Private Tour: Desert of Erg Chebbi - 4 Days / 3 Nights from Marrakech to Fez

→ Departure: Marrakech

→ Arrival: Fez

→ Summary: Starting in Marrakech, our 4-day circuit takes us through the High Atlas Mountains, descending towards the kasbah Ait Ben Haddou and into the route of the thousand kasbahs and the Valley of the Roses. We plunge into the silence of the desert of Merzouga, witnessing a sunrise and a night in the dunes of Erg Chebbi. The route takes us through the Ziz Valley to fossil-rich Erfoud and the amazing city of Ifrane, before concluding our journey in Fez, full of indelible memories and authentic cultural experiences.

Viaje 4 días desierto de Erg Chebbi

Sunrises and Starry Nights in Erg Chebbi

Our 4-day trip from Marrakech to Fez invites us to experience the majesty of the Merzouga desert and the rolling dunes of Erg Chebbi. This vast sea of orange sands offers a dream setting for adventurers and dreamers alike. Whether riding camels or 4×4, the journey to the Berber camp immerses us in the authenticity of the Sahara. There, among the tents, we witness an unparalleled astronomical spectacle: the sunset dyes the horizon red, the night reveals a tapestry of stars and the dawn brings with it a vibrantly colored sunrise. An experience that, beyond the crossing between two cities, becomes a profound encounter with the nature and culture of the desert.


  • Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Dades Valley
  • Day 2: Dades Valley – Todra Gorges – Rissani – Merzouga
  • Day 3: Desert – Nomads Visit – Pueblo de los Negros – Desert 4×4
  • Day 4: Merzouga – Ziz Valley – Middle Atlas – Fez

Type of accommodation

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Type of tour: Private

Standard accommodation

From 505€

Under 8 years old

Superior accommodations

From 630€

Under 8 years old

What will we see on the tour?

The trip starts with pick-up in Marrakech. We leave the city behind and enter the High Atlas Mountains, ascending the impressive Tizi N’tichka pass. We enjoy the views and the authenticity of the Berber settlements before arriving at the kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, where we immerse ourselves in its rich history and recognize scenes from famous movies. The journey continues along the road of the thousand kasbahs, crossing the scented Valley of the Roses to reach the captivating Dades Valley. The night is spent in Boumalne Dades, with its unique landscape of rocky gorges.

Summary of the day:

  • Departure from Marrakech and ascent by the Tizi N’tichka.
  • Exploration of the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou.
  • Crossing the Valley of the Roses.
  • Arrival in the Dades Valley.
  • Dinner and night in a riad in Boumalne Dades.

We start the day with energy thanks to a nutritious breakfast in our riad in Boumalne Dades. Soon we head to Tinerhir, also known as Tinghir, a beautiful example of integration between nature and Berber architecture. Here, the contrast of the architecture with the palm trees and rocks offers a perfect opportunity to capture the moment with our cameras.

We continue our journey to the impressive Todra Gorges, where the high rock walls of up to 200 meters make us feel small before the magnitude of nature. We will have the opportunity to tour and explore this magnificent canyon either from the comfort of our vehicle or on foot.

Our tour then takes us to Rissani, where its medina awaits us with its vibrant life and curiosities such as the traditional donkey parking.

The day ends with the arrival in the dunes of Erg Chebbi, in the desert of Merzouga. Here, the day closes with dinner and rest in a desert hotel, preparing for the unforgettable experience of spending a night under the stars of the Sahara.

Summary of the day:

  • Breakfast at the riad of Boumalne Dades.
  • Photographic visit to Tinerhir.
  • Tour of the majestic Todra Gorges.
  • Discovery of the medina of Rissani.
  • Arrival in Merzouga and accommodation in a desert hotel.

After breakfast at the desert hotel, we leave for Khamlia, known as the village of “the blacks”, where its inhabitants, descendants of former slaves brought from Sudan, will welcome us with their gnawa music. We will experience the vitality of this music in an intimate concert that reflects its rich cultural heritage.

Later, we embarked on a journey through history and geography, following the trail of the “Paris-Dakar Rally”. We will explore the mines of Khol and the ruins of French and Berber settlements, with a stop to admire the vast Erg Chebbi.

On our route, we will have a memorable encounter with desert nomads, sharing tea and conversations that will bring us closer to their way of life in transition.

The afternoon brings a change of scenery and pace, as we will ride camels that will take us through the desert landscape to our tented camp. Here, we will be welcomed with traditional Berber hospitality, enjoying a welcome tea followed by dinner.

The day ends under the starry blanket of the desert of Merzouga, a natural spectacle that will accompany us in a night of rest and peace in the comfortable tents.

Summary of the day:

  • Breakfast at the desert hotel.
  • Cultural visit to Khamlia and gnawa music concert.
  • Adventure along the routes of the old “Paris-Dakar Rally”.
  • Meeting with desert nomads and shared tea.
  • Camel ride to the tented camp.
  • Dinner and overnight at the camp under the desert stars.

We wake up to the spectacle of the sunrise in the dunes of Merzouga, where the first rays of the sun paint the desert with changing shades. After breakfast at the camp, we prepare to leave the tranquility of the Sahara behind and head back to the vitality of the city.

The day begins by heading north to Erfoud, an oasis known for its rich heritage of fossils that speak of a prehistoric past. We will take the opportunity to capture the beauty of this place that has been the scene of great film productions.

We continue our route to Midelt, a meeting point between the Middle and High Atlas, where we will stop for lunch. This place is a melting pot of landscapes and cultures, an oasis of tranquility among the mountains.

The afternoon will take us to Ifrane, the ‘Moroccan Switzerland’, where we will be surprised by its unique buildings and its cool climate, a refreshing contrast to the desert heat.

Finally, we will arrive in Fez, where our tour concludes. We will say goodbye at the airport or at the agreed point, leaving you with unforgettable memories and the hope of meeting again in future adventures in Morocco.

Summary of the day:

  • Waking up in the desert with an unforgettable sunrise.
  • Breakfast and departure from the tented camp.
  • Visit to Erfoud and its fossil oasis.
  • Lunch in Midelt and drive through the Ziz Valley.
  • Discovery of Ifrane, the unusual mountain city.
  • Arrival and farewell in Fez.


This is the list of services included in the trip to the Merzouga desert, which will allow you to make the most of the experience:

  • Pick up in Marrakech (airport or hotel)
  • Transportation in vehicle with Spanish-speaking driver/guide
  • Accommodation in charming riad in the Dades Valley, half board (dinner and breakfast)
  • Night in tented camp in the desert of Merzouga, dinner included.
  • Night in a hotel in the desert of Merzouga with half board (breakfast and dinner)
  • Breakfast and shower in the desert of Merzouga (in camp or hotel according to the package contracted).
  • Dromedary excursion in the dunes of Erg Chebbi (possibility of changing to 4×4 vehicles).


Some services are optional or not included in the package. They are:

  • Inbound flight to Marrakech and outbound flight from Fez
  • Lunch
  • Beverages
  • Tips
  • Entrance fees to monuments
  • Tips