Marrakech to Merzouga 4D

Overview

If you plan on starting and ending your desert tour in Marrakech, this is simply the ideal choice for you, with so much to see and the long road drives, the 3 days tour is just way too packed and can be exhausting, the 4 days tour however offers a slower and relaxed pace, entailing less time in the car, less long drives and way more time to explore the sites, stretch and enjoy every place and moment to its fullest


Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Marrakech – Tizi N’tichka Pass – Ait Benhaddou Kasbah – Ouarzazate - Skoura - Dades Valley

    You will be picked up from your Hotel / Riad in Marrakech, and departure to Ait Ben Haddou over the mountains of high Atlas passing through the Tizi N’tichka pass (2260 m in altitude), visit the kasbahs and lunch in one of the restaurants in the foothills of the kasbahs. Afterwards we continue to Skoura where we will visit the Kasbah of Amredil, a beautiful Kasbah situated in the palm groves "Route of one thousand Kasbahs". After that heading to Boulmane du Dades Dinner and overnight in Kasbah hotel.

    desert tour mealsMeals included : Diner,
    desert tour accommodationAccomodation :
    • Hotel Baylon Dades --
  • Day 2 : Dades Gorge - Todra Gorges – Tinejdad – Touroug town - Erfoud – Merzouga

    After breakfast, we will drive to Tineghir then to Todra Gorges to enjoy its marvelous views of Canyons. Take a short walk around the Palm Plantations and enjoy the panoramic views of Todra River. Later on, we drive toward Tinjedad for a lunch meal on a local restaurant. Later you will pass by several villages such us Touroug (Berber village) and El-Jarf before reaching Erfoud. You will visit a local fossil craft workshop. After that you will continue to the captivating dunes of Erg Chebbi, these dunes are also called Merzouga Dunes. Arrive to the hotel and get ready for a camel trek for an hour and half to enjoy the sunset. While on the back of your dromedary, you will continue to the camp or an overnight in a traditional nomad tent. Dinner and spend the night in a bivouac in the middle of the dunes.

    desert tour mealsMeals included : Breakfast, Dinner,
    desert tour accommodationAccomodation :
    • Sahara stars camp --
  • Day 3 : Merzouga – Alnif - Nkob - Tazarine - Agdez - Ouarzazate

    Early wake up to climb the dune & see the beautiful sunrise, walk down and ride the camels back to the hotel, afterwards get on the 4WD & head to Ouarzazate through Alnif, Tazzarine & the scenic Draa valley, crossing the nice Rocky Mountains Ait Saoun via Tizi ntnifift, to Ouarzazate. Overnight in Ouarzazate.

    desert tour mealsMeals included : Breakfast, Diner,
    desert tour accommodationAccomodation :
    • Riad Bouchedor --
  • Day 4 : Ouarzazate - Ounila Valley - Telouet - Marrakech

    After breakfast, we will set off for Marrakech, passing through the spectacular ounila valley to get to telouet one of the famous kasbahs in Morocco. After lunch, we will cross the High Atlas mountains, and we will then drop you off at your riad/hotel

    desert tour mealsMeals included : breakfast,
    desert tour accommodationAccomodation : No Accomodation.

Included

  • Comfortable 4x4 or minivan with A/C
  • English-speaking driver
  • Pick up & Drop off at your accommodation
  • First night in Dades gorge
  • Second night in Merzouga Luxury camp
  • Third night in Ouarzazate hotel.
  • Private rooms/tents with private bathroom and shower
  • 1-hour camel ride each way
  • Dinner and Breakfast are included with accommodations
  • Free time to explore the sites, breaks for photos... Etc
  • Customized & Flexible stops

Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees to optional monuments, studios and Kasbahs.

Frequently Asked Questions

A frequent and definitely good question, if you are not well-prepared, you might not enjoy your time fully in the desert due to the extreme weather conditions. Deserts get super hot in summer, in Morocco, August is the hottest month of the year, with temperatures reaching 50 °C—122ºF, you can literally cook eggs on the asphalt (great for a TikTok clip). With this said, if you can't take that much heat, please avoid visiting the deserts during July and August. If you are okay with this kind of temperatures; it is still highly recommended being prepared with good sunscreen, sunglasses, a wide hat, light but covering pieces of clothing and some insect repellent, you can also purchase all these items in Morocco. And let's not forget winter days, starry nights are freezing. The mountainous parts of the roads are usually snowy, but all our vehicles are equipped with A/C for that matter, so make sure to bring warm clothes if you take this tour during December-January.

With the rise in interest in vegan and vegetarian food, all our partners are now accommodating this need and offer completely vegan and vegetarian meals. However, this needs to be communicated in advance, either when booking or when meeting your driver for early preparation purposes.