Travel from Marrakech

to Merzouga Desert

Travel from Marrakech to the Merzouga Desert 5 Days / 4 Nights

Route Details:

On this tour you will visit the most amazing part of the desert of Morocco and you will be able to contemplate some of the most impressive and different landscapes of the country. In a comfortable Toyota 4X4 we will cross roads, dirt tracks, valleys, ports, gorges, dunes and villages with history.


Day 1

Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Valley of the Roses - Dades Gorges

After picking you up at your hotel or riad (or at the airport) we will depart for Ouarzazate. Along the way we will cross the Atlas by the incredible port Tizi n’Tichka, 2,260 meters high. Shortly after crossing the Atlas we will arrive at the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, an incredible fortified city where films such as Gladiator or The Kingdom of Heaven have been shot.After the visit we will take the Road of the Thousand Kasbahs towards Skoura where we will stop at the Kasbah Amredhyle. From here we will go to Kelaat M’gouna, capital of the Valley of the Roses, to finally reach the Dades Gorges, where we will stay.

Day 2

Dades Gorges - Todra Gorges - Merzouga

After breakfast we will resume the march towards the Dades Valley and cross the impressive Todra Gorges, where we will stay until lunchtime. With the renewed energies, we will take the road to Merzouga and cross the Palmeral of Jorf (from where the best dates come from) and Erfoud, a beautiful village where you can visit a marble workshop. Once in Merzouga and, after recalling the striking image of its dunes.

Day 3

Merzouga and Erg Chebbi

On the fifth day we will dedicate it completely to enjoy the desert. We will fill the dunes in the 4×4, visit nomadic villages, see oasis and ride through the dunes of Erg Chebbi. We will visit the famous village of Khamlia and enjoy its folk of Gnaoua music. At dusk we will have some camels that will take us to the Berber camp in the heart of the dunes, where we will have dinner and spend the night.

Day 4

Merzouga - Rissani - Draa Valley - Agdez - Ouarzazate

If there’s one thing no one can miss is enjoying a sunrise in the desert, so we’ll get up early on this day. After contemplating this moment we will take the camels to approach a hotel where we can shower and have breakfast. Back to Ouarzazayou we’ll take a different route. Passing the Palmeral de Tafilalet and the village of Rissani (origin of the Alauí dynasty and ancient capital of the Alaua sultans) we will reach Alnif, where we will take the road that crosses the Anti Atlas mountain range.Wondered by the shapes and colors of these mountains we will reach Tazarine (important Berber people), N’kob and finally the Draa Valley and its amazing palm grove. In the afternoon we will cross the Anti Atlas by the port Tizi n Tnifift (1660 meters) in the direction of Ouarzazate, where we will spend the night in a riad/kasbah.

Day 5

Ouarzazate - Kasbah Taourirt - Alto Atlas - Marrakech

After breakfast we will have time to visit the famous Kasbah Taourirt and the Atlas Film Studios, the most important in Africa. We’ll be back in Marrakech around 5 p.m.

Tour Included:

  • Private tour, there will be no more people in the group.
  • Pick up at the hotel/riad, airport or wherever you want.
  • Transportation in 4×4 or Minivan with AC.
  • English-speaking driver/ guide.
  • 3 nights accommodation (nights with dinner and breakfast).
  • Fuel, tolls and all associated expenses.
  • 1 night the nomadic camp under stars.
  • Camel ride to reach the camp (one camel each person).
  • Sand-boarding in the dunes.

Not included:

  • Half-day meals.
  • Drinks.
  • Entrances to the monuments.
  • Tips & personnel things

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