisure time, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant and continue your drive through Ouarzazate, known as the Gate of the Sahara. Continue to Boumalne Dades, admiring the scenic drive along the Dades Valley, where you can enjoy dinner and rest for the night at Kasbah Amazigh or Hotel Chems.



Day 2: Dades - Todgha Gorges - Merzouga


Following breakfast, depart your hotel and drive to Tinghir and its dramatic Todgha Gorges, pausing for some free time to explore the canyons. Enjoy lunch at a local cafe and continue to Merzouga to meet your camel caravan.


Experience the Erg Chebbi dunes on camelback and watch the sunset set. Reach your desert camp before nightfall and enjoy an authentic Moroccan dinner under the stars. Local nomads will provide entertainment and show you how to play the traditional Tam Tam drums. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stop.



Day 3: Merzouga Ouarzazate - Marrakech


Following an early wake-up to watch the sunrise before breakfast (optional), a driver will be waiting to pick you up for the transfer back to Marrakech. Stop halfway for lunch at a local restaurant. Get dropped off at your original departure point or Djemaa El Fna around 8 PM.


You can also book upgrades for the night in the Bedouin camp such as the deluxe desert camp with a luxury private tent complete with an ensuite shower, bathroom facilities, and 5-star amenities. These upgrades need to be booked per person.

  • Hotel pickup
  • Driver/guide
  • Overnight stay in a private, double, triple or family room
  • Camel trek in Erg Chebbi
  • Overnight stay at the Auberge Sahara desert camp
  • Overnight at Hotel Kasbah Amazigh OR Chems Hotel in Dades.
  • Accommodation at hotel (toilets and showers inside rooms)
  • Accommodation at desert camp (toilets outside, showers in lodge)
  • Dinner and breakfast (vegetarian option: available)
  • Local guide in Kasbah Ait Ben Hddou (available for an extra charge 2€ pp)
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Tips to driver
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • This tour is not suitable for children because it involves a long drive
  • Vegetarian and vegan diets can be accommodated for if communicated at time of booking
  • If the road across the Atlas Mountains is blocked during winter, an alternative route is available via Taroudant; it costs an additional €10 per person to take this route
  • The standard desert camp is about 200 yards (200 meters) away from the hotel included in the price, with a bathroom outside the tent
  • The luxury desert camp is located in the middle of the dunes, with a bathroom/shower inside the tent
  • On the final day the transfer time back to Marrakech is approximately 10 hours
  • Pickup is not available from accommodations located more than 4miles (7 km) from Jemaa El Fna Square
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 3046 reviews

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Very nice trip, with the dinner/nights with very good quality. The driver Yussef was always very helpful and worried about our well-being, exceeding the expectations. Only point to notice was that everyone on the tour was pushed into a single restaurant to lunch, with fixed menu price (not included). The price of Tour Guide in Ait Ben Hadou is 30 dirham per person, it is "not very optional" but it worths it. Break stops between Marrakesh and Ouarzazate have dirty toilets and paid. The rest of the trip had good free toilets. Overall experience was very good and I would definitely do it again.

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March 27, 2023

This was a really good tour, with lots of interesting stops along the way. Our driver Mazozi was really great and was very friendly and kind. I stayed in the luxury camp, which honestly was worth the upgrade. Ok you're not camping at all, but having my own shower and a toilet inside was worth it for me. Just be aware that as a solo traveller you may be put in a shared room for the first hotel stop (I asked if it was possible to switch to a private room and luckily was able to). I wasn't too impressed with that as there was no mention until we arrived at the hotel. The tour at Ben Ait Haddou is an extra cost but I don't know why (plus we got a long spiel about scarves that was just a blatant push for commission). I also feel lunches could be included as we had no choice where to go, and the quality wasn't fantastic. Overall this is a really good trip and I would recommend it for solo travellers.

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March 27, 2023

Houssein from Aldo Travel, was able to sort out the seating arrangement as nobody wanted to seat in the back due to no leg room for taller people. Taking turns was a just decision for everyone. And please if you're satisfied with your driver don't forget to give a tip! They would appreciate it after a long driving.

March 27, 2023

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