4 Days 3 Nights Desert Tour From Marrakech
In this 4 Days & 3 Nights Tour From Marrakech to Merzouga you will cross Tizi n’Tichka in the High Atlas mountains. You will pass through the breathtaking landscapes of the Dades Valley and its impressive Gorges. In the desert, you will experience a night camel trek in Merzouga, have a cup pf tea with a nomad family, visit Ouarzazate and its studios, and explore the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou which is declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
itinerary Desert Tour From Marrakech :
Day 1: Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Zagora,
Our English-speaking driver will pick you up from your Marrakesh hotel at around 7 am, in preparation for a 7:20 am departure. If you’re in a private tour you’ll be travelling in an air-conditioned 4×4 vehicle, and if you’re joining a shared tour you’ll be travelling in a modern air-conditioned minibus.
We’ll start by heading to the world-renowned Kasbahs at Ait Ben Haddou, now a UNESCO World Heritage site, then move on to the city of Ouarzazate where you’ll marvel at the “Hollywood” film set locations. From Ouarzazate we’ll travel through the magnificent Draa Valley, and by late afternoon we’ll arrive in Zagora.
But the fun still hasn’t really started, because now we’ll be taking a 90-minute camel ride to our secluded Berber desert camp where we’ll spend the night. This will be an evening to remember, as we sit around a bonfire enjoying a beautiful Moroccan meal, before retiring for the night to our Berber tent. Perhaps you’ll choose to sleep out under the magnificent starry skies!
Day 2: Zagora – Ouarzazate – Dade’s Valley,
In the morning you’ll awaken to a traditional nomad breakfast and enjoy an unbelievable desert sunrise. Then, we’re back on our camels for a trek back to Zagora. From Zagora we’ll head back to Ouarzazate, often known as the Gateway to the Desert, where we’ll change vehicles ready for the next exciting leg of our adventure.
We’ll enjoy a leisurely lunch in Ourzazate, then proceed on to the beautiful Dades Valley. The photographic opportunities here are endless, with the picturesque winding roads, steep cliffs, and beautiful river deltas.
Tonight, we’ll stay in Dade’s Valley in a smart guest house where you’ll enjoy ensuite rooms, a sumptuous evening meal, and a hearty breakfast.
Day 3: Dade’s Valley – Todra Gorge – Merzouga,
Make sure your cameras are charged and ready, because today is the day we’ll be exploring more of Dades Valley, then moving on to the simply stunning Todra Gorge. You’ll be guided around the gorge by a local guide, which is included in your tour price. Lunch can be enjoyed at any of the cafes on the way to Merzouga, which will be our next port of call. At Merzouga you’ll have another opportunity to experience camel trekking and sleeping under the stars at our secluded Berber camp somewhere in the Erg Chebbi sand dunes.
On the outskirts of Merzouga on day three we’ll camel-trek across the Erg Chebbi sand dunes, and it’s here you’ll experience the most unbelievable sunrise and sunset. The undulating, windswept sand dunes provide a natural environment for camel caravans, which effortlessly and gracefully negotiate this arid terrain. Tonight, the final night of your Marrakesh to Zagora desert tour, you’ll have another opportunity to enjoy a typical Moroccan meal and the opportunity to sleep either under the stars or in a Berber tent.
Day 4. Merzouga – Explore the Draa Valley – Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech
After a leisurely breakfast at our Berber camp we’ll again mount our camels for the return trip to Merzouga. Today we’ll further explore the Draa Valley, the city of Ouarzazate, and experience travelling through the stunning Atlas Mountains as we head back to Marrakesh. We expect to have you back at your hotel in Marrakesh sometime between 7 pm and 8 pm.
from Ouarzazate to ‘the red city of Morocco’, Marrakech. First, we will drive to the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou that is a UNESCO world heritage site. This fortified village is a famous Kasbah not only locally but also globally for it serves as the setting for many international films such, Gladiator, Prince of Arabia, the Mummy and so many others. As we explore the Kasbah, we will head to Marrakech vie Tizi n Tichka mountain pass which reaches more than 2260m. Late in the evening, we will reach Marrakech.
- Mark N
Had a great day in the mountains. Picked up at hotel, taxi to imlil, where we collected our bikes before heading up for the pass. Was a tough climb but well worth it for the views and going down again!! Lovely lunch provided in the...More
- Johno E
I booked a last minute trip with these guys after my other biking company was a no-show and I'm so happy I did. The guide, Mohammad, was great and clearly loved biking and knew a lot about the area. The route itself was exactly what...More
We are a couple in our 70s. We have done a lot of different mountain walks but this is something totally different. The paths are quite difficult in places because the stones can make your feet slip. So having Rachid as our guide with Ali as muleteer and cook was BRILLIANT! Rachid was an excellent guide who altered our itinerary to reflect the fact that I was rather ill at the time. Normally I lose weight on treks but with Ali producing banquets for three meals per day I didn't. Rachid organised all the accommodation which varied in quality but when in the mountains you don't expect the Ritz. In Imlil valley we had a wonderful room with a comfortable double bed and an en suite shower room. Fabulous. If you're heading for the Atlas get hold of Rachid. He's a good guy.
I had a ride with this company in the Atlas Mountains i really liked the views and the guide was so friendly you should bring your camera to have some good footage it was an all day event if you want to do mountain biking...More
- Anne G
I came home from my trek in the Atlas mountains a couple of weeks ago and i have been on a high since. Rachid was our guide on our 5 day trek that took us through berber villages, fabulous mountain scapes and to the top...More
- Fiona v
We had a great experience hiking in the Atlas mountains, including Toubkal summit, with our guide Rachid. Rachid seems to know al the people in the mountains, is always in for a chat and he knows where to find best weather forecasts. With tasty meals...More
I spent three days with Rachid and couldn't be happier with my experience in the Atlas Mountains. He got me safely to the summit of Mount Toubkal and we spent a further two days mountain biking and treking in the Atlas. He is a true...More
Although we had some misfortune with a flat tyre and two broken chains, the mood of our guide remained positive and he arranged everything with a smile. We did the soft VTT (velo tout terrain) or mountainbike trip. only around 40 km, the climb was...More