4 days desert tour from Marrakech
4 days desert trip from Marrakech to Merzouga:
Our 4 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert is ideal for those who enjoy a degree of independence, adventure and exploring… Also, this trip lets you see how travelling around Morocco is easy. MOROCCO TOUR OPERATOR is one of Morocco’s leading escorted tours specialists and it gives more options to touring in Morocco. This 4 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga is a great option to discover the Sahara desert and enjoy the road of 1000 Kasbahs. Also, it allows you to have a magnificent tour through the High Atlas Mountains across Berber Villages, old Kasbahs, canyons, palm groves, camel trek and spend an unforgettable night in desert camp. Marrakech to Merzouga desert 4 days / 4-day desert trip from Marrakech / Marrakech desert tour 4 days / Marrakech tours.
Info about our 4 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert:
- Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
- Starting point: Marrakech
- Ending point: Marrakech
- Cross the High Atlas Mountains
- explore the UNESCO Kasbah
- Visit the Gorges
- Ride camel
- Spend a night in desert camp
Program of the 4 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert:
Day 1: Marrakech – High Atlas – Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou – Skoura – Dades Gorge:
Firstly, we will leave Marrakech towards the Dades Gorges. On the way, we will cross the high atlas mountains pass Tizi n’Tichka at 2,260 meters of altitude and enjoying of the many nomadic Berber peoples that inhabit this area. After that, we will continue to the famous kasbah in Morocco which is called “Ait Ben Haddou kasbah “, then Ouarzazate city and crossing the valley of Rosas city which is called “Kella M’gouna”, surprising for the contrast of colours and passages, where the arid reddish colour of the mountains contrasts with the intense green of the vegetation, and as its well-known name indicates “Roses city “ due to the massive cultivation of roses. Then, step by step we will be entering the Dades Gorges. Here, we will visit the famous mountain in Dades which is known as “ fingers monkeys”. Thereafter, we will spend overnight in riad or hotel in Dades gorges.
Day 2: Dades gorges – Todra gorges – Toroug – Merzouga desert:
Day 3:desert excursion – Merzouga desert:
It’s a lovely moment to wake up early in the morning to enjoy watching the best sunrise may be in your life near the camp, after these amazing moments, breakfast and shower, you can ride the camels or transfer by 4×4 car back to Merzouga village where you meet your driver to start an unforgettable excursion, you will enjoy driving in the off-road by 4×4 car. Firstly, you will visit the desert lake to see the beautiful view of the flamingos in the water. Thereafter, we take the road to Khamlia village where we enjoy listening to the traditional music of dark skin people who are original from Mali and Soudan. then, You will be given the chance to visit the Nomads in their tents, drive on the road of “Paris Dakar” and visit Teserdmine Village. After that, will drive back to the hotel, spend the night in Merzouga.
Day 4: Merzouga – Alnif – N’ Koub – Marrakech:
On the last day of our 4 days desert trip from Marrakech to Merzouga desert, after breakfast in the hotel, It is time to back to Marrakech, but before we will visit the traditional market of Rissani city the origin of the Alaouite dynasty which currently reigns in Morocco. Back we go through Alnif, N’ Koub and we visit the beautiful Daraa valley which is the largest palm trees in Morocco Ouarzazate, we cross the Atlas again and have a stops for some panoramic views of the Berber villages and around 8:00 pm we arrive in Marrakech.
DAY 1: Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Sakura palm groves – Dades Gorges:
We will pick you up at 08:00 am, then start our 4 days trip from Marrakech to Merzouga desert by driving to Ouarzazate through the Tizi n’ Tichka path while enjoying fantastic views of the High Atlas Mountains and the Berber Villages. Later on, we will visit the Kasbah of Taourirt. Thereafter, the next site to visit is the Roces Valley going through the big Sakura palm groves. Besides, in this Valley damascenes, roses are raised for cosmetic use such as the valued rosewater. we continue to Dades Gorges where we will spend the night in Hotel/Riad.
DAY 2: Dades Gerges – Todra Gorges – Jerf – Merzouga :
On the second day of our 4 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert continues and we drive to explore the rock canyon in Todra gorges. Thereafter, we will drive in direction of Jerf and Merzouga where we arrive in the afternoon. Here, you will start your camel trek to cross the Sahara desert dunes with an experienced guide, he can take you a picture wherever you want in Erg Chebbi sand dunes, also he will take you to a wonderful site to enjoy the best sunset may be in your life. Thereafter, We spend an unforgettable night in the Nomad tents (Desert camp), after dinner you will have the Berber music around the fire, also you can enjoy watching desert stars and the Milky way in the middle of the night.
DAY 3: Merzouga – Alnif – N’koub – Draa Valley – Ouarzazate:
After enjoying the sunrise, you will have breakfast and shower at the camp, then ride camels back to meet your driver. Thereafter, we will drive to Rsissani to visit the traditional market. Afterwards, we will continue through the arid pre-desertic area to see acacia typical trees of these landscapes. On the way to the Daraa Valley, we will have a stop to admire the beautiful view of the longest Valley in Morocco. After that, we will continue to Ouarzazate. Overnight in Ouarzazate.
DAY 4: Ouarzazate – Ait Benhaddou – Marrakech:
After breakfast, we continue our Marrakech to Merzouga desert 4 days trip. Thus, we visit the best Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, a famous village designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and the setting for many Hollywood movies. Thereafter, we drive through the Atlas mountains before we reach Marrakech, we will enjoy amazing views of the Berber villages, also we will see how the Berber women make argan oil. Finally, we drop you off at your hotel / Riad and the end of our service.
Included in our 4 days from Marrakech to Merzouga desert:
- Pick up from your hotel/riad.
- Private Marrakech Tour in comfortable A/C vehicle.
- English speaking driver for this Marrakech desert trip.
- Camel ride in Sahara desert & 1 camel for each person.
- Accommodation in riad / hotel
- A night in desert tents with dinner and breakfast.
- Airline tickets.
- All lunches and drinks.
- Entry fees & Tickets, Tips.
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Destinations’ overview of our 4 days desert trip from Marrakech itinerary:
In Morocco, you can look at the dunes in several places. The most famous and accessible of them is called Merzouga.
Another place is the province of Zagora, which is more remote from tourist roads, with the small town-village of Mhamid-el-Ghizlane, from where you can travel to more untouched places of the Sahara. It is unlikely that your trip to Morocco will include only the Sahara, therefore, within a two-week or less trip, it is more convenient to visit the desert in Merzouga (at least 2 nights), but if you have more than two weeks, then 3-5 nights can be allocated to Merzouga. The best time to visit the desert is during spring or fall. It is very hot in the summer, and in the winter months, it can get cold even during the day.
Before you reach the narrowest part of the Dades Gorge you drive up a steep serpentine road (approx. At km 34). It is precisely this section that is probably the reason why it is much quieter on the road here than on the way to the Todra Gorge. Tour buses with large groups would have to turn back here at the latest. And so at the end of the extremely winding road, you can take a relaxed look down at the route that you just felt you have covered at a walking pace. But the following kilometres on the road also offer a consistently great view.
AIT BEN HADDOU:
The Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou is one of the most interesting sights of Morocco. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. The building is a small fortified village on a hill, built in the eleventh century, the locals call it simply “ksar”. In the Middle Ages, camel caravans passed through the city to Marrakech. Travellers needed to replenish food and water supplies. For this purpose, a fortress was built, which over time turned into a small city with its inhabitants and customs.
Ait Ben Haddou is also a favourite place for Hollywood filmmakers to shoot films. Such famous films as “The Mummy”, “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time”, “Gladiator”, “Alexander”, “Jesus of Nazareth”, “Pearl of the Nile”, “Indiana Jones”, the series “Game of Thrones” and many others. It’s great that such amazing places can be preserved on our planet. And how great it is that we have the opportunity to see all this with our own eyes.
One of the most famous and interesting cities in Morocco is the city of Marrakech. Its history goes back almost one thousand years. During which time it was the capital of the state more than once. The most interesting place in the city is, of course, its Medina, that is, the old part of the city, located behind the fortress wall. Winding narrow streets, noisy bazaars, old clay houses and a lot of people. In the very centre of the Medina, there is the Jemaa El Fna Square and the 12th century Koutoubia Mosque. But this is the second version of this mosque. The first architect was built with violations in the orientation to Mecca and the ruler ordered his execution, the mosque was destroyed and rebuilt.
The square is always crowded, with loud merchants, funny water carriers, dirty beggars and colourful Bedouins. This place has incredible energy as if I got into a real oriental tale about Aladin.
Another interesting country, amazing city and unforgettable experience.