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Moroccan Desert 3-Day Tour from Marrakech

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icon3 days  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more

Overview

Mark a voyage to the Sahara Desert off your bucket list with this 3-day tour from Marrakech. Stop by the kasbah of Aït Benhaddou, the city of Ouarzazate, and Atlas Studios, one of the largest movie studios in Africa. Along your way, experience life like locals do as you sip on traditional mint tea, hop on the back of a camel to trek across Erb Chebbi, and spend the night in a nomadic bivouac camp. Two nights of accommodations, as well as all transport and some meals are included with this tour.
  • 3-day Sahara Desert voyage from Marrakech
  • Trek across the Sahara on a camel to your desert camp
  • Experience the nomadic lifestyle at a bivouac camp
  • Small-group tour ensures personalized service
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Driver/guide
Scarf
Air-conditioned vehicle
Dinner (2)
Breakfast (2)
Gratuities
Lunches and beverages

Departure Point

Marrakesh, Morocco

Please understand that driving around the Medina is complicated, and picking up every traveller in different locations it too difficult for a shared, group tour. Pick up will be in front of the famous Cafe du France located in the D'jemaa el Fna Square.

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
Moroccan Desert 3-Day Tour from Marrakech
7/1/2020 - 1/31/2026
Tuesday:08:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Friday:08:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Sunday:08:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Private desert tour for 3 days
2/23/2020 - 1/31/2026
Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 08:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Small bag/back-pack with belongings for bivouac overnight suggested as will be carried on the camel. All luggage can travel with you on tour, and bulk of luggage will be stored and secured at hotel bordering desert.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Vehicle travel on day 3 back to Marrakech is 9-10 hours with stops
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Camel Safaries - Day Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Moroccan Desert 3-Day Tour from Marrakech?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Moroccan Desert 3-Day Tour from Marrakech.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Moroccan Desert 3-Day Tour from Marrakech?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Moroccan Desert 3-Day Tour from Marrakech.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Moroccan Desert 3-Day Tour from Marrakech?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Moroccan Desert 3-Day Tour from Marrakech.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Moroccan Desert 3-Day Tour from Marrakech?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Moroccan Desert 3-Day Tour from Marrakech.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Pack extra if you’re headed out during the winter months- it’s quite cold in the dunes." See review
  • "Bring warm clothes for the desert and gloves for the camel safari (early in the morning it is really very cold) and also enough coins for the restroom stops!" See review
  • "There's a fair bit of driving involved, but there were regular stops to take photos, have lunch and get refreshments." See review

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Great Experience
TH720
, Jul 2021
Everything about this tour was great. It started off with Khalid arriving at the hotel in Marrakesh in a very nice and clean SUV. There is a lot of driving involved in this tour but Khalid was very knowledgeable about everything along the way and kept it very interesting. The accommodations were good and the camel ride to the desert camp was really cool. I highly recommend this tour for people looking to experience Morocco outside of the major cities. Its a great value.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank you for your kind comments. We appreciate your feedback and we hope to see you back again inshallah!!
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star-5
Best 3 days of our whole trip
Jenifer
, Mar 2020
Mohamed and Youssef were wonderful to spend 3 days with. Youssef is a wonderful, safe driver and very friendly and nice to be around. Mohamed seemed to know everything and everyone, always had very interesting and thorough answers to any questions no matter the topic (plants, geography, culture, history or something in between). They took us to wonderful places to eat and stay that weren't filled with tourists. That combined with the very small group, we always felt like we could ask questions or take a break or get what we needed/ wanted out of the trip any time. We were so sorry when the trip was over, everything was so beautiful and interesting and clearly carefully planned. They both went above and beyond and our experience with them was the highlight of our entire time in Morocco.
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star-5
Amazing traveling experience
JennB
, Feb 2020
The tour was amazing and I love how it is family-owned and operated. Driver was Hassan and guide was Mohamed. From staying you first night in a Kazbah and second night under the stars in the Sahara Desert, it is truly spectacular. Most importantly, Mohamed was very concerned about me enjoying my stay in Marrakech and would not even let me take a taxi back to my Riad on the last night due to concerns (I am a solo young, woman traveler) - he contacted the Riad and set up a meeting point so I would not have to walk alone back at 2000 hours. I cannot wait to return a do a longer itinerary! Thank you, thank you! Afrikaaaa!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you so much for your kind review. I am very happy to hear you enjoyed your tour, and Camel Safaries guiding staff. Looking forward to seeing you back in Morocco very soon, Inshallah. Thank you again, Africa Mama!
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star-5
Unforgettable experience, spectacular sights, great guides
ikratynski
, Feb 2020
This was an amazing, unforgettable experience. A small group, this was essentially a private tour. The driver Youssef made the journey very pleasant, sharing his knowledge of the sites as well as about Berber culture generally. Stops along the way included Ksar Aït Ben Haddou (UNESCO site) and Kasbah Amridil, where there were guides to show us around. Because no one was interested, we did not spend significant time at Atlas Studios. Accommodations the first night were very comfortable with a gorgeous view, and the lamb tajine was one of my favourite meals of my trip. The next day we enjoyed a walk at the breathtaking Todra Gorge. My least favourite part of the trip was at the shop where we picked up our scarves for the desert. We had our pictures taken wearing traditional Berber garb – it felt awkward and fake. Some tourists may enjoy this, but it's not for me. And then we went into the Sahara... I rode a dromedary! I went sandboarding! I watched the sun set and rise over the dunes! I smoked shisha and waited for the moon to go down to better see the stars! It was a magical night! The tent was comfortable, the food was great. The team of guides at the camp were friendly, welcoming, and talented – we enjoyed their music, singing and dancing around the campfire. The way back to Marrakech, I had a different driver, Amar, who's extremely knowledgeable about the language, history, politics and more of the region. It was a lively trip that passed quickly. Morocco's landscape is spectacular, and this is a great way to see a lot of it if your time is limited. The tour was well-organized but also very flexible, with staff who were friendly and helpful in arranging both meeting and drop-off points.
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Recommend!
cbaart
, Jan 2020
We had a fantastic trip. After spending two full and interesting days in the crowded city of Marrakech, we were very happy to see more of the beautiful landscape of the Atlas mountains and the Sahara desert. We had a very good driver (Ibrahim) and an excellent tour guide (Mohammed) who shared a lot of information with us about both the islamic and the Berber culture and who was happy to answer every possible question we could have. If you can, book three nights - you won't regret it! Bring warm clothes for the desert and gloves for the camel safari (early in the morning it is really very cold) and also enough coins for the restroom stops!
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Three days in the car
martamaggiolo
, Dec 2019
The guide didn't speak a good english, he never explained well the plan or what were we going to do, too far from marrakesh, we spent three days in the car, we arrived late in the desert and left too early to enjoy our time there.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
In reading your review, it was quite surprising to hear that Moha didn't speak English. He does not speak your language, Italian, however, he certainly speaks fluent English.  Please take the time time to read about Moha in previous reviews from our guests that traveled with him. We do feel so sorry about your experience, and now understand that the date you traveled, the weather was very difficult on the Tichka Pass with snow, and the authorities closed the road to ensure safety. You spent most of the day in the car on the first day due to the snow and unfortunately, did not have the opportunity to visit Ait Benhaddou.  You and the others traveling in the group on this shared tour, spent hours waiting to get through the road to the destination.  Also, the last day is a long drive to get back to Marrakech from the desert. 3 days is the minimum time for a tour to the Erg Chebbi Desert.  It is unfortunate that you did not understand the time it takes driving to that southern area from Marrakech. Morocco is a long country and takes time traveling, particularly, through the mountain passes. Road and weather conditions also come into play which is unpredictable and clearly, you experienced that. Our small group, shared tour which you participated in, offers a way for our guests to be able to enjoy the desert experience in a short time at a very cost effective way. 
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star-5
Trip of a Lifetime!
Lisa H
, Nov 2019
I took the trip with Moha (guide) and Ibrahim (driver). It far surpassed my expectations. I initially thought I would take a short trip, and maybe 3 days was too long. I also thought maybe it was a bit overpriced. I was wrong. Everything was wonderfully planned and authentic and I really feel like I got a taste of real Morocco. The guide really put his heart and soul into the experience and his love for his country and its people was so clear and infectious. Plus, the desert was a dream. . . something I had always wanted to do but until you really experience the desert you have no idea how magical it truly is. Lastly, I was traveling solo and I had wonderful accommodations and always felt at ease. 5 stars!
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star-5
Great Saharan experience!
hameemc2019
, Oct 2019
We spent a fantastic 3-days with our tour guide, Khaled, across Morocco ending with a desert experience in the Sahara. The experience exceeded our expectations - we had a small group of 3 people total in a modern 4x4 car. Khaled, our tour guide, made the tour - he was extremely nice, had fantastic stories to share as a local and was very accommodating for our requests (e.g. buying fossils, meeting nomads). He truly made the experience for us - alongside the amazing landscapes and sites we visited. Hotels and camps were also of a good quality - all in all a great experience. Thank you, Khaled
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Camel safari Marrakesh Merzouga
marta24072019
, Oct 2019
The experience was amazing. In a few days you have a full immersion in the Moroccan culture. Travelling by car you can see different landscapes and the stops are all interesting. The camel ride in the desert is magic
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The most amazing trip I have ever experienced
AJSTPAUL
, Oct 2019
This is physically challenging travel--there is no way around that. However, it also is the experience of a lifetime. Your guide, Mohan, is a delightful man who invites you into his culture and his heart. Take this trip.
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