This 3-day Sahara Merzouga Erg Chebbi expedition is a rich three day circuit of southern Morocco, one of the best things to do in and around Marrakech!
- Price: From 110€ per person
- Pick-up service
- Your accommodation in Marrakech. If the riad is not accessible car the tour partner will provide a meeting point location near to your accommodation.
ExperienceSee the impressive Atlas Mountains
Take a guided tour of the Tinghir oasis and Todra gorges
Enjoy a camel ride at sunset and witness sunrise
Stay overnight in berber tent
Enjoy some free time to visit Ouarzazate and the studios of cinema
DescriptionDay 1 : Marrakech - Tinghir
Spending a night in the Sahara Desert is an unforgettable experience for visitors to Morocco and this three-day tour lets you travel further and explore more along the way. Visit UNESCO-listed Ait Ben Haddou, the Valley of the Roses, and Tinghir ; stop at traditional Berber villages around the Todra Gorge; then take a camel trek through the Erg Chebbi dunes the highest in Morocco and sleep beneath the desert stars at Berber campsite.
Your shared 3 day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga will start early in the morning. Depart from Marrakech around 7:30 AM to ait ben haddou through tizi Ntichka pass and the high Atlas Mountains. Many stops will be made along the way. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Kasbah ait ben haddou, which was also served as a set for various Hollywood blockbusters. Continue to Ouazazate and Kasbah Taourirte before lunch. In the afternoon, drive to Tinghir via the valley of the roses before you reach your hotel located in Tinghir. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2 : Tinghir – Merzouga
After breakfast at your hotel in Tinghir, your journey will start today with a drive along the road of 1001 Kasbah to Ouasis of Tinghir, where you will deviate to a minor road driving along the river to todra canyons. After some time at leisure to enjoy the immensity of the hugecliffs, and lunch at a local café (at your leisure), continue early in the afternoon to Rissani , famous for its date market, and being a starting point of the ancient trading caravans crossing the sahara desert to Tomboctou. After a quick stop, continue to Merzouga driving through some rocky desert landscape. Upon arrival at the edge of Erg Chebbi dunes, meet your camel caravan, and ride your camels through the amazing colour-changing sand dunes with the sunset in the horizon as a backdrop. Reach your Sahara Desert camp, nestled in the middle of nowhere just before darkness.
After some time to admire the sand dunes and the surrounding landscapes, get ready for a Moroccan dinner served under the stars next to a camp fire. Late at night, enjoy berber music with the local hosts playing drums.
Day 3 : Merzouga – Marrakech
After an early breakfast and a camel ride back to the main road, meet your driver and drive back to Ouarzazte. After some time at leisure for lunch, carry on in the afternoon to Marrakech through the high atlas mountains.
Your shared 3 day desert tour will end in Marrakech around 7:00 PM.
IncludesPickup from your hotel or riad in Marrakech
Transport by modern, air-conditioned minibus (17 or 8 seats)
Overnight stay in Tinghir at Hotel Bougafer 4-star or similar including dinner and breakfast
Camel trek in Erg Chebbi at sunset
Overnight stay at a desert camp in Erg Chebbi including dinner and breakfast
Bedding at both accommodations
Access to toilets and showers at both accommodations
Not IncludesLunch and/or drinks
Tips to driver and any personal expenses
Guide at Ait Ben Haddou
Prepare for the activityPassport or ID card
Smoking in the vehicle