MARRAKECH DESERT TOURS 4 DAYS

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PRIVATE MARRAKECH TO MERZOUGA DESERT TOUR

Overview

Take a private 4-days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga and explore the real Morocco. Enjoy breathtaking scenery ranging from the snow-capped Atlas Mountains to the color-changing sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. Visit kasbahs and Berber settlements fortified with mud bricks. Explore the lush green oases and limestone canyons. You will have a tour of the dunes on 4×4 allowing you to visit the black volcanic rocks of fossils, visit a nomad family living in tent, visit Khamlia village and entertainment of their spiritual music of Gnawa, and visit the lake Dayte Sarji that forms in springtime which attracts pink flamingos and wildlife. 

The moment you sit on the back of your camel and watch the sunset on your way to your Merzouga luxury camp, you will realize that this Sahara desert trip is really worth it.

  HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 4-DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO MERZOUGA :

  • Traverse the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi N’tichka pass

  • Spend time in the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou and explore the Berber village

  • Take a promenade along the stream in Todra oasis to the majestic gorges

  • Sit in the back of your camel and enjoy the views of Erg Chebbi with its dramatic sunset

  • Tour of the dunes on 4×4  to visit the volcanic rocks of fossils and nomad family
  • Enjoy a Berber dinner under the stars and spend the night at your Merzouga desert camp.

THIS IS THE ITINERARY OF THE 4 DAYS MARRAKECH TO MERZOUGA DESERT TOUR :

Day 1 :

Marrakech – Atlas mountains – Kasbah Aait Ben Haddou – Dades valley

6 HOURS DRIVE

After breakfast you will be picked up by your driver from our company in  your hotel/riad at 7/8 am and start our 3 Days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga traveling over Tizi n’Tichka pass ( 2260 m ) while enjoying superb views of the Atlas mountains and authentic small Berber villages on the way with breaks to take pictures then continue to Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou (fortified village) the famous Kasbah declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986 numerous films have been shot in this spectacular place including Gladiator, Obelix, The Mummy, The Jewel of the Nile, Sahara with Penélope Cruz…etc. Free time to have lunch at a restaurant and our 3 days, Marrakech to Merzouga desert tours continues to Ouarzazate where we will see Oscar Atlas film studio the biggest film studio in Morocco and Taourirt Kasbah another heritage site afterward, we will pass through the magnificent palm grove of Skoura, Rose the valley known for its yearly rose festival and cosmetic products in the month of May going through the valley of thousand Kasbahs you will see so many old centuries adobe Kasbahs arrival to Dades Valley in the afternoon, dinner and overnight stay at hotel/riad overlooking the valley.

Accommodations Details :

Day 2 :

Boumalne Dades valley–Tinghir – Todgha gorge – Merzouga

4 hours drive

This morning after breakfast in the hotel, driving towards Tinghir passing by Boumalne du Dades and stopping for a panoramic view of Dades valley.

Later on, we will continue to Todra gorges via Imider and Tinghir. Stopping along the way for photos and admiring the views. Arrival at Todra Gorges to enjoy its marvelous Canyon views while hiking on foot.

In the afternoon we continue to Tinejdad and have a break for lunch then to Erfoud where you will visit a local fossil craft workshop.

After that, you will continue to the captivating dunes of Erg Chebbi, these dunes are also called Merzouga Dunes. Arrive to the dunes and get ready for a camel ride about one an hour and a half in order to get to your Camp tents during the trek you will take a break in the middle of the dunes to watch the sunset, try the sand-boarding if that’s An activity you’re interested in, take photos and enjoy the scenery … after the sun goes down you will continue to the camp where you will be welcomed with a glass of mint tea, dinner, campfire, music party.

Overnight stay at Luxury Sahara Desert Camping.

Accommodation Details :

Day 3 :

Tour around the dunes – Day of Exploration.

3 hours drive

Wake up early morning to enjoy the sunrise on the top of the dune in the Sahara Desert then have your breakfast.

After these beautiful moments, You will have a tour of the dunes on 4×4 allowing you to visit the black volcanic rocks of fossils, visit a nomad family living in tent, visit Khamlia village and entertainment of their spiritual music of Gnawa, and visit the lake Dayte Sarji that forms in springtime which attracts pink flamingos and wildlife. Then you will have a break for lunch in Merzouga or Hassi Labied.

After lunch, you will see the canal irrigation system and have a walk on the oasis located at the foot of the dunes. Continue by the car 4×4 to the camp for a shower and relax.

Dinner and Overnight in our luxury camp.

Accommodation Details :

Day 4 :

Merzouga – Ouarzazate - Atlas mountains- Marrakech

9 hours drive

Today after enjoying the amazing sunrise among the sand dunes and having shower & breakfast at the camp.

Our driver will pick you up from there at 09 am. Then we’ll travel back to Marrakech driving through the arid pre-deserted area where we´ll see acacia typical trees of this landscape. On the way to the Draa valley, we´ll make some stops to admire the beautiful views of the Valley river. It’s the longest one in Morocco. Our 3 Days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga continues towards Ouarzazate crossing the Anti Atlas. We’ll have some free time for lunch in the city and in the afternoon we continue our journey to Marrakech arrival in the late afternoon/evening, transferring to your hotel/riad. End of 3 days Sahara Desert tour.

Inclueded

Private AC 4x4 vehicle or minivan/car + Fuel.

Pick up from your Marrakaech hotel / Riad.

First night at Auberge Panorama or Hotel Babylon or Xaluca (Private A/C ensuite room) with dinner & breakfast.(Vegetarian meal option available).

Sunset camel rides in Erg Chebbi.

2 nights at luxury desert camp (Private tent with private showers) with dinners & breakfasts (Vegetarian meal option available).

Enough time to explore the sites: Kasbahs, Walks, Canyons, stops for photos and toilets.

Drop off at your Marrakech hotel or the closest accessible location to your riad if not car accessible.

No forced shopping.

No hidden costs.

Not Included

Lunches.

Drinks.

Entrance fees if any (optional).

Price Per Person

  • 1 Person:    800 €    (1 room/tent)
  • 2 Persons: 445 €   (1 room/tent)
  • 3 Persons: 350 €   (1 room/tent)
  • 4 Persons: 295 €  (2 rooms/tents)
  • 5 Persons:  265 €  (2 rooms/tents)
  • 6 Persons:  245 € (3 tents/rooms)
  • 7 Persons:  235 € (3 tents/rooms)
  • 8 Persons:  220 € (4 tents/rooms)

Payments methods :

To confirm any tour or activity, we require a small deposit to be paid over PayPal or Transferwise to our account, the balance is due in cash at the pick-up, to be paid to your driver in EUROS/USD or equivalent in dirhams.

For your information: the used currency in Morocco is MAD (Moroccan Dirham), there are banks and ATM everywhere you go  and you can withdraw money using (VISA, MasterCard..) as you can pay directly using your Credit card in some places, however it is recommended to bring enough cash with you, to avoid any technical issue that can happen with your card/ATM.

Credit cards :

Unfortunately, we do not accept payments with credit cards because they are not very popular not practical in Morocco and they generate so many fees and hold some security risks.

Is it possible to pay the total with PayPal :

Normally we ask for the balance payments in cash because PayPal also has many transaction fees and operational delays since it’s an international institution. We can in some cases accept the full payment via PayPal however a 5% fee will be applied to cover the extra transaction charges. In case you are considering this method, it is best to arrange the payment before the tour.

FAQ Marrakech to Merzouga Desert Tour :

Depends on your choices, we have driver-guides in English / Spanish / French / Italian.

Marrakech to Merzouga is 564 km, the first night you will sleep in Dades valley and reach Merzouga on the second day. Day 3 you will spend driving back to Marrakech

Both shared and private rooms at the hotel have private bathrooms.

Yes, you can bring your luggage with you, it can stay safe in the 4×4 or minivan, and hotel/camp

For the camel ride, we recommend wearing jeans or long trousers. Please prepare a small backpack with and your personal belongings. Do not forget sunglasses, a scarf, a hat, and your bottle of water. the other luggage would be dropped by your driver in your tent during your camel ride.

In winter it gets quite cold at night in the desert (temperatures can drop to around 0). You will be provided with warm blankets, but we would advise bringing warm clothes for sleeping.

Yes, you will have private tents with private hot/ cold showers and toilets.

The camel trek lasts for about 1 hour, depending on the season, daylight, etc.

Yes you will have 2 towels (larger and smaller Per person) in our Merouga luxury camp.

Yes, you can. we will assist you with that, and you directly pay it with the tour. They charge 29 Euros per quad bike per hour.

There are few sand boards at the desert camp, however, availability is not guaranteed. So if you want to try it, please mention it during your booking.

We have a special desert tour that goes to Fes, Just contact us.

Impossible in the comfortable 4×4 car or tents, but yes during the stops, or you can ask the driver for more stops if there enough time.

Note :

Our Morocco Marrakech Desert Tours can be modified and designed according to your requirements and needs, so feel free to contact us. Book your 4-day Merzouga desert tour from Marrakech with a camel ride and luxury camp.