4 Days Marrakech To Merzouga Tour



4 days Marrakech to Merzouga tour is among the richest Marrakech desert trips we provide It is the best option for the people who have enough time in Morocco, they don’t want to be in the car for so many hours and they prefer to break the long drives between Marrakech and Merzouga.

The abundant time on this 4 days Marrakech desert tour allows you to have a magnificent tour through the high Atlas Mountains across Berber villages, canyons, palm groves, old centuries kasbahs, and finally through the Sahara desert of Erg Chebbi where you’ll do an overnight Camel trekking in Morocco.

The perfect private tour from Marrakech to Merzouga will give you the opportunity also to visit the Berber nomad families have a glass of mint tea and learn about their nomadic lifestyle under their tent for those who want to discover authentic Morocco and have a lifetime Sahara desert experience.

Highlights of: 4 Days Marrakech To Merzouga Tour

Here are the highlights of the 4 Days Marrakech To Merzouga Tour:

  • Cross high & Anti Atlas mountains
  • Beautiful views & panoramics
  • Authentic Berber villages
  • Ait ben Haddou Kasbah
  • Dades Valley
  • Todra gorge
  • Camel Trekking experience 
  • Overnight stay at Merzouga desert camp
  • Enjoy watching the starry sky
  • Wonderful sunrise & sunset in Erg Chebbi Desert
  • Draa Valley

Tour Itinerary: 4 Days Marrakech To Merzouga Tour

Day 1 : Tour from Marrakech to Dades Valley {330 km} 7 Hours

Our driver will pick up you from your hotel in Marrakech at 8:30 a.m and your 4 days trip from Marrakech to Merzouga get started towards Dades valley, through the Tizi- N-Tichka pass at 2260 m high above the sea level in the High Atlas mountains.

We will enjoy the scenic road in mountains, we will admire beautiful landscapes with different colors, we pass so many authentic Berber villages along the way to Ouarzazate to visit Taourirt Kasbah one of the most spectacular ksars in Morocco and Oscar film studios then we will have lunch here.

The next site to visit is the Rose Valley going through the big Skoura palm grove a wonderful place to contemplate scenery and numerous kasbahs that are built in the surrounding area.  

In this Valley damascenes, roses are raised for cosmetic use such as the valued rosewater. The Rose Festival is held here annually in May, it is an important museum for Moroccan culture we continue to Dades Valley where we’ll spend the night at the hotel overlooking the valley.

Day 2 : From Dades Valley to Merzouga desert {270 km} 4 Hours

After breakfast at the hotel, our 4 Days Marrakech To Merzouga Tour depart to Todra Gorge the Berber villages are scattered along the way pass-through Tinghir we’ll stop to admire the beautiful Todra valley full of palm trees before we arrive at Todra Gorges that are currently one of the most popular rock climbing destinations in Morocco.

Here we will have a short walk through its grey and pink high canyons that can reach 300 m after that we’ll head to Tinjdad and Touroug where we’ll have lunch then to Erfoud which will feel the beginning Saharan oasis of Tafilalet afterward we will continue our way to Merzouga and majestic Erg Chebbi dunes.

From here you will take a camel ride for about one hour and a half in order to get to your Nomadic Berber tents during the trek you will take a break in the middle of the dunes to watch the sunset, try sandboarding if that’s an activity you’re interested in, take photos and enjoy the scenery…

After the sun goes down you will continue to the camp where you will be welcomed with a glass of mint tea, dinner, campfire, music party, and overnight stay at Berber camp Merzouga.

Day 3 : From Merzouga Desert to Ouarzazate {370 km} 5 Hours

The next day, after watching the sunrise you’ll have breakfast and shower at camp then you can ride the camels or transfer back by 4WD back to the originally started point where you will meet your driver.

Then we’ll travel to Ouarzazate driving through Rissani to visit its Weekly traditional market if we are lucky to be here in one of the days of the market ( Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday ).

Afterwards we’ll drive through the arid pre-desertic area where we´ll see acacia typical trees of this landscapes. On the way to the Draa valley, we´ll make some stops to admire the beautiful views of the river that gives name to the valley. It’s the longest river in Morocco.

Our 4 Days Marrakech To Merzouga Tour continues towards Ouarzazate crossing the Anti Atlas. We´ll have some free time for lunch in the city and in the afternoon we continue our journey to Ouarzazate arrival in the late afternoon/evening, dinner, and overnight at hotel.

Day 4 : From Ouarzazate to Marrakech {190 km} 4 Hours

After breakfast in your hotel, we will drive to visit the ksar (fortified village) of Ait ben Haddou the famous Kasbah declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986 numerous films have been shot in this spectacular place including Gladiator, Obelix, The Mummy, The Jewel of the Nile, Sahara with Penélope Cruz…etc before traveling through Tizi n’Tichka making stops on the way to enjoy the superb views of these mountains and authentic Berber villages, lunch at a restaurant in the middle of the Atlas. then we will continue to Marrakech arrival in the afternoon and end our 4 Days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga.

4 Days Marrakech To Merzouga Tour Pricing Includes

Here are the things included in the pricing of the 4 Days Desert Trip from Marrakech to Merzouga:

  • Pick up and drop off you at your hotel in Marrakesh
  • Tour in air-condition vehicle A/C
  • Experienced English speaking driver
  • 2 night stay at private room at hotel ( dinner & breakfast included )
  • 1-night stay at a private tent at desert camp ( Dinner & breakfast included )
  • Camel trek in desert
  • Sandboarding in the dunes (optional)
  • Moroccan mint tea at the camp
  • Fuel
  • Visit all interesting places along the way
  • Stops for panoramic views, take pictures, and free time for lunch

4 days trip Marrakech to Merzouga Pricing Excludes

Here are the things NOT included in the pricing of the Overnight Camel Trek in Merzouga desert camp:

  •  Lunches
  •  Drinks
  • Entrances to monuments (optional)
Frequently Asked Questions

The distance from Marrakech to Merzouga desert is 564 km and takes around 8 hours, however, the drive will split into two spending the first night at Dades Valley and continue to Merzouga the next day. On the third day, you will do an overnight stay in Ouarzazate to divide again the distance and then travel back to Marrakech on the fourth day.

In Marrakech to Merzouga 4 day tour we have private & shared trip options available.
This Marrakech 4 desert tour will start and end at your hotel in Marrakech.
Yes, you can do the sandboarding in Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga desert.
The camel ride takes around 1:30 h to reach the camp.
The tents are always private but the difference is that at standard camp the bathroom is common and at luxury camp, the tents are private with ensuite bathrooms.
Yes,  we’ll take you in our 4WD from and to the camp.
We’ll transport all your luggage to the camp so you’ll have it with you in your tent once you get there.
Yes, there are towels and toilet paper at the desert camp, but it’s recommended to have yours in case.
Yes, the camp is equipped with electricity from solar panels energy.
Here’s a list of what to pack for your Morocco desert tour:
– Sunglasses 
– Sun cream 
– Scarf or Hat 
– Long jean pants ( comfortable for the camel trek )
– Long light sleeves
– Rugged sandals or shoes 
– Flip flops
– Hand sanitizers
– Portable charger
– First Aid Kit 
– A small backpack where to pack everything
– A wallet to secure your valuables like phone, cards…
What To Know?

Before you book this 4 Days Marrakech To Merzouga Tour kindly read the following points: 

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