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3-Day Tour: Marrakech to Merzouga by Way of Dadès Valley plus Erg Chebbi Camel Trek

  • Hassle-free 3-day tour of Merzouga, Dades Valley, and Erg Chebbi from Marrakech
  • Explore the Atlas and Sahara with a guide to share their past and culture
  • Cover musts such as Tizi-n-Tichka, overnight in the desert, and camel rides
3-Day Tour: Marrakech to Merzouga by Way of Dadès Valley plus Erg Chebbi Camel Trek
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Accommodation in private ensuite room in hotel Kasbah Chems in Boumalne Dades, & a private comfortable tent in Erg Chebbi Bedouin desert camp (Showers available at the lodge in Merzouga).
Luxury desert camp (DLX)
Accommodation in an air conditioned private ensuite room in hotel Kasbah Chems in Dades Valley and & private luxury tent in Erg Chebbi ( private bathroom and shower inside the tent).
Exploring Morocco’s Atlas Mountains and Sahara desert from Marrakech without a guide risks missing out on hidden places and even getting lost. Experience all the musts and more while learning about local history and culture on this 3-day trip. See Tizi-n-Tichka, the Dades Valley, and Ait Benhaddou, and ride camels to and from a Saharan overnight camp. Minivan transport, some meals, and optional upgrade to a deluxe desert tent included.
What to Expect
Book your preferred tour option and start your 3-day adventure with pickup from your Marrakech accommodation. Then, settle inside your shared, air-conditioned minivan and travel into the Atlas Mountains, passing Berber villages, orchards, and rugged valleys.

After crossing the Tizi-n-Tichka pass, visit the UNESCO-listed medieval fortified town of Ait Benhaddou kasbah before taking in the desert oasis of Skoura and staying overnight at Boumalne du Dades.

On the second day, trace the Road of 1,000 Kasbahs to Tinghir, and walk through an oasis to the spectacular Todra Gorge. After lunch at a local café and an afternoon visit to the holy city of Rissani, travel on to Merzouga on the fringes of the Sahara desert.

Then, take a late-afternoon camel trek toward Erg Chebbi, where you'll spend the night at a desert camp and enjoy dinner and local live music under the stars. Your final day begins with a stroll in the dunes and a desert breakfast before a return camel ride to Merzouga and journey back via Ouarzazate and the High Atlas to Marrakech, where your trip ends at the starting point.

See the Itinerary below for details of the full schedule and accommodation options.
Reviews (134)
1 - 5 of 41 reviews
Reviewed today via mobile
A visit to merzouga

This was an adventure via amazing scenery through the Atlas mountains and Merzouga. It was disappointing to have a long walk to the Bedouin camp as it was so difficult over the dunes.

Thank Mobile560705
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
A must when traveling through Morocco

This trip was totally worth it! The long journeys were very well bearable because of the great landscape. The travel guides in Aid Ben Haddou and the Dades valley as well as the camel experts in the Sahara were all very good. Our driver Hussein...More

Thank Regina S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great trip, TERRRRRRRRIBLE food!!

This is a fun little trip, the driver is cool and the camel ride is incredible... the desert is also awesome.. CHOOSE THE LUXURY OPTION! it's so worth it. BAD: Every single place we stopped had absolutely ATROCIOUS FOOD! Each of the places subsequently ruined...More

Thank Nirav S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Awe inspiring trip

Fantastic trip. Our guide Mohammed was a very skilled driver - didn't feel unsafe at any point. The desert itself was mind-boggling and the local guides were incredibly kind and welcoming. Only minor point of improvement would have been the food. Tip for if you're...More

Thank Jolien B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Could have been better

This is the second time we had been on a desert excursion. It differed greatly from our first tour. Firstly...I have to say that our driver Mohammed was fantastic. He drove us through some tricky situations caused by thunderstorms and flash floods. Most of the...More

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Zakiya D
3 October 2018|
Response from Victoria Z | Reviewed this property |
It will depend on the size of your lugagge. We travelled with carry-on size suitcases and they carried them in the minibus’ trunck, although if you have bigger luggage I understand that you are to leave them in Marrakech... More
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3 October 2018|
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Response from Julie L | Reviewed this property |
We only took weekend bags but many people on the trip had their large suitcases. I think it depends on how much room there is. I would confirm it with the tour providers just to make sure.