4 days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert
4 days Desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga
4 day Sahara desert tours from Marrakech
4 days from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert Tour will make you discover the majestic south Morocco desert in 4 day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert to follow the paths of Atlas Mountains roads while driving through The Panoramic view of Atlas mountains and its old buildings with its small rivers besides the road, we will Explore the old Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou which is the Unesco World Heritage, we pass to Ouarzazate and Roses Valley to reach up to Dades Valley where we will spend our first great night, we have to continue our way to Merzouga Desert, ride your camel in Erg Chebbi, Sleep under the stars at your Morocco Sahara desert camp in Merzouga, cross the Valley of the roses and the road of 1001 Kasbahs. Finally, admire the splendid Ouarzazate Studios and we will go back to the red city (Marrakech).
4 days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert
+ Duration: 4 Days & 3 nights
+ Departure: 08:00 am
+ Starting location: Marrakech
+ Ending Location: Marrakech
4 days from Marrakech to Merzouga Highlights
+ Cross the High Atlas Mountains and its Tizi Ntichka pass
+ Visit the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Ben Hadou
+ Drive to Dades Gorges
+ Visit The Todgha Gorges and drive across Erfoud To Desert
+ Ride a camel in Merzouga while assisting to a dramatic sunset
+ Sleep under the stars in Erg Chebbi Desert camp
+ Visit The studios of Ouarzazate
Itinerary 4 days Morocco Desert Tour from Marrakech
Day 1: Marrakech - Tichka - Ait benhaddou - Ouarzazat - roses valley - dades valley.
Our 4 days tour Marrakech to Merzouga desert start at 8:00 from your riad/hotel, after breakfast will get out from Marrakesh through Tizi-Ntichka which is Atlas mountains via its landscape and traditional buildings, we’ll stop at the panoramic view for a rest and some pictures also then we have to continue our way to Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, it is a big collection of traditional buildings and also we’ll see the places of 4 movies who were filmed in this Kasbah and their names and also the names of some famous actors, there are much tourism are come to visit this famous Kasbah, after exploring the kasbah we have to take lunch at the same place in the restaurant, our lunch will be amazing Berber food, like Tajin-Moroccan salad-Couscous-Berber mint tea.
After lunchtime, we’ll turn on our car to Ouarzazate where there are studios and
what’s this city famous for?, then Ouarzazate we’ll continue the way to Dades
the valley where we’ll spend the first night, we’ll know more about Dades valley and
we’ll see their cultures.
Day 2: Boumaln dades - Todra gorge - Erfoud - sahara desert Erg chebbi.
In the morning after breakfast, we’ll start our 2nd day of Marrakech to Merzouga 4 days desert tour to the desert camp, we’ll pass through Tinghir (Todra gorge), it’s a place between two mountains and the water is taking the middle of these mountains near the road, many tourists are come to visit that and also this city is famous with its palm groves and agriculture, after finish all that we have to continue our way via Atlas mountains and the place where the black mountains and white are collection, then we’ll arrive in the place where will take a lunch and relax, this place is a small city its name is Touroge, we’ll go to the restaurant you’ll like their food and dishes also Moroccan Tajin.
When we finish our lunchtime, we have to Continue to desert camp because we’ll arrive in the afternoon while the camels are waiting for you
with their guide, he will take you around the desert to see the sunset and to take some pictures then you’ll go to the desert camp where you’ll spend a great night near the fire and Berber music and sky full of stars, it’s an amazing view, you’ll enjoy your time cause it will be the best night and fantastic experience.
Day 3: sahara desert Erg chebbi-Rissani - alnif - Tinghir – Ouarzazat
On the third day of Our 4 days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert actualy After the sunrise & breakfast, in the camp, you’ll come back by camel to the
place where they have taken you from, then we’ll start our 3rd day to Ouarzazat then we’ll finish it there, in our way we’ll visit Rissani city where the souk is located and where many people are make trading and industry traditional things like shoes and hats & also clothes, there are mix people in this souk, like Berber and Arabic people, after visited the city we’ll continue our way to Tinghir city via Alnif and atlas mountains.
when we arrive at Tinghir we’ll have lunch in a traditional restaurant then we continue the way to Ouarzazat where we’ll spend a night.
Day 4: Ouarzazate (studios) - Marrakech.
In the morning after breakfast, we’ll visit a famous studio where many people are coming to visit it, this studio has a big history of movies and actors, we’ll have lunch at Tizi Ntichka zig zags, then continue the way back to Marrakesh.
after all these 4 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert that we spent together, I hope you all the best in your life and I wish to like our 4 days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Sahara desert Merzouga
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4 Days Marrakech Desert Tour to Merzouga
Maria G wrote a review (march 2019 )
BEST 4 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga
We took a 4 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert and honestly it was probably one of the best travel experiences we have ever had. I went with my family (my dad, mom, and little brother) and they felt amazingly comfortable during the desert trekking and camping experience. We had Hassan as our guide, we loved having him. He was actually our best guide during our entire stay in Morocco and we missed him so much when we had to go our separate ways. He is very caring and affectionate and is willing to change the route a bit to suit any kind of experience you are looking for. For example, he quickly realized that we love to take pictures and showed us the best places to take them. I have already recommended it to a few friends of mine and I encourage you if you take this trip to ask Hassan!
John M wrote a review ( march 2019 )
4 days from Marrakech to Merzouga desert.
We were specifically looking for a Moroccan company, rather than using European intermediaries. It was a very good choice!
Communication with Hassan and then the email was very efficient and helpful.
Said was our guide and he was fantastic from start to finish. He is punctual, responsible, and an excellent driver.
Also, he is a great linguist. He speaks the Berber language (I believe Tashelhait), Arabic, German, French, Spanish, and English. We were impressed with his Spanish, the language in which we toured with him. Above all, his experience of being a Berber and growing up in a nomadic context is central to the way he drives and tours. It was an honor spending time with him. Also to meet 2 other guides Hassan and Moha who were with other tours. Good people!
The hotel accommodation was better than expected and we appreciated Said’s adaptation to the visit to accommodate market days or the volume of other tourists.
The tour includes stops at fossil factories, argan oil cooperatives, spice stalls, clothing stores, and clothing stores (with sticky photos), but there is never pressure to buy anything and they were all really interesting. Please note that the hike through the gorge is only a 15-minute hike on a paved road … not a hike.
We highly recommend Marrakech tour company! If you envisagez l’une de ces excursions, essayez de prendre les plus longues et / ou de construire quelques jours supplémentaires, car elles impliquent beaucoup de conduite, souvent sur des routes très sinueuses, vous aurez donc peut-être moins d’énergie pour sightseeing!
Steven J wrote a review ( march 2019 )
4 days from Marrakech to Merzouga desert
Our 4 days and 3 nights trip from Marrakech to Merzouga desert were well organized and fun. Our driver, Hassan, was punctual and professional and provided us with interesting information about Morocco and the sites. The hotels we have stayed in exceeded my expectations, comfortable and with excellent service.
The highlight of the tour for me was the extra day we were able to spend in the desert which I don’t think 4-day Morocco desert tours from Marrakech to Merzouga can do. Driving through the sand dunes, visiting a nomadic family, and having free time to climb one of the high sand dunes was amazing.
Barakalaufik / Thank you / Shukran!
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The red City ( Marrakech )
Marrakech, known as the “ochre city”, with a population of more than 1,000,000 inhabitants, is the most important ancient imperial city in the history of Morocco. The city of Marrakech is the capital of the south-western region of the semi-economic Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, near the foothills of the snowy Atlas Mountains, which is also the third-largest city in Morocco after the 2004 census.
Like many cities in Morocco, the city of Marrakech includes both a fortified old city (the medina) and modern neighborhoods, the most important is that of Gueliz, for a total population of 794,620 and 1,063,415 in the metropolitan area (census of 2004). It is served by the Menara International Airport and a rail connection to Casablanca and the north.
Marrakech has the largest traditional Berber market (souk) in Morocco and also has one of the busiest squares in Africa and in the world, the Djemaa el Fna square. The square turns with acrobats, storytellers, water vendors, dancers, and musicians. By night food stalls open on the square turning it into a huge busy outdoor restaurant.
Hollywood of Africa ( Ouarzazate )
The city of Ouarzazate, in southeastern Morocco, became known as Hollywood of Africa after it was aired on the background of several world movies. due to its natural advantages from the desert, mountains, and even snow, the city attracted many tourists and directors, and against the backdrop of the popular “Lawrence Arabia Film” filmed in this city, many studios were built to meet the demand of the film market by filming many films within it.
Ouarzazate is located at the crossroads of the roads leading to the Valley of Darra oasis, including to Western Sahara on the one hand, and The Ziz Valley oasis and from there to the Eastern Sahara on the other. It has a population of 56000, the majority of whom are Amazigh. The city of Ouarzazate is shortened both by the Sahara language and by the history of the Moroccan south. The “Jalawi” family, built-in Qabah, managed to tighten its grip on the surrounding areas and to monitor the trade routes of the Darreh area to the city.
Morocco Desert Merzouga
Merzouga is a small desert dusty village in eastern Morocco. Although the town itself has little to offer to a daring traveler (along with a handful of hotels and restaurants), it is known as the gateway to the large Sheppey Dunes. Here, high peak peaks of color change with the changing light of dawn and dusk. Camel trains create romantic shadow images, and Berber villages work as distant oases in an environment that has been unchanged for thousands of years.
Tourism in Merzouga desert
The number of foreign and Moroccan tourists arriving in the city is between 100 thousand and 120 thousand per year, while the ratio of overnight nights is about 80 thousand, according to unofficial statistics returning to 2018. In general, the city is characterized by its sandy dunes on the shape of hills between short and large, making it included in the list of areas that tourists coming to Morocco would prefer to visit.
Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQ )
Is there a desert in Marrakech?
Over an area of more than 100 hectares, the panoramic landscape of the region is known in Marrakech as the Agafay Desert, whose views vary between rocks, arid hills, and rich valleys.
This unique desert is located about 40 kilometers from Marrakech and has a simple and sublime nature at the same time, as well as a number of indigenous villages, that live in it today. The area can be detected on a 4×4 vehicle, by riding on horseback, or by hiking, as trips usually take place in the morning from a lake of Lalla Takrkoust.
How to get to the Merzouga desert?
Merzouga is located 350 miles/560 kilometers east of Marrakech, and is relatively distant. The nearest big city is Errachidia. If you want to avoid the long drive from Marrakech, consider flying to Moulay Ali Sharif Airport in Errachidia via the Royal Moroccan Lines instead. From there, the journey takes two hours to Merzouga. If you prefer to save money, both CTM and Supratours work on night buses between the cities of Fez and Merzouga, as well as a long bus from Marrakech to Merzouga.
There are also a lot of tourism companies that offer long journeys from Marrakech and Fez. This guidance includes various organized activities and 4×4 transport, usually for several days. Although three-day tours are common, you can choose a four or five-day tour if you can spend more time enjoying desert views. Some tourism companies offer a journey that starts in Marrakech and ends in Fez and stops in Merzouga on the way.
How to arrive Ouarzazate?
Many cities like Marrakech and Casablanca, Fes, offer buses to Ouarzazate, and from there you can use one of the many taxis you can find across the region to get to your destination.
does Ouarzazate Worth Visiting?
The old city of Ouarzazate, with its rock & clay houses and its charming narrow streets, is one of the most beautiful tourist places to visit in this beautiful city, where you will see how Moroccan families live in peace and tranquillity between the most beautiful and simple environments, and there you can discover history and old buildings on foot, with some wonderful handicrafts, as well as traditional Moroccan food in several restaurants.