4 Days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Itinerary
Day 1: Marrakech - The high Atlas Mountains -Ouarzazate - Skoura - Dades Valley
On The 1th Day of our4-Day Morocco Sahara Desert Tour from Marrakech To Merzouga We will meet you either at the airport or your hotel in Marrakech for your convenience. On the first day of the 4-day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, we’ll pick you up at 8:00 am and start our journey south. We’ll cross the High Atlas Mountains, passing through the scenic Tizi Tichka, Morocco’s highest road pass. Along the way, we’ll pause to appreciate the breathtaking landscapes, visit charming Berber towns, and take a break at a local café to enjoy coffee or tea while admiring the mountain views.
Continuing our route, we’ll reach Ouarzazate, often called the “Hollywood of Africa.” Driving through Skoura, Mgouna Valley (also known as the Roses Valley), and other picturesque Berber towns, we’ll make a stop at the famous Taourirt Kasbah, a historic fortified palace and renowned film studio. Here, you can explore the kasbah and learn about its rich history.
Afterward, we’ll continue our 4 days Marrakech desert tour to Merzouga towards Dades Valley, known for its unique rock formations. Once we arrive, you’ll have the option to spend the night in a comfortable hotel or a traditional riad, immersing yourself in the local atmosphere and enjoying the region’s hospitality.
Day 2: Dades Valley - Todra Gorges - Erfoud - Merzouga Desert
On the Second day of our Sahara Desert 4-day trip from Marrakech to Merzouga, After departing from Dades Valley in the early morning, our first stop will be the magnificent Todra Gorges. These gorges are known for their stunning beauty and grandeur. Take your time to leisurely stroll around the gorge, soaking in the breathtaking sights and immersing yourself in the serene atmosphere created by the flowing river.
Next, we will continue our Marrrakech Desert journey towards the Merzouga desert, passing through captivating landscapes, Berber villages, and picturesque oases along the way. Our route will lead us through the Rissani Sahara Oasis and the charming town of Erfoud, renowned for its fossil industry.
Upon reaching Merzouga, we will either have some free time to relax and explore the surroundings, or we will proceed directly to the camel trekking experience. The camel ride into the dunes usually begins between 17:00 and 18:00, allowing you to witness the mesmerizing sunset over the vast sand dunes.
During the camel trek, guided by experienced local camel handlers, you will venture deeper into the heart of the dunes of Erg Chebbi. As you journey through the desert, you will be enveloped by the tranquility and beauty of the Sahara
Upon arriving at the desert camp after an hour of camel riding, you’ll receive a warm welcome with a traditional cup of refreshing mint tea, symbolizing Berber hospitality. Take a moment to settle into the camp and admire the mesmerizing sunset over the Sahara Desert, embracing the tranquil atmosphere while enjoying your tea.
Later in the evening, a delectable dinner will be served at the restaurant tent within the camp. Indulge in the flavorful Moroccan cuisine, savoring the diverse and aromatic flavors of the region. After the meal, immerse yourself in the lively beats and rhythmic drumming of Berber music around the campfire.
Following that, take a leisurely stroll across the sand dunes, marveling at the vastness of the desert and its captivating beauty. Gaze up at the sky adorned with countless twinkling stars, creating a breathtaking celestial display. The serene desert ambiance, combined with the clear night sky, offers a truly magical experience, making it one of the most unforgettable nights of your life
Day 3: Merzouga Desert - Rissani - Alnif - Agdaz - Draa Valley - Ouarzazate
On the third day of our 4 days Desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, you’ll have the option to wake up early and witness the captivating sunrise by climbing the dunes. Moreover, the breathtaking view of the sun emerging over the horizon will create a truly magical experience. After enjoying this natural spectacle, you’ll have breakfast, freshen up with a shower, and then embark on a morning camel trek or jeep ride back to the starting point.
Once you have returned from the camel trek, you will meet your driver/guide and begin the journey towards Ouarzazate. Along the way, we will make a stop in Rissani, a town known for hosting one of the largest traditional markets in southern Morocco. This will give you the opportunity to explore the vibrant market and immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere.
Continuing our 4 Day Desert Trips from Marrakech, we will cross the vast and stony desert, passing through a few Berber villages, and eventually reach the stunning Draa Valley. This picturesque valley is adorned with countless palm trees, creating a serene and idyllic setting. During this leg of the trip, we will take our time to appreciate the beauty of the Draa Valley and make any necessary stops along the way.
Depending on the duration of our pauses and the departure time from Merzouga, we anticipate arriving in Ouarzazate in the afternoon. Ouarzazate is a city known for its film studios and the historic Taourirt Kasbah. Spending the night in Ouarzazate will allow you to relax and rejuvenate before continuing our journey the following day.
Day 4: Ouarzazate - Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou - Atlas Mountains - Marrakech
On the final day of our 4 days Desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, we’ll start the morning after breakfast in our hotel. We’ll depart from Ouarzazate and make our way to Ait Ben Haddou, an iconic location that has served as a backdrop for numerous famous Hollywood productions, including Gladiator, The Mummy, and Game of Thrones. The Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou is a remarkable and well-preserved fortified structure, holding historical significance as one of the key forts along the Old Salt Road.
Upon reaching Ait Ben Haddou, we’ll explore the Kasbah, marveling at its intricate architecture and rich history within its walls. You’ll have the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the ambiance of this UNESCO World Heritage site and perhaps even recognize some of the locations from popular films and TV shows.
After the tour of Ait Ben Haddou, we will retrace our steps and follow the same road back to Marrakech, crossing the majestic Atlas Mountains. The scenic journey through the mountains will offer breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes.
Finally, we will arrive in Marrakech, completing our Private Sahara Desert tour from Marrakech. The exact time of arrival may vary depending on the traffic and the pace of the journey. Please consult with your tour operator for a more precise estimate of the arrival time in Marrakech.
Details about 4 Days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga
FAQs About Guided Tour Marrakech to Merzouga 4 Days Desert trip:
The inclusions may vary, but generally, transportation, accommodation, guided tours, and some meals are included. Make sure to check the details with our travel agent
Accommodations can range from hotels to traditional riads or even desert camps in Merzouga
Most of our tours use comfortable air-conditioned vehicles, often 4x4s or minibusses, to navigate the diverse landscapes
Particularly if you intend to ride camels in the desert, bring suitable Clothes. Additionally, it’s a good idea to include a hat, sunscreen, and sturdy walking shoes. Verify the weather for the period you plan to visit.
Yes, the tour frequently includes visits to nearby villages and historical landmarks, giving travelers a chance to learn about and appreciate Morocco’s diverse cultural heritage.
yes ,our tours have scheduled stops and also allow some free time for personal exploration.
Your preferences will determine the ideal timing. In general, spring (March to May) and fall (September to November) are regarded as the best seasons since they escape the extremes of summer and winter weather.
Activities in Merzouga often include camel trekking to the sand dunes, experiencing a sunrise or sunset in the desert, and perhaps even sandboarding.
You can book the tour through Our local travel agency it is better to Book In advance,Contact us
Can I participate in optional activities during the tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert in 4 days ?
Our tours include optional activities that might not be in the regular package, such guided tours or hot air balloon excursions,Quad bike trips ,sandboarding . If there are any optional extras, ask Your tour Guide druing your desert trip from marrakech.He