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◈ Tour Description: Morocco 4 Day Marrakech Itinerary

4 Days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert

On 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.

◈ Detailed Itinerary: Marrakech to Merzouga 4 Days Private Desert Tour

The Ultimate 4-Day Morocco Travel Itinerary in Marrakech

❖ 1st Day: Marrakesh » High Atlas Mountains » Ait Ben Haddou » Ouarzazate (204km)

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

❖ 2nd Day: Ouarzazate » Agdez » Alnif » Rissani » Merzouga Desert (368km)

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

❖ 3rd Day: 4×4 Merzouga Desert Tour » Todra Gorge » Dades Valley (253km)

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

❖ 4th Day: Dades Valley » Kalaat M'gouna "Rose Valley" » Skoura » Marrakech (313km)

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.

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4 Days Merzouga Desert Tour from Marrakech's Price Includes:

    • Daily Pick up and drop off at your hotel/airport.
    • 2 nights accommodation in a hotel/riad.
    • Tour in an air-conditioned vehicle, Toyota Land Cruiser or spacious minivan in case of a group throughout Marrakech 4 days Itinerary.
    • Hand-Picked English-speaking driver.
    • Meals: Dinner and Breakfast.
    • Overnight in a Desert Camp (Private Tent).
    • Camel ride & Sand-boarding.
    • Free time to wander the Canyons, Kasbahs, Take photos, … etc.

4 Days Marrakech Desert Tour Itinerary's Price Excludes:

    • Lunch, Drinks and Any Private Expenses.
    • Entrance fees to monuments (Ex: Atlas Studio, Telouet Kasbah, … etc.).

Note About Private Marrakech Desert Tours 4 Days

Morocco 4-Day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

If the above proposed Itinerary: 4 days in Morocco starting in Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour  does not match what you’re looking for, then contact us, and we’ll tailor a customized desert trip in Morocco specifically designed to match your desired duration and interests. Whether you’re traveling with family, relatives, or friends, simply inform us of your timeframe and desired activities, and leave the rest to us. Our dedicated team at Morocco Tabiarte Tours is here to answer all your questions, provide detailed quotes for our Morocco Private tours, and offer valuable advice on the best time and places to visit. Whether you’re seeking guidance or ready to make a booking, we’re committed to assisting you every step of the way.

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◈ Good to Know Before Booking a Tour to Merzouga Desert from Marrakech

Marrakech Itinerary for a 4-Day Road Trip Through Sahara Desert
About Marrakech Desert Tour
Payment Methods

Our valued guests often ask about the differences between our 2, 3, and 4-day desert tours. Allow us to provide you with a concise explanation. Please refer to the figure below for clarity.


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.

  • 2 Day Sahara Desert Tour: Enjoy an overnight stay in the mesmerizing Merzouga Desert. Please note that due to a 14-hour drive and weather conditions, you may not have the opportunity to witness the enchanting sunset, starry sky, and sunrise.
  • 3 Day Sahara Desert Tour: Embark on a memorable journey from either Fez or Marrakech. The first night will be spent in Dades Canyon, a perfect midway stop to appreciate more of the surroundings and break up the long journey. The following night is in the desert. Although the Erg Chebbi dunes may not be visible until 5 pm therefore, this 3-day tour allows for one night in the desert, providing approximately 14 hours to stay at a desert camp. If weather conditions permit, you can witness a breathtaking sunset, gaze at the starry sky, and behold an awe-inspiring sunrise.


  1. Limited stops, fewer photo opportunities, insufficient time to savor the sunset due to late afternoon arrival. Nevertheless, ample time to gaze at the starry sky and catch the sunrise (weather permitting). Departure will be earlier the next day.


  1. Embark on a 14-hour round tour for a unique opportunity to witness the mesmerizing sunset, starry sky, and sunrise, rivaling the experience of a 2-day desert excursion. However, unfavorable weather conditions may cause this spectacle to be missed.
  2. Enjoy 7 hours of rest, 4-5 hours of daylight, and nighttime during the 14-hour tour. Experience brief breaks to explore kasbahs, Oases, and capture memorable photos.


  1. Immerse yourself in the Sahara Desert with this 4-day desert tour. Enjoy a full day in the desert, allowing ample time to explore its depths in comfort. 
  2. In case of cloudy weather on the first day, don’t worry; there’s an extra day to witness the sunset, starry sky, and sunrise.
  3. 4-day desert tour includes 2 nights, with one night in a desert camp and the other in a Riad/Hotel. If you prefer two nights in the camp, please inform us during booking.
  4. Experience the nomadic Berber culture and lifestyle for over 24 hours, while also having free time to relax, capture stunning photos of the dunes, try Sand-Boarding, embark on a Camel ride, or enjoy a thrilling Dune Buggy or Quad Bike adventure.


Escape to the desert’s embrace between June and mid-August, when temperatures reach a sizzling 37-44 degrees Celsius. To make the most of your experience while ensuring your comfort, we highly recommend our specially curated 3-day/2-night desert tours during this period.

➢ 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 remaining balance is to be settled in cash, upon meeting your driver 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?

Kindly note that we do not accept credit card payments due to excessive fees and security risks. While we prefer cash for the remaining balance, we can make exceptions in certain cases for PayPal payments. However, please note that a 5% fee will be added to cover additional transaction charges. If you opt for this method, it is advisable to arrange payment prior to your trip to Morocco.

➢ Cancellation process:

In the event of cancellation more than a month before the tour’s start date, the deposit is non-refundable. However, rest assured that we will credit the deposit towards any future trip with Morocco Tabiarte Tours, allowing you to choose an alternative date that suits you.

199 Reviews ★   Authentic & Genuine Reviews from our Travellers

Erg Chebbi Luxury Desert Camp Tour from Marrakech

Incredible Marrakech Tour Package, 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 iBrahim is a fun guy and also a safe driver. moha and iBrahim 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 〉 May 22nd, 2023


This Moroccan Holiday Package the 5 star Highly-Recommended Rating

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 〉 May 14th, 2023


Luxury 4 Days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert

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 Morocco Desert 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…

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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 〉 April 28th, 2023

Marrakech to MerzougaVacationing in Morocco‘s FAQ

+ How far is Merzouga Desert from Marrakech?

It takes around 9–10 hours drive to get to Merzouga desert from Marrakech, approximately 563 kilometers (350 miles). But it’s possible to break up this long journey with overnight stops, either in Ouarzazate or Dades Gorge along the way.

+ Why should I choose a private tour?

Booking a private tour offers a unique and personalized experience tailored to your interests. You enjoy privacy, comfort, and the freedom to customize the itinerary and pace. With exclusive access and an expert guide dedicated to your group, you gain a deeper understanding of the destinations. While private tours can be more expensive, the benefits outweigh the cost for those seeking an exceptional and unforgettable travel experience.

+ How long is the Camel ride in Erg Chebbi Sand dunes?

The camel trek is about an hour, with a break in the heart of the desert in order to witness the sunset. If you prefer to walk, then you can walk alongside our camel caravan, but bear in mind that walking in the sand can be tiring.

Whether you choose to embrace the adventure of a camel ride or opt for the convenience of a 4×4 transfer, the choice is yours. Erg Chebbi’s enchanting desert camp awaits, promising an unforgettable getaway amidst the breathtaking dunes.

+ Do I need to bring a sleeping bag to the Desert?

You don’t need a sleeping bag since there’re well-equipped Desert camps provides all the bedding you need including pillows, blankets and even a private bathroom in the tent if you need to take a shower (Luxury camp).

+ What are the activities in Merzouga Desert?

  • Camel Trekking: Enjoy a camel ride through the majestic Sahara desert, immersing yourself in the serene landscape.
  • Sand-boarding: Slide down the sandy slopes of the dunes on a sand-board, experiencing the thrill of this desert sport.
  • Desert Camping: Spend a night in a desert camp, where you can relax, enjoy traditional Moroccan cuisine, and marvel at the starry night sky.
  • Quad Biking: Embark on an adrenaline-filled quad bike ride across the desert, exploring the sandy terrain and experiencing the exhilaration of off-road riding.
  • Dune Buggy Rides: Hop on a dune buggy and embark on an adventure across the dunes. These off-road vehicles offer a thrilling and fast-paced experience in the desert.
  • Off-Road Adventures: Embark on off-road excursions in 4×4 vehicles, exploring the rugged desert landscape, visiting hidden oases, and discovering remote areas not easily accessible by regular vehicles.

+ How many days do I need in Fes? 1 or 2 Days?

To fully experience Fes, it is recommended to spend at least two to three days in the city. Begin with a guided tour of the Medina, exploring its hidden treasures and iconic sites like the Karaouine Mosque, Al-Attarine Madrasa & Chouara Tannery. Take a day to navigate the Medina’s souks and immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere. If time allows, consider a day trip to the blue city of Chefchaouen, located approximately 200 kilometers away. This picturesque town offers stunning views and a charming ambiance. While two days are sufficient for a basic visit, extending your stay allows for a more immersive and leisurely exploration of Fes.

+ How far is Merzouga Desert from Fes?

The majestic Merzouga Desert lies at a distance of around 463 kilometers (287 miles) from the vibrant city of Fes. Embarking on this enchanting journey from Fes to the mesmerizing Merzouga sand dunes unveils a tapestry of awe-inspiring sceneries and captivating stops, creating an unforgettable adventure for travelers. Prepare to be enthralled as you traverse this remarkable distance, immersing yourself in the beauty of the landscapes that unfold before your eyes.

+ Is Wi-Fi available in the desert Camp?

Wi-Fi availability in the desert camps can vary depending on the specific camp you choose. Some desert camps may offer Wi-Fi access to their guests, while others may not have this facility available.

+ What should I pack for a desert tour?

It’s recommended to pack comfortable clothing suitable for warm weather during the day and cooler temperatures at night. Essentials include sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, a scarf for protection from the desert wind, comfortable shoes for walking, and a small backpack for personal items. It’s also advisable to bring a camera to capture the stunning landscapes and memorable moments.

+ How many days do I need in Marrakech? 2 or 3 Days?

The number of days you need in Marrakech is at least 2 days to fully explore and experience the city’s rich culture, history, and attractions. Discover 10 best things to do in Marrakech

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