4-day Desert Tour To Merzouga from Marrakech

Daily Tour 4 days 3 nights
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Welcome to the enchanting 4 days desert tour to Merzouga from Marrakech sand sund dunes! Embark on an unforgettable excursion that will transport you from the bustling heart of Marrakech to the serene and awe-inspiring landscapes of the Sahara desert. This adventure promises to be a sensory feast, immersing you in the rich tapestry of Moroccan culture, history, and the breathtaking beauty of the desert.

As you leave behind the vibrant streets of Marrakech, you’ll traverse through ever-changing scenery, from the Atlas Mountains to ancient kasbahs, oases, and nomadic villages. The landscape unfolds like a captivating story, revealing the diverse facets of Morocco’s Natural wonders like Ouarzazate city surrounded by oases, palm groves, and Ksour, Roses Valley, Dades Valley, Todra Valley, and Merzouga sand dunes…

4-Day Desert Tour To Merzouga from Marrakech

Upon reaching Merzouga, prepare to be captivated by the towering sand dunes that stretch as far as the eye can see. The golden hues of the Sahara come alive as the sun casts its warm glow, creating a magical atmosphere that will leave an indelible mark on your soul.

Whether you’re drawn to the thrill of camel trekking across the dunes, camping under a canopy of stars, or simply immersing yourself in the tranquility of the Sahara, this excursion promises a blend of adventure, culture, and natural beauty.

At First Sight

  • Group Size 2 to 30
  • 4 days Merzouga desert trip
  • Max altitude – Tichka pass 2660 meters
  • Join In Marrakesh
Accommodation & Meals

  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners
  • 2 Nights Hotel with a half-board
  • 1 Night standard camp

Marrakech – Ouarzazate 

4 days Marrakech desert tour to Merzouga starts at 8 but may be subject to change depending on the season..

Quote of this Sahara Desert Trip To Merzouga

GROUP SIZE 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
PRICE/PERSON €435 €415 €395 €375 €355 €335 €320

  • Transport DW 4X4 car or Mini Van, drivers he speaks Basic English
  • All Accommodations for 3 nights with half Board, two nights at the hotel in Dades valley and Ouarzazate, one night in standard desert camp  that you can switch to a Merzouga luxury desert camp with an additional fee of 50euro/p/night..
  • Camels riding for one hour.

  • All your standard Meals and accommodation in Marrakesh.
  • All kinds of drinks like beer, coke/fanta/sprite, and alcohol.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential).
  • Tips for staffs and drivers.
  • Lunches.
  • Other items not mentioned over in package included.

Highlights of this 4-day excursion to the sahara

4 days desert tour to merzouga from Marrakech is a popular itinerary that takes you through diverse landscapes, cultural experiences, and the mesmerizing Sahara Desert sand dunes. Here's a general outline of what you can expect during this excursion:

  • High Atlas Mountain landscape: Stop at the Tizi n’Tichka Pass, the highest point in the Atlas Mountains, to enjoy panoramic.
  • Visit Kasbahs and Traditional Villages: Along the way, you may have the chance to visit historic kasbahs (fortified villages) such as Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site. These ancient structures provide insight into Morocco’s rich history and architecture
  • Dades Valley and Todra Gorge: Some excursions may also pass through the Dades Valley, known for its stunning rock formations, and the Todra Gorge, where you can explore narrow canyons and appreciate the natural beauty.
  • Diverse Landscapes: The landscape changes dramatically as you travel. You’ll encounter arid plains, lush oases, and rocky deserts, providing a variety of picturesque scenes.
  • Camel Trekking in Erg Chebbi: Merzouga is famous for its towering sand dunes in Erg Chebbi. A highlight of the excursion is often a camel trek into the desert to witness the mesmerizing sunset or sunrise over the dunes.

Tourism has been our hobby since childhood, starting in 1994. Over the years, we have continuously improved our experience by accompanying groups all over Morocco. In 2003, we began leading groups officially as licensed guides under Number 420. Finally, in 2018, we established a fully licensed Travel Company based in Marrakesh, operating under license number 10P/19.

This ample experience that we will share with you will undoubtedly guide you to an unforgettable tour in Morocco.

Day 01 : Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Dades gorges

Embarking on this captivating journey, we’ll be mesmerized by the breathtaking landscapes that unfold, showcasing the majestic mountains, enchanting gorges, and graceful palm trees. As we traverse the scenic route, we’ll have the pleasure of exploring notable attractions like the historic Kasbah and the picturesque Ksar of Ait Benhaddou village, each steeped in rich cultural significance.

Our expedition continues, leading us to the vibrant city of Ouarzazate, where a brief respite allows us to soak in the local atmosphere. Setting forth from Ouarzazate, our path unfolds toward the captivating Dades and Roses Valleys, where the terrain transforms into a surreal lunar landscape, creating a truly otherworldly experience. As the day draws to a close, we find ourselves in the tranquil embrace of Dades Valley.

  • Overnight stay at the hotel at an altitude of 1700meters.
  • The distance covered on the drive, 6hs
  • Meals : D
Day 02 : Dades gorges – Tinghir – Erfoud – Dunes of Merzouga

After visiting the Toudgha Gorges and valley, we proceeded to Merzouga via Erfoud. we follow our desert tour through the mesmerizing landscapes of the Sahara Desert continues as we explore the Erg Chebbi dunes near Merzouga. We engage in exhilarating activities such as camel ride tour, allowing us to glide down the golden slopes and experience the thrill of the desert. As the day unfolds, we immerse ourselves in the rich culture of the nomadic communities.

Upon our arrival at Merzouga desert sand dunes we set out on a camel trek, this time to witness the breathtaking sunrise over the vast desert expanse. The changing colors of the sky create a magical spectacle as the sun gradually emerges on the horizon. After our camel excursion, we reach our camp located in the feeth of Merzouga dunes.

The evening unfolds with a delightful dinner featuring local cuisine, accompanied by traditional music around a campfire. Under the starlit desert sky, we share stories and experiences with fellow travelers, creating lasting memories of our adventure in this enchanting corner of Morocco. we can also enjoy the last moment of the day by a a short self-guided walk around the camp in this amazing and peacful place where the serene desert ambiance lulls us into a peaceful night’s sleep, ready for new adventures on the morrow.

  • Overnight stay at the hotel at an altitude of 1000meters.
  • The distance covered on the drive, 300km/4hs
  • Meals: B . D
Day 03 : Merzouga dunes – Draa valley – Ouarzazate

Wake up before sunrise and climb to the top of the sand dunes, savoring a therapeutic moment. It’s also a great time to capture beautiful photos. After sunrise, we return to have breakfast and then commence our desert tour, driving to Risani. Here, we’ll take a break to visit a local and typical market with an important date exposition. We continue our journey, crossing the southern side of Saghro Mountain, traversing Saharan and African landscapes. Along the way, we pass through oases and small towns until we reach Draa Valley—a highlight of southern Morocco with palm groves and old villages (Ksar) lining the valley. We ascend Saghro Mountain to its highest point, Tinifift at 1660m, offering breathtaking views as far as the eye can see. We then proceed to Ouarzazate.

  • Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel at an altitude of 1256meters.
  • The distance covered on the drive, 372km/5hs
  • Meals: B . D
Day 04 : Ouarzazate – Teloaut – Marraesh

After breakfast, we set off to begin our day by visiting Ksar Ait Benhaddou. This UNESCO World Heritage site is a mesmerizing example of southern Moroccan architecture, with its ancient mud-brick buildings and intricate designs that seem to transport you back in time. Walking through the narrow winding streets, you can feel the rich history and culture embedded in every corner.

We’ll then drive along the picturesque Ounilla Valley, a region known for its breathtaking vistas and vibrant, terracotta-colored hillsides. The journey takes us through Telouet villages, we’ll cross several charming settlements, each with its own distinct character. The landscape transforms, revealing the diverse beauty of Morocco, from the rugged mountains to the fertile valleys. This desert tour is not just a physical one but a deep tour through the cultural tapestry that makes this country so captivating.

We’ll eventually reach the Tichka Pass, a mountain pass that stands at an impressive altitude. The panoramic views from the pass showcase the greatness of the Atlas Mountains, with their snow-capped peaks and sweeping valleys. Continuing our descent from the pass, we’ll wind our way through the mesmerizing foothills, and our desert tour will conclude as we make our way back to Marrakech.

  • Marrakesh is  at an altitude of 500 meters.
  • The distance covered on the drive, 200 km/4hs
  • Meals: B
Key Facts

We’ve gathered a selection of commonly asked questions to provide you with further insight into this extraordinary Excursion to Merzouga desert from Marrakesh.

Meal Plan & Water

No meals Lunches are included during this 4-day excursion from Marrakech. Your time is free and flexible. You may arrange with our driver to have lunch with a local Berber family. We advise you to buy mineral water for your safety.

Group Leader & Support Team

The group will be led by a professional and qualified driver who speaks English or another language of your preference, depending on the confirmation date. Additionally.


This 4-day excursion from Marrakesh to Merzouga desert involves going to moderately high altitude. During the course of this  trip you will reach altitudes in excess of 2660 metres driving from Marrakesh to Ouarzazate via Atlas Mountain. Most people will have no difficulty with this level of altitude.

Expending funds

Plan to hold around £100 per person (or its equivalent in US dollars or Euros) for tips, soft drinks, snacks, and other incidental expenses. Keep in mind that additional costs may arise for souvenirs, and optional activities, so it’s wise to budget for these separately.

While Moroccan Dirhams are not typically available for purchase outside the country, you can conveniently withdraw local currency from ATMs upon your arrival at the airport or in Marrakech. ATMs offer the option to withdraw funds in pounds sterling, dollars, or euros, which you can easily exchange at the airport. Carrying a credit card is advisable for emergencies and additional peace of mind.

Direction on gratuities

Tipping is the customary way to express gratitude to your local guides and crew. It’s important to note that tips do not constitute a part of their wages; rather, they are viewed as a personal gesture of appreciation from group members. We advise our local teams that tips are not obligatory or expected but are rather a reflection of the service provided.
It is customary for the group to collectively decide on the final amount of tips to be distributed among the guides or driver. We suggest that approximately £20 per group member would be an appropriate amount to ensure fair compensation, which you can give directly to them.

Suitcase Allotment

You can, of course, leave any type of baggage at the hotel in Marrakech, including any items you do not need during this excursion, and pick these up when you return.

Internet access

Upon your arrival at the airport, you can purchase a SIM card for 1 euro, or sometimes it’s free. Then, all you need to do is top it up with an internet option, and you’ll have a connection when needed. We recommend Maroc Telecom as the company, but please keep in mind that in some places, other companies might offer better service. It all depends on the reception in each area.

Group size & Tour Arrangements

All our tours proposals in Morocco by Morocco hike tours are guaranteed for a minimum of two people. There is a required minimum number of participants to ensure the trip proceeds. Once this minimum number is reached, the trip status will change from ‘Available’ to ‘Guaranteed to run’

Health & Vaccinations

If you suffer from a severe allergy, kindly notify the Morocco Hike Tours Team (support) prior to your departure. While we will make every effort to assist you, please note that we cannot ensure an allergy-free environment during Your trip to Morocco. It is imperative that you carry your own allergy treatment, as ‘adrenaline auto-injectors’ are not provided as standard equipment by Morocco Hike Tours leaders and staff. Upon arrival, please inform your leader about your allergy and indicate the location where you store your adrenaline pen.

Vaccinations:&It’s advisable to reach out to your physician or travel clinic to verify if any particular vaccinations are necessary for your trip.

Passport & Visa

Your passport must meet 2 requirements. It must be:

  • Less than 10 years old on the day you enter (check the ‘date of issue’)
  • Valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’)

Travelers hailing from the UK, US, and EU typically enjoy visa-free access to Morocco. However, it’s essential to bear in mind that visa regulations can undergo alterations. Ensuring compliance with visa prerequisites falls under your purview for this journey. Hence, we advise consulting the closest embassy or consulate pertaining to your designated destination(s), as well as any countries involved in transit or transfer.

Certain local authorities furnish information regarding the requisite visas for their nationals. To assist you further, we’ve compiled a set of helpful links below:


Morocco’s monetary unit is known as the Moroccan Dirham. Below are some currency exchange rates, which can fluctuate daily:
– 1 Pound Sterling = 12.5 Dirham
– 1 Australian Dollar = 6.5 Dirham
– 1 Canadian Dollar = 7.4 Dirham
– 1 US Dollar = 10.00 Dirham
– 1 Euro = 10.6 Dirham.

Washing Cloths

If you wish to have your clothes washed during this trekking in Morocco, it will be possible for an additional fee of 10 Dirhams per item (underwear not accepted) and 4/5 Dirhams per item for ironing.

Weather & Temperature

During the time of the desert, the weather typically offers pleasant conditions with daytime temperatures ranging between 20 and 36°C, and nighttime temperatures dropping to 7 – 10°C. However, there are instances when nighttime temperatures may plummet to as low as 3°C in December and January, so remember to pack a fleece jacket. While rainfall is uncommon in this area of Morocco, being a Sahara Desert region. During the summer, temperatures range between 30°C and 45°C during the day, and 20°C to 30°C at night.

Plastic & Rubbish

Morocco Hike Tours does not encourage the use of single-use plastic items. We ensure that all our staff across Morocco work together to reduce this issue and educate those around them. During our desert and mountain treks, we are committed to collecting our rubbish and bringing it back to the big cities. Our footprints are the only thing we should leave behind.

Travel Insurance

To participate in a holiday organized by Morocco Hike Tours, it is imperative that you possess a valid travel insurance policy. This insurance should adequately cover the expenses related to medical treatment and safeguard the value of your holiday in case of cancellation. Prior to obtaining insurance, please verify that the chosen policy provides coverage for the activities and altitudes specified in your itinerary.

In the event that one participant leaves the group for any reason, the customer must assume responsibility for the charges, and no reimbursement will be provided.

Season & Dates

This Merzouga excursion from Marrakesh operates year-round and offers flexibility to depart on any date of your preference. Additionally, this 4-Day excursion from Marrakesh to Merzouga provides the option to combine with other excursions for a more comprehensive experience.

Booking Procedure & Payment

Please select the trek or trek that piques your interest, then reach out to us via email to initiate a discussion regarding your preferred tour and to verify its availability. Once we have agreed upon the specifics of your  tour or trek, including its duration, route, and the number of participants, we will proceed to make a tentative reservation, providing you with the dates and associated costs.
To secure your booking, we kindly request a 20% deposit, which can be paid online through a bank transfer in Euros, pounds sterling, or US dollars. The remaining balance is settled upon arrival in Morocco, payable in cash using the same currencies—Euros, sterling, or dollars—at the outset of the trek or tour.
Please note: Should you find it inconvenient to carry cash, you have the option to settle the balance online via bank transfer a few days prior to the departure date.

Cancellation Conditions

Our Cancellation Policy:

  • If the trip is canceled at the discretion of our agency, you will be eligible for a full refund of the amount paid.
  • If the trip is canceled by you more than 31 days before the trip date, the amount paid will be retained as credit for a future trip, valid for two years (24 months).
  • If the trip is canceled by you less than one month (30 days or fewer) before the trip date, the amount paid will be retained as credit for a future trip, valid for one year (12 months).
How should you dress when traveling through small villages?

In areas with low tourist numbers (Berber villages in the desert such as in the Atlas), men are advised to avoid very short shorts, tank tops or loose shirts. The same goes for women, avoiding transparent fabrics and tight-fitting outfits. A scarf on your hair is not essential. You can try to dress in local fashion, which seems better suited to the climate.

Equipment list

This packing guide aims to assist you in organizing your belongings efficiently. It’s advisable to aim for minimal weight when packing your equipment.

Please ensure you have the following items with you:

  • Trainers or sandals to wear during your excursion.
  • T-shirts / tops / shirts
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper during winter season.
  • Sunhat / Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Daypack 20 litres for your personal equipment
  • Sun protection (including lip sun screen)
  • Antibacterial handwash
  • Camera
  • Pen-knife (note: always pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
  • Reusable cloth bag for shopping (to avoid plastic bags)

Item to rent:
Car rental: from €40, lease this via Morocco Hike Tours.
Rent a quad In Merzouga desert: From €60/1 hour, Lease via Morocco Hike tours, The price  may vary depending on the number of participants, Duration, your departure dates, and availability during the selected period.

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Merzouga, a quaint village nestled in the eastern expanse of Morocco, adjacent to the Algerian border, beckons travelers with its captivating allure. Renowned for its breathtaking sand dunes that seamlessly blend into the vastness of the Sahara Desert, Merzouga stands as a testament to nature's grandeur. These majestic dunes, among the loftiest in Morocco, form an enchanting landscape that has become a sought-after haven for tourists yearning for an immersive desert encounter. The undulating waves of golden sands in Merzouga create a mesmerizing panorama, casting a spell on those who venture to explore this arid wonderland.

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