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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 (127)
1 - 5 of 74 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Incredible Experience........Wish It Was Lonqer

My wife and I recently booked the 4 day, 3 night tour with Camel Safaries. From planning to the final tour, everything was seemless and the entire experience was simply perfect. Starting with the planning, Ali was incedible. We changed from the 3 day tour...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wonderful Time

We had a wonderful time on the trip to the Sahara Desert with Mohammad. ( Sorry if I spell your name wrong). It was the best decision we ever made. Going to the sahara desert was such an amazing experience. You do spend the majority...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Cheyenne H
Reviewed 3 weeks 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

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank hollyd347
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank flaatanastasia
Reviewed 4 November 2018
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

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank 201Dutchie28
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4 December 2018|
Response from CamelSafaries | Property representative |
The weather in July is expecting to be hot as it's consider summer time.We have Spanish guide available during that time if you would like to book your tour.