3-Day Marrakech Desert Tour

3-day Marrakech desert tour

Overview of 3 days tour from Marrakech:

This all-inclusive 3 days tour highlights the best of Morocco, from cultural stops in imperial cities to natural exploration in desert landscapes. Begin & and end in the bustling city of Marrakesh. You’ll discover the High Atlas Mountains, ride a camel into the Sahara, visit old kasbahs, coll off in an oasis, and take a gentle walk in the canyons of Toudra.

Highlights of desert tour from Marrakech:

Is this 3-day tour to Sahara right for you?

This desert adventure from Marrakech to Erg Merzouga is suited to travelers who determined not to leave Morocco without experiencing the Sahara or who decide at the last minute to incorporate a stay in the Sahara desert desert. You are on a short time, wandering to leave the busy city of Marrakech and escape to an incredible place and quiet. And you’d like to explore the south of Morocco. Kasbahs, Valleys, Gorges.  this 3-day Marrakech Sahara tour contains long-distance driving on the last day, so people who travel with children or feeling motion sickness, we highly recommend doing this desert tour in 4 or 5 days instead of 3 days or bring.

Why you’ll like this Marrakech tour!

Travel with a local knowledge leader who will share the magic and the real of Morocco with you. Admire the landscapes along the way, especially panoramic with some breathtaking views. Explore the valleys full of rose trees, and take a gentle walk under the canyon of Todra Gorge (320 m).Marvel at iconic sights during visits to the remarkable Sahara Desert, the timeless Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, the tranquil oasis of Skoura, and the bustling city of Marrakech. Camel trek over the charming sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, Spend the night in a luxury camp staring at the shiny stars. Join a traditional local band after dinner to have some fun with their music dancing around and open fire.

Brief itinerary of desert adventure:




Day 1

Ouarzazate, exploring Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah & Rose Valley


Day 2

Tinghir, Todra Gorge, Erfoud Sahara Desert & Camel Ride


Day 3

Rissani Market, Draa Valley, Atlas Mountains and Marrakech


Detailed itinerary desert trip in 3 days:

Day 01: Marrakech - High Atlas Mountains - Ait Ben Haddou - Kalaat M'gouna - Dades Gorge

Your 3-Day Marrakech Desert Tour begins right away after breaking your fast at your hotel in Marrakech. Cross the High Atlas Mountains. While the drive to our next destination is long, the journey is not one you’ll want to close your eyes on. With frequent stops and exquisite views around every corner, this drive is one of the shortest to the Sahara desert and the loveliest in Morocco.

After following the winding road to the Tizi n’Tichka pass, get to the fertile village of Ait Ben Haddou in the afternoon – Famous for its old dramatic kasbah in Morocco. Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage in 1987. Additionally, it’s a great location for numerous films including Lawrence of Arabia, GOT, gladiator, and more.

From there, continue east, traveling through the “Road of a Thousand Kasbahs”, many in disrepair as they’re constructed of pisé mud (rammed earth). As you head toward Dades Gorge, you will pass many small towns where you can see traditional farming methods in use. Be on the lookout for nomads tending to their animals as you make your way through fragrant Kalaat M’gouna, the “Valley of the Roses”. You’ll eventually arrive in Dades Gorge. Check into your hotel overlooking the Rose Valley.

  • Splurge
  • Mid-range
  • Don’t break the bank (Standard)
  • Dinner
  • Atlas Mountains – Female cooperative of argan oil
  • Ait Ben Haddou – Kasbah walking tour
  • Kalaat M’gouna – Female’s cooperative of rose water
  • Ouarzazate – Atlas Studio & museum visit – MAD80

Today’s total driving time is approximately 5 hrs. 24 minutes
Today’s total driving distance is approximately 312 km

Entrance fees to the monuments are not included. However, it’s simply possible to be included just let us know please while you are confirming your trip with one of our experts.

Day 02: Dades Gorge - Todra Gorge - Erfoud - Merzouga

From Dades Gorge to Sahara desert, through the rural villages and Todra Gorge. Your camera won’t get much rest today! This region of Morocco is home to dramatic slot canyons, picturesque river valleys, and towering mountains. Prepare for an indrawn breath of awe as every turn reveals new sights in the spectacular Todra Gorge. take a gentle walk under the red cliff of Toudra Gorge. A massive trench that rises over 300 meters to form one of the most dramatic and spectacular natural sights in Morocco. Many people come to enjoy their preferred sport here.

After a traditional feast in a local restaurant on the way, reach Merzouga in the afternoon. Hop on your camel and cross the sand dunes toward your feature stay accommodation with an experienced camel for approximately 1 hour with a break on a high dune to enjoy the sunset that might be the best sunset ever in your life. Get to the camp, enjoy the nomad hospitality and a traditional feast under the sky jeweled with millions of stars. Followed by live local music around an open fire.

  • Splurge
  • Mid-range
  • Don’t break the bank (Standard)
  • Breakfast & Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Tinghir – Todra Gorge walking tour
  • Sahara Desert -Camel trekking
  • Sahara Desert – Sandboarding
  • Sahara Desert – ATVing, buggy
  • Sahara Desert – Horseback riding

Today’s total driving time is approximately 3 hrs. 41 minutes
Today’s total driving distance is approximately 354 km

The camel rides are really romantic activities to explore and enjoy the Sahara desert. But if you’d prefer, it’s simply possible to do another activity instead with a few extra fees or to be driven to and from the camp. Please let us know.

Day 03: Merzouga - Draa Valley - Ouarzazate - High Atlas Mountains - Marrakech

Today is the last day of the 3-day Marrakech desert tour. We recommend you wake up for sunrise, as it’s different from sunset. After breaking your fast at the camp, you’ll camel trek back to the village of Merzouga and hit the road back to Marrakech.

Our journey today will be in a different way once we depart from the Sahara desert to Dades Gorge. Passing through Rissani and continuing toward Alnif town through the road surrounded by Acacia trees referred to as the ‶Savana Road″. After lunch, cross the High Atlas Mountains one more toward Marrakech city. We’ll drop you off at your preferred location and where our  3 days Marrakech desert trip ends. 

  • Breakfast 
  • Kalaat M’gouna – Female’s cooperative of rose water
  • Ait Ben Haddou – Kasbah walking tour
  • Ouarzazate – Atlas Studio & museum – MAD80
  • High Atlas Mountains – Female cooperative of argan oil 

Today’s total driving time is approximately 8 hrs. 50 minutes
Today’s total driving distance is approximately 557 km

Entrance fees to the monuments are not included. However, it’s simply possible to be included just let us know please while you are confirming your trip with one of our experts.

Inclusive & Exclusive

Desert tour Accommodations

We select the best accommodations carefully to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. hospitality and everything makes you feel like home.


Standard 3 star

Mid-range 4 star

Splurge 5 star


Panorama Dades

Dar Blues Dades

Xaluca Dades


Dune Merzouga Camp

Ideal Desert Camp

Desert Luxury Camp

* If those accommodations above are not available at the time of booking. You’ll be staying at similar ones and we will let you in advance. If you have preferred ones in mind to stay at and not mentioned above, let us know and we’re happy to book it for you.

* April and December are peak travel times! Make sure you book in advance to get preferred accommodations.

Price & Booking


1 person

2 person

4 person

8 person

10 – 16 person

First option

$ 860

$ 460

$ 350

$ 240

$ 180

Second option

$ 1200

$ 1005

$ 860

$ 355

$ 190

Third option

$ 1600

$ 880

$ 630

$ 440

$ 385

The prices of our tours depend on the packages you select(Splurge, Mid-range, or Don’t break the bank accommodations), the number of travelers on your journey, and the season of your travel.

* All prices are in Euro, US Dollars, Pounds, or Moroccan Dirhams, per person. There is additional 10% fee for tours including the dates between Dec.20 – Jan.5(Peak Season). For single rooms, a single supplement fee will be applied.

For the bookings of our tours, we kindly request a small deposit of 20% of the total price to be sent to our bank account, PayPal or Wise account. The balance is to be paid to your driver/guide at the meeting.

Trip preparation

Know Before You Go

Although most of the planning and preparation is taken care of for you, there are still a few things you should know and some details you should take care of to ensure your comfort, safety and peace of mind. Please review the following information before your departure to ensure that any surprises along the way will only be pleasant ones.

  • During the booking process please let us know if you have any food restrictions or allergies.

  • Since lunches are not included, your guide will suggest restaurants where the food is tasty and fresh in order not to get sick. However, if you have a particular restaurant in mind. Inform your guide to accommodate your choices. On the other hand, based on his experiences, he will be glad to assist you whether their service and meals are marvelous.

  • Alternatively, your driver will make frequent stops along the way, especially in breathtaking places. This tour is flexible, if you recognize a worthy place to stop in, feel free to ask your gently driver.

  • Respect tour departures times to avoid delay and loss of sightseeing opportunities. If necessary, let your guide and driver know.

    For the benefit of all tour participants, we ask tour members to be considerate of their fellow travelers in the following ways:

  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or “drone” technology has quickly become affordable and is increasingly popular with recreational users. While some countries have clear, established drone laws, others do not, or existing regulations are undergoing review and change. Travelers who wish to bring a drone on their trip are responsible to research and abide by the laws and regulations, as well as to check with their airline(s) regarding their rules for transporting drones. Please note that tours are unable to extend the length of scheduled visits and stops to accommodate use of drones. If you’re coming with your drone, let us know in advance to schedule the time for it.

  • Ramadan may make your trip excruciating, due to most of the restaurants and shops would be closed. And alcohol beverages will not be served in restaurants and hard to find.
  • Our guides are fluent in languages, and they are happy to share all what they have known so far, if you’d like skip or add an activity to your daily itinerary feel free to ask your guide.
  • Children under 5 years old are free of charge. 6 – 8 (- 70 %). 10 years old is considered as an adult.


Dian M.
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A great success! I'm ready to turn around my bags and return to enchanting Morocco. The 3 days Marrakech trip was well organized, and our tour manager, Moha, was the consummate professional. He tended to the needs of individuals in our group as they arose and managed unforeseen circumstances with skill and a sense of humor. He also shared the culture, history, and natural history of the country with us as we traveled keeping us transfixed by what we were seeing. In a very helpful gesture, he also provided us with a written summary of the places we'd visited. I've already recommended this trip to others, and one of my friends has signed up for a December tour.
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Absolutely phenomenal! This was our very first group tour and Morocco Vacation Travel exceeded our expectations! We did not expect such phenomenal hotels, restaurants, tour sites, and more. So, thank you to MVT. But most importantly, we can not exclaim enough about Mohammed, our tour manager. He is knowledgeable, kind, organized, understanding, and patient. The perfect representative for MVT.
Marilyn D
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It was a very wonderful experience. The sites that we've come to see and visit were all great! Our guide Abdel was very knowledgeable, understanding, kind, considerate, attentive to our needs and very patient with all of us. The camp and food in the desert were all great! The driver and the assistant were also very helpful.


Yes! Absolutely, this 2 day Marrakech to Erg Chigaga desert tour is available every day, except summer the temperature can reach 40 degrees Celsius – 104 degrees Fahrenheit.

The early bird catches the warm! As soon as you know your exact dates of your desert trip, contact us. 

It depends on the period you’d like to experience Sahara Desert. The tents are well-equipped (enough blankets, hot water, and extra pillows).

  • Summer: (end of June – Augusts) light and soft clothes, such as scarf, skirts, slippers, skin protection, sunglasses.
  • Winter: (October – end of March) warm clothes, sneakers, extra jacket or coat.

The best time to do this 2-day Marrakech desert tour is all seasons of the year except summer. You might feel overwhelmed by sandstorms and high temperatures.

The best way to experience Sahara desert is by camel ride. To enjoy this ancient transport, put comfortable clothes on, loose pants, sneakers and a small bag where you can put some stuff in, like a bottle of water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a camera if you have any.

So many Sahara desert adventures get confused between Sahara Desert of Erg Chigaga and Sahara Desert of Erg Chebbi. Both of them would take your breath away! But here is one thing to keep in mind, if you’re looking for a typical lifestyle and would like to stay away from touristy places, then Sahara Desert of Erg Chigaga means you. On the other hand, Sahara Desert of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga attracts tons of visitors all over the world, due to its high clean oragned-sand dunes and luxury camps.

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⚠️Note: If you are not enable to find any activity you are looking for, or to modify anything in this itinerary,  we are available 24/7 for any questions or requests. do not hesitate to contact us, we are more than happy to customize your itinerary according to your exact needs and requirements.

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