Marrakech: 3-Day Merzouga Desert Trip
Incredible value for money (Shared Trip)!
Riding a camel in Erg Chebbi and sleeping in a desert camp surrounded by 200m high sand dunes is now possible on a shared budget 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga for less than € 110 in a shared small group desert trip from Marrakech, while still enjoying the comfort of an A/C deluxe minibus, and ensuite private rooms and tents (upgrade version) on half board. This is what our 3 days, 2 nights shared budget morocco desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga on is all about!
DAY 1 | Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Tinghir
An early departure from the Marrakech hotel, your journey begin by crossing the High Atlas Mountains past one Berber village after another to the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou, famous for its Kasbah and fortified village, previously used as a set for some famous Hollywood epics as well as a backdrop for some fashion magazines photo shoots.
After some time at leisure to explore the village with its Kasbah, enjoy Lunch in a local restaurant (at leisure), then continue your drive through Ouarzazate, known as the Gate of the Sahara and onto Boumalne Dades, admiring the scenic drive along the road to Tinghir. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 2 | Tinghir - Todgha Gorges - Merzouga
Following breakfast, depart your hotel and drive to the dramatic Todgha Gorges, pausing for some free time to explore the canyons and enjoy lunch at a local café. Continue to Merzouga to meet your camel caravan. Then, experience the Erg Chebbi dunes on camelback, and watch the sunset change the color of the sand. Reach your desert camp before nightfall, and enjoy an authentic Moroccan dinner under the stars. Local nomads will provide the entertainment and show you how to play the Tam Tam drums. Dinner and Overnight
DAY 3 | Merzouga Ouarzazate - Marrakech
An early wake up to watch the sunrise before breakfast (optional). Then, ride your camel back to the main road. Your driver will be waiting to pick you up for the transfer back to Marrakech. Stop half-way for lunch in Ouarzazate (At leisure).
You can also book upgrades for the night in the Bedouin camp as an "extra":
2nd night: Upgrade to the Deluxe desert camp with a luxury private tent with ensuite shower, bathroom facilities, and 5* amenities. (The upgrades need to be booked per person).
- A/C modern minibus driven
- English / French speaking driver / guide
- Accommodation in Tinghir with dinner & breakfast
- Camel trek in Erg Chebbi
- Accommodated tents in Erg Chebbi with dinner & breakfast
Price does not include
- Lunches (on days 1&2)
- Beverage (Drinks)
- Local guide in Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou
- Tipping for the driver
- Pickup from hotel
- Sunglasses / Sun cream / Hat
- Jeans for the camel trekking (Short & skirts not recommended, Camel Saddles are itchy and can cause skin irritation)
- Warm clothes in winter season