Book this 4-day Ouarzazate to Merzouga desert tour to the dunes of Erg Chebbi. This itinerary is ideal for travellers who desire to visit the Sahara Desert at a slow and relaxed pace. It allows you to discover the history, Berber culture, and wonderful landscapes of southern Morocco.
Visit the beautiful Kasbah Amredhil and tour its small museum. wander the huge palm tree fields in Skoura Oasis and learn about life in the south. Stop by the beautiful Valley of the Roses and visit the local cosmetic co-operatives in Kel’aa M’gouna.
Discover the Dades Valley and go for a short hike to the Toudgha Gorges with a local guide. Wander the garden fields, and olive trees and photograph the massive canyons. Overnight in an authentic guest house at the edge of the valley.
Experience camel trekking in the golden sand dunes of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga. Take photos wearing blue turbans with the sunset in the background from the summit of the dunes (250m).
Taste dinner under in a starlit sky, and share an evening of music with the nomads. Immerse yourself in the peacefulness of the Sahara Desert and sleep in private nomad tents. Visit the green pottery workshops and learn to make your favourite pottery item.
Drive through Berber villages and via the varying landscapes of southern Morocco. Explore the Dra’a Valley’s unlimited palm trees and visit Kasbah Tamnougalt. Cross the Anti-Atlas Mountains and arrive back at Ouarzazate.
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Start your Ouarzazate to Merzouga desert tour by morning departure from your hotel to the Toudgha Gorges. The first destination of your trip will be Skoura Oasi, about an hour from Ouarzazate. Here, you can wander the green fields of palm trees and learn about life in the oases. Next, you will visit the beautiful kasbah Amredhil and tour its local museum. This site is a good representation of adobe-built housing in southern Morocco.
From here, you Merzouga desert tour takes you via the Valley of the Roses, and then Kel’aa M’gouna. Here, you stop for a tea break with a Berber family and visit the local cosmetic co-operative.
Afterwards, you drive off-track along the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs as far as the Dades Valley. You will explore the valleys and have lunch on the spot. In the afternoon, there is time for a walk alongside the Boumalne Dades river. Then, your itinerary continues to the Toudgha Gorges. An authentic guest house offers dinner and night rest.
After breakfast, there is time for a leisurely walk in the Toudgha Gorges and the Tinghir palm trees grove. Afterwards, you drive to Merzouga via the Ziz Valley, remarkable for its long green oases and fortified kasbahs.
Later on, stop in Erfoud for lunch. Here, you can visit the fossils exhibits, featuring locally made fossils souvenirs and furniture. There is no obligation to buy, but the exhibits are worth exploring!
At the campsite, check in to your tent and sip a relaxing glass of tea. In the course of the afternoon, enjoy an hour sunset camel ride around the Erg Chebbi dunes. Ascend the dunes to watch the sunset from the summit (250m).
At night, dinner is served under a starlit sky, followed by traditional singing and drumming around a campfire. Then, a private nomad tent in a Merzouga desert camp offers night rest.
Wake up early in the morning and ascend the summit of the dunes. You will be rewarded with spectacular views of the sunrise. After breakfast, there is the opportunity for a second camel ride.
Then, your Merzouga desert tour adventure continues to Zagora via Berber villages as far as N’Qob where we stop for lunch. Shortly after, explore the village and learn about life in the Berber villages.
Afterwards, the route continues along the Dra’a Valley with all its fortified kasbahs and unlimited palm trees. Shortly after, you drive off-road which allows a closer impression of life in the villages and oases. The night will be spent in a beautiful guest house in Zagora.
After breakfast, you drive south to Tamegroute village. Here, you will visit the green pottery workshops and learn how to make pottery items. and the Koranic library. The return to Ouarzazate takes you off-road through the old Road of the Caravans.
You stop to explore the Dra’a Valley and have lunch. Next, visit Kasbah Tamnougalte with a local guide. TheKasbahh is completely built of adobe and is still partly inhabited.
In the afternoon, you return to Ouarzazate over the Anti-Atlas and the Tizi-n-Tinfifite pass (1660m). You will be escorted to your hotel to end your Ouarzazate to Merzouga desert tour adventure.