4 Day Tour From Marrakech to Sahara Desert

Overview: 4-day tour from Marrakech to Sahara (Merzouga)

4-day tour from Marrakech through the Sahara Desert and back is an unforgettable odyssey through Morocco’s diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage. Beginning in Marrakech, travelers traverse the majestic Atlas Mountains, winding through ancient Berber villages and picturesque valleys. As the journey unfolds, adventurers reach the awe-inspiring Sahara Desert, where camel treks lead them across towering sand dunes to a serene desert camp. Here, under the blanket of stars, they savor traditional Moroccan cuisine and immerse themselves in Berber music and storytelling. The return journey to Marrakech offers a chance to marvel at the vibrant hues of the desert sunrise and explore the bustling markets of Ouarzazate, known as the gateway to the Sahara. With each passing landscape, travelers are captivated by the sheer beauty and cultural richness of Morocco, creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

Highlights & Tour Info

Tour Program: 4 Day Tour From Marrakech to Sahara Desert

We organise custom private travel experiences with licensed English-speaking tour guides in Morocco. Private tours from Marrakech can be customized to your wishes with best option for all who wish to travel independently.

Day 1: Marrakech - High Atlas - Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Dades Valley

Our desert excursion begins at your Marrakech riad or hotel. You will be picked up by a local driver from See Around Morocco, a well-known Moroccan travel business, and will journey across the high Atlas Mountains.

We drive through Tizi N´Tichka port , we continue south to the ksar of Ait Ben Haddou where we will visit the famous Kasbah (declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986). Famous films have been shot in this spectacular  stage, like Gladiator , Obelix, The Mummy.

After lunch we continue to Ouarzazate also known as “The door of the Sahara desert” where we´ll see the Taourirt kasbah. We visit then Skoura palm grove; a beautiful place to contemplate more than 600.000 palms. We reach the Dades valley where we´ll spend the night in the hotel.

Day 2: Dades Valley - Todra Gorges - Merzouga - Camel Treking

Today after breakfast we will explore the Dadées Valley then we reach the Todra Gorges. Thanks to its rock sides with many uneven surfaces, these gorges are popular among rock climbers.

After a short walk in the Todra gorges we continue to Erfoud and to the desert to reach the spectacular dunes of Merzouga. We´ll take there a camel ride of one hour to our camp located in the middle of dunes (Erg Chebbi). Before dinner we´ll see the sunset at the top of a dune.

Day 3: Erg Chebbi - Rissani - Ouarzazate

Today wake up early to see the beautiful sunrise behind the border between Morocco and Algeria, then enjoy a camel ride back to the lodge where we will have breakfast and a hot bath. We then continue to Ouarzazate via Rissani where we stop a while to visit the souk (market).

 It is considered the largest traditional market throughout the South of Morocco. We continue to the Todra Gorges, Dades Valley, the Valley of Roses, the oasis of Skoura and arrive at Ouarzazate for the night in a hotel.

Day 4: Ouarzazate - Atlas Mountains - Marrakech

Today on the last day of our  Marrakech Desert tour, we will explore Ouarzazate, by visiting Taourirt Kasbah, and the Cinema Studios and then cross the Tizi-N-Tichka mountain pass to arrive at Marrakech.

Explore best of Morocco with See Around Morocco ,as we offer private tours customizable to your wishes.

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