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Morocco 4 day Marrakech itinerary

  • 4 Days 3 Nights
  • Airport pick-up
  • Airport Transfer

Introduction :

4 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, Explore the famous heritage sites of south Morocco, discover the Moroccan Sahara Desert, enjoy a camel trek in the erg chebbi dunes and also overnight stay in a desert camp in 4 day itinerary.

Tour Description :

This fabulous private 4 days/ 3 nights desert tour starts from Marrakech to Merzouga, our 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 nomad, ride a Camel in the Sahara dunes in order to witness a stunning sunset and enjoy sandboarding.

Detailed Itinerary :

Day 01 : Marrakesh > High Atlas Mountains > Ait Ben haddou > Atlas studio > Dades Gorge

Our reliable/professional staff will pick you up from your accommodation in Marrakech. Start the 4 days Morocco itinerary from this point towards the Merzouga desert, crossing the High Atlas Mountains (Tizi N’Tichka). Passing through some stunning Kasbahs and the traditional Atlas Berber villages. Continuing driving on the Mountains. After a few hours on the Atlas Mountains, we will get to Ait Ben haddou kasbah (castle) a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will then visit it first, depending on the time you arrive. Therefore, enjoy your lunch near the Kasbah.

At noon, we drive to the Hollywood of Africa in Ouarzazate city where you will visit the atlas studio and Taourirt kasbah where a lot of movies were shot (Ex: Lawrence of Arabia, Game of Thrones, … etc.). Once we finish these visits, we will continue our journey to Dades gorge via the valley of roses. We will make one more stop in a beautiful panoramic view of the roses’ valley. Thereafter, we head straight to our accommodation for the first night in our 4 day Sahara tour in the Spectacular canyon of Boumalne dades.

Day 02 : Dades Canyon > Todra gorges > Merzouga Desert > Camel trekking

Our Marrakech 4 itinerary to Merzouga goes on after enjoying a traditional delicious Breakfast. We will then take a drive through roads lined with ancient Kasbahs and many attractive Berber villages at the Boumalne Dades. You will be enjoying the amazing scenery along the way of the remaining fortified villages that were hosting the caravan roads till the early 20th century. Our first spot will be in Tissadrine taking some pictures for the beautiful panorama of the Dades valley, and then monkey fingers. Later on, we head to Tinghir within a 15 km breath-taking valley full of palm trees. Experience the high walls of grey and pink rock around the road, as we continue trekking along the 300 m high canyons.  Thereafter we continue driving toward the Erg Chebbi dunes located in Merzouga desert. You’ll enjoy your lunch in Tinejdad.

As soon as you arrive at the popular dunes of Erg Chebbi, we are pleased to prepare camels. There is an hour time for you to experience camel riding, and spectate the beautiful sunset while riding camel heading to camp oasis where is the luxurious tent that you will stay there overnight, as you watch the sunset in style heading to the oasis where a camp is located. Spending a night living by traditional nomadic tents inside or sleeping under spectacular starry sky outside the tent at Merzouga desert dune that will give you remarkable memories of the desert trip exploring. You can also spend your night playing drums with the experienced camel guide.

Day 03 : Merzouga 4×4 tour > Gnaoua house > Visit Nomadic tribes

After enjoying an amazing sunrise, you will have to go back to your camp for breakfast and shower before the largest tour starts. Today we will drive around the desert to discover unexplored places in the Erg Chebbi desert. On the road to the desert villages (Ex: khamlia, Merdani, Mifis), we might meet some locals with different desert animals (Ex: Goats, Camels, Foxes… etc.). Likewise, some desert reptiles and mammals. Stop by the khamlia village in a traditional home built of thick earthen bricks made from a mixture of clay to enjoy the live Gnaoua Music which is played by the locals.

Set off to another sight in some mountains near the dunes for a panoramic view of the sand dunes and also from where you can start seeing the border between Morocco and Algeria. Go on driving toward the old Berber villages and some nomadic families where we will be hospitably welcomed with a cup of mint tea while enjoying the silence of the desert. Immediately after that, we drive back to Khamlia village, where we will have lunch in a local restaurant (Berber nomad pizza). After lunch, we will continue to visit Yasmina Lake, which will be the last spot. Eventually drive to our hotel next to the golden sand dunes.

Day 04: Merzouga > Rissani > Alnif > Agdez > Ouarzazate > Marrakesh

On the last day of our journey, early morning in order to see the sunrise. Return to the camp for breakfast and a shower. After breakfast departure to Marrakesh passing from Rissani in order to visit the big souk in the south of Morocco. Thereafter, continue the way towards Alnif, Tazarine oasis, and N’kob and the Draa Valley. Following up, take the way to Ouarzazate via the small Berber villager named Agdez, and the mountains of the anti-atlas (1660 m high). After your time of leisure and lunch, we will continue our road back to Marrakesh through the high Atlas Mountains. We will arrive at Marrakesh in the evening. Eventually, end of 4 days Merzouga desert tour from Marrakech.

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Price Includes in

4 Days Merzouga Desert Tour from Marrakech

  • 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 4-day tour.
  • An English speaking driver.
  • Dinner and breakfast daily.
  • Camel trek & overnight stay in a private traditional nomad tent.
  • Free time to wander the Canyons, Kasbahs, Take photos,… etc.
  • No forced shopping stops during the tour.
Price Excludes in

4 days marrakech desert tour itinerary

  • Lunch and drinks.
  • Entrance fees to monuments ( Ex: atlas studio,…etc ).
  • Any Private Expenses
Note about

Marrakech desert tours 4 days

If our 4 days in Marrakech desert tour does not match what you’re looking for, 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 we’ll plan the itinerary according to your interests. our Team at Morocco Tabiarte Tours is at your service to answer any questions, give you detailed quotes about tours, and advise about the best time and places to visit. Whether you’re thinking about leading a tour or simply have questions, we’re here to help.


4 day desert trips from Marrakech

Do I need a visa to enter Morocco or only with passport ?

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 : 

  • British
  • European Union (EU)
  • Australian
  • Canadian
  • USA
  • Japanese 
  • Hong kongers
  • Chinese 
  • Macau

For all other passport nationals, please check with the Moroccan Embassy.

What are the best destinations that I shouldn't miss ?

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.

  • Chefchaouen
  • Marrakech
  • Merzouga ( Sahara desert ) 
  • Fes 
  • Casablanca
  • Essaouira
  • Rabat
  • Agadir
  • Tangier
  • Ouarzazate
  • Meknes

Is it safe for tourists in Morocco?

In fact Morocco is a safe place to visit as it was updated to level 1 in early 2018, which means it’s now considered super safe to travel to the country and tourists should exercise a normal level of caution while visiting. furthermore, the solo female traveler, you need to watch out a little more carefully but overall, you are still unlikely to encounter serious problems.

What type of adapters do I need for 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.

Can I use any other currency except Dirham in Morocco?

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 ).

What can buy in Morocco?

  • Berber Carpet.
  • Moroccan pottery.
  • Lanterns ( Gorgeous lighting ).
  • Argan Oil.
  • Straw Basket Bags.
  • Leather Pouffes.
  • Moroccan Mint Tea.
  • Thuya Wood Boxes.
  • Fossils.
  • Dates.
  • Moroccan Rose Water.

Can I use my credit card in Morocco?

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.

How long does it take to visit Morocco?

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.

How do I get see to the desert in Morocco?

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

best Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour

About Desert Tour
Payment Methods

Most of our customers ask us over and over this question, about the difference between tours of 2, 3, 4 days, so we got you a clear explanation in order to let you know it, please refer to the figure below.


Morocco Sahara tour departs from Marrakech or fez. Stay overnight on the half route in the desert (1 night or 2 nights) and end wherever you want, Fes or Marrakech. Furthermore, the total distance from Marrakech back to Marrakech is 1124 kilometers and from Marrakech to Fez is 1033 kilometers.

  • 2 Day desert tour: Spend overnight in the Sahara, however you might not be able to see the sunset, starry sky and sunrise due to 14 hours’ drive and the weather.
  • 3 Day desert tour: (depending on the starting point “fez or Marrakech”) The first night will be spent in the dades gorge (half way) and Next night is in the desert. Even Though you might not be able to see the erg chebbi sand dunes till 5 pm. So, for a 3 day desert tour, there is only one night in the Sahara for about 14 hours, arranged to stay in a desert camp, If the weather is splendid, you can see the sunset, starry sky and an amazing sunrise as well.


  1. Few stops, fewer opportunities to take photos, not enough time to enjoy the sunset as the arrival will be late in the evening, can watch starry sky, and sunrise (depending on weather conditions) but departure will be earlier.


  1. A round tour of 14 hours, there is only one opportunity to watch the sunset, starry sky, and sunrise. If the weather is cloudy, you will miss it.
  2. There are at least 7 hours of sleep out of 14 hours, 4-5 hours of daylight and the rest of the time is night. As well as short time to take some photos and wander around.


  1. The 4 day desert tour allows you to spend a full 24 hours in the desert and have plenty of time to experience the Sahara Desert deeply.
  2. If the weather is cloudy on the first day, then no worries as there’s one more day left to catch up the sunset, starry sky and also sunrise.
  3. The 4 day desert tour has 2 nights in the Sahara Desert. We will arrange one night in the desert entrance Camp and the next night in a hotel.
  4. Experience the culture and lifestyle of the Berber people in the desert for more than 24 hours and free time to relax and take photos of dunes, Camels, Goats and Foxes as well.


  • Due to the temperature from June to mid-August. About 37-44 degrees C, only 3 days/ 2 nights of desert tours will be arranged during this period.

How to book a Tour with Us:

To ensure your 4 days tour itinerary from Marrakech to Merzouga desert, a small 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 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 up the extra transaction charges. If you’re thinking of this method, it is better to arrange the payment before the tour.

Cancellation process:

More than a month before the start date of the tour, deposit is non-refundable, but no worries since we’re gonna hold any deposit towards a trip with Morocco Tabiarte Tours at any later date you select.

199 Reviews Authentic & Genuine Reviews from our Travellers

Erg chebbi luxury desert camp tour from Marrakech

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 / 13 December 2019

This tour 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 / 18 November 2019

Luxury 4 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert

Excellent time in Morocco ! Hey fellow travellers. 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 i.e. hmad and Moha (our travel guides from Marrakech to the Sahara desert). They made our journey very safe and comfortable, introduced us to nomad 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 dinning 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 on 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 highly highly recommend it.

Truly worth it !!!!!! Totally AWESOME. Read More Morocco tour’s reviews

Ayushi / 5 out of 5 / Group Traveller / 16 January 2019

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