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3 Days Sahara Desert Trip from Marrakech – Desert Morocco Adventure

3 Days Sahara Desert Trip from Marrakech – Desert Morocco Adventure

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Morocco Tour ID: 6696

5 stars based on 7 ratings

This 3-day Sahara Desert trip from Marrakech starts at 08:00 AM and heads towards the desert with its beautiful authentic villages and attractions.


  • Visit the Kasbha of Ait Ben Haddou
  • Visit Todgha Gorges
  • Overnight in the desert
  • Discover Draa Valley

3 Days Sahara Desert Trip from Marrakech – Desert Morocco Adventure Overview

This 3-day Sahara desert trip from Marrakech starts early in the morning at 08:00 AM from your preferred location in Marrakech and heads towards the beautiful southeast of the country with its beautiful authentic small villages and valleys. The tour gives you a great opportunity to discover the most interesting places in southeast Morocco. This desert tour also offers you plenty of adventurous and fun activities such as experiencing a camel ride. If you dream of singing and playing music next to the campfire, sleeping under a million shining stars, and gazing at the sun sinking slowly below the horizon, this desert trip will bring your fantasies to life.

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Private Trip

This trip is private, ensuring you travel exclusively with our team who speak English, French, and Spanish

Pick-up Time

Your driver will pick you up conveniently at 08:00 from your accommodation or the nearest accessible location in Marrakech.

3 Days Sahara Desert Trip from Marrakech Overview

During this 3 Days Sahara Desert Trip from Marrakech, you will discover the magical sights of the Sahara Desert.

Are you in Marrakech and looking for something fun to make your trip more interesting? Then this trip might be for you. It would be a good idea to travel to the dunes of Merzouga and discover colorful small Berber villages. You will have the chance to meet like-minded individuals who may share the same travel interests.

Merzouga is without a doubt one of the best places to visit in the Moroccan desert. It also offers a great opportunity to experience what it is like to live a nomadic life, even if only for a short time. You can also travel by camel through the desert and spend the night in a very nice nomad camp amidst the sand dunes. It’s not just that, it’s also possible that you’ll get to see some sights that you may have seen in popular movies such as the kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou.

What can you expect from this 3-day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga?

On this 3-day, 2-night adventure to Merzouga and Erg Chebbi you will discover the magic sight of the big south of Morocco. During the tour, you will have a close personal experience of the desert, including an opportunity to visit several oases, explore a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and spend the night time beneath the stars in a camp in the middle of the Sahara Desert.

On the first day, you will be picked up from your chosen location in Marrakech, continue into the Atlas Mountains, and cross the Tizi-n-Tichka pass. On the way, you will visit the historic Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou near Ouarzazate, which has been registered as a UNESCO heritage site since 1987. You will spend the first night in the Dades Gorge near the village of Boumalne du Dades.

On day two we travel towards the “ valley of 1,000 Kasbahs”. We will be able to visit the Gorges of Todra. In the evening you can enjoy the local traditional music of nomads while dining under thousands of stars. On the last day of our trip, after enjoying the sunrise on the dunes, you will ride your camel back to the hotel in Merzouga. After showering, we drive towards the valley of the Draa and we visit the Kashba of Tamnougalt. After lunch, we return to Marrakesh through the High Atlas Mountains.

3 Days Sahara Desert Trip from Marrakech Highlights
  • Enjoy the beautiful High and Middle Atlas Mountains with the Tizi n’Tichka Pass
  • Visit Ait Ben Haddou Ksour, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Drive along the Valley of Roses and the route of 1000 Kasbahs
  • Enjoy the beautiful Dades Valley with the high cliffs of Dades and Todra
  • Experience a camel ride in the Erg Chebbi dunes
  • Special experience staying overnight in a camp in the desert and enjoying the sunset
  • Experience the beautiful and varied landscapes of southern Morocco

Outstanding Location:

Tizi-n-Tichka: We follow the winding road with ups and downs through the Tizi-n-Tichka pass to the High Atlas Mountains. Tizi-n-Tichka is a mountain pass between Marrakech and Ouarzazate, nicknamed the Sahara Gate with beautiful panoramic views of the mountains. If you wish, we can visit a nearby Berber women’s argan oil cooperative to learn how this amazing product is made traditionally.

Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou: Ait Ben Haddou is the most famous fortified Moroccan Kasbah and has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. A visit to this attractive ancient Berber village is part of our program. We also visit Kasbah Taourirt, located on the road to the Dades Valley, and the Atlas Film Studio, where you will be surprised by different kinds of sets served in famous movies such as Kundun.

Roses Valley: As the name implies, this valley is famous for rose cultivation and rose beauty products. Roses are dotted along the road. Every year the town of M’Gouna hosts the Rose Festival in mid-May.

Dades Gorges: We travel along the Valley of 1000 Kasbahs to the spectacular gorge on the left of the road before the entrance to the town of Boumalne Dades. Dades Gorges is a magnificent river gorge that offers beautiful landscape views and characteristic red rock formations.

Todra Gorges: On the second day, we take a short walk along the river that runs through this spectacular gorge. Todra Gorges is a breathtaking 600m high gorge in the Atlas Mountains

Erg Chebbi: Erg Chebbi is located near the desert village Merzouga and is well known for its beautiful orange dunes. Once we arrive at this place, you will ride on camelback to the elegant nomad camp in the middle of the desert and there you can climb the highest dunes to witness a fantastic sunset. In the evening you can enjoy a nice traditional dinner by the campfire where the local Berbers play their music. You can spend the night under millions of stars if the weather permits it.

3 Days Sahara Desert Trip from Marrakech Itinerary

Experience the beauty of Moroccan Sahara on this 3-day trip from Marrakech. The tour includes visits to the beautiful ancient Berber villages and enjoying all that the Sahara has to offer. It also gives you the opportunity to experience Moroccan culture, various sights, and many more!

Please note that the last day of this trip will be a long journey, so if you have more days to spend in Morocco, it is recommended to do this trip in 4 days instead of 3 days. We also have a 4-day desert tour with a start from Marrakech available.

  • Direction:Dades Gorge

    A trip from Marrakech to Dades Gorge

    Our 3-day Sahara desert tour from Marrakech starts at 08:00 in the morning.  We depart for Ouarzazate, where you can enjoy the view of the Berber villages with snow-capped peaks in the background. Spend some time in Ait Benhaddou as it has garnered the attention of movie producers for its wonderful natural scenery. Cross the river with your guide and then discover the Ksar. From there, you can consider climbing the hill if you want to have a glimpse of the majestic beauty of the fertile river valley that is surrounded by a desert-like environment. What makes this experience great is that you will also visit a cinema studio where you can still see some of the sets used in Hollywood movies and discover a very beautiful valley on the way to the famous Dades Gorge. After all the adventures of the day, you will rest in a traditional hotel.

  • Direction:Merzouga

    A trip from Dades Valley to Merzouga and the Sahara desert

    Drive through the Dades Valley’s Berber Villages for you to reach a spot that has been popular for both natives and tourists who want to engage in rock climbing. Inside the gorge, you can admire high cliffs of gray and pink color. You can also take a walk along the 300-meter-high canyons. After lunch, on the way to Erfoud and Rissani, we head to Merzouga. After reaching the desert village of Merzouga, you would experience camel riding in the sand dunes to the Sahara desert camp. Here you can also experience sandboarding and enjoy fantastic sunsets. However, rest assured that the whole day trip will be fun. You spend the night in a camp in the middle of the dunes of Erg Chebbi.

  • Direction:Marrakech

    A trip from Erg Chebbi to Ouarzazate and Marrakech

    Wake up early so you can witness another amazing sunrise as you gaze out over the dunes. This is something you should never miss! We return by camel and have breakfast at the hotel. After you have taken a shower, it is now time to drive to the Draa Valley, a place that many want to visit. After lunch in Nkob, we return to Marrakech by crossing several small villages and the High Atlas Mountains. We arrive in the evening in Marrakech where our 3-day Sahara desert tour from Marrakech comes to an end.

    Spending 3 days in the Moroccan Sahara would be worth it, so take the opportunity to do it.

Welcome to Desert Morocco Adventure Tours

Your adventure in the desert starts here, you can plan it with our experienced team. Desert Morocco Adventure team is happy to show you the most beautiful places in this region and to share unforgettable moments with you. On this desert tour from Marrakech to the Sahara, you will not only enjoy the attractions that the desert has to offer, but you will also learn more about the lifestyle of the local nomads.

Additional Information

To confirm the booking, the customer must make a deposit of at least 20% of the total order value. Our travel agent will provide the customer with all available payment options. The deposit must be received and cleared before a tour package is confirmed.

  • Travelers can cancel up to 7 days before the travel start date to receive a full refund.
  • Between 4-6 days, the customer will be charged a service fee of 50% of the total order value.
  • Travelers who cancel a trip less than 4 days before the departure of the trip will not receive a refund.
  • If the trip is canceled due to natural disasters or safety reasons, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.
  • If a booking request was made in error and want to cancel it while we have not received a deposit, the traveler can cancel the reservation request using the link in the first email we sent to confirm receipt of the reservation request. All information provided during the booking process will be deleted from our database in a very short time.

If you are traveling with children or more than 5 persons and plan to book with us, please contact us in advance so that we can propose to you our best offers.

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What the travelers are saying about our 3-Day Sahara Desert Tour from Marrakech

  • I went to the Sahara with Youssef during the 3-day trip and it was one of the best trips I have ever taken! I would recommend this 3 day trip to anyone who loves nature and looking for a break from city life.

  • Youssef was a great guide during my travels to the desert in Morocco. He was always attuned to the needs of the group and provided insightful explanations about the different cultural aspects we were experiencing. All his knowledge of the history and culture of Morocco really made the trip that much more enjoyable.

  • Youssef is a great guide. I didn’t know what to expect when I booked this desert trip but Youssef explained more about the trip to me via email and he was always on time too. He knew the best places to see in the desert and made sure we didn’t miss the sunset in Erg Chebbi! It was an unforgettable experience.


FAQ - 3-Day Sahara Desert Tour from Marrakech

Yes, as it is a private Sahara desert tour, it is available all year round. So you can book it whenever you want, but it is advisable to book in advance so that we can offer you the best accommodation.

Unfortunately, this is not possible as we currently only organize private tours in Morocco. So if you want to take this trip with us, it will be private. It depends on how many people you are traveling with, from our side, we will provide you with an experienced driver/guide and a comfortable vehicle as well as fancy accommodations and we take care of all the activities. For such a trip we usually use a Toyota Land Cruiser Prado vehicle.

Yes, it is possible, but let us know in advance so that we can set up an itinerary that includes all of your desired activities.

What language does the driver/guide speak?

Our driver/guide speaks English, French, and Spanish. We are actually focused on English, but we also have Dutch-speaking guides for large groups.

Driver/guide of this 3-day Sahara desert tour from Marrakech

Youssef Morocco travel guide

Youssef is better known by his Berber name Icho. He is the driver/guide of this desert tour. He was born and raised in a small village in the Sahara desert. Expert in organizing and guiding travelers throughout Morocco. He is passionate about learning different languages and the history of Morocco.
Occasionally, he posts photos of his travels on Instagram. You can follow him on desert_morocco_adventur

The prices of this 3 day Sahara Desert trip from Marrakech include

Fuel Tank
Camel trek
Pick up & Drop off
  • The price of the trip includes a vehicle, driver/tour guide, accommodation and half board (dinner and breakfast), and a camel ride
  • Lunch and drinks are not included in the price of the trip

Why Choose Our 3 Days Sahara Desert Trip from Marrakech?

Authentic Nomadic Experience: Immerse yourself in the authentic nomadic lifestyle with our expert guides, providing unparalleled insights into Berber culture and traditions.

Exclusive Desert Camp: Enjoy the luxury of our exclusive desert camp, nestled amidst the stunning dunes of Erg Chebbi, offering unparalleled comfort and cultural immersion.

Customized Itinerary: Tailor your desert adventure to your preferences with our flexible itinerary options, ensuring a personalized and unforgettable experience.

Expert Local Guides: Discover the treasures of the desert with our expert local guides who provide expertise and insider knowledge about the Southern Morocco region.

Ethical and Sustainable Tourism: Travel responsibly with our commitment to ethical and sustainable tourism practices, ensuring that your desert trip leaves a positive impact on the environment and local communities.

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Reviews of 3 Days Sahara Desert Trip from Marrakech – Desert Morocco Adventure

  • Nice 3-day desert trip from Marrakech with Rachid and Icho!

    Time Verified

    5 stars

    Our 3-day desert trip from Marrakech with Rachid and Icho from Desert Morocco Adventure was incredible! Their knowledge and passion for the desert made every moment perfect. We trekked through stunning terrain, enjoyed breathtaking sunsets, and stayed in comfortable desert camps with delicious Moroccan cuisine. Highlights like camel rides, exploring villages, and evenings of music around the campfire made this trip unforgettable. Rachid and Icho’s attention to detail and care made it truly exceptional!

  • A 3-Day Tour from Marrakech with Guide Zohir

    Mic Verified

    5 stars

    My friends and I recently embarked on an outstanding three-day journey from Marrakech, guided by the wonderful Zohir, who was with us throughout the entire trip. Zohir and his team were amazing; they showed us the best places in the desert and truly enriched our experience with their knowledge and hospitality. I’m incredibly grateful to the whole team for making our adventure memorable. I highly recommend their services to all my friends back home.

  • 3-day desert tour from Marrakech

    Steph Verified

    5 stars

    04/20/2024 at 3:32 PM (Edit)
    If you’re on the hunt for a bespoke tour that’s perfectly tailored to your tastes, promising to spotlight Morocco’s gems or any cities that capture your imagination, then look no further than Desert Morocco Adventure.

    Our guide for the ten days was Zohir, a gem in his own right. Trustworthy, engaging, and brimming with joy, he didn’t just guide us—he traveled right alongside us, sharing stories and insights that only someone truly in love with their country could offer. The comfort and ease we felt with him turned what could have been just long car rides into opportunities for laughter and learning.

    Our trip was an amazing mix of diverse landscapes. From the busy markets of Marrakesh to the serene valleys of Dades, the endless dunes of Merzouga, and the historical echoes of Fes. We wandered through the blue-hued streets of Chefchaouen and soaked up the urban flair of Casablanca. Each destination flowed smoothly into the next, thanks in no small part to an incredibly comfortable vehicle and the meticulous planning of Moha, who laid the groundwork for our trip long before we arrived.

    I wholeheartedly recommend their service. If life ever steers us back to the winding roads of Morocco, reaching out to them will be my first step.

  • Magical 3 Days Desert Trip From Marrakech!

    Mark Verified

    5 stars

    I recently had a 3 days desert trip from Marrakech with Desert Morocco Adventure. The trip was nothing short of spectacular, especially our visit to Ait Benhaddou. This iconic site was a highlight with its stunning clay architecture that radiates under the sun, offering a glimpse into Moroccan rich culture.

    Our adventure continued as we spent nights in the serene Dadès Valley and a luxurious desert camp. The landscapes here, marked by dramatic cliffs and lush valleys, provided a perfect backdrop for sunset and sunrise—views that are truly a photographer’s dream.

    The accommodations in the desert camp were exceptional. Not only was the setting magical, under a blanket of stars, but the warmth and hospitality of the camp staff also made our stay memorable. They greeted us with such joy and enthusiasm, ensuring that every aspect of our stay was comfortabl.

    This trip was a fantastic blend of adventure and culture, thanks to the well-organized itinerary and the friendly team at Desert Morocco Adventure. It’s a journey that still brings a smile to my face when reminiscing about the beautiful landscapes and the heartfelt hospitality of the people I met along the way.

  • Great 3-day desert tour from Marrakech!

    brigitte Verified

    5 stars

    We had an incredible three-day adventure with our guide, Younis. He was always on time, incredibly helpful, and made us feel safe throughout our journey. Younis took us to some amazing cultural sites like Kasbahs and Gorges, and our overnight camel tent experience was unforgettable fun. Overall, it was an excellent tour, and I can’t recommend it highly enough. Younis truly made the trip special with his expertise and guidance.

  • Epic 3-day Sahara Desert trip from Marrakech!

    Nico Verified

    5 stars

    Recently, I embarked on an epic 3-day Sahara Desert trip from Marrakech with my adventurous friends, and it was absolutely incredible!

    We started our journey at 08:00 AM, exploring the iconic Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou and the breathtaking Todgha Gorges. But the real magic happened when we ventured into the desert.

    Riding camels through the golden dunes of Merzouga, we felt like nomads, surrounded by the beauty of the Sahara. As the sun set, we gathered around a campfire, sharing stories under a blanket of stars.

    Guided by our knowledgeable leader, we explored Berber villages and witnessed the sunrise over the dunes, creating unforgettable memories along the way.

    Overall, our 3-day desert adventure was beyond words, blending adventure, culture, and natural beauty in the most perfect way. I’d recommend it to anyone looking for an unforgettable Moroccan experience!

  • Nice Sahara Desert Trip from Marrakech!

    Lotfi Verified

    5 stars

    The trip was very nice, with a friendly guide and driver making the journey through the Sahara unforgettable. Desert Morocco Adventure provided a well-organized and immersive experience, highlighting the beauty and culture of Morocco. Every aspect, from the camel rides to the starlit evenings, was meticulously planned, ensuring a memorable adventure. Highly recommend for an authentic desert experience!

Average Rating: 5 stars based on 7 ratings

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