Overview: 4 Days Marrakech Tour Package
This 4 Days Marrakech Tour Package with desert camping is an enriching escape into Morocco’s nature, it will allow you to explore the four valleys of the beautiful southeast part of morocco :Draa Valley,Todra Valley and Dades valley .Ride a camel and watch the sunset from the top of the dunes. Taste a delicious dinner in the middle of the dunes of Erg Chebbi. Visit Berber villages around the dunes and discover the Berber lifestyle. Share your culture with our family in the camp. Dance and sing around the fire under the stars at night. Spend your night in our nomad desert camp in Erg Chebbi dunes.
● Driving over the High Atlas Mountains and over the Tizi-n-Tichka pass, taking in the scenery.
● Visit Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou and Kasbah Telouet, Hollywood Town.
● Visiting Kasbah Amredhil’s modest museum and walking around Skoura’s lush oasis
● Off-roading across the Valley of the Roses and the Road of 1000 Kasbahs
● Visiting Dades Valley or the Todgha Gorges, or walking along the river
● Having a fantastic night in a luxurious desert tent on the Erg Chebbi dunes
● Sharing an evening of Berber singing and drumming with the nomads around a fire camp.
● Taking pictures while riding camels in the Erg Chebbi Dunes at sunset and wearing blue turbans
Itinerary Details :
1st Day : Marrakech, High Atlas Mountains, Kasbah Telouet, Ait Benhaddou Ouarzazate
Drive Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou, via the Ounila Valley. Traverse the High Atlas mountains via the highest main road pass in Morocco, at 2260m altitude, offering stunning views and exhilarating driving. The route passes lush valleys and traditional adobe Berber villages. After the pass,leave the main route to reach Telouet (for the Kasbah Glaoui) and then follow the beautiful Ounila Valley to reach the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou. Visit this fortified village – essentially a living museum, it is a ksar comprising numerous dwellings, and for years used as the backdrop in many international films.Overnight in Ouarzazate at a charming guest-house.
2nd Day : Ouarzazate, Draa Valley To Desert Camp
Setting off in the morning, you will travel through a rocky landscape of ‘regs’ – tables and mesas resembling the southwest region of the United States. From there we’ll head straight to the dunes of Merzouga, the launching place of many Sahara excursions in Morocco. Here you’ll find your camels and guides waiting to take you on one of the world’s most beautiful desert trips. Trekking for 1 hours on camelback, you will arrive at camp, but not before seeing one of the most breathtaking sunsets of your life over the Sahara dunes. Sleep under the stars in a desert tent after an evening of tagine and Berber music.
3rd Day : Desert Camp, Traditional Irrigation system, Todra Valley, Dades Valley
Waking early will reward you with the best sunrise of your life. Afterwards, you’ll peacefully trek back to the village. Later on we continue driving to rissani , a region of verdant date palms bordering the Sahara. This region, of historical importance, once marked the crossroads of the
West African caravan routes and it is the origin of the establishment of the Alaouite dynasty (17th Century), the dynasty that still holds power in Morocco today. You will have a half day exploring the area, Lunch somewhere. Then we will drive through the Saghro Mountains where you will take a short walk through Todra Gorge before arriving at the Dades Valley for dinner and accommodation.
4th Day : Dades Valley, Rose Valley, Kasbah Amridil, Marrakech
After breakfast in the hotel, travel through the Dades Valley towards Kalaa M’gouna and Ouarzazate. The route is called “The Thousand Kasbahs’ ‘ and it provides numerous opportunities to take some of the best photographic shots both in the Rose Valley and in the city famous for being the set of numerous films. We visit one of the kasbahs that stands out from the rest in the valley of a thousand kasbahs, Ameridile. After that we will take the way back across the High Atlas Mountains till Marrakech.
Package Include :
- 4×4 vehicle with driver Speaking English for 4 days, with collection in Fes and drop off in
- 1 nights guest-house accommodation, each with breakfast and evening meal
- 1 Night at desert tented accommodation with breakfast and evening meal
- Camel Riding To reach Camp 1 hour Trekking ( Camel for each )
- Water for the entire Trip
Package NOT Include :
- Entrance Fees
- Tips and Gratuities
Day 1 : 6 Hours Driving | Day 2 : 4 Hours Driving | Day 3 : 6 Hours Driving
Frequently Asked Questions :
How far is Fez from Merzouga?
Merzouga to Fes distance is 449 Kms.However, there will be beautiful stops along the way to the desert.
How Long is the Camel Ride across the desert ?
It is roughly a 1 hour camel riding across the golden of erg chebbi, watching sunset then descending to your desert camp for an unforgettable night.
What is Kind of Accommodation in this desert trip ?
The accommodations will be charming guesthouses in ouarzazate and dades valley. It is a traditional Moroccan house well decorated and equipped for a comfortable stay.
How is the desert camp in Merzouga ?
What is absolutely amazing is that each tent is equipped with a private hot shower room and a flushable toilet. The idea of having such a comfortable space in the Sahara desert is simply incredible. This camping site arose with the aim of offering luxury experiences
Where do we leave our luggage for the camel ride ?
You will take only what you need with you during the camel ride and for the rest of the luggage, it will be transferred by the car to the campsite.
Is this a private tour or shared tour ?
All our tours are private desert tours that are expertly designed by our Moroccan natives guides.
What to pack for this desert trip in Morocco ?
Our phone numbers per our Contact Page.
Tissues, wet-wipes, small towel;
A small, sealable plastic bag to protect phones and camera from desert dust; Sun protection (cream, hat, sunglasses, scarf for the neck);
Trekking sandals (with socks) or trainers for the desert – we advise against walking boots; Canvas walking shoes or canvas boots for the mountains (for the foothills, even trainers) – we advise against heavy leather walking boots;
A fleece or jacket for the desert evenings – bear in mind with the heat of the sun in the daytime, it will feel cold at night by comparison (December – February particularly so) – however, a campfire is always lit;
Comfortable, loose clothing in the day, especially for the driving days in the car – pack clothing that you can layer easily and don’t mind getting a bit dusty (unless you plan to visit very upmarket restaurants/hotel bars you won’t need to dress formally in the cities);
Wifi and Staying Connected during your desert trip?
You can expect to find wifi at the guest houses we use on the tours.
There is no wifi service in the Sahara desert. If you have an urgent need to stay connected you should buy a SIM card from network operator Orange. You should be able to find an Orange outlet in the Marrakech medina on Boulevard Mohamed V, or near the Place Ferblantiers. Alternatively at the Almazar shopping center which is out of town.
Where Do We Meet and What Time ?
Start : we will collect you from your accommodation at 8:00am
End : you will be dropped back at your own accommodation .
Is there electricity in the desert camp ?
Your Sahara desert camp in Merzouga has electric outlets in the restaurant, as well as in your tents. However, the camp’s electric generators shut down around midnight.
What is food like on this desert trip ?
The food will be variety and will include all of Tajine, Couscous, Kebab, Lamb Ribs, Berber Pizza…etc
Can we hire quad biking in Merzouga ?
Yes you can. There are plenty of ATV rental companies in Merzouga who supply good quality quad bikes and dunes buggies to try in Erg Chebbi dunes. Your guide will assist you with that, and you directly pay the supplier in the area. They cost 50 Euros per quad per hour.