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

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Leave the bustling medinas and souks behind and discover an altogether slower pace of life on this 3-day desert tour to Merzouga and Erg Chebbi from Marrakech. Take the Tizi-n-Tichka pass through the High Atlas Mountains and visit the UNESCO-listed Aït Benhaddou kasbah with your guide. Discover a lush oasis of palm trees at Skoura and travel along the Dadès River. Visit Rissani, the ancient capital of the Tafilalt region. Meet your camel caravan in Merzouga and enjoy an evening under the stars in the Sahara Desert. Group size is limited to 17 on this tour.
  • Hassle-free 3-day tour of Merzouga 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
  • Includes transport and select meals
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Your hotel or riad in central Marrakech. If you are staying inside the Medina, your pickup will be at the closest point accessible to vehicles.
Directions: Hotel pickup is available from hotels and riads located in central Marrakech. Please be sure to advise your hotel details at the time of reconfirmation to arrange your pickup time. If your riad is inside the Medina, you will be asked to make your way to the nearest place accessible to vehicles, which may involve a short walk.
Dates: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Return point: Returns to original departure point or Djemaa El Fna
Departure Time
7:15 AM
3 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point or Djemaa El Fna
  • 2x Breakfast
  • 2x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • Driver/guide
  • Overnight accommodation in Tinghir city
  • Camel trekking Erg Chebbi
  • Overnight accommodation at a Sahara desert camp in Erg Chebbi
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan/minibus
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Local guides
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for child under 6 years old
  • Good walking shoes, sunscreen and sunglasses are recommended
  • It can be cold at night and in the winter so please bring appropriate clothing.
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 2 weeks ago

I know I was so lucky to meet this tour agency in the middle of the city in Marrakech. This agency is so professional and they have clear tour plan for everyone. The agency showed me tour video and photos before I reserve the tour....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank HPRmauri
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Said is the best driver :) Thank you for three days of fun, friendship and excitement. Everything was well organized. Really recommended!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Giulia R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of fun, attentive people, um the desert was the better thing ive done on my life, the guys there asure that u will want to return there, amazing

Thank MarcoPinto22
Reviewed 2 August 2019

We travelled in a family group of 6 with youngest 17. A great way to see Morocco and the atlas mountains. Some very interesting stops on the way. On the camp, we had upgraded which I think meant you were further into the desert which...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Sue P
Reviewed 21 July 2019

Solotravelling to Marrakech with an additional route to the dessert. Ando and Mohamed the guide were professional and fun during the whole trip. Lots of beautiful spots, cool activities, nice vibe and fun group to travel with. Recommended!

Date of experience: July 2019
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1 June 2019|
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Response from kevinGtravel | Reviewed this property |
You barely spend a full day in the desert. You arrive a few hours before sunset then depart early in the morning. If they have back problems, then riding the camel will not be enjoyable. The ride to the desert and back to... More
15 May 2019|
Response from chnghy | Reviewed this property |
Hey I booked through Ando travel. Think they have more options on their website. Best bet is to whatsapp them, they should have a number. Seems to be the way those operators work over there. Enjoy!
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25 April 2019|
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Response from NicoMontreal11 | Reviewed this property |
I payed about 280 CAD/pers for the private tents. The option is deluxe and it is worth it. They also have electricity, private bathroom with shower in the tent.
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