Overview:

This 2-day desert tour from Ouarzazate is the perfect option for those who wish to visit the Sahara Desert, but can only spare two days.

Visit the beautifully restored Kasbah Amredhil, tour its small museum, and wander the huge groves of the palm trees. Stop by the Ounila valley and visit the women co-operatives making cosmetic products from the abundant roses form the valley.

Discover the fertile Dades Valley and go for a hike around the Toudgha Gorges with a local guide. Experience camel trekking in the famous dunes of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga, take photos of your party wearing nomad turbans and witness the spectacular sight of the sunset from the summit of the dunes.

Dine under a magical sky full of stars, share an evening of music with the nomads around a campfire, immerse yourself in the pure tranquility of the Sahara Desert and sleep in comfortable nomad tents in a desert camp among the dunes.

Drive via varying landscapes of southern Morocco, travel through beautiful Berber villages, explore Dra’a valley’s unlimited palm trees and drive over the Anti-Atlas Mountains.


Major highlights:

  • Wander the green palm trees groves in Skoura Oasis and learn about life the south of Morocco
  • Visit the beautifully repaired Kasbah Amredhil and tour its small museum
  • Stroll along the Valley of the Roses and stop at the cosmetic co-operatives in Kel’aa M’gouna
  • Explore the fertile Dades Valley and take a walk along the riverbank the massive Toudgha Gorges, perhaps go for a hike around the gorges with a local guide
  • Ride camels to the summit of the dunes of Erg Chebbi, take photos wearing blue turbans, and witness the spectacular sunset of the Sahara Desert
  • Dine under a star full of stars, dance to Berber music, and drumming around a campfire
  • Sleep in comfortable nomad tents in a desert camp near the big dunes of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga
  • Drive via the different landscapes of the south of Morocco, tour Kasbah Tamnougalte, explore Dra’a Valley’s unlimited palm trees and garden fields
  • Visit Kasbah Tamnougalte, cross the Anti-Atlas Mountains, and arrive back at Ouarzazate

What is included:

  • Private transportation in a 4×4 air-conditioned Toyota Prado Tx or Deluxe minivan and Fuel
  • Experienced local Berber/ Nomad Multilingual-speaking driver/ guide
  • Overnight in an authentic or luxury desert camp in Erg Chebbi Dunes
  • All meals, 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, and 1 dinner with vegetarian and vegan options available
  • Camel ride for an hour to an hour and a half and free sand-boarding
  • Option to go to and to come back from the camp in the 4×4 Toyota Prado Tx or on camelback
  • Berber music and drumming around a campfire in the desert
  • The opportunity to ask the driver to stop for breaks whenever you wish
  • Entrance fees and local guides in the relevant places

What is not included:

  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Extra

Good to know :

  • This desert trip from Ouarzazate can be tailor-made to fit your individual areas of interest
  • This day trip is free of hidden costs, cheap tourists’ traps, or forced shopping
  • You can choose to go to the camp on camelback or by the 4×4 car (then, you go for a camel ride)

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Itinerary:

1st Day: Ouarzazate – Merzouga:

After breakfast in your riad in Ouarzazate, you will be picked up by your driver/guide in a 4×4 air-conditioned car. Our first scheduled stop will be in Skoura Oasis, famous for its green palm trees fields and its beautifully restored Kasbah Amredhil.

Our journey continues through the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs and the Valley of the Roses to Kel’aa M’gouna, where you can visit the cosmetic co-operatives to learn about the locally made perfumes and beauty products.

After lunch, there will be opportunities to explore the Dades Valley’s garden fields and to take a walk alongside the river and through the fascinating Toudgha Gorges.  Driving further east, we pass by many Berber villages; Tinghir, Erfoud, and Rissani where you get to know about the lifestyle of the local inhabitants in the south of Morocco.

Having arrived in Erg Chebbi dunes, an hour to an hour and a half camel ride leads to the top of the dunes (250 m) where the sunset is spectacular. At night, dinner is served, followed by Berber music and drumming and an overnight sleep in your private nomad tent near the big dunes.

2nd Day: Merzouga – Ouarzazate:

Early in the morning, a second camel ride leads to the summit of the dunes of Erg Chebbi, where you can witness the sunrise when the colors of the dunes and the play of the shadow is a fascinating spectacle.

After breakfast, we drive from Merzouga desert to Ouarzazate passing by many Berber villages; Rissani, Alnif, Tazzarine (featured in the movie of ‘Babel’), and N’Qob which will be the venue for lunch.

In the afternoon, we drive through the Dra’a Valley’s palm trees groves and ancient kasbahs and through the ancient road of Caravans. Back on the paved road, we stop at Agdez for a coffee or tea break. Later on, we cross the Anti-Atlas Mountains and the pass of Tizi-n-Tinfifite to arrive at Ouarzazate.