Shared or Private Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert?

From Marrakech, you can go to Merzouga Sahara desert on a private or shared tour, But you need to know what you will get when you choose a private or shared tour. I worked with tourists for 5 years as a tour guide and also I worked in desert camps, I met many people who came to the Merzouga Sahara desert on shared and private tours. So, I know everything, I’m here to tell you what is best private or shared tours.

From my experience with tourists, a Private tour is the best, I will share with you why and all the details bout shared or private desert tours from Marrakech.

Why a Private tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert?

Even if you have a tour plane, when you go on a private tour you will have a chance to visit any place you want. You can make a stop anywhere you want. Also, You will have a tour guide/driver who speaks English, French, Italian, etc.

Also, you will travel in a comfortable 4×4 vehicle or van equipped with air conditioning. The Merzouga desert is located approximately 8 hours and 19 minutes away (557.7 km). You will cover this distance over two days, and one day when you return to Marrakech. Comfortable transportation is essential for this journey.

The important aspect of this tour is the food. You will have a fresh and tasty dinner and breakfast, with more than four meals provided during the trip. However, lunches are not included in both private and shared.

You will also stop at traditional markets for shopping if needed. There’s no obligation to buy; you can simply browse if you prefer.

In the desert, you can reach the camp by camel or 4×4 desert car. You’ll pause at a large dune to watch the sunset and try sandboarding. You’ll spend the night in a luxury camp, g You have the option to return to the starting point either by camel or by car.

When you go back to Marrakech from Merzouga desert you will have time to stop anywhere you want. And drop you anywhere you want in Marrakech.

Why not shared tour from Marrakech to the Merzouga desert?

Well, I don’t recommend going on the shared tour, and here’s why: They will transport you in a shared minibus designed for 18 people, which might not be comfortable enough. Moreover, you won’t have a tour guide accompanying you; only the driver will be with you. They usually don’t speak any language other than a few basic words like “pictures” or “let’s go.” Therefore, if you make any stops, you won’t have a guide to explain the significance of the places to you.

You will not have a chance to stop anywhere you want, you will stop only in Aït Benhaddou Kasbah. The way from Marrakech to Merzouga desert has many things to see which are Ziz Valley, Todra Gorge, Atlas Studios, etc.

During the tour, you will be provided with dinner and breakfast. However, the dinner typically consists of only tajine and soup, while breakfast is minimal.

When you arrive in the desert, you will go to the standard camp by camel, you will make a stop in the dune to watch the sunset, and then continue to the camp. In the camp, there is no shower, and there is no place for the charger. you have only a shared toilet, and also you will sleep in the shred tent.

In the early morning before sunrise, you will do a camel trek back to the hotel, where you will see the sunrise on the way and have breakfast at the hotel. If you prefer not to return to the hotel by camel, you will need to pay $15 or $20 for a 4×4 desert car to take you back.

After breakfast, you will return to Marrakech, there is no stop on the way, you will stop only for lunch.

Private and Shared tour Price

The private tour are little expensive than a shared tour, but you will get what you pay for. Private ranged between 185$ per person, the more people joined the tour less you pay. while the shared tour is fixed between 100$ to 115$.

If you need us to tailor one of these tours, please contact us.


How many days is the shared tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert?

If you like to go on a shared tour from Marrakech to the Merzouga desert there is only one option available which is 3 day tour.

Can I go on a shared tour from Fes to Merzouga dese?

You can’t go on a shared tour from Fes to Merzouga desert, shared tour is only from Marrakech to Merzouga desert and is only 3 days tour

Can I set my private tour plane to the Merzouga desert?

Yes, you can do that. we have our suggested itinerary, if you have yours then let us know,

Is a 3-day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert enough?

No, it’s not enough, here in the Merzouga desert there are many places to visit which is nomad people, khamlia village (gnawa people), Eyeliner Mine, and stroll the palm Groves.
If you want to visit these places you need to add one more day here.

error: Content is protected !!
Scroll to Top