3 day Sahara Desert Tour From Marrakech

3 day Sahara Desert Tour From Marrakech

OVERVIEW

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.

HERE ARE THE 3-DAY SAHARA DESERT TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO MERZOUGA DESERT HIGHLIGHTS :

  • Passe the High Atlas Mountains with its pass of Tizi Ntichka
  • Walk to the world heritage site of Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou
  • Climb up to Dades canyons
  • Visit Todra gorges and Tinghir oasis
  • Jump on a camel in Erg Chebbi to watch the color-changing sunset

THIS IS THE ITINERARY OF THE MOST POPULAR 3 day Sahara Desert Tour From Marrakech:

  • DAY 1 :
    MARRAKECH – ATLAS MOUNTAINS – KASBAH AIT BEN HADOU – DADES VALLEY

     (06H00 DRIVE)

    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.

Accommodation details:

  • First night hotel
  • DAY 2: of 3 day Sahara Desert Tour From Marrakech
    DADES VALLEY – TINGHIR – MERZOUGA

     (4H00 DRIVE)

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

  • Comfortable desert camp
  • DAY 3 :
    MERZOUGA – OUARZAZATE – ATLAS MOUNTAINS – MARRAKECH

     (9H00 DRIVE)

    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.


3 day Sahara Desert Tour From Marrakech


Included 3 day Sahara Desert Tour From Marrakech
  • The Pick up from your Marrakech riad/hotel on the tour day ( or the closest accessible point to your riad )
  • 4WD driven by an English / French speaking driver/guide
  • 1 night in Dades Valley hotel including dinner and breakfast
  • sunrise camel ride in Erg Chebbi
  • Comfortable tent at a our Sahara desert camp
  • Sandboarding
  • Sunrise camel ride in Erg Chebbi
  • Breakfast, shower and swimming pool at the camp operator’s lodge in Merzouga
Not Included At This 3 days Sahara Desert Tour From Marrakech
  • Beverages
  • Lunches on the way
  • Personal expenses