Sabaku Tours





An unforgettable and fascinating three-day excursion.

Price: from 150 €

Departure time: ~7:30; Arrival time: ~20:00

Duration: 4 Days

Hotel pick-up service: available

Drop-off point: at the entrance to the main plaza, Jemaa El Fna, or the nearest convenient place to your hotel if the vehicle is accessible.

Cancellation policy: up to 72 hours before the activity starts.


Full Description

A night in the Sahara Desert is an unforgettable experience for visitors to Morocco, and this three-day tour allows you to go further and explore more along the way. Visit UNESCO-listed Ait Ben Haddou, the Valley of the Roses, and Tinghir; stop at traditional Berber villages around the Todra Gorge; then take a camel trek through Morocco’s highest dunes, the Erg Chebbi, and sleep under the stars in a Berber tent.

Day 1

Marrakech– Tizi-N-Tichka – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Dades Gorges

Our staff will pick you up from your hotel in Marrakech around ~7:30 am and take you to the departure point in the main square, Jamaa El Fna.

Begin by crossing the High Atlas Mountains and Col Tichka at 2260m, then visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Kasbah Ait Benhaddou and have lunch in Ouarzazate. To get to the Dadès Valley, you will pass through the Skoura oasis, Kalaat M’gouna, and the Valley of Roses.

Stay the night in a hotel in Dadès on half board (dinner and breakfast the next day included).

Day 2

Dades Gorges – Tenghir – Todra Gorges – Tinjdad – Erfoud – Merzouga

After breakfast at your hotel, leave the gorges of Dades for Erg Chebbi, at the gateway to the Sahara desert. See the Berber villages scattered along the way; have lunch at one of the roadside restaurants; and pass through Tinjdad, Jorf, and Erfoud to get a sense of the Saharan landscape. See the oasis of Tafilalet before your arrival in Merzouga. Break to relax in Merzouga for a few moments. As the sun sets, we climb on the back of a camel for 1 hour and 30 minutes and cross the sand dunes en route to a nomadic Berber camp. See the sand dunes and the desert landscape from a timeless perspective as you listen to the camp drums in the desert in the middle of the Sahara.

Take photos of the breathtaking sunset from the top of a high dune. Then, go to camp to enjoy the night in a nomad camp with a bonfire and berber music dance, resting under the starry sky, before you fall asleep. (dinner and breakfast the next day included)

Day 3

Merzouga – Ouarzazate – Marrakech

Wake up early for continental breakfast at the Berber camp, then watch the sun rise over the dunes. Riding your camel back to the Merzouga meeting place. 

Pick up the rest of your luggage and return to Marrakech via Ouarzazate, stopping for lunch at a roadside restaurant before arriving around 20:00.




From Marrakech to Merzouga is approximately 558.5 kilometers.

* Sunglasses
* Sun cream
* Hat
* Jeans for the camel trekking (shorts and skirts are not recommended, as the camel saddles are itchy and can cause skin irritation).
* Cameras and phone chargers.
* Warm clothes in the winter season

You can carry your suitcase or luggage with you throughout the tour, as there is enough space in the back of our minibus.
You are welcome to bring your luggage to your lodging on the first night.
On the second night, store your luggage in the minibus and carry only what you need for one night at the camp inside a small backpack to ride your camel with.

A shared triple or quadruple room for the same gender (with a private bathroom) is going to be available for the first night at the standard hotel.

A shared quadruple tent (with the same gender) is going to be available for the second night at the standard berber camp. (Shared showers, western toilets, and washing sinks are available outside tents.)

Yes, it is possible to book a private room or tent for an extra fee; please visit the standard accommodations for more information.

Yes, you may upgrade your first night to a luxury hotel and your second night to a luxury berber camp; please check before completing your reservation.

The camel trip takes roughly an hour to an hour and a half, depending on the season and daylight.

Yes, you’re welcome to take a shower at the Merzouga Sahara campsite.

The predicted arrival time back in Marrakech is about 8 p.m., although this varies depending on traffic and weather conditions.

We offer a particular desert tour that travels to Fes; please see the shared 3-day Marrakech to Fes desert tour.

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