Dades Gorges & Merzouga Desert Tour

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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 Sahara dunes. Ride a camel to watch the sunset and sunrise. See the Kasbah of Ouarzazate, and much more.

Discover the edge of the Sahara Desert on a 3-day tour from Marrakech, and explore the dramatic landscapes of the Dades Valley and Kasbah of Ouarzazate. Ride across the dunes of Merzouga by camel, and sleep at a desert camp surrounded by high sand dunes.

Day 1 : Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Tinghir

After an early departure from the Marrakech hotel, your journey begins by crossing the High Atlas Mountains past one Berber village after another to the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou, famous for its Kasbah and fortified village, and previously used as a set for some famous Hollywood epics as well as a backdrop for some fashion magazines photo shoots. After some leisure time to explore the village with its Kasbah, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant, then continue your drive through Ouarzazate, known as the Gate of the Sahara and onto Boumalne Dades, admiring the scenic drive along the road to Tinghir, where you can enjoy dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 2 : Tinghir – Todgha Gorges – Merzouga

Following breakfast, depart your hotel and drive to the dramatic Todgha Gorges, pausing for some free time to explore the canyons and enjoy lunch. Continue to Merzouga to meet your camel caravan. Then, experience the Erg Chebbi dunes on camelback and watch the sunset change the color of the sand. Reach your desert camp before nightfall and enjoy an authentic Moroccan dinner under the stars. Local nomads will provide the entertainment and show you how to play the Tam Tam drums. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay.

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 half-way for lunch in Ouarzazate.



  • Marrakech 


  • Marrakech


  • Hotel / Riad pick-up and drop off 
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minibus
  • Professional driver
  • Visit Kasbah Aït Benhaddou 
  • Camel trek in Erg Chebbi to watch the sunset and sunrise
  • 1 Night stay in Dades Hotel (incl dinner and breakfast)
  • 1 Night stay at desert camp at Erg Chebbi (incl dinner and breakfast)
  • Guaranteed Departures


  • Lunch


Dades Gorges & Merzouga Desert Tour