4 days tour from marrakech to the Sahara desert
marrakech desert tour overviews:
Taking a three-day desert tour through the desert dunes in Merzouga means spending ten hours by car from Merzouga to Marrakech. For this reason, we recommend a minimum stay of 4 days for a desert tour from Marrakech to the Sahara desert. Interrupt the journey in any direction and visit the sights along the way. Our 4 days tour from Marrakech to the Sahara of Merzouga and back to Marrakech is one of the best tours recommended because there is a lot to see. And do in addition to camel trekking and overnight accommodation in a deep area in the Sahara from Marrakech Get to the hotel early on the hills of the Erg Chebbi dunes, enjoy a cup of tea, see nomads living in the caves, stroll in the palm groves or through the Dadestal or Todra gorges with a local guide.
DAY 1: Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Dades Gorges:
We start our tours from Marrakech to the desert in the morning by crossing the High Atlas mountains via the Tizi n’Tichka (2260m), to reach Ait Benhaddou village, the fortified ksar with its beautiful Kasbahs. Ait Benhaddou has served as a natural scenery for many movies producers. After lunch, we will head to Dades via Ouarzazate, the palm grove of Skoura and Valley of Roses, where we will spend the first night.
DAY 2: Dades Gorges – Todgha Gorges -Erfoud – Rissani – Merzouga:
after breakfast, the day will start to visit Dades gorges by taking the road of 1000 kasbahs to drive around the colorful Berber villages of the Dades valley. To get to Tineghir with its beautiful palm grove. We will continue to the Gorge of Todgha, where we go on a trek along the canyons of about 300 m high, a preferred place for mountain climbers.
Afterward, we will head to Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga Sahara desert, and you will have time for lunch on our way. Once you arrive at the Dunes of Erg Chebbi, you will take a camel ride for one h30 min, while watching the sunset, to get to the camp in the oasis. Spending the night in the bivouac at Merzouga Sahara dunes under nomadic tents or outside under shooting stars. Play drums with camel drivers.
DAY 3: Merzouga 4×4:
The third day on this intrepid tour of the Moroccan desert will see us enjoy Merzouga. After having breakfast at the hotel, you will have the opportunity to swim in the hotel pool, free time to explore the activities. There are plenty of activities like quad biking, buggy riding across the dunes, and biking, but these will be at your own expense
DAY 4: Merzouga – Marrakech:
On the last day of our tour, we will drive around 9 hours ahead of us back to Marrakech. Continue with a detour to the traditional High Atlas Berber village of Telouet and visit the Kasbah el Glaoui and cross the high Atlas mountain with many stops along the way till we arrive at Marrakech which is the end of our magical tour.
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“I usually very much prefer self-arranged tours, but, inspired by the proposed itinerary and short preparation time before our departure, my girlfriend and I decided to arrange a 4-day tour with Radouane starting from Marrakech. It was easily one of the best tours I have ever done. Radouane was very professional, yet also very easy and fun. He was also ready to accommodate any request we had and offered to customize some parts of our trip every day based on our time and preferences. Additionally, he was very knowledgeable about everything in Morocco, the nature, history, and culture of the places we visited. After a short while, I felt I was showed around by some local knowledgeable friend.”