Best shared 3-day desert tour from Marrakech

Tour Overview.

The most popular trip in Morocco is the 3-day desert trip from Marrakech to Merzouga. It is cheap, shared with other tourists, and you can book it anytime you want. This tour offered by Viator will take you on a camel ride on Erg Chebbi dunes, and spend a magical night at Berber tents. Can’t wait? Check out availability here:

Tour itinerary.

Day 1: Marrakech-Atlas Mountains-Ait Benhaddou-Ouarzazate-Rose Valley-Tinghir:

The 3-day desert tour from Marrakech starts in front of Cafe France in Jamaa El Fna square. You will be crossing the High Atlas Mountains, quick stops will be made on the way. For instance, you will visit the argan oil cooperative, and the highest pick of 2260 meters. After that, you will arrive at Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, you will have time to visit it hiking for about an hour and a half. You will make a quick stop in the rose valley before you check in at your accommodation in Tinghir.

Accommodation: Hôtel Saghro or similar.

Day 2: Tinghir-Todra Gorges-Erfoud-Merzouga desert:

After your typical Moroccan breakfast, the 3-day journey from Marrakech to the Moroccan desert of Merzouga will continue to Tinghir. Todgha Gorges are located near Tinghir and are an amazing mix of towering stone cliffs and a tight canyon around 10 meters wide. As a result, we will go to Merzouga through a trail surrounded by villages until we reach Erfoud and Rissani. You will feel as though you have just begun your journey into the desert, and we will take you directly to Merzouga.

Merzouga is a popular tourist site, and your first experience will begin with camel rides into the golden dunes, followed by sandboarding. The experience will be spectacular and beautiful. That is, you will be accompanied thereafter to see the sunset. As the sun disappears into the dunes, the sunset becomes stunning. You will appreciate observing the sky at night while listening to Tuareg music at the camp.

Accommodation: Layali Camp or similar.

Day 3: Merzouga-Marrakech:

We will wake you up early in the morning to view the dawn in the dunes, and then we will ride the camels back to Merzouga. After breakfast and a wash in camp, we begin our trip back to Marrakech, passing through various places and Berber villages until we reach Ouarzazate, where we will take the same route back to Marrakech. Your combined 3-day desert tour from Marrakech will conclude at 7:30 PM, with a drop-off at your hotel or the closest accessible point to your riad.

Also, read Best 5 hotel resorts in Marrakech.

Tour Highlights.

  1. Stops at The High Atlas Mountains and Tizi n Tichka.
  2. The Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  3. Explore the Todra Gorges canyons.
  4. Camel trekking for sunset and sunrise at Erg Chebbi dunes.
  5. Overnight camping at Berber tents.
  6. Sandboarding.

Tour includes and excludes.


  • Hotel in Tinghir and overnight camping in Merzouga.
  • Camel ride to and from the camp.
  • Transportation.
  • Sandboarding.
  • Dinners and breakfast.


  • Lunches and drinks.
  • The local guide in the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou.
  • Tips.

Additional Information.

  1. You will receive a confirmation when you make your reservation.
  2. Not accessible to people with reduced mobility.
  3. Children’s chairs are available.
  4. No particular physical condition is required.
  5. This tour/activity accepts a maximum of 100 travelers.

Cancellation Policy.

You can cancel up to 24 hours before the experience and receive a full refund.

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel more than 24 hours prior to the start time of the experience.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the start time of the experience, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • No changes made less than 24 hours before the start time of the experiment will be accepted.
  • Reservation cut-off times are based on the time zone of the experience.
  • This experience requires good weather conditions. If it is canceled due to bad weather, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers to take place. If it is canceled because this requirement is not met, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.

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