4 days Morocco desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

Marrakech, Ait benhaddou, Ouarzazate, Dades, Torda canyons, Erg Chebbi, Draa valley, Tishka Pass, Telouet

Day 1: Marrakech - Telouet - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate
The pick up will be arranged from your lodging in Marrakech, hotel or Riad in the medina, transport via the famous High Atlas Mountains chain and crossing the Tizi N Tichka pass 2260m, highest of Morocco. You will be amazed by the wonderful views of the surrounding landscapes and Berber villages, arriving at the UNESCO world Heritage of the Ait Benhaddou Kasbahs where you will be taken on a walking tour to get a hold of its background as well as its history of being one of the most targeted places of shooting many glorious movies such as the Queen Of The Desert, Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia… The next stop will be Ouarzazate; A city called Hollywood of Africa; where you will be spending the first night of you 4 days Marrakech desert tour.

Day 2: Ouarzazate - Draa Valley - Rissani - Erg Chebbi Dunes
After breakfast, you will continue your journey to the Sahara desert of Merzouga, via Draa valley crossing the volcanic rocky formations of the Anti Atlas Mountains to Agdez and Tamnougalt. You will then drive through Nkob, a small Berber town known for its numerous Kasbahs and as the access point to trek through Saghro Mountains to Dades. You will then reach to Rissani, a Saharan town that is considered the cradle of the Alaouite dynasty, popular for its traditional market if not the most important in the south in the old days, where many nomads come to shop. Heading further more to one of main desert destinations, Erg Chebbi desert, where you will take a camel trek to head to the camp assisting the sunset on the way over the sand dunes, you will enjoy your dinner and spend the night in the tented camp.

Day 3: Merzouga - Erfoud - Todra Gorges - Dades Valley
Wake up for Sunrise lovely pictures, and Breakfast in open air, you will have breakfast in the camp, pack and go back either on camels or by 4x4 leaving the dunes behind. Back on the asphalt roads, we depart to Erfoud which is known by fossils' making. Drive through palm-groves and Savanah like desert. We stop for lunch, then we take a short walk in Todra Gorges. We head to our stoping point Dades Gorge. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.

Day 4: Dades - Ouarzazate - Marrakech
After breakfast, you will leave to Marrakech, passing through Kelaa Mgouna, the city of roses and Skoura palmary before you are back to Ouarzazate. You will cross the Tichka pass to end up in Marrakech. You can choose to make more stops on the ways such as to visit a purification unit of rose water or cinema sets nearby Ouarzazate or make your own way back to Marrakech. You might also want to end your tour in Essaouira or elsewhere on request.


Transportation in private licensed vehicle 4WD or Minibus with A/C, fuel throughout the tour
English/French speaking driver
Half Board – 2 meals Dinner & Breakfast, (Vegetarians are welcome)
Walks & Explorations for example in Ait Benhaddou, Rissani market & Todra Gorges
Night in a nomad tented camp in Merzouga dunes
Camel Trekking tour in Erg Chebbi
Local Taxes


Entrance fees to the monuments when applied

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