Shared budget 3-day desert tour from Marrakech

Duration: 3 Day

Adult Ticket (12+)


Child 5-11


Experience the Moroccan Sahara Desert on a 3-day safari tour from Marrakech to Merzouga and Erg Chebbi.

  • Traverse the High Atlas Mountains via the magnificent Tizi-n-Tichka pass
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Aït Benhaddou kasbah with a guide
  • Admire the Todra Gorge and follow the Dadès River to Boumalne du Dadès
  • Take a camel trek from Merzouga to Erg Chebbi and enjoy dinner under the stars at a Berber desert camp

Duration 3 days

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Offered in English

Pick-up/drop-off in Marrakech

What to Expect

Discover the edge of the Sahara Desert on a 3-day budget tour from Marrakech, and enjoy the remarkable landscapes of the Dades Valley and Kasbah of Ourzazate. Tour throughout the dunes of Erg Chebbi by camel, and sleep at a desert camp surrounded by high dune.

Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Tinghir

After an early departure from the Marrakech hotel, your journey starts by crossing the High Atlas Mountains past one Berber hamlet after another to the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou, well-known for its Kasbah and also strengthened small town, and previously made use of as an established for some famous Hollywood legendaries as well as a background for some style publications photo shoots. After some free time to check out the town with its Kasbah, appreciate lunch in a local restaurant, then continue your drive via Ouarzazate, known as eviction of the Sahara and onto Boumalne Dades, appreciating the breathtaking drive along the road to Tinghir, where you can delight in dinner and an overnight break.

Day 2: Tinghir – Todgha Gorges – Merzouga

Following morning meal, depart your hotel and drive to the remarkable Todgha Gorges, pausing for some free time to discover the canyons and appreciate lunch at a local café. Remain to Merzouga to meet your camel caravan. Then, enjoy the Erg Chebbi dunes on camelback and see the sunset switch the color of the sand. Reach your desert camp before nightfall and delight in an authentic Moroccan dinner under the stars. Regional nomads can give the amusement and show you how to play the Tam drums. Delight in supper and an overnight stop.

Day 3: Merzouga Ouarzazate – Marrakech

Complying with an early wake up to watch the sunrise prior to breakfast (optional), a driver will be waiting to pick you up for the transfer back to Marrakech. Stop half-way for lunch in Ouarzazate.


  • Pick-up from your hotel or riad in Marrakech
  • Overnight stay in Tinghir at Hotel Bougafer 4* (including dinner and breakfast)
  • Camel trek in Erg Chebbi to watch the sunset and sunrise
  • Overnight stay at “Auberge Sahara” desert camp at Erg Chebbi (including dinner and breakfast)

Not Included:

  • Local guides – in Kasbah Ait Ben Hddou, if you wish to hire a guide to escort you for a visit of the Kasbah (available for an extra charge)
  • Lunches/Beverages
  • Tips to driver and any personal expenses

What to bring:

We suggest that you pack these following items.

  • Warm clothes in the winter season;
  • Trousers or jeans for camel trekking (shorts and skirts are not recommended);
  • Phone and camera chargers;
  • Hat and sunscreen;
  • Sunglasses.



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