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Moroccan Desert 3-Day Tour from Marrakech

  • 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
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Moroccan Desert 3-Day Tour from Marrakech
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.
Reviews (114)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Unforgettable experience ☺️

I had great tour with Mustafa. He is funny and very friendly! The most important is everything went super smooth! There were many stops to take photos to the way to the desert. I wish I could gone in couple of places inside rather than...More

1  Thank Elena L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Guide: We had two guides on our trip: Mohammed our tour guide, was incredibly patient, knowledgeable, organized, and easy-going. Mohammed our driver was a great driver. The drive through the Atlas mountains is full of winding roads at the edge of mountains but I...More

3  Thank SadiaUSA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
well organised and a lot of fun

Mustafa and his team are very professional and organised. You can relax and have a great time taking in some beautiful scenery and group visits. This trip is great value for money and I would highly recommend. Even women travelling alone should feel comfortable to...More

Thank paula a
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile
Amazing tour but…

The tour is amazing, you get to see so many places in just three days but the last day is basically driving back to Marrakesh. Hassan, our tour guide and driver is great at his job, fluent in so many languages and a great person...More

2  Thank Guillermo G
CamelSafaries, Manager at Camel Safaries, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2018

We are so happy to hear that your tour was amazing and you really enjoyed your guide, Hassan. Hassan as all of our guides, really take the time to focus on each guest, making sure to communicate, thoroughly, to provide guests with a terrific experience....More

Reviewed 22 August 2018
Highlight of our trip

Highlight of our holiday! The camel rides, and watching the sun fall and rise across the dunes were an incredible experience! Our driver and guide Khalid was amazing! His friendly and helpful self made the long journey easy-going and we made lots of interesting stops...More

1  Thank Callum V
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Ling G
16 October 2018|
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Response from mrojas69 | Reviewed this property |
If I remember correctly , Ouarzazate is on the way back to Marrakesh.So yes ,you can be dropped off
Gianmarco M
8 October 2018|
Response from CamelSafaries | Property representative |
Sorry we don't do 2 Days desert tours. 3 Days 2 Nights are the minimum time we can plan for Erg Chebbi desert.However the last day will be too long around 9 hours drive.