4 Days from Marrakech to Merzouga Sahara Desert tour

4 Days from Marrakech to Merzouga Sahara Desert tour

4 days / 3 nights
4x4 / minivan
Tour Type:
Desert Tours
Group size:
2 /20
Kasbahs & Riad - Desert Camp
English, Spanish

Private Desert Tour: 4 Days from Marrakech to Merzouga Sahara Desert tour is the ideal excursion to explore the south & spend overnight in the Sahara Desert


Highlights: 4 Days from Marrakech to Merzouga Sahara Desert tour

→ Over night in a Superior Camp in the Sahara Desert → Camel trekking in the dunes of Erg Chebbi → Visit of the Ait ben Haddou Kasbah → Visit of Draa Valley → Visit Ouarzazate and Cinema Studios
→ Dades Valley and Todra Gorges

Schedule: 4 Days from Marrakech to Merzouga Sahara Desert tour





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Overview: 4 Days from Marrakech to Merzouga Sahara Desert tour

The 4 Days from Marrakech to Merzouga Sahara Desert tour is the ideal excursion to visit the Sahara Desert and have enough time to see the sites along the trip. These 4 days from Marrakech to the Sahara desert will takes you through the breathtaking scenery of the high Atlas Mountains and cross beautiful landscapes on winding roads and Berber villages perched mingling with the mountains, to reach the fortress famous kasbahs of Ait Ben haddou, a fortified village before spending the first night in the heart of the Dades Valley.

The next day you will discover the palm grove of Tinghir with its magnificent gorges before arriving in Merzouga, in the heart of the Sahara of Erg Chebbi, the largest desert dunes of Morocco, where you will ride a camel to enjoy the magical sunset and spend a starry night under a clear and calm sky. The third day, you will enjoy the views of the fascinating Draa Valley with its hundreds of Berber Kasbahs and millions of palm trees, before arriving in Ouarzazate with its cinema attractions. In the last day, you will leave Ouarzazate behind and take the road back to Marrakech where our 4 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga through the Sahara desert ends.

Itinerary: 4 Days from Marrakech to Merzouga Sahara Desert tour

Day 1: Marrakech - Atlas Mountains- Kasbah Ben Haddou - Dades Valley:

We will pick you up from your accommodation in Marrakech to begin the journey. We will drive through the High Atlas Mountains to enjoy the beautiful landscapes as we cross the Atlas mountains and the pass of Tizi N Tichka, a high winding road at an elevation of 2260m. Pass through Berber villages and green valleys, get into the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At this spectacular location, several movies such as Gladiator, Jewel of the Nile, and Sahara with Penelope Cruz, Games of Thrones have been filmed. Then head to Ouarzazate, on through the “Road of the thousand Kasbahs”- the fascinating “sand castles”.we will continue in our journey to stop at Kalaat Mgouna, “the rose’s city” known for roses and its annual festival during the roses harvest in May before we achieve Dades Valley where it will be the first night of your 4 Days from Marrakech to Merzouga Sahara Desert tour.

Day 2: Dades Valley - Todra Gorges - Tinjdad - Erfoud - Merzouga

After breakfast in the hotel, Leave the Dades valley towards Tinghir and the Todra Gorges, the highest oasis valley gorge in Morocco, Watch the panoramic views of the old mud Berber villages overlooking the valley. Get to the Gorge and walk under the 300m high red cliff, where many Rock-climbers come to enjoy their preferred sport. Continue our trip to Erfoud famous for its fossilized marbles, before we head down to Merzouga, where you will meet your camel to Trek through the desert, over the red dunes, until all you see is sand and sky, and the quiet is only broken by the occasional snort of the camels and the soft sound of their steps on the sand. Stop to watch the sunset along the way before arriving at your camp, where you will be welcomed with mint tea and cookies. After some time to admire the sand dunes and the surrounding landscapes, get ready for a Moroccan dinner served under the stars next to the campfire. After dinner, you will gather around the fire to admire a typical Berber music performed using drums under the sky full of stars.

Day 3: Merzouga - Rissani – Nekob - Draa Valley - Ouarzazate

It will be a remise not to rise with the sun as it begins its glorious route for another day. If you wake up at first light, take a seat on the sand dunes and watch the sunrise slowly and hang in the dusty summer skies for a moment or two. We will return to a local hotel, where a welcome hot shower and breakfast awaits. then leave for Rissani (once Sijilmassa) – the foundation of the Alaouite dynasty, the current ruling family. With most of the women veiled, and men hooded, this is a very traditional Moroccan town. We’ll continue driving towards Ouarzazate via Alnif, Tazarine, Nkob, and Agdez. We will enjoy the sightseeing of the fascinating Draa Valley which has hundreds of Berber Kasbahs and with its millions of palm trees. then we continue our way to Ouarzazate, “the Hollywood of Africa” the town has one of the biggest studios, the homes of the wealthy and powerful, has been the backdrop to many Hollywood blockbusters and major historical television programs, including Gladiator and Lawrence of Arabia. If you are a fan of A Game of Thrones you will recognize it.

Day 4: Ouarzazate – The High Atlas Mountains - Marrakech

After breakfast in the hotel, we can visit Taourirt Kasbah. This former Glaoui residence, situated on the edge of the town, is considered to be one of the most beautiful kasbahs of Morocco. After that, we will drive outside the town to enjoy a private visit of the Atlas Corporation Studio, a well –known cinematographic center renowned for blockbuster productions including Asterix and Cleopatra directed by Alain Chabat; and the Oscar-winning Gladiator, directed by Ridley Scott. Thanks to its amazing landscapes, good infrastructures, friendly people and cheap authorizations.

Then we start our way back to Marrakech across the Atlas Mountains. The winding roads, changing scenery, colorful valleys, shepherds with their flocks, Berber villages high up on the hillsides, make this a picturesque drive. And when we get to Tizi’n Tichka Pass, we’ll be at the highest point in the Atlas Mountains. We can stop for photos and to breathe in some fresh mountain air. Arriving at Marrakech where we will drop you off at your hotel where your 4 Days from Marrakech to Merzouga Sahara Desert tour ends.
We hope you enjoyed the tour with our team!.

The 4 Days from Marrakech to Merzouga Sahara Desert tour includes:

  • Private English speaking driver,
  • 4x4 or minivan as transportation
  • Night in a superior riad in Ouarzazate with dinner and breakfast
  • Night in a superior camp in the sahara desert (private tent)
  • Camel trekking.
  • Night kasbah in Dades valley with dinner and breakfast.

Not included :

  • Drinks
  • Lunches
  • Monuments entrances.