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4-Day Desert Tour From Marrakech

  1. Uncover Morocco’s beauty on a 4-day desert tour from Marrakech.
  2. Visit ancient kasbahs and delve into the region’s rich history.
  3. Cross the Atlas Mountains for breathtaking views.
  4. Enjoy a camel ride through the picturesque Sahara Desert.
  5. Immerse in Berber culture, adding a cultural touch to your journey.
  6. Camp under the stars for an unforgettable experience.
  7. Benefit from expert guides sharing local insights.
  8. Choose flexible packages tailored to your preferences.
  9. Experience transparent pricing for a clear understanding

Day 1: Marrakech - Dades Gorge


  1. Departure from Marrakech:

    • Start your journey early in the morning from Marrakech. Ensure you have breakfast before leaving, and prepare some snacks for the road.
  2. Drive through the High Atlas Mountains:

    • Depart from Marrakech and begin your scenic drive through the High Atlas Mountains. Enjoy the breathtaking views as you wind your way through mountain passes and traditional Berber villages.
  3. Stop at Ait Ben Haddou:

    • Make a stop at the famous Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the ancient ksar (fortified village) with its well-preserved mud-brick buildings and stunning architecture. You may recognize it from various movies and TV shows filmed here.


  1. Lunch Break:
    • Stop for lunch at a local restaurant along the route. Sample some delicious Moroccan cuisine, such as tagine or couscous, and refuel for the rest of your journey.


  1. Continue to Dades Gorge:

    • Resume your journey towards Dades Gorge after lunch. As you travel, enjoy the changing landscapes, from rugged mountains to fertile valleys.
  2. Arrival in Dades Gorge:

    • Reach Dades Gorge in the late afternoon or early evening, depending on your departure time from Marrakech. Check into your accommodation and take some time to relax after the drive.


  1. Explore Dades Gorge:

    • Take a leisurely stroll around Dades Gorge to admire the stunning scenery. Marvel at the towering rock formations, lush vegetation, and winding river below.
  2. Dinner:

    • Enjoy dinner at your accommodation or venture out to a local restaurant to savor traditional Berber cuisine. Don’t miss the opportunity to try local specialties like Berber tagine or lamb couscous.
  3. Relaxation and Overnight Stay:

    • Spend the rest of the evening relaxing and unwinding in the peaceful surroundings of Dades Gorge. Retire to your accommodation for a comfortable night’s rest, ready for more adventures the next day.
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Day 2: Dades Gorge - Todra Gorge - Merzouga

    1. Departure from Dades Gorge:

      • Start your day early from your accommodation in Dades Gorge to make the most of your journey. Enjoy a hearty breakfast before setting out.
    2. Explore Dades Gorge:

      • Spend some time exploring the captivating beauty of Dades Gorge. Marvel at the towering rock formations, lush valleys, and winding roads. Consider taking a short hike along one of the trails to appreciate the natural landscape up close.
    3. Drive to Todra Gorge:

      • Depart from Dades Gorge and head towards Todra Gorge. The drive offers stunning scenery as you pass through picturesque villages and expansive landscapes.


    1. Arrival at Todra Gorge:

      • Reach Todra Gorge around midday. This dramatic canyon is famous for its towering cliffs and narrow passages, making it a paradise for hikers and nature enthusiasts.
    2. Hiking and Exploration:

      • Spend the midday exploring Todra Gorge on foot. Take a leisurely hike along the canyon floor or venture onto the more challenging trails for breathtaking views of the surrounding cliffs and valleys.
    3. Lunch Break:

      • Enjoy a delicious lunch at one of the local cafes or restaurants near Todra Gorge. Sample traditional Moroccan cuisine while soaking in the tranquil ambiance of the canyon.


    1. Drive to Merzouga:

      • After lunch, continue your journey towards Merzouga, the gateway to the Sahara Desert. The drive takes you through diverse landscapes, including rocky plateaus, desert plains, and small Berber villages.
    2. Arrival in Merzouga:

      • Reach Merzouga by late afternoon or early evening. Check into your accommodation and take some time to freshen up after the day’s adventures.


    1. Camel Trek in the Sahara:

      • Experience the highlight of your day by embarking on a camel trek into the vast dunes of the Sahara Desert. Enjoy the breathtaking sunset as you ride through the golden sands towards your desert camp.
    2. Dinner and Desert Camp Experience:

      • Arrive at your desert camp and unwind with a traditional Moroccan dinner under the starlit sky. Immerse yourself in Berber hospitality as you enjoy live music and storytelling around the campfire.
    3. Stargazing:

      • After dinner, marvel at the clear night sky and indulge in stargazing. The Sahara Desert offers unparalleled views of the stars, making it an unforgettable experience.
    4. Overnight in the Desert Camp:

      • Spend the night in the comfort of your desert camp, falling asleep to the peaceful silence of the Sahara Desert.

Day 3: Merzouga - Ouarzazate

    1. Departure from Merzouga:

      • Start your journey early in the morning to make the most of the day. Have breakfast at your accommodation or grab some snacks for the road.
    2. Drive through the Desert:

      • Begin your scenic drive from Merzouga to Ouarzazate, traversing the stunning Sahara Desert landscape. Enjoy the vast expanse of golden sand dunes and the ever-changing desert scenery.


    1. Stop at Rissani:

      • Make a stop at Rissani, a historic town known for its traditional souks (markets) and historical significance. Explore the local market to experience the bustling atmosphere and browse for souvenirs or local handicrafts.
    2. Lunch Break:

      • Take a break for lunch at a roadside restaurant or café along the route. Sample some Moroccan cuisine and recharge before continuing your journey.


    1. Drive through the Draa Valley:

      • Continue your drive towards Ouarzazate, passing through the scenic Draa Valley. Admire the lush palm groves, ancient kasbahs, and traditional Berber villages dotting the valley landscape.
    2. Arrival in Ouarzazate:

      • Reach Ouarzazate in the late afternoon or early evening, depending on your departure time from Merzouga. Check into your accommodation and take some time to relax after the drive.


    1. Explore Ouarzazate:

      • Spend the evening exploring Ouarzazate, often referred to as the “Gateway to the Sahara” and known for its film studios and historic kasbahs. Visit attractions such as the Taourirt Kasbah, Atlas Film Studios, or simply wander through the town’s streets and markets.
    2. Dinner:

      • Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant, where you can sample delicious Moroccan cuisine. Consider trying a tagine, a traditional Moroccan dish cooked in a clay pot, for an authentic culinary experience.
    3. Relaxation and Overnight Stay:

      • After dinner, unwind at your accommodation and prepare for a restful night in Ouarzazate. Reflect on the day’s adventures and look forward to exploring more of the region’s attractions tomorrow.

Day 4:Ouarzazate to Marrakech

  1. Morning in Ouarzazate: Enjoy breakfast at your accommodation and take some time to explore any remaining attractions in Ouarzazate, such as the Taourirt Kasbah or Atlas Film Studios.

  2. Departure to Marrakech: Leave Ouarzazate in the late morning or early afternoon to begin your journey to Marrakech. The drive takes approximately 4-5 hours, depending on traffic and road conditions.

  3. Scenic Drive: Enjoy the scenic drive through the High Atlas Mountains, passing through breathtaking landscapes and traditional Berber villages along the way. Consider making stops at scenic viewpoints or small towns to stretch your legs and take photos.

  4. Arrive in Marrakech: Arrive in Marrakech in the late afternoon or early evening. Check into your accommodation and freshen up before heading out to explore the vibrant city.

  5. Evening in Marrakech: Spend the evening exploring Marrakech’s bustling medina, where you can wander through the labyrinthine streets, visit iconic landmarks such as the Jemaa el-Fnaa square, and indulge in delicious Moroccan cuisine at one of the many restaurants or street food stalls.

Explore Morocco your way with our customizable tours.

Discover the allure of Morocco with our customizable tours. Tailor your journey to suit your preferences, whether it’s a cultural exploration, an adventure through the mesmerizing landscapes, or a deep dive into the rich history. Our expert guides provide insight into Morocco’s diverse tapestry, guiding you through ancient kasbahs, the rugged Atlas Mountains, and the enchanting Sahara Desert. Immerse yourself in Berber culture, ride camels at sunset, and camp under the stars for a truly authentic experience. With transparent pricing and a variety of activities, we ensure a seamless, unforgettable adventure that captures the essence of Morocco’s beauty.

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