4 Days in Morocco Itinerary From Marrakech to Merzouga Desert

Explore the scenic beauty of the desert in 4 days Morocco tour itinerary from Marrakech to Merzouga. Engage in thrilling adventures, absorb the local culture, and marvel at the wonders of the Sahara. Secure your extraordinary experience—Book Now!

4 Days in Morocco Itinerary From Marrakech to Merzouga Desert
Marrakech to Merzouga: 5-Day Desert Adventure Itinerary
  • 4 Days/ 3 Nights
  • Private Vehicle
  • Distance: 1200 KM
  • Guided Tours
  • Half Board
  • Accommodation

Tour Description: 4 Days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert

Marrakech Desert Tours 4 Days

Set off on an exhilarating 4-day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert. Traverse the majestic Atlas Mountains and vast valleys, immersed in scenic beauty along the way. Additionally, delve into the rich history of ancient kasbahs, including the UNESCO-listed Ait Ben Haddou and the iconic Amridil. Furthermore, step into the captivating world of cinematic magic at Ouarzazate’s famed Atlas Studio.

Journey into the dramatic landscapes of Dades Canyons and Todra Gorge, where nature’s wonders unfold in stunning rock formations. Explore the enchanting beauty of Merzouga, embarking on a camel ride to witness a breathtaking sunset and experience glamping under the stars. Moreover, engage with nomadic communities, gaining valuable insights into their unique way of life. This 4-day Sahara Desert tour guarantees an unforgettable blend of culture, adventure, and the natural wonders of Morocco.

What to Expect in 4-Day Morocco Itinerary from Marrakech

4 Days Morocco Desert Tour
  • Explore the Anti-Atlas mountains with ancient kasbahs & lush valleys
  • Delve into the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ait Benhaddou village
  • Uncover the allure of Ouarzazate, the Hollywood of North Africa
  • Discover the awe-inspiring Todra Gorge, surrounded by breathtaking limestone cliffs
  • Camel ride in Erg Chebbi Dunes, followed by a dreamy night under the starry sky
  • Engage with nomadic Berbers & Enjoy the lively beats of live Gnawa music
  • Traverse the Tizi N'tichka Pass for unparalleled panoramic views

Detailed Itinerary: 4-Day Morocco Desert Tour from Marrakech

Morocco itinerary 4 days

1st Day: Marrakech » High Atlas Mountains » Ait Ben Haddou » Ouarzazate Sightseeing Tour (4-hour drive)

Start your journey by meeting your private driver at your Riad in Marrakech. Embark on a scenic drive through the High Atlas Mountains, take in the awe-inspiring views and snap photos of the stunning scenery. Along the way, marvel at the charming Berber villages that dot the landscape, and make your way towards the iconic kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou – a medieval wonder that has been showcased in blockbuster movies.

After a thorough exploration of the Kasbah, take a moment to relax and enjoy a leisurely lunch. Later, continue your adventure to Ouarzazate, known as the Hollywood of North Africa and the gateway to the Sahara Desert.

Upon arrival, take a tour of the Atlas Studio, where major film productions like “Gladiator” and “Jewel of the Nile” were filmed. Then, explore the historic Taourirt kasbah, once a palace of the influential Glaoui dynasty. Finally, after a day full of exploration, check into your hotel, unwind, and get ready for the adventures of the next day.

√ Overnight: Ouarzazate

√ Included Meals: Dinner

2nd Day: Ouarzazate » Anti-Atlas Mountains » Draa valley » Merzouga Desert (5-hour drive)

After a hearty breakfast, set off toward the majestic Sahara desert, one of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders globally. As you travel the famous “Route of a Thousand Kasbahs“, absorb the panoramic views of the awe-inspiring Draa valley and the magnificent Anti-Atlas Mountains. Make sure to have your camera ready to capture the endless beauty that surrounds you. 

Stop for a delightful lunch at a local restaurant on your way to Merzouga desert. Upon reaching your destination, embark on an unforgettable camel ride across the iconic Erg Chebbi dunes. Moreover, witness the magnificent sunset over the vast desert landscape. 

Afterward, continue your desert adventure, head towards a luxurious desert camp, where a scrumptious dinner awaits you. Additionally, enjoy live Berber music played around an open fire, enhancing your dining experience. Later, as the night falls, gaze at the dazzling canopy of stars above and immerse yourself in the magical ambiance of the Sahara Desert.

√ Overnight: Merzouga Desert Camp

√ Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner

3rd Day: Merzouga Off-road Adventure » Todra Gorge » Dades Valley (5-hour drive)

Begin your day with an early start to witness what might be the most breathtaking sunrise ever! Subsequently, savor a delectable breakfast at your luxurious camp and prepare for an exhilarating off-road expedition across the Merzouga region.

Following that, head to Dar Gnawa, where live music awaits, creating a magical atmosphere. Afterward, visit the nomads and immerse yourself in their unique way of life. Learn about their customs, traditions, and beliefs, gaining a deeper understanding of their culture.

Later on, bid farewell to the enchanting Merzouga and get ready for the next adventure. A captivating detour to Todra Gorge is a must-see, with stunning rock formations that are sure to leave you in awe. Additionally, after lunch, make your way to Dades Gorge, where your hotel awaits amidst the stunning natural landscape. More thrilling experiences await tomorrow!

√ Overnight: Dades Gorge

√ Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner


4th Day: Dades Gorge » Rose Valley » Skoura » Telouat Kasbah » Marrakech (6-hour drive)

After enjoying a relaxing breakfast surrounded by the beauty of nature, delve further into the stunning Dades Gorge. Marvel at the panoramic views of the valley and uniquely shaped rock formations carved into the cliffs.

Moving onward through the valley of roses, where roses blossom beautifully in spring. Along the way, stop to explore the Kasbah of Amridil, nestled in the lush Skoura Oasis, with centuries of stories etched in its walls.

Your journey then takes you to Telouat Kasbah, a historic fortress that will transport you back into the glorious days of the Berber empire. Its intricate architecture and rich history provide a fascinating glimpse into the past. Take a leisurely stroll through the various rooms and courtyards.

Finally, as your desert tour comes to an end, reflect on the unforgettable memories you’ve made before your driver drop you off at your chosen location within the city of Marrakech. Don’t miss out on this incredible adventure of a lifetime!

√ Included Meals: Breakfast

Important Note

What you see here is just a suggested plan for your 4 days in Morocco from Marrakech to Merzouga. If it doesn’t quite match what you have in mind, don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re all about creating a tour that fits your preferences and specific duration.

Our tours from Marrakech cover all of Morocco, and here’s the deal: the more friends you bring along, the lower the cost per person. We split the fixed transportation fee among everyone, and the overall price also depends on your choice of accommodation, varying with options such as 3-star, 4-star, or 5-star hotels.

For the exact cost and all the details, contact us. We’re here to make your trip just right for you.

4 Days in Marrakech to Merzouga Desert Tour Price/Cost

BEST 4 Days in Morocco Itinerary
Price Includes
Price Excludes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off services.
  • Tour in an air-conditioned vehicle throughout 4 Days in Morocco.
  • Hand-picked English-speaking driver.
  • 2-night stay in carefully selected Hotel/Riad.
  • 1-night stay in a Deluxe desert camp (Private Tent).
  • Daily Dinner and Breakfast.
  • Camel trek and Sand-boarding.
  • Leisure time to stroll through gorges, explore kasbahs, capture photos, and more.
  • Lunches, drinks and any Private Expenses.
  • Tips for your tour guide & driver (the amount is at your discretion).

Frequently Asked Questions

Is 4 days enough for Morocco?

While 4 days can provide a taste of Morocco’s beauty, it’s ideal for exploring specific regions like Marrakech or Fes. To fully experience the diverse landscapes and rich culture, consider a longer stay.

How many days should you spend in Morocco?

We recommend spending at least 7 to 10 days in Morocco to fully experience its diverse landscapes, vibrant cities, and rich cultural heritage. This duration allows you to explore diverse destinations such as Marrakech, known for its vibrant markets and historic sites; Fes, with its medieval Medina; the blue-hued streets of Chefchaouen; and the awe-inspiring Sahara Desert. With a week to 10 days, you can immerse yourself in the unique blend of traditions, flavors, and landscapes that Morocco has to offer.

Is Merzouga desert same as Sahara Desert?

No, Merzouga Desert is not the same as the Sahara Desert, but rather a part of it. Merzouga is a small village located on the edge of the Sahara Desert in southeastern Morocco. The Sahara Desert, on the other hand, is the largest hot desert in the world, stretching across North Africa. Merzouga is known for its stunning sand dunes and is a popular destination for tourists seeking a Sahara Desert experience.

When should I visit the desert in Morocco?

The desert in Morocco can be visited at any time of the year. While summer can be hot, desert camps are well-equipped with air conditioning to ensure a comfortable stay. Whether you prefer mild temperatures in the spring and autumn (fall) or the unique experience of the desert in winter, Morocco’s desert offers a captivating experience year-round.

What is the best desert tour from Marrakech?

The Marrakech to Fes desert tour via Merzouga is a top choice, spanning 3 to 4 days. This journey takes you through mesmerizing landscapes, including the iconic Atlas Mountains, Ancient kasbahs, Gorges and Sahara desert. Experience camel rides, overnight stays in luxury desert camps, and witness breathtaking sunsets and sunrises. It’s a memorable adventure connecting two of Morocco’s most vibrant cities.

How far is desert from Marrakech?

The distance between Marrakech and the desert is approximately 560 kilometers (about 348 miles). The journey usually takes around 8 to 9 hours drive.

How do I book a tour?

Booking a tour with us is a breeze. Follow these simple steps:

A) Reach Out: Start by emailing us to express your interest and inquire about availability.

B) Reservation Confirmation: Upon reaching out, we’ll guide you through the reservation process. Typically, a deposit is required to secure your spot.

2. Is a deposit required, and how much is it?

Yes, indeed, a deposit is typically required to confirm your booking. Furthermore, the amount varies based on the specific tour package you choose. Importantly, this initial payment is crucial, as it not only secures your spot but also enables us to make all necessary arrangements for your upcoming adventure.

3. What payment methods are available for the deposit?

We strive to make the deposit process as convenient as possible. Additionally, you can make your deposit through various methods, with debit card payments via PayPal being one of the options. This flexibility ensures that you can choose the method that suits you best.

4. When is the balance payment due and how?

The balance payment for your tour is typically due either before the start of your trip or upon arrival. We accept various payment methods, including bank transfers, making it convenient for you to settle the balance. If you ever have questions or need assistance with the balance payment, our dedicated customer service team is here to help.

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Are you planning an international trip and wondering about the complexities of visa applications? Unfortunately, we cannot offer you a visa application service, but we can provide you with valuable insights into understanding whether you need one or not. The visa application process can be intricate, but fear not; we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to help you navigate through the basics.

Do I Need a Visa?

The necessity for a visa depends on your nationality and your intended travel destination. Let’s break it down for you:

1. Check Your Nationality

Firstly, identify your home country and its visa agreements with the country you plan to visit. If there is no existing visa agreement, you will likely need to apply for a visa in advance of your departure.

2. Understand Visa Requirements by Country

Here’s a quick guide for citizens of specific countries:

a. US Citizens

Great news for Americans! US citizens typically don’t need a visa for many destinations. Nevertheless, always double-check the specific requirements for your chosen location.

b. UK Citizens

Likewise, citizens of the United Kingdom usually enjoy visa-free travel to most countries. Confirm the details based on your intended destination.

c. Australian Citizens

Australians often have the privilege of visa-free travel to various places. Before you pack, verify the visa requirements for your chosen destination.

d. New Zealand Citizens

If you’re a citizen of New Zealand, you likely won’t need a visa for many destinations. Still, it’s wise to check the specific requirements for your intended travel spot.

Special Note: Morocco

Good news for those planning a trip to Morocco! Citizens of most countries, including the ones mentioned above, typically don’t require a visa for Morocco. It’s a visa-free destination for many travelers.

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Couple Traveller

Our experience on this 4-Day desert trip from Marrakech was absolutely breathtaking. The tour guide, Moha, was simply the best. His wealth of knowledge and interesting insights kept us engaged throughout the journey. The stops along the way were perfectly planned, and the accommodation provided a much-needed respite from the day’s activities. Our driver, Moha, was incredibly professional and showed great skill behind the wheel. He was also friendly and helpful with our luggage, ensuring we had a comfortable stay. Moha was the true star of the trip, though. He was patient with us, answering all of our questions and making the experience all the more enjoyable. I cannot thank them enough for the well-planned and informative trip. It was truly a pleasure from start to finish.

29 January 2024


Group Traveller

We recently went on a tour that exceeded our expectations in every way. The organization made by MTT was truly exceptional, and the service was top-notch. From luxury lodgings to delicious local cuisine, every single detail was taken care of. The 4-day Travel itinerary was perfectly crafted, giving us plenty of time to enjoy each sight without feeling overwhelmed or rushed. The guide was not only knowledgeable but also incredibly friendly, creating a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere throughout the entire journey. I would highly recommend this Marrakech Sahara tour to anyone looking for an unforgettable mix of adventure, culture, and natural beauty.

22 January 2024


Family Traveller

What a fantastic Sahara Desert from Marrakech! It was filled with awe-inspiring landscapes and cultural richness. The hotels and desert camp were well-chosen, providing a cozy and authentic experience. The level of service from our trip organizer was outstanding – he truly went above and beyond to make our trip special. Our driver and guide were not just professionals; they were companions on this memorable journey. Highly recommend this Morocco tour to anyone seeking a blend of adventure and luxury!

6 January 2024
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