This 4 days tour from Marrakech to the Sahara Desert starts from Marrakech to the Dades valley. On the way, you will visit the Kasbah of Telouet and Ait Ben Haddou. Overnight in the Riad du Dades in a beautiful valley. On day 2 we drive to Todgha gorge where you can have a short walk. Later on, you will have a short camel trek to reach the desert camp in the middle of the dunes and to enjoy the sunset on one of the high sand dunes. If you wake up early you can also enjoy the sunrise
Next day after breakfast we visit the Gnawa village, then we drive to Risani and Tazzarine where you can visit a prehistoric site consisting of rock drawings if you wish.
Day 4 we drive from Tamsahelte to Marrakech via the valley of the Draa, a valley of thousand palm trees. On the way, you can enjoy different landscapes.
What You’ll Do
- Visit the Kasbha of Ait Ben Haddou.
- Visit the Kasbha of Telouet.
- Enjoy all that the Sahara desert has to offer.
Day 1: Marrakech – Dades Gorge.(About 341 km via N9 and N10)
Departure at 8:00 from your Riad or Hotel in Marrakech direction South East 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 of Telouet which was a former residence of the Glaoui family.
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. Here you can also visit some movie studios and Taourirt Kasbah, the entry fees are not included.
Drive along the Valley of the Roses, then to Dades Valley by the road of 1000 Kasbah’s to get to our hotel in Dades Gorge (Riad du Dades).
Day 2: Dades Gorge – Merzouga. ( About 296 km via N10)
Departure from the Dades Valley heading to the Todgha Gorge which is the most famous natural gorge in North Africa and have a short walk. You may also have the opportunity to meet some 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 top of the dunes near the camp where you will spend the night in Berber tents after a short camel trek.
Day 3: Merzouga – Alnif – Tamsahlte. (About 202 km via N12)
After breakfast departure from Merzouga towards the Ouest, passing Rissani then Alnif village to arrive in Tazzarine where we can visit the prehistoric site consisting of rock drawings if you wish. The drawings date from about 5000 years BC. Then you will spend the night in a kasbah in Tamsahlte (Riad du Sud).
Day 4: Tamsahlte – Ouarzazate – Marrakech (About 360 km via N9)
On the way, we will pass the village of 45 kasbahs where you have a splendid view over the village.
Continue the way to cross the north part of the Draa valley which is considered to be the longest valley in Morocco with its 240 km of palm grove and Berber villages. This region is well known for good quality of the dates and Henna.
At the end of day we cross the Atlas Mountains to arrive in Marrakech.
4 Days Tour From Marrakech to Merzouga Prices (Price per person) & Required Persons Per Group
2 PaxCouple4 days390€
3 PaxGroup4 Days290€
4 PaxFamily4 Days245€
5 PaxFamily4 Days200€
The Price Includes
- The price of the tour includes vehicle with driver/guide, camel trek and accommodation with dinner and breakfast.
- Entrance fees for monuments, lunch and drinks are not included.
Knowing before booking with us
Desert Morocco Adventure organize only private tours so please if you are traveling with 2 adults ( in total 3 persons) and you are planning to book with us a tour make a booking in the tour schedule for 3 pax and not in a group of 5 unless you are 5 persons in total.
If you are more than 5 persons or you are traveling with kids please contact us.
The luxury option is also available.
Please note: That it can be cold on the way so we suggest you to bring with you some warm clothes and good shoes for walking. If you have already chosen the places where you would like to have lunch on the way, please let us know so we can update your driver.