Explore the desert at your own pace with our 4-day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga. Starting at €480. <<Private and completely customizable>>
If you do not have so much time, you will be interested in our 3-day excursion to the Merzouga desert.
4×4 vehicle and private English-speaking driver for the entire tour.
One night in the Dades Gorges including breakfast and dinner.
One night in an air-conditioned superior tent in Erg Chebbi including breakfast and dinner.
One night in Aït Ben Haddou including breakfast and dinner.
Tickets (Kasbah Telouet, Kasbah Amridil).
Local Guides in Ksar Aït Benhaddou and in the Kasbahs Telouet and Amridil.
Local taxes and fees.
Desert camel ride.
Drinks (soft drinks and bottled water cost around 25 Dirhams).
Cancellation insurance (available for purchase at reservation). See price and terms here.
Anything not specifically mentioned here as “included in the price”.
This is a private tour and the cost varies based on how many people are in your party (prices below are per person for a double room):
B Category (Premium):
Dades: Aubergue Chez Pierre
Merzouga: Oasis Luxury Camp
Ait Ben Haddou: Kasbah Tebi*
A Category (Luxury):
Skoura: Ksar el Kebbaba
Merzouga: Oasis Luxury Camp – Suite tent
Ait Ben Haddou: Ksar Ighnda
* The months of July, August, and September are the hottest times in the Ouarzazate region. It is not recommended to stay in a place without electricity like Kasbah Tebi. Instead, we offer accommodation at Ksar Ighnda in the new town of Ait Ben Haddou, which is of a higher category, for an additional charge of 50 euros per person.
Triple rooms are usually double rooms with an extra bed (cot).
Accommodations specifically mentioned except in exceptional cases where we will stay in similar accommodations.
Prices are valid until 31 December 2024.
Tents are equipped with air conditioning, but they may become unusable during inclement weather, particularly in the case of sandstorms.
Kasbah Tebi remains closed in August for maintenance work.
4 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert
>> Daily departures <<
Pick up at your accommodations in Marrakech at 8:00 AM and head to the Dades Gorges. We first cross the Atlas Mountains to reach Ouarzazate, where we will see the exterior of the Kasbah of Taourit, former residence of one of the most powerful men in the region.
Next, we explore the patchwork of villages, gardens and olive groves around the Skoura Palm Grove. Here we visit the well-preserved Kasbah Amridil, where ancient tools of daily life dating back hundreds of centuries are on display.
Then, we head to the Dades Gorges, a group of rugged rock formations and ravines.
Arrival at our accommodations and check-in. Dinner.
Breakfast and outing to the desert of Erg Chebbi. On the way we pass by the ruggedly beautiful landscapes of the Palm Grove and the Todra Gorges, a favorite of rock climbers.
Next, we arrive at Erfoud, and if time permits, we enjoy a beautiful sunset in the high desert. Head to Merzouga.
Camel ride to the air-conditioned tent camp, where our luggage has been transported in a 4×4 vehicle. We enjoy a starry night and an authentic Berber dinner.
Early risers can enjoy the desert sunrise. After breakfast we head back to the vehicle.
During the route we cross the 200-kilometer-long Draa Valley, known for its date landscape.
Later we visit Aït Ben Haddou, a World Heritage site and one of the best ksars because of its exceptional state of conservation and being a setting for famous films (Gladiator, The Mummy and Babel among others).
Arrival at our accommodations. Dinner.
Breakfast. Departure to the Kasbah Telouet, where we find the Glaoui Palace and in which its exterior, in a nearly dilapidated state, contrasts with the richness of its interior decoration, similar to that of the Alhambra in Granada.
Then we travel along one of the highest highways in North Africa features the breath-taking scenery of the Atlas Mountains and takes to the Tizi n’Tichka Mountain Pass.
Arrival at Marrakech. End of tour.
Please don’t hesitate to inquire about any adjustment you want to make to this itinerary (number of days, places to visit, departure location, etc.).
Places we visit during the 4-day Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour:
Dades Gorges, Erfoud, Merzouga, Ouarzazate
1.5 = an hour and a half