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4 Days
Desert Merzouga
4-days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert 

The most popular attractions of the south and the famous dunes of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga are all on offer here on this 4-day Merzouga Desert tour from Marrakech. So don’t miss out of one of the best possible trips during your Moroccan holiday. For most people it is undoubtedly the highlight of their time in Morocco.

First of all, there are breath-taking panoramic views round every corner of  the majestic High Atlas Mountains.  You can take photos of yourselves with Berber villages perched on the mountains in the background to add to your album.  The former palatial residence of the Glaoui family, Kasbah Telouet, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou will definitely be part of that same album as you record this unique building style. In the Skoura Oasis you can also photograph the beautifully restored, but smaller Kasbah Amredhil.

In the Valley of Roses, the wonderfully scented Damascene roses are the essence of exquisite organic cosmetics products. You can purchase some from the local co-operatives in Kla’at Mgouna. Other attractions in this area are  spending a night in a traditional guest-house in the Dades Valley, taking a walk by the river or hiking with a local guide in Toudgha Gorges.

At the desert camp, you will receive a welcoming glass of mint tea – a very Moroccan greeting. And then finally you can make that much-anticipated camel ride to the big dunes. Add to the desert trip photo album with selfies wearing blue turbans and the spectacle of the sunset. Savour a dinner under a starlit sky, followed by Berber music played with the nomads runs a camp fire. This day of innumerable experiences ends with a peaceful night in a comfortable tent in a luxury desert camp in the dunes of Erg Chebbi.

The adventures continue in the Dra’a Valley going off-track passed date palm trees, fortified Kasbahs and green oases. Another Kasbah, Kasbah Tamnougalt, awaits exploration before you drive over the barren, steep, rocky Anti-Atlas Mountains.


  • Enjoying scenic views during the drive from Marrakech to Skoura Oasis.
  • Driving over the famous Tizi-n-Tichka Pass and the majestic Atlas Mountains.
  • Visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, and Kasbah Telouet.
  • Riding camels in the red dunes of Erg Chebbi and watching the spectacle of the sunset
  • Sharing an evening of nomad music and drumming around a campfire.
  • Sleeping in your private comfortable tent in a luxury desert camp in the Merzouga desert.
  • Driving through the palm groves dotted with towering Kasbahs
  • Visiting the Film Studios in Ouarzazate and photographing the sets of many Hollywood movies.
  • Spending a night in a gorgeous riad or an authentic guest-house.

Key information

Desert Tour 4 days Departure from Marrakech

What's included

  • Transport in a private air-conditioned 4×4; Toyota Prado Tx or deluxe van and fuel
  • Pick-up from and drop-off at your riad or hotel in Marrakech
  • Experienced local English/ French/Spanish/Italian-speaking Berber and nomad driver/guide
  • Accommodation in air-conditioned rooms/suiteswith private bathroom
  • All meals: breakfast, dinner – with vegetarian and vegan options available
  • Camel ride in Desert

What's not included

  • Drinks
  • Lunchs
  • Tips
  • Extras

1 st day:Marrakech – Todgha Gorges

Departure from Marrakech in direction of the Gorges du Todgha, passing through the mountains of the Tizi N’tichka with lunch along the way, arrival in the afternoon at the canyons of the gorges du Dadés (travelling through the wonderful valley of roses /Kelaat Mgouna), dinner and accommodation in a typical riad at the Gorges du Todgha.

2 nd day:Todgha Gorges – Erg Chebi

in the morning you will depart towards the dunes of Merzouga, stopping in an archaeological zone where there are many prehistoric fossils, lunch in Rissani, a typical Berber village with an ancient Kasbah. In the afternoon arrival in Merzouga and beautiful sunset walk with camels, you will live an authentic desert experience. Dinner and accommodation in Merzouga in a nomads’ bivouac, night with traditional music
from Saharawi desert at Erg Chebi.

3 rd day:Erg Chebi – Zagora

Departure from Merzouga towards Ouarzazate, along the route we will cross the Berber villages of Anif and Tazarine, where we will take the road to the Draa Valley, where we will visit thepalmeraie. Accommodation in a typical riad in Zagora, and we will live an the wonderful atmosphere of our Morocco travel tour!

4 th day:Zagora – Marrakech

Departure from Zagora, recrossing the Draa Valley we will pass through Agdez and we will get to the mountains of Atlas. Lunch and afternoon visit to the Kasbah of Aït Ben Haddou. Located at 30 km away from Ouarzazate, Ait Ben Haddou is an ancient Berber Kasba, protected by UNESCO, which has kept intact the architecture and the rhythms of life. Return in the evening to Marrakech.