The valleys of south Morocco are stunningly beautiful, with mountainous terrain slowly giving way to the vast expanse of the Sahara.
Our 3 day Morocco sahara tours show you the treasures of North Africa, from the imposing Atlas Mountains to the shifting sands of the Sahara. You’ll stay in a traditional Berber camp and experience what it’s like to ride a camel in the dry heat of the desert, as well as witnessing one of nature’s most stunning sights: a desert sunrise.
Day 1: Marrakech to Ouarzazate and Dades Gorges
Our journey starts at 7 a.m. from Marrakech to Dades Gorges across the Tizi-n-Tichka Atlas pass with its far-reaching views across the mountains, over to the traditional Berber village of Telouet. We’ll then continue to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou, a spectacular fortified village (known as a ksour in the Maghreb). You’ll be able to have your lunch at Ait Benhaddou or Ouarzazate and we’ll then continue to Dades Valley where we’ll then spend the night in a riad/hotel.
Day 2: Dades Gorges to Merzouga (Erg Chebbi)
After breakfast, we’ll drive from Dades Valley to Todra gorges where we’ll get the chance for a short walk between the palm groves, then we’ll get back to the road and head off to the desert of Merzouga. We’ll then pass through traditional Berber villages until we reach Tinjdad, Jorf, and Erfoud, where we’ll start to see the beginning of the Saharan oasis of Tafilalet.
At Merzouga we’ll find camels waiting to take us on an adventure through the golden dunes. We will spend the night in a well-equipped camp with traditional Berber drum music in the middle of the Sahara. You’ll be able to watch the desert sunset, and spend the night under the crystal clear stars in one of the nomad tents.
Day 3: Merzouga to the Draa Valley and Marrakech
We recommend getting up early to see the sunrise on the third day. The sunrise in the desert is an explosion of colour, from deep reds to bright yellows and oranges, with shadows dancing around the dunes.
After watching the sunrise we’ll ride the camels back to Merzouga for breakfast and to freshen up with a shower. We then start our journey back to Marrakech through the Berber villages of Alnif, Tazarine, and N’kob where we stop for a traditional Berber lunch. We’ll then head through Draa valley until we get to Ouarzazate for a quick break, before continuing to Marrakech via Tichka-pass.
Pick up and drop off:
- Pick up at 7 a.m. from your riad/hotel in Marrakech (can be adapted to airport pick up)
- Drop off around 6 p.m. at your riad/hotel in Marrakech (can be adapted to your airport drop off)
|2 persons||£230 per person|
|3 persons||£180 per person|
|4 persons||£155 per person|
|5 persons||£140 per person|
|6 persons||£130 per person|
We offer reductions of tour price for children under 12, please check our booking terms for more information.
- Private air conditioned 4×4 during all the period of the tour, including fuel
- English speaking driver/guide at your disposal for the duration of the trip
- 2 nights accommodation
- Camel ride for 2 hours
- Half board
Night 1: Hotel Babylon Dades or Panorama Dades
Night 2: Berber camp in Erg Chebbi (private tent)
- Travel Insurance
What should I bring?
- Lots of water during hotter months
- Sun cream
- Little gifts for the children