This 4-day tour from Marrakech takes you to the magnificent sand dunes of Erg Chebbi and offers you the opportunity to discover the big southern of Morocco. During the tour, you will discover the beautiful oases of Morocco, the valleys, the orange sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, the garages and various spectacular sights.
Our driver/guide will pick you up at 07.30 and we will travel to Ait Ben Haddou through the High Atlas Mountains. After visiting Ait Ben Haddou, we head to Boumalne Dades along the Valley of Roses. You will spend your first night in a traditional guesthouse or hotel in the Dades gorge. The next day we make a short walk through the gorges of Dades and Todgha. Afterward, we drive to Rissani and visit its traditional souk. Once we arrive at Merzouga, you’ll ride your camel to the desert camp where we will spend the night. On day three, we drive to Ouarzazate through Draa valley. The following day, we visit cinema studios and Telouet Kasbah before we head back to Marrakech.
Discover the fantastic Moroccan Sahara on this short 4-day trip from Marrakech and explore the spectacular landscapes of the Dades Valley and the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. Experience a ride on a camel through the dunes of Erg Chebbi and spend a night in a desert camp surrounded by high orange sand dunes.
What You’ll Do
Your journey starts early in Marrakech by crossing the high Atlas Mountains. On the way, we visit a Berber village Ait Ben Haddou and its kasbahs, which is a UNESCO the World Heritage site and used to be as a set for a few famous Hollywood films, in addition to a number of fabulous fashion magazine covers. After a short free time to explore the village and its Kasbahs, we drive to Ouarzazate, known as the Gate of the Sahara. Later we leave for Dades Gorges thought the valley of roses where you can enjoy dinner and an overnight stay in a traditional hotel.
After breakfast, we leave the hotel and drive into the dramatic Todgha Gorges, pausing for a few free time to explore the canyons. After visiting Risani, we continue to Merzouga to fulfill your camel caravan and experience the Erg Chebbi dunes on camelback and witness the sunset on the top orange sand dunes. We reach the desert camp before nightfall and enjoy a dinner under the stars. The host’s Berber nomads will provide us with entertainment on drum music and campfire.
We wake up early to witness the sunrise before we go back by camels to the hotel where you will have breakfast and showering. Later, we drive in direction of Ouarzazate through N’kob, a village of 45 kasbahs where we will have lunch. We continue our journey through the beautiful Draa valley with its millions of palm trees. In the evening we arrive Ouarzazate where you spend the night in a hotel.
After breakfast, we visit the Kasbah of Taourirt and cinema studios. Hereafter, we continue our trip to Marrakech with a detour to the traditional Berber village of Telouet, on the edge of the High Atlas Mountains and we visit the Kasbah el Glaoui. We arrive at Marrakech around 17:00.
Following are a number of sites that you will discover during the 4-day Sahara Desert tour:
Ait Ben Haddou is a small village and a group of a collection of 17th century Kasbahs surrounded by a defensive wall. Ait Ben Haddou is situated on the edge of the High Atlas Mountains, near Ouarzazate (32 km). This Kasbahs has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1987 and has appeared in several films such as Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, Prince of Persia and the famous miniseries Tut.Dades Valley
Dades Valley or Wadi Dades is a long oasis on the main route between the desert and Marrakech. The Dades valley extends between the peaks of the High Atlas and the Jbel Sarhro Mountains. This valley is famous for its roses products and nicknamed as Valley of Roses. In May, an annual rose festival occurs at the town of Kelaat M'gouna.Dades Gorges
Dades Gorge is a gorge in the river Dades with the Anti-Atlas Mountains. The gorge starts from the town of Boumalne du Dades and is known for its beautiful rock formation and also with the Kasbahs and small Berber villages along the river.Merzouga
Merzouga is a Berber city in the Sahara, near the Algerian border. It is referred to as a gateway to Erg Chebbi, a vast expanse of sand.
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