Ouarzazate to Merzouga Desert Tour 4 days



Ouarzazate to Merzouga Desert Tour Overview:

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 the Toudgha Gorges with a local guide. Wander the garden fields, 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, 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.


Ouarzazate to Merzouga Highlights:

  • Explore the pal tree fields in Skoura Oasis and learn about life in the south of Morocco
  • Visit the beautifully repaired Kasbah Amredhil and tour its small museum
  • Stroll along the beautiful Valley of the Roses and stop at the cosmetic co-operatives in Kel’aa M’gouna
  • Explore the Dades Valley and take a walk along the riverside and wander the garden fields
  • Go for a  short hike beyond the massive Toudgha Gorges with a local guide
  • Taste Morocco’s cuisine’s most delicious dishes and stays in an authentic guest-house
  • Experience camel trekking like a nomad and take photos wearing blue turbans
  • Witness the spectacular sunset from the summit of Erg Chebbi dunes
  • Dine under a star full of stars, dance to Berber singing and drumming around a campfire
  • Sleep in private nomad tents in a desert camp at the foot of the big dunes
  • Drive via the different sceneries of southern Morocco and tour Dra’a Valley’s palm trees
  • Visit the green pottery workshops and learn to make pottery items in Tamgroute village
  • Visit Kasbah Tamnougalte with a local guide and learn about adobe-built housing
  • Cross Agdz town and the Anti-Atlas Mountains, and arrive back at Ouarzazate

What is Included in This Merzouga Desert Tour:

  • Private transportation in an air-conditioned comfortable 4×4 car or luxury minivan
  • Experienced English/French/Spanish Berber driver/ guide
  • Pick-up from and drop-off at your accommodation in Ouarzazate
  • Overnights in accommodations with air-conditioned rooms and private bathrooms
  • Overnight in an authentic desert camp in Erg Chebbi dunes
  • Option to upgrade to Merzouga luxury desert camp with ensuite bathroom
  • All meals, 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 3 dinners with vegetarian and vegan options
  • Sunset camel rides for an hour to an hour and free sand-boarding
  • Option to go to and to come back from the desert camp in the 4×4
  • Free soft drinks and mineral water during your stay in the desert
  • Berber music and drumming around a campfire in the Sahara 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 Sahara Desert Tours from Ouarzazate:

  • This Ouarzazate to Merzouga desert tour can be tailor-made to fit your individual interests
  • This Ouarzazate desert trip 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
  • If you are interested in Erg Chegaga dunes, please visit Ouarzazate to Erg Chegaga Tour 4 days

Here is Ouarzazate to Merzouga Desert Tour Itinerary:

1st day: Ouarzazate – Toudgha Gorges

Kick-off 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.

Afterword, 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.

2nd day: Toudgha Gorges – Merzouga

After breakfast, there is time for a leisurely walk in the Toudgha Gorges and in 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 Erg Chebbi dunes. Ascend the sand 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.

3rd day: Merzouga – Zagora

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.

4th day: Zagora – Ouarzazate

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 to have lunch. Next, visit Kasbah Tamnougalte with a local guide. The kasbah 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.


Map of Merzouga Desert Tour from Ouarzazate 4 days


Prices Table

Number of Persons2 Persons3 Persons4 Persons5 Persons6 Persons
Price Per Person410 €395 €375 €360 €350 €
Total Price820 €1185 €1500 €1800 €2100 €
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