4 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

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4 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga itinerary's overview:

This 4 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga will allow you to explore a totally unknown area. Departing from Marrakech to the dunes of Merzouga, you will enjoy the majestic Sahara desert for four days. This way, you can follow the caravan trails as you drive past the Draa Valley with its palm-filled oases and fortified Kasbahs; cross the volcanic massif of the Atlas Mountains; ride a camel in Erg Chebbi; sleep under the stars in your Moroccan Sahara desert camp in Merzouga; and cross the Valley of the Roses and the 1001 Kasbahs Trail. In this way, we will be able to reach Ait Ben Haddou and admire its splendid Kasbah.



4 Days & 3 Nights


Accommondation in Marrakech


Marrakech airport or Accommodation


08:00 AM


Private tour



4 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga summary:

  • 1st: Marrakech >> Atlas mountains >>  ait ben hadou kasbah >> Ouarzazte [198 Km].
  • 2nd: Ouarzazate >> Draa Valley >> N’kob >> Alnif >> Rissani >> Merzouga desert [367 Km].
  • 3rd: Merzouga desert >> Erfoud >> Todra Gorges >> Dades Valley [265Km].
  • 4th: Dades Valley >> Rose Valley >> Skoura >> High Atlas mountains >> Marrakech [332 Km].
4 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga itinerary's highlights:

4 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga itinerary:

  • Day 1: Travel from Marrakech to Ouarzazte via Ait Ben Haddou kasbah:

   After breakfast, we will leave Marrakech heading south crossing the High Atlas at the gate of Tizi n’Tichka (2,260m altitude) where we will make several stops to see beautiful panoramic views where we can take beautiful photos. We will continue our route along a small road where we will take the opportunity to contemplate beautiful landscapes of great chromatic diversity until we reach the kasbah of Telouat, where we will visit its Kasbah, we will continue our journey on track passing through various Berber villages where families live in adobe houses lost in the mountains until we reach the fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou, where we will visit its famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO). In this spectacular setting have been filmed several famous movies such as Gladiator, Obelix, Sahara with Penelope, Cruz; etc.. After visiting the Kasbah and having lunch in a typical restaurant in the village. In the afternoon we will head to Ouarzazate. (the city of cinema) considered the great gateway to the desert and also famous for movies. Dinner and overnight in riad.

  • Day 2: Ouarzazate passing by Draa Valley, N’kob, and Rissani to Merzouga desert:

    After breakfast, we will depart towards the Draa Valley crossing the Anti Atlas mountains and passing through the gate of Tizi n Tinifift, at 1,600 meters above sea level. Entering the Draa Valley full of breathtaking scenery and palm trees, on a track we will see several Berber villages and kasbahs. and cross the villages N’KOB, TAZARINE, and AlNIF, we will take the track to Rissani. We will arrive at the city of Rissani, the ancient economic capital and first imperial city of Morocco, with its multiple Ksours, fortified citadels, great souk under the red arcades and its numerous ksours, and we continue our route towards the dunes of Erg Chebbi and we will ride the camel, We will go to the highest dune to attend the sunset, we will continue to ride the camel, we will cross the dunes to reach the camp located in the heart of the desert, starry night accompanied by the silence of the desert. Drums party…(An unforgettable night!!).

  • Day 3: From Merzouga desert to Dades Valley via Erfoud, Todra Valley, and Todra Gorges:

   You will wake up early to enjoy the beautiful sunrise and climb the dunes, then ride the camels back to the hotel where you will have breakfast and we will head to Rissani, where we will stop a little to visit its traditional Souk which is considered the largest in the whole South of Morocco, we will continue our way to the Todra gorges. full of breathtaking landscapes and palm trees. and before the visit to the Todra Gorges, we will head to Boumalne Dades village where we will spend the night in the middle of the Dades valley. Dinner and overnight in riad.

  • Day 4: Dades Valley back to Marrakech via Rose Valley and High Atlas mountains:

   After breakfast in the Dades Valley, we will leave via the route of the “Thousand Kasbahs”, we will pass through the amazing Valley of the Roses in Kallat Mgouna, and we will reach the palm grove of Skoura where we will find the Kasbah Amredyl, the most famous of the region of Ouarzazate, we will take the road back to Marrakech via the High Atlas Mountains and have lunch in the middle of the road. Arriving in the red city in the evening around 18:00 pm and transfer to your hotel and end of the trip and our services.

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Testimonials & Reviews

Excellent driver, great accomodations

  We traveled as a group of six on the private trip, and we all unanimously agreed that we had a fantastic time. We are especially pleased and fortunate to have Lhoucine as our driver. He was not only a cautious and skilled driver, but he also has a nice, polite, and really helpful demeanor. He consistently went above and above for us, and we felt warm and welcome in his company. We had undoubtedly formed a strong bond with Lhoucine over the course of four days. Furthermore, the liaison officer Hassan was highly responsive, responding to concerns quickly and providing frequent information. Finally, for a “normal tour,” the accommodations supplied were excellent, particularly our final night at Kasbah Didis, which was breathtaking. It’s a shame we had bad weather on our first night in Sahara; else, it would have been a fantastic experience. Also, keep in mind that the breakfast and supper menus are fairly repetitious, yet they are nothing short of classic and authentic Moroccan cuisine.

Yazmin B

4 days 3 nights tour

  We took our 11-year-old kid on a 4-day, 3-night tour to the Merzouga desert. Contacting Ali was simple, and he responded swiftly; he picked us up at one riad and dropped us off at another. I’ve read about cheaper trips conducting their camel rides from Merzouga itself, missing out on going up a high dune, only being inside the desert, another camp between them and the sunset… We had the camp to ourselves, our son played in the little dunes (berber skiing), an evening camel ride with a hike up a high dune to see the sun set. a wonderful meal with a fire to sit around, and a morning ride in the opposite way (definitely worth getting up for the amazing colours). For much of the ride, the scenery is magnificent, and there are some nice stops along the route, such as Ait Ben Hadou, however the Amerhidil Kasbah was even better because there weren’t as many visitors, and the guide was fantastic. We saw so much and had an incredible experience that we will never forget.


Amazing experience!

   We had a fantastic day with Desert Merzouga Tours. Prior to departure, communication with Hassan was rapid and efficient. We opted to take a four-day private tour from Marrakech to the desert. We stopped at Ouarzazate the first night, slept in a nice tent in the desert, and then slept in Boumalne Dades on the way back. We preferred it this way so we wouldn’t have to spend as much time in the car on the way back. Lhoucine was our tour leader; he was always cheerful and punctual (unlike us :). He taught us a lot about history and culture, and we had a great time. He even assisted us in bargaining on rugs! We couldn’t have asked for a more knowledgeable tour leader. This tour was without a doubt the highlight of our trip to Morocco! If we return, we would take a different route with Desert Merzouga Tours.

— Lhoucine, we hope you are well, and we apologize for the delay in posting this:D Regards, Portugal!

Frequently asked questions

1. What kinds of vehicles are in use?
This is an excellent question! The vehicle we use is determined by the number of passengers in your group. We typically use Toyota Prado Land Cruiser TX, Ford 8 seater van, Mercedes Benz sprinter minibus, and other comfy vehicles.

2. How early should I reserve the tour?
Because the early bird gets the worm, it’s best to book as soon as you know the dates.

3.  How do I pay for the trip?
To confirm any tour, we require a small deposit to be made to our PayPal account. The remainder of the payment is in cash and should be made to our guide on the first day in Euros or Dollars, or the equivalent in Dirhams.

If you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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