If you’re looking for a desert adventure that will take you on an unforgettable journey through Morocco’s stunning Sahara desert, Lush date palm oasis, Ancient kasbahs, and majestic mountains then this is 3 Days Moroccan Desert Tour is for you!
This tour typically includes a camel ride, overnight camping in the Merzouga desert, and a stay in Dades gorge. It also offers a visit to a traditional Berber village and kasbahs. Further, this tour includes all transport and accommodation, so all you need to worry about is having an amazing time. So book one of the best 3 days desert tour with us now!!
Moroccan Desert Tour Overview : 3 Days Marrakech to Merzouga Desert Tour
A 3 Days Moroccan Desert Tour is the perfect way to see the best of what this North African country has to offer in just a short amount of time. From the bustling city of Marrakech to the quiet oasis of the Sahara, you’ll get to experience it all on this 3 day tour.
You’ll start your tour in Marrakech, Then, it’s off to Kasbah of Telouet through Tizi N Tichka pass crossing Hight Atlas Mountain, stop in Ksar Ait ben haddou and Oasis town of Ouarzazate, Visit Rose valley and buy rose products, stop to admire Dades gorges followed by Tamnalt Hills odd rock formation and spend the night in Dades Valley.
The next day, you’ll travel to the East spend leisure time in Tinghir Market and drive up to Todgha Gorge pass through Tafilalet oasis and visit Rissani to admire the fascinating ruins of Sijilmassa and enter Merzouga; the doorway to the Sahara Desert for an authentic camel ride and overnight stay in a desert camp. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to stargaze and experience the peace and quiet of this vast landscape.
On the last day of the Moroccan Desert Tour you see the volcanic mountains of Sarhro, continue to N’Kob, and see the oases full of palm trees in Draa Valley, then drive to the city of Agdez for lunch. and head back to Marrakech.
Moroccan Desert Tour 3 Days – Itinerary
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Marrakech to Marrakech|
|DEPARTURE TIME||8:00 AM|
|WEAR||Baggy trousers for camel trekking, Warm clothing for evenings and nights in winter, sunblock, lip balm, UV-safe sunglasses, Sneakers, small bag with a water bottle and torch|
Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate –Skoura– Rose valley – Dades Gorge
After breakfast in your riad, you’ll depart from Marrakech and drive south through the Tichka Pass in the High Atlas Mountains.
Our first stop today is the Kasbah of Telouet in the village of Telaoute. This historic site is located at the foot of the High Atlas Mountains. and is a must-see for any visitor to the area. The Kasbah was once the home of the Glaoui family, one of the most powerful families in Morocco.
Next, you’ll continue to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait ben haddou Kasbah. This well-preserved kasbah is a traditional earthen clay building and is one of the most famous in Morocco. This beautiful site has been used in many international films and is definitely a must-see.
After that, stop in Ouarzazate to visit the studios used in many famous movies this place is also known as the “Hollywood of Africa” due to the many international films that have been shot here. We will also visit the Kasbah of Taourirt.
Then you will continue the journey along the Road of One Thousand Kasbahs, passing the beautiful Skoura palm oasis and arriving at Amridil, the largest kasbah in the south of Morocco. This ancient settlement is still inhabited and provides a fascinating insight into traditional Moroccan life.
Your next stop is the Valley of the Roses, where you’ll see fields of beautiful roses. The roses in this valley are used to make rosewater, which is a popular ingredient in Moroccan cuisine. You’ll then continue on to the Dades Valley, where you’ll spend the night in a gorge with dinner.
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Day 2: Dades Gorge – Todra Gorge – Merzouga – Erg Chebbi
On the second day after having a scrumptious Breakfast at your Riad, you will leave Dades valley and travel east on the road to Todra Gorge. This is the highest and most imposing Gorge in Morocco as it rises to 300m and is a spectacular eroded limestone canyon.
Since Todra Gorge is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Morocco. Cut into the ochre-colored cliffs of the High Atlas, the gorge is 300 meters high and at its narrowest point, only 20 meters wide.
However, you can hike through the gorge, admiring the unique rock formations and enjoying the cooling effect of the shade on hot days. At the end of the gorge, there is a small oasis where travelers can rest and relax before continuing on their journey.
The next stop on our tour is Tinjdad, where you will visit the unique Berber Museum. This museum is dedicated to the history and culture of the Berber people, who are the indigenous people of Morocco therefore this museum houses a collection of Berber artifacts, as well as a library and an auditorium where lectures and films about Berber culture are shown.
After enjoying lunch in Tinjdad, you will turn towards the desert and the volcanic mountain, stopping to admire a millennium-old network of underground aqueducts.
Then stop atTafilalet oasis, the largest in Morocco. Here you’ll visit the ruins of Sijilmassa, an ancient city that was once a thriving center of trade.
In the evening, you will head toward the Merzouga to start your journey into the Sahara Desert trip where you will ride camels into the Erg Chebbi dunes. This is a very special experience as you will be riding your camel through the dunes as the sun sets.
Then you will overnight in a desert camp where you will be able to see the stars in the clear desert night sky.
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Day 3: Erg Chebbi – Merzouga – Nkob- Agdz – Marrakech
After a night spent under the stars, there is nothing like watching the sun come up over the sand dunes. After enjoying the sunrise over the dunes you’ll have the opportunity to explore the dunes on foot or by camel and begin to travel to the Jbel Sahro, where you can explore the volcanic mountains and see the amazing rock formations.
Next head towards the Nkob oasis which is a great place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the desert.
On the way you will also visit Draa Valley; a beautiful place to explore, with its river winding through the valley and green lush date palm oasis.
For lunch you will stop at the city of Agdz, you can also visit the Agdz market, where you can buy traditional handicrafts.
At last, you will go back to the vibrant and bustling city of Marrakech and the driver will drop you at your destination or hotel in Marrakech.