4 Days Marrakech Desert Tour
Experience the very best bits and pieces of Moroccan culture through our private guided tours! This tour starts at the city of Marrakech, leading to the Sahara desert and Fes for a maximum Moroccan experience. Just like the rest of our tours, it is customizable and can be personalized to fit your plans.
Day 1: MARRAKECH – HIGH ATLAS – OUARZAZATE – DADES VALLEY
This 4 days desert tour begins when we pick you up from your accommodation at Marrakech and start driving through the scenic High Atlas Mountains to Merzouga, our destination. This road trip is one of the most exciting ones you can have in Morocco, considering that we will be driving through the Tizin Tichka mountain pass (the highest one in all of Morocco!).
After enjoying our drive and stopping for cool pics, we will get to Ouarzazate city, also called the Hollywood of Morocco. This city holds great value in filmmaking history, since it is home to the filming studios where many international movies were made, such as Gladiator and Kingdom of Heaven.
After exploring the city’s touristic attractions and the neighboring Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, we will have a traditional lunch then continue travelling through the “Road of the thousand Kasbahs”. We will get to enjoy scenic views of the Valley of Roses and the Skoura palm groves, before finally arriving at the Dades Valley where we will spend the night.
Day 2: DADES VALLEY – TODGHA GORGE – MERZOUGA DESERT
This next morning, we will wake up to a beautiful panoramic view of the Dades Valley. You can enjoy the area for a bit by walking around the valley, before heading to breakfast. We will have breakfast in our hotel then leave towards the famous Todra gorges, which is a hiking spot that attracts enthusiasts from all over the world. The gorges are narrow and reach up to 300 meters in height, while also being a perfect spot for hikes and taking fascinating pictures.
After we enjoy these magnificent gorges, we will continue our journey to Merzouga, the gateway to the Moroccan Desert. This is where we will get to enjoy the magnificent desert scenery while riding on the back of camels through the sunset. The camel ride will take us to the hidden desert camp where we will have tasty traditional dishes for dinner. You will experience the genuine desert culture with Berber music and drums playing around you, before finally going to sleep in nomad-style tents.
Day 3: ERG CHEBBI – DESERT NOMADS – RISSANI – KHAMLIA
This next morning, we will wake up to the most beautiful sunrise in the middle of the Desert. Today, we will have a blast exploring Merzouga’s surroundings and learning more about the desert culture.
First we will take a small tour through the dunes in a 4x4 vehicle, leading us to the historical Khamlia village. The reason why Khamlia is so important to the area is because the village is home to the masters of Gnaoua music.
After this, we will make a quick stop at the Serji Lake where many seasonal birds live such as flamingos; then visit one of the nomad families living in the desert to learn more about their culture and lifestyle. After we are done exploring, we will head back to our desert camp to spend the night.
Day 4:MERZOUGA – ERFOUD – MIDELT – AZROU – IFRANE- FES
For the last day of this trip, we will first have breakfast in Merzouga, then leave in the direction of the Tafilalt palm groves. The road trip through the thousands of palm trees will be an enjoyable refresher from the otherwise deserted terrain. After this, we will enter the fascinating Middle Atlas area, stopping first at the city of Midelt then the beautiful Ifrane. We will also make a stop at Azrou’s Cedar forests to see the wild Barbary monkey that populate the area. Finally, we will reach the city of Fes where we will drop you off at your hotel or Riad.
Included In this tour:
- Private A/C comfortable Vehicle.
- Experienced English/Spanish speaking driver.
- Pick up & Drop off at your accommodation.
- Accommodation with breakfast.
- Camel trekking and night in the camp (Desert tours)
Not Included In this tour:
- Entrance fees to monuments, studios