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Moroccan Desert 3-Day Tour from Marrakech

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Get ready to experience the magic of the Sahara and share an authentic local, 2-night tour with a small group.
  • 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
  • Great value: includes air-conditioned travel, accommodations, and some meals
What to Expect
Day 1: Marrakech to Rose 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 Skoura Oasis and Amerhidil kasbah to the Rose Valley. Overnight: Kasbah Itran or similar Day 2: Rose Valley to Erg Chebbi (B, D) After breakfast, walk through the Todra Gorge before heading towards the Erg Chebbi Desert. On route, take photos of Tinghir’s palm groves before a stroll beside the Todra River and a mint tea. Then, pass the Anti Atlas on the way 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: Mohayut Bivouac camp or similar Day 3: Erg Chebbi to Marrakech (B) Wake up 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 Mountains to Marrakech, where your adventure ends at the original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Marrakesh, Morocco
Departure Time
8:30 AM
3 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 2x Breakfast
  • 2x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • Pick-up at Cafe du France located in the D'jemaa el Fna Square. Drop-off at D'jemaa el Fna Square
  • Transport by air-conditioned/heated vehicle/fuel
  • Driver/guide
  • 1 Private overnight accommodation located in Dades at a Kasbah Hotel with dinner and breakfast
  • 1 Private overnight accommodation at a Bivouac located in Erg Chebbi Desert with dinner & breakfast
  • Camel trekking
  • Sand Boarding
  • Bottled water
  • Scarf
  • Small-group shared tour
  • Gratuities
  • Lunches and beverages
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Small bag/back-pack with belongings for bivouac overnight suggested as will be carried on the camel. All luggage can travel with you on tour, and bulk of luggage will be stored and secured at hotel bordering desert.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Vehicle travel on day 3 back to Marrakech is 9-10 hours with stops
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The desert was stunning and our driver Yussef was very attentive and accommodating. Most of the trip is spent driving to and from the desert so be prepared for that and the food stops are touristy and expensive.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ellie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't hesitate, book with Camel Safaries. We did the 3 day 2 night desert trip from Marrakech, and WOW! It really was a trip of a lifetime. Lots crammed in to a short time but doesn't feel at all rushed. We had a tour of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Rachael G
Reviewed 2 August 2019

I've not felt compelled to write reviews for most of my excusions as they have always been ok, but Camel Safaries' experience (3 day tour, not private, but in total only 4 people) with Khalid, our guide, made our Morocco trip truly special. Unlike other...More

Date of experience: July 2019
6  Thank wandrphil
Reviewed 25 July 2019 via mobile

We had a great trip with a great guide; Abdul. Visited various places from Marrakech til the Sahara. A must when you visit Marrakech.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank JellosLee
Reviewed 21 July 2019

Our family of five (three kids ages 15,13, and 11) had an amazing trip with Camel Safaries. Our guide Khalid was one of the best guides we have ever had. His knowledge and passion for his country and Berber people was infectious for our entire...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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