Discover the edge of the Sahara Desert on a 3-day budget tour from
Marrakech, and explore the dramatic landscapes of the Dades Valley
and Kasbah of Ourzazate. Ride across the dunes of Erg Chebbi by
and sleep at a desert camp surrounded by
high sand dunes.
Day 1 : Marrakech - Boumalne Dades
Following an early pick-up from your hotel
or riad in Marrakech, journey across the
High Atlas Mountains
to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben
Haddou. See the fortified Kasbah, used as a
for some famous Hollywood epics, such as
“Lawrence of Arabia.” Enjoy some time in the
Kasbah, before driving
to Ouarzazate, known as the “Gate of the
Sahara.” Following lunch at leisure,
continue to the Boumalne Dades
via the Valley of the Roses. Upon arrival at
Boumalne Dades, take the back roads through
the Dades Canyons, passing stunning rock
formations and fortified Kasbahs along the
Dades River. Continue to your hotel
for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 2 : Boumalne Dades - Erg Chebbi
Following breakfast at your hotel, drive the
“Road of 1001 Kasbahs” to the small oasis
town of Tinghir.
Continue through the dramatic Todgha Gorges,
pausing for some free time to explore the
canyons and enjoy lunch at a local café.
Continue to Merzouga to meet your camel
caravan. Then, experience the Erg Chebbi
on camelback, and watch the sunset change
the color of the sand. Reach your desert
camp before nightfall,
and enjoy an authentic Moroccan dinner under
the stars. Local nomads will provide the
and show you how to play the tam tam drums.
Day 3 : Erg Chebbi - Marrakech
Wake early to watch the sunrise before
breakfast (optional). Then, ride your camel
back to the main road.
Your driver will be waiting to pick you up
for the transfer back to Marrakech. Stop
half-way for lunch in Ouarzazate.
You can also book upgrades for one or both
nights as an "extra".
For the first night: Air conditioned
superior room upgrade in Boumalne Dades
For the second night: Upgrade to the Deluxe
desert camp with a luxury private tent with
bathroom facilities and 5* amenities. The
upgrades need to be booked per person.