Excursion to Merzouga and Zagora desert from Marrakech

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During 4 days trip to the deserts of Merzouga and Zagora from Marrakech, this desert excursion to the desert will give you the opportunity to discover the south of Morocco and the richness of the natural and historic heritage of the Moroccan desert, the well-preserved lifestyle of nomads of the Great Sahara and infinity of Kasbahs that are present in the valleys of the atlas mountains.


Your experience to discover Zagora and Merzouga, the most famous deserts of Morocco, starts from Marrakech and passes by Tizi n'Tichka, the highest mountain pass of the Atlas. Stop for lunch and visit Ait Ben Haddou kasbah, classified world heritage by UNESCO, then you will continue south-east to the oasis of Agdez with its amazing Deraa River. Then, landscapes of arid rocky fields and lush green oases lined with palm trees will take turns before you reach Zagora, the largest oasis in the region. After a nice camel ride to your camp in the middle of the sand dunes, you will enjoy an exceptional sunset then have dinner under the Berber nomad’s songs.


After breakfast, you will go to Ouarzazate to visit the city and wait for your other driver to join you and continue to Dades gorges. You’ll pass by Roses valley to then spend the night and have dinner in a local guest house at Boumalen Dades. 


After a small tour at the Gorges, you will head for Tinghir and Todra gorges to discover the trails of the Atlas and the most beautiful palm groves of Morocco. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before you join Merzouga and ride camel in the desert of Erg Chebbi Dunes. Spend night in a camp offering local dishes.


By waking up early, you will admire the most beautiful sunrise of the entire region under the stimulating silence of the desert. You will then continue via rissani village to join Ouarzazate and visit its Cinema studio. After lunch, return to Marrakech via the high Atlas mountains.

Spoken languages: fr, en, ar


Marrakech > Tizi n 'Tichka > Ait Ben Haddou > Zagora



Zagora > Tamnougalt > Ouarzazate > Boumalen Dades



Dades Gorges > Todra valley and gorges > Merzouga (Erg Chebbi)



Merzouga > Rissani > Ouarzazate > Marrakech




Your accommodation

2 nights at the Bivouac under a Berber tent with the necessary equipment nd 1 night at a local hotel or auberge, all diners and breakfasts are included.

What's Included

  • Transfer back and forth accommodation in Marrakech
  • Air-conditioned and comfortable transportation
  • 2 Nights accommodation in 2 bivouacs under comfortable berber tents in half board
  • 1 Nights accommodation in a local hostel in Boulmane Dades with half board
  • Camel rides

What's not Included

  • Lunch and drinks
  • Optional Guide to Kasbah Ait Benhaddou and the tour of the Cinema Studio
  • Optional activities
  • Monuments entrance fees

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Flexible : Cancel up to 3 Days in advance for a full deposit refund

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