4-Days desert tour from Marrakech

berber carpet
October 13, 2018
Erg Chebbi
2 Days tour from Marrakech to Fes
October 14, 2018


Day 1 : Marrakech » The high atlas mountains » Ait Ben Haddou » Ouarzazate » Skoura Oases » Roses Valley

Our guide will pick you up at 8:00 am form your accommodation in Marrakech towards Dades Gorges. On our way we are going to enjoy the beauty of the high atlas mountains via the road of Tizi-n-Tichka pass the highest road in Morocco with an altitude of 2260m, offering you charming views as far as the eye can see. We will stop by, so you can get the chance to take some great pictures, videos and to admire the beauty of the tiny Berber villages, valleys and oasis….

After a quiet stay, we will resume our tour until we reach the beautiful Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou: a kasbah that belongs to one of the most important families between the 16the and 17 the centures in Morocco “the Glaoui’s family” and it is considered a great example of Moroccan earthen clay architecture and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987 also a place that attracted many film makers that it took a part in their movies such as (“Prince of Persia ” “Gladiator”…) . A lunch is planned for you to enjoy it in this historical kasbah.

Afterward, we will drive to Ouarzazate also known as “Africa’s Hollywood”, a city that attracted with its unique landscapes many producers to give it a part in thier movies. There where you will have the chance to visit one of the biggest film stutio in Morocco which is “The Atlas Studio”.  after having a great time in the studio we will continue our trip through skoura oasis known as the road of one thousand kasbahs, then to Rose valley (Friendly Reminder: The best season of roses viewing is in late May). Eventually, arriving to Dades Gorges where you will enjoy the night with authantic dinner in a Riad/hotel.

Day 2 : Dades Gorges » Todra Gorges » The irregation system » Erfoud » Merzouga » Erg Chebbi:

After breakfast in your accommodation in Dades Gorges we’ll start our day to a new destination. The magnificent sahara desert of merzouga, passing through Tinghir to visit Todra Gorges. Which is the highest narrowest spectacular gorges in Morocco. 300 meters high and at their most narrow are a merely 20 meters apart. Also recognized around the world as one of the most spectacular Canyons. After a short walk around the immense cliffs and enjoying the amazing landscapes. We will continue our way to Tinjdad then to Touroug. And you will have time for lunch in one of the local restaurants in Tinjdad or Touroug.

After restoring, we will continue towards our unique place The Irreyation System: which begines in ancient times. Diverse societies on both sides of the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Built thousands of wells and tunnel systems similar to qanats in Iran or foggaras in Algeria. These systems called khettaras in Morocco. After a quiet stay, we will resume to Erfoud: It is one of the oldest known sites. Where you can find precious and unique fossils. Then to Rissani. Itself is very interesting town. Detween the 14the and 18the centures, it was the location of the famed desert capital, “Sijilmassa”. Where fourtunes in gold and slaves were traded via caravans crossing the sahel. In this old and historical area you will visit the largest local and traditionalist market (Souq) in the Southern Morocco. Eventually, arriving at Merzouga. Where you will enjoy the night with authantic dinner in a Riad/hotel.

Day 3 : Merzouga » Dayet Sriji » Erg Chebbi » Nomadic families» Mifis Mines » Khamlia Village( Gnaoua Village):

After breakfast our wonderful day will start from your accommodation exploring the surrounding areas of the marvel Erg Chebbi. Our first destination it will be to the spectacular lake of Merzouga. Which is Dayet Sriji perhaps its the best area in Morocco for spotting many desert birds. Including ( Egyptian nightjars, desert warblers, fulvous babblers and blue-cheeked bee-eaters). Sometimes, the lake even attracts flocks of flamingos and other waterbirds.

After a quiet stay, we will drive off road to visit the nomadic families. Who are living around the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. It will be a chance to see their life style. And how they could sorvive in a dray sahara desert by having a cup of mint tea with theim. And from there to Mifis mines. Its located on a high plateau that has a wonderful panoramic view of Erg Chebbi and the desert landscape.

Afterward, we will head to Khamlia village ( Gnaoua village). The people of this small village originated in black africa having a close and long standing relationship with the sahara. Their ancestors were brought from central and west Africa. Through the sahara desert in caravans that arrived to the southeastern of Morocco. We will get to know more about theim and enjoy their traditional music. After enjoying the traditional gnaoua music, we will have a delicious lunch which is berber pizza.

After that, you will ride your camels into a magic world through the sandy dunes of Erg Chabbe. Under a panoramic view of unique sunset of the Sahara. To finilly get to our camp in a relaxing mood. You will have a delicious and authentic Berber(Amazigh) dinner in the heart of the desert. And a night gathering around the fire with the berber music under an endless starry sky.

Day 4 : Merzouga » Rissani » The Anti-Atlas Mountains » Alnif » Tazzarine » Nkob » Draa Valley » Ouarzazate » The High Atlas Mountains » Marrakech :

It is recommended to wake up in early morning. So you can not miss one of the most beautiful sunrise in your life. After breakfast in the camp you will have two choices. Either to come back to the village by camels or by car. From there we will start our day to red city (Marrakech). On our way we are going to enjoy the beauty of the Anti atlas mountains passing by Rissani, Alnif, Tazzarine. Then to Nkob where you will have time for lunch.

After that, we will head to Draa valley. Which use to be the former route of caravans for Sahara traders coming from “Tombouctou”. There where you have the opportunity to see the biggest and longest palm grove in the country. In a mood of ancient caravans with spectacular views. Then continue our way passing through the Tizi N’Tnifift with an altitude of 1660m to reach Ouarzazate . After we will drive through the high atlas mountains crossing the second pass which is the Tizi-n-Tichka pass. The highest road in Morocco with an altitude of 2260m. Eventually, arriving to Marrakech where we will drop you off at your accommodation. Here unfortunately our wonderful experience will end.

Included in this tour:
  • Private tour in a comfortable A/C vehicle.
  • Driver/guide english speaking.
  • Pick up / drop off at your accommodation.
  • Accommodation in Dades Gores.
  • Accommodation in Merzouga.
  • Sleeping in the desert camp.
  • Camel trek in the desert.
  • Dinners and breakfasts (Dades Goges and Merzouga ).
Not Included:



✗ Entrance fees to museums and attractions.

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