Ouarzazate to Merzouga Desert Tour – 2 days

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2-day desert tour from Ouarzazate to Merzouga – overview:

This 2-day Ouarzazate to Merzouga tour is perfect for those who wish to visit the desert, but can only spare two days.

Visit the beautifully restored Kasbah Amredhil, tour its small museum, and wander the huge groves of palm trees. Stop by the Ounila valley and visit the women co-operatives making cosmetic products from the abundant roses from the valley.

Discover the fertile Dades Valley and go for a hike around the Toudgha Gorges with a local guide. Experience camel trekking in the famous dunes of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga. Take photos wearing nomad turbans, and witness the sunset from the summit of the dunes.

Taste dinner under the magical sky of the Sahara and dance to nomad music around a campfire. Stay in a private nomad tent in a Merzouga desert camp among the dunes.

Drive via varying landscapes of southern Morocco and travel through beautiful Berber villages. Explore Dra’a valley’s unlimited palm trees and explore Kasbah Tamnougalt. Drive over the Anti-Atlas Mountains and arrive back at Ouarzazate.

Ouarzazate to Merzouga desert tour 2 days – highlights:

  • Wander the green palm groves in Skoura Oasis and visit the beautiful Kasbah Amredhil
  • Stroll in the Valley of the Roses and stop at the cosmetic co-operatives in Kel’aa M’gouna
  • Explore the Dades Valley, take a walk along the riverbank, and hike the Toudgha Gorges
  • Ride camels to the summit of the dunes of Erg Chebbi and take photos wearing nomad turbans
  • Dine under a star full of stars, dance to Berber music, and drumming around a campfire
  • Stay in a private nomad tent in a Merzouga desert camp near the big dunes of Erg Chebbi
  • Drive via the different landscapes of the south of Morocco and visit Kasbah Tamnougalte
  • Explore Dra’a Valley’s unlimited palm trees and photograph the adobe-built housing
  • Stop by Agdz, cross the Anti-Atlas Mountains and the Tizi-n-Tinfifite pass
  • The end of your Ouarzazate to Merzouga desert tour adventure

What is included in this Erg Chebbi desert tour from Ouarzazate:

  • Private transportation in an air-conditioned comfortable 4×4 car or luxury minivan
  • Pick-up from and drop-off at your accommodation in Ouarzazate
  • Experienced English/French/Spanish Berber driver/ guide
  • Overnight in an authentic Merzouga desert camp near Erg Chebbi Dunes
  • Option to upgrade to Merzouga luxury desert camp with ensuite bathroom
  • All meals, 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, and 1 dinner with vegetarian and vegan options
  • Camel ride for an hour to an hour and a half and free sand-boarding
  • Option to go to and to come back from the camp in the 4×4 car
  • Soft drinks and mineral water during your stay in the desert
  • Berber music and drumming around a campfire in the desert
  • The opportunity to ask the driver to stop for breaks whenever you wish
  • Entrance fees and local guides in the relevant places

What is not included:

  • Soft drinks
  • Tips
  • Extras

Good to know about the 2-day Merzouga desert tour from Ouarzazate:

    • This Ouarzazate to Erg Chebbi Sahara trip can be tailor-made to fit your areas of interest
    • You can choose to go to the camp on camelback or by the 4×4 car
    • If you wish to visit M’hamid, please visit Ouarzazate to Erg Lihoudi 2 days
    • There is a 25% discount for children under 12 years old while we don’t charge kids under 5
    • To confirm your booking, we request a 30% deposit
    • Our prices are liable to fluctuation due to globally increased fuel prices

Price details

Number of persons2 Persons3 Persons4 Persons5 Persons6 Persons
Price per person295 €265 €245 €245 €225 €
Total price590 €795 €980 €1125 €1395 €

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Ouarzazate to Merzouga desert tour 2 days – itinerary:

1st day: Ouarzazate – Merzouga:

After breakfast, begin your Ouarzazate to Merzouga tour. Your driver will be picked you up in an air-conditioned 4×4 car. Your first scheduled stop will be in Skoura Oasis. Explore the palm tree fields and visit the beautifully repaired Kasbah Amredhil.

Your desert journey continues through the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs and the Valley of the Roses. In Kel’aa M’gouna, you can visit the local co-operatives to learn about locally-made cosmetic products.

After lunch, there will be opportunities to explore the Dades Valley, full of garden fields and olive trees. Shortly after,  take a walk alongside the riverbank and through the fascinating Toudgha Gorges.  Driving further east, you will drive past many Berber villages as far as Erfoud. Here, you can visit the fossil exhibits and have a tea break.

At Chebbi dunes, an hour camel ride leads to the top of the dunes (250 m). From here, witness the spectacle of the sunset and enjoy the peacefulness of the Sahara. Back at the campsite, sip a welcoming glass of tea and check in to your private tent.

At night, savour dinner under the starlit sky of the Sahara. San an evening of traditional music with the nomads and the other guests. Sleep in your private nomad tent in a Merzouga desert camp near the big dunes.

2nd day: Merzouga – Ouarzazate:

Early in the morning, a second camel ride leads to the summit of the dunes of Erg Chebbi. From the summit, the sunrise and the views of the sand dunes are spectacular.

Back at the camp, you will have breakfast and continue your desert adventure. You will drive from the Merzouga desert to Ouarzazate passing by many Berber villages. Including Rissani, Alnif, Tazzarine, featured in the movie ‘Babel’, and N’Qob. You will explore the village and have lunch.

In the afternoon, you travel off-track through the Dra’a Valley. This is the longest valley in Morocco and is full of palm trees and kasbahs.  After exploring the valley, enjoy a scenic drive along the ancient Road of the Caravans. Back on the paved road, you stop at Agdez for a coffee or tea break. Later on, you cross the Anti-Atlas Mountains and pass of Tizi-n-Tinfifite to arrive at Ouarzazate. End your wonderful Ouarzazate to Merzouga tour!

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