4 Days from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert
Day 1: Marrakech – Dades Gorges
Marrakech Merzouga Desert Tour will commence at 8 am, from your Hotel or Riad. We will climb the high Atlas mountains at first, a magnificent view across the road, the valleys, and the inhabitant of the region, you will see women carrying wood, children tending their goats with their parents. We will continue until Ouarzazate, and take a rest for lunch. The road will continue crossing Skoura Oasis, where multiple ancient Kasbahs has been devastated through the years among palm trees. When reaching Kalaat M’gouna, the valley of the roses, we will stop to have a look at the cosmetic articles which are locally-made from the valley’s abundant roses. We will spend a night at The Dades gorges valley.
Day 2: Dades Gorges – Merzouga
Our second day of the trip will start with a quick round by the river after breakfast. Then we will continue to Toudgha, where there are different valley gorges. We are going to have lunch either in one of them or in Bivouac at Erg Chebbi dunes if we reach it earlier. We will continue across the Ziz Valley, the towns of Rissani and Erfoud, to reach Merzouga. At Merzouga, you will have a two-hour ride on the Camel; an enjoyable experience to watch the sun rising, and the charm of the Moroccan Sahara. We will have dinner, and spend a night in the traditional nomad yurts.
Day 3: Merzouga – Ouarzazate
Our third day of Marrakech Merzouga Desert Tour trip will start by having breakfast. Make sure you wake up early if you want to see a magnificent scene of the sun shadows over the dunes, you will not regret it. We will then go to Dar’a valley toward the village of Tazzarine ( which are featured in the film Babel), and to N’Qob to have lunch. We will continue to Agdz, passing by oasis and Kasbahs, along with the river. We will stop at Tamnougalte Kasbah, which is an old kasbah, situated near Agdz, some parts of it stand rubble, but some are still fully occupied. Our last day journey will be across the Tizi-N-Tinfifite into Ouarzazate, in which we are going to spend the night.
Day 4: Ouarzazate – Marrakech
Our fourth-day trip will start After breakfast, we will visit Kasbah Taourirt in the town, which has been belonged to the Glaoui family, the Pashas of Marrakesh along time ago. Driving north, we will leave the main road, and take a side road to Ait Ben Haddou, which also belonged to the Glaoui family, the wealthiest of the Atlas. This is the most famous Kasbah in Morocco, in which the UNESCO World Heritage site is located. It is also well-known as being the backdrop for many Hollywood blockbusters. Our road will continue along the Ounila valley, you will see beautiful and prosperous villages, stunning mountains and views across the road toward Telouet, where we will stop to visit the Kasbah. Lunch would be either at the Kasbah or when climbing the mountains. We will arrive in Marrakesh at the end of Marrakech Merzouga desert tour.
- Comfortable transportation (4×4 toyota land cruiser – micro bus)
- Driver-guide who speaks your language
- Hotels – riad with half board
- Camel ride (camel each)
- Overnight in desert camp
- Plane tickets
- Tickets of the Historical Monuments