Morocco Splendid Tours

4 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

tour description

Tour of 4 days from Marrakech to Merzouga sahara desert is a passage through the essence of Morocco's history and the serene allure of its deserts, offering moments that linger as cherished memories.

This journey seamlessly blends historical wonders with the captivating charm of the desert, promising an unforgettable and authentic experience. As you traverse the High Atlas Mountains, ancient kasbahs, and the dramatic Dades Valley, each step offers a glimpse into Morocco's heritage and natural beauty. The transition to Merzouga opens the doors to the Sahara, where a camel trek into the Erg Chebbi dunes presents a mesmerizing encounter with the shifting sands and the surreal beauty of a desert sunset.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Marrakech – Ait benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Boumalne Dades

You will meet your driver at the riad /hotel at 8 am and depart from Marrakech to Dades Valley, passing through the Tizi- N-Tichka pass (2260m) in the High Atlas Mountains. From Marrakech to Ouarzazate, you will enjoy the scenic road, beautiful multicolor landscapes and the Berber villages along the way. Then, you will have free time to visit the old Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, which has been recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site since 1987 and has been a backdrop for more than 20 films including “Gladiator”, “Indiana Jones”, “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Game of Thrones”. You will enjoy a walk to explore the Kasah’s Moroccan traditional style of architecture, and have lunch. Afterwards, you will go further southeast to the green Dades Valley and the ‘city of roses’ via the fascinating Skoura palm grove. Dinner and overnight will be at the Dades valley.

Day 2: Dades Gorges – Todra Gorges – Merzouga

After breakfast, departure from the hotel at the Dades valley will be at 8 am, taking the Road of the 1000 Kasbahs, around the colorful Berber villages of the Dades valley. 45 km further, you will get to Tinghir with its beautiful palm grove and Jewish quarter. You continue to Todra Gorges (Todgha), and you will have free time to go on a trek along the canyons of about 300 m high, a favorite place for rock climbers. Afterwards you will leave to Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga Sahara desert and you will have time for lunch on the way before you arrive to Erfoud. Then, we will head for the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. At about 4 pm you will go to ride the camels that are waiting to take you on an adventure in the Sahara, where you will watch the amazing sunset. When you arrive to the camp, you will have dinner and enjoy drum music played around fire in the middle of the Sahara. This is a great opportunity to take lovely pictures and you will spend the night in nomad tents.

Day 3: Merzouga – Ouarzazate

You will wake up early morning to witness the glorious sunrise over the dunes of Erg Chebbi. There follows breakfast at the camp and a camel trek back to the hotel at the dune line for a quick shower. We will drive to Rissani, a small Saharan town in southeast of Morocco. We can stop there to visit a fossil workshop before we continue to Agdez and Draa valley junction where we head north to Ouarzazate, after crossing the small volcanic Atlas Mountains. Dinner and overnight will be in Ouarzazate.

Day 4: Ouarzazate – Marrakech

After breakfast, we go on a visit to discover cinema sets & studios located in Ouarzazate, a city known as the ‘Hollywood of Africa’. We continue our trip to Marrakesh through the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi n’Tichka pass. There will be a break for lunch in the middle of the Atlas Mountains. Drop off at your Marrakech riad/hotel.

Tour Inclusions

  • Transportation: Comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle for the entire journey.
  • Professional Guide: Knowledgeable English-speaking guide to enhance your experience.
  • Accommodation: Overnight stays in a guesthouse in Dades Valley, Ouarzazate and desert camp in Merzouga.
  • Camel Trek: Experience a camel trek into the Sahara Desert for a sunset and sunrise adventure.
  • Meals: Breakfast and dinner during the tour.

Tour Exclusions

  • Lunch and Beverages: Not included in the package.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal spending during the trip is not included.
  • Travel Insurance: It is recommended to have travel insurance to cover unexpected events.
  • Tips: Gratuities for guides, drivers, and camp staff are not included but greatly appreciated.
  • Optional Activities: Any optional activities or excursions not specified in the itinerary.

NB: This 4 days expedition from Marrakech to Merzouga encapsulates a vivid experience through Morocco's historical, cultural, and natural wonders, ending with an enchanting Sahara Desert adventure. Always verify details with the tour operator for the best experience.

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Please feel free to contact us at any time, whether you have already found the trip and activities that perfectly suit your needs and interests, or if you would like us to customize an itinerary tailored to your preferences. At Morocco Splendid Tours, we are genuinely enthusiastic about the opportunity to contribute to making your journey in Morocco the most fortuitous and enjoyable experience possible. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we are here to assist you in creating a travel adventure that not only meets your expectations but also exceeds them. Our team is ready to answer any questions, provide expert advice, and ensure that every aspect of your Moroccan adventure is finely tuned to your desires. We look forward to helping you craft an extraordinary and personalized experience that will leave you with lasting memories of Morocco.

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