4-day Desert tour from Marrakech


Those who want to spend 3 days touring the Erg chebbi dunes in Merzouga must spend the last day of their journey traveling from Merzouga to Marrakech in a vehicle for ten hours. So, a Desert Trip from Marrakech to Erg Chebbi should last at least 4 days so that you may see the attractions twice and have breaks in between. The 4-day Desert tour from Marrakech to the Erg Chebbi dunes and back to Marrakech is highly recommended since it offers so much more than camel riding and a night spent in a tent deep in the Sahara desert. Arrive early to the hotel at the foot of the Erg Chebbi dunes and have a cup of tea as you arrange your day’s activities. Explore the subterranean homes of nomads.

Day 1 : Marrakech - Ait Benhaddou Kasbah - Boumalene Dades

Following the picked up from your Marrakech riad or hotel, we will depart our 4-day Desert tour from Marrakech for the Dades Gorges. We will drive across the High Atlas Mountains through Tizi-n-Tishka and stop at Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and filming location for Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, and Alexander, among others. Following lunch, we will tour the magnificent natural landscapes and ancient landmarks of Taourirt Kasbah in Ourzazate and the Valley of the Roses, known for its annual Festival of Roses. Two Berber settlements, El Kelaa des M’Gouna and Boumalene du Dades, are where we will spend the night.

Day 2 : Dades Gorge - Todra Gorge - Merzouga. Camel ride and night in a camp

We depart Boumalene Dades for Merzouga and the largest windswept sand dunes in Morocco, Erg Chebbi. Via the Berber town of Tinghir, we reach Todra Gorge, where the 600-meter-tall cliffs are just 10 meters apart. We’ll leave Todra and drive through a variety of Berber villages on way to Tinjdad, where we’ll have lunch (or, if you want, you may continue on to Rissani, where you can have the local specialty, Berber Pizza, if you arrive before noon).

After lunch, we go to Merzouga to check into a hotel and store our luggage. We traverse the Erg Chebbi dunes on camels until we reach a Berber camp. These sand dunes are 20 kilometers in length and between 5 and 8 kilometers in breadth, making them the highest in all of North Africa. The setting is unique and diverse. We take a 1 hour and 30 minute camel ride from the hotel to the camp, where we retain our nomadic Berber identity. The dunes themselves offered part of the required infrastructure, so we added a restaurant and kitchen to our three Berber tents. We provide bedding, including beds, blankets, and pillows, for the tents. When the sun sets over the desert, we all congregate around the fire and listen to some music, with Berber drums.

Day 3 : Merzouga - Ouarzazate

You will be awoken early in order to climb the sand dunes before sunrise in order to get stunning photographs. After leaving the hotel and getting cleaned up, we will begin our journey to Ouarzazate through Alnif, Tazzarine, Nkob, and the Draa Valley. We will spend the night at a guesthouse in Ouarzazate.

Day 4 : Ouarzazate - Marrakech

Following breakfast, we will depart for Marrakech, traveling through the magnificent High Atlas Mountains, and drop you off at your riad or hotel which marks the end of our 4-day Desert tour from Marrakech.

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Note: If you do not find the desired activities, we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for any questions, requests, recommendations, or changes. Please do not hesitate to contact us by email or telephone; we are always ready to help to create an itinerary that meets your preferences and specifications.

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