A 4-day private tour from Marrakech to Merzouga offers a captivating journey through diverse landscapes, including the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert. You’ll experience cultural stops, camel rides, and desert camping. Be sure to check our itinerary for specific itineraries and accommodations
Day 1: Marrakesh – Ait Ben haddou Kasbah – Gorge Dades
We will pick you up at Marrakesh airport or at your hotel, then drive to Ouarzazate, a former caravan town on the silk and salt route in the eastern foothills of the Atlas Mountains. Ouarzazate is known as the Gateway to the Sahara. First of all, we will travel through the dramatic landscape of the High Atlas Mountains passing through the berber town of Taddert and over the 2260 metres high Tizi-in-Tichka pass. We will stop at the famous Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, 30 kilometres from Ouarzazate. The kasbah is one of the most intriguing red earth castles lining the ancient road of the Kasbahs, and is a UNESCO world heritage site. Lunch by the Kasbah and continue on our way to Dades Gorge via Ouarzazate. “the Hollywood of Africa”. On, through the “Road of the thousand Kasbahs”- the fascinating “sand castles”.we will continue in our journey to stop at Kalaat Mgouna, “the rose’s city” known for roses and its annual festival during the roses harvest in May, and then continue to our hotel in the heart of the Dades Gorge.
Day 2: Dades Gorge – Todra Gorge – Merzouga desert camel trekking.
After breakfast in the hotel, drive back through the valley to see the amazing rock formation “the monkey toes”. Leave the Dades valley towards Tinghir and the Todra valley. Watch the panoramic views of the old mud Berber villages overlooking the valley. Get to the Gorge and walk under the 300m high red cliff, where many Rock-climbers come to enjoy their preferred sport. Continue our trip to Erfoud where you can visit the fossiles factory then head to the hotel where your camel will be awaiting you. before you mount your camel, guided by an experienced Camel man, to explore within the mysterious sand-sea of the Erg-Chebbi.This trip begins in evening, we organise the camel ride for the night in the desert from Merzouga village. The trek will start right into the desert for 1hour, We will spend the night in an equipped camp in the middle of the Sahara,this is a great opportunity to take lovely pictures of the sunset and sunrise, when we arrive at the camp we walk to the high dunes to see the sunset ,It will be a magical night when the sky is clear of cover and stars sparkle and shine with intensity, overnight stay at updated desert camp.
Day 3: Merzouga – Agdez – Ouarzazate / Ait Ben Hadou.
After the sunrise you will ride camels to our hotel where you will have breakfast and shower before leaving for Rissani – once Sijilmassa – is the foundation of the Alaouite dynasty, the current ruling family. With most of the woman veiled, and men hooded, this is a very traditional Moroccan town, we will have chance to visit this local markets before to continue driving towards Agdz , via Alnif and Tazarine, we get to the fascinating Draa Valley at the edge of the Atlas Mountains, along which lay hundreds of Berber Kasbahs.we will passe through Agdz to end our journey at our hotel in Ait ben haddou.
Day 4: Ait Ben Hadou – Telouet – High Atlas Mountains – Marrakesh.
After breakfast, We will visit the cinema studio in Ouarzazate ( optional ) then depart for Marrakesh through the famous Tizi –in-Tichka pass over the High Atlas Mountains. The range has snow on its peaks most of the year. Appreciate the beauty of the timeless landscapes on the twisted roads through Berber villages.Stop at Telouet to visit the Glaoui kasbah then continue to Marrakesh drop you off at your hotel, where the tour ends
What is included in the cost?
The fee includes the following for the whole tour:
- Touring in a Suv4x4 or van air-conditioned vehicle + Fuel.
- Hotel Pick up & Drop off at your hotel.
- An English -speaking driver/guide.
- Berber music at the camp.
- A guided camel trekking in the desert.
- A night at the hotel in Dades valley plus dinner & breakfast.
- A night in a private tent in the Sahara plus dinner & breakfast.
- A night at the hotel in Ouarzazate plus dinner & breakfast.
- Free Sand boarding in the desert.
- Private room & tent in the desert with private toilet/hot shower.
- 4×4 car to take your luggage to the camp and you can ride it instead of camels if you want.
- Not Included: