Shared desert tour from Marrakech to Zagora and Merzouga

This 4 days 3 nights desert tour includes sunset and sunrise camel rides into the dunes of Nakhla or Tizi and a stay in the Erg Chebbi dunes of Merzouga – the highest dunes in Morocco. The first night you stay in a Berber desert camp in Zagora, the second night you stay in a hotel in the Dades Valley and the third day you take a sunset camel trek through the Erg Chebbi dunes where you stay overnight in a Berber desert camp. During the booking process, you can upgrade the overnight accommodation to a luxury camp or to a 3 star hotel located in Erg Chebbi and Zagora.

Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah – Ouarzazate – Draa Valley – Zagora

This is a combination of 2 separate tours to Zagora and Erg Chebbi providing the essentials of both regions. We depart from Marrakech before 8:00 in a modern air conditioned vehicle. After crossing the High Atlas Mountains, we reach the first place of interest – the ancient Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou (free entrance). The tour continues to Ouarzazete – a renown filming location of many Hollywood and international movies. Further on the road goes through the Draa Valley to the desert town Zagora. From here we take sunset camel trek into the dunes of Tizi or Nakhla to reach our Berber desert camp. Once arrived, we will have some time to socialize with other guests. In the evening we will enjoy a Berber dinner and entertainment around the fireplace with music and drum party. The locals are good story tellers and have many interesting stories about their lives in the desert, so do not hesitate to ask them. You can choose between sleeping in a Berber bivouac with all bedding included or under the stars.

Day 2: Zagora – Ouarzazate – Dades Valley

After an early Berber breakfast, we take morning camel trek to reach Zagora. Then we drive to Ouarzazate where we have lunch and change the vehicle for the remaining part of the tour. Our journey continues through the Valley of Roses to the Dades Valley. Here we will stay for the night in a typical Moroccan hotel and enjoy beautiful views of the Dades Valley.

Day 3: Dades Valley -Todra Gorge – Erg Chebbi dunes

In the morning we have a breakfast and travel to Todra Gorge to enjoy the beautiful sights of this region. After lunch we visit Rissani. When approaching Merzouga, we can clearly see the highest dunes in Morocco – the Erg Chebbi. From here camels take us on a tour through the dunes of Erg Chebbi to our Berber desert camp. In the evening we enjoy a traditional Berber dinner.

Day 4: Merzouga – Draa valley – Ouarzazate – Marrakech

Early in the morning we take morning camel trek through the Erg Chebbi dunes to a hotel in Merzouga, where we have a breakfast. Then we start our journey back to Marrakech through the Draa Valley and Ouarzazete over the High Atlas Mountains with many stops on the way. We arrive back to Marrakech around 19:30 or 20:00.

Included services

  • Free hotel pick up from your Marrakech hotel
  • Modern and air conditioned vehicle
  • Sightseeing in Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou (Note that there is not an entrance fee to enter the Kasbah and you are not obliged to hire a guide.)
  • 1 night in Zagora desert camp, 1 night in Erg Chebbi Berber desert camp, 1 night in a hotel in the Dades Valley
  • Sunrise and sunset camel treks
  • Visit to Todra Gorge
  • Evening meals and breakfasts

Excluded Services

  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Beverages & Lunches