4 days from Marrakech to marrakech

Planning a 4-day trip from Marrakech through the Sahara Desert and Atlas Mountains involves a blend of adventure, culture, and scenic beauty. Here’s a detailed itinerary without specific timeframes

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Day 1: Marrakech to Dades Valley

Depart from Marrakech and travel over the High Atlas Mountains via the Tizi n’Tichka pass, enjoying stunning views.
Visit the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its traditional mud-brick architecture.
Continue to Ouarzazate, known as the “Gateway to the Sahara,” and explore the Taourirt Kasbah if time permits.
Arrive at the Dades Valley, renowned for its spectacular scenery and unique rock formations. Stay overnight in a local hotel or guesthouse.

El Koutbia Marrakech Date palms fountain
BoumalenDades Nature

Day 2: Dades Valley to Merzouga (Erg Chebbi Dunes)

Travel to Todra Gorge, a massive trench in the High Atlas Mountains known for its stunning canyons.
Journey towards Merzouga, near the famous Erg Chebbi dunes, where the landscape shifts to the desert.
Camel trek into the Sahara Desert and enjoy a traditional dinner under the stars at a desert camp. Overnight stay in a Berber tent.

Sahara desert, Activite, sand

Day 3: Merzouga to Ouarzazate

Experience sunrise over the dunes and camel trek back to Merzouga after breakfast.
Begin the journey back towards Ouarzazate, passing through desert landscapes and small villages. Make stops at interesting sites along the way.
Arrive in Ouarzazate for the night, with an option to explore the town.

Desert Camping Camel
Awesome view from Ait Ben Haddou

Day 4: Ouarzazate to Marrakech

Optional visit to the Atlas Film Studios, followed by the journey back to Marrakech.
Travel through the High Atlas Mountains with stops to enjoy the scenery and for lunch.
Arrive back in Marrakech.

Morocco travel guide Ait ben haddou
Tourist in a Marrakech tradional spices
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