3 Days Desert Trip To Mhamid Desert From Marrakech


Experience the magic of Morocco’s desert landscapes on a thrilling 3 day sahara desert tour from Marrakech to M’hamid Desert. Immerse yourself in the Sahara as you embark on a mesmerizing camel trekking adventure, taking in the golden dunes and breathtaking sunsets. Spend a night under the starlit Sahara sky in a traditional desert camp, complete with Berber hospitality and delicious cuisine. This unforgettable desert expedition offers a perfect blend of adventure and culture, making it a must-do when visiting Morocco.

DEPARTURE LOCATION : Your hotel / riad in Marrakech

ARRIVAL : Marrakech

INCLUDED: 3 Days Desert Trip To Mhamid Desert From Marrakech

  • Private A/C Vehicle + fuel
  • Camel Trekking
  • Accommodations with Dinner and Breakfast included
  • English/French/Spanish speaking driver

NOT INCLUDED: 3 Days Desert Trip To Mhamid Desert From Marrakech

  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch meals & Drink

3 Days Desert Trip To Mhamid Desert From Marrakech


Marrakech-High Atlas-Telouet-Ait ben Haddou-Ouarzazate

Your 3 day sahara desert tour from Marrakech to M’hamid Desert promises an exhilarating start with a journey through stunning landscapes and cultural exploration:

  1. Airport or Hotel Pickup: Your adventure begins with a warm welcome at Marrakech Airport or your hotel.
  2. High Atlas Mountains: As you depart Marrakech, you’ll traverse the High Atlas Mountains, witnessing dramatic scenery and passing through the charming Berber town of Taddert. The journey will take you over the Tizi-in-Tichka pass, which stands at an impressive 2,260 meters above sea level.
  3. Telouet: Arriving in Telouet, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the famous Kasbah of El Glaoui. This remarkable structure showcases Moorish-style architecture with exquisite stucco decoration, intricately carved cedar wood ceilings, and vibrant painted tiles.
  4. Ounila Valley: Your adventure continues through the pristine Ounila Valley, offering a glimpse into a largely untouched landscape.
  5. Ait Ben Haddou: Explore the iconic Ksar (fortified village) of Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. This picturesque red earth castle is one of Morocco’s most captivating treasures.
  6. Lunch: Savor a delicious lunch near the Kasbah.
  7. Taourirt Kasbah: Visit the historic Taourirt Kasbah, once the residence of the renowned Pasha Glaoui. Admire the painted ceilings, arches, intricate windows with wrought ironwork, and woodwork that have earned it UNESCO recognition. A local guide will enlighten you about the Pasha’s life and the status of women and slaves in feudalistic Moroccan society.
  8. Atlas Corporation Studio: Delight in a private tour of the Atlas Corporation Studio, renowned for its contributions to blockbuster films like “Asterix and Cleopatre” and the Oscar-winning “Gladiator.” This cinematic journey offers a unique glimpse into the world of movie-making.
  9. Overnight in Ouarzazate: Your day ends with accommodation at a hotel or riad in Ouarzazate, the Gateway to the Sahara, providing a comfortable and well-deserved rest before your desert adventure continues.

This comprehensive itinerary promises a blend of natural beauty, historical richness, and cinematic magic, making it an unforgettable experience in Morocco.


Ouarzazate -Agdz- Zagora – M’hamid

Day 2 of your desert adventure from Marrakech to M’hamid Desert is filled with picturesque landscapes, cultural encounters, and the allure of the Sahara:

  1. Breakfast: Fuel up with a delicious breakfast to start your day.

  2. Tizi-in-Tiniffit Pass: Departing from Ouarzazate, you’ll journey towards Zagora, passing through the Tizi-in-Tiniffit Pass at 1660 meters elevation. This rugged mountain terrain offers stunning vistas.

  3. Draa Valley: Descend into the Draa Valley, known for its historical harmony between Moroccan Jewish families and Berber tribes.

  4. Agdz: Arrive at Agdz, a town nestled at the base of the remarkable rock formation called Jbel Kissane. Explore the Ksar with the Kasbah of Tamnougalte, a former center of the Mezguita Berber tribal region.

  5. Oued Drâa: Continue along the Oued Drâa, one of Morocco’s most captivating river landscapes, adorned with date palms, laurel bushes, kasbahs, and ksars.

  6. Zagora Oasis: Reach Zagora, often referred to as the “Gate of the Desert.” This oasis is characterized by palm groves, clay fortresses, and picturesque Berber villages. You’ll also encounter a sign that marks “52 days to Timbouctou,” harking back to its significance as a camel trail station.

  7. Ksar Amezraou: Explore Ksar Amezraou, known for its silver jewelry workshops, offering a glimpse into traditional craftsmanship.

  8. Sand Dunes: Depart from Zagora and venture past the sand dunes between Tinfou and Mhamid, marking the end of the paved road.

  9. Bivouac in the Desert: As you approach the closest sand dune region, you’ll embark on a journey to your desert bivouac, where you’ll experience the true magic of the Sahara.

  10. Evening in the Desert: Until dusk, wander across the dunes on foot or opt for a camel tour, taking in the serene desert ambiance. Your evening will be highlighted by a lovingly prepared dinner and the mesmerizing rhythm of desert drums.

  11. Night in a Nomad’s Tent: Spend the night in a traditional nomad’s tent under the vast starry sky, an unforgettable experience that immerses you in the heart of the desert.

This day offers a rich tapestry of landscapes, cultural heritage, and the enchantment of the Sahara, creating lasting memories of your desert adventure.

M’Hamid – Tagounite – Tamegroute – Draa valley- Ouarzazate – Marrakech:

The final day of your desert journey promises more captivating sights and cultural experiences before returning to Marrakech:

  1. Breakfast: Enjoy a hearty breakfast to prepare for your return journey.
  2. Mhamid to Tagounite: Depart from M’hamid and head towards Tagounite, where you’ll take a detour onto a dirt road. This scenic route will lead you through picturesque countryside adorned with oasis gardens and palm trees.
  3. Tamegroute: Make a stop in Tamegroute, a charming town near Zagora. Here, you can visit an ancient Quran library, offering insights into Morocco’s rich cultural heritage. You might also explore a pottery workshop, where local artisans craft traditional ceramics.
  4. Draa Valley: As you make your way back, savor the beauty of the exotic countryside along the Draa Valley, with its lush landscapes and historic villages.
  5. Ouarzazate: Your journey will bring you back to Ouarzazate, where you can take a brief break or explore any additional attractions you may have missed on the first day.
  6. Return to Marrakech via the High Atlas: The final leg of your adventure will take you through the stunning High Atlas Mountains once more. Marvel at the breathtaking landscapes as you make your way back to Marrakech.

Your 3-day desert trip from Marrakech to M’hamid Desert has come full circle, leaving you with cherished memories of Morocco’s diverse landscapes, cultural treasures, and the enchanting Sahara.