4-Day Desert Tour From Marrakech To Merzouga & Zagora
Day 1 : Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Zagora
This tour is a combination of 2 separate tours to Zagora and Merzouga. It is an extended tour providing the essentials of both regions. We depart from Marrakech at 7:20am in a modern, comfortable air conditioned minibus . We start the trip by visiting Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, then travel to Ouarzazete and through the Draa Valley further on to Zagora.
We arrive to Zagora in late afternoon. After a short exploration, we take 1h30 sunset camel trek into the dunes to reach our desert camp for the night. Here we can enjoy sitting around a bonfire, having a traditional meal and socialising with the nomads. They usually entertain us with a drum party and stories about their lives in the desert.
Day 2 : Zagora – Dades Gorge – Dades Valley
After a traditional Berber breakfast,admiration of the sunrise, we take camel trek back to Zagora.We continue our trip to Ouarzazate (The Gateway to the Desert),where we change vehicle to continue the rest of the tour. After lunch our journey goes to the Dades Valley. Here we will stay for the night in a comfortable guesthouse with private en-suite rooms and enjoy evening meal and breakfast.
Day 3 : Dades Valley – Todra – Todra Gorge – Merzouga
The next day after breakfast our trip leads us through the Dades Valley and Todra Gorge, allowing to explore the sights of this region. Lunch can be taken at any restaurant on our way. Arrival to Merzouga is the final destination of today, where we meet our camels to take us to the Dunes of Erg Chebbi to our Berber desert camp. Our stay at the desert camp includes accommodation in traditional Berber tents, evening meal and breakfast the following morning.
Day 4 : Merzouga – Marrakech
The next day camels will take us for the return trip back to Merzouga. Then we enjoy our journey back through the Draa Valley to Ouarzazete over the Atlas Mountains. We arrive back to Marrakech around 19:00hrs or 20:00hrs.