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Moroccan Desert 3-Day Tour from Marrakech

From US$300,00
  • See the best of the High Atlas and Sahara on a 3-day trip from Marrakech
  • Visit Ait Benhaddou, Ouarzazate, Todra, and more with insight from guide
  • Camel rides and night at desert camp in Sahara’s Erg Chebbi dunes
Moroccan Desert 3-Day Tour from Marrakech
From US$300,00
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Moroccan Desert 3-Day Tour from Marrakech
From US$300,00
Crossing the High Atlas to the Sahara from Marrakech requires detailed planning to experience the region’s full beauty and history. This convenient tour wraps them up in three days, with a guide to make everything extra engaging. Negotiate Tizi-n-Tichka pass to Ait Benhaddou and the movie town of Ouarzazate, plus ride camels and bivouac overnight in the Sahara’s Erg Chebbi dunes. Includes transport, accommodation, and convenient Marrakech pickup and drop-off.
What to Expect
Day 1: Marrakech to Dades Valley (D)
After pickup in Marrakech, venture through the High Atlas, navigating Berber villages and the Tizi-n-Tichka pass to visit Ait Benhaddou kasbah. Following lunch (own expense), continue to Ouarzazate where you can explore Atlas Studios, Africa’s biggest movie studio, and Taourirt kasbah, a former Glaoui Dynasty stronghold. Then, travel via the Rose Valley, Skoura Oasis, and Amerhidil kasbah to the Dades Valley.

Overnight: Dades Kasbah hotel

Day 2: Dades to Erg Chebbi (B, D)
After breakfast, walk through the Dades Gorges before returning to the Todra Gorges via Boumalne du Dades. On route, take photos of Tinghir’s palm groves before a stroll beside the River Todra and a mint tea. Then, pass the Anti Atlas and Tafilalet to Merzouga and Erg Chebbi’s dunes edging the Sahara, where you’ll ride a camel and overnight in a bivouac camp, with dinner and drum music under the stars.

Overnight: Tented camp

Day 3: Erg Chebbi to Marrakech (B)
Wake early for the sunrise and a mint tea before a camel ride to a kasbah hotel for breakfast and a shower. Then, return through the Atlas to Marrakech, where your adventure ends at the original departure point.
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
3 Day Safari Tour from Marrakech

With much excitement we were collected from Marrakech by our driver Mustafa and tour guide Mohammed who immediately made us all feel most welcome. Six people from three different countries of varying ages were brought together by Mohammed’s enthusiasm and energetic story telling. His life...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wonderful trip into the desert!

We had a lovely trip to and from the desert with our driver, Hassan and guide, Ismail. There is a lot of driving involved, which made me a little nervous because I tend to get car-sick on windy roads, but Hassan's driving was so smooth,...More

2  Thank jencarp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

excellent in every respect. We are in our 60s and were a little nervous...the trip exceeded expectations, accomodations and meals were very good. Guide was a great driver, super safe.So much to see, two 7 hour drives to get there...lots of stops. The drive back...More

2  Thank gustash
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour exceeded my expectations. The hotel and the tent were very good. The crown of the jewel was our guide Hassan, people complaint about the long trip returning to Marrakesh,but Hassan driving ,knowledge of Morocco,picking the places to eat ,drink coffee ,etc, made the...More

Thank mrojas69
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great way to see Morocco!

Be prepared for a lot of driving. Unfortunately you must drive to get to all the amazing great places in Morocco. Luckily we had a great tour guide, Abdul. He kept feeding us information and telling us stories to keep us amused during the long...More

Thank C D
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Response from Marie R | Reviewed this property |
In our case we were about 10! As long as the group can fit a van (bigger size)