Sabaku Tours

MARRAKECH TO MERZOUGA 150 €

4 DAYS DESERT TOUR

EXPERIENCE

An incredible and fascinating four-day Sahara tour.

Price: from 150 €

Departure time: ~7:30; Arrival time: ~20:00

Duration: 4 Days

Hotel pick-up service: available

Drop-off point: at the entrance to the main plaza, Jemaa El Fna, or the nearest convenient place to your hotel if the vehicle is accessible.

Cancellation policy: up to 72 hours before the activity starts.

Highlight

Full Description

Spending 2 nights in Merzouga Sahara Desert is another amazing experience for visitors to Morocco and this four-days tour lets you travel further and explore more the Sahara . Visit UNESCO-listed Ait Ben Haddou, the Valley of the Roses, and Tinghir ; stop at traditional Berber villages around the Todra Gorge; then for the last 2 days take a camel trek through the Erg Chebbi dunes the highest in Morocco and sleep under a starry sky at the camp in the Berber tent.

Day 1

Marrakech– Tizi-N-Tichka – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Dades Gorges

Around 7:30 am, a member of our staff will come get you from your Marrakech hotel and take you to the departure location, which is the major plaza, Jamaa El Fna.

Leave at around 7:45 a.m., travel via the High Atlas Mountains and the 2260-meter Col Tichka, see the UNESCO-designated Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, have lunch in Ouarzazate, and then go through the Valley of Roses, Kalaat M’gouna, and Skoura Oasis before arriving at the Dadès Valley.
Spend the night in a Dadès hotel with half board, which includes dinner and breakfast the next day.

Day 2

Dades Gorges – Tenghir – Todra Gorges – Tinjdad – Erfoud – Merzouga

Leaving the gorges of Dades for Erg Chebbi, your starting location in the Sahara desert, after breakfast at your accommodation.

Get a sense of the Saharan scenery by driving via Tinjdad, Jorf, and Erfoud and seeing the Berber areas spread along the route. Lunch can be had at some roadside restaurants.

Visit the Tafilalet oasis before reaching Merzouga. After taking a little break to recharge at Merzouga, we ride camels for 1 hour and 30 minutes as the sun sets to traverse the sand dunes and arrive at a nomadic Berber tent.

Listen to the camp drummers in the heart of the Sahara desert while taking in the eternal view of the sand dunes and surrounding natural world.

Enjoy the breathtaking sunset from the very top of a high dune with your camera.

Next, head out to a nomad camp where you can spend the night around a bonfire, dance to Berber music, and relax under the lights of the stars before going to bed. (dinner and breakfast the next day included)

Day 3

Erg Cheebi dunes – Merzouga Auberge – Erg Cheebi dunes

Get up early to enjoy a buffet breakfast at the Erg Cheebi camp. 

You have the option to spend the day at the camp, refreshing your body with a shower, relaxing around, and enjoying the easygoing lifestyle away from the city’s lights, noises, and cars. You will wait to join the other participants until they get to the camp at around 17:30. (Lunch is not provided but can be ordered from our camp staff.)
Alternatively, after breakfast, you may take an hour and a half-long morning camel ride back to Merzouga Auberge, where you can refresh by taking a shower, relax, and see how Berbers spend their days until the next group of participants arrives around 16:00. You will be able to recreate your incredible adventure and travel an hour and thirty minutes on camel from Merzouga to the camp, where you will be able to see the sunset. (Lunch is not included but can be ordered through the Auberge staff.)

Enjoying an endless view of the sand dunes and the surrounding environment while listening to the camp drummers in the middle of the Moroccan desert.
With your camera, capture the magnificent sunset from the top of a towering dune.
After that, spend the night sleeping under the stars, finishing the evening with a campfire and some Berber music before bed. (This includes dinner and breakfast next day.)

Day 4

Merzouga – Midelt – Ifran – Fes

Start your early morning with a delectable continental breakfast at the Berber camp, then return to the Merzouga meeting point riding your camel while admiring the sunrise. 
After grabbing the remaining bags from the minibus, head back to Marrakech via Ouarzazate.
You can have lunch at a restaurant along the way, and you should arrive in Marrakech in the evening at approximately 20:00.

Inclusions

Exclusions

FAQ

From Marrakech to Merzouga, it is approximately 558.5 kilometers.

* Sunglasses
* Sun cream
* Hat
* Jeans for the camel trekking (shorts and skirts are not recommended, as the camel saddles are itchy and can cause skin irritation).
* Cameras and phone chargers.
* Warm clothes in the winter season

You can carry your suitcase or luggage with you throughout the tour, as there is enough space in the back of our minibus.
You are welcome to bring your luggage to your lodging on the first night.
On the second night, store your luggage in the minibus and carry only what you need for one night at the camp inside a small backpack to ride your camel with.

A shared triple or quadruple room for the same gender (with a private bathroom) is going to be available for the first night at the standard hotel.

A shared quadruple tent (with the same gender) is going to be available for the second night at the standard berber camp. (Shared showers, western toilets, and washing sinks are available outside tents.)

Yes, it is possible to book a private room or tent for an extra fee; please visit the standard accommodations for more information.

Yes, you may upgrade your first night to a luxury hotel and your second night to a luxury berber camp; please check before completing your reservation.

The camel trip takes roughly an hour to an hour and a half, depending on the season and daylight.

Yes, you’re welcome to take a shower at the Merzouga Sahara campsite.

The predicted arrival time back in Marrakech is about 8 p.m., although this varies depending on traffic and weather conditions.

We offer a particular desert tour that travels to Fes; please see the shared 3-day Marrakech to Fes desert tour.

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