4 Days Desert Tour from Ouarzazate to Marrakech via Merzouga desert, Dades and Todra Gorges

4 Days best Morocco Desert tour itinerary from Ouarzazate to Marrakech via Merzouga Sahara desert & Erg Chebbi dunes will allow you to discover the big Southeast's landscapes of Morocco, enjoy the desert night camping beneath the African sky with Camel trek experience.

Ancient street in Ouarzazate
Ancient street in Ouarzazate

Day 01: Ouarzazate  – Ait ben haddou – Skoura oasis – Rose valley – Dades

Today we will pick you up in the morning from Ouarzazate. First, we will move  to visit the UNESCO Heritage Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. This Ksar or Kasbah is one of the most precious and well-preserved strongholds in Morocco. Built on a hilltop. Kasbah Ait Ben haddou inspired myriad movie makers like Gladiator and Game of Thrones filmed here. The view from the upper heights of the Kasbah is fright-inspiring and worth desiring mount through the sinuous streets. Next, we will continue along the Road of One Thousand Kasbahs, heading into the Skoura oasis. Then continue to visit Rose Valley, the Moroccan roses’ center and products. Where the acres of Persian roses grew. And reaped to breed rose water and creams throughout Morocco and other countries around the world. Our last step on this day will be in Dades. Passing over the prodigious rock creation of Tamnalt Hills, we will explore Dades valley and then move to our hotel.

Overnight in Dades

Erg Chebbi biggest dunes in Merzouga Desert
Erg Chebbi biggest dunes in Merzouga Desert

Day 02: Dades – Todra gorge – Tinjdad – Rissani – Merzouga desert

Today we will meet you in the morning at your hotel in Dades, and after breakfast, we will start making our way to the desert camp, then set onto Todra Gorge, the spectacular gash in the hills that surrounds Tinghir village to see the gigantic rock walls that changed colors when the sun unfolds. These 300 meters cliffs of limestone shaped weirdly and 15 meters separated from each other. We can often meet Nomads in the gorge.

Many deserted Kasbahs, nomad brick villages, and green oases. And then the scenery will change again as we start seeing the first sand dunes from the road. The great sand oasis of Merzouga desert is an amazing area of fine, apricot, colored sand extensions as far as the eye can see. We will then proceed to our hotel to rest. Also, we can go out to enjoy the desert sunest.

Overnight in Merzouga - Hotel

Desert Camp in Merzouga desert
Desert Camp in Merzouga desert

Day 03: Merzouga – Khamlia – Rissani – Camel ride

After breakfast, we will start our explorative desert journey of the area. Morning wake up early to take in the images of the sun rising over the sand dunes which gives the sand an impressive mix of colours. This morning we will explore the area a bit, Besides, we can visit the ruins in Rissani village with local market. And then, we will move to explore Khamlia village where we will listen to the Gnaoua (tuareg) music played by the black men with descendants from Sudan, here we can dance or just relax and listen to music.

Late afternoon, we will head off into the vastness of the Sahara sand dunes. On a camel caravan guided by a local guide. The manly camel was a desert life pole over the centuries. And used to ship precious cargoes from Sub-Saharan Africa to the trading ports of the Mediterranean coast. We can ride or walk alongside as we reach the pace of the caravan led by Berber guides and marvel at the awesome spectacle of the desert and the solitude a silence that comes with it. After that, we will discover the beauty behind this region, and then slowly return back to our camp.

As the sun goes down, we will head to our comfort and luxury private desert camp. To enchanted with the mint tea and dates or nuts. The desert camp sits between the golden sand dunes of the Sahara. And gives the impression of being in solitude in the vast African desert. Again, while enjoying the comforts of Saharan camp. We will enjoy a delicious dinner. Prepared by local people and followed by music and a campfire beneath the starry African sky. Nothing compares to the millions of stars, silence, and peacefulness of the Sahara. Later on, we will go to rest in luxury canvas tents. Feeling like stepping back into one of the stories from the Arabian nights.

Overnight in Merzouga -  Camp

 

Draa valley surrounded by thousand Palm trees
Draa valley surrounded by thousand Palm trees

Day 04:  Merzouga desert – Draa valley – Agdez – Marrakech

Today we will wake up early, to enjoy the magnificent desert sunrise. After that, take time for breakfast, and shower. And then, we are going to leave Merzouga desert, and then, travel back to Marrakech. In addition to passing through the Nomadic Berber villages. The towns of Anif, Tazarine, and N’kob. Besides, we continue to visit Draa valley with a thousand palm trees surrounding it across the valley. And heading into the Atlas Mountains via Ouarzazate. Finally, reach Marrakech where we will finish our 4 Days Morocco Tour.

 

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