4 Days Tour From Marrakech To Merzouga

DEPARTURE LOCATION : Your hotel /Riad in Marrakech

ARRIVAL : Your hotel /Riad in Marrakech

What's included in the 4-day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Sahara desert?

  • High-end private vehicle with AC + Fuel
  • Pick up and drop off at your accommodation in Marrakech
  • Qualified Driver/Guide
  • 1 night in the hotel in Dades Valley with dinner & breakfast 
  • Guided Camel trekking at the sunset and sunrise
  • 1 night in a camp in the dunes of Erg Chebbi Merzouga, in nomad camps with dinner and breakfast
  • 1 night in the hotel in Ouarzazate with dinner & breakfast

What's Not Included in the 4-day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert?

  • Lunches & Drinks
  • entrance fees monuments
  • Tips & Extras 
  • Personal expenses
 

DESCRIPTION

Embark on an unforgettable 4-day Merzouga Desert Excursion from Marrakech, immersing yourself in the enchanting landscapes and rich culture of Morocco. Traverse the rugged Atlas Mountains, visit traditional Berber villages, explore ancient Kasbahs, and marvel at dramatic gorges along the way. Your journey culminates in the awe-inspiring Sahara Desert, where you’ll experience the magic of camel trekking through the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi. Watch mesmerizing desert sunsets, indulge in Berber cuisine, and immerse yourself in the vibrant rhythms of Berber music around the campfire. This immersive desert experience promises unforgettable memories and a deeper appreciation for the beauty of Morocco. Book your 4-day Merzouga Desert Excursion From Marrakech today and embark on a journey of a lifetime.

Highlights:

·         Cross the High Atlas Mountains and admire beautifully views

·         Visit the ancient fortified mud-brick village Ait ben Haddou

·         Sunset and Sunrise Camel ride

·         Overnight in a camp located the heart of the desert

·         visit the palmary of Dades valley and Todra gorges

·         Visit Ouarzazate and its film studios

·         Berber musical show in the desert camp

4 Days Tour From Marrakech To Merzouga Desert Trips

DAY 1

Marrakech--Atlas Mountains- Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou - Dades Valley

Your 4-day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga tour begins with a pickup from your Marrakech accommodation. You’ll embark on an unforgettable journey through stunning landscapes:

  1. High Atlas Mountains: Start by crossing the majestic High Atlas Mountains, passing through the Tizi N Tichka pass at 2260m elevation. Marvel at the breathtaking vistas, Berber villages, and lush valleys along the way.
  2. Ait Ben Haddou: Explore the UNESCO listed Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a renowned filming location for movies like Gladiator and Game of Thrones.
  3. Ouarzazate: Continue to Ouarzazate, often called the “Hollywood of Morocco,” and visit attractions like the Atlas Film Studios.
  4. Road of the Thousand Kasbahs: Traverse the captivating “Road of the Thousand Kasbahs,” where you’ll encounter the enchanting “sand castles.”
  5. Kalaat Mgouna: Stop at Kalaat Mgouna, known as the “rose’s city,” famous for its roses and annual rose festival in May.
  6. Dades Valley: Finally, reach the Dades Valley, where you’ll spend your first night on this 4-day adventure, immersing yourself in the unique culture and landscapes of Morocco.

This tour promises a rich blend of natural beauty, historical sites, and local culture as you make your way towards the Sahara Desert.

DAY 2

Dades Valley - Todra Gorges - Erfoud -Merzouga

Embark on a captivating journey through Morocco’s natural wonders on our 4-Day Merzouga Desert Excursion From Marrakech. After indulging in a delightful breakfast amidst the serene landscapes of the Dades Valley, we venture towards Tinghir, a picturesque town nestled in the High Atlas Mountains. Discover Tinghir’s allure with its lush oasis and traditional Berber villages, before immersing yourself in the awe-inspiring Todra Gorges. Marvel at the striking red cliffs towering up to 300 meters, a haven for adventurous rock climbers drawn to its challenging terrain.

Continuing our expedition, we reach Erfoud, famed for its fossilized marbles and hailed as the “Fossil Capital of the World.” Explore local shops and uncover ancient treasures crafted from fossils, enriching your journey with geological wonders.

Merzouga beckons as we arrive, serving as the gateway to the majestic Sahara Desert. Prepare for an enchanting camel trek into the heart of the desert, guided by expert locals who navigate the iconic red sand dunes. As the landscape transforms into an endless expanse of sand, soak in the profound solitude and tranquility enveloping you.

The pinnacle of our adventure unfolds as we witness the breathtaking Sahara sunset, casting the dunes in a mesmerizing palette of orange and gold hues. Our desert camp awaits amidst the sands, offering a warm Berber welcome with refreshing mint tea and delectable Moroccan delights. Retreat to cozy Berber-style tents, immersing yourself in the authentic ambiance of the desert.

Under the celestial canopy, indulge in a sumptuous dinner under the stars, savoring traditional Moroccan cuisine prepared with local flavors. As the night deepens, the air fills with the rhythmic melodies of Berber music, resonating with the age-old traditions of the desert-dwelling Berber people.

Experience the essence of Morocco’s desert landscapes, culinary delights, and cultural heritage on our 4-Day Merzouga Desert Excursion From Marrakech, where every moment promises to be an unforgettable adventure amidst the enchanting Sahara Desert.

DAY 3

Merzouga-Errissani –Nekob --Draa Valley—Ouarzazate

Sunrise in the Sahara Desert:

  • To make the most of your desert experience, it’s highly recommended to rise early and witness the mesmerizing sunrise over the Sahara Desert.
  • As the sun begins its ascent, the desert landscape is bathed in warm, golden hues, creating a breathtaking and serene atmosphere.
  • Find a comfortable spot on the sand dunes, perhaps atop a camel or sitting directly on the sand, and take in the tranquil beauty of the sunrise as it slowly transforms the sky and desert.

Return to Merzouga Village:

  • After enjoying the sunrise and the tranquility of the desert morning & Breakfast, you can return to Merzouga village.
  • There are two options for returning: riding camels or using a 4×4 vehicle. Both offer unique experiences, so you can choose the one that suits your preference.

Rissani – A Traditional Moroccan Town:

  • Your journey continues towards Rissani, a town that holds historical significance as the foundation of the Alaouite dynasty, which is the current ruling family in Morocco.
  • Rissani is known for its strong adherence to traditional Moroccan culture. Many women wear veils, and men often wear hooded garments, giving the town a distinct and traditional atmosphere.
  • While in Rissani, you may have the opportunity to explore local markets and experience the rich cultural heritage of the region.

Drive to Ouarzazate via Alnif, Tazarine, Nkob, and Agdez:

  • Departing from Rissani, you’ll continue your journey towards Ouarzazate, traversing a route that takes you through several towns and villages, including Alnif, Tazarine, Nkob, and Agdez.
  • Each of these places has its own unique charm, landscapes, and cultural aspects, providing you with diverse experiences along the way.

Exploring the Draa Valley:

  • One of the highlights of this part of your journey is the Draa Valley, a region known for its breathtaking natural beauty and historical significance.
  • The valley boasts hundreds of Berber Kasbahs, ancient fortresses and residences that showcase traditional architecture.
  • The Draa Valley is also renowned for its millions of palm trees, creating a lush and vibrant oasis in the midst of the arid landscape.

Ouarzazate – “the Hollywood of Africa”:

  • As you arrive in Ouarzazate, you’ll discover why it’s often referred to as “the Hollywood of Africa.”
  • The town is home to one of the largest film studios in the world and has been a filming location for numerous Hollywood blockbusters and major historical television programs.
  • Some famous films shot in Ouarzazate include “Gladiator” and “Lawrence of Arabia.” If you’re a “Game of Thrones” fan, you’ll recognize it as a filming location for the series.

This leg of your journey offers a diverse range of experiences, from the awe-inspiring sunrise in the Sahara Desert to the rich cultural immersion in Rissani, the scenic drive through various towns, and the exploration of the stunning Draa Valley. Ouarzazate, with its cinematic history, is the perfect culmination of this adventure.

DAY 4

Ouarzazate –Kasbah Telouate-Marrakech

The final leg of your 4-day Sahara tour from Ouarzazate to Marrakech offers more exciting experiences:

Taourirt Kasbah Visit:

  • After breakfast at your hotel in Ouarzazate, you’ll begin your day by visiting the Taourirt Kasbah.
  • This historic kasbah, once the residence of the Glaoui family, is considered one of Morocco’s most stunning kasbahs. It showcases traditional Moroccan architecture and is rich in history.

Private Visit of Atlas Corporation Studio:

  • Following your visit to Taourirt Kasbah, you’ll head outside of Ouarzazate to explore the Atlas Corporation Studio.
  • This renowned cinematographic center has been the backdrop for numerous blockbuster productions, including “Asterix and Cleopatre” directed by Alain Chabat and the Oscar-winning “Gladiator” directed by Ridley Scott.
  • The studio is known for its breathtaking landscapes, well-established infrastructure, friendly local support, and cost-effective filming permits, making it a hub for international film productions.

Return Journey to Marrakech via the Atlas Mountains:

  • After exploring Ouarzazate and the film studio, your journey takes you back to Marrakech, retracing your path through the Atlas Mountains.
  • Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to stop at the Kasbah Telouate, another historical and architectural gem.
  • The drive back offers picturesque views, with winding roads, changing landscapes, colorful valleys, and Berber villages perched high on the hillsides.
  • As you ascend the Tizi’n Tichka Pass, the highest point in the Atlas Mountains, you’ll have a chance to capture stunning photos and enjoy the crisp mountain air.

Return to Marrakech:

  • Your journey concludes as you arrive back in Marrakech.
  • Your tour guide will drop you off at your hotel, marking the end of your memorable 4-day Sahara adventure Trip From Marrakech.

This final day offers a blend of cultural exploration, cinematic history, and a scenic drive through the Atlas Mountains, providing a fitting conclusion to your journey. Your time in Morocco has been filled with diverse experiences and breathtaking landscapes, and we hope you’ve enjoyed every moment of it.