4 days desert tour from Marrakech
4 days desert tour from Marrakech
We recommend the 4 days Marrakech desert tour to anyone who wishes to travel to the southeast of Morocco to explore the dunes of the Sahara desert in Merzouga and experience a unique and new way of living. During the 4-day Marrakech desert tour, you can travel smoothly without running out of time to see the main sites along the route. Thus, we suggest at least 4 days desert tour from Marrakech to gain knowledge about the Moroccan lifestyle, either in Marrakech and its old medina, Berber villages along the Marrakech desert tour or in the Sahara desert. This special event will allow you to discover the high Atlas mountains, the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, valleys; such as Draa Valley, and of course, a stunning camel trekking in the desert to spend the overnight in the desert camp.
Highlights of the 4 days desert tour from Marrakech
- Traverse the High Atlas Mountains for breathtaking views.
- Explore the UNESCO-listed ancient Kasbah with its well-preserved architecture.
- Discover the towering cliffs and vibrant oasis in Tinghir.
- Experience a camel trek into the Sahara, witness a captivating sunset, and spend the night in a desert camp.
- Stargazing in the clear desert sky.
- Explore the historical town of Rissani and its traditional souks.
- Admire the lush palm groves and ancient kasbahs of Draa Valley.
Suggested itinerary for the 4 days desert tour from Marrakech:
Day 1: Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Skoura -Dades Gorges
Our 4 days desert tour from Marrakech starts with a pick-up at your hotel in Marrakech and departure to the Dades Gorges. We will cross the famous twisting curves of the high Atlas. On the way, we will stop to visit Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. This fantastic fortified village, entirely of rammed earth, declared a cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO, where movies like Gladiator, Laurence of Arabia and many films of biblical themes were filmed, there we will have free time for lunch. In the afternoon, we will proceed on the 4 days desert tour from Marrakech to Ouarzazate, Skoura, the route of thousands of kasbah, the Valley of the Roses and Boumalen Dades gorges, arriving there in the evening—dinner and overnight at the hotel located in the Dades Gorges.
Day 2: Dades Gorges – Erfoud – Merzouga
The 4 days Marrakech desert tour program will be as follows; breakfast at the hotel and departure to the desert of Erg Chebbi, which is our destination. We will pass through mountainous landscapes, valleys, and deserts to get there. We will also pass through the Berber village of Tinjdad, and Erfoud. After lunch, we drive to the desert arriving in the afternoon. There the camp staff is waiting for us to take us in 4×4 to the place where we will take a camel per person, which will transfer us to the heart of the desert of Erg Chebbi to spend the night in the camp. Dinner, Berber music and accommodation in the camp; are the best ways to enjoy this magnificent and unique environment under the most incredible starry sky and the most extraordinary silence.
Day 3: Merzouga – Rissani – Draa Valley – Agdez – Ouarzazate
We will wake up early to be able to be amazed by the great sight of the sunrise from the golden sand dunes before we begin the 4 days Marrakech desert trip. After our personal cleanliness, we will have breakfast and we will be taken by 4×4 to the meeting point with our tour guide, to start our Marrakech desert tour route towards Ouarzazate, passing through small villages and through the famous Draa valley (The longest river in Morocco of 1,100 km. The Draa Valley has one of the most breathtaking landscapes of the whole country, a green belt of palm trees with ocher, reddish or purple mountains of spectacular beauty—dinner and overnight at the riad in Ouarzazate.
Day 4: Ouarzazate – Marrakech
We will have breakfast and leave in the direction of Marrakech crossing the Atlas mountains. But this time through the Kasbah of Telouet, this is a Kasbah along the old caravan route from the Sahara over the Atlas mountains to Marrakech. The Kasbah was the seat of power of the El Glaoui family, which is why it is sometimes called the Glaoui Palace. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will arrive at noon and we will transfer you to your hotel or to the airport of that city, where our 4 days desert tour from Marrakech ends.
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Included in the 4 days desert tour from Marrakech
- All hotel/riad transfers.
- Private travel from Marrakech in a comfortable A/C vehicle.
- English-speaking driver/guide.
- All dinners and breakfasts.
- Camel excursion to Merzouga camp.
- Comfortable accommodation in riad/hotel and Sahara camp.
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Frequently asked questions:
The 4 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga takes around 9 hours to reach Merzouga desert, However, we include the first night in Dades Gorges to reduce the driving hours.
- Pack appropriate clothing for the desert, including lightweight, breathable clothing, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
- Comfortable walking shoes are essential for exploring desert terrain.
- Bring a warm jacket or layers for cooler evenings in the desert.
The cost can vary significantly depending on the duration, type of accommodations, and inclusions. Budget options can start at around 200$ per person, while luxury tours can cost several hundred dollars or more.
Yes, a 4×4 car is available to take you to the camp as an alternative to dromedaries.
You will be staying at a private tent in the desert camp and have a private bathroom.
The answer is yes, you can bring your drinks with you to the camp.