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3 Days 2 Nights Desert tour From Marrakech to Merzouga Desert
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3 Days 2 Nights Desert tour From Marrakech to Merzouga Desert

By Zagora Desert Travel
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In only 3 days, get to know Marrakech, the former imperial city in Morocco’s history. Drive through for miles enjoying the fascinating Berber villages. Visit the Universal heritage of Ait Ben Hadou Kasbah, a fortified village of the 11th century. You will get impressed by the huge sand dune of erg chebbi appearing from the horizon,where we go for a camel ride to meet one of the most fascinating sand dunes sights you will ever see A visit to a desert city See hunderds of clay villages Ride a camel and more activities.
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Duration: 3 days
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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Entry/Admission - Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
  • Entry/Admission - Tinerhir
  • Entry/Admission - Erg Chebbi Dunes
What's not included
  • Drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Lunch

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We pick up all travelers from their accommodation in Marrakech.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Menara Airport, Marrakech Morocco
      Additional pickup options
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
      • Jemaa el-Fnaa, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Infant seats available
        • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
        • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 34960P17

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
        • Dress code is smart casual
        • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
        • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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        Day 1
        Marrakech – Boumalne Dades (...
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        Boumalne Dades – Merzouga ( 4h00...
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        • Zagora Desert Travel
          344
          Zagora, Morocco
        • Z7611LFstefanieh
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Bumpy rides and peaceful adventures in picturesque dunes
          Our trip exceed our expectations! Our first stop was at a Kasbah where we learned about traditional local pottery which was extremely impressive. After an hour, we reached the desert where our adventure began with a bumpy but very fun ride across beautiful dunes and rocks. We were welcomed by very friendly locals who showed us around a well equipped and clean camp. There was even a bathroom and a shower. After a quick snack, we enjoyed a camel ride into the sunset and were able to climb the dunes. The sunset in the desert was quite impressive! We were treated by a very delicious Tajine dinner and spent the rest of the evening talking to the locals, leaning a lot about culture and traditions. The night was very peaceful and relaxing. Personally, we would recommend to leave the light on as we met some scorpion and spider before going to bed. No less impressive was the high number of snake tracks on the dunes in the mornings (our guide assured us that none of the animals were dangerous as long as being left alone). Our driver as well as our guide, Rashid, were extremely friendly and knowledgeable and we would highly recommend both to everyone :) thank you for this fun experience!
          Written April 19, 2024
        • P4455FVfrankm
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A wonderful time in Erg Chigaga
          For my daughter and me the trip to Erg Chigaga was the high point of our trip to Morocco. The car ride through the desert, the camel ride at sunset, good food, happy singing around the campfire, clean spacious tent, we enjoyed it wholeheartedly ! The view over the desert sitting on top of a sand dune.. unforgettable..
          Written March 25, 2024
        • Maps40547174763
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          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Zagora Desert
          The agency was punctual and well organized . The different guides were a little bit too commercial. We advice to stay One more night in the desert the experience was great expecially during the night. We required also to organize in Zagora the quads and the agency prepared also this experience . Very Good in General
          Written March 24, 2024
        • 395lilam
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Trip in the Sahara !
          Wonderful trip in the Sahara, the feeling in the desert left my friends and I voiceless, from the complet silence of the desert to the local musicians who came to perform at night, the trip was amazing. A real cultural immersion surrounded by Ismael and his amazing team. The food is excellent and the landscape unforgettable. I recommend this exceptional experience !! Thank you.
          Written February 15, 2024
        • kenzan2021
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best trip for an escape from reality
          Amazing trip thanks to Ismail. Will absolutely recommend this trip to anyone seeking an escape from their daily lives. The program was very detailed for anyone wondering. The best part was definitely the desert and the camel trip. Unforgettable !!!
          Written February 15, 2024
        • MarPol_Zja
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Feel the desert
          This wasn't my first trip to the desert in Marocco. But this one was really great. You can feel like you are at the end of the world. Erg Chigaga is really awesome. Offroad 4x4 was the adventure in itself. The whole team was very professional and the dinner was one of the best in Morocco. As a family of four we got a nice discount. Highly recommended.
          Written January 28, 2024
        • Marek K
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Erg Chigaga desert trip
          I can totally recommend this tour. I have zero complaints, quite the contrary! Everything was very well organised, the tagine I had on the desert was one of the best I had in Morocco! The guide was very helpful and really made sure we knew what to do. The camp was much more comfortable than I had expected too! The beds were nice and clean :) There was a little bonfire and music in the evening too. The Erg Chigaga was just stunning!
          Written December 31, 2023
        • eminencet2022
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Desert Luxury
          Luxury in the desert.. the tents, thick blankets for the cold at night, comfortable beds, the candle lit dinners by the chef (the food was some of the best I had in Morocco and in the middle of the desert too!!) .. the attention to detail is beyond. Erg Chigaga dunes have magic and the staff has it too. They are incredibly kind and accommodating and will answer almost any questions you have about the desert with charm. I’ll never forget my experience here. If you are searching for top notch service this is your answer ..🫶🏼🫶🏼
          Written December 17, 2023
        • E6217GAstefant
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          First time to the Desert
          We are just back from our Trip feim Zagora to Erg Chegaga. This Trip was perfekly organised by ZagoraDesertTravel. Salah, the most charming and friendly man we met here picked us up from our Kasbah in Zagora with a 4x4. We had a wonderfull drive with a view stops like the Pottery in Tamegrout. After Mhmid the road ended an we were going ofroad. Salah, our guide was a perfekt driver. On the way we hat great views oder the fantastic Landscape. After we reached the beautiful Camp we were offerd some nice Tea. After dinner ( very nice ) We walked a bit to watch the Stars...amazing. In the middle of the tents there is a fire place... You can enjoy setting by the fire with traditional Musical n singing. After a delicous breakfast we were riding on a dromedar through the desert. We stopped at a tamariske tree for some nice tea and perfect chicken barbecue... On the way Salah our guide showed us the realy nice and hidden secrets of erg chegaga. He always could awnser our questions. We are really glad we made this Trip. It was our first Trip with Zagora Desert Travel but it was for Sure not the last. And we are happy we met Salah...the perfect Guide !
          Written October 12, 2023
        • 2016Marion
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A Dream came true
          Hello, we did the 3 days luxury jeep tour from Marrkech via Zagora to Erg Chegaga with the perfect Guide Ismail - this tour exceedes all our expectations. Everything was perfectly organized - very informative and incedibly impressive - a dream is coming true!!!!
          Written October 7, 2023
        • 878jirka_
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Zagora desert
          This tour was amazing long but nice trip to the desert Nike people and great food. Nice camp and everyone really help us the y also offer camel road
          Written September 22, 2023
        • 176genisp
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Desert 1 night stay
          Nice camp, fair price and lovley weather, the view is amazing and the food was very delicious. Recomend 100%
          Written September 9, 2023
        • 185michalp
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing and memorable experience
          We decided to do the shorter trip to Zagora desert and it was a fantastic family experience! Communication with the team was excellent from the beginning, staff was very friendly and helpful. Camel trekking was amazing and great fun, kids absolutely loved it. Camp was nice and basic, views were amazing, people very welcoming and friendly. Great food, evening entertainment, we slept under the stars and watched a beautiful sunrise from the dunes. Fantastic experience for adventurous people. Definitely must do thing when in Morocco.
          Written August 27, 2023
        • 868neeld
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful two day trip
          Organised this tour from Marrakesh. As with all things where you book online, you are never sure of what to expect. First thing to check was that these guys are officially licences with the Moroccan Tourism Board. Ismail sent copies of the paperwork, but we also found out that Police can check this at any of the many roadblocks you encounter on the way. First thing to note is there is a lot of driving. Ismail was supernatural… I couldn’t have done it in a day, that’s for sure. The Tichka pass was something we were a little nervous of having seen various stories and images. However the road was widened 2 years ago and is nothing like as scary as it may once have been. It is spectacular though. We stopped off along the way at various locations. One was a women’s cooperative producing argan oil products. Of course we paid tourist prices, but happy to do so in the circumstances, however the when ringing up the sale, I worked out that 50% of what I paid was going somewhere and while there a man came in and took a lot of cash from the woman at the till. This was perhaps our only reservation, it nothing to do with the tour itself. Ismail made the call for us to head out to the camp sooner and do the various excursions on the second day. I think this was a good option as it gave us more time in camp that evening. It meant arriving back later in Marrakesh, which was ok for us, but meant a longer day for him, but was much appreciated. We did stop for a good break at his brother’s hotel.l for lunch. Note it has a pool, so take your swimmers. We went in our spare clothes as we hadn’t known about the pool stop, but we had about an hour and a half break, which meant it was cooler for our arrival In the desert. The ride to the camp as the sun was setting was fantastic. The hour ride was more like 99 mins as our lovely guide Ahmed was really happy to stop to take photos for us and he knew just when to break for water. It was less hot by then too, although being July, we were still up in the high 30’s by sunset. Again, as it was so hot, we found that the camp was empty as we arrived with only four other people jointing us about an hour later. Camp was relaxed and I worked out when Ismail stopped en route in Zagora that this was run by Caravan du Sud, who have look reviews in the Lonely Planet. These were merited. Our accommodation had en suite that we had to pay extra for, but was necessary for us, but maybe not for everyone. When the camp was this quiet it might not have been an absolute requirement. The rooms and linen were spotless. The LP suggests that some of the desert camps at Erg Lihoudi were tired and in need of renovation… this is not one. It was more that we expected in the desert. It’s not the super luxe experience that our villa hosts tried to suggest, but it felt far more in keeping with the desert surroundings. It was really relaxed. After some tea with our hosts we were left to decompress before our meal. The meal was the delicious. Too much food as seems to be the way in Morocco. We have a mix of vegetarians and non-vegetarians. All parties were well fed. After this another bit of relaxation and some star gazing before music around the camp fire. We all slept well. The tents have no fans, but considering the heat of the day had kept relatively cool. Of course we’ve spent a few days already in Marrakesh so have gradually acclimatised. Besides after the journey and the camel ride we were all pretty tired. Next morning watching the sun rise over the dunes was very special. Get yourselves up early for this. It is worth it. We then had our typical Moroccan breakfast and a quick bit of sand boarding. The camel ride back was optional… some might prefer a rod in the 4x4, but it was a quicker ride than the previous evening in quickly rising temperatures and fewer photo stops… it took about an hour in a straight line versus 30mins in the 4x4. We stopped again at the hotel In Zagora, but for a drink rather than a swim. Then three extra tourist stops on the way. First was a boutique of ancient Berber crafts. There was surprisingly little pressure to buy (we didn’t) but a really full and interesting explanation of the many wonderful goods on display, many of them ancient…. It was more like a museum. Next stop was the Atlas Film studios. A tour was optional, and we were undecided because of the heat, but very glad that we did pay the 80 MAD each. The sets are really interesting and you get the feeling that with CGI this is the increasingly the main income here. I’m doing this we opted to eat at a service station close by to save time. Food was good and the place was very new, spotless and the food good if less authentic and more European. It did allow us more time in the day though, which was well spent. We used the rest of the day for a tour around Ait Ben Haddou, with a guide. You could go without one easily enough, but happy to spend 50MAD per person to support the local economy. Thoroughly recommend this stop. The place is really special. You can see it getting overcrowded in high season though. We thankfully only passed one other group during our visit, which was probably in the hottest part of the day, but there was plenty of shade and a lot of wind. Hold onto you hats. The views were wonderful, so even in the heat, as long as you stop in the shade, it’s worth it…. Perhaps with event in Europe, we were overly cautious about the Moroccan heat, but so far it has been good. Only tip really is to grab your water before you enter the old town as you are a captive customer by then. The drive back was via the Ounila Valley. I’d definitely suggest this to your guide. Tichka was spectacular, but this route was truly stunning. Passing Kasbah after Kasbah with the lush green of the river valley contrasting with the reds of the rock and the setting sun. The road is narrower than Tichka, so a bit slower, but well worth it. Thank you Ismail for making this executive decision even though it meant prolonging the tour. It was very much appreciated. All in all I thoroughly recommend this. If you’re English speaking, try to get Ismail to accompany you. Most of their clients are Spanish speaking and they are seeking more UK clients. Ismail’s English is great so if you can get him or another English speaking guide, don’t be put off by the fact that most reviews here are from Spain… they will make arrangements for you. This two day tour was jam packed. Yes we were tired after, but we’re are relaxing now with many special memories. We had other options, but very glad we took this one! Thanks again Ismail. My sister is coming to Marrakesh next year with her Spanish family, we will definitely recommend that she uses you.
          Written July 28, 2023
        • Sherpa67086158891
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          An incredible experience!
          Our family of five had the most incredible trip to the dunes. We packed so much into the trip including two camel rides, sand dune surfing, swimming, and amazing visits including to the incredible UNESCO site Ait Ben Haddou and the film studios. Ismail took us on the tour and was so friendly and helpful. The camp itself, which we arrived at by camel, was beautifully situated in the dunes. The tents were great (we had one with a bathroom), the staff were so friendly (and played the drums by the camp fire in the evening), and the evening meal was delicious. We would thoroughly recommend the trip and are so happy to have been with Ismail and his company. Despite going at the start of the summer season (July), the temperatures were manageable. We would certainly do it again. Thank you!
          Written July 28, 2023
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        Douglas F
        Florianopolis, SC2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2020 • Friends
        Me and my girlfriend were going to sleep only 1 night, but our guide Ismail convinced us to stay for 2 nights, one in his hotel in Zagora (the last big city before the desert) and one night in the camp by the dunes. A great choice, as we had more time to visit other places and cities on the way. He also has a wide range of partners to give specialized tours, like a carpet tour, a farmers market tour, old town zagora tour, and others. Most of them expect a tip, which is fair.

        The desert was marvelous, and the camp was comfortable. You must bring your towel and prepare for a cold shower if you must. I just waited to get a shower on Marrakech the next day.

        Dinner and breakfast are included and are good. You'll stop for lunch on designated places, but there's no fixed menu, you can order whatever you like.

        I felt very safe with Ismail, who attended to all of my concerns even before I arrived, via WhatsApp.

        Would recommend this trip over anything else in Morocco so far. You dont need that much time in Marrakech, spend your time here!
        Written February 24, 2020
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        Roam559852
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        Jan 2021 • Friends
        If you want to leave the best experience of your life go with Zagora Desert Travel! You will never forget it ;)
        The camp is so comfortable and the food so nice. The music and the ambiance is just perfect !
        The best trip ever !!! Thank you Ismail for everything.
        Written January 4, 2021
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        Thank you for thinking time to review us , we really appreciate it your feedback hope to see you soon again .
        Written December 7, 2021
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        rfroehlich
        Zurich, Switzerland3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2019
        Marrakech - Ouarzazate - Zagora from the magic city through the colorful atlas to the quietness in the desert - unforgettable with ISMAIL - thank you again!
        Written March 23, 2020
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        Kostas Alex
        Volos, Greece1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2019 • Couples
        Are you in Morocco? Do you need to find one of the best tourist guides and drivers for you?CALL ISMAIL!!!!
        P.S You won't regret it!
        Written November 7, 2019
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        denny p
        Athens, Greece51 contributions
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        We were a group of 4 friends. We had a great time on our tour. Ismail is very friendly and extremely helpful in everything. We had a private tour in his comfortable jeep. Made many stops for pictures, saw many places and had a great desert experience. I recommend it to everyone that wants to come to Morocco. Get in touch with him and see what your is best for you. He replies very quickly and is eager to help you decide.
        Written November 7, 2019
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