4-day Marrakech to Merzouga tour

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Embark on a captivating journey through Morocco’s heartland with our exclusive 4-day Marrakech to Merzouga tour. Traverse the majestic High Atlas Mountains, explore the legendary Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, and delve into the enchanting landscapes of Dades Valley and Todra Gorges. Your adventure culminates in the mesmerizing Sahara Desert, where you’ll experience the magic of camel trekking and spend unforgettable nights under a blanket of stars.


  • High Atlas Crossing: Traverse the breathtaking High Atlas Mountains, revealing panoramic vistas and hidden treasures along the way.
  • Ait Ben Haddou Exploration: Immerse yourself in the cinematic scenery of Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its cultural significance and iconic film appearances.
  • Ouarzazate Discovery: Discover the allure of Ouarzazate, affectionately known as the Hollywood of Africa, and uncover its rich cinematic history amidst stunning desert landscapes.
  • Dades & Todra Marvels: Marvel at the natural wonders of Dades Valley and Todra Gorges, where towering cliffs and meandering rivers create a mesmerizing tapestry of beauty.
  • Sahara Desert Experience: Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure into the Sahara Desert, where camel treks, desert camps, and breathtaking sunsets await.
  • Starry Nights: Experience the ethereal beauty of starlit nights in the desert, as the celestial canopy casts its spell over the endless sands.
  • Merzouga Delights: Delve into the charm of Merzouga, where encounters with nomadic tribes and visits to traditional villages offer glimpses into timeless traditions.
  • Cultural Encounters: Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Morocco, from encounters with Berber communities to the rhythmic melodies of Gnawa music.
  • Scenic Drives: Journey through picturesque landscapes, from the lush oases of Draa Valley to the rugged beauty of the southeast, capturing the essence of Morocco’s diverse terrain.


Day 1Marrakech – High Atlas Mountains – Ait Ben Haddou – Dades Valley

Embark on your adventure as you depart from Marrakech, crossing the majestic High Atlas Mountains via the scenic pass of Tizi N’tichka (2260m). Marvel at the stunning landscapes before arriving at the iconic Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, where you’ll explore its ancient streets and discover its rich history. Afterward, journey to Ouarzazate, known as the Hollywood of Africa, and visit the Amredhyle Kasbah. Continue your drive to Kalaa M’gouna, famed for its rose fields, before reaching Dades Valley, where you’ll check into your accommodation amidst the breathtaking scenery of Dades Gorges.

Day 2 Dades valley – Todra gorges – Erfoud – Merzouga

Embark on a scenic drive from Dades Gorge to Tinghir, passing through picturesque Berber villages en route to the spectacular Todra Gorges. Explore the towering cliffs before continuing your journey to Merzouga via Tinjdad and Erfoud, renowned for its fossils. Upon arrival in Merzouga, enjoy a warm welcome with traditional mint tea before setting off on a camel trek to witness the magical sunset over the Erg Chebbi dunes. Spend the evening at a desert camp, where you’ll dine under the stars and be serenaded by Berber music around a campfire.

Day 3 Merzouga Adventure

Awaken to the breathtaking beauty of the desert as you witness the sunrise over the dunes. After breakfast and a refreshing shower, embark on an exploration of Merzouga’s majestic sand dunes. Visit an oasis nestled amidst the dunes, and enjoy a cup of tea with a nomadic family, gaining insight into their traditional way of life. Continue your journey to Khamlia village, where you’ll experience the mesmerizing rhythms of Gnawa music. Later, visit the scenic Tifart Lake and encounter desert wildlife as you journey through the captivating landscapes of Erg Chebbi.

 Day 4 Merzouga – Rissani – Nkob – Agdez – high Atlas – Marrakech

Bid farewell to the desert as you witness a magical sunrise over the dunes before returning to your camp for breakfast and a shower. Depart from Merzouga, passing through Rissani and Alnif en route to the village of Nkob, where you’ll enjoy lunch amidst stunning surroundings. Journey through Draa Valley towards Agdaz, marveling at the scenic vistas along the way. Cross the High Atlas Mountains in the afternoon, arriving at your hotel or riad in Marrakech, where your 4-Day Marrakech to Merzouga Adventure comes to an end.

Departure & Return Location

Marrakech – Merzouga – Marrakech

Departure Time

About 8 O’clock

Price Includes

  • Pick up from your riad/hotel
  • Private car with A/C
  • Fuel
  • English/speaking driver
  • Over night in dades valley
  • 2 Nights in private tent
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Camel treking
  • Drop off at your riad/hotel

Price Excludes

  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Ticket to monuments

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to get to the desert from Marrakech?

Marrakech to Merzouga distance is 560 Km. However, it will be split into two days on the way, with a night in Dades Valley. The last day of the tour includes a lot of driving. So, if you have enough time in Morocco, we’d advise you to book a 5-day desert trip from Marrakech to Merzouga.

Which accommodations are included?

You have the choice between standard and luxury accommodation.

Do I need a sleeping bag for the overnight in the Desert?

No, you don’t need a sleeping bag, you will stay at an equipped desert camp with all amenities.

Are there showers at your Sahara Desert camp?

If you prefer to stay in a standard tent the shower and toilets are shared, but if you choose to upgrade to a luxury desert camp, you will have a private shower and toilet inside your tent.

Is It Possible To Have Vegetarian Or Vegan Food?

Yes, it’s possible to provide vegetarian or vegan food. Please let your driver/guide know on the first day.

How to book and pay?

To confirm This tour, we require a small deposit to be paid over PayPal to our account, the balance is payable in cash at the pick-up, to be paid to your driver in euros, or equal in dollars or dirhams.
Usually, we request balance payments in cash because PayPal also has many transaction fees and operational delays since it’s a world institution. Also, we can in some cases accept the complete payment via PayPal however a 5% fee is going to be applied to hide the additional transaction charges. Just in case you’re considering this method, it’s best to rearrange the payment before the tour.



For a bespoke desert adventure tailored to your preferences, contact us today. Our team at Excursion in Morocco is dedicated to crafting unforgettable experiences that showcase the beauty and magic of Morocco’s deserts. Whether you seek adventure, culture, or relaxation, let us guide you on a journey of discovery through this captivating land. Get in touch now to start planning your dream desert getaway!

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4 Day Marrakech Desert Tour

Couple Traveller

I recommend this agency to everyone who wants to experience the real Morocco. During 4 days Marrakech desert trip we visited the most characteristic places and slept in the Sahara Desert. We had a very good guide and driver (greetings to Ibrahim), they arranged good quality ranges for us for all 3 nights including breakfast and dinner. No hidden costs everything was very clear as they told us also the price was lower than other agencies. The car had air conditioning and was new and clean (4 x 4 Pajero). Our trip was earlier of 2019.

January 21, 2019