The 4 days Marrakech desert tour from Marrakesh to Merzouga dunes & Zagora will make you explore the majestic Moroccan Sahara desert in 4 days to follow the paths of the old caravan roads while driving past Draa river Valley with its oases dotted with dates palm trees and fortified Kasbahs, cross the volcanic massif of the Anti Atlas Mountains, ride your camel in Erg Chebbi, Sleep under the stars at your Moroccan Sahara desert camp in Merzouga, cross the Valley of the roses and the road of 1001 Kasbahs. Finally, get to admire the splendid Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou !
HERE ARE THE 4 DAYS MARRAKESH DESERT TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
Your 4 days Morocco desert tour from Marrakesh Departs from your hotel or riad at 07h30 by winding up through the Atlas Mountains over the Tizi N’ Tichka Pass, the pass rises to 2260 meters above sea level, so the views are quite splendid. Plenty of stops are made for enjoying the scenery and photography.
We arrive in Ouarzazate and visit Taourirte Kasbahs. Lunch ( At leisure ) before we continue to Zagora through Draa river Valley.
This amazing river has given life to a huge oasis about 200 Km at the foothill of the anti Atlas mountains. Draa Valley has been for many years coveted by the Sahara desert nomads.
All along, several palm groves will bring their shades between Kasbahs and Ksours dotted with fields of corn, barley, Vegetables and henna plantations.
Dinner and Overnight stay is in Zagora.
Option1: Hotel La Fibule
Option 2 : Riad Lamane
This day, you will cross the volcanic peaks of the Anti Atlas Mountains driving southeast across lunatic landscapes past oases located in the middle of nowhere.
You will stop for lunch at the oasis of Alnif, where you’ll have lunch before you carry on to Merzouga , then to Erg Chebbi where your Sahara desert camp is located.
Upon arrival, switch your mean of transportation into camels and enjoy an Erg Chebbi dunes camel trek to witness one of the most sought for views in the planet: Erg Chebbi’s dramatic sunset over the color changing sand dunes!
Drive back to your camp and get ready for a delicious Moroccan dinner under the stars while entertained by the local nomads playing their drums. Don’t miss the clear sky stars gazing before you go to bed.
Option 1: Comfortable camp
Option 2 : Luxury camp
After breakfast at your desert camp, drive along the 1001 Kasbahs past rivers, oases and fortified Kasbahs to Tinghir, where you can enjoy a walk in the oasis along Todgha river bank to Todrha canyons where you will have lunch.
Early afternoon, drive along the Dades Valley where you’ll drive past some magnificent fortified Kasbahs and Berber Villages, with the sunset as a backdrop to Dades Gorges to marvel at the scenery and take some photos.
Dinner and overnight stay will be at your Dades Valley hotel.
Option 1: Hotel Panorama
Option 2 : Hotel Babylon
After breakfast, you’ll drive along side the Valley of the Roses to Kalaa Megouna where you can visit rose water female cooperative and learn how the locals manufacture rose water perfume essences.
We continue to Skoura oasis, which is considered one of the largest oases in the South and visit one of the Kasbahs there ( time permitting ) before we carry on to Ouarzazate city and to the UNESCO world heritage site of Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou.
The fortified village is one of the most visited landmarks in Morocco, and it has been long known as shooting location of various Hollywood blockbusters.
After lunch at leisure in the Kasbah, we drive to Marrakech via Tizi Ntichka pass and high Atlas Mountains.
Your 4 days desert trip from Marrakech will come to an end with a drop off at your hotel or riad.