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4 Days tour from Marrakech to Erg Chebbi Dunes


From €495


Overview of 4 Days tour from Marrakech to Erg Chebbi Dunes

A typical trips that offers a variety of experiences is a 4 days tour from Marrakech to the dreamy Erg Chebbi dunes. As the trip progresses, breathtaking views like the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that showcases the historic appeal of Moroccan architecture, emerge like a tapestry of marvels. Travel through the scenic Dades Valley, where verdant vegetation contrasts with dry terrain, and stop to admire the Todra Gorge’s breathtaking rock formations, a true work of nature’s creation. 

When we reach the breathtaking Erg Chebbi dunes in the Sahara on the second day, the experience reaches its peak. Here, on these constantly moving sands, the next day is for discovery and cultural absorption. Get to know a local Berber nomad and their culture as you explore this beautiful desert landscape, and enjoy the thrill of discovery along the route. As you glide across the breathtaking landscapes of Morocco, each day brings a fresh revelation, weaving a tale of adventure and awe that stays with you long after the ride ends.

Please note: this tour can be modified to start in Marrakech and end in Fes, becoming a 4 days tour from Marrakech to Fes via the Sahara Desert.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: travel from Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou and Dades valley
  • Day 2: Dades valley to Merzouga Erg Chebbi Dunes
  • Day 3: Full day in Merzouga, Khamlia, Rissani and Erg chebbi dunes
  • Day 4: Back to Marrakech from Merzouga (Erg Chebbi) via Draa Valley



Highlights of the 4-day tour from Marrakech to Erg Chebbi Dunes include:

  • Take in the amazing atlas mountain vistas.
  • Enjoy a visit to the beautiful kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou.
  • Sleep overnight at Dades Valley over the night.
  • Feel the beauty of a sunset over the Sahara Desert.
  • Night in a desert camp and a camel ride.

Itinerary of 4 Days tour from Marrakech to Erg Chebbi Dunes

In only four days, you may travel from Marrakech to the mesmerizing Erg Chebbi Dunes, immersing yourself in a Moroccan tapestry of delights. Starting in Marrakech, our road trip takes us across the spectacular High Atlas Mountains to the world-famous Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. This cultural gem has been welcoming visitors since 1987 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its aura of heritage is sure to captivate them. Ouarzazate, an iconic location for Hollywood productions, is the next stop on our tour. After a delicious lunch in Ouarzazate, go to Dades Gorges for your pre-arranged hotel overnight. The hotel offers a comfortable and genuine experience, complete with dinner and breakfast. Along the way, we'll pass by KELAAT M'GOUNA, a place famous for its colorful rose festival, and its Valley of Flowers. On our way from Ouarzazate to Dades Valley, stop and take in the breathtaking scenery. The night takes place at a picturesque Riad/Hotel in Dades Valley, offering a tranquil haven for a relaxing and unforgettable stay. Throughout your magical Moroccan vacation, this meticulously planned schedule will guarantee a harmonious mix of cultural discovery, natural wonders, and immersive activities.

After visiting Dades Valley, we will continue our immersive adventure via Tineghir and on to the stunning Todra Gorges. After a delicious breakfast in the scenic valley, we will stop at interesting points to take photographs of the canyon and its stunning rocks and winding river. After a wonderful lunch in Tinejdad, our trip continues as we go to Erfoud in the afternoon. At the local workshop, we learn the ins and outs of Fossil Craft, an art form that is exclusive to this area. Arrival in the enchanting Erg Chebbi dunes in the Merzouga Sahara, a tranquil oasis in the middle of the expansive desert, marks the end of the adventure. Enjoy some downtime and companionship with other passengers once you get there. As the night progresses, enjoy a traditional Berber feast while listening to the mesmerizing sounds of fire drum music. Talk to the natives; they are master storytellers and can enrich your experience with their anecdotes. Either settle into a cozy Berber private bivouac with bedding supplied or prefer to sleep under the stars, guaranteeing a night brimming with peace and the enchantment of the Sahara.

Our return trip from the Erg Chebbi dunes to the hotel/camp unfolds as the dawn illuminates the sky, as we ride camels across the serene desert scenery. After breakfast, we hit the road again in our 4x4s, this time over the desert, till we reach the Gnaoua settlement of Khamlia. Enjoy a cultural encounter that captures the authentic heart of Morocco as you lose yourself in the soaring sounds of traditional music. We meet nomad families and learn about their traditional way of living as part of our investigation. The next stop is at the lively city of Rissani, home to the biggest traditional market (or "souk") in the area. Be a witness to the flurry of action as people from all around come here to trade goods and share traditions. We will go back to Merzouga for the night after enjoying ourselves with the Gnaoua band and soaking in the lively vibes of Rissani. Indulge in a delicious lunch in Rissani, where you may sample regional specialties like Madfouna, mint tea, and traditional dishes like Tajines. Incorporating this culinary adventure into our voyage enhances it with taste, making sure that your whole Moroccan vacation is filled with cultural discovery and sensory enjoyment.

After a delicious breakfast, we will continue the trip to Ouarzazate and leave the wonderful Sahara behind. Along the way, we'll pass through Rissani, Agdz, and the scenic Draa Valley, all of which are rich in history and culture in their own special way. As we make our way across the picturesque Tizi n Tichka Pass, which offers breathtaking views of the High Atlas Mountains and the untamed landscape, the route to Marrakech gradually reveals itself. This section of the trip is a visual treat, displaying the varied and beautiful landscapes of Morocco. Before we go towards the famous city of Marrakech, we will explore the lively Ouarzazate, which is called the "Gateway to the Sahara" and has been a popular location for Hollywood films. A suitable climax to our tour, the drive through Tizi n Tichka provides stunning views as we near the end. The dunes, old towns, and lively cultures we've experienced form an unforgettable part of our road trip story as we say goodbye to the Sahara and head towards Marrakech. The enchantment and charm of Morocco will permeate every minute of this extensive adventure.

Please Note: The 4 Days tour from Marrakech to Erg Chebbi Dunes serves as a proposed route and can be fully customized to suit your preferences. Should this suggested itinerary not meet your needs, we encourage you to reach out. We’re here to craft a unique itinerary that aligns with your desires and the duration of your stay, offering bespoke tours throughout Morocco tailored just for you.

Pricing is structured based on the number of participants; the larger the group, the lower the cost per person. This is because transportation costs are shared among the group, reducing the individual expense. Additionally, the choice of accommodation influences the overall cost. For a precise quotation, please get in touch with us.

Gallery of the itinerary for the 4-day tour from Marrakech to Erg Chebbi Dunes


  • Are there any optional activities available?

Yes, there may be optional activities such as quad biking in the desert or guided tours of local villages.

  • Is the tour suitable for children or elderly travelers?

While the tour can be physically demanding at times, it is generally suitable for most ages. However, it’s always a good idea to check with Morocco Travel 4×4 for specific details.

  • What modes of transportation are used during the tour?

Usually, transportation is provided in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle or a 4×4, depending on the terrain.

  • What time of year is ideal for a visit?

Some people think it’s safe to go to Morocco right now.

  • Morocco: Is It Safe to Bring My Laptop?

Yes. With the right electrical plug adaptor—a French adapter, available at most large electronics stores—most American and European laptops and other electronic devices should function in Morocco.

  • The Moroccan People: How Are They?

There are two main ethnic groups in Morocco, the Arabs and the Berbers. The Berbers are famously kind and welcoming.

  • Is Moroccan Alcohol Legal?

Despite its Muslim majority, Morocco is far from arid. Any number of establishments, including eateries, supermarkets, bars, motels, and nightclubs, stock alcoholic beverages. It is not acceptable to drink in public places in Morocco, however some Moroccans like it. The most popular beer in town goes by the historic moniker Casablanca Beer.
Although some hotels charge a fair penny for wine with dinner, our drivers may take you shopping so you can bring your own bottle on your desert vacation. After then, the lodging establishment may store it in the refrigerator and provide you with it whenever you choose.

  • Can You Speak French, Spanish, or English With Our Drivers And Guides?

The advisors and drivers of Morocco Travel 4×4 are fluent in numerous languages, including English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, and the local Berber and Arabic languages. Our English-speaking drivers are in high demand throughout the peak seasons, which include Christmas, New Year’s, Easter, the first week of January, and sometimes October. When you make your reservation, please specify the languages you would want to speak.

Customer Reviews

I had an amazing time with Morocco Travel 4x4 Agency! Our guide, Atman, was fantastic. He knew a lot about Morocco and made the trip fun. We saw cool places like Marrakech and the Erg Chebbi Dunes. Riding camels in the desert was the best part! The places we stayed were nice, and the food was yummy. I'd totally recommend this tour. It was awesome!

Sara Women Traveler
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