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4 Day Merzouga Desert Private Trip
Activities in Marrakech

4 Day Merzouga Desert Private Trip

  • English
  • 4 days
  • Hotel pick up

Visit the most surprising part of the Sahara Desert on a 4-day private trip from Marrakech. Cross dirt roads, valleys, passes, gorges, dunes and picturesque villages and discover this unique country.

If you would like to visit the Sahara Desert, but don’t have enough days, check out our other shorter day trips: 2 Day Zagora Desert Trip and 3 Day Merzouga Desert Trip.

Itinerary

Day 1: Marrakesh - Aït Benhaddou -  Ouarzazate - The Dadès Gorges

After collecting you from your hotel, riad or airport, you will head to Ouarzazate. On the way we cross the striking Atlas Mountains, crossing through the stunning Tizi n'Tichka mountain pass, 2,260 metres high.

At the mid point of the journey we will arrive at the Aït Benhaddou Kasbah, the most impressive fortified city in all Morocco, and backdrop to movies such as Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator and Kingdom of Heaven.

After the visit, take the Route of the Tousand Kasbahs to Skoura. Here, you will stop to explore Amridil Kasbah. Then, hit the road to Kelaat M'Gouna, a pretty city in Tinghir Province and capital of the Valley of the Roses. And lastly, you will drive to the Dadès Gorges, where your accommodation awaits you.

Day 2: Dadès Gorges - Todgha Gorges - Merzouga

Having eaten breakfast we set off towards the Dadès Valley, crossing on the way the incredible Todgha Gorges where we will stay until lunch time. With our energy recovered, we move on in the direction of Merzouga, passing through the Jorf palm grove (which produces the best dates) and Erfoud, a village where you can visit a marble workshop.

Having arrived in Merzouga, we will swap our motor vehicles for camels to immerse ourselves in the desert, and search for the Bedouin camp where we will spend the night.

Here, soundtracked by desert silence, we will enjoy one of the most authentic dinners in all Morocco.

Day 3: Merzouga - Rissani-Alnif-Tazarine - Draa Valley - Agdz - Ouarzazate

If there is one unmissable sight in the desert it is sunrise. Having enjoyed this tranquil moment, the tour returns to its camels, to make for a hotel where we can shower and have breakfas (depending on the type of camp, breakfast and the shower can be before the camel ride). 

Back in Ouarzazate, your chauffeur will lead you through a different route. Crossing Tafilat and the village of Rissini, where the Alawi Dynasty are originally from and the former capital of the Alawite sultans, you will get to the town of Alnif. Here, drive along the winding roads that cut across the Anti-Atlas, a stunning mountain range.

Marveled by the colors and shapes of this elevation, the track will lead you to Tazarine (important Berber village), N'kob and finally, the Draa Valley and its stunning palm grove.

In the afternoon, traverse the Anti-Altas through the  Tizi n-Tinifift mountain pass and head to Ouarzazate, where you will spend a night at a riad/kasbah.

Day 4: Ouarzazate - Marrakech

After a delicious breakfast, you will have time to visit the famous Taourirt Kasbah and the Atlas Studios, the most important in Africa. 

You will be back in Marrakech in the afternoon. 

Finish your trip in Fez

You can also finish this multiple-day tour in Fez for a supplement of €100. 

Accommodation

There are two options, standard (2-3 stars) and luxury (4 stars):

  • Standard Hotels: Riad des Vieilles Charrues, Hotel Babylon, Hotel Le Vieux Chateau du Dades (Dadès), Kasbah Tifawen (Dadès), The Haimas Camp (Merzouga) and Les Jardins de Ouarzazete Hotel, La Valle Hotel, Saghro Hotel (Ouarzazate).
  • Luxury Hotels: Xaluca Dades, la Perle du Dades, Auberge Chez Pierre, The Sultan Kasar, Dar Rihana, Ait Ben Damiette Kasbah or similar hotel (Dadès), Azawad Luxury Desert Camp, The Azawad Riad (Merzouga) and Dar Chamaa Kasbah, Le Petit Riad, Tama Riad, Bouchedor Riad or similar (Ouarzazate)

You can view photos of both camps following the below links.

Both the hotels and the desert camps have double rooms, or if you prefer, triple and family rooms.

The standard rooms have shared bathrooms, whilst the luxury accommodation comes with private bathrooms.

Price

This is a private tour organized for you and your partner, friends or family.

Standard Accommodation

  • 2 Guests

    US$ 914
  • 3 Guests

    US$ 1,145
  • 4 Guests

    US$ 1,295
  • 5 Guests

    US$ 1,445
  • 6 Guests

    US$ 1,572
  • 7 Guests

    US$ 1,699
  • 8 Guests

    US$ 1,850
  • 9 Guests

    US$ 1,977
  • 10 Guests

    US$ 2,139

Luxury Accommodation

  • 2 Guests

    US$ 1,202
  • 3 Guests

    US$ 1,387
  • 4 Guests

    US$ 1,723
  • 5 Guests

    US$ 1,942
  • 6 Guests

    US$ 2,173
  • 7 Guests

    US$ 2,428
  • 8 Guests

    US$ 2,682
  • 9 Guests

    US$ 2,982
  • 10 Guests

    US$ 3,213

More information

Duration

4 days

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

Private multiple

day tour, exclusively for you, your family and friends.

Hotel, riad, airport or other meeting point pick

up.

Transport by 4x4 Toyota Landcruiser

English speaking chauffeur.

3 nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast included.

Gas, turnpikes and all the associated costs.

Camel ride to get to the camp.

Not included

Lunches with drinks included.

Entrance to the kasbahs and Atlas Studios (€7 per person).

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the previous day (20:00 local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Per group from
US$ 914
No hidden fees or surcharges

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 7 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

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