4 DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO MERZOUGA
Marrakech Al Desierto offers you the best 4 DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO MERZOUGA to have your best experience in Morocco
4 DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO MERZOUGA
This Fantastic 4 Days Marrakech to Merzouga Desert Trip takes you on a breathtaking expedition in the southern of Morocco through the Mountains of high Atlas with its charming Berber villages, Kasbahs, Gorge, Canyon, Palm Groves and Sahara desert (Erg Chebbi dunes) with its oasis. This 4 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert is just terrific and the views are breathtaking. You’ll have two nights in the desert so as to discover its charming activities and best highlights of the desert including a visit to a nomad family, learn about the system of irrigation how the “Berber” Amazigh tribal system works.
ITINERARY OF 4 DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO MERZOUGA
Day 1 : Marrakech - Tizi n' Tichka - Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Dades Valley
Our 4 days tour will start at 8 o’clock in the morning from Marrakech, heading towards the high atlas mountains through Tizi N’Tichka pass with stops will be made for panoramic views and taking pictures of the Berber small villages that camouflage in the landscape. Then driving south to the Ksar (fortified village) of Ait Ben Haddou the major stop of the first day, where we will visit the famous Kasbah (declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986). Famous films have been shot in this spectacular stage, including Gladiator, Obelix, The Mummy, The Jewel of the Nile, Sahara with Penélope Cruz…etc Free time for lunch in local restaurant, Then we continue to Ouarzazate also known as “The gate of the desert” that in Berber language means “noiseless or without confusion”. Here we’ll see the Taourirt kasbah, one of the most spectacular Ksars in Morocco. The next site to visit is the Rose Valley going through the big Skoura palm grove. In this Valley damascenes roses are raised for cosmetic use such as the valued rosewater. The Rose Festival is take place here annually in May, it is an important season for Moroccan culture. And over night in local hotel in Dades Valley.
Day 2 : Dades Valley - Todra Gorges - Erfoud - Merzouga desert and camel trek
In the second day of our 4 days tour from Marrakech to desert will started by visiting Dades gorges, taking the road of 1000 kasbahs drive around the colorful Berber villages of the Dades valley. to get to Tineghir with its beautiful palm grove. We will continue to the Gorge of Todgha , where we will enjoy walking along the canyons of about 300m high, it is preferred as the place of mountain climbers. Afterwards we will head to Erg chebbi dunes in Merzouga Sahara desert through the Erfoud town known for its high quality dates and fossils and you will have time for lunch on our way. Once you arrive to the Dunes of Erg Chebbi, you will take a camel ride for 1 h30 min, meditation on the enchanting Sahara desert with its sunset, down to the camp in the oasis. Spending the night in the bivouac at Merzouga Sahara dunes under nomadic tents or outside under shooting stars. Enjoying Play drums with local nomads
Day 3: full day in merzouga to explore the Desert Area
Today, we will have the full day to exploring the desert area and having less-hours of driving. You’ll initially learn about the unique system of irrigation known as “Khettaras” through which water is conveyed from far distances by digging a chain of wells that are interconnected with an underground channel. Drive through the village of Merzouga to the Khamlia Village. ( Gnawaa the black slaves) which is resided by a tribe who were brought as slaves from the Sub-Sahara lands and they are known for the Gnawa Music, which they perform to the guest-visitors as a way to gain a source of income.
Have a complete tour around the sand dunefield of Erg Chebbi while including many short breaks for taking pictures. You’ll visit a local nomad family so that you can learn about their unique lifestyle while sharing a mint tea with them. After lunch, you’ll drive back to your hotel/Riad by the sand dunes where you can relax & chill out to get prepared for the next day’s adventure.
Day 4: Merzouga desert - Agdez - Ouarzazatte - Marrakech
The last day, after watching the sunrise you’ll have breakfast and shower at camp then you can ride the camels or transfer back by 4WD back to the originally started point where you will meet your driver then we’ll travel back to Marrakech through Alnif, Tazarine, Draa valley, Agdez and Ouarazazate. In Ourazazate we will have free time for lunch and a photo stop in front of the famous Taourirt Kasbah.. in the afternoon we continue our journey to Marrakech arrival in the late afternoon/evening, Transfer to your hotel, and your 4 days tour from marrakech to Merzouga comes to the end.