Departed from Marrakech

Private three days to Merzouga desert (Erg Echabbi)


Merzouga is a small Moroccan town in the Sahara Desert, near the Algerian border. It’s known as a gateway to Erg Chebbi, a huge expanse of sand dunes north of town. West of Merzouga, Dayet Srji is a seasonal salt lake that’s often dry in summer. When full, it attracts a wide range of migratory and desert birds,


1st day: Marrakech-Ouarzazate-Dades Gorges (344 km / 6 hours drive)

After breakfast we drive to southeast to the Dades Gorges through the famous pass of Tizi-n-Tichka (2260 m),
across different valleys and several Berber villages. We arrive to the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. After visiting
the Kasbah and lunch, we continue to Ouarzazate and then take the road of a thousand Kasbahs to the Dades
Valley through the palm grove of Skoura and the roses’s valley.
Dinner and Overnight in a hotel in Dades gorges.

2nd day: Dades Gorges-Erfoud-Erg Chebbi (282 km / 5 hours drive)

Departure at 8:30 am. After 45 minutes drive through different oasis of palm groves, we arrive to the Todra
gorges; 30 minutes break then continue towards the Tinjdade town, where we will have lunch.
After lunch we get to Erfoud, the marble region and Fossils, then to Tafilalet region, the origin of the Alawite
We arrive to Merzouga where we will enjoy camel ride for 1 hour to the Erg Echabbi sand dunes,
Sunset on the way before arriving to the bivouac.
Mint tea, diner, entertainment, and overnight in the nomadic Berber tent.

3rd day: Nkob-Agdez-Ouarzazate-Marrakech (565km /7.30 hours drive)

In early morning we can enjoy the sunrise on the way
back to join our vehicle.
We drive back to Marrakech by a different way to enjoy
other landscapes via Alnif, Agdez and the Draa Valley.
Continue to Ouarzazate via the Tizi-n-tanfift.
Lunch on the way and arrived to Marrakech around 19:00

Additional information


Air-conditioned minivan or 4WD, driver guide, all nights (half board) camel ride go & back to bivouac, lunches, water in the car.


Ticket’s monuments, other drinks, personal expenses and tips.


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