4 Days Desert Tour to Erg Chebbi Dunes in Merzouga

Experience the best of Morocco's natural beauty, historical landmarks, and cultural treasures with our 4-day Sahara Desert Tour to Erg Chebbi Dunes in Merzouga. This tour offers a perfect blend of adventure, relaxation, and cultural immersion. Starting from the High Atlas Mountains, you'll explore the stunning Todra and Dades Gorges, and visit the iconic Ait Benhaddou fortified village. The highlight of the tour is a camel ride through the desert, followed by a magical night at a traditional nomad camp under the stars. Along the way, you'll learn about Morocco's rich history and diverse culture, and enjoy the entertainment that makes the car journey more enjoyable. This tour is the perfect way to experience the magic of the Sahara Desert and the beauty of Morocco's landscapes. Don't miss out on this unforgettable adventure. Book your tour now!

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4 Days
Shared Group Size
8 pax
Service Level
Start Location
End Location

Marrakech - Dades Gorge

You will be picked up from your accommodation, start your Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour and eave the busy city behind and head south to Ouarzazate. Pass through the  Atlas Mountains via the stunning Tizi n'Tichka mountain pass, which offers spectacular views from its 2,260 metres. Enjoy the mountainous road and the spectacular Berber villages. Several stops for coffee, toilets and to appreciate the panoramic views and to take pictures. 4 hours’ drive we will arrive to Ouarzazate, where we will visit Film Studios & Taourirt Kasbahs. Discover how the area has been featured in movies, including Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, and Black Hawk Down. After the visits of the studio & Taourirt Kasbah, you will have an hour for lunch at one of the local restaurants in Ouarzazate. Follow the route of the Thousand Kasbahs to Skoura. Here, we'll stop to visit Amridil, the kasbah has been beautifully restored and is well worth visiting; constructed entirely of adobe, an excellent building material – keeps room temperature, due to the thickness of the walls. We will then continue to Kelaat M'Gouna " Valley Des Roses". Imgoun river, tucked into the heart of berber culture, between the Atlas mountain range and the Sahara desert. The region is the biggest producer of rose oil and water in the whole country, thus receiving the name rose valley. Both rose oil and water are fundamental to local culture and economy. Follow Dades Valley to our today's final destination. Spectacular rocks await us with their shapes that remind us of the monkeys’ fingers. The reddish landscape of this valley is wild, with. Its curious geological forms make up one of the most beautiful spectacles to behold.

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Accommodation:Riad Rihana Tamlalte (or similar)
Meals included:dinner
Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Amredil Kasbah
    Duration: 30min

    Visit Amredil Kasbah with a local guide. The kasbah has been beautifully restored and is well worth visiting; constructed entirely of adobe, an excellent building material – keeps room temperature, due to the thickness of the walls.

  • Taourirt Kasbah
    5 € per personDuration: 30min

    Take a guided tour of the historic structure to explore its endless chambers and stairwells, discover the carvings and decor of the palace interi

  • Film Studio
    8 € per personDuration: 30min

    Join a film studio tour and visit the cinema Musuem to learn more about the filmmaking process and the history of the area.

Dades Gorge - Merzouga

Departure will be after breakfast to visit Dades gorges before taking the road back to Boumalne Dades, drive around the colourful Berber villages of the Dades valley. Continue to Tineghir with it's beautiful palm grove. We will continue to the Gorge of Todgha , where we go on a trek along the canyons of about 300 m high, a preferred place of mountain climbers. Afterwards we will drive further east to the Sahara Desert and we will stop for lunch in Tinjdad or Touroug, depending on your hunger-meter. On the route to Erfoud, you will notice strange piles of sand following the road. These are the heads of the “khettarat”, the ingenious underground water channels designed to minimize evaporation in the desert heat. It is fascinating to climb down to experience the coolness below ground and to wonder at the ancient engineering involved. Arrive in Erfoud known for its figs and fossils, visit a craft workshop and discover how the fossil-rich rocks are skilfully transformed into practical and decorative objects. The  Sahara Desert of Erg Chebbi dunes is our  final destination for today. A small off-road takes you to the edge of the golden dunes where camels are waiting for you, the luggage will be loaded in an 4x4 car and transported to the camp, and you can enjoy a beautiful camel ride over the sand dunes and watch a majestic desert sunset on your way to the camp.

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Accommodation:Pueblo Touareg (or similar)
Meals included:breakfast | dinner
Transportation:Private Vehicle | Camel ride | Walking
  • Underground Canals

    Visit the “khettarat”, the ingenious underground water channels designed to minimize evaporation in the desert heat.

  • Todra Gorge Guided Walk

    Embark in a guided walk in Todra valley and Gorge to stretch your legs and get a glimpse of a daily life in berber villages.

    Merzouga - Ouarzazate

    An early wake up to enjoy the sunrise over the highest dune of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga one of the best moments of the desert, afterwards you will have breakfast in the camp, pack and go back either on camels or by 4x4 leaving the dunes behind. Continue to pass through a dramatic gate into Rissani. A market town, Rissani holds a livestock auction and is home to a "donkey parking lot", a site worth experiencing, visit the mausoleum of Moulay Ali Cherif a cultural spot, encompassing a deep-rooted Moroccan architecture... The itinerary continues along a more southerly road following the anti atlas mountains towards the Dra’a Valley passing the villages of Alnif, Tazzarine (featured in the film ‘Babel’) and Nkob, passing more oases and traditional villages of Draa Valley. Stop for lunch in Agdez where you will be amazed at the view of the vast Oasis of the Draa Valley with its thousands of date palms, producing an amazing 44 varieties. After lunch we cross the Anti Atlas, Tizi-n-Tinfifite pass 1600m, this is part of the ancient road of the caravans which used to suply goods up from Mali and Niger having crossed the Sahara. Continue to the popular desert hub and filming location, Ouarzazate. Spend the night in a beautiful Kasbah where you can enjoy the local specialties.

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    Accommodation:Riad Tamdakht (or similar)
    Meals included:breakfast | dinner
    Transportation:Private Car | Camel ride
      • Visit Rissani
        freeDuration: 30min

        Stop at Risani to visit Donkey parking, Sheep and animal market, Date market, grains market, Berber Pharmacy and others.  Get in a capsule to get

      • Quad Biking
        75 € per personDuration: 2h

        Admire the spectacular contrasts between the arid lands of the plateaus, ride quads to enjoy the magnificent views of the Atlas Mountains and the

      • Short Walk in Draa Valley
        freeDuration: 15min

        Stretch your legs in Draa Valley and walk on the trails of this palm to discover the diversity of crops and agricultural practices.

      • Skip the Camel ride and Return with 4x4

        There is a possibility to skip the morning camel ride and drive back in an SUV.

      Ouarzazate - Marrakech

      After breakfast we will drive to the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah one of Morocco's most spectacular ksours (fortified villages) and one of Morocco’s seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites.  Better known as the backdrop to many Hollywood blockbusters. From here we will drive along the beautiful and awe-inspiring Ounila Valley, full of bends in the roads, surprises at the hues of the rock and soil, Berber villages and gardens, as well as smaller Kasbahs until you reach the village Telouet. Arrive to Telouet Kasbah the main seat of the Glaoui family. Meet your guide and learn the fascinating history of this crumbling yet stunning village and its role in the struggle for Moroccan independence. Drive across the high atlas mountains the largest mountains in North Africa. Along the way, soak in uninterrupted views of the High Atlas Mountains and its beautiful berber villages. Near the top, stretch your legs for a great panoramic view of the mountains. We arrive in Marrakech. Your 4 day Sahara desert tour comes to an end. Around 16h00 you will be dropped off in your Riad/Hotel or at the nearest parking lot to it.

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      Meals included:breakfast
      Transportation:Private Vehicle
      • Guided Visit of Telouet
        Duration: 30min

        Delve into the world of El Glaoui and visit the fascinating Kasbah. The kasbah is named in honor of “El Haj T’hami el Mezouari el Glaoui” who was the highly respected head of the Glaoua tribe in Morocco.

      • Ait Ben Haddou
        Duration: 1h

        Go on a walk with a local guide crossing the river to the other side to discover The Ksar and climb to the top of the hill through the alleys of

        What's Included

        • Pick up & Drop off at your Marrakech accommodation
        • Local Guide in Todra Gorge, Ait Ben Haddou & Telouet
        • Overnight in Dades gorges
        • Luxury Camp with Ensuite-bathroom and shower
        • Camel Trek to and from the camp
        • Option to go to and return from the camp by 4×4
        • Private rooms/tents
        • Entrance fees in Skoura & Telouet
        • Luggage service to the camp and all accommodation
        • Berber drumming and music in the camp
        • The opportunity to ask the driver to stop when and where you wish
        • Free time to explore the sites such, Walks, Breaks for photos,..Etc
        • No forced Shopping stops
        • Lunch meals
        • Drinks
        • Extras