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Tour Details

DurationDuration 2 days / 1 night
Tour locationTour Location Marrakech / Merzouga Desert
Tour AvailabilityTour Availability Everyday
Pickup & Drop OffPickup & Drop Off Marrakech Airport
Tour typeTour Type Private Tour

2 Days Tour from Marrakech

2 days tour from Marrakech through the Sahara Desert is one of our most popular tours. In this 2 days / 1 night tour you will visit to many amazing sites in a short time. Firstly, we will leave Marrakech to cross the High Atlas Mountains and the Tizi-N-Tichka pass. Then we'll visit Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. After that, we'll drive along the Dades Valley to reach Merzouga desert. Once there, you'll ride camels to the heart of the desert and witness the magical sunset and sunrise in the Sahara. Furthermore, you'll spend the night in the desert camp and enjoy the drum music while dancing around the campfire under the starry sky. Finally, we'll head back to Marrakech with stops along the way. The tour will end in Marrakech.

Things To Do In 2 Days Desert tour from Marrakech

  • Pass through the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi N'tichka.
  • Visit the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Take a picturesque drive through the Draa Valley, which is famous for its luxuriant crops of date palms.
  • In the Merzouga desert, take a spectacular camel ride at sunset.
  • In Merzouga, spend the night in a typical Berber desert camp.
  • Visit Ouarzazate, the Moroccan city that serves as the entrance to the Sahara desert.
  • You may gaze at the gorgeous night sky and learn about the constellations from professional guides While stargazing in the desert.
  • Finding out more about the Todra Gorge, a magnificent natural gorge with high cliffs and a raging river.
  • Sampling regional restaurants' and marketplaces' typical Moroccan fare, such as tagine and couscous.
  • Meeting local craftsmen and discovering traditional skills like carpet weaving and ceramics.


Day one: Marrakech - High Atlas Mountains - AIt Benhaddou - Merzouga

Your 2 days desert tour from Marrakech will start with an early morning pick-up from your hotel or riad in Marrakech. You will drive through the High Atlas Mountains, passing through the Tizi n'Tichka Pass, which is the highest mountain pass in North Africa. This scenic drive will offer you stunning views of the mountain range and the Berber villages nestled within the valleys.

Your first stop will be the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Benhaddou, an impressive fortified city that has been used as a backdrop for many Hollywood movies. You will have time to explore the city and learn about its fascinating history before continuing to Ouarzazate, also known as the “Hollywood of Morocco”, for a lunch break.

In the afternoon, you will drive through the Draa Valley, passing through several small Berber villages before reaching the desert town of Merzouga. From there, you will hop on your camels and ride into the heart of the Sahara Desert to your desert camp, where you will spend the night under the stars.

Day two: Merzouga - Tazzarine - Draa Valley - Marrakech

Wake up early in the morning to catch the stunning sunrise over the sand dunes of the Sahara Desert. Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the desert camp before heading back to Merzouga on camelback.

After returning to Merzouga, you will begin your journey back to Marrakech, stopping for lunch in the village of Tazzarine. In the afternoon, you will pass through the stunning Draa Valley, where you can admire the breathtaking landscapes and the traditional Berber villages. You may have the opportunity to stop in one of the villages and meet with the locals to learn about their way of life and culture.

You will arrive in Marrakech in the early evening, where your tour will come to an end. This 2 Days Marrakech to Merzouga Desert tour is an immersive experience that combines stunning landscapes, cultural landmarks, and unique activities, leaving you with unforgettable memories of your time in Morocco.


What's Included in 2 Days Tour From Marrakech Fes


  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Meet and assist services at Cairo Airport
  • 1 night at the hotel / riad
  • 1 night at the desert camp (Private tents)
  • Camel trekking in the Sahara Desert
  • The tour itinerary includes some optional activities, such as quad sandboarding
  • Dinner & Breakfast
  • Pickup and drop-off from your hotel or riad in Marrakech
  • Transportation in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle

Not Included

  • Lunches and drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • International Airfare
  • Tipping
  • Morocco entry visa
  • Entrance fees, other personal expenses and gratuities
Tour Map

Tour Map

Useful Information for the 2 Days Sahara Desert trip from Marrakech to Fes

  • The tour is not recommended for individuals with mobility issues or health problems.
  • It's important to bring cash for any additional expenses such as souvenirs or personal expenses.
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable clothes and shoes suitable for walking and hiking.
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat are essential to protect from the sun.
  • It's important to bring a small backpack or bag to carry personal items during the trip.
  • The tour involves long hours of driving and may include stops for photos or breaks.
  • English-speaking guides are available, but it's always helpful to learn some basic phrases in Arabic or French to communicate with the locals.
  • The tour involves camel trekking, so it's advisable to bring warm clothes and a sleeping bag for the overnight stay in the desert camp.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best time of year to take a 2 days Desert tour from Marrakech?

The best time of year to take a 2 days Desert tour from Marrakech is typically in the spring (March to May) or fall (September to November) when temperatures are more moderate.

What desert is near Marrakech?

The nearest desert to Marrakech is the Agafay Desert, located about 30 kilometers southwest of the city.

What is the distance between Marrakech and Merzouga?

The distance between Marrakech and Merzouga is approximately 559 kilometers (347 miles).

How many hours from Marrakech to Merzouga?

The journey from Marrakech to Merzouga can take around 8-10 hours by car.

Can you do a day trip to Sahara Desert from Marrakech?

A trip from Marrakech to the Sahara Desert takes around 8-10 hours, so it is not possible to do a day trip to Merzouga and the Sahara Desert from Marrakech.

Is 2 Days in Morocco enough?

2 days in Morocco may not be enough to see the country's highlights, but it can still be a great introduction to the country.

Is the tour suitable for children?

The tour is suitable for children and can be customized to accommodate families with young children. However, please note that the long drive times and desert camping may not be suitable for all children. It's recommended to discuss with the tour operator before booking.

What should I pack for the tour?

We recommend packing comfortable, lightweight clothing suitable for warm weather, as well as sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. If you plan to participate in any outdoor activities, such as camel riding, we recommend packing closed-toe shoes and a light jacket for cooler evenings. It's also a good idea to bring a refillable water bottle and any necessary medications.

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