Multi-day trip

From Marrakech: Merzouga 3-Day Desert Safari with Food

Activity provider: Ando Travel Ltd
Multi-day trip

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


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
  • 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.

  • 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)
  • 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

  • This tour is not suitable for children because it involves a long drive
  • 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 3110 reviews

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We were surprised by the very good organization of the trip, a lot of viewpoints, two guides, tasty breakfasts, dinners a bit worse in taste (depending on taste) minus the lunches for which we stopped in typical tourist places 100-120 dirham for the dinner alone, where at this price you can eat in Marrakesh much cheaper, tastier and better. Overall, my brother and I were very pleased with the trip and I think it costs what it is supposed to cost. I will not elaborate, an interesting and worth living experience, especially the night in the desert. Greetings to our driver Aguima - smiling all the time, joyful, organized and talkative. I recommend this trip to everyone, but it requires a bit of effort and I recommend going on it rested and in full strength because otherwise the first day you will be tired because it is intense.

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March 22, 2023

GYG booked us with operator Ando Travel, who were super helpful (Aziz was our contact) and we had a fantastic time with them. Our travel group twas a lovely bunch. The entire itinerary was extremely well organised. The desert experience was definitely the highlight. We booked the standard camp and thought that was pretty luxurious in itself (private tent with double bed!). Guides were friendly and informative - they definitely add value to the visits. Only thing I would say that perhaps more time should be spent at the Toudra Gorge, instead of the valley fields. The Gorge is far more spectacular and deserves more time. Our driver Omar was brilliant - he drove us patiently and safely across the High Atlas and helped us find our drop-off hotel, which was different to the pick-up. He was always ready with a smile, even after many hours of driving. We definitely recommend this trip to anyone wishing to experience a different side to Morocco.

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March 18, 2023

Had an amazing time on this trip to the desert. Everything was well organized and all of the guides were excellent. The food stops weren’t the greatest, but it isn’t a deal breaker. Youssef our driver was the best, always on time and accommodating. The views were breathtaking! Only thing to note with the luxury tent option is the extra time you get on the camels, might be too much for some. Overall, I would highly recommend this trip!!

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March 17, 2023

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