4-Day Tour from Marrakech to the Sahara Desert & Essaouira
The tour of 4 days from Marrakech to the desert includes a night in a hotel in Boumaln Dades on the first night and then one night in the middle of the desert in a Berber tent (Kanz Erremal Desert Camp).
The tour starts from your accommodation in Marrakech at 7:45 am over the Tizi n’tichka pass crossing the high Atlas mountains. As you arrive at Ouarzazate you will visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou which is a UNESCO world heritage and well known for famous movies that have been shot in this area. Later on, you will visit the Dades Gorges.
On the next day, you will have time to do a very short hiking in the Todgha valley. After that, you will ride camels to the desert camp where you will enjoy the sunset on the top of the dunes. Next day we will drive to Ouarzazate along the Draa valley.
On day 4 we will travel from Ouarzazate to Essaouira via Marrakech.
What You’ll Do
- Visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou.
- Visit the Kasbah of Telouet.
- Visit the Dades and Todgha valley.
- visit Erfoud and its fossils products
- Enjoy all that the Sahara desert has to offer.
Day 1: Marrakech – Boumaln Dades
Departure at 7:45 from your Raid or Hotel in Marrakech direction southeast to cross the high Atlas Mountains. After the Tizi n’Tichka pass, you leave the main road and take a side road to the village of Telouet to visit the Kasbah which was a former residence of the Glaoui Family Residence.
The valley we are driving through was an important road for the caravans of traders. We continue along the stunningly beautiful road to Ait Ben Haddou where we have lunch. This is the most famous fortified Kasbah in Southern Morocco and is listed by UNESCO world heritage site. After lunch, we visit the Kasbah. This has been used as the backdrop for many Hollywood films. Then to Ouarzazate or African Hollywood as many actors call this small city.
Drive along the Valley of the Roses, then to Dades Valley by the road of 1000 kasbah to get to our hotel in Dades Gorge.
Day 2: Dades Gorge – Merzouga
Departure from the Dades Valley heading to the Todgha Gorge which is the famous natural gorge in North Africa and have a one hour walk where you will also have the opportunity to meet nomad people who fetch water in the gorge. After lunch, we cross many Berber villages to reach the Sahara desert of Erg Chebbi for a wonderful experience. You will benefit from a splendid sunset, a sky full of stars and sunrise on the tops of the dunes near the camp where you will spend the night in Berber tents.
Day 3: Merzouga – Nkoub – Ouarzazate
After sunrise and breakfast, you can have some time to try snowboarding off the dunes if you wish. Hereafter you ride back tot he hotel by camel. We are heading towards Rissani, Alnif and on the way, we visit the village Nkob with its 45 kasbahs. Here we drive along the valley of the Draa with thousands of palm trees along the river. Before arriving at the village of Agdz we visit the Kasbah of Tamnougalt. Then we drive to Ouarzazate via Ait Saoun. Overnight at an ecolodge.
Day 4: Ouarzazate – Essaouira
Today, you leave the city of Ouarzazate to the Atlas mountains and the coast of Morocco.
Along the way, you will see many authentic Berber villages and stop in Marrakech for lunch before heading to the Atlantic coast.
On the way to Essaouira, you will have the opportunity to stop to see an Argan Cooperative where women work each day to extract argan oil from the locally grown nuts and where they make argan oil products for food and beauty products.
4 Days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Prices (Prices listed are per group)
2 PaxCouple4 days884€
3 PaxGroup4 Days960€
4 PaxFamily4 Days1160€
5 PaxFamily4 Days1250€
What’s included in the tour:
- The price of the tour includes a vehicle with driver/guide, camel trek, desert camp and accommodation with dinner and breakfast.
- Entrance fees for monuments, lunch, Drinks and flight ticket are not included.
What you need to know before booking with us
Desert Morocco Adventure organizes only private tours so please choose a package for the total group size. If you are more than 5 persons or you are traveling with kids please contact us.
The luxury option is also available.
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