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4 day Marrakech to Merzouga Desert Tour Details

Day 1 : Marrakech – Tizi -n-Tichka – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Dades Valley/Gorges

8-9am pick-up from hotels and riads for 9am departure from Marrakech to Dades Gorge.

Cross Tizi-n-Tichka (highest Atlas road pass 2260m with a stop for views) to visit the Berber village of Telouet.  From Telouet continue along the old caravan route to Ait Benhaddou.  In Ait Benhaddou visit the World Heritage Site, a spectacular ksour (walled village) that is recognized by UNESCO as a world patrimony and well known as the backdrop for many films, including ‘Lawrence of Arabia’, ‘Gladiator’ and ‘Alexander’.  Lunch (not included) in Ait Benhaddou or Ouarzazate and continue to Dades Gorge passing through Ouarzazate, Skoura and Rose Valley that is renowned for its Festival of Roses in May.

Hotel in Dades Gorge with dinner and breakfast included

Day 2 : Dades Gorges – Tinghir – Todra Gorges – Tinjdad – Erfoud – Merzouga (desert)

After breakfast transfer to one of Morocco’s largest wind-blown sand seas: the Erg Chebbi dunes at the edge of which lies the village of Merzouga.  Along the route detour at Tinerhir to see Todra Gorge, where the cliffs are 600m high and only 10m apart as the most narrow point, and lunch in Tinjdadd.   Arrive at the dune line, where your desert adventure really kicks off, and ride camels into the Erg Chebbi dunes to reach a desert camp of Berber nomad tents from where there is a great opportunity to climb a high dune to take pictures of the sunset and sunrise.

Desert Camp with drumming, dinner and breakfast included

Day 3 : Return Camel Trekking – Rissani – Alnif – Nkob – Draa Valley – Ouarzazate

After seeing the sunrise in desert we ride our camels back to the dune line for breakfast and shower  Continue to Ouarzazate via Rissani, with a short stop to visit the souk on market days, and across to join up with the route along the Draa Valley with millions of date palm trees.  Overnight in Ouarzazate

Hotel in Ouarzazate with dinner and breakfast included

Day 4 : Ouarzazate – Ait Benhaddou – Marrakech

After breakfast transfer to visit the World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou and return across the High Atlas to Marrakech.

Price : 250€uros per person

Payment : 20% deposit by PayPal to confirm your seat; balance payable on pick-up in cash

Basis : 

  • Shared/Group Tour with double/twin-share tents in the camp and rooms in the hotel
  • Tents with mattresses/blankets and shared toilets (no shower) are provided in the camp
  • Rooms with beds/bedding and ensuite shower/toilet are provided in hotels

Minimum : 6pax

Maximum : 8pax

 Price to include:

  • Seat in shared vehicle with driver, driver expenses and fuel
  • Hotels with dinner and breakfast included
  • Desert camp with dinner and breakfast included
  • Camel Trek

 Price to exclude:

  • Beverages e.g. alcohol, soda, bottled mineral water
  • Entrance fees e.g. 20dh Kasbah el Glaoui
  • Tips
Driss Alla
Sahara Discovery Services
2 Derb El Gerraba,
29 Riad Laarous,
Marrakech 40000
T: 0661 67 37 20
or from overseas:
00 212 661 67 37 20

T: 0636 05 64 87
or from overseas:
00 212 636 05 64 87

For email enquiries:
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Sahara Discovery Services

Sahara Discovery Services