Explore the best of Morocco on our 4 days Morocco desert tour from Marrakech. Visit Ait Ben Haddou a UNESCO World Heritage site, the High Atlas mountains, Tizi N’Tichka pass and the Ounila valley.
You’ll also enjoy Dades and Todra Gorges, the lush valley of roses and spend one night in a luxury desert camp where you will ride camels and sleep under starlit sky with music entertainment.
Day 1: Marrakech – Ouarzazate
On this Morocco desert tour, you will drive through the mountains of High Atlas to the Sahara Desert, where you will experience a camel trek into the big Sahara desert toward the high sand dunes to see a sunset and sunrise. Then, you will spend the night at a nomad tent camp in the middle of the desert and enjoy star gazing in a clear night sky.
Next, you will visit Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, one of the most attractive kasbah in Morocco that has been listed as UNESCO World Heritage site. This small mud-built village is famous because it has been the set of several Hollywood blockbusters such as Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, and some episodes of Game of Thrones.
After visiting the Kasbah, you will continue your journey to Ouarzazate, the Hollywood of Morocco. There you will visit Taourirt and Ait Ben Haddou kasbahs and the Atlas studio. From Ouarzazate, you will take the Tizi n’Tichka Pass to reach Marrakech.
Day 2: Ouarzazate – Dades Valley
On the second day of this Morocco desert tour from Marrakech, explore Ouarzazate – nicknamed “Morocco’s Hollywood” for its many filming locations. Visit the 12th century Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and see where movies such as Gladiator were shot.
Next, drive through the Draa Valley and its Berber villages to reach the gorges of Todra. Admire the high cliffs of these 300-meter-high canyons.
After a short break in a mountain village, continue to Merzouga and its Saharan-style sand dunes. Spend the night under a sky full of stars in a desert camp.
After breakfast, take a camel ride to assist the sunset over the dunes of Erg Chebbi and enjoy an overnight stay under nomad tents in one of the two oases located on the edge of the Sahara Desert. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will leave you in awe of Morocco’s natural beauty.
Day 3: Dades Valley – Merzouga
The second day of the Morocco desert tour from Marrakech takes you through the impressive Atlas mountains, and then entering the Merzouga Sahara on a camel. Enjoy a sunset and sunrise at the desert camp, and spend the night in an authentic Sahara Berber tent.
The trip starts with a drive east of Marrakech past small suburban towns and the High Atlas Mountains. Travel through the Tizi n’Tichka pass, and visit the UNESCO-listed Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah.
After a lunch break, continue to the Dadès Valley with its river gorges and fortified Kasbahs. See the “monkey fingers” – a natural stone sculpture and the kasbah of Tinghir, the largest date producer in Morocco. Then visit the Todra Gorge, a dramatic canyon that can be hiked if you are feeling brave.
Finally, you will reach the saharan oasis of Merzouga. Here, you will swap your vehicle for a camel and begin the trek across the red dunes of Erg Chebbi. Upon arrival at your desert camp, you will experience a sunset and sunrise that you will never forget.
Day 4: Merzouga – Ouarzazate
This 4 days Morocco desert tour from Marrakech allows you to see the Atlas mountains, the Sahara Desert and sleep in a luxury Sahara Desert Camp. It also includes a visit to the fortified Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou and tours of Ouarzazate’s movie sets.
The first stop will be in the Draa Valley to discover kasbahs, villages, and palm groves. You will then visit the Tafilalt mines and the Wandering deposit. After that, you will drive to the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi where you can ride camels and witness a magical sunset and sunrise.
Wake up early to enjoy a wonderful sunrise and breakfast. Then, you will go back to the hotel via camel. From there, you will head to Rissani where you will visit a fossil workshop. Finally, you will continue on to Ouarzazate where you will take a tour of the film studios and Ait Ben Haddou, a world heritage site.