4-day Morocco desert tour from Marrakech. In these 4 days / 3 nights you will visit so many amazing sites in a short time. Including : the high Atlas mountains, the Tizi-N-Tichka pass, the Ait-Ben-Haddou Kasbah and also Ouarzazate city. In addition to Draa valley the longest river in Morocco, as well as Rissani town and Merzouga Sahara desert. Furthermore, you will ride camels, witness magical sunset and sunrise, and spend the night in a desert camp as well. Then we visit the Dades valley, Todra gorges and also Amridil Kasbah. Finally the tour ends in Marrakech.
The 4 days desert tour starts with an early pick up from the airport or your accommodation in Marrakech. Then drive through the fascinating High Atlas mountains, and also the Tizi-N-Tichka pass. Stops will be made for panoramic views of the breathtaking landscapes.
After that we continue to visit the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. A fortified village recognized as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. Furthermore, the Kasbah has appeared in many movies including : Gladiator, Alexander, The Mummy…etc. And also TV series including Game Of Thrones. After that we head to “The gate of the desert” Ouarzazate. Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel
After breakfast, we explore the city of Ouarzazate. Firstly, we visit the Atlas studios, where various famous movies were shot. Then visit the Taourirt Kasbah : an ancient fortified mud castle. After that we depart towards Agdz, and join the Draa Valley the longest river in Morocco. We will drive along it, and stop for panoramic views of the palm trees groves, spectacular Kasbahs and Berber villages. Free time for lunch in Nkob or Alnif.
After lunch, we continue to the Sahara desert of Merzouga through Rissani. When we reach the Erg Chebbi sand dunes you switch to camels, to cross the Sahara desert. A stop will be made for you on top of a big dune to observe the magical sunset. Then continue to the camp which is a combination between the traditional tents of nomads and the luxury a hotel has. In the campsite you can enjoy the Berber drums music while dancing around the campfire, under open sky of shiny stars. Dinner and Overnight stay in the camp.
Wake up early in the morning to contemplate the beautiful sunrise in the middle of the desert. Free time for breakfast, then you return on camels to Merzouga where the driver awaits. We leave the desert to visit Rissani town, the ancient capital of Tafilalet. Rissani still a major trading center in the region, with a large souk lively on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
After a stroll in Rissani Souk, we continue to Erfoud, where we visit one of the workshops of fossilized marble. Then we drive through Touroug and Tinjdad palm groves, to reach the Todra Gorges. The course of Todra river has carved out a grand canyon through the mountains -Making a high red cliff-sided canyon. These gorges are an ideal place for rock climbers. Feel free to wander in the gorges and appreciate the beauty of the landscape. Free time for lunch in a restaurant. Then we continue to the Dades valley, through Boumalne Dades. Then inevitable stops at the “monkey fingers” rock formation. And on a spot atop a mountain overlooking the Dades valley. Finally, dinner and overnight in a hotel.
In last day of your 4-day desert tour from Marrakech, we continue to Kalaa Magouna to visit the Rose valley. A Rose Festival is held annually in May. Where the locals offer their rose products, from perfumes, rose water, oil, to cosmetic products. Then we drive along various Kasbahs, including Amridil Kasbah surrounded by the palm trees grove of Skoura. We reach Ouarzazate, free time for lunch in town. Then we continue to Marrakech by driving through the Tizi-N-Tichka pass and the High Atlas Mountains. Finally, we drop you off at your accommodation or the airport in Marrakech. End of the tour
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Thank you Esmail for this wonderful trip. We had an incredible time in Morocco. It was only 4 days but we visit so many beautiful places. We look forward to seeing you soon because we are already planning to contact you again for another experience.
So see you soon.
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