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    3 Days Marrakech to Merzouga
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    3 Day tour Marrakech to Merzouga Overview:

    3 Day tour Marrakech to Merzouga

    Experience the magic of the Southeast Moroccan region on this 3 Day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga. Our 3-day/2-night desert trip will immerse you in the exotic wonders of nature. From Marrakech we journey to the Sahara Desert of Merzouga, witnessing a dramatic sunset over the Erg Chebbi Sand Dunes. Get ready to spend a night under the stars at a luxurious desert camp in the heart of the desert. Your 3-day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga offers you the opportunity to visit the desert’s region on an exploration day to the nomads, Gnawas, and oases. On the third day, drive back to Marrakech, where your Marrakech desert tour comes to an end.

    What to Expect in this Merzouga desert tour from Marrakech?

    During this 2-day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, there is a lot to see and discover. Africa North Journeys agency has incorporated some spectacular sites and places into this wonderful tour, which you are sure to enjoy. This is done to provide you with a truly unique experience, even within the confines of a 3-day tour. The list of sites you will witness is below.

    • Drive through the Tizi n'Tichka Pass with photo stops.
    • Explore the ancient Kasbah of Ait ben Haddou
    • Enjoy scenic views and pass Berber villages.
    • Meet your camels and start the trek.
    • Ride camels into the desert at sunset.
    • Enjoy a traditional dinner and sleep in a Berber camp.
    • Wake up early to see the sunrise.
    • Discover Merzouga Desert
    • Retrace the route through the Draa Valley and Atlas Mountains.
    • Stop for lunch along the way (usually at your expense).
    • Arrive back in Marrakech in the late afternoon or early evening.

    Why a private 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga?

    Choosing a private Morocco tour offers uncounted benefits and wealth. A Moroccan private tour will give you the opportunity to have your own guide, who speaks your language, explain to you more deeply the history of the destination you visited. However, you can ask any question, and he will be glad to answer. Morocco Private Tour offers you the chance to have your own vehicle, which is very comfortable, spacious, and clean. A private tour gives you the flexibility to stop whenever you want, either to use the toilets, take photos, or just take a break.

    Throughout the entire trip, the driver and the car are always at your service. A private Moroccan tour provides more privacy, with the option to choose the accommodation you want according to your preferences and budget. A private tour in Morocco means more attention, more understanding, more flexibility, and more comfort. Whether traveling solo, with family, friends, or a couple, a private tour in Morocco promises an enriching and unforgettable journey, curated to create lasting memories.

    Why a Shared 3 day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga?


    Opting for a shared 3-day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga offers a budget-friendly, immersive, and hassle-free way to experience Morocco’s diverse landscapes and rich culture. This journey begins with a scenic drive through the High Atlas Mountains, passing the stunning Tizi n’Tichka pass and visiting the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Benhaddou, an ancient fortified village with a storied past. The tour includes exploring the dramatic rock formations of Dades Gorge and Todra Gorge, providing breathtaking views and unique photo opportunities.

    The highlight of the trip is the Sahara Desert adventure, where you’ll embark on a camel trek across the majestic Erg Chebbi dunes, witnessing a mesmerizing sunset. An overnight stay in a traditional Berber camp under a starlit sky offers an authentic desert experience, complete with local music and cuisine. Sharing this journey with fellow travelers fosters camaraderie and enhances the overall experience, making it more enjoyable and memorable.

    We handle all logistics, ensuring a safe and convenient journey, ideal for those with limited time. This shared tour not only maximizes cultural immersion but also ensures you experience the magic of Morocco efficiently and affordably.

    Take into Account!!

    Please take into consideration that this 3-day Marrakech-Merzouga desert tour is just an itinerary suggestion. We hope that it will fit what you are looking for! If not, we are happy to tailor a different tour itinerary to your preferences, taking into account the activities you wish to engage in in Morocco and the length of stay you prefer. Please keep in mind that the more people who join our tours, the lower the price you’ll pay per person. However, the cost of accommodation varies from destination to destination. On the other hand, the cost of transportation remains constant from one period to the next.


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    Morocco Tour: Shared 3 Day desert tour from Marrakech

    3 Days in Morocco

    Day 1:Marrakech » Tizi N T'ichka » Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah » Ouarzazate » Todgha Gorge » Merzouga Desert

    An expert driver guide from Africa North Journeys Company will be picking you up today from your Riad or hotel to mark the beginning of this 3-day desert tour from Marrakech. The captivating Sahara Desert of Merzouga is today’s destination. Getting there necessitates several stops and visits along the way. Our first stop is the Tizi N. Tichka pass in the high Atlas Mountains; it’s at an elevation of 2260 meters above sea level.

    We will witness the spectacular view of the Atlas Mountains, then leave for Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, registered in 1987 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Films and series like “Game of Thrones,” “The Mummy,” and “The Gladiator” have shot here. You have plenty of time to stroll in the Kasbah at your own pace! Feel free to discover every corner of the Kasbah and learn about the Moroccan architecture. Thereafter, near the Kasbah, we pause to have lunch, then set off again to Ouarzazate and Kalaat M’Gouna, where the beautiful Rose Valley lies.  Afterward we continue to Todgha Gorge. 

    Visit The Gorge, Valley, and arrive the Desert

    Once we arrive in Tinghir, we stop at the Todgha Valley to witness the wonderful view. Furthermore, we continue to the Todgha Gorge, which is a beautiful and interesting gorge that boasts a limestone cliff that soars to 300 meters. In some areas, the gorge narrows to just 10 meters wide. The gorge has a fantastic river; feel free to walk along to witness and appreciate its beauty. Later, after a break for lunch, we set off again, this time to the Sahara Desert.

    Upon arrival, ride your camels and cross the dunes. Stop at an overlooked viewpoint to watch a magical sunset. Remember to capture this marvelous view with your camera. After the sun goes down, mount your camel once more and continue to the desert camp. When you arrive at the camp, your luggage will already be waiting for you. Before guiding you to your tent, the staff will greet you with a glass of mint tea and some nuts.

    Later, the camp’s staff will serve you a delectable Berber dinner and ignite a fire around the camp, accompanied by drums, music, and other instruments, to kick off the desert celebration. Catch the chance When the camp’s lights go out and enjoy watching the stars or simply walk a few meters away to take in the vast open sky of stars. 

    Day 2:Sahara Desert Excursion » Visit Nomads » Gnawas and Oases

    Today’s title is Getting Lost in the Desert. After a typical breakfast in your camp, ride the car or the camle back to the village to meet your driver. Once you meet him, start a sightseeing tour of the Sahara Desert region. The first visit you will make is to one of the nomad families that live behind the Erg Chebbi Dunes. The nomads will share the timeless hospitality of Berber culture while you sip sweet mint tea and hear stories about their nomadic lives.

    Later, we leave the nomads and drive to Mefiss Mine, a mountain well-known for its minerals, fossils, and other finds. Afterwards, we move to Khamlia Village, where people with dark skin live. Feel free to listen to their magnificent music, but don’t forget to give a small tip to them. Lastly, we will do a small walking tour in one of the region’s oases. Finally, we transfer you to your hotel so you can spend the night there.

    Day 3:Sahara Desert » Rissani » Daraa Valley » Ouarzazate » Tizi N T'ichka » Marrakech

    To make today highlighted and forever memorable, we do recommend waking up early to watch what might be the best sunrise in your life. The closest dunes in front of your camp allow you to watch the sunrise. After a Berber breakfast and a much-needed shower, ride back the camels to the village to meet your driver guide. From Merzouga, we head to Rissani Market for a short visit, then continue to Alnif, where a coffee break awaits. Later, have lunch in Nakoub at a restaurant overlooking the valley. The journey continues by passing through the largest river in Morocco, the Daraa River, which spans 1100 kilometers.

    Every interesting place warrants a stop, and your driver can accommodate additional stops upon request. Furthermore, cross the Tizi N’Tichka and reach Marrakech in the late afternoon. In Marrakech, we will drop you off at your accommodation, marking the end of Marrakech to Merzouga Desert 3 days.

    Shared 3 days tour from Marrakech Note:

    3 Days from Marrakech

    Tour Includes:

    • All Pickups & drops off during your Tour with us
    • Fluently English-speaking Guide or Driver
    • Well Comfortable and air-conditioned Car 
    • Fuel For the Car
    • 1 Night in a Super Clean and Comfortable accommodation
    • Desert Experience (Camel Rides - Excursion)
    • Visits to Fabulous Sights and Unique Places
    • 1 Night in a Desert Luxury Camp or Standard
    • Assistant - Help 24/7 During your Tour with us
    • Breakfasts
    • 2 Dinners in (Merzouga Desert)

    Tour Excludes:

    • Lunches & Drinks
    • Tickets of Historical Monuments
    • Travel insurance & Tipping

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    Marrakech to Merzouga 3 Days

    3 Days Desert tour from Marrakech

    3 days Marrakech to Merzouga Reviews:

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    • Morocco tours

      Our 3-day trip to Morocco with the agency Africa North Journeys was, needless to say, unforgettable and excellent. Even we were a group of five people. Moha, our driver guide, went out of his way to make each of us satisfied. Moha’s knowledge helped us so much in understanding the complex history of this ancient country. The destinations and sites we visited were well worth the money we spent. Moroccan food was very delicious. People are so nice! And Morocco is generally a fantastic destination for your coming trip. We all highly recommend Africa North Journeys and Moha as your driver guides, for sure. 

    • Morocco tours

      My 3-day Morocco tour with Africa North Journeys was magical. The seamless blend of cultural immersion, scenic beauty, and impeccable service made every day a highlight. The team at Africa North Journeys went above and beyond to ensure our comfort and satisfaction. Their attention to detail, extensive knowledge, and genuine care for our experience were evident throughout the trip. This trip with Africa North Journeys is absolutely unforgettable and highly recommended.

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    Here are Answers to Questions you may Have?

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    How far can i book this 3 Days Marrakech to Merzouga Desert tour?

    We recommend booking this tour as soon as possible, allowing us to arrange everything in advance, including hotel transportation and local guides. However, we only confirm the tour once we receive a deposit of 20%.

    How far is from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert?

    The distance between Marrakech’s Red City and Merzouga’s mesmerizing Golden Dunes is 567 km. But for sure, we will break it up with several stops along the way to witness the landscapes and discover every charming place that deserves it.

    Can we Ride the car instead of Camels to the Desert Camp?

    Yes, you have the option to travel to your desert camp using camels, a journey that typically takes between an hour and a half to two full hours. However, some individuals, particularly the elderly, may find it difficult to ride a camel for extended periods. Fortunately, we can transport you to the camp by car, (But you will pay extra fees 40 euro including return)

    Can we skip or to add a place during the tour?

    Yes! Even during the tour with us (Africa North Journeys), you can skip from one place to another. Additionally, you have the option to include a place not on the itinerary. You can accomplish this by either contacting us or your driver guide. However, keep in mind that you cannot change the overnight stay destinations while on the trip.

    Do I can Rent only transportation and book hotels by myself?

    Easly Yes, we do offer this option to our travelers, who prefer to hire only our transportation, allowing them to handle their accommodations. We have previously provided transportation services to numerous tourists. So we inform you that with us, it is possible to book your hotels and flights by yourself, and we can take care of the rest.

    What is the most popular tour in Morocco?

    The Marrakech-Merzouga Desert Tour is the most popular in Morocco. This tour typically lasts 2–3–4–5–7 days and includes visits to the Atlas Mountains, Ait Benhaddou, the Todra Gorge, and the Erg Chebbi dunes in the Sahara Desert. Travelers can experience camel rides, traditional Berber meals, and overnight stays in desert camps. To fully enjoy this tour, we recommend booking with a reputable tour operator who offers knowledgeable guides, comfortable transportation, and quality accommodations.

    Could I add more days to these Marrakech to Merzouga 3 days tour?

    The simple answer is yes, you can. With our tailored-made tours, every traveler can add or reduce a day from any tour he chooses. We will be delighted if you contacted us to help you with this. Our team is available 24/7 to serve as much as possible. WhatsApp us

    How much Sandboard costs?

    During your stay at the desert camp or Hotel, you have the sandboard free to use whenever and however long you want.

    What is the Different between Luxury Camp and Standard Camp?

    Luxury camps offer an upscale camping experience with high-end accommodations, private bathrooms, gourmet dining, and personalized services such as butlers. They often feature amenities like air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and stylish furnishings. In contrast, standard camps provide a more basic and rustic experience with simpler tents or cabins, communal bathrooms, basic meals, and limited amenities.


    Are there towels and toilet paper at the Desert Camp?

    Yes, whether you choose a standard camp or a luxury camp, you have towels in your private tent and toilet paper in the bathroom.



    What Should I Pack for a tour to Morocco?

    For a 3-day Marrakech to Merzouga Desert tour, pack lightweight, breathable layers for the day and warmer clothes for cool nights. Bring long-sleeved shirts, comfortable walking shoes, sandals, a hat, sunglasses, and a scarf. Essential items include sunscreen, lip balm, insect repellent, toiletries, daypack, flashlight, power bank, and a camera or smartphone. Don’t forget travel documents, a small first aid kit, and a travel pillow. Optional items are a journal, book, or travel games. Pack light to ensure comfort and ease during travel.



    How long does it take to ride a camel to the desert camp?

    Your driver guide will drop you off at the edge of the golden dunes. From there, your camels will take you to the desert camp, which approximately lasts 1 and a half to 2 complete hours.



    Can we transport our luggage to the camp?

    Yes, your luggage will be transported to the desert camp, where you will stay the night by the camp’s car or by us. The essential is that your luggage will arrive at the camp before you arrive.



    Are there any electrical outlets at the Desert Camp?

    Yes, at your desert camp, there are electrical outlets in each tent, both the luxury camp and the standard camp.



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