4 days Marrakech desert tour Overview
4 days Marrakech desert tour is planned to visit Ouarzazate (Hollywood of Africa) where the fortified Kasbahs and World Heritage site Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. During this marrakech desert tours 4 days you will visit Dades Valley, Tinjdad’s palm trees, Todgha Gorges and cross the Anti Atlas Mountains before you head to Merzouga (the great Moroccan Sahara) where your camel trek excursion starts. You will explore the majestic Morocco Sahara desert and ride camels toward Erg Chebbi dunes where you willl camp in a nomad tent and sleep under the stars at your Morocco Sahara desert camp in Merzouga for the rest of the overnight. On the day number four of the 4 days tour from marrakech to merzouga desert, you will be driven back to Marrakech driving through the wonderful landscapes past Draa Valley with its oases of dates palm trees, High Atlas Mountains and Tizi N’Tichka.
Morocco Explore Tours; 4 days Marrakech desert tour:
4 days Marrakech desert tour highlights
- Travel through the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi N’Tichka pass ( 2260 meters high )
- Visit Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou ( a UNESCO World Heritage Site )
- Drive across the Valley of the Roses
- Visit Dades Valley and Dades Gorges
- Visit Todgha Valley and Todgha Gorges
- Camel Trek to the Desert
- Camp in the dunes of Erg Chebbi
- Admire the sunset/sunrise over the sand dunes
- Sleep under the stars in Erg Chebbi Sahara camp
This is the itinerary of the 4 day desert trips from marrakech:
Day 1 : Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Boumalne – Dades Valley.
The driver will be waiting for you at your accommodation to pick you up, the destination will be Ouarzazate. On the way of morocco sahara desert in 4 days, you will travel through the vaery well-known Tizi N’Tichka pass, it is 2260 meters high over the High Atlas Mountains. You will have a stop in Ouarzazate to visit the World Heritage Site of the Kasbah ait Ben Ait Haddou and the Kasbah of Tourirt with a local guide. Toward Boulmane, the journey 4 day morocco tour continues before arrive at Dades Gorges. On the way, you will admire the panoramic views of the colourful Berber villages alongside the road. You will across the desert oasis in Skoura, visit the Valley of the Roses to Kalaa Megouna where you can visit rose water ladies cooperative and learn how locals manufacture rose water perfume essences and witness the 1001 Kasbahs. It will be a six hour drive from Marrakech to the Dades Valley. At a hotel in Dades Gorges, you will have dinner and spend the overnight.
Day 2 : Dades Gorges – Todra Gorges – Tinjdad – Merzouga Dunes (Erg Chebbi Dunes).
On the day number two of the trip 4 day sahara desert tour marrakech, we will leave Dades Gorges toward Merzouga Sahara desert traveling through Tinghir, palm groves of Skoura and the Jewish quarter. The journey 4 day desert tour marrakech continues to visit Todra Gorges where we enjoy the wonderful landscapes and take a walk under the 300 meters high gorges, a preferred place of mountain climbers. Before we arrive at Merzouga Sahara dunes, we will have lunch in the small village of Tinjdad. The camel ride excursion to Erg Chebbi’s wonderful sand dunes starts from the town of Merzouga. You will ride camels (camel caravan) toward the bivouac (camp) in the middle of the wonderful sand-dunes. You will warmly welcomed with glass of min tea in a Berber tent in desert camp and enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner, where the local nomads playing their drums and you will spend the overnight.
Day 3 : Camel Trekking for Sunrise – Desert Guided journey.
The third day on this 4 days marrakech desert tour to merzouga of the Moroccan desert, after enjoying the breathtaking sunrise over the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, you will be guided to Merzouga town riding camels. You will have breakfast at the hotel before you head to visit a lake near Merzouga, it is located between desert rocks and sand-dunes. The journey 4 day 3 night morocco desert tour continues to visit the oasis of Tissardmine. After that, we will visit the interesting village of Khamilia. It is also known as the black people village. Gnawa people inhabit this ancient and small village. You will observe the area’s lifestyle, and listen to Gnawa music before we have lunch at a local small restaurant. We will also have the chance to visit a nomad family whose sheeps, Goats and Chikens are part of their daily lives. They live in this area because of the green grass and water that provide good conditions to take care of their animals. It is a very peaceful and calm area.
You will go back to have an opportunity to swim and a refereshing shower before you will be served dinner at a restaurant/hotel. Night in the rooms.
Day 4 : Erg Chebbi – Rissani – Erfoud – Ouarzazate – Ait Benhaddou – Marrakech.
On the day 4 of the 4 days morocco sahara desert tour from marrakech, you will head to Ouarzazate after having breakfast. Before reaching Ouarzazate, you will visit the town of Rissani and Erfoud. On the way, you will stop to have lunch before visiting the famiys Cinema Studios in Ouarzazate. Hollywood of Africa is another name of Ouarzazate. The journey proceeds with visiting Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou one of the most fortified cities in Morocco and the filming location of movies such as Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator and Kingdom of Heaven. It is 30 kilometers far away from the town of Ouarzazate. It has been listed as one of the UNESCO world heroitage sites since 1987. With a local guide you will visit this fortified Kasbah ( fortified village ), it is one of the most visited landmarks in Morocco and knwo more about it.
Marrakech is the destination after we finish visiting Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. En route, you will travel through Tizi N’Tichka’s pass. You will be in Marrakech at 7pm. You will be driven to your accommodation where our services come to an end.
- If the 4 days Marrakech desert tour itineraries we offer do not match what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will prepare a trip to suit your needs and requirements.
- If you are looking for a shorter tour to explore the Moroccan desert, check out our other excursions from Marrakech: 2 days marrakech to zagora desert tour and 3 day sahara desert from marrakech to erg chebbi dunes.
- Possible Extras in the desert ( extra cost ) : Quad or Buggy ride and Special settings (Birthdays, Anniversaries, Weddings …)
Included in this 4 days morocco desert tour from marrakech:
- Private A/C Comfortable Vehicle + fuel
- English/French/Spanish speaking driver during the tour
- Pick up & Drop off at your accommodation
- Night in The desert Camp
- Camel Trekking for sunset and sunrise
- Overnight in a traditional hotel
- Dinner and Breakfast are daily included
- Free time to explore the sites, Breaks for photos,…Etc
Not included in this 4 days marrakech desert tour to merzouga dunes:
- Entrance fees to monuments, studios, and Kasbahs
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