In this fabulous private 4 days/ 3 nights desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, our well experienced team will take you to explore the south of Morocco through the high Atlas Mountains and Berber villages, Atlas studio, fortified ancient kasbahs, Grand Canyons, Palm groves, share a cup of tea with the Berber nomads, ride a Camel in the Erg Chebbi dunes, witness a stunning sunset and enjoy sand boarding with an overnight stay camping in the desert under a canopy of stars in just 4 day Morocco itinerary.
In the morning, you’ll meet your personal driver/guide, and then drive for several hours through the winding roads of the High Atlas Mountains. You can take your time as the scenery is magnificent and keen photographers may call for a few photo stops. Marvel at the wonderful Berber villages before you get to Ait Ben haddou kasbah. It is one of Morocco’s most iconic sites and a stunningly well-preserved medieval village which has famously featured in many blockbuster movies, including the one who wants to be the king, Babel, the kingdom of heaven, Prince of Persia, … etc.
It was built by the last Berber chieftain El Glaoui Et-Hami in the late 17th century: it’s now a UNESCO matrimonial historical site. Free time to enjoy your lunch near the kasbah at your convenience, later we hit the road again to the Hollywood of North Africa – Ouarzazate and also known as the gateway to the Sahara Desert. It’s famous for being the filming location for many other Hollywood blockbusters and famous TV shows including «Gladiator», «Jewel of the Nile». On arrival, visit the Atlas Studio (Optional), it’s one of the largest studios in the world. Lastly, the kasbah of Taourirt, a former palace of the Glaoui dynasty. After checking into your hotel, time to relax before dinner.
◈ Overnight: Ouarzazate
◈ Meals: Dinner
Today, leave the Hollywood of North Africa behind for the Sahara Desert across the mountains of the anti-atlas (1660 m high). Prepare for a long driving day, however there is a lot to see on the way. Admire the panoramic views of the ancient kasbahs and lush valleys with palm trees, fields and acacia. Free time to enjoy your lunch at your convenience in N’kob, later we hit the road again towards Erg Chebbi Dunes through Tazarine oasis and Alnif. En route, stop in Rissani to wander its massive lively souk, probably one of the most authentic cities in Morocco.
As soon as you reach the popular dunes of Erg Chebbi, one of the world’s iconic landscapes, with towering dunes up to 150 m in height, ride a camel through the desert towards your campsite. A spectacular camp hidden away in the sand dunes of the Sahara. Here in this magical escape from the modern world, you’ll experience the true essence of desert life. Make sure to catch the sunset in the heart of the desert. In addition to that, enjoy a nice dinner, followed by live Berber music around an open fire and spend an amazing night under the stars, digest the desert in all its beauty that will give you remarkable memories of the desert trip exploring.
◈ Overnight: Merzouga Desert
◈ Meals: Dinner & Breakfast
After a truly stunning sunrise, freshen up and breakfast in your camp, then start to discover unexplored sites of Merzouga on the edge of the Sahara Desert. Begin with a visit to the Gnawa tribe in a small village of Khamlia, enjoy the live Gnawa Music, traditionally practiced throughout Morocco and originating from the sub-Saharan regions. Along the way you might see some wild animals such as Fennec fox, …etc.
Set off for a breathtaking panoramic view of Erg Chebbi Dunes from the Galb Nass Mountains. From Here, you’ll also start to see your first glimpse of Morocco’s nomadic Berbers – travelling across the desert and often staying in make shift tents as they head to their next destination. Stopping en route to share a cup of tea with some welcoming Berber families in their handwoven tent while enjoying the silence of the Sahara Desert.
After that, depart Merzouga and head towards the gorge of Todra on the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs. Surrounded by towering vertical limestone cliffs reaching heights of 300 m to form one of the most dramatic and also spectacular natural sights in Morocco. Moreover, its charm lies in its changing colors as the sun slowly moves from east to west. There’ll be time to marvel at this sight before you continue your journey to the beautiful Dades Valley. This area offers up scenery like no other – sprawling green valleys give way to otherworldly rock formations carved out by the wind. Your hotel offers a delightful pool and terrace overlooking the valley, so take some time to sit back and soak in the ethereal views.
◈ Overnight: Boumalne Dades
◈ Meals: Dinner & Breakfast
After breakfast, drive a bit further to Tissadrine to get the panoramic view of the Dades valley, and then the beautiful rocks’ formation called «Monkey fingers». Afterward, we head off along the road of The Rose valley and Palm groves en route to the Amredhyle kasbah in Skoura, a fortress built in the 17th century and famous for being the filming location where the famous movies of Ali Baba, the 40 thieves and the Lawrence of Arabia were filmed. Stop in Kalaat M’gouna, where roses bloom in profusion in springtime. There will be the opportunity to stop to see the variety of rose products which are produced by the locals. Later on, ascend the scenic road of Tizi N’tichka, which offers breathtaking views of the surrounding snowy mountains and valleys. On arrival, drop you off at your preferred location in Marrakech, then your 4 days from Marrakech to Merzouga desert with us ends right here and hope you enjoy it.
⟐ Meals: Breakfast
Additional accommodation can be pre-booked if you wish to explore Marrakech. Find out things you can do during your stay in Marrakech and beyond.
♦ Private Day Excursions from Marrakech:
If the above proposed Itinerary: 4 days Starting in Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour does not match what you’re looking for, then contact us. We provide customized desert trips in Morocco according to your duration of stay and your preferences. You can come with your family, relatives, friends or all of them. Just let us know your duration, what you wish to do in the state, and leave the rest to us, we’ll create a unique itinerary to suit your tastes and budget. Besides, our Expert Team at Morocco Tabiarte Tours is at your service to reply all your questions, give you detailed quotes about our Morocco Private Desert Tours, and tips about the best time and places to visit. Whether you’re thinking about leading a tour or making a request, we’re here to help.
◈ Vacationing in Morocco‘s FAQ
First of all, most of travelers needs only passport to enter Morocco, however your visit shouldn’t be over 3 months. here are some countries that don’t need a visa for Morocco :
For all other passport nationals, please check with the Moroccan Embassy.
Firstly Morocco is one of the largest countries in North Africa with a lot of different and spectacular places, the atlas mountains, north, south ( especially the sahara desert ), the imperial cities…etc. here is a list of the best destinations to visit in morocco.
For Morocco adapter, there are two associated plug types C and E. moreover, plug type C is the one which has two round pins and plug type E is the one which has two round pins and a hole for the socket’s male earthing pin. morocco operates on a 220V supply voltage and 50Hz.
Here is a list of the currencies you can use
Sure. Euro, US and CAD dollar are always accepted in Morocco and that will save time for you to bring cash to convert, doing away with bank lineups or non-active cash machines to acquire dirhams. additionally, you can also use your visa card at bank machines ( Attijariwafa bank or Bmce bank are common ).
Absolutely Yes, you can this process in every city in Morocco. on the other hand, visa and Mastercard are most vastly accepted. However take enough cash for your travel, just in case you can’t be able to find an ATM to withdraw cash easily.
From 7 to 14 days is a fixed amount of time to discover unexplored of Morocco such as desert and the imperial cities, as well as hiking in the Atlas Mountains and relaxation on the Atlantic coast.
The best and easiest way to get to the Morocco Sahara Desert is to go on a guided tour from Marrakech, Fez with round-trip transportation included. in addition to that, Merzouga and Zagora are the gateway towns to the desert dunes.
◈ Good to Know Before Booking a Tour to Merzouga Desert from Marrakech
Frequently asked questions by most of our valuable guests about the difference between a desert tour of 2, 3 and 4 days. So, we got you a clear explanation, please refer to the figure below:
⇒ INTRODUCTION OF MARRAKECH TOUR ITINERARY:
Morocco Sahara Tour departs either from Marrakech or Fez, and includes a night on the half route in the Sahara Desert (1 night or 2 nights) and end wherever you want, Fez or Marrakesh. Furthermore, the total distance from Marrakech back to Marrakech is 1124 kilometers and for Marrakech to Fez is 1033 kilometers.
⇒ DISADVANTAGES OF MARRAKECH DESERT TOURS 3 DAYS:
⇒ ADVANTAGES OF MARRAKECH DESERT TOURS 4 DAYS:
➢ How to book a Tour with Us:
To get your booking confirmed for the 4 days tour itinerary from Marrakech to Merzouga desert, a deposit is required and can be done easily and securely over PayPal. Regardless of the balance, it is in cash to your driver once you meet each other at the airport or accommodation. Besides, the currency EURO, USD, CAD and MAD are both acceptable.
➢ Is it possible to pay the total amount with credit card or PayPal?
Please be notified that we don’t accept payments with credit cards due to many fees and hold security risks. Although we ask for the balance in cash because PayPal also has too many transaction fees and operational delays as it’s an international institution. In addition to that, we can accept it in some cases via PayPal, but a 5% fee will be added to cover the extra transaction charges. If you’re thinking of this method, it is better to arrange the payment before your trip to Morocco.
➢ Cancellation process:
More than a month before the start date of the tour, deposit is non-refundable, but no worries since we’re going to hold any deposit towards a trip with Morocco Tabiarte Tours at any later date you select.
199 Reviews ★★★★★ Authentic & Genuine Reviews from our Travellers
Incredible Tour, Best Guide & Driver. we had 4 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert, which was excellent and also well organized. Our guide Moha is super helpful and patient to every question we asked, Our driver Brahim is a fun guy and also a safe driver. moha and Brahim are Berbers. They brought us to his home and met his family, especially his cute, 1-year-old little brother. Additionally, it was a wonderful experience. i would definitely find Morocco Tabiarte Tours if I come again to Morocco next time. thanks again, Moha.
Dean 〉 5 out of 5 ★★★★★ 〉 Group Traveller 〉 December 2nd, 2022
These 4 days from Marrakech to Merzouga was all we expected and more. Our tour guide Moha was the best. He provided a good deal of interesting information at our different stops and along the way in the vehicle. The stops along the route were well planned, and the accommodation provided a restful evening and night. Mohammed, our driver, was very professional and drove the vehicle with skill. Despite, Mohammed was very friendly and also very helpful person with the luggage and getting our bags to the rooms. I believe Moha made the trip very enjoyable on all fronts. Last but not least, He was patient with us and answered all our questions. We enjoyed this trip very much from start to finish. Thanks a lot for a well-planned and informative trip.
Carina 〉 5 out of 5 ★★★★★ 〉 Couple Traveller 〉 November 14th, 2022
Excellent time in Morocco! Hey fellow travelers. this review is from a girl who has lived all her life in a desert in Rajasthan, India. I visited Morocco with very little expectation for anything different – But what a memorable experience!!!!!
The whole package was carefully designed to make the journey worth our money, and especially the people who made every day so informed and adventurous. hmad and Moha (our travel guides from Marrakech to the Sahara Desert). They made our journey very safe and comfortable, introduced us to nomadic people, their food, dance, their daily life rituals, minerals, fossils and the list goes on…
1.the standard of their hotels is exemplary with fine dining experience and lovely breakfasts.
2. Everything advertised on the package was delivered with utmost care.
3. Enough time to relax and take pictures between travel spots.
4.the luxury camp in the desert was truly the best with camel safari and bonfire in the night and also amazing night sky view from tent location.
5. Specially enjoyed the conversations with Moha and hmad while travelling. They know so much as their natives, and I like details in travel.
I had the most fun because I felt safe and supported by the kindest hearts of the Morocco land. I’d highly recommend their service because trust me I’m writing the feedback sitting in a Marrakesh café on my last day and already thinking of coming back soon. Not only that, but I’m very thankful and wish them all the very best. Hope you guys have the chance to meet such kind people for your adventurous time in Morocco. highly recommend it.
Truly worth it!!!!!! Totally AWESOME. Read More Morocco tour’s reviews
Ayushi 〉 5 out of 5 ★★★★★ 〉 Group Traveller 〉 October 28th, 2022