Marrakech Desert Tour to Merzouga – 4 Days

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Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour 4 days – overview:

Go on this 4 days Marrakech desert tour to Merzouga to discover the dunes of Erg Chebbi. Experience camel riding, and stay in nomad tents and authentic riads. And learn about the rich history and Berber culture in between. Travel over the Atlas Mountains and drive via the fascinating pass of Tizi-n-Tichka.

Stop at panoramic viewpoints to admire the beautiful Berber villages and green valleys. Wander Skoura Oasis’s unlimited palm trees and visit the beautifully restored Kasbah Amredhil. Travel through the Road of Thousand Kasbahs and explore the Valley of the Roses.

Learn about Kel’aa M’gouna cooperatives producing cosmetic products. Stay in an authentic guest house in Dades Gorges and take a walk in the fertile Dades Valley. Hike in the Toudgha Gorges with a local guide and travel through Berber villages.

Ride camels to the summit of Erg Chebbi dunes and practice sandboarding. Admire the sunset from the summit of the dunes and wander the wind-blown sand dunes. Taste dinner under the shiny sky of the Sahara and dance to Berber music and drumming. Stay in a comfortable nomad tent in a Morocco Sahara desert camp in Merzouga.

Travel through Dra’a valley palm trees and ancient kasbahs. Stop by the Atlas Film to photograph the intact film sets of many Hollywood blockbusters. Visit the two famous kasbahs in Morocco; Telouet and Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. Cross the High Atlas Mountains and arrive back at Marrakech by the end of the day.

 4-day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga – highlights:

  • Travel over the Atlas Mountains, drive via the pass of Tizi-n-Tichka
  • Admire views of beautiful Berber villages and green valleys from the summit
  • Explore Skoura Oasis’s huge palm trees and tour the beautiful Kasbah Amredhil
  • Drive off-road through the Road of Thousand Kasbahs and the Valley of the Roses.
  • Stop at Kel’aa M’gouna local cooperatives producing cosmetic products
  • Explore the Dades Valley and hike in the Toudgha Gorges with a local guide
  • Ride camels and admire the sunset from the summit of the Erg Chebbi dunes
  • Dine under a Saharan sky and dance to Berber music around a fire camp
  • Stay in a private nomad tent in a desert camp near the big dunes of Erg Chebbi
  • Travel through Dra’a Valley palm trees and along fortified kasbahs
  • Visit Kasbah Telouet and Hollywood favourite film set in Morocco, Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou
  • Stay in beautiful riads and taste some of Morocco’s most delicious dishes
  • Cross the Atlas Mountains and end your 4 days on desert trip from Marrakech

What is included in this Marrakech desert tour to Merzouga:

  • Private transportation in a 4×4 air-conditioned modern vehicle or luxury minivan
  • Experienced English/French/Spanish-speaking Berber driver/ guide
  • Pick-up from and drop-off at your accommodation in Marrakech
  • Overnights in an air-conditioned riad/ hotel with rooms with private bathrooms
  • Overnight in an authentic/ luxury desert camp in Erg Chebbi dunes
  • All meals, 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 3 dinners with vegetarian and vegan options
  • The opportunity to stop for breaks whenever and wherever you wish
  • Option to go to and come back from the camp on camelback or by the 4×4
  • Camel trekking in Erg Chebbi dunes for an hour and free sandboarding
  • Soft drinks and mineral water during your stay in the desert
  • Berber music and drumming around a fire camp in the desert
  • Local guides and entrance fees in the relevant places

What is not included:

  • Soft drinks
  • Tips
  • Extras

Good to know Morocco tour from Marrakech:

  • This 4 days Marrakech desert tour can be tailor-made to fit your individual areas of interest
  • This Marrakech desert trips package is free of hidden costs, cheap tourists’ traps, or forced shopping
  • You can choose to go to the camp on camelback or by 4×4 car. Then, you go for a camel ride
  • To end this itinerary in Fes, please visit 4-day desert trip from Marrakech to Fes.

Price details

Number of persons2 Persons3 Persons4 Persons5 Persons6 Persons
Price per person405 €385 €365 €345 €315 €
Total price810 €1155 €1460 €1725 €1890 €

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Itinerary of This Marrakech Desert Tour to Merzouga:

1st day: Marrakech – Dades Gorges

Start your Marrakech desert tour to Merzouga by morning departure from your accommodation in Marrakech.  Travel over the high Atlas Mountains and via the famous Tizi-n-Tichka pass, the highest peak in Africa. From the summit, the views of the green valleys and the adobe-built Berber villages are spectacular.

You continue to descend the Atlas Mountains as far as Ouarzazate. After lunch, a side road leads to Skoura Oasis, full of palm trees, and fortified Kasbahs. Visit the beautifully repaired Kasbah Amredhil and tour its small museum, featuring ancient agriculture tools and housing furniture.

Driving further east, you travel through the Road of a Thousand kasbahs. It very remarkable for its fortified Kasbah nestled among the palm trees. After the Valley of the Roses, you continue to Kel’aa M’gouna. Here, you can visit local cooperatives producing cosmetic products.

By the end of the afternoon, you will arrive at Dades Gorges. Here, a beautiful guest-house at the edge of the valley offers dinner and night’s rest.

2nd day: Dades Gorges – Merzouga

After breakfast, enjoy a walk by the Boumalne Dades Valley and explore the green fields and the local agriculture.  Next, you continue to the much talked about Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga via the Toudgha Gorges.

Here, you can take a walk alongside the riverbank and through the massive canyons. Shortly after, have lunch in a restaurant overlooking the massive canyons. In the afternoon, your Marrakech to Merzouga desert trip continues to the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi. Travel along the Ziz Valley, remarkable for its huge palm tree and fortified kasbahs.

Here in Merzouga, an hour to an hour and a half camel ride leads to the dunes of Erg Chebbi (250m). From the top of these towering dunes, the sunset and the views are spectacular and the tranquillity is immersive.

At the campsite near the big dunes, you will be welcomed by traditional mint tea and Moroccan biscuits. At night, dinner is served under a sky full of stars, followed by a musical play and Berber drumming. A comfortable nomad tent offers a night’s rest.

3rd day: Merzouga – Ouarzazate

Get up early in the morning and climb to the summit of the dunes. From here, admire the spectacle of the sunrise end enjoy the tranquillity of the Sahara. After breakfast in the camp, you travel from Erg Chebbi dunes to Ouarzazate. The road goes through the Berber villages of Rissani, Alnif, Tazzarine, and N’Qob. Here is where you will have lunch and explore the village to learn about life in the south.

Next on your Marrakech desert tour to Merzouga, you will visit Kasbah Tamnougalte. This is the oldest kasbah in the region and is still partly inhabited. Shortly after, you go off-road through the Dra’a Valley’s unlimited palm trees as far as Agdez.

After a break in Agdz, you cross the Middle Atlas Mountains and arrive at Ouarzazate. Here, an authentic and beautiful raid offers dinner and overnight.

4th day: Ouarzazate – Marrakech

After breakfast in your riad, you continue your Marrakech desert tour. Stop by the Film Studios to photograph the intact film sets of many Hollywood cinematic artworks.

Shortly after, a side road leads to Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. This is one of the eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the most famous kasbah in Morocco. You will visit the kasbah with a local guide who will point out interesting features.

Afterward, travel alongside the beautiful Ounila Valley and Berber villages. After lunch, you will visit Kasbah Telouet, remarkable for its artwork tiling and wood craftsmanship.

In the afternoon, you cross the high Atlas Mountains and drive through Berber villages. Arrive back at Marrakech to end your 4 days Marrakech desert tour to Merzouga.

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