4 days Shared tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert

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4 Days Morocco Shared tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert

Overview of the Shared tour from Marrakech to Merzouga:

Our agency offers Shared tours around attractive Moroccan places. In these 4 days of shared tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, we will explore the views of Tizi N’Ticheka, which has Berber Villages with panoramic sights from the above High Atlas Mountains. There are also the most popular Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou and Merzouga Dunes. In addition, you have a chance to live unforgettable moments in Golden Sahara.

Marrakech Shared Tour highlights:

  • Berber Villages with unbelievable sights
  • Panoramic Kasbahs
  • Most creative architectures
  • Berber Nomads
  • Golden Dunes of Merzouga
  • A Unique Night in Berber Camp
  • Experience of Camel Trek
  • Todra and Dades Gorges
  • Ouarzazate and Ait Ben Haddou
  • Tizi N’Ticheka Pass with wonder views

Itinerary of 4 Days Marrakech to Merzouga shared tour

Day 1: From Marrakech to Dades Gorges through Ait Ben Haddou

We will start our shared group tour from Marrakech to Merzouga at 8:00 am after meeting all the members. We must cross the High Atlas today via Tizi N’Ticheka, from which we can see sweeping vistas, and travel further south to the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a stunning and incredible Kasbah with incredible architecture. Many international films were shot, including Gladiator, Obelix, The Mummy: Jewel of the Nile, and Sahara with Penélope Cruz, and so many others. Lunch is an option that we have in this Kasbah. 

Next we will cross the city of Ouarzazte to stop beside Taourirt Kasbah that was the palace of Glaoui the Pasha of Marrakech. Last destinnation will be Dades Valley. We will cross the valley enjoying the panoramic view of old Berber houses. Dinner and overnight in Dades.

Day 2: From Dades Gorges to Golden Desert

We start the day by breakfast before to get ready for the desert experience. Today’s adventure takes us to the desert, where we learn about various customs and other tribes. Firs of all we will drive towards Todra Gorges. You will enjoy walking under this high canyon of 400 meters. We continue to Tinjdad village where we will have a special stop to dress traditional items and clothes if you want. Also you make the traditional Henna. And all this for free. 

After lunch we will pass by Erfoud town is well-known for its fossils and for having a market with palm and fruit trees. The last stop will be in Merzouga, a tiny town located in the desert. The place where you will replace the car by the camels. You will ride your camels crossing the famous dunes of Erg Chebbi Sahara. On your way you will have a relaxing stop to enjoy the golden sunset. Next you continue riding your camels the camp that is located in the heart of the desert. The party of the Berber and Drums music will start after the traditional dinner around the bonfire with the locals. 

Day 3: from the Sahara to Ouarzazate

We get up early to see the spectacular desert sunrise, and have breakfast. You get back to Merzouga. Where you will have an optional time for the ATV Quads or buggy activitya inside the dunes. Next we pass by Erissani or Sijlmassa before. It was well known is an important trading location for the caravans. It is famous for its traditional big market or souk. Also it is place where the Alaouite dynasty was founded. 

Next we drive towards Nkoub passing by Alnif town. Before reaching Nkoub for lunch we cross by Tazzarine town via the Anti Atlas mountains. After lunch we go to visit Draa valley, the longest valley in Morocco. You will enjoy the panoramic view of this valley. The last stop will be in Ouarzazate for overnight and dinner at a Riad or hotel. 

Day 4: From Ouarzazate to Marrakech

We take a look at the amazing mountain range after a filling breakfast and a nice cup of Berber tea, and we come across some Kasbahs and old Berber villages. On our way to Marrakech we will pass by a local cooperative of Argan oil. a product that is planted only in Morocco that has many benefits for eating and for make up as well. Next we cross the High Atlas mountains via the pass of Tizi N’Ticheka. We finally reach Marrakech and drop you off there. The end of our 4 days shared tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert.

Tour includes:

  • Pick up/drop off at your accommodation in Marrakech.
  • Private A/C transport during the tour.
  • Camel ride per each in Merzouga desert.
  • Overnight stay in the Merzouga desert camp.
  • Dinner and breakfast.

Not included:

  • Lunches and soft drinks.
  • Entrance fees to monuments.
  • Other personal expenses.

Important note

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Frequent Asked Questions

Both Zagora and Merzouga are popular tourist destinations in Morocco, known for their desert landscapes and opportunities for camel trekking and experiencing the Sahara Desert. However, determining which one is better depends on your personal preferences and what you are looking for in your desert experience.

Zagora is located in the Draa Valley region and offers a more accessible desert experience compared to Merzouga. It is closer to major cities like Marrakech, making it a convenient option for travelers with limited time. The desert in Zagora is still impressive, with beautiful dunes and picturesque sunsets. However, the dunes in Zagora are smaller compared to those in Merzouga.

On the other hand, Merzouga is renowned for its stunningly large dunes, including the famous Erg Chebbi. These dunes are among the highest in Morocco and offer a more dramatic and immersive desert experience. Merzouga is located in southeastern Morocco, close to the Algerian border, and a bit farther from major cities. This can make it a slightly longer journey to reach, but many travelers consider it worth the effort for the breathtaking dunes.

Can you do a day trip to the Sahara Desert from Marrakech?

Yes, it is possible to do a day trip to the Sahara Desert from Marrakech, but it is a long journey and involves a significant amount of travel time. The Sahara Desert is located quite far from Marrakech, so keep in mind that it will be a long day with limited time to spend in the desert itself.

Yes, Merzouga Desert is indeed part of the Sahara Desert. The Sahara Desert is the largest hot desert in the world, covering a vast expanse of North Africa.

Merzouga is a small village located in southeastern Morocco, near the border with Algeria. It is renowned for its towering sand dunes, including the famous Erg Chebbi dunes. These dunes are part of the larger Sahara Desert, which extends beyond Merzouga into other parts of Morocco, Algeria, and neighboring countries.

The desert landscape in Merzouga showcases the typical characteristics of the Sahara, with its golden sand dunes, vast open spaces, and arid climate. It offers visitors an opportunity to experience the beauty and tranquility of the Sahara Desert in Morocco.

Can you camp in the Sahara desert?

Yes, camping in the Sahara Desert is a popular and memorable experience for many travelers. There are several options available for camping in the Sahara, including both organized camps and independent camping.

Whether you choose an organized camp or independent camping, spending a night under the starry desert sky is a unique and enchanting experience. The silence, vastness, and beauty of the desert make it a memorable part of any journey to Morocco. Just remember to follow guidelines and respect the environment to minimize your impact on the delicate desert ecosystem.

The Merzouga Desert, located in Morocco, is generally considered safe for visitors. 

It’s recommended to hire a local guide or join a reputable tour company when exploring the desert. They are familiar with the terrain and can provide valuable guidance. Or travel in groups: If possible, travel in a group, especially when venturing into remote areas of the desert. This can enhance safety if any issues arise.

The desert environment can be challenging, with extreme temperatures during the day and potentially cold nights. Be prepared with appropriate clothing, sun protection, and sufficient water supplies.

We have extensive knowledge of the destination you’re visiting. We can provide valuable insights, recommendations, and access to hidden gems that you might not discover on your own. Our expertise can enhance your travel experience and help you make the most of your trip.

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