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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
From US$275.00
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Moroccan Desert 3-Day Tour from Marrakech
From US$275.00
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.
Reviews (124)
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Best Decision Ever!

We just returned from a 3 day Moroccan Desert tour from Marrakech. We booked a private tour through contacting Camel Safaries directly. We are a family of 5 including three children (ages 17, 12, and 8). We cannot say enough good things about this tour....More

2  Thank hollyd347
Reviewed 5 days ago
Once in a Lifetime experience

To be fair, the whole trip was tiring, but totally worth it. We spent more than 20 hours in a mini bus which was exhausting. The locals were very friendly on every stop. I would advise you to buy your scarf from Marrakech, before departure,...More

1  Thank flaatanastasia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Highlight of my trip to Morocco - amazing 3 days ! Wonderful tour & highly recommend!!

Found Camel Safaries via Trip Advisor based on excellent 5 star ratings from other travellers and they were right! This tour did not disappoint, I highly recommend this trip and the organisation. The experience was great from beginning to end - starting with Ali who...More

2  Thank 201Dutchie28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wonderful tour

My wife and I went on a quick trip to Morocco and decided to take the 3-day desert tour. Our guide Moha was excellent. I tend to be a nervous rider and the roads in Morocco can seem treacherous, but Moha's driving kept me off...More

2  Thank Sightseer794363
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
An awesome three days!

I had a great time with our guide Mohamed and our fun little group of six. There was a lot of time spent in the van, but it was pretty comfortable and our driver, Hassan, drove efficiently and safely. We made lots of stops for...More

1  Thank jwanhere
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Stella D
28 October 2018|
Response from calma92 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Stella, No. We only programmed this 3-Day Tour to the Moroccan Desert from Marrakech.
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