Desert tour from Marrakech – 4day Morocco excursion trip
The Desert tour from Marrakech is one of our most popular Sahara Desert tours in Morocco that takes you into the heart of the mesmerizing Sahara. You can see those options below. It is designed for couples, families, or small groups who want to experience first hand what Morocco’s desert has to offer. Enjoy a memorable time riding camels into the golden Erg Chebbi dunes before enjoying dinner and time under the bright stars.
Day 1: Pick up in Marrakesh | Ait Ben Haddou | Ouarzazate or Skoura
Our guide will pick you up at 8 am to start the “Desert tour from Marrakech” to the Atlas Mountains. Before passing over the Tizi n Tichka Pass, we will stop in different view panoramics to take amazing pictures, and enjoy the mud houses used by Berbers. Along the way, we will stop for lunch and have the opportunity to visit the UNESCO world heritage site at Ait Ben Haddou. The city is home to the Kasbah once owned by the Glaouis family, who ruled Morocco. In the winter months and on the 4-star deluxe version of this trip, travelers will spend the night in Ouarzazate.
Day 2: Ouarzazate – Draa Valley – Erg Chebbi/Merzouga
Today, our “desert tour from Marrakech” will take us to Merzouga. At the hotel, you can store any baggage and take an overnight bag with you. Following, prepare for a one hour jaunt on camelback into the desert. (Walking alongside the camels is also an option.) You will enjoy the night in a Bedouin-style tent including the under the stars. The tents are in our own private area without the hordes of people you might find in other camping locations. If you prefer not to camp out, simply ride the camel for one hour to view the sunset and spend the night at the kasbah hotel. We have both standard and deluxe camps available.
Day 3: Alnif | Dades Valley or Agdz
Following, you’ll head through Alnif or Tinjedad and to Boulmane. Here, you can enjoy a drive up into the scenic Dades Valley to witness Morocco’s most amazing natural rock formations. Travelers on the 3/4-star trip can also choose to spend the night in Agdz, to make this a more circuitous route giving a taste of the Draa Valley. This option adds on one more hour in transport.
Day 4: Return Marrakesh
Today, you will head back over the Tizi N Tichka pass and the High Atlas Mountains to Marrakesh and finish our Desert tour from Marrakech.