Relaxed desert trip from Marrakech to Merzouga:
We offer a plenty of Morocco itineraries trips. Hence, it includes 4 days Sahara desert tour from Marrakech. Therefore, we will discover the South east of Morocco, beginning by the High Atlas Mountains or Tizi n tichka pass. As well as, Ait ben Haddou Kasbah, Ouarzazate, Todra Gorges in Tinghir heading and Sahara desert. Consequently, you will experience camel ride and overnight saty at Erg Chebbi Dunes. Enjoy the sun-set time, on the way to the campsite. Our Tours are recommended on TripAdvisor.
Erg Chebbi: heart of the Sahara desert:The Erg Chebbi is one of the main dunes of Merzouga. It is a fantastic high dune that makes one feel climbing a steep hill.
Day 1: Marrakech – High Atlas – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Dades.
First of all, we pick you up at 08:00 from your Riad/Hotel. Then, we start our 4 days desert tour from Marrakech heading to Dades valley. On the way, we enjoy a spectacular road of red Mountains and Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah which is listed under UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. In other words, the historical castle is originally made of clay which makes it iconic building. Moreover, the kasbah is a home of film makers. Yes, the Gladiator, Lawrence and Mummy were filmed here. In addition, we continue to Dades, Valley of Roses and Skoura oasis via Ouarzazate or Moroccan Hollywood to visit Taourirt Kasbah and Studio of Cinema. Besides, we end our day in magnificent Dades village.
Day 2: Dades Valley – Todra Gorges – Erfoud – desert – Erg Chebbi.
After breakfast, we continue this desert trip to Merzouga via Todra Gorges, one of the most impressive canyons in Tinghir. In addition, it is a oasis of palm trees, and we usually experience a hiking of 30 mins there. Besides, we keep driving to Merzouga desert through Erfoud, city which is known by fossils. Moreover, the Festival of Dates takes a place here during summer. After that, we also visit Rissani city and see Market before we ahead to Erg Chebbi Dunes. Thus, you will ride camels (1 hour) and spend a night at campsite.
Day 3: Desert – Rissani – Alnif Fossil Location – Draa valley – Ouarzazate.
Option 1: After taking lovely photos of Sun-rise, we ride camels backing to a Guest House to have breakfast and Shower. After that, we ahead to Ouarzazate city through Alnif, Tazarine… and Nkoub by the Anti-Atlas Mountains, before we reach Draa valley, which is full of palm trees and tribal Ksours. Therefore, we take some time to discover the Agdez, a 16th-century fortified village that is among the oldest mud brick ksours still standing.
Option 2: Alnif is a small village about 3000 inhabitants, in the south east of Morocco between Merzouga and Ouarzazate. In other words, the trilobite localities are widely spread around Alnif. So, we discover minerals of Atlas and fossils from Alnif, Ammonites, trilobites, orthoceres, amethyste, silver and barinite. Of course, we need to drive deep Mountains and hikes.
Day 4: Ouarzazate – Talouet – Tichka Pass – Marrakech.
We will drive this 4 days Sahara desert back through Taourirt Kasbah, Studio of Cinema, the home of many movies: Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia… and Mummy. In addition, the largest and most famous of all Africa. Besides, Telouet Kasbah is a Ksar along the former route of the caravans from Sahara to Marrakech crossing Atlas Mountains. Hence, we will reach Marrakech, late afternoon for the end of the tour.
2 – 3 pax / 335 € per person.
4 – 6 pax / 210 € per person.
7 – 12 pax / 195 € per person.
- English Speaking (unless specified language).
- Transport in 4X4 or a Minivan.
- Pick up / off at your accommodation.
- Small Group Size.
- Avoiding Shooping.
- Camel ride / overnight stay in desert.
- Dinners & Breakfasts (first and second day).
- Ait ben Haddou Kasbah.
- Todra Oasis / Gorges / Hiking.
- Lunchs, Drinks (unless specified).
- Personal Expenses.
- Tips (optional).
What to bring:
- Phone charges.
- Warm clothes.