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From Marrakech : Private 4-Days to Merzouga Desert. (Erg_Chebbi)


Escape the bustle and hustle of Marrakech and travel to the real Sahara. Explore the landscapes of Draa valley and the architecture of the kasbahs of Ouarzazate, which is on the list of world heritage site since 1987 and marvel at the wonders of the desert views. Ride camels across the dunes on the sunrise and the sunset time. Enjoy traditional dinner accompanied by Gnawa music and sleep at the desert camp under the stars. (Shelter, camels, dinner, and breakfast are included).


1-Day: Marrakech – Ouarzazat – Dades.

Your private tour to Merzouga desert starts with a pick-up at 08:00 am from your hotel/Riad in Marrakech. Then we drive to Dades gorges via Tizi-n-Tichka famous pass with far-reaching views across the High Atlas Mountains. Next, we continue to the Ait Benhaddou to visit this UNESCO world heritage site; a spectacular fortified village (Ksour), used as a location set for some famous Hollywood epics, such as “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Gladiator”. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant opposite to the Kasbah. After we enjoyed under the palm trees’ shade we jump on our 4*4-car heading to the Dades gorges then the roses valley where our overnight takes place. (Sleep in a nomadic Berber tent, dinner under the stars and breakfast are included).

2-Day: Dades – Tafilalt – Merzouga (315 Km/4h.30min drive).

The second day starts with an early traditional nomad breakfast and a chance to admire the sunrise riding camels.
You will take the road to the Toudgha Gorge, which consists of high limestone cliffs that have been hollowed out for millennia. This splendid site is also the delight of climbing enthusiasts. The adventure will continue to the fascinating dunes of Merzouga. A village marks the beginning of the Sahara. At this stage, vehicles will be replaced by camels to enjoy a traditional camel ride. You will cross and explore the Erg_chebbi dunes and admire the sunset and the colors in perpetual evolution. After a traditional dinner with Berber rhythms, you will spend the night under the stars in a nomad tent in the middle of the desert.

3-Day: Merzouga – Agdez – Tamnougalt Kasbah – Draa Valley – Ouarzazate (370 Km/5h drive).     

After we enjoyed the sunrise and breakfast, we drive towards Agdez via Alnif and N’kkob. We visit the Tamnougalte Kasbah and then continue on the Draa Valley to Agdez. After an hour and a half drive across the neck of the Anti-Atlas. Upon arriving in Ouarzazate, enjoy your dinner and spend the third night there.

4-Day: Ouarzazate – Tizi-n-Tichka – Marrakech (230 Km/ 5h drive).

If you wake up early enough, you can watch the spectacle of the sunrise, when the color of the dunes and the play of shadows are an awesome sight. Then we back in a 4WD vehicle driving along the valley’s Oasis. Discover the orange gardens and have fantastic views over the beautiful Oasis, the surrounding Kasbah and come across the splendid villages of The Atlas Mountains where you have a chance to meet Berber people and have an idea about their life. Continue exploring until we arrive in Marrakech around 07:00 PM, where your tour ends.
(Drop off at your accommodation is included).
This tour can be modified/customized depending on your requirements; budget and we are ready to prepare your own Morocco tour.
If you are interested in this tour! Do not hesitate to contact us for any question or contact us directly to book your tour. Promise, you will not regret it.

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Additional information

About the activity:

-Private 4-day tour by modern 4WD vehicle.
-Duration 4-day and 3-nights tour.
-Live driver/guide speaking English, French, and Arabic.
-Pick up and drop off service included.
-Departure from your hotel/Riad in Marrakech. If your location is not accessible by car, you will be provided with a meeting point instead.
-Return to the departure point.
-Instant confirmation.
-Please bring comfortable shoes, sunglasses, and camera.


-Private, modern A/C 4WD Vehicle + fuel.
-3-nights in nomadic Berber tent or in a hotel. (Optional)
-English/French/Spanish speaking driver during the tour
-Pick up & Drop off at your Marrakech accommodation
-Camel rides at every sunset and sunrise time.
-Dinner and Breakfast are included.
-Free time to explore the sites, Breaks for photos. Etc
-Customized & Flexible stops.
*Entrance fees to monuments, studios, and Kasbahs

What to expect:

Drive through Tizi-n-Tichka famous pass.
See the impressive mountains.
Visit the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah.
Visit the studios where many Films were filmed including Gladiator and The Mummy and so on.
-Sleep in a nomad tent under the stars.
-Camel rides, camel per each.
-Free time to explore the monuments, the studios, and the city of Ouarzazat.
-Discover the real Sahara of Merzouga and the valleys.
-Savour an authentic Moroccan dinner under the Stars.
-Hunt for fossils. This region is rich in fossils and there are several well-known areas to be sure to find a fossil to take home.
-Visit with a semi-nomadic family. With a trusted guide translating, you will be able to understand a bit more about their way of life.
-Listen to Gnawa Music.
-Explore the sand dunes. Sometimes there is not anything better than hopping off into the unknown atop your favorite camel (or 4×4)
-Explore Erg Chebbi, this ruin was once the most important trade post, linking Morocco across the desert with Egypt, Sudan, and Ghana.


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