4 Day Merzouga Tour From Ouarzazate

4 day Merzouga tour From Ouarzazate

Overview off Morocco desert tour:

Discover the beauty of Morocco with this exciting four-day itinerary. Begin in the Hollywood of Africa and end in Marrakesh, visiting the rocky peaks of the High Atlas mountains and the colossal dunes of the Sahara. You’ll wander medieval medinas and souks, marvel at palaces and mosques, and explore ancient kasbahs and desert towns.

Highlights of 4-day desert tour from Ouarzazate:

Is this Morocco tour from Ouarzazate right for you?

This private all-inclusive 4 day Merzouga tour from Ouarzazate is suited to travelers who’d like to focus on the Sahara desert region and are determined not to leave Morocco without experiencing nomad culture or who decide at the last minute to incorporate a stay in Dades Gorge and Marrakech. As a desert country, Morocco can have extreme weather. Please consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability for that season. Prefer to the section of Essential Travel Info for more details. Within this excursion from Ouarzazate to Merzouga, there are some long traveling days on this trip as we cover a great deal of land. The road over the High Atlas Mountains is very windy, so please take this into consideration if you or your child suffers from motion sickness.

Why you’ll like this desert excursion!

This 4 day desert itinerary from Ouarzazate lets you experience and enjoy the Berber culture, spend an unforgettable night in the desert, and trek the ancient kasbahs in the south. Travel with a local knowledge leader who will share the magic and the real of Morocco with you. Marvel at iconic sights during visits to the remarkable Sahara Desert, the timeless Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, the tranquil oasis of Skoura, and the bustling city of Marrakech. Hop on your camel toward your luxury camp, count the shiny stars, and join a traditional local band after dinner to have some fun with their music dancing around an open fire.

Brief itinerary of desert adventure:




Day 1

Transfer to Merzouga & the Erg Chebbi, via Rose Valley, Overnight at a Desert Camp


Day 2

Sahara Desert adventures & Rissani Market


Day 3

Transfer to Dades Gorge via Toudra Gorge


Day 4

Transfer to Marrakech via Atlas Mountains, Drop off in Marrakech


Detailed itinerary 4 days desert trip:

Day 01: Ouarzazate - Rose Valley - Dades Gorge - Toudra Gorge - Merzouga

You will be welcomed and picked up by your English-speaking driver, then leave the Hollywood of Africa behind and travel through the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs, many in disrepair as they’re constructed of pisé mud (rammed earth). As you head toward Boumalne Dades, you will pass many small towns where you can see traditional farming methods in use. Be on the lookout for nomads tending to their animals as you make your way through fragrant Kalaat M’gouna, the “Valley of the Roses”. purchase the rosewater, which will make your linen smell good a long time after your trip is over.

Lunch in Tinghir and explore its Dades Gorges, a 984 feet (300 m) deep ravine, cut by the Todra River. Upon reaching Merzouga, switch gears and transfer to your personal camel to begin your trek over the sands and to your featured stay camp. Hike to the top of a nearby dune to watch the setting sun before enjoying a warm meal by the fire.

  • Splurge
  • Mid-range
  • Don’t break the bank (Standard)
  • Breakfast & Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Kalaat M’gouna – Female’s cooperative of rose water
  • Tinghir – Todra Gorge walking tour
  • Sahara Desert -Camel trekking
  • Sahara Desert – Sandboarding
  • Sahara Desert – ATVing, buggy
  • Sahara Desert – Horseback riding

Today’s total driving time is approximately 5 hours
Today’s total driving distance is approximately 367 km

The camel rides are really romantic activities to explore and enjoy the Sahara desert. But if you’d prefer, it’s simply possible to do another activity instead with a few extra fees or to be driven to and from the camp. Please let us know.

Day 02: Explore Merzouga Area

Good morning! Today, We definitely recommend you wake up early to enjoy the sun coming out of nowhere on a high sand dune nearby. After breakfast. Optionally, you will trek back to the village of Merzouga. Set off on an adventure on an off-roading vehicle to explore one of the most impressive places in Merzouga’s village.

Stop in Khamliya, a small village on the edge of the orange-colored Erg-Chebbi sand dunes. Known for the Gnaoua people. Originally slaves were brought from Sudan. They are known for their distinctive style of dancing and music. For lunch at the local restaurant nearby. We will get to see how the local speciality dish of pizza berber is made.

Then, we will cross the sand dunes to the nomadic Berber families. Where many families still practice their lifestyle in the wildlife under goat fur tents. Feel free to join them in order to know more about their culture, you’ll be amazed by their hospitality. In the afternoon, we will visit Merzouga Lake or Lac Dayet Srji as it attracts not only visitors but also a wide variety of birds such as flamingos, ducks, and doves. Afterward, we will take you to your hotel in Merzouga. Typical dinner followed by live Berber music.

  • Splurge
  • Mid-range
  • Don’t break the bank (Standard)
  • Breakfast & Dinner
  • Sahara Desert – Camel trekking
  • Sahara Desert – Sandboarding
  • Sahara desert – Exploring Merzouga area
  • Sahara desert – ATVing & buggy
  • Sahara desert – Horseback riding

Today your Sahara desert sightseeing tour includes Desert nomads and Gnaoua families, and there are no entrance fees to join those people, but it’s required to leave a donation after. Ask your leader for more information or check our essential travel information.

Day 03: Merzouga - Rissani - Alnif - Tinghir - Dades Gorge

Be sure to rise early to witness a Saharan sunrise, before traveling toward Dades Gorge. Along the way, we’ll stop in Rissani town to visit its caravan market and be sure to visit the livestock auction as well as the “donkey parking lot”. On our way to Tinghir, we’ll make a quick stop in Rissani’s gateway before enjoying the ride on the Savanna’s road toward Alnif.

Arrive Tinerhir to admire the river oasis that extends on either side of the town. The surrounding desert landscape reveals impressive buttes, mesas, and plateaus. Nearby, you will have the opportunity to explore the Todra Gorge, a 984 feet (300 m) deep ravine, cut by the Todra River. Continue our trip to Boumalne Dades. Known for its Goges and the rock formation known as Monkey paws. Check into your hotel overlooking Dades Valley.

  • Splurge
  • Mid-range
  • Don’t break the bank (Standard)
  • Dinner & Breakfast
  • Rissani – Traditional market walking tour
  • Tinghir – Todra Gorge walking tour 
  • Tinghir – Female’s cooperative of handmade rugs

Today’s total driving time is approximately 3h.41 minutes
Today’s total driving distance is approximately 354 km

Day 04: Dades Gorge - Rose Valley - Ouarzazate - High Atlas Mountains - Marrakech

Enjoy a comfortable private transfer from Dades Gorge to your accommodation in Marrakech, which takes approximately five hours. Along the way, stop in the oasis of Skoura known for its rammed clay kasbah. Amridil Kasbah, originally built in the 17th century, is one of Morocco’s most iconic living museums. It has withstood the test of time, making it the ideal setting for an insight into the ancient traditions of Kasbah life.

Next, continue through the ‶Road of thousand kasbah″ to reach Ouarzazate known as ‶Hollywood of Africa″. Join a movie studio tour and discover which of your favorite movies were filmed in the nearby desert regions. Movie buffs may appreciate a visit to the Musée du Cinema. Continue to the dramatic Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou—One of the largest and most famous kasbah in Morocco. Declared as a UNESCO world heritage site since 1987. Additionally it’s a great location for numerous films including Lawrence of Arabia, Got, gladiator, and more. Enjoy your guided walking tour before crossing the High Atlas Mountains to Marrakech.

Afterward, travel to the bustling city of Marrakech through the twisted road of  Tizi n’Tichka. Stop in the highest point in the Atlas Mountains to enjoy the breathtaking view and in a local Argan Oil Cooperative and discover how the local women extract the precious oil from the argan nut to make oil used in the health, food, and cosmetic industries. Follow the winding road to Marrakech, where the tour and our service of 4 Days Desert Tour From Casablanca ends, drop you off in your preferred location in Marrakech.

  • Breakfast
  • Skoura – Amridil Kasbah guided walking tour
  • Ait Ben Haddou – Kasbah walking tour
  • High Atlas Mountains – Female’s cooperative of argan oil
  • Ouarzazate – Atlas Studio & museum – MAD80

Today’s total driving time is approximately 5 h. 24 minutes
Today’s total driving distance is approximately 312 km

Inclusive & Exclusive


We select the best accommodations carefully to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Hospitality and everything makes you feel like home.

* If those accommodations above are not available at the time of booking. You’ll be staying at similar ones and we will let you in advance. If you have preferred ones in mind to stay at and not mentioned above, let us know and we’re happy to book it for you.

* April and December are peak travel times! Make sure you book in advance to get preferred accommodations.

* Please keep in mind that there is no 5 star hotel in Boumalne Dades and Merzouga, But you’ll be staying in a luxury hotel that has the atmosphere of 5-star.

Price & Booking


1 person

2 person

4 person

8 person

10 – 16 person

First option

$ 910

$ 495

$ 320

$ 232

$ 180

Second option

$ 1030

$ 680

$ 405

$ 315

$ 275

Third option

$ 1800

$ 1250

$ 645

$ 487

$ 399

The prices of our tours depend on the packages you select(Splurge, Mid-range, or Don’t break the bank accommodations), the number of travelers on your journey, and the season of your travel.

* All prices are in Euro, US Dollars, Pounds, or Moroccan Dirhams, per person. There is an additional 10% fee for tours including the dates between Dec.20 – Jan.5(Peak Season). For single rooms, a single supplement fee will be applied.

For the bookings of our tours, we kindly request a small deposit of 20% of the total price to be sent to our bank account, Paypal or Wise account. The balance is to be paid to your driver/guide at the meeting.

Trip preparation

Know Before You Go

Although most of the planning and preparation is taken care of for you, there are still a few things you should know and some details you should take care of to ensure your comfort, safety and peace of mind. Please review the following information before your departure to ensure that any surprises along the way will only be pleasant ones.

  • During the booking process please let us know if you have any food restrictions or allergies.

  • Since lunches are not included, your guide will suggest restaurants where the food is tasty and fresh in order not to get sick. However, if you have a particular restaurant in mind. Inform your guide to accommodate your choices. On the other hand, based on his experiences, he will be glad to assist you whether their service and meals are marvelous.

  • Alternatively, your driver will make frequent stops along the way, especially in breathtaking places. This tour is flexible, if you recognize a worthy place to stop in, feel free to ask your gently driver.

  • Respect tour departures times to avoid delay and loss of sightseeing opportunities. If necessary, let your guide and driver know.

    For the benefit of all tour participants, we ask tour members to be considerate of their fellow travelers in the following ways:

  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or “drone” technology has quickly become affordable and is increasingly popular with recreational users. While some countries have clear, established drone laws, others do not, or existing regulations are undergoing review and change. Travelers who wish to bring a drone on their trip are responsible to research and abide by the laws and regulations, as well as to check with their airline(s) regarding their rules for transporting drones. Please note that tours are unable to extend the length of scheduled visits and stops to accommodate use of drones. If you’re coming with your drone, let us know in advance to schedule the time for it.

  • Ramadan may make your trip excruciating, due to most of the restaurants and shops would be closed. And alcohol beverages will not be served in restaurants and hard to find.
  • Our guides are fluent in languages, and they are happy to share all what they have known so far, if you’d like skip or add an activity to your daily itinerary feel free to ask your guide.
  • During your stay in Sahara Desert (desert camp) your luggage will be transferred directly and safely to your camp.
  • Children under 5 years old are free of charge. 6 – 8 (- 70 %). 10 years old is considered as an adult.


PAMELA ROBERTS@Pamelaroberts
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Just had the trip of a lifetime. First, our Your Guide Mohamed was amazing. He truly cared about us and our experiences and strived to keep us all happy. Everyone should be as lucky as us to have Mohamed as a guide. And we saw an experienced all aspects of life in Morocco from the marketplace to Sahara Desert. We were engaged at every opportunity from eating hot bread in the market place to riding camels to traditional dancing and music. Every moment was a "wow" moment. Thank you for a top-notch tour and guide.
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Absolutely phenomenal! This was our very first group tour and Morocco Vacation Travel exceeded our expectations! We did not expect such phenomenal hotels, restaurants, tour sites, and more. So, thank you to MVT. But most importantly, we can not exclaim enough about Mohammed, our tour manager. He is knowledgeable, kind, organized, understanding, and patient. The perfect representative for MVT.
Marilyn D
Marilyn D@Marilynd
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It was a very wonderful experience. The sites that we've come to see and visit were all great! Our guide Abdel was very knowledgeable, understanding, kind, considerate, attentive to our needs and very patient with all of us. The camp and food in the desert were all great! The driver and the assistant were also very helpful.


Yes! Absolutely, this 4 day Merzouga tour from Ouarzazate is available every day, except summer the temperature can reach 40 degrees Celsius – 104 degrees Fahrenheit.

The early bird catches the warm! As soon as you know your exact dates of your desert trip, contact us. 

It depends on the period you’d like to experience Sahara Desert. The tents are well-equipped (enough blankets, hot water, and extra pillows).

  • Summer: (end of June – Augusts) light and soft clothes, such as scarf, skirts, slippers, skin protection, sunglasses.
  • Winter: (October – end of March) warm clothes, sneakers, extra jacket or coat.

The best time to do this 4 days Morocco desert tour is all seasons of the year except summer. You might feel overwhelmed by sandstorms and high temperatures.

The best way to experience Sahara desert is by camel ride. To enjoy this ancient transport, put comfortable clothes on, loose pants, sneakers and a small bag where you can put some stuff in, like a bottle of water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a camera if you have any.

So many Sahara desert adventures get confused between Sahara Desert of Erg Chigaga and Sahara Desert of Erg Chebbi. Both of them would take your breath away! But here is one thing to keep in mind, if you’re looking for a typical lifestyle and would like to stay away from touristy places, then Sahara Desert of Erg Chigaga means you. On the other hand, Sahara Desert of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga attracts tons of visitors all over the world, due to its high clean oragned-sand dunes and luxury camps.

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