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.