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From Marrakesh: 4-Day Private Atlas Mountains & Desert Tour

4.8 / 5

66 reviews

Activity provider: Tours From Marrakech

From Marrakesh: 4-Day Private Atlas Mountains & Desert Tour

Activity provider: Tours From Marrakech

From US$ 423.88 per person

Embark on a 4-day guided trip to the Sahara dunes, kasbahs, palm groves, and the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech. Enjoy accommodation and meals as you explore Ouarzazate, Aït ben Haddou, and more.

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Duration 4 days
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Live tour guide
French, English, Spanish, Arabic
Private group

Experience

Itinerary
96 hours
  • Marrakech

  • Tizi n'Tichka

  • Ouarzazate (free time)

  • Lunch

  • Dadès Gorges

  • Skoura

  • Tinghir

  • Todra River (view)

  • Hiking

    • Optional
  • Erg Chebbi, Morocco (camel ride)

  • Merzouga (dinner)

  • Camp activities

  • Rissani (visit)

  • Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

  • Ouarzazate (dinner, guided tour)

  • Ait Benhaddou (sightseeing)

  • Marrakech

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Experience the highlights of Moroccan nature and the Sahara desert
  • Visit the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Ben Hadou
  • Explore the kasbahs
  • Ride a camel in Merzouga at sunset
  • Stay overnight in the desert
Full description

Immerse yourself in the mountains and desert of Morocco with this 4-day guided trip from Marrakesh. See scenic landscapes, stay in a charming guest house and a desert camp, and tour the movie sets of Ouarzazate.

An example of the itinerary you will follow: Day 1: Marrakech, Ouarzazate, Dades Valley Your driver will pick you up from your accommodation and you will set off on your 4 day adventure. Pass through the Tizi n'Tichka pass in the High Atlas mountains and from Marrakech to Ouarzazate you can enjoy the scenic route, the landscapes with changing colors and terrain and the Berber villages along the way. You will have free time to visit the Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate and have lunch on site. Then, on to the green valley of Dadès and the valley of roses by the palm grove of Skoura. You will have dinner and stay overnight at a charming guest house in the valley. Day 2: Dades Valley, Todra Gorges, Dunes of Merzouga After breakfast, you will set off on the road to the 1000 Kasbahs, then check check out Tinghr with its magnificent palm groves. At Todra Gorge, the bravest explorers can trek along the canyon, 300 metres above the ground. Then continue towards Merzouga and the erg Chebbi dune in the Sahara desert. In the largest desert in the world, you can experience the sunset on the back of a camel as you ride towards the oasis where the camp is located. You may spend the night in the nomadic tents or under the stars and play music or sing along with the locals and become immersed in true nomadic culture. Day 3: Merzouga, Tazarine, Agdz, Ouarzazate Watch the sunrise over the dunes of erg Chebbi, followed by breakfast in the camp. Return to a hostel via camel trek for a quick shower then drive to Rissani, a small town in southern Saharan Morocco where you can stop to visit a fossil workshop, before continuing to the junction of the Drâa and Agdz valley. Enjoy a relaxing dinner and hotel stay in Ouarzazate. Day 4: Ouarzazate, Aït ben Haddou, Telouet, Marrakech Go on a tour of the movie sets and studios located in Ouarzazate: the "Hollywood of Africa". Visit the Ksar of Aït ben Haddou, a world heritage site. Aït ben Haddou has been used to date as a backdrop for more than twenty films, including "Gladiator", "Indiana Jones "and" Lawrence of Arabia ". Take advantage of this walk through the area to admire the traditional architecture of the kasbahs. Continue on home to Marrakech through the mountains.

Includes
  • English speaking local guide
  • Meals during the tour
  • Bottled water
  • Transfers to and from your hotel in Marrakech
  • 3 nights accommodation as per itinerary
  • Tips
  • Extra food and drinks not listed in itinerary

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  • Passport
  • Towel
  • Camera
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 66 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5

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Just 4 days for the tour since practically 2 are travel even if done with a private driver by car. After all, motorways cannot be expected. The experience in the desert was beautiful but it was terribly cold at night, cover yourself well there is obviously no heating and hot water in the tents, and with the dromedary you have to take into account being very "sporty" but you have to do this experience in your life for an hour aabundant and fear passes! Unfortunately, the serious lack of water does not help the landscape and the various stages.

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January 14, 2023

We have just returned from a 4-day trip to the Merzouga desert with our guides Hassan and Said, very good people who made our trip very pleasant to the rhythm of Berber music (although we could choose another music if we wanted). The desert landscapes are beautiful, the accommodations very different from each other and in general it has been a satisfactory experience. Driving in Morocco is quite different from European countries, Said and Hassan handle the roads well. We recommend this trip for those who like the desert landscape and don't mind spending several hours a day in the car :)

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January 13, 2023

Incredible experience! A real discovery of the very exotic Moroccan hinterland. The organization of the trip is perfect and the activities carried out are very interesting and varied. The restaurants are of very good quality (special recommendation for the homestay lunch and the buffet) and the accommodation very comfortable. Certainly the car journeys are long but that is part of the roadtrip experience. Our carriage was very spacious and pleasant, which made the time pass quite quickly. Activity to do with your eyes closed that will really make you discover Morocco, I highly recommend.

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January 6, 2023

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