4 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert
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Usually, the Marrakech itinerary 4 days tour to the desert starts and ends in Marrakech. Yet, if you want an itinerary that ends in Fes, join our 4 days tour from Marrakech to Fes.
In general, our 4 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga will take you to visit beautiful attractions on the way to the desert. On the first day, we will visit Tizi Ntichka, Ait Benhaddou, and Ouarzazate. After that, on the second day, we will visit Toudgha Gorges, Tinghir, Tinjedad, and end up in the desert. We will ride the camels and spend the night in a Berber camp. The third day will be a drive to Ouarzazate, to discover more about it and spend the night there. Finally, on the fourth day, we will travel back to Marrakech.
Itinerary of the 4 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert:
Day 1: Marrakech to Boumalne Dades.
On the first day of our Marrakech itinerary 4 days, we will be heading to Boumalne Dades. Firstly, we will pick you up in the morning and drive through the High Atlas Mountains. We will drive by the curves of Tizi Ntichka pass, one of the famous roads in Morocco (around 200km). In general, we will pass by some cooperatives of the argan oil and stop by the highest point in Tichka (2260m). However, the first main stop is Ait Benhaddou, a Unesco World Heritage site. We will stop by this fortified village and discover its Berber Mud Houses. After having lunch, we will head to Gorges Dades passing by Ouarzazate, Skoura, and Rose valleys. In a while, we will reach Boumalne, where we will spend the night in Dades Gorges.
Day 2: Boumalne Dades to Merzouga desert.
Today, our 4 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga will take you to visit the desert and experience an unforgettable night. First of all, we will be traveling through the Dades valley until we reach the canyons of Toudgha Gorges. We will spend some time walking and discover the area. Thereafter, we will head to Merzouga passing by Tinghir and Tinjedad, where we supposed to stop and have lunch. Finally, we will have arrived in the desert of Erg-Chebbi. We will start the desert journey with a camel ride through the golden dunes. Next, you will enjoy the desert night with the Berber drums and the campfire under the starry sky, where our the second day of our Marrakech itinerary 4 days ends.
Day 3: Merzouga desert to Ouarzazate.
The third day of our 4 days Marrakech itinerary will start after having breakfast in the desert camp. Usually, We take the camels back from the Camp heading to Merzouga. This time, we take another way. Firstly, we will stop by the city of Rissani, where we will take you to visit the traditional souks. Right After, we will leave passing by the Berber villages and kasbahs until we arrive at Ouarzazate. The last destination for today is unique in its way. In fact, most people have given it the name of Moroccan Ouallywood. However, it is not only a destination for tourists but also for movie directors. Many famous movies and series have been shot at this site, taking the example of Gladiator, Game of Thrones, and Prison Break. The night will be spent in this city.
Day 4: Ouarzazate to Marrakech.
The last day of our Marrakech itinerary 4 days will be a tour back to Marrakech. We will drive through the Anti and High Atlas Mountains again, where we would make some stops on the way to relax and enjoy the views. By the time we will reach today’s last destination where our 4 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga ends.
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Marrakech itinerary 4 days tour to Merzouga desert takes you to the best desert in Morocco. Erg Chebbi dunes are the number one visited desert. With its charming views and golden dunes that are seen as the highest of all in the kingdom. Offering its visitors many spots and activities to do and see. First of all, the camel ride and glamping come first as the most booked activities. It is to say that, no tourists visiting the desert without riding the camels and spending a night in a Berber camp under the stars. Yet, some only prefer to have camel rides to catch whether the sunset or the sunrise or just have a small trip crossing the dunes.
On the other hand, some people like to have a desert discovery tour by the 4×4. Indeed, it is one of the best ways to fully explore the desert and visit many places such as the Berber Nomads and the Gnawa. Besides, you can also rent a quad or buggy and drive across the dunes. In addition, if you are an adventure lover and have time, you can go on a circuit with the camels and live the old traditional Moroccan life.
Also, Merzouga is a destination for those who suffer from rheumatism. Many people from Morocco especially the North, come to the desert to bury themselves in the sand.
Merzouga is a name that came from Merzoug, a family that used to live in the area. This village consists of a center and many villages. You may hear of Hassi Labied, Tiharyin, Takojt, and many more villages instead of Merzouga. However, this name is generally given to the Erg Chebbi desert that is about 30 km from Tighmert to Khamlia village.
The Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou
The village of Ait Benhaddou is located at the tip of the High Atlas mountains and about half an hour to Ouarzazate. It was one of the main stops for the camel caravans that were heading to Toumboctou. As a result, they constructed it as a fortress with great walls and angel towers. This village hosted many different civilizations along its history, which represents the tolerance of the Moroccan people. In this village lies two cemeteries, Muslim and Jewish which shows the importance of this place that is full of greatness. Ait Benhaddou was built by Thami el Glaoui and many people say that it was found by Ben-Haddou in 757 and was named after him. It is one of the oldest fortified villages in the kingdom that represents that unique Moroccan clay architecture.
In 1987 Ait Benhaddou was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site besides the other 8 sites. After that, the village has known different reconstructions in order to stay a beautiful and unique place. With a river on its entrance, great walls, and high towers, Ait Benhaddou attracts many different movie directors all over the world. Taking the example of the American British drama series, Gladiator.
Join our Marrakech itinerary 4 days tour to Merzouga desertand benefit from a visit to the phenomenal city of Ouarzazate. Undoubtedly, it is one of the main tourist destinations in the country besides being a door to the desert. Even more, as it has an international airport, many tourists choose it as their starting point.
Ouarzazate is a Berber village located in the southeast and it consists of different small villages or Ksours. in its name that consists of two Berber words, Ouar which means Without and Zazate that means noise, so it means the city or place without noise. This city is sure of the most important cities in the country. Firstly, it offers one of the biggest stations of solar power in the world, which feeds most of the inhabitants with natural and non-polluting energy. However, it is not allowed to enter there. Secondly, Ouarzazate is one of the main destinations for moviemakers in Africa. Taking the example of the amazing fifth season of Prison Break that was shot in this city. Also, there is a part of the Game of Thrones series which was filmed in Ouarzazate.
Next to this city lies the Taourirt Kasbah, one of the unique and impressive fortresses in Morocco. This amazing place with about 300 rooms is a true maze and the best example of Moroccan architecture. It was built in the 19th century by Thami El Glaoui, which belonged to one of the richest families in Moroccan history.
The Atlas Mountains and Tizi Ntichka
The first thing that we pass by when taking the 4 days from Marrakech to Merzouga tour in the Atlas Mountains. These ranges of Mountains that cover the three countries of Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco are one of the most famous chains in the world. Actually, these mountains are not continuous chains of mountains but they have many distances that separate them.
In Morocco, this range can be divided into three main parts, High Middle and Anti mountains. On the way from Marrakech we firstly pass by the High then the Anti. These mountains are inhabited by Berber who live in many separated villages on the hills, most of them are Kasbahs and ksours. Because the way to the desert from Marrakech is all in the shape of high hills, it was hard to make a straight road. Here, the engineers made one of the longest and unique curved roads in Morocco, about 200 km. The highest point of this latter is about 2260m and it offers one of the best panorama views. Along the way lies some cooperatives of the Argan oil that are usually taken as stop stations. If you are looking to see the traditional way of making cosmetic products, you should visit these places.
The Atlas mountains are a home to many Berber Kasbahs and villages that live by what the different valleys feed them.
Probably, what makes our 4 days from Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour itinerary unique is passing by different valleys. Firstly, there is the biggest and longest valley in Morocco 1,100 kilometers, the Draa valley. It is made of a confluence between the two rivers of Dades and Imini. The main products of this valley are dates and olives besides vegetables and Henna. Along this valley lies many different Kasbah, some say they are about 1000. The Biggest cities that benefit from this valley are Ouarzazate and Agdz.
On the way from Marrakech, the first valley that we pass by is the Ounila. It is one of the small rivers that run between the two Kasbahs of Ait Benhaddou and Telouet. In general, it was the main passageway for caravans that used to travel for months with the camels. The tribes that were ruling these places became very wealthy. Taking the example of Thami el Glaoui’s family that built the gorgeous kasbahs of Telouet and Ait Benhaddou.
Later on the way, we drive by another beautiful valley. This time it is Rose valley, one of the biggest sources of cosmetic products in Morocco. It lies next to the city of Kalaat M’Gouna where they use the outcomes of this valley. furthermore, in this city, every year they organize a festival of roses to celebrate the rose season.
Finally, when reaching the Dades, we will take you to see the Dades valley. Another beautiful valley on the road to discover the desert.
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