The 3 day Sahara Desert Tour From Marrakech is our most popular Morocco desert tour. It departs every day from Marrakech. Our private desert trip is perfect for those who want to discover the deep Morocco Sahara desert and don’t mind long hours driving. You will never be bored as you will be busy admiring one scene after another. The dramatic landscape change is amazing. In the end, rocky plateaus followed by the breathtaking Erg Chebbi sand dunes. The highlight of our 3 day Sahara desert tour from Marrakech is your sunset camel ride and the overnight sleep under the stars at your Bedouin Sahara desert camp.
This 3 day Sahara Desert Tour From Marrakech will start early in the morning with a drive east of Marrakech past small suburban towns to the High Atlas Mountains. A few stops will be made to take photos, enjoy the scenery, stretch your legs, and drink a cup of coffee. Drive uphill on curvy roads to the famous Tizi Ntichka pass before you reach Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, the first major stop today for sightseeing. The Berber fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou is a UNESCO listed landmark and is also known as a set for major Hollywood epics, just to name a few movies that used the village for shooting: the Kingdom of Heaven, Lawrence of Arabia, and Gladiator. Cross the river separating the Kasbah from the main road and explore the village at leisure. Should you wish to hire a local guide, they are available onsite.
Continue to Dades valley driving past Ouarzazate, Skoura Oasis, Klaa Mgouna, the capital of the valley of the roses, and famous for its rosewater artisanal distillation factories.
Upon arrival at Boumalne Dades, Follow Dades River on a tiny road passing by different fortified Kasbahs located on the side of the road to Dades Canyons. You will arrive to your hotel late in the afternoon.
Dinner and overnight at your Dades hotel.
After breakfast at your hotel in Dades Valley, our journey today will start today with a drive along the road of 1001 Kasbahs to the oasis of Tingri. Where we will deviate from a minor road driving along the river to Todgha where you will stop for a walk in the oasis under the shade of palm trees and continue to Todgha Gorges.
We continue early in the afternoon to Rissani, famous for its dates market, and being a starting point of the ancient trading caravans crossing the desert to Tombouctou. A quick stop, we will continue to Merzouga driving through some rocky desert landscape.
Upon arrival at Palais Des dunes lodge. Feel free to take a swim at their freshening pool. Before getting ready, for your sunset desert trek to the camp.
Meet our camel caravan, and ride your camels through the amazing color-changing sand dunes with the sunset in the horizon as a backdrop. We reach our Sahara desert camp before darkness.
Get ready for a Moroccan dinner served under the stars next to the campfire. Late at night, your local nomad hosts will be entertaining you with their drums.
Accommodation details: 3 Days Sahara Desert Tours From Marrakech
After an early sunrise camel trek through Erg Chebbi dunes, arrive at the camp operator’s lodge for breakfast, shower, and maybe a quick swim at the lodge pool if time permits.
Meet your driver and vehicle and drive back to Ouarzazate. We carry on in the afternoon to Marrakech through the High Atlas Mountains.
Your 3 day Sahara Desert Tour From Marrakech will end in Marrakech at about 19h00.