2 Days Desert Tour From Marrakech To Merzouga
This Marrakech to Merzouga 2-day tour and back is a short trip ideal for travellers who have limited time but would love to discover what Morocco has to offer. Experience camel trekking and explore the Erg Chebbi, a world of dunes, palm groves, tracks and hikes. Gaze upon the breathtaking views of the mountains, visit famous UNESCO world heritage sites and enjoy a memorable night of dining under the stars at a desert camp in the Sahara.
This 2 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga typically starts early in the morning. The desert trip begins by crossing the High Atlas Mountains before reaching the Merzouga desert.
The Marrakech to Merzouga 2-day tour cost will depend on the number of participating travellers, the season, and the category of the desert tour (Standard or Luxury). The cost of this tour from Marrakech to the Merzouga desert and back is between 200 to 420 euros.
At Marrakesh Tours, we offer Private, Standard, and Luxury desert tours. And if you have more than 2 days to spend in Morocco, you can take our 3-Day Desert Tour From Marrakech.
Our 2 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga will start at your riad (or hotel). Our tour guide/driver from our agency will pick you up early in the morning. From there, we will depart for the High Atlas Mountains through the Tizi N’Tichka mountain pass. There will be stops so you can view and take photos of Berber villages and other beautiful sceneries.
We will then proceed to the ksar (or fortified village) of Ait Ben Haddou, a world heritage site declared by UNESCO in 1986. A favourite spot for filmmaking, some of the well-known movies filmed here include Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The Mummy (1999), Alexander (2004), and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010), to name a few.
Our Marrakech to Merzouga tour continues to the Taourirt kasbah, another famous site in the province of Ouarzazate, Morocco. In this desert excursion, you’ll also see the Valley of Roses and Skoura Palm Grove. We’ll have our lunch while we’re in Ouarzazate.
Our Marrakech to Merzouga 2-day tour continues in the afternoon. We’ll pass by the Todra Gorge and Dades Valley, also known as the “Road of a Thousand Kasbahs”. It will be late in the afternoon when we’ll reach the stunning dunes of the Merzouga desert. We’ll go on a camel ride to trek the Erg Chebbi desert. You’ll enjoy the beautiful landscape and the breathtaking view of the sunset.
Day one of our Marrakech to Merzouga tour ends when we arrive at a Berber desert camp, where we’ll be greeted with a glass of mint tea. Take a rest while waiting for your dinner, and then enjoy traditional nomadic drumming music around a campfire. Finally, spend the rest of the night in a luxurious tent in this Morocco desert camp.
In the morning, we suggest you enjoy the beautiful sunrise. Wander through the dunes near the camp, and appreciate the fantastic view of the Sahara desert. After that, have breakfast, take a shower and get ready for our trip back to Marrakech.
We will head back to the original location on a camel ride to meet our tour guide/driver. We have a 4WD vehicle, in case you want an alternative mode of transportation.
Our trip back to Marrakech will be slightly different this time around. From the Merzouga desert, we’ll drive through the Draa valley region. We’ll continue to Agdez, a town famous for its market of dates and an oasis of several hundred thousand palm trees.
On our way to the Draa, we’ll make a few stops to marvel at the beautiful views of the river. Our marrakech-merzouga desert tour continues as we pass through the Anti Atlas mountain range to reach Ouarzazate. We will stop for lunch in this province.
In the afternoon, we’ll continue with our trip back to Marrakech. We will then drop you off at your riad/hotel. And that concludes our 2 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga.
The distance from Marrakech to Merzouga is approximately 564 kilometers. On average, the time to cover the Marrakech to Merzouga distance is around 9 hours, which includes stopping for panoramic views, taking pictures of interesting sites, etc.
We recommend as early as 6 AM to set off for Marrakech to Merzouga desert tours. This will allow you to arrive in the desert before the sun goes down.
Shared desert tours means the transportation is shared during the trip. This does not include private rooms in hotels and private tents in the desert camp.
You may bring with you a small backpack containing your personal belongings. It is necessary to bring a pair of sunglasses, comfortable footwear, a scarf, etc. You should wear warm clothes in the winter and long trousers and jeans for the camel ride.
Your luggage will be transported to the desert camp so you’ll have it with you when you get there