Morocco in 4 Days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert

Below here is the program itinerary of 4 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert, and all the information, and the policies that you have to know before booking with us.

Why BOOK this 4 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga?

Discover the kasbahs, Berber villages, and cool oases of the Draa Valley on this 4 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert. Travel through the Sahara desert and enjoy an exhilarating High Atlas descent through the Berber heartland.

  • Daily departure is available.
  • The Atlas Mountains magnificent scenery.
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou Kasbah.
  • Take a stroll through the breathtaking Dades gorges.
  • Camel riding in the Merzouga desert.
  • Spending a night in the desert camp under the stars.
  • A breathtaking view of the sunset and sunrise over the dunes.
  • Sahara Desert - Sleep under the stars against a backdrop of towering sand dunes.
  • Todra Gorge - Walk in Morocco's Grand Canyon through spectacular rock formations.
  • Local drums music around the campfire.
  • Drive through the palm groves of Draa valley.
  • The tour is available with an English or Spanish-speaking guide.
  • Walk from a remote Berber community into the magnificent and inspiring High Atlas Mountains.
  • The Atlas Mountains - Beautiful mountain scenery in the highest mountain range in North Africa.
  • Marrakech - Discover Morocco's vibrant Red City, with its atmospheric medina and lively Djemma El-Fna Square.
  • The tour is at an affordable price and has great quality services.
Key Features
Tour Name: 4 Days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga
Tour Type: Private Tour
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Departure: Daily
Availability: Everyday
Starting Point: Marrakech
Ending Point: Marrakech
Tour Highlights
Visiting Places: Marrakech, Ait Benhaddou, Ouarzazate, Merzouga, Dades Valley, Todra Gorge, Rissani, Nkob, Erfoud, Telouet.
Key attractions: Desert of Merzouga, Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, The high Atlas Mountains, Camel ride in desert & a wonderful sunset, sunrise, Spend the night in a Berber Camp, Dades Gorges, Todra Gorge, Berber Villages, Telouet Kasbah.
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Best 4 Days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga: Morocco Desert Trip

Best 4 Days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga: Morocco Desert Trip

How you will spend these 4 days in Morocco?

Days In Morocco tour company suggests this itinerary for your 4-day tour in Morocco. We offer a day-to-day plan to guide you on your journey. This tour itinerary can be changed to suit your dream tour, and it will be customized to fit your needs.

Overview: of 4 days desert tour Marrakech to Merzouga

This tour offers 4 days and 3 nights in Morocco. Enjoy a desert trip from Marrakech to Erg Chebbi Dunes in Merzouga where you savor a cup of Sahara tea, visit nomads living in Berber caves, and hike in Dades Valley and Todra gorges. We recommend a minimum of 4 days for a Marrakech to Merzouga desert trip to break up the journey and have time to see the sites along the way. The 4 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert and back to Marrakech is highly recommended simply because there are so many attractions to see besides camel trekking and an overnight stay in a Berber camp (Bivouac).

Tour Itinerary: A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.

Day 1: Marrakech - Tizi N'Tichka - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Dades valley

We will pick you up from your accommodations early. Your journey will start from Marrakech to Dades Gorges. Crossing the pass of Tizi N'Tichka Atlas, you will witness sweeping views of the mountains, towards the traditional High Atlas Berber village of Telouet. We will continue our journey and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou, a spectacular fortified village. You will have lunch in Ait Benhaddou or Ouarzazate and keep going to Dades Valley. You will overnight in Dades Gorges.

Driving distance Approximately 331 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 5 hr 45 min (without stops)
Accommodation Overnight stay in Dades Valley.
Meals Dinner
Day 2: Dades Valley - Todra Gorge - Jorf - Erfoud - Merzouga

After breakfast, we will drive from Dades Gorges to the Erg Chebbi Sahara desert in Merzouga. Berber villages are scattered along the road here. Driving through Tinjdad, Jorf, and Erfoud, we will begin to experience the Saharan oasis of Tafilalet. We will continue to the Merzouga desert. After relaxing for a few minutes in Merzouga, we will ride the camels waiting to take us on an adventure in the sand dunes. We will spend the night in the camp (Nomad Berber tents) with drums, and music in the middle of Sahara. Experience the desert at night with your camera or take photos of the sunset and sunrise.

Driving distance Approximately 264 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 3 hr 59 min (without stops)
Accommodation Overnight stay in Merzouga (desert camp).
Meals Breakfast Dinner
Day 3: Merzouga - Rissani - Alnif - Nkob - Ouarzazate

After watching the sunrise, we finish breakfast and ride camels back to Merzouga. Once we arrive there, you will have the opportunity to shower in the hotel or Riad. Then we will start our trip to the city of Ouarzazate through the Berber villages through the chain Atlas Mountains (Tinjdad, Tinghir Todra gorges, Boumalene Dades). We will take a break time to have lunch in Dades Valley. Then we continue our journey to Ouarzazate where we will arrive in the evening at about 6 p.m., and spend the night in Ouarzazate.

Driving distance Approximately 369 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 5 hr 6 min (without stops)
Accommodation Overnight stay in Ouarzazate.
Meals Breakfast Dinner
Day 4: Ouarzazate - Berber Villages - High Atlas Mountains - Marrakech

In the morning we leave Ouarzazate city to Marrakech. We will visit the UNESCO site, which is the protected site of Ait Benhaddou. In Morocco, it's the most impressive Kasbah and a well-protected castle. "Gladiator", "Lawrence of Arabia" was filmed here. We leave Ait Benhaddou and head towards the majestic Atlas Mountains, crossing through the highest pass in Morocco - Tizi N'Tichka - 2260 metres, with impressive sceneries of valleys, mountains, and close Berber villages. We will arrive at Marrakech in the evening where you will be dropped off at your Marrakech accommodations and the tour ends.

Driving distance Approximately 193 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 3 hr 39 min (without stops)


Journey times and distances are estimates and are based on the direct route between the start location and end location for each day of the itinerary, where applicable. They do not include detours or stops for sightseeing.

Tour Map: Here's a map of your travel route.

What's Included: Don't worry, we've got this covered.

Prices Included

  • Pick up and drop off (at your accommodation, airport, or any other place);
  • Tour Commentary;
  • Transport by private vehicle with A/C;
  • Experienced English - Spanish - French speaking guide/driver;
  • Car Fuel;
  • Camel ride in Sahara desert (Camel per person);
  • Overnight stay at desert camp (Luxury or Standard);
  • 2 nights accommodation at hotel/riad;
  • All dinners;
  • Turbans for your desert experience;
  • Daily breakfast;
  • Confirmation at time of booking;
  • Plus many surprises stops on the way.

Prices Not Included

  • Flights to/from Morocco;
  • Meals, drinks & entrance fees;
  • Personal travel insurance;
  • Tips & Personal expenses.


  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase);
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required;
  • Children's must be accompanied by an adult.

What to take on your Morocco Tour?

We strongly recommend using TSA-approved luggage locks on your bags and hand carry valuables on the plane.

Many of our trips require us to move our base several times, so we recommend that you pack as lightly as possible. There will not always be someone available to help you carry your bags so you should only bring as much as you can carry on your own.

We suggest that you bring the following items:

Clothing & Equipment
  • Season-specific casual clothes (men and women should always dress modestly out of respect for the culture they are visiting- no tank tops, low cut tops, or short shorts. It is not necessary to wear a headscarf.)
  • Hiking clothes and shoes (NOTE: They can get quite dirty/dusty).
  • Bathing suit.
  • A pair of comfortable walking shoes.
  • A light jacket/windbreaker (NOTE: It can be very windy in Essaouira).
  • A warm jacket (NOTE: It can be quite cold in the High Atlas Mountains from November to March. Please pack appropriately for cold, winter evenings.).
  • Power adaptor for 220v, 50 Hz (outlets are two-prong rounded).
  • Toiletries.
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, and hat.
  • First-aid kit with lip balm, aspirin, band-aids, cream for sore muscles (e.g. deep heat), Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, any extra prescription drugs you may be taking.
Travel Documents
  • Passport (with photocopies).
  • Travel insurance (with photocopies).
  • Airline tickets (with photocopies).
  • Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required.
  • Credit and/or debit card and/or cash (MasterCard and Visa are the most commonly used; American Express and Maestro cards are difficult to use in Morocco.)
  • This document, printed.

In order to protect against any unforeseen circumstances, it is advisable to purchase adequate insurance before your date of departure. Coverage should include baggage damage or loss, flight delays or cancellations, etc. We recommend .

Free cancellation

FREE! If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of most activities, you will receive a complete refund if you paid all the price.

Tourism Transport in Morocco - Our Cars

It's our goal to make memories that last a lifetime when you visit Morocco. That is we only offer the best at our disposal.

Our vehicles are fully-equipped for your comfort and adventure. Air conditioned and comfortable, these rugged vehicles are built for the road. Our cars have 6 seats. They're clean. The fleet includes the Toyota Prado TX, Toyota Prado VX, and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport.

Our drivers are connoisseurs of their regions. No one knows Morocco better than them. When they bring you on your journey, it will feel like travelling with a trusted friend.

For groups ranging from 7 to 17 in size, we offer minibusses and minivans such as the Hyundai H-1 Minivan, Mercedes Minibus's, and the Mercedes Vito.

Feel free to travel with our guide by your own vehicle, if you have one. Or use our 4-wheeled-drive. The choice is always yours.

Tourism Transport In Morocco - Our Cars

Toyota Prado TX (4x4)

  • Capacity: 6 Seater;
  • Fuel type: Diesel fuel;
  • Air-conditioned car;
  • Manual / Automatic.
Tourism Transport In Morocco - Our Cars

Toyota Prado VX (4x4)

  • Capacity: 6 Seater
  • Fuel type: Diesel fuel
  • Air-conditioned car;
  • Manual.
Tourism Transport In Morocco - Our Cars

Mercedes-Benz Vito

  • Capacity: 7/8 Seater;
  • Fuel type: Diesel fuel;
  • Air-conditioned car;
  • Manual / Automatic.

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