4 Days Desert Tour from Ouarzazate To Merzouga

4 days Desert Tour from ouarzazate to merzouga

4 days from ouarzazate to merzouga Sahara Desert

Take a memorable 4-day tour that will take you from the picture-perfect scenery of Ouarzazate to the mysterious Sahara Desert dunes of Merzouga. Travel through palm groves, rose valleys, awe-inspiring canyons, and historic Kasbahs as you learn about the fascinating culture, natural beauty, and rich history of Morocco. Your journey comes to a conclusion in the vibrant city of Marrakech, capping off an incredible journey.


  • Wander across the beautiful stone walls of the Todra Gorges.
  • Experience the Sahara Desert sunrise while riding a camel.
  • Discover the stunning architecture of the Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, which is classified by UNESCO.
  • Meet Berber settlements as you travel over the breathtaking High Atlas Mountains.
  • Get to know the local nomadic families and their customs.
    In Khamlia village, listen to the Gnawa music’s beautiful rhythms.
  • peaceful moments at Lake Dayate Sarji, a haven for wildlife and flamingos.


Day 1: Travel from Ouarzazate to Merzouga, the Magical Sahara Desert

After a filling breakfast, your exciting 4-day journey begins in Ouarzazate. Our tour will begin in the morning and wind through a fascinating tapestry of Kasbahs, charming villages, and beautiful palm groves.

The rest of the day is spent driving through beautiful countryside to the stunning Dades Gorges, where a delicious meal is waiting. After that, we travel through the lush Skoura Oasis and the Valley of Roses, which is famous for its yearly festival and early May rose harvest. The highlight of your day will be Todra Gorge, where you may meander beneath breathtaking canyons that tower approximately 300 meters above you.

We’ll get to Merzouga as dusk falls over the horizon. Get ready to ride a camel far into the Sahara to witness a breathtaking desert sunset. At your desert tent, the evening comes to a close with a traditional Moroccan feast played to the rhythm of a neighborhood drumming party. Enjoy stories, songs, and dances beside a roaring bonfire before retiring to your comfortable desert tent beneath a sky filled with stars.

Day 2: Visiting Mystical Merzouga and Surrounding Areas

Before returning to camp for a revitalizing wash and breakfast, greet the dawn with a mesmerizing Sahara sunrise. The rhythmic melodies of live Gnawa music in Khamlia village then take over our day. Following a tea break in a nomadic Berber tent, the journey continues with an off-road dune tour—a fascinating cultural immersion.

After lunch, a 4×4 dune-bashing excursion will slake your hunger for excitement. The day ends at a relaxing motel close to the sand dunes.

Day 3: From Merzouga’s splendors to the Dades Valley’s riches

We advise getting up early to catch another stunning desert dawn. We say goodbye to Merzouga after a sumptuous breakfast and proceed to Rissani, one of the oldest cities in Morocco, where you may see its traditional marketplaces.

Then we travel to Erfoud to visit the Fossils Museum for a short while. After a relaxing lunch, we travel on to Dades Valley. Take in the beauty of the unusual “monkey feet” rock formation before navigating the gorgeous Dades Gorges. At a nice hotel with a tranquil river view, the day comes to a close.

Day 4: Exposing Dades Valley, Ait Benhaddou, and Other Secrets

After breakfast, continue your exploration of the enchanted Dades Valley before traveling via the Rose Valley to Kel’aa M’gouna. Visit the organic cosmetics cooperatives in this area to find out how the locals make rose-infused scents.

We continue on to Skoura Oasis along the famed Road of a Thousand Kasbahs. Admire the carefully preserved Kasbah Amredhil and the palm groves that surround it.

Our next stop is the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has been featured in popular films and television shows including “Gladiator” and “Game of Thrones.” We continue through the Ounila Valley to Kasbah Telouet, a palace with exquisite tilework and complex wood carvings, after a guided tour and an optional lunch. End in your Riad in  ouarzazate.



  • Private 4×4 and air-conditioned car or minivan.
  • Nights in Camp/ Riads.
  • Experienced local English/French/Spanish/Italian-speaking Berber and nomad driver/guide
  • Night in the desert camp.
  • A camel ride of about an hour – an hour & a half with a guide, and free sandboarding, if desired – just ask the camp staff
  • All meals: breakfast, dinner – with vegetarian and vegan options available

Not Included

  • Drinks
  • Extra
  • Tips
  • Lunche
  1. What is the best time of year to take this tour?

    The optimum seasons to take this excursion are from March to May and from September to November when the weather is temperate. The trip does, however, go all year long.

  2. Is this tour suitable for families with children?

    Yes, families are welcome on this tour. However, some activities, like as 4×4 dune-bashing and protracted camel rides, might not be appropriate for extremely young kids.

  3. What type of accommodation is provided?

    There are various types of lodging, from hotels to a camp in the desert. All offer fundamental conveniences along with a few possibilities for luxury upgrades.

  4. What meals are included in the tour?

    The majority of tours include breakfast and dinner, with lunch typically being an extra cost. With early notification, special dietary requirements can be satisfied.

  5. Is transportation provided during the tour?

    The entirety of ground transportation is indeed included. The majority of your transportation will be in air-conditioned vehicles, and camels will be available for the tour’s stop in the desert.

  6. Do I need to bring any special gear or clothing?
    For daytime activities, it is advised to wear a hat, sunscreen, and comfortable walking shoes. For chilly desert nights, it is advised to wear warm clothing.
  7. Are there any additional costs not included in the tour price?

    Personal expenses, admission fees to particular sites, and optional activities like 4×4 dune-bashing are typically not covered. Additionally, there are tips for drivers and guides.

  8. How far in advance do I need to book?

    To guarantee availability, it is advisable to make reservations at least a few weeks in advance, especially during popular times of year.


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