Overview:

This 3-day desert tour from Ouarzazate to the famous dunes of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga is the perfect option for travelers who wish to visit the Sahara Desert at a slow and relaxed pace.

Visit the beautifully repaired Kasbah Amredhil, discover its small museum, and explore the huge palm trees fields in Skoura Oasis. Stop by the beautiful Valley of the Roses and visit the co-operatives making cosmetic products from the abundant roses from the fertile valley.

Discover the Dades Valley and go for a short hike around the Toudgha Gorges with a local guide to discover the garden fields and the massive canyons. Experience camel riding in the wind-blown sand dunes of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga, take photos of your party wearing nomad turbans with the sunset in the background and witness the spectacle of the sunset from the summit of the dunes (250m).

Dine under in a starlit setting, dance to Berber music and drumming around a campfire, immerse yourself in the pure tranquility of the Sahara Desert, and sleep in comfortable nomad tents in a desert camp among the dunes.

Drive via varying landscapes of southern Morocco, travel through beautiful Berber villages, explore Dra’a valley’s unlimited palm trees and drive over the Anti-Atlas Mountains.


Major highlights:

  • Wander the green palm trees groves in Skoura Oasis and learn about life the south of Morocco
  • Visit the beautifully repaired Kasbah Amredhil and tour its small museum
  • Stroll along the Valley of the Roses and stop at the cosmetic co-operatives in Kel’aa M’gouna
  • Explore the fertile Dades Valley and take a walk along the riverbank the massive Toudgha Gorges, perhaps go for a hike around the gorges with a local guide
  • Ride camels to the summit of the dunes of Erg Chebbi, take photos wearing blue turbans, and witness the spectacular sunset of the Sahara Desert
  • Dine under a star full of stars, dance to Berber music, and drumming around a campfire
  • Sleep in comfortable nomad tents in a desert camp at the foot of the big dunes
  • Drive via the different sceneries of southern of Morocco and take a walk in Dra’a Valley’s unlimited palm trees
  • Visit Kasbah Tamnougalte, cross the Anti-Atlas Mountains, and arrive back at Ouarzazate

What is included:

  • Private transportation in a 4×4 air-conditioned Toyota Prado Tx and Fuel
  • Experienced local Berber/ Nomad Multilingual-speaking driver/ guide
  • Overnight in air-conditioned rooms with private bathrooms and toilets
  • Overnight in an authentic/ a luxury Erg Chebbi Dunes desert camp
  • All meals, 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 2 dinners with vegetarian and vegan options available
  • Camel ride for an hour to an hour and a half and sand-boarding as much as you wish
  • Option to go to and to come back from the desert camp in the 4×4 Toyota Prado Tx
  • Berber music and drumming around the fire under the stars in the desert
  • The opportunity to ask the driver to stop for breaks whenever you wish
  • Entrance fees and local guides in the relevant places

What is not included:

  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Extra

Good to know :

  • This desert trip from Ouarzazate can be tailor-made to fit your individual areas of interest
  • This day trip is free of hidden costs, cheap tourists’ traps, or forced shopping
  • You can choose to go to the camp on camelback or by the 4×4 car (then, you go for a camel ride)

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Itinerary:

1st Day: Ouarzazate – Dades Gorges:

Begin your Erg Chebbi from Ouarzazate by morning departure from your hotel in a 4×4 air-conditioned car toward Dades Gorges. The first scheduled stop of our trip will be at Skoura Oasis, well known for its huge palm groves, local agriculture, and the beautiful Kasbah Amredhil, which you will visit.

From here, we continue to Kel’aa M’gouna, where we stop to visit the locally made cosmetic products in the co-operatives and have a glass of tea and a walk in the Valley of the Roses. Shortly after, we drive off-track along the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs to Dades Gorges which will be the venue for lunch.

In the afternoon, there will be opportunities to walk alongside the riverbank and to explore the garden fields and the famous canyons. We continue to the Toudgha Gorges, where you will have dinner and spend the overnight in a beautiful guesthouse at the edge of the valley.

2nd Day: Dades Gorges – Merzouga:

After breakfast, there will be time to take a walk by the gorges before driving to the dunes of Erg Chebbi, along the beautiful Ziz Valley, and via the Oasis of Tafilalet and arrive in Erfoud in time for lunch.

After lunch a visit is scheduled for the fossil artifacts exhibits, there is no obligation to buy but it is worth exploring. In the afternoon, we continue driving east beyond Rissani, the last town before the Sahara Desert.

After a relaxing glass of mint tea and Moroccan biscuits, an hour to an hour and a half camel ride leads to the wind-blown dunes of Erg Chebbi. At the summit of the dunes, enjoy a moment of pure peacefulness and an awesome spectacle of the sunset.

At night, dinner will be served followed by a Berber musical play and an overnight in your private nomad tent in a desert camp among the dunes.

3rd Day: Merzouga – Ouarzazate:

Get up early in the morning and you will be reward by an amazing spectacle of the sunrise. After breakfast, there will the opportunity for a second camel ride and time to walk around the dunes.

Shortly after, we drive to Ouarzazate, passing by many Berber villages; Rissani, Alnif, Tazzarine (featured in the movie of ‘Babel’), and N’Qob which will be the venue for lunch.

In the afternoon, we will drive through Dra’a Valley’s huge palm groves and green oases and via the ancient road of the caravans, full of adobe-built housing and ancient kasbahs, most notably Kasbah Tamnougalte, which you will visit with a local guide.

Back on the paved road, drive to Agdz where we stop for a tea or a coffee break. We cross the Anti-Atlas Mountains and the Tizi-n-Tinfifite pass to arrive back at Ouarzazate.