4 Days Sahara and oasis tour from Marrakech
Taking a three-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, therefore, 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 4 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 and do besides camel trekking and a night stay in a deep Sahara desert camp. Arriving early to the hotel at the foothills of Erg Chebbi dunes, enjoy a cup of tea, see some nomads living in caves, wander with a local guide in palmary or hike in Dades valley or Todra gorges, spend more time of sites…Etc
Meeting at 8:00 with your driver at your riad / Hotel Marrakech, departure from Marrakech to the Dades Valley, by the Tizi-N-Tichka pass (2260m) in the High Atlas Mountains. From Marrakech to Ouarzazate, you can enjoy the scenic route, beautiful landscapes with different colors and Berber villages along the way. You will have free time here to visit the old Kasbah of Ouarzazate “Kasbah of Taourirt” and have lunch, then you go further south towards the valley of Dadès passing by the valley of the roses and the fascinating oasis of the palm grove of Skoura. and night in the Dades Valley.
After breakfast, departure from your hotel in the Dades Valley, around 8 am, taking the 1000 kasbah road around the colorful Berber villages of the Dades Valley. 45 km further, you will arrive in Tineghir with its beautiful palm grove and the Jewish quarter. You continue to the Todra Gorge (Todgha), free time for a walk along the canyons of 300 m high, a favorite place for climbers. Then you will go to the dunes of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga Sahara desert and you will have time for lunch on the way before arriving at Erfoud. Then we will drive to the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. We continue deeper into the desert landscape until the dunes appear in the middle of nowhere. Sunset camel ride to get to the oasis where the camp is located. Spend the night in the bivouac in Merzouga under the nomad tents or outside under the shooting stars. Berber show / music with camel drivers. Dinner and overnight at camp in the desert.
Early in the morning you will wake up to enjoy the sunrise over the dunes of the Erg Chebbi, followed by a breakfast in the camp, a camel trek to return to the hotel at the dune line for a shower fast. We head towards Rissani, a small town in the sub-Saharan region of Morocco, here we can stop to visit a fossil workshop before continuing to the Draa Valley, cross the beautiful landscapes of Berber villages of Tazarine and Nkob, stop to lunch in Nkob before continuing towards Zagora via the valley of Draa the small volcanic mountains of the Atlas. Night and dinner in Zagora in the bivouac or in a hotel.
After breakfast, We head to Ouarzazate via the Draa Valley stop at Agdez to visit Kasbah Tamnougalt before continuing to Ouarzazate. Here we can enjoy a tour of the movie studios that is known as Hollywood of Africa. Then we will visit Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, a palace of Pacha Laglaoui classified as World Heritage by UNESCO in 1987. This Kasbah has been used as a backdrop for more than 20 films, including “Gladiator”, “Indiana Jones” and “Lawrence of Arabia”. Enjoy a walk to discover the architecture of the traditional Moroccan style in which kasbahs are built. We continue our way to Marrakech by the High Atlas Pass and Tizi n’Tichka. Lunch break in the middle of the Atlas Mountains. Arrival in Marrakech towards the end of the day. We deposit you at your Hotel «