3-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech (Camel Trek and Desert Camp)

3 day

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Itinerary

Day 1: MARRAKECH - AIT BEN HADDOU - OUARZAZATE - SKOURA PALM - VALLEY OF ROSES - DADES GORGES

Stop At: Ait Ben Haddou, Ait Ben Haddou, Souss-Massa-Draa Region
Your departure from Marrakech is a 07:30 am. In order to reach the Dades Gorges you will cross the Atlas Mountains, from Marrakech to Ouarzazate. You will enjoy scenic road, beautiful landscapes with different colors and Berber villages along the way. Your first stop will...
Itinerary

Day 1: MARRAKECH - AIT BEN HADDOU - OUARZAZATE - SKOURA PALM - VALLEY OF ROSES - DADES GORGES

Stop At: Ait Ben Haddou, Ait Ben Haddou, Souss-Massa-Draa Region
Your departure from Marrakech is a 07:30 am. In order to reach the Dades Gorges you will cross the Atlas Mountains, from Marrakech to Ouarzazate. You will enjoy scenic road, beautiful landscapes with different colors and Berber villages along the way. Your first stop will be ‘Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah’ classified since 1987 by UNESCO as a human international patrimony. Of all the remaining Kasbahs in Morocco, the walls and interior of this area are the most intact. Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah has been used in many film and television productions like Gladiator, Laurence of Arabia, Kingdom of Heaven, Games of Thrones, etc.
Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Ouarzazate, Ouarzazate, Souss-Massa-Draa Region
Then you will head to Ouarzazate and you will have free time to visit the old Kasbah of Ouarzazate "Taourirt Kasbah".
Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Roses Valley, El Kelaa M'gouna N10, El Kelaa M'gouna 45800 Morocco
Then, you will hit the road towards the Roses Valley, through the Skoura palm grove.

Stop At: Dades Gorges, R704 Atlas Mountains, Boumalne Dades 45350 Morocco
You will arrive at Dades Gorges around 5 pm where you will have dinner and spend the first night in a typical Moroccan hotel.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Hotel La Gazelle de Dades 3*

Day 2: DADES GORGES - TOUDRA GORGES - ERFOUD - MERZOUGA DUNES

Stop At: Gargantas del Todra, Tinerhir 45800 Morocco
After a traditional Moroccan breakfast, you will leave your hotel in Dades Gorges at 8 am and reach the road to Toudra Gorges. After arrival you will have a free time to walk around and enjoy amazing canyons of about 985 ft (300m) high.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Merzouga Dunes, Village Hassi Labied Boite Postal 76, Erg Chebbi 52202 Morocco
Your trip will be continued to to the Big Dunes of Merzouga where you will experience a 1,5-hour camel ride and ydiscover one of the most stunning view of the world: unforgettable sunset in the desert. Then you will have dinner and get settled in a nomad tent in the middle of the desert.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Bivouacs Nasser Palace 3*

Day 3: MERZOUGA DUNES - TAZARINE - AGDAZ - MARRAKECH

Stop At: Merzouga, Merzouga, Meknes-Tafilalet Region
On the last day you will be woken up half an hour before the sunrise to enjoy that magical view. You will see the sunrise and then return to Merzouga by dromadary ride. You will have a shower and breakfast.
Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Tazarine, Tazarine, Souss-Massa-Draa Region
Come back from Merzouga to Marrakech via Tazarine.

Stop At: Draa Valley, Zagora 45600 Morocco
Draa Valley which is a fascinating oasis, home of Berber villages, Kasbahs, streaming sand dunes, lush green plains and palm trees. anFrom the Draa, which is the Morocco’s largest river, you will enjoy the view of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Marrakech, Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
On the way you will have free time and then you will continue to Marrakech where you will arrive around 7 pm.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Details

Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 2x Breakfast
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 2x Dinner
  • Driver/guide(Private Version)
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
Not Included
  • Local Guide
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
  • Any other service not specified in the "What's Included" section.
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered

7:30 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide ( Just Private Version)
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • if the majority in group speak English. The Assigned Guide will speak English.
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Tour in small group does not include Escort guide
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Customer Reviews

3.8
/5
Based on 6 reviews

Reviewed: October 26, 2017

Leah I

I will never forget the deep dusty rose color of the Sahara in the 1/2 hr after sunset, or the morning ride in the dark, lit only by the amazing brilliance of the stars! That alone made the 13 hr return trip to Marrakech worth it. I also loved the hour long walk through the Berber garden plots in the gorge. For me, this trip was excellent and I strongly recommend it!

That said, some caveats and suggestions:
Don't expect the driver to be a tour guide. You might get lucky, but... Our driver, Yusef, was friendly, competent and helpful when asked for something. He didn't offer any commentary about where we were or even a summary of what to expect when we arrived at a site and were handed over to a local guide. All of whom were excellent, but it seemed at times that communication was lacking between guides, driver and lodging staff.

If you can afford it, reserve a private room and a private tent. I am a 67 yr old solo female traveler, about 40 yrs older than most of the group. I had arranged private sleeping space and was so glad! The first night, people were randomly assigned rooms together. The desert camp has some tents with 5-6 beds- no space at all between them. People were just counted and waved to a tent.

I'd already booked a flight to Marrakech when I decided to do this tour. I wish I'd either done the 4 day Fes to Marrakech tour hard to find going the other way or had been dropped off near Mergouza to catch a grand taxi to Fes. You still pay the full tour price, but save hrs of travel time back to Marrakech.


Reviewed: September 1, 2017

cally h

Worth every penny. This tour is so CHEAP for what you actually get. I highly recommend for anyone wanting to see the Sahara desert. This tour is amazing.


Reviewed: August 18, 2017

Abida H

Tour was definitely not what was expected. The bus held 15 with AC not working correctly in 100+ degree heat, broken seats, etc. Camel ride and sleeping outside by the stars was the highlight of the entire 3 day trip. Got scammed by a local passing off as guide 13 hr drive back on the 3rdday was bad!!


Reviewed: June 17, 2017

Kinga P

A wonderful trip! Morocco is a magical country, the tour was great, very well organized, I did not worry about anything and it did not lack any detail. The hotel and the haima very good. More than I expected. I would repeat without a doubt. Thank you!


Reviewed: March 10, 2017

John A

Due to our experience on this trip, we will NEVER be using Viator again. The picture of the tents shown is misleading. Please anyone who is considering this tour, we have done many off the beaten path tours and this was just plain right bad on so many levels. You will be in a cramped bus with zero A/C,the driver would not put on the A/C even though there was one in the vehicle, the driver is NOT a guide in anyway whatsoever and has the personality of a rock. It is a THREE day trip in a bus. When you arrive in the desert you will be dropped off at the camels and have to ride for an hour to the camp. Both my husband and myself have bruises on our inner thighs from the wooden piece attached to the camel. The men who pull the camels over the dunes do not speak English and were quite rude in fact they didn't care at all for our safety. One women fell of the camel landing on the camels head. The tent was disgusting,one of the couples tent had cats in it that had peed in the tent and the smell was like sleeping in a litter bin, in fact that's what they said. Due to the shabby tent and blankets, I was wary to eat the food, so I had a piece of bread, one small potatoe and carrot for dinner. When asked where the toilet was, thinking they had a set up with a port-a-potty I was told to go anywhere I wished in the desert. The icing on the cake was when we asked to go back in the van the next a.m. instead of enduring another hour camel ride back to the starting point they told us we would have to pay 50.00 each for the ride instead, even though they were going there anyway.
We had used Viator last Feb in Australia - we have come to find out that they just farm out to local companies - last year our dive in Australia was good, the Daintree was terrible, if you have a terrible guide it will make or break the excursion the guide last year rushed us through the Daintree Forest like it was on fire - we decided to give Viator another chance and silly us booked three tours in Morrocco this year. This one was negative 10 on the scale the 4x4 trip was Excellent and the Essaouira was negative 10 as well. Needless to say we will NEVER EVER USE OR RECOMMEND VIATOR AGAIN !!!! We are going to Dubrovnik Croatia this summer and will use another tour company for sure.
I hope if you are reading this review you will take this sound advice to heart and not spoil your holiday. We are not Negative people, we like to always be of the mindset of glass half full - we just want to make sure no one else has an experience like ours.

Signed - Two well travelled Canadians.