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4 Days Desert tour itinerary for morocco: Set Out For A Journey Across The Sahara

Marrakech, Ouarzazate, Fez, Merzouga, Aït Benhaddou, Dadès Gorges, Todgha Gorge

Sightseeing
Sightseeing Tour
Camping
Camping Tour
Desert
Desert Tour

Admire the ancient architecture spread across the desert primarily of tribal villages. Revel in the landscape full of dunes and take a walk in the Todgah gorges. This journey will also take you to a nomadic camp in the heart of the desert on a camel ride. 

DAY 01

MARRAKECH – ATLAS MOUNTAINS – AIT BEN HADDOU – VALLEY OF ROSES – DADES VALLEY.

  • Depart from Marrakech after breakfast at your Hotel/Riad. 

  • Then, go through the High Atlas Mountains (2260m) to the fortress of Ait Ben Haddou to admire the ancient Berber architecture.

  • Follow your Morocco driver/guide through a Kasbah to discover the beautiful landscapes of the village (UNESCO World Heritage Site).

  • Visit the Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou Located in the foothills of the southern slopes of the High Atlas Mountains in the Province of Ouarzazate. It is a striking example of southern Moroccan architecture.  

  • Have lunch in Ait Ben Haddou. 

  • Continue on the route by crossing Ouarzazate to the ’’valley of 1000 Kasbah’’ or Dades valley, where you will spend a fantastic night.

DAY 02

DADES VALLEY – TOUDGHA GORGE – ERFOUD – MERZOUGA ‘’ERG CHEBBI’’

  • After a good night sleep, and a tasty breakfast, visit the gorges of Dades. 

  • Take the road to Merzouga by crossing Boumalne Dades and visiting the gorges of Todgha (300m) in ”Tinghir”. Todgha gorges are situated on the east side of the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Moreover, they are recognised around the world as one of the most spectacular Canyons. 

  • Have lunch on the road. Then, see the old systems of irrigation. 

  • Continue on the road to Merzouga “desert dream” to spend a night in the hotel.

DAY 03

MERZOUGa

  • In the morning, visit the saint lake after visiting an old Berber village with traditional Gnaoua music. 

  • Moreover, we offer you a special lunch (Berber Pizza). 

  • After lunch, return to the hotel to relax before riding camels to the camp across the dunes of the desert. 

  • Spend the night under the starry skies of the Sahara Desert in a Berber nomad tent.

DAY 04

MERZOUGA – ERFOUD – ZIZ VALLEY – MIDELT – AZROU – IFRANE – FEZ

  • Before sunrise, wake up to climb the sand dunes for fantastic photo opportunities of the magnificent Sahara sunrise. 

  • Make your way back to the hotel for showers and breakfast before hitting the road to Fez. 

  • On the road, pass through Erfoud, Errachidia, the Ziz Valley and Midelt (When in Midelt and if you are hungry, the driver will stop to get lunch. You can also have lunch anytime during the drive). 

  • Continue to the Cedar forests and monkey troupes of Azrou, where you take a break for pictures and rest. 

  • Make another stop in Ifrane for more pictures and to see the beauty of this city referred to as Switzerland of Morocco. 

  • Proceed to Fez, where the driver will drop you off at your hotel/riad.

  • 450 EUR Per Adult
  • Pick-up from your Hotel/Riad.

  • Private comfortable vehicle with functioning A/C.

  • English, French or Spanish-speaking professional certified  Morocco driver.

  • One night in Dades Valley.

  • One night in the hotel in Merzouga.

  • One night in a camp in the Sahara Desert.

  • Three Dinners and three Breakfasts and lunch in Day 3 (Berber Pizza).

  • Camel Treks.

  • Drop off at your Hotel/Riad.

  • Lunch. (except Berber Pizza on Day 3)

  • Drinks.

  • Tips.

  • Personal expenses.

Marrakech, Ouarzazate, Fez, Merzouga, Aït Benhaddou, Dadès Gorges, Todgha Gorge

Sightseeing
Sightseeing Tour
Camping
Camping Tour
Desert
Desert Tour
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