4 days Morocco desert tour from Marrakech
This 4 days Morocco desert tour from Marrakech is the perfect trips to explore the majectic Morocco desertwith its Kasbahs, oases, canyons and sand dunes. The 4 days desert trip from Marrakech will allow you to follow the paths of ancient caravan roads. The highlight of your desert trip is the overnight at your desert camp in Erg chebbi after riding your camels to watch the sunset over the color changing sand dunes.
Day 1: Marrakech – Ouarzazate( 4 hours drive )
Your Marrakech to Fes Morocco Desert Trip will depart from your hotel or riad at 07h30 AM to Ouarzazate through Tizi Ntichka pass and the high Atlas Mountains. Numerous stops will be made along the way. Visit the UNESCO world heritage Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, which was also served as a set for various Hollywood blockbusters. We continue to Ouarzazate we reach your small hotel located in Ouarzazate.
Dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Ouarzazate – Dades/ Or Tinghir ( 7 hours drive )
wake early and take breakfast to watch the beautiful sunrise and visit Kasbah Taourirte before lunch ( At leisure ). In the afternoon, we drive to Boumalne Dades via the Valley of the Roses before we reach your small hotel located in Dades Valley.
Dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Dades/Or Tinghir – Merzouga ( 4 hours drive )
After breakfast, today’s journey will start by driving along the road of 1001 Kasbahs to Tinghir oasis. You will be enjoying the amazing scenery along the way of the remaining of fortified villages that were hosting the caravan roads until early 2Oth century. Upon arrival at Tinghir, which was a military post during the French occupation, we will deviate into a secondary road to the oasis. Feel free to walk next to the stream and watch the locals farming and herding their cattle. You walk will end at one of the magnificent scenes of your tour: Todgha Gorges. After lunch at one of the local cafés, we continue to Rissani, which is one of the holiest towns in Morocco as the actual dynasty ruling Morocco ‘’ The Alaouites ‘’ is originated here, and its founder is buried locally. Rissani is also famous as a starting point of the ancient caravan roads crossing the Sahara desert all the way to Tombouctou.
From here, we will cross some rocky terrain all the way to Merzouga, where our camel caravan will be waiting for us. Enjoy a camel ride over Erg Chebbi dunes to watch an amazing sunset, before we return to our Sahara desert camp, nestled in the middle of nowhere.
Enjoy dinner under the stars while entertained by our local nomads hosts playing their drums all night.
Day 4: Merzouga – Marrakech( 10 hours drive )
If you wish, your desert camp hosts will wake you up early for a sunrise watch.
After breakfast, we will start our drive to Ouarzazate, where we will have lunch and continue to Marrakech.
Your 3 days desert trip from Marrakech will end at your riad or hotel late in the afternoon.
Pick-up from your hotel in Marrakech
Air-conditioned modern vehicle driven by an English-speaking guide driver
Overnight stay at Tinghir 4-star Hotel Bougafer
Private ensuite room with dinner and breakfast
Camel trekking in Erg Chebbi
Overnight at a nomads’ desert camp in Erg Chebbi
Private standard tent with dinner and breakfast
Drop off at your Marrakech hotel
Lunches on the way
The road to cross through the atlas mountains is blocked in winter, the other alternative is going via Taroudant, with supplement of 10€ per person, it is mandatory.