4 Days From Ouarzazate to Merzouga

Embark on a 4-day journey from Ouarzazate, often known as the Gateway to the Sahara, to the enchanting dunes of Merzouga. This tour provides an opportunity to explore the depth and diversity of Morocco’s desert landscapes, along with its rich culture. Here’s a guide to your four-day desert adventure.

Day 1: Ouarzazate – The Door to the Desert

Begin your journey in Ouarzazate, a city famed for its film studios and stunning kasbahs. Visit the Taourirt Kasbah, an iconic symbol of traditional Moroccan architecture, and consider a tour of the Atlas Film Studios, where many famous films have been shot.

Explore the city’s unique blend of Berber and Arabic cultures, and take in the views of the surrounding desert and mountains. Spend the night in Ouarzazate, enjoying the local hospitality and cuisine.

Day 2: Ouarzazate to Dades Valley – Through the Valley of Roses

Depart Ouarzazate and head towards the Dades Valley, passing through the Valley of Roses, known for its annual rose festival and rose water products. Visit the Skoura Oasis, with its beautiful palm groves and ancient kasbahs.

Upon reaching the Dades Valley, marvel at the natural beauty of the Dades Gorges, with its dramatic rock formations and towering cliffs. The valley is also a cultural hub, with numerous opportunities to learn about local Berber traditions. Spend the night in or near the Dades Valley, surrounded by the serene landscape.

Day 3: Dades Valley to Merzouga – The Sahara Awaits

Travel from the Dades Valley to Merzouga, the gateway to the Erg Chebbi dunes, one of the most striking parts of the Sahara Desert. Along the way, pass through the Todra Gorges, another breathtaking natural wonder known for its high rock walls.

Arrive in Merzouga and prepare for an unforgettable experience – a camel trek into the heart of the Sahara. Witness the stunning sunset over the dunes, a palette of changing colors and shadows. Spend the night in a traditional desert camp, enjoying Berber hospitality, music, and a starry sky like no other.

Day 4: Merzouga and Surroundings – Desert Exploration

Wake up early to experience the sunrise over the dunes, a moment of serene beauty. After breakfast, explore the area around Merzouga. Visit the village of Khamlia, known for its Gnawa music, a rhythmic form of music with African origins. You might also take a 4×4 tour to visit local nomadic families or explore the desert’s unique flora and fauna.

In the afternoon, begin your journey back to Ouarzazate, reflecting on the extraordinary experiences of the past few days, from the vibrant city life to the peaceful expanses of the Sahara.

This 4-day trip from Ouarzazate to Merzouga offers an in-depth exploration of Morocco’s desert landscapes, providing a blend of adventure, cultural encounters, and moments of tranquility in one of the most iconic deserts in the world.

Tour Included :

– Tour in 4×4 vehicle/Minibus with A/C
– Driver/guide
– Fuel
– Hotel/riad overnight stays (breakfast & dinner included)
– Camel Trekking & Night in Desert
– Camel Per person
– Turban each for the Camel trip in Desert
– Sandboarding in The Dunes

Not included :

– Flight
– Lunchs
– Drinks

From €1,230 / per person
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Found this company on the internet, we (2 of us) wanted a customized trip around Morocco with a driver, arranging everything was easy and matter of fact. Nothing went wrong, our driver Hassan was respectful, knowledgeable (almost funny lol) helpful .

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We came from Taiwan. we are so lucky to choose Tamlalt Tours. Our driver Hassan neither hesitate help us in everything. He took us to everywhere if we want to go. And help us to solve the problem of accommodation in Tangier. I'd recommend this company to anyone travelling to Morocco. and thank you so much ~Hassan

I would definitely come back!! Best tour ever!!!! Sofia arballo

We came all the way from mexico, and would love to do it again!!! I cannot thank enough Brahim for everything he did for us! Ali drove us all the way from Marrakech to the desert for two days, making several stops , visiting amazing little towns and beautiful sceneries, like the Dades Gorges, this little town called Ait Benhaddou and more! Ali was very nice to us all the time,

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Our driver, Ali, came to our hotel in Marrakech to pick us up. After that we drove through Atlas to Ait Ben Haddou then Dades gorges. Next day, we visited Toudra gorges and Merzouga, where we enjoyed an marvelous sunshine on the top of a dune and a camel trek.

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