3-Day Canyons & Sahara Tour from Marrakech

🐪 The Canyons and Sahara 3-day excursion is one of Morocco’s most popular tours. If you would like to take time appreciating the incredible scenery while having the opportunity to spend some time exploring the region, then this 3-Day Canyons and Sahara tour is just for you!

📝 Canyons and Sahara Itinerary

  • Day 1: Marrakech → Ouarzazate → Kelaat-M’Gouna → Dades Valley.
  • Day 2: Dades Valley → Todra Gorges → Merzouga Dunes.
  • Day 3: Merzouga Dunes → Rissani → Ouarzazate → Marrakech.

📝 Canyons, and Sahara Tour detailed description

✅ Day 1: Marrakech → Ouarzazate → Kelaat-M’Gouna → Dades Valley



After a morning departure in the direction of the High Atlas and Tizi Tichka mountains, we will pass through the Ksar of Aït Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1987. While there, you will be able to walk among the kasbahs inside this ancient, fortified village. The tour continues towards our lunch destination, Ouarzazate, before a midday drive through the palm groves of Skoura. Following our route, we will traverse the “Road of 1000 Kasbahs” while stopping to visit the Kasbah Amredlyle. Next, we will venture to the incredible town of Kelaat-M’Gouna, then to the impressive Dades Gorges. Finalizing our first day of the tour, a dinner and overnight accommodation will be provided by a hotel in the Dades Valley.

✅ Day 2: Dades Valley → Todra Gorges → Merzouga Dunes



After the morning’s breakfast, we will return to the main road via Dades Valley and Boumalne, to continue towards Tinghir. After arriving in Tingir, we will pause for a short walk through the Todra Gorges, having lunch on-site. In the afternoon, we will depart for Erfoud by crossing the Tinjdad and Touroug palm grove. After visiting a marble fossil production workshop, we’ll head straight to the impressive Merzouga Dunes at Erg Chebbi. Exchanging our vehicles for camels, here you will experience an unforgettable camel trekking ride while enjoying the sunset fall across the Sahara Dunes. Passing the evening in the middle of the desert, dinner and overnight accommodation in comfortable tents will be provided on a true nomad camp!

✅ Day 3: Merzouga Dunes → Rissani → Ouarzazate → Marrakech



Beginning the day in the early morning, you will surely enjoy the beautiful sunrise over the Sahara Desert! Again mounting our camels, we will return to the hotel where our vehicles are parked and a healthy breakfast will be waiting. After our morning repose, we will drive towards the Tafilalet palm grove, passing Rissani – the old Alaouite capital of the Sahara Sultans, explore the city’s traditional market, then drive to Alnif and Tinghir. Crossing over to the berber town of Boumalne Dades, where lunch will be waiting for us upon arrival. Finalizing our tour by going through Ouarzazate city and along the famous Tizi n’Tichka mountain pass, we will return to Marrakech by afternoon.

📌 Map Canyons and Sahara departing from Marrakech

Map Canyons and Sahara departing from Marrakech

Map Canyons and Sahara departing from Marrakech

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