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Itinerary for a 3 day desert excursion from Marrakech to Merzouga

Overview of our 3 days desert trips in Marrakech:

One of our most popular itineraries is the 3 days trip from Marrakech to Merzouga. In general, our fantastic 3 days trip will begin in Marrakech, one of Morocco’s most renowned and bustling towns, and then go to the desert. However, along the route, we will pass by several magnificent sites that will undoubtedly wow you. Among the primary sights we will see are the Kasbahs of Ait Benhaddou, a fortified town. In addition, we will visit the Atlas Studios in Ouarzazate. Merzouga desert, where you’ll ride camels and sleep in a Berber tent. Finally, after spending the night in the desert, we will return to Marrakech, where the journey concludes.


Itinerary for a 3 days excursion from Marrakech to the Merzouga desert:

Day 1 : Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Boumalne Dades:

Our exciting 3 days desert journey from Marrakech to Merzouga will begin with a pick-up from your hotel or a predetermined meeting spot. To begin with, you will be going through one of the world’s most recognized mountain ranges, the Atlas Mountains. The first sight you will see is the Tizi nTichka pass (2260m), where we will stop and visit several Argan oil cooperatives. Then, we’ll continue on our trip to Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site noted for being a fantastic location for filming due to its unusual towers and clay architecture. We’ll stop by this location to unwind and explore it.


The 3 days journey from Marrakech to Merzouga continues, and this time we will take you to one of the top restaurants in Ouarzazate for lunch. This one is similar to the last one. Atlas Studios, located in Morocco’s Ouallywood, produces films and rents out equipment. Many prominent shows and movies have been filmed in this city, with Game of Thrones and Prison Break being the most notable examples. After seeing Atlas Studios, we will travel to Boumalne Dades and spend the night in Dades Gorges.


Day 2: Dades Gorges – Tinghir – Tinjedad – Merzouga:

Today, the second day of our three-day desert journey from Marrakech to Merzouga, will take you to one of Morocco’s top attractions. But first, we’ll take you to see some gorgeous sights along the road. First and foremost, we shall go to the Telouat valley. Then we’ll travel visit Toudgha, one of Morocco’s greatest and most unusual destinations, with its canyons reaching 300 meters in height. Second, we will proceed via Tinjedad and Tinghir, where we will have lunch and relax.


Finally, we’ll travel straight to the Merzouga desert, where you’ll enjoy an incredible desert night. Our nighttime adventure will begin with a camel ride across the golden dunes to our luxury tent. We will help for sunset on the trip, and at our Berber camp, you will have a wonderful night surrounded by a delicious traditional Berber supper. In addition, our camp crew will build a fire and perform drums beneath the stars. The second day of our three-day journey from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert has come to an end.

Day 3 :  Merzouga – Marrakech:

We will ride the camels back to Merzouga after breakfast in our luxury tent. We will have to depart early, about 8:00, since we will be returning to Marrakech. We’ll take a different route, traveling via Alnif and stopping for lunch at Nkob. In addition, we will drive straight to Marrakech through the Ait-Saouen pass. Finally, we will drop you off in Marrakech, where our three-day desert vacation from Marrakech to Merzouga will come to a close.



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