Marrakech To Erg Chebbi 3-5 Days Desert Tours:
Marrakesh to Erg Chebbi 3, 4 & 5 Day Desert Tours:
Marrakech to Erg Chebbi To Marrakech Desert Tours run on daily basis, they are listed below in 3, 4 and 5 day desert tour itineraries with overnight in tented camp and sunset camel ride. Marrakesh Tours & Camel Treks are "Guaranteed" with a minimum of 2 partcipants or more. The 2 nights / 3 day option may not be suitable or available in winter months especially between November & the end of January.
You may choose to join one of the pre-booked tour or book a new tour departing any day and let us advertise seats for fellow travelers, this way you will make new friends and bring the costs more effective.
If you choose to book a Private Marrakesh desert tour or camel trek, we do not advertise seats. You will be traveling only yourselves and my colleague for the entire trip.
Links To: Marrakesh to Erg Chebbi 3, 4 & 5 Day Desert Tours:
Marrakech To Marrakesh 3 days / 2 nights desert tour
Marrakech To Marrakesh 4 days / 3 nights desert tour
Marrakech To Marrakesh 5 days / 4 nights desert tour
What's included in Marrakech desert tours prices
What's difference between 3,4 And 5 day Marrakesh desert tours?
How to book a Marrakech desert tour & camel trek?
Marrakesh to Marrakech 3D/2N desert tour: Itinerary
DAY 1: Marrakech - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Dades Valley
Departure takes place in front of your hotel or riad in Marrakech towards Ouarzazate and Dades gorges, through the Tizi- N-Tichka pass (2260m) in the High Atlas Mountains. From Marrakech to Ouarzazate, you will enjoy a scenic drive, beautiful landscapes with different colours and the Berber villages along the way between Marrakech and Ouarzazate, the doorway to the Sahara desert. You will visit the UNESCO world heritage site called Ksar of “Ait Benhaddou” since 1987. This fortified village is an attractive site for tours and excursions departing from Marrakech, Ait Benhaddou Kasbah is one of many locations served as a natural sets for many movies which were shot in the area such as “Lawrence of Arabia and Jesus of Nazareth” Take a walk and cross the dried river with your guide to discover Ait Benhaddou and dominate the Kasbahs once you get to the top of the hill. Afterwards, you will head directly to Ouarzazate, another destination for tours from Marrakech to Merzouga. You will continue via the rose valley and Skoura palm grove to Dades valley and gorges where you spend the first night in a Moroccan typical hotel, located in the heart of Dades gorges in the south of Morocco. Dinner and overnight in Dades gorges hotel.
DAY 2: Dades - Todra Gorges - Merzouga Dunes (Erg Chebbi)
After a typical Moroccan breakfast, departure from your hotel in Dades gorges at 8 a.m., taking the road of 1000 kasbahs drive around the colourful Berber villages of the Dades valley,. 45 km further, you will get to Tineghir with it’s beautiful palm grove and Jewish quarter. You continue to the gorges of Todra (Todgha), free time to go on trek along the canyons of about 300 m high, a preferred place by mountain climbers. Afterwards you will leave to Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga Sahara desert and you will have time for lunch on the way before you arrive to Erfoud. Once you arrive to the dunes of Erg Chebbi, you will take a camel ride for 1h30 at the sunset to get to the oasis where the camp is located. Spend the night in the bivouac in Merzouga Sahara dunes under nomadic tents or outside under shooting stars. Play drums with the camel drivers. Dinner and overnight in Merzouga Sahara desert camp.
DAY 3: Erg Chebbi - Tazarine - Agdez - Marrakech
Around 5h30 a.m, you will wake up to enjoy the sunrise over the dunes of Erg Chebbi, possibly the best moment of Merzouga desert, followed by a typical breakfast in the bivouac of Merzouga, then you will ride back the camels, to meet you driver and travel from Merzouga dunes to Marrakech via Tazarine and the Draa valley, Agdez and Ouarzazate. You will have free time for lunch on the way before you will continue to Marrakech, where your tour from Marrakech to Merzouga ends. You will cross again the Tizi N’Tichka pass and the Berber villages between Ouarzazate and Marrakech.
Marrakesh to Marrakech 4 Days & 3 Nights Desert Tour: Itinerary
DAY 1: Marrakech - Telouet - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate
Meeting at 8h00 a.m with your driver at your Marrakech riad / Hotel, take you to your private vehicle and transport from Marrakech to Ouarzazate, through the Tizi- N-Tichka pass you will enjoy a snaky mountainous road, beautiful landscapes with different colours (Ounila valley) and the Berber villages along the way between the two cities. The two next destinations are Telouet Kasbah (Home of the Glaoui Palace) and the universal Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou, the popular fortress that has been named by UNESCO in 1987, you will take a walk and cross the dried river with your driver to discover Ait Benhaddou and dominate the Kasbahs. Ait Benhaddou is the World Heritage site that has been used as a backdrop for more than 20 films including “Gladiator” “Indiana Jones” and “Lawrence of Arabia”. Afterwards, you will head directly to Ouarzazate where you will spend the first night of your private Marrakech 4 days desert tour in a nice charming Riad.
DAY 2: Ouarzazate - Agdez (Draa Valley) - Nkob - Merzouga (Erg Chebbi)
After breakfast, you will depart to the Erg Chebbi sand sea dunes crossing the volcanic Anti Atlas Mountains section, passing by Agdez and Draa valley junction. You continue to Rissani, a small Saharan town in southeast of Morocco known for it's traditional market and fossilized rocks. Heading further to the Merzouga desert (known as Erg Chebbi) where you will experience a camel trek to reach your camp and enjoy the sunset on the way, the night will be spent in the nomadic tented camp or even outside under the shooting stars. Play drums with the camel drivers or climb the sand dunes. Dinner and overnight in Merzouga Sahara desert camp.
DAY 3: Merzouga - Erfoud - Todra Gorges - Dades Valley or Skoura
You will wake up at the first flush of the morning to enjoy the sunrise over the Erg Chebbi sand dunes, your breakfast will be served in the camp. You will ride back to the hotel on camels for a quick shower and to meet up with your driver, the tour will proceed to Dades Valley stopping at the todra gorges ;A popular canyon for rock climbers; where you can peacefully hike for an hour or two and have lunch in a local restaurant. Overnight in authentic Kasbah, guesthouse style Hotel.
DAY 4: Skoura - Ouarzazate - High Atlas Mountains - Marrakech
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and head to Ouarzazate; the city known as known as Hollywood of Africa; where you can stop to avisit of cinema sets, museum & studios. Enroute, you drive across the city of roses named Kelaa Mgouna. Your continue you way to Marrakesh through the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi n'Tichka pass. A break for lunch in the middle of the Atlas Mountains. Drop off at your Marrakech Riad/Hotel, the end of your Marrakech 4 day round desert trip.
Marrakesh to Marrakech 5 Days & 4 Nights Desert Tour: Itinerary
DAY 1: Marrakech - Telouet - Ait Benhaddou - Skoura
Depart at 08:00 from Marrakesh to Ouarzazate via the High Atlas mountains Tizi n'Tichka pass throughout the high Atlas Mountains range. Visit the Telout Kasbah and the universal Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou Kasbah as it has been named by UNESCO in 1987. We'll pass through Ouarzazate, or what we call Hollywood of Africa.40 Km drive further and we get to the palm groves of Skoura for an overnight here.
DAY 2: Skoura - Dades - Todra Gorges - Tamtatoucht
From Skoura palmery we go further southeast to Dades Gorges and Todgha gorges along arid landscapes and mountains, before we pass through a town called Tineghir the nerve centre of the area. We head along Todra valley which is huge by it's oasis and palm grooves. Why not a short walk across the palmary with a local guide to explore the daily life of the locals, women in gardens gathering herb for cows and small kids ride donkeys. We continue up through the canyons of Todra which is famous for rock climbing until the Berber village of Tamtatoucht where we spend the night in an Auberge.
DAY 3: Tamtatoucht - Amelagou - Merzouga Dunes (Erg Chebbi)
From Tamtatoucht we go up along arid landscapes and mountains to an altitude of 2000m where many Berber villages in the valley of Ait Hani, before we pass through a small town called Assoul & Amelagou the nerve centers of the area. We pass Erfoud, it's very known with it's fossil's factories where they make beautiful shapes and pieces from rock of mountains. Then we'll head for the Erg Chebbi sand sea. We continue deeper into the desert landscape, until dunes appear in the middle of nowhere, overnight in a Berber camp
DAY 4: Merzouga - Tazarine - Agdez
After enjoying the amazing sunrise among the sand dunes and breakfast, you ride back your camels to the Auberge. A short time for shower we leave to Agdez on a different road via Rissani. We pass through Alnif, N'kob, where we will stop for lunch. As far we will cross the Draa Valley one of the biggest valleys in Morocco, big with it's huge member of palm trees. We arrive to Agdez where we have an overnight at the hotel inside the palmary.
DAY 5: Agdez - Ouarzazate - High Atlas - Marrakech
After breakfast, we head to Ouarzazate where you can visit the filmmaking studios, there we can travel along the huge history of filmmaking industry in Hollywood of Africa; Ouarzazate; We drive towards Marrakesh via Tizi N’Tichka pass throughout the high Atlas Mountains we will have time to stop and enjoy impressive landscapes and Berber hamlets, and break for lunch. End of the trip.
Marrakesh to Erg Chebbi 3 to 5 Day desert tours & camel treks: What's included?
Private A/C Vehicle, 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser or Deluxe Van for the selected tour + fuel
English speaking driver during the tour
Pick up & Drop off at your Marrakech accommodation
Ensuite rooms with A/C in typical hotels, Kasbahs & Riads with dinner and breakfast (Vegetarians are welcome)
Camel Trek to overnight in nomad desert bivouac with guide (Private tents)
Free time to explore the sites such as Ait Benhaddou, kasbah, Walks, Canyons, Breaks for photos,..Etc
Marrakesh to Erg Chebbi 3-5 Day desert tours: What's the difference between the 3 options?
Please keep in mind that 3 days and 2 nights option is the minimum for this tour and we recommend to avoid this ooption especially between November and January when the days are shorter. It's a total of 1100km in 3 days, however if you are limited in time, this tour will be perfect to do a lot in short amount of time.
The 4 & 5 Day Desert Tours from Marrakech to Erg Chebbi and back to Marrakech are recommended simply because there are som many things to see an do besides camel trekking and a night in the Sahara desert camp, 3 day tour option can NOT cover everything. Arriving early to Erg Chebbi, enjoy a swim, visit the nomad living in caves, wander with a local guide in palmary or hike in Dades valley or Todra gprges, spend more time of sites, stop for a cup of tea with a Berber family...Etc
Marrakesh to Erg Chebbi 3-5 day desert tours: Why book with us?
- Save time and money! - Our prices are the lowest available
- Our Marrakech camel Treks & Desert Tours are private guaranteed
- We are an operator, NOT A BROKER
- Our prices are fixed, No hidden fees
- Assistance and availability on site 24/24h
- Deposit payment upon confirmation and the remaining balance at the start of the tour
- Payment Methods such as PayPal, Credit/Debit Cards, Bank Wire, Moneybookers etc...
Marrakesh to Erg Chebbi 3, 4 & 5 Day Desert Tours: How to book?
Simply send a booking enquiry through our booking form, we will reply back under 12 hours, if you do not get any response from us, please check your junk inbox, resend us the enquiry or give us a phone call.
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