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4 Days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

4 Days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

Marrakech » Ait Ben Haddou » Ouarzazate » Dades Gorges » Todra Gorges » Arfoud » Merzouga Desert » Rissani » Draa Valley » Marrakech

4 Days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga


The 4 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert offers a rich desert experience, ideal for those with ample time in Morocco. It’s the perfect choice for travelers who prefer to avoid long hours in the car between Marrakech and Merzouga.

This extended journey allows you to explore the stunning High Atlas Mountains, passing through Berber villages, canyons, palm groves, and ancient kasbahs. Finally, you will reach the Sahara desert of Erg Chebbi, where you will take an overnight camel trekking adventure.

This private tour from Marrakech to Merzouga also provides an opportunity to visit Berber nomad families. You can share a glass of refreshing mint tea and gain insights into their nomadic way of life under traditional tents. It’s a chance to discover authentic Morocco and create lasting memories in the Sahara desert.



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Additional information:

  1. We offer both standard and luxury accommodations. Please let us know what your preferences are and we will send you the available options.
  2. All Sahara tours include a camel ride to the sunset in the Sahara Desert & delicious dinners at a beautiful campsite along with the bonfire and Berber music.
  3. In addition to the first-class service, we have free wifi, water, pillows, and a wide variety of music in our vehicles for your amazing journey.
  4. Please contact us for the desired tour, pricing, and more information:

Tour Plan:

Day 1: Marrakech » Tizi n’Tichka » Ouarzazate » Dades Gorges [335 km]

Your 4 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert begins with a pick-up from your hotel at 9:00 a.m. We will take a journey towards the Dades Valley, passing through the Tizi-N-Tichka pass in the High Atlas mountains, which stands at an impressive 2260 meters above sea level. Along the way, you will be treated to breathtaking views of the diverse and colorful landscapes.

Our route will take us through authentic Berber villages, allowing you to immerse yourself in the local culture. In Ouarzazate, we will visit the Taourirt Kasbah, a stunning example of a ksar, and the renowned Oscar film studios. Lunch will be enjoyed in this charming town.

Next, we will explore the Rose Valley, passing through the vast Skoura palm grove, where you can admire the picturesque scenery and numerous kasbahs that dot the landscape. The Rose Valley is famous for cultivating damascene roses, which are used to produce valuable rosewater. Each year in May, the Rose Festival celebrates this cultural tradition.

Our journey continues to the Dades Valley, where you will spend the night in a hotel/riad with a picturesque view overlooking the Dades Valley.

Day 2: Dades Gorges » Todra Gorges » Merzouga Desert [272 km]

On the next day of the 4 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert, we will begin our day with breakfast at the hotel/riad. Our destination is the Todra Gorge, and as we make our way, you will notice Berber villages scattered along the route. We will pass through Tinghir and pause to appreciate the beauty of the Todra Valley, abundant with palm trees, before reaching the Todra Gorges.

These gorges are a rock climbing enthusiast’s dream and are among the most popular rock climbing destinations in Morocco. You will have the opportunity to take a short walk through the high canyons, which feature striking grey and pink hues and can reach heights of up to 300 meters.

Afterward, we will head to Tinjdad and Touroug for a well-deserved lunch. Our journey continues to Erfoud, where you will begin to feel the presence of the Saharan oasis of Tafilalet. From there, we will make our way to Merzouga and the majestic Erg Chebbi dunes.

Upon arrival, you will take a camel ride lasting approximately two hours, allowing you to reach your luxury desert camp. During the trek, we will take a break amid the dunes to witness the breathtaking sunset, try sandboarding if you are interested, capture remarkable photographs, and savor the desert enchanting scenery.

As the sun sets, we will arrive at the camp, where you will be greeted with a refreshing glass of mint tea. The evening continues with a delectable dinner, a cozy campfire, a lively music party, and an overnight stay at a luxury desert camp in the middle of a fantastic desert.

Day 3: Merzouga Desert » Alnif » Agdz » Ouarzazate [364 km]

On the following day of your 4 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert, you will have the opportunity to witness the mesmerizing desert sunrise. Afterward, you can enjoy breakfast and refresh with a shower at the camp. You then have the choice to ride camels or transfer back by 4WD to the point where your journey began, where you’ll reunite with your driver.

Our next destination is Ouarzazate, and we will make our way there, passing through Rissani. If we happen to be here on one of the market days (Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday), we will explore the bustling weekly traditional market in Rissani.

Continuing through the arid pre-desert landscape, you will spot acacia trees, which are typical of this region. As we approach the Draa Valley, we’ll make several stops to admire the stunning views of the river that lends its name to this valley, known as the longest river in Morocco.

Our best 4 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert will then proceed towards Ouarzazate, crossing the Anti-Atlas mountains. In Ouarzazate, you will have some free time for lunch in the city. In the late afternoon or evening, we will arrive in Ouarzazate, where you will enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at a hotel/riad.

Day 4: Ouarzazate » Ait Ben Hadou » Tizi n’Tichka » Marrakech [194km]

After a delicious breakfast at your hotel/riad, we will set off on an enriching journey to explore the renowned ksar (fortified village) of Ait Ben Haddou. This magnificent Kasbah has been honored as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1986 and has served as the backdrop for numerous iconic films, including Gladiator, Obelix, The Mummy, The Jewel of the Nile, and Sahara, featuring the talented Penélope Cruz.

After our captivating visit to this cinematic wonder, we will continue our expedition, traversing the picturesque Tizi n’Tichka pass. Along the way, we will pause to relish the awe-inspiring vistas of the Atlas Mountains and the charming Berber villages that dot the landscape. Our lunch will be a delightful affair at a local restaurant nestled amidst the Atlas Mountains.

Subsequently, we will resume our journey and make periodic stops to fully immerse ourselves in the breathtaking scenery. As the day unfolds, we will steadily make our way back to Marrakech, arriving in the afternoon, thereby concluding our fantastic 4 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert.

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Good To Know:

The 4 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert doesn’t necessarily have to strictly follow the path we laid down here. In other words, 4 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert can be customized the way you like it. A tour itinerary is only limited by imagination. If you have any suggestions, we’re happy to include them in the itinerary. 

Also, if you are unfamiliar with Morocco, please contact us so we can help you. We are always ready to hear from you and help you make your decisions. 


Sergio B
Sergio B
SIN DUDA UN VIAJE INOLVIDABLE Gracias a Hassan hemos podido ver todo lo que teníamos pendiente por ver. Nos ha organizado el viaje totalmente y nos ha explicado todos y cada uno de los paisajes y monumentos que íbamos recorriendo. En nuestro caso que somos españoles hemos podido comunicarnos perfectamente en español con él. Es una gran persona y estamos seguro de que cuando volvamos a Marruecos repetiremos con él. Ha hecho unas vacaciones inolvidables
Great experience! After a lot of research, we contacted Hassan for a 5-day desert trip with Best Morocco Travel and he was on time to respond to all our requests. From Marrakesh to the Sahara desert, the experience was impeccable. The well-planned itinerary, comfortable accommodation, and transportation provided by his agency deserves 5 stars. Our guide Hassan’s experience, knowledge and friendly behavior made it a perfect and unforgettable trip. I highly recommend traveling to Morocco for an amazing trip with Best Morocco Travel company.
Susanne N
Susanne N
Marokko 🇲🇦 2023 We booked a trip to Morocco for 10 days with Best Morocco Travels agency it was really unforgettable and Hassan was always responding on time and providing nice services. Mustafa our driver was exceptional. He expertly guided us through Casablanca, Rabat, Chefchaouen, Fes, Marrakech, the Sahara, and Berber villages and invited us to lunch with his family it was the best trip we have ever been on in our life. The itinerary was well organized, and the accommodation and local cuisine were top-notch. Moustapha local insights enriched our experience. Best Morocco Travel agency and Moustapha exceeded my expectations, making this trip a highlight of our trip. If you are planning to visit Morocco, we highly recommend their services, Thank you for the great experiences we will come back again. Susan and friends
Inesquecível!! Éramos seis amigas na nossa inesquecível viagem ao Marrocos, e nosso guia/motorista Hassan foi muito atencioso e prestativo, sempre pontual e pronto para atender às nossas solicitações. Excelente motorista, nos sentimos seguras durante toda a viagem. Van confortável e com wi-fi. Recomendo muito os seus serviços. O ponto alto da viagem foi nossa ida ao deserto e pernoite no acampamento. Experiência única e imperdível!
Sam M
Sam M
An Outstanding Cultural Tour I just completed a multiday tour with Hassan from Best Morocco Travel as my guide. Safely driving his comfortable vehicle while playing wonderful Moroccan music on his sound system, Hassan took me to many memorable destinations. He knows his country. He’s a bright young man with plenty of energy. His English language skills are impressive. If you’re fortunate to have Hassan as your guide, he will take great care of you. Hassan is THE guide to have when visiting Morocco. I recommend him without hesitation.
100% RECOMENDABLE. EXCELENTE Y PROFESIONAL. Hassan es súper profesional, puntual, confiable y atento. Hizo lo posible para que tuviésemos la mejor estadía en Marruecos. Hicimos un tour de 9 días excelente, fluido, muy bien organizado por Hassan y precioso. Además Hassan conduce de maravilla!!! El coche fue un 4 por 4 impecable y cómodo. Nuestros pedidos especiales, como salir a hacer trekking en la montaña, y cambio de itinerario durante el viaje fueron resueltos en forma expedida. Sin costo adicional, lo cual valoramos mucho. Muy flexible. Nos sentimos totalmente satisfechos y agradecidos. Recomendamos BEST MARROCCO TRAVEL 100%. MUCHÍSIMAS GRACIAS HASSAN!!!
Best 9 days trip in Morocco We had been in contact with Hassan from USA looking for trip in Morocco, Best Morocco Travel, was always very helpful and quick to answer our questions. The tour was the best introduction to Morocco and was very interesting, Mohamed, our private tour guide taught us much about the country and was answer all our questions. He was very enthusiastic and made the long trip fun and interesting. The accommodation was in the riads, and two desert glamping tents with ensuites. All dinners and breakfasts were provided and many of the meals were exceptional! Being at the edge of the Sahara was amazing. The dunes, and quad bike the camels and the experience was amazing! Best Morocco Travel has many smaller tours as well. We Booked the trip in this company because hassan answered quickly and help us to choose the tour. mohamed and their team looked after us very well. Thank you for a magic time in Morocco. We highly recommend this company at And it would be more fun if you had Mohammed as your tour guide, we will come back again, thank you again.
Rosiele d
Rosiele d
Foi maravilhoso 🤩 Agência de extrema confiança, excelente atendimento! Procurei a agência porque me indicaram. Sou brasileira e optei por uma viagem internacional,vivi experiências incríveis.
Hannah & Vee
Hannah & Vee
Excellent service Excellent service! Hassan is extremely friendly, punctual and knowledgeable. He made sure we were well looked after wherever we went. Highly recommend this very comfortable, safe and efficient service. Would happily use again!
Hannah Y
Hannah Y
Enjoyable trip The week in Morocco was very interesting and special. We not only enjoyed the local scenery, but also the considerate service. Hassan arranged the accommodation for us with local characteristics, and provided us with small gifts and local delicacies during the trip. All our requirements were well met by him and it was a very memorable and enjoyable trip.