4 Days Desert Tour From Marrakech:
A 4 days tour from Marrakech to Sahara desert is a must-do for those seeking an action-packed trip. This 4-day, 3-night excursion will take you to some of the most stunning sites in Morocco, including the High Atlas Mountains, Tizi-N-Tichka Pass, Ait-Ben-Haddou Kasbah, Ouarzazate city, Draa Valley, the longest river in Morocco, Rissani town, Merzouga Sahara Desert, where you can ride camels and watch magical sunsets and sunrises. You will spend a night in a desert camp, witness the beauty of the Dades Valley, Todra gorges and visit the Amridil Kasbah before the tour concludes in Marrakech.
What's included and excluded in this 4 days tour from Marrakech to Sahara desert :
Itinerary for 4 days tour from Marrakech to Sahara desert :
The 4 days desert excursion begins with a prompt pickup from either the airport or your Marrakech accommodation. We then embark on a drive through the mesmerizing High Atlas mountains and the Tizi-N-Tichka pass, making stops to take in the stunning views along the way.
Next, we visit the renowned Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a fortification that has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The Kasbah has been featured in numerous films such as Gladiator, Alexander, and The Mummy, as well as the TV show Game of Thrones. Afterwards, we proceed to Ouarzazate, also known as "The Gate of the Desert". The evening ends with dinner and an overnight stay at a hotel.
After having breakfast, we embark on a city exploration of Ouarzazate. Our first stop is the Atlas Studios, a location famous for hosting the shoots of various movies. Next, we visit the Taourirt Kasbah, a historic and fortified mud castle. Afterwards, we head towards Agdz and follow the Draa Valley, the longest river in Morocco. Along the way, we take breaks to admire the palm tree groves, stunning Kasbahs, and Berber villages. We have free time for lunch either in Nkob or Alnif.
After lunch, we make our way to the Sahara desert in Merzouga through Rissani. Upon reaching the Erg Chebbi sand dunes, we switch to camels for a journey across the Sahara desert. We stop at the top of a large dune to take in the stunning sunset. Then, we proceed to the camp which blends traditional nomad tents with the comfort of a hotel. At the campsite, you can enjoy Berber drum music and dance around the campfire under the starry sky. Dinner and overnight stay will be provided at the camp.
Rise and shine early in the morning to witness the magnificent sunrise amidst the desert. After a leisurely breakfast, you will return to Merzouga on camels where the driver will be waiting. Our next destination is the historic town of Rissani, formerly the capital of Tafilalet and still a bustling trading hub, particularly on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.
Following a leisurely stroll through the vibrant Rissani market, we head to Erfoud to visit a workshop producing fossilized marble. Our journey continues through the Touroug and Tinjdad palm groves to reach the Todra Gorges, a majestic canyon carved by the Todra river with towering red cliffs. This area is a popular destination for rock climbers and offers ample opportunities to explore and appreciate the natural beauty. After lunch, we embark on a journey through Boumalne Dades to reach the Dades valley, stopping to admire the distinctive "monkey fingers" rock formation and a mountain viewpoint offering a breathtaking view of the valley. Our day concludes with dinner and an overnight stay at a hotel.
On the final day of your 4 days desert tour from Marrakech, we venture to Kalaa Magouna to visit the picturesque Rose Valley. The valley is known for its annual Rose Festival held in May, where locals showcase their rose-based products, ranging from perfumes, rose water, oil, to cosmetic items. Our journey continues along several Kasbahs, including the Amridil Kasbah surrounded by the lush palm grove of Skoura. We then arrive in Ouarzazate, with free time for lunch in the town. Our return to Marrakech takes us through the winding Tizi-N-Tichka pass and the stunning High Atlas Mountains. We will drop you off at your preferred location or the Marrakech airport, marking the end of this memorable tour.
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see what some of our clients say about this tour :
In December 2018, my friends and I went on a 4 day tour in Morocco with a guide named Aziz. We had a great time and Aziz's service was just as good as the website promised, and even better with all the interesting facts he shared. Morocco is a beautiful country with lots to explore, and 4 days was not enough time. We want to come back and take a longer tour in the future. I definitely recommend this travel agency and its services.Alena J
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FAQs about 4 days tour from Marrakech to Sahara desert :
We offer two different tour options to choose from (Private and Shared). And the client can choose from either options.
The tour starts from Marrakech at your hotel and ends at Marrakech.
Yes you can do sandboarding in Merzouga desert
The camel trek ride lasts for about 1 hour and half.
Wear long pants and long sleeves.
The tents are always private, but the main difference is that in a standard camp you share a bathroom with others, while in a luxury camp, each tent has its own private bathroom.
Yes you can, a 4x4 will take you there instead.
Yes, there is electricity in the camp, since the camp runs on solar panels, and sure there are power sockets in the rooms.
Here is a list of what to pack for this trip:
- Long pants ( for the camel ride).
- Sun screen.
- Hat or scarf.
- Sandals, shoes or flip flops.
- Long sleeves.
- A small carry on bag.
It's cold during winter, but it's warm in the summer.