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    3 Days Desert tour from Marrakech

    Marrakech to Merzouga Desert 3 days Overview:

    3 Day tour Marrakech to Merzouga

    3 Day desert tour from Marrakech. This 3-day, 2-night trip is Morocco’s most popular and best-selling tour. During this 3-day desert tour, travelers can visit the southeast of Morocco, where the Sahara Desert lies, and then drive back to Marrakech. Along the tour, you will be exploring the enchanting Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a landmark that gave the area brightness thanks to the movie creators who shot their films here to help the Kasbah grow and become the most famous in the Kingdom as well as in the world. Next, we will explore two of the country’s most popular sites, the Dades Gorge and Todgha Gorge, both captivating locations you shouldn’t overlook during your tour.

    Later, visit the Rissani Market, one of the oldest markets in Morocco, which goes live every day of the week (Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday). The market day welcomes people from more than 160 villages surrounding the city. Once in Sahara Desert, prepare to get fascinated, mount your camel, and cross the golden dunes to reach a wonderful desert camp for a memorable night’s stay. The next day, drive directly to Marrakech via Alnif, Nakoub Ouarzazate, and Tizi N’T’ichka Pass. Once you arrive in Marrakech, we will drop you off at your accommodation to conclude your 3 Days desert tour from Marrakech.

    Why should I take a private Marrakech Desert tour 3 Days?

    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.

    Morocco Tour: 3 day Sahara Desert tour from Marrakech

    3 Days in Morocco

    Day 1: Marrakech » Tizi N T’ichka » Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah » Ouarzazate » Rose Valley » Boumalne Dades

    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 rocks of Boumalne Dades are 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.

    Feel free to visit one of the local women’s cooperatives to learn how they make uncounted products from roses. Afterward we continue to Boumalne Dades, once there we will visit the famous Monkey Finger Rocks and the Dades Gorge. Finally, we will drop you off at your riad for an overnight stay.

    Day 2: Dades Gorge » Todgha Gorge » Sahara Desert of Merzouga 

    Your 3-day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga begins on the second day. After enjoying a traditional breakfast under the melodies of the birds, we depart from the charming town of Boumalne Dades and journey towards the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi, of  Merzouga. Along the way, we will pause to take in the enchanting landscapes and scenic spots to observe the Berber villages that have settled along the route.

    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 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.

    Marrakech to Merzouga 3 Day desert safari Note:

    3 Days Morocco itinerary

    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 (1 in Merzouga Desert & 1 in Bomalen Dades)

    Tour Excludes:

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

    Take into Account!!

    Thanks for reading through our detailed itinerary for this 3 Days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert. We hope that it fits 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 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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    3 Day Sahara Desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Reviews:

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    • Alicia
      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. 
    • David
      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 Morocco 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 Sahara Desert?

    The distance between Marrakech’s Red City and Merzouga’s Mesmerizing Golden Dunes is 558 km. But for sure, if you are booking this tour, we will break it up with a night in Boumalne Dades.

    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.

    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.

    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 Activities to do in Sahara Desert?

    In the Sahara Desert, you have many wonderful activities to embark on, such as camel rides, quad biking, buggy rides, horseback riding, and sandboarding.

    Could I add more days to these 3 days desert 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.


    What Should I Pack for a tour to Morocco?

    For a 3-day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert, 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, a water bottle, daypack, flashlight, power bank, and a camera or smartphone. Don’t forget travel documents, snacks, a small first aid kit, a blanket or shawl, and a travel pillow. Optional items are a journal, book, or travel games. Pack light to ensure comfort and ease during travel.



    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.



    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 ride back in the car from the camp instead of Camel?

    Yes, you can use camels or either the camp’s car or our Jeep to get back to where your driver dropped you off. with a fee of 40 euro



    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.



    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.



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