4-day desert tour from Marrakech

4-day desert tour from Marrakech

4-day desert tour from Marrakech

4-day desert tour from Marrakech


On this 4-day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, you’ll see the majestic Atlas Mountains, ride a camel into the Merzouga Sahara, and sleep in a traditional Sahara Berber tent. In addition, you will be treated to a breathtaking Sunset and Sunrise. It’ll be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

Highlights of a 4-day desert tour from Marrakech


Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou & Ouarzazate - Dades Valley

We will pick you up from your accommodation to begin your 4 day Marrakech Desert Tour to sahara with an exciting journey over the High Atlas Mountains from Marrakech to Dades Gorges. Ascend the Tizi N’Tichka Pass (2,260 m) to observe magnificent settlements dangling on the mountain slopes.

Then we travel to Ouarzazate, passing through the unforgiving stone desert, to see the Kasbah of Taourirt and the famous film studios. After lunch, take a drive through the Dades Valley on the famed 1000 Kasbahs Road, passing via the intriguing hamlet of Skoura and on to Kelaat Magouna, known for its flowers. Enjoy supper and settle in for the night when you arrive to Boumalne Dades.

Day 2: Dades Valley - Todra Gorges - Merzouga Desert

Early morning departure for the ever-changing panorama of the Merzouga dunes. Drive through palm groves to the Todra Gorges after crossing the Tinghir Oasis. Limestone cliffs appear to form a rift between the beautiful mountains of the Todra Massif and the delta of a river in this stunning location.

The four-day Marrakech desert tour will next proceed to the Merzouga desert, where you will have a camel ride across the spectacular sand dunes. A relaxing moment to watch the sunset over the huge, golden dunes, which change shape like moving sculptures in the pattern of draperies.

Spend the night in Berber tents beneath the stars after a delicious supper and a music celebration. This will undoubtedly be the best night of your four-day Marrakech desert tour to Merzouga, if not your whole Moroccan vacation.

Day 3: Merzouga Desert - Nkob - Agdz - Ouarzazate

Get up early to catch the magnificent sunrise. After freshening up, return to the departure point and enjoy breakfast in the tent. Our four-day Marrakech desert adventure continues to Merzouga. Set out towards the Palm Grove of Tafilalet and the village of Rissani, the birthplace of the Alaouite Dynasty.

Explore the historic capital of the Alaouite Sultans before continuing on to Alnif and the Jbel Saghro Anti-Atlas mountain. As you travel past the significant Berber communities of Tazzarine and N’kob, you will enter the Draa Valley, which is known for its rows of towering palms.

Drive to Ouarzazate in the late afternoon through the Anti-Atlas Mountain and Tizi N’Tniffift. At Ouarzazate, you will spend the night in a Riad or Kasbah.

Day 3: Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou - Tizi N'Tichka - Marrakech

Departing Ouarzazate in the morning, we will visit Ait Ben Haddou, a certified UNESCO World Heritage Site and Morocco’s most spectacular Kasbah and well-preserved stronghold.

Crossing Morocco’s highest road pass, Tizi N’Tichka (2260m), with breathtaking views of valleys, mountains, and many more Berber towns nearby. Arrive in the evening.




Travel Insurance:

At the risk of sounding like your parents, buy travel insurance before you leave. It’s one of those items you don’t want to leave the house without. Depending on your travel style, we recommend either World Nomads or Safety Wing.

Before departing on a tour, the client should get personal insurance from a reliable insurer to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation fees, luggage loss, and tour cancellation penalties.


If you wish to change something about this trip, just let us know your ideas and travel plans, and we’ll come up with a comparable or alternative schedule that meets your needs. For further information, please contact us.


To reserve your desert 4 days tour, we require a deposit via PayPal or bank transfer, with the remainder paid in cash upon your arrival. We are entirely flexible in arranging your customised trip based on your travel preferences and budget.

Cash or credit cards:

We accept cash in Euros(€), Pounds(£), USD($), or local Dirhams(MAD) for the 4-day desert trip balance. We recommend paying cash to your guide on the first day of the tour. If you do not want to go with a lot of cash, we propose paying with credit or mastercard, however there is a 6% fee.

Cancellation Policy

We can cancel your three-day tour for free if you notify us one week before the tour begins. Simply notify us of your cancellation by email, and we will issue a full refund. Also, if you wish to postpone your trip to a later date.

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FAQ of the 4-day desert tour from Marrakech

The best time to visit Merzouga Desert is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is pleasant and temperatures are moderate. Summers can be scorching, while winters can get quite cold.

Absolutely! Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular stop along the route from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert. It’s a beautiful ancient fortified city with stunning architecture and has been featured in numerous films and TV shows.

Dades Valley is located approximately 320 kilometers (200 miles) southeast of Marrakech. The drive takes around 5 to 6 hours, depending on traffic and road conditions.

It’s recommended to pack comfortable clothing, especially during the hot summer months. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a camera, and a scarf or shawl to protect yourself from the desert winds. If you plan to spend the night in the desert, pack warm clothing as desert temperatures can drop significantly at night.

The cost of the trip can vary depending on several factors, such as the type of accommodation, the number of people traveling, and the services included.

In Merzouga Desert, you can find a range of accommodation options, including traditional desert camps, luxury desert camps, and hotels. The desert camps offer a unique experience of staying in traditional Berber-style tents with basic amenities, while hotels provide more comfort and facilities.

While a 4-day trip allows you to explore the highlights at a relaxed pace, it is possible to shorten the duration if you’re limited on time. However, keep in mind that it will require longer driving hours and you might have to skip some attractions or spend less time in certain places.

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Discover the Aït Benhaddou Kasbah

Explore At Benhaddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that goes back to the 11th century. The kasbah is one of the most magnificent guy landmarks in the area, consisting of massive clay houses jammed together behind defensive walls bolstered by corner towers.

Overnight in a Luxury Desert Camp

While sleeping in the desert is a traditional Moroccan cultural experience, staying in a luxury camp may enhance the trip! The owners of the camp are a nomadic Berber family who have spent generations living in the Sahara’s dunes and desert terrain. They chose to pursue their dreams and open a luxury camp with a focus on environmentally sustainable operations in order to preserve the desert and the experience for future generations.

Erfoud Fossil Museum

The vast Sahara desert and region were once submerged beneath one of the world’s oceans. As a result, archeologists have discovered a plethora of fossil sources, many of which are concentrated in the Erfoud area. Visit the area’s fossil museum, which prepares and sells fossils to collectors, universities, and museums all over the world.

Visit the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs & Rose Valley

When exploring the diverse communities of the Moroccan Desert, visit two of the country’s most culturally significant areas: the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs and Rose Valley. They are easily combined with visits to Boumalne Dades or Ouarzazate, as well as travel between the Sahara and Marrakech.

Cultural Immersion in the Atlas Mountains and Valleys

Observe the Atlas Mountains’ Berber towns while passing through El Kelaa Mgouna, the capital of Morocco’s famous Rose Valley. Rose bushes surround the densely farmed countryside here, which is used in the beauty industry to produce rose water and rose oil.

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