4 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga
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Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Dades Valley.
The first day of 4 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert offers incredible things to visit. Firstly, we will pick you up from your accommodation or airport. After that, we travel from Marrakech to Dades Gorges, crossing the Tizi-n-Tichka Atlas pass. We will make a stop for panoramic views and we keep our way via the traditional Berber village of Telouet. Furthermore, we continue to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the oldest Kasbah in Morocco. You will have enough to visit this kasbah and enjoy your lunch. Finally, we drive to Ouarzazate and end the day in Dades valley. You will spend the night in a riad/hotel there.
Day 2: Dades Valley – Todra Gorges – Erfoud – Merzouga.
After breakfast, we drive from Dades Gorges to the desert of the Erg Chebbi. This is the Sahara where Merzouga village is located. Thus, we drive through the Berber villages of Tinjdad, Jorf, and Erfoud town. Besides, you will view the oasis of the Tafilalet region on our way. And then we arrive in Merzouga and relax for a few minutes and have mint tea. Secondly, you will join your camel guide for a camel trip to the camp. Surely, this is a great chance to take photographic pictures of the sunset and sunrise. Once you are in the camp, you enjoy dinner and drum music around the fire. Finally, you spend a magical night under the stars in the middle of the desert.
Day 3: Merzouga – Draa Valley – Ouarzazate.
On the third day of the 4 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, you wake up early for sunrise. After watching the sunrise view, we go back on camels to Merzouga and enjoy a shower breakfast in Hotel. Thereafter, we travel to Ouarzazate. Hence, we will take another road to enjoy other Berber villages of the Atlas mountains and the Draa Valley. In addition to that, we stop in the Anti-Atlas Mountains for a panoramic view. Finally, we arrive at Ouarzazate and spend the night there
Day 4: Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – High Atlas Mountains – Back To Marrakech.
Leaving Ouarzazate is after breakfast. Thus, we will have more time to visit Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. It is the most impressive and well-preserved fortress in Morocco. Not to mention, many movies were filmed here, such as Gladiator and Game of Throne. Secondly, we leave Ait Ben Haddou and start heading towards the majestic Atlas Mountains landscapes. Then, we cross the highest mountain pass in Morocco called Tizi ‘N’Tichka (2260m). Finally, we visit the Argan Oil cooperative and end the day in Marrakech.
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Destinations overview of our 4 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga:
Ait Ben Haddou:
Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah is a fortified village or ksar in the Ounila Valley. It is a great example of Morocco’s earthen architecture. Also, it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. The Kasbah is a wonderful tourist destination for history and nature lovers. That is to say, the kasbah dates back to the 17th century, and it is surrounded by tree groves, mountains, and a river. Besides, the site is a place for movies, like Gladiator and Game of Throne, and many others. In this kasbah, you can find craft shops where you can see traditional carpets and jewelers and other handicrafts. The best thing you can experience in this kasbah is enjoying a panoramic view in some of the seats on the terraces and having mint tea with locals. 4 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga is one of the tour programs that leads to the Atlas Mountain to visit this old Kasbah.
Ouarzazate is the Gateway to the desert. It was once a crossroad from the Sub-Sahara where Africans arrived in Morocco with goods. The town is also one of the towns in the High Atlas Mountains range at an altitude of 1160 meters. Furthermore, it is the town of cinema or the Hollywood city in Africa. There, you will find the best Atlas Studios where one of your favorite movies took place, such as Lawrence of Arabia, Game of Throne… Besides, the town offers significant views of valleys, old Kasbahs, and high rocks. About 10km from Ouarzazate, you find green oases in the rocks of the mountains. They have many establishments for tourists to relax. In 4 days from Marrakech to Merzouga desert, you can travel from Marrakech to the desert via Ait Ben Haddou and Ouarzazate.
Boumalne is one of the towns that passed through various tribes. Among them are, the Blak people, the Ait Atta tribe, the Jbel Saghro tribes, and others. That is to say, it is difficult to give an exact origin of this town in terms of history. However, it is a tourist destination where tourists who come from Marrakech spend a night in this town before they leave for Merzouga desert. 4 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga is one of the main tours that select this destination towards the Sahara. Boumalne Dades is a beautiful place to visit and enjoy spectacular sights. Besides, the buildings in the whole area are aesthetically pleasing. The town gets alive on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Crowds flock to the bustling souk for traditional Berber hand-made things and specialties, like dates, and figs. If your visit to Boumlane coincides with these days of the mark, you will be amazed by anything you see.
if Merzouga is your tourist destination, 4 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga is your path. Thus, Merzouga is a small town in southeast Morocco. Even though it is s small town, it is famous all over the world because of the vast desert of Erg Chebbi. Tourists can’t visit Morocco without visiting Merzouga. Simple, Merzouga is an ideal site to experience a camel trekking trip and spend a night under the Milky Way and millions of stars. Besides, you can plan a day trip to explore all the desert areas and meet the nomads near the Border of Algeria. Yet, there is a certain time of the year when you should visit Merzouga. The best time to travel to the Merzouga desert is from October to February. The temperatures are pleasant and the opportunity sandstorms are uncommon. It is the best time of the year when to encounter many tourists and even take memorable memories with camels and the golden dunes.