Discover the exotic sand dunes of Merzouga when you take our 4-day tour through the Morrocan desert. Along the way, you will visit the beautiful village of Aït Benhaddou, which you may recognize from one of the many Hollywood hit films that have been shot here.
4 Day Desert Trip to Merzouga
Day 1: Agadir – Taliouine – Taznakht – Agdz
Vast, arid landscapes, oases of greenery in the middle of nowhere, and legendary fortified cities, all await you in Morroco's magical desert wilderness. We will collect you from your hotel or riad in Agadir at 7 am. Our first stop is Taliouine, known as the capital of Saffron, which is located in the province of Taroudant. The route then takes us into the region of Quarzazate, and to the town of Taznakht, where you will have your own free time to try the famous Berber gastronomy.
After eating, we will continue on our route through the beautiful Atlas region and head to the town of Agdz. There, you will see the distinctive Mount Kissane in the background, and hear all about the numerous legends and tales of this enchanting location. As the icing on the cake to a brilliant day, we will head to a comfortable riad on the outskirts of Agdz to dine and rest until the next day.
Day 2: Agdz – Tazzarine – Alnif – Rissani – Merzouga Desert
After a tasty breakfast at the Riad, we will set off towards the towns of Tazzarine and Alnif to discover the local Berber customs and way of life. This area is a prime location for paleontologists as many important fossils have been discovered here. After a short period of your own free time in Alnif to take something to eat in the way you prefer, we will then head to the town of Rissani, which was an important city during Alaouite dynasty.
At the end of the afternoon, we will reach the beautiful dunes of Erg Chebbi. We will then take a wonderful camel ride to the camp where we will spend the night. Your evening under the stars will be complemented with a typical Morrocan dinner.
Day 3: Merzouga Desert – Todgha Gorge – Aït Benhaddou
You begin the day riding on the back of a camel as the dawn breaks over the magical desert of Merzouga. Leaving the dunes behind us, we then travel to the small town of Erfoud and the spectacular Todgha Gorge.
Close by, you will also discover the surreal Dadès Gorges which will leave you speechless. After a brief pause to take lunch in a restaurant in Roses Valley, we will head to one of the most famous city's in this part of the country, Ouarzazate. We will visit the famous Atlas film studios where many Hollywood blockbusters have been filmed, such as Gladiator and Game of Thrones.
From Ouarzazate, we will head to the famous kasbah of Aït Benhaddou where you will enjoy a guided walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our intense day finishes in a riad close to the kasbah where we have dinner and spend the night.
Day 4: Aït Benhaddou – Tazenakht – Agadir
At the first light of dawn, after having breakfast at the riad, we will leave Aït Benhaddou and continue our journey. The first stop will be Tazenakht, where we will visit the numerous artisan stalls which sell traditional handwoven beber rugs.
After pausing so you can take lunch in your own free time, we continue on our route heading into the province of Taroudannt. Along the way, the magnificent Atlas mountain range will accompany you in the background. We will finally drop you at your hotel or riad in Agadir at around 7 pm.
The tour includes three nights half board accommodation (bed, dinner, and breakfast) at the following locations:
- First night (Agdz): Hotel Dades or similar.
- Second night (Merzouga desert): Dar Tafouyte or similar.
- Third night (Aït Benhaddou): Riad Tamdakhte or similar.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
- The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
- Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
- All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
- The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
- The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
|Adults||Children from 2 to 10 years old||Children under 2 years old|
Children from 2 to 10 years oldUS$ 242.90
Children under 2 years oldFree
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english and other languages.
Hotel pickup or drop off.
Transport by airconditioned minibus or 4x4 jeep.
English, French, and Spanish speaking driver.
3 nights half board accommodation (bed, dinner, and breakfast).
Entry to all the places on the itinerary.
Camel ride to the desert camp.
Lunches at midday.
When to book?
You can book up until 18 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.
No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
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