Multi-day trip

From Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Tour with Accommodation

4.6 / 5

32 reviews

Activity provider: 3T Travel S.A.R.L Morocco

From Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Tour with Accommodation

Activity provider: 3T Travel S.A.R.L Morocco

From US$ 185.16 per person

Embark on a 3-day trip from Marrakech to travel through the High Atlas Mountains and the Road of the Kasbahs. Visit the most important film studio in Africa and be dropped off at your chosen location.

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Duration 3 days
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Live tour guide
English, French
Pickup optional
Your hotel/riad in Marrakech.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire panoramic views from the top of the Atlas Mountains
  • Visit the Kasbah ait Ben Haddou
  • Explore the Todra Gorges
  • See the sunset and sunrise over the desert
  • Ride a camel across the dunes and stay overnight in a Berber tent
Full description
Day 1: Marrakech, Ait Ben Haddou, Ouarzazate, Dades or Tinghir You will meet your guide in Marrakech after breakfast and set off towards the High Atlas Mountains through the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass along a road that climbs the plains to 2,260 meters above sea level. You will pass by small villages and scenic waterfalls, and will also notice the continuously changing landscape and colors of these beautiful mountains. You will then stop in a pass for a cup of refreshing mint tea and to admire the scenery before taking the road to the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, arriving just in time for lunch. You will then visit the famous Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the setting for films such as the Gladiator, Babel, Lawrence of Arabia, the Legionary, the Sheltering Sky, and many others. You will later head through the town of Ouarzazate to check out Atlas Studios, the largest and most famous film studio in all of Africa. Next, you will journey through the picturesque Valley of Roses to reach the Dades Gorges in time for sunset. Once there you can admire the splendid colors of the rock walls illuminated by the last rays of golden sunlight. Your final stop for the day will be to a romantic, traditional hotel for dinner and an overnight stay in the Hotel in Dades or Tinghir . Day 2: Dades or Tinghir , Erfoud, Merzouga, and Erg-Chebbi Following breakfast, you will take a scenic walk through the Todra Gorges before hopping into your car to drive along the famous Road of the 1000 Kasbahs. You will travel through Tineghier Village and the Jewish Kasbah before arriving in Rissani, the first capital of the Alaouite Dynasty, for lunch. You will next go on a walking tour through Rissani and check out its large traditional market, and will then head to Merzouga, arriving before sunset. At this stage you will leave the car behind and ride a camel into the Erg Chebbi Dunes for an unforgettable night under the million stars of the desert. Finally, you will have dinner at the campsite and stay in a traditional Berber tent. Day 3: Merzouga, Rissani, Ziz Oasis, Medilt, and Fes You will wake up in time to watch the sun rise over the 300-meter-tall dunes and travel into the dawn towards the border with Algeria. Next, you will return by camel to a hotel for breakfast and a shower. You will then depart for Fes, traveling through the Ziz valley and stopping for lunch in village with plentiful apple orchards. You will later enjoy the journey through mountain cedar forests before arriving to Fes in the afternoon, stopping to take pictures at a panoramic viewpoint.
Includes
  • Air-conditioned minivan
  • Private tour with hotel pickup and drop-off (if option chosen)
  • Professional driver
  • Accommodation in Dades (or Ouarzazate depending on availability)
  • Breakfasts and dinners
  • Camel ride
  • Night in desert camp
  • All taxes
  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for the driver and any personal expenses

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Meeting point

Hôtel Restaurant Café de France, jamaa el-fnna، Rue des Banques, Marrakech 40000, Maroc

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Important information

What to bring

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

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Please provide your hotel name as soon as you have booked it
  • Please provide your Whatsapp number or email at the time of booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 32 reviews

Review summary

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

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The drive is very long but not tiring at all, since they make many stops to do to the toilet, take pictures, as well as the scheduled tours. Hakim and Ali were extraordinary and the drive was very safe. the tour in the first day is not included (20dirham - 2€ per person).

January 20, 2023

This trip really exceeded my expectations in every way. Our guide Hassan was more than just a driver which I had seen in other reviews. We had a small group and were given the option for different stops based on our preferences. The meals and accommodation were very good, especially the luxury tent in the desert. There is a lot of time in the car, but there's no real way around that given the distances to cover.

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January 16, 2023

Amazing 3 days experience with diverse landscapes, cousins and overall experiences. our driver Mr Abdul was great and provides us with excellent service. The food was great too with local cuisines where available. loved the Moroccan Pitta in Rassani city which apparently us the only place that you can have it. Desert ride and staying was magical and unique experience. Definitely recommend this trip, and ask for Mr Abdul to be your driver if available...

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December 26, 2022

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