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From Marrakech: Merzouga 3-Day Desert Safari with Food

Activity provider: Ando Travel Ltd

From Marrakech: Merzouga 3-Day Desert Safari with Food

Activity provider: Ando Travel Ltd
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Experience the Moroccan Sahara Desert on a 3-day safari tour from Marrakech to Merzouga. Spend the night at a Bedouin camp in the Erg Chebbi dunes. Ride a camel to watch the sunset and sunrise. See the Kasbah of Ouarzazate, and much more.

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Duration 3 days
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Driver
English, French, Arabic, Spanish
Pickup included
Meet your driver at your hotel or riad in Marrakech.
Private group available

Experience

Itinerary
72 hours
  • Marrakech

  • Tizi n'Tichka

  • Ait Benhaddou (free time, sightseeing)

  • Atlas Studios (landmark passed by)

  • Dadès Gorges (sunset, overnight stay)

  • Todra River (lunch, free time)

  • Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

  • Erg Chebbi, Morocco (camel ride, sunset)

  • Merzouga (dinner, camp activities, overnight stay)

  • Merzouga (breakfast)

  • Kalaat M'Gouna (lunch)

  • High Atlas (scenic views on the way)

  • Marrakech

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Discover the gates of the Sahara Desert at Ouarzazate
  • Ride across the Erg Chebbi dunes on a camel
  • Spend the night at a Bedouin camp
  • See the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou
  • Drive across the High Atlas Mountains
Full description

Discover the edge of the Sahara Desert on a three-day budget tour from Marrakech, and explore the dramatic landscapes of the Dades Valley and Kasbah of Ouarzazate. Ride across the dunes of Erg Chebbi by camel and sleep at a desert camp under the stars.

 

 

Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Dades

 

Begin your journey by crossing the High Atlas Mountains past one Berber village after another to the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou. This village is famous for its kasbah and fortified village and has been used as a set for some famous Hollywood epics and magazine photo shoots.

 

After some leisure time, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant and continue your drive through Ouarzazate, known as the Gate of the Sahara. Continue to Boumalne Dades, admiring the scenic drive along the Dades Valley, where you can enjoy dinner and rest for the night at Kasbah Amazigh or Hotel Chems.

 

 

Day 2: Dades - Todgha Gorges - Merzouga

 

Following breakfast, depart your hotel and drive to Tinghir and its dramatic Todgha Gorges, pausing for some free time to explore the canyons. Enjoy lunch at a local cafe and continue to Merzouga to meet your camel caravan.

 

Experience the Erg Chebbi dunes on camelback and watch the sunset set. Reach your desert camp before nightfall and enjoy an authentic Moroccan dinner under the stars. Local nomads will provide entertainment and show you how to play the traditional Tam Tam drums. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stop.

 

 

Day 3: Merzouga Ouarzazate - Marrakech

 

Following an early wake-up to watch the sunrise before breakfast (optional), a driver will be waiting to pick you up for the transfer back to Marrakech. Stop halfway for lunch at a local restaurant. Get dropped off at your original departure point or Djemaa El Fna around 8 PM.

 

You can also book upgrades for the night in the Bedouin camp such as the deluxe desert camp with a luxury private tent complete with an ensuite shower, bathroom facilities, and 5-star amenities. These upgrades need to be booked per person.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup
  • Driver/guide
  • Overnight stay in a private, double, triple or family room
  • Camel trek in Erg Chebbi
  • Overnight stay at the Auberge Sahara desert camp
  • Overnight at Hotel Kasbah Amazigh OR Chems Hotel in Dades.
  • Accommodation at hotel (toilets and showers inside rooms)
  • Accommodation at desert camp (toilets outside, showers in lodge)
  • Dinner and breakfast (vegetarian option: available)
  • Sandboarding
  • Local guide in Kasbah Ait Ben Hddou (available for an extra charge 2€ pp)
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Tips to driver
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Vegetarian and vegan diets can be accommodated for if communicated at time of booking
  • If the road across the Atlas Mountains is blocked during winter, an alternative route is available via Taroudant; it costs an additional €10 per person to take this route
  • The standard desert camp is about 200 yards (200 meters) away from the hotel included in the price, with a bathroom outside the tent
  • The luxury desert camp is located in the middle of the dunes, with a bathroom/shower inside the tent
  • On the final day the transfer time back to Marrakech is approximately 10 hours
  • Pickup is not available from accommodations located more than 4miles (7 km) from Jemaa El Fna Square
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 2896 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Excellent tour. Met some amazing new friends. Whole tour was planned and executed very well. Saed our driver was great. Shared so much of information and his hospitality was amazing too. The desert experience is indeed once in a lifetime experience and Ando travel has the best to offer. Only downside was the trip included sand boarding but no sand-boarding activity was carried out. Besides that everything was perfect.

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February 1, 2023

Desert tour was awesome! Got to see Ait Ben Haddou on day 1 with a hotel that night. Had some loca Morrocan food & music. Day 2 is the highlight riding the camel through the desert & seeing the stars under a campfire. Dress warm for day 2 as it's cold at night! Day 3 is all driving. Our host & driver Abdou was great. Super friendly, very clear with breaktimes, & went out of his way to help one of the girls when her phone was stolen. Highly recommend anyone in Marrakech to take this tour.

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January 28, 2023

Amazing experience! The tour was well organised. We stopped at some heritage sites and interacted with a number of guides all of who were very knowledgeable, communicative and polite. There was a good number of comfort stops. Special thanks to our driver Kiki, who was very helpful, caring and fun throughout the tour! The food was delicious and plentiful. Most meals consisted of three courses: an appetiser, entrée and a desert, plus a drink of ones choice. We spent the first night at Maison Amazigh Dades - a very comfortable, neat hotel. The owners were super hospitable and treated us with a performance of traditional Amazigh music. Recommend staying here if you are ever in the area. The desert trip was fun. We got to watch both the sunrise and the sunset. Desert nights are cold, luckily there were enough blankets in the camp to stack up and stay warm. One staff member even helped me look for my Vape Pen I lost near the camels among the dunes - crazy hospitality! Overall, great value!

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January 26, 2023

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