The Sahara Desert is one of the most mesmerizing highlights of Morocco. This 4-day tour is our most popular tour as it allows you to travel in-depth with a full day to explore and enjoy the desert.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Marrakech to Fez (or Marrakech)|
|DURATION||4 Day 3 Night|
High Atlas Mountain, Ait Benhaddou, Erg Chebbi Desert, Camel Ride and Camping, Azrou Cedar Forest and Ifrane
- You can choose to stay 2 nights in desert camp if you prefer
- The tour finishes in Fez in the above itinerary, but you can choose to finish the tour back in Marrakech
- Depending on your travel plans, there are side trips from Marrakech and Fez. You can also add transfer, e.g. from or to Chefchaouen, Essaouira or anywhere else before and after the desert tour
Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Boumalne Dades
Your 4-day Morocco desert tour starts with our driver guide picking you up from your accommodation in Marrakech. Venture across the high pass of Tizi N’tichka making several stops to admire the breathtaking landscape and Berber villages. Then we carry on to UNESCO site – Ait Benhaddou, the backdrop of Hollywood blockbusters including Gladiator, Indiana Jones, and Game of Thrones. We then pass through Ouarzazate with an optional visit to the Atlas Film Studio. Continue onwards to Boumalne Dades for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Boumalne Dades – Todra Gorges – Merzouga
After breakfast, our journey set out towards the oasis of Tinghir. Continue onwards to Todra Gorges, one of the most spectacular canyons in the world and where you can take a walk along the river bank. Lunch stop along the way, and then we head towards Erfoud. Shortly after, the magical dunes of Erg Chebbi will start appearing before your eyes. Head to your accommodation at Merzouga, the town right by the desert with a view of the dunes, enjoy dinner and rest up.
Day 3: Around Erg Chebbi Desert
A full day to explore and enjoy Erg Chebbi Desert. For those who love adventure and adrenaline rush, we can arrange for you to drive your own quad on the sand dunes. We will visit nomad Berber families to see their way of life. Also, visit the village of Khamlia to enjoy Gnawa music performance and also try a Berber pizza. In the late afternoon, camels will be waiting to take you for a stroll in the desert while enjoying the sunset. Spend some time relaxing at the desert camp, then enjoy a Moroccan dinner and drum music performance by local Berbers or lie on the sand to stargaze.
Day 4: Erg Chebbi – Ziz Valley – Azrou Cedar Forest – Fez
On the last day, we’ll climb to the top of a sand dune to watch the sunrise and see the sand turn gold and sparkly. Have breakfast at campsite or Merzouga town before saying goodbye to the Sahara. We then depart for the journey to Fez, passing through Ziz Valley, continuing onto Midelt and then across Middle Atlas Mountains. We will make a stop at Azrou Cedar Forest where you can see wild monkeys and continue onwards to the picturesque Ifrane, known as little Switzerland of Morocco. Shortly after, we will arrive Fez where we drop you off at your accommodation.