Taking a private 4-day desert tour to Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga means sitting in the car for ten hours on the days last day from Merzouga to Marrakech. We, hence, recommend a minimum of 4 days for a Desert Tour from Marrakech to Erg Chebbi to break the journey each way and have time to see the sites along the route. The 3 and 5 Days Sahara Desert Tour to Erg Chebbi dunes and back to Marrakech are highly recommended simply because there are so many things to see besides camel trekking and a night stay in a deep Sahara desert camp.
DAY 1: MARRAKECH – OUARZAZATE – DADES.
Your 4 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, departs from your hotel or riad at 07h30 by winding up through the Atlas Mountains over the Tizi N’ Tichka Pass, the pass rises to 2260 meters above sea level, so the views are quite splendid. The latter offers spectacular scenery of ochre villages, abandoned kasbahs, orchards, and Ksours. Visit, then, the Kasbah Ait Benhaddou: site recommended by the UNESCO World Heritage. Lunch at the Kasbah and continuation to the gate of the desert and the city of Ouarzazate Cinema! Where you will visit the museum and the cinema studio. Then you will continue to the city of Tinghir in the Valley of the Roses where you will spend the first night at the Panorama Hotel.
DAY 2: DADES GORGES -TODRA – MERZOUGA.
After breakfast, a short walk in the palm grove of the Todra valley before taking the road to Erfoud. On the way, you will pass through Tinejdad and several Berber villages before stopping at the Marbles of Fossils in Erfoud. Your 4 days tour from Marrakech will continue to the impressive dunes of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga. On arrival, you will leave your vehicle for a nice camel ride. In the evening, you will witness the fascinating sunset in the dunes. Your second night will be at Merzouga Erg Chebbi, in the middle of the desert after a traditional dinner around the campfire.
DAY 3: MERZOUGA – RISSANI – ALNIF – OUARZAZATE.
After admiring the beautiful sunrise at the dunes of Merzouga, return to Merzouga village on camelback for breakfast. You will then leave Merzouga to visit the town of Rissani before reaching the town of Ouarzazate. On the way, you will pass to visit also, the two villages of Alnif … Dinner and third night in the hotel in Ouarzazate Pearls of the South.
DAY 4: OUARZAZATE – TELOUATE – MARRAKECH.
Your driver 4 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour will take you, on the last day, to discover the small villages and the beautiful kasbahs of Telouat. Return to Marrakech via the Tichka Pass.
– Start and return to your accommodation in Marrakech.
– Two nights at the hotel and one night at the bivouac in half board (breakfast and dinner included).
– 1-hour camel ride.
price per person
2 persons € 479
3 persons € 360
4 persons € 299
5 persons € 235