4-Day Desert Trip from Marrakech to Merzouga

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Morocco Travel Itineraries > Tours from Marrakech > 4-Day Desert Trip from Marrakech to Merzouga

Desert Trip from Marrakech to Merzouga overview

Discover the most incredible way to go on a Desert Trip from Marrakech to Merzouga and explore the natural beauty of Morocco.

During this 5-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech, you’ll start your journey from Marrakesh city and discover the stunning high Atlas highlands. You’ll travel to Kasbah Ait Benhadou and spend your first day in the beautiful Ouarzazate.

Next, we’ll head to Agdz, Draa Valley, Nkob, Rissani, and Merzouga, where you’ll experience the amazing Sahara Desert with its iconic sand dunes. After that, we’ll return to Ouarzazate to explore the rose valley, then Mridil Kasbah, and the High Atlas Mountains. Finally, we’ll make our way back to Marrakech to conclude this 5-day Desert Trip from Marrakech to Merzouga. It’s going to be an unforgettable adventure!

What is Desert Trip from Marrakech to Merzouga highlights?

  • Visit the Moroccan Dades
  • Camel trek in the Moroccan Sahara Desert
  • Tour the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah
  • Stop by the attractions of Marrakech

Itinerary of the Desert Trip from Marrakech to Merzouga

Day 1: Marrakech – High Atlas – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate

We begin our Desert Trip from Marrakech to Merzouga by picking you up in the morning either from the airport or from the place we agreed to meet in Marrakesh.

Then, we take a drive through the Tizi-N-Tichka pass, which leads us to the breathtaking High Atlas mountains where Toubkal, the highest peak in Morocco, is found. After that, we visit a walled fortified town called the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, which is a special place recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. You might recognize it from famous movies and TV series like Game of Thrones.

After our visit to Ait Benhaddou, we head to the famous Ouarzazate. There, we’ll enjoy a delicious dinner and spend the night.

Day 2: Ouarzazate – Agdz – Draa Valley – Nkob – Rissani – Merzouga Desert

After breakfast, we’ll start our tour in Ouarzazate. First, we’ll visit Atlas Studios, one of the biggest film studios in the world, where many movies were made. Then, we’ll explore Taourirt Kasbah. After that, we’ll head to a small Moroccan town called Agdz in the Drâa-Tafilalet region to reach the Draa River, which is the longest river in Morocco.

Our next stop will be Alnif, where we’ll have lunch together. Then, we’ll continue our tour from Merzouga to Erg Chebbi dunes. Here, we’ll switch to camels and ride into the Sahara desert to witness the breathtaking sunset.

Next, we’ll make our way to the camp, where you can experience the rich Berber culture. We’ll enjoy lively dances around the campfire under the open sky filled with dazzling stars. Finally, we’ll end the day with a delicious dinner and spend the night at the camp.

Day 3: Merzouga – Rissani – Erfoud – Todgha gorges – Boumalne Dades

As soon as we finish breakfast, we’ll head to Rissan Town, where you’ll get to explore its busy souk, a vital place for trade in the area.

After enjoying the lively Rissani Souk, our journey continues to Erfoud, where we can visit a workshop that creates beautiful items from fossilized marble. Then, we’ll pass through the pretty palm fields of Touroug and Tinjdad, finally arriving at the Todra Gorges. These gorges are formed by the Todra River, creating a breathtaking canyon with impressive red rock walls. Climbing enthusiasts will love the beauty and challenges these gorges offer.

Next, we’ll continue our adventure to the Dades Valley through Boumalne Dades. Along the way, we’ll stop at the unique rock formation known as the “monkey fingers,” which provides stunning views of the Dades Valley. For dinner and a good night’s rest, we’ll stay at a comfortable hotel.

Day 4: Dades Valley – Roses Valley – Skoura – Ouarzazate – Amridil Kasbah – High Atlas Mountains – Marrakech

On the last day of our Desert Trip from Marrakech to Merzouga, we’ll start the day with breakfast at your hotel. Then, we’ll head to Rose Valley, where you can explore the Rose Festival held each year in May. Here, locals display various rose-related products like perfumes, rose water, oils, and cosmetics.

During our journey, we’ll pass by more fascinating Kasbahs, including the Amridil Kasbah, which is surrounded by a palm tree forest in Skoura. We’ll stop for a delicious lunch in Ouarzazate. Afterward, we’ll continue our trip back to Marrakech, taking the route that passes through the scenic Tizi-N-Tichka pass and the breathtaking High Atlas Mountains.

Finally, we’ll safely drop you off at your hotel or the Marrakech airport, marking the end of your Desert Trip from Marrakech to Merzouga.

Price includes and excludes of the Desert Trip from Marrakech to Merzouga

Price Includes

  • 3 Nights Hotel Accomodation
  • Tour Guide
  • All transportation in destination location

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees

Frequently asked questions.

How far is Marrakesh from Fes?

The shortest distance between Fes and Marrakech is through the national road via Azilal & Beni Mellal 389.05 km, while it is 535.32 km through the driving route.

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

Morocco’s Sahara desert of  Zagora desert is about 6 hours away from Marrakech, and about 10 hours for Merzouga desert.

What should I pack for this trip?

We recommend bringing with you:

  • Sunscreen for regular use.
  • Sports sandals, trainers, or hiking boots.
  • A light jacket if you’re coming in November – March.
  • Long comfortable jeans.
  • sunglasses.
  • A hat or headscarf to block the sun & dust.
  • Don’t forget to bring with you any medications you might require during this trip.

How can I pay for the Tour?

We require a small deposit to be paid via PayPal to our account just to confirm your 5 days desert tour from Marrakech, then the rest is paid in cash to our guide/ driver in Euros, Dollars, or in Dirhams.

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