Excursions in 4X4

Hotel Merzouga

Organized 4WD Desert Tours

Excursions in 4×4 are the fast and modern way Dar Tafouyte has to take our guests on a discovery adventure in the Sahara Desert and south Morocco.

At our own pace on all-terrain vehicles, we explore the magnificent unforgettable landscapes, meet local nomad families, and find secret special spots in the desert. You will feel right at home in our guesthouse in Morocco… But leaving on a 4×4 on a journey through Morocco in one day or more is going to delight you for sure.

4X4 Tours around Merzouga and south Morocco
4X4 Tours around Merzouga and south Morocco

4X4 Tours around Merzouga and south Morocco

While you are staying and relaxing in the desert, it is natural that you want to know the Merzouga region to get the whole immersion in the culture sensation. For that reason, we organize 4×4 tours around Merzouga, showing you our vast desert as well as ancient fortified villages or more modern ones, some souks, old trade routes,… But we also take our 4WD vehicles farther into south Morocco to present you natural beauties as you have never seen.

4×4 excursion all around Erg Chebbi Dunes

This day 4×4 tour in the Sahara Desert visits the Erg Chebbi Dunes in an all-around tour of the dunes themselves. We visit places like the ancient mines of Mfis, the Gnawa village of Khamliya, Tisserdine, Hassilabied Oasis, and drive back to Merzouga.

4×4 excursion to Rissani and Erfoud

In this 4×4 day excursion in the Sahara Desert, we will visit Rissani’s ancient camel caravan route, which once upon a time was part of the most important commercial trade route in North Africa. The Siljimassa trail connected Marrakech to Timbuktu, in Mali. We will visit Rissani’s market, Moulay Ali Cherif Mausoleum, the kasbah route. Visiting Erfoud and its marvelous fossils beds, we will explore the Ksar of Maadid. At the end of the day, we drive back to Merzouga.

4×4 excursion to Gorges du Todra

Departing from Merzouga once again for this 1-day tour, we will explore the south of Morocco until we reach the amazing Gorges du Todra, the high canyons only 120km away from the Erg Chebbi Dunes. On our way there and back to Merzouga, the scenery will be all about rocky valleys and endless palm groves.

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4X4 Tours from Marrakech to Merzouga

A lot of visitors in Morocco land at Marrakech airport and spend a few days in this mesmerizing city. However, many of these visitors would also like to get out of the big city and discover the open spaces of south Morocco. They want to see the mountains, the valleys, the rock formations, and, of course, the Sahara Desert. Dar Tafouyte offers 4×4 tours starting in Marrakech and brings visitors to the desert in Merzouga along the most unbelievable landscapes.

4×4 Circuit Marrakech to Merzouga – 3 days, 2 nights

  • Day 1 – Marrakech, Ouarzazate, Gorges du Dadès
    Departure from Marrakech early in the morning towards Ouarzazate. Visit of the Ksar of Aït Ben Haddou. Drive along the Valley of Roses in direction of the Gorges du Dadès. Overnight in a Riad.
  • Day 2 – Gorges du Dadès, Gorges du Todra, Merzouga
    Visit of the Tinghir Palmery. Drive to Erfoud, Rissani, and arrival at Merzouga in the afternoon. Camel trekking at sunset to spend the night in a nomad tent in the heart of the Erg Chebbi Dunes. Dinner and animation under the light of a million desert stars.
  • Day 3 – Merzouga, Agdez, Marrakech
    Continental breakfast after sunrise still on the dunes. Returning to our 4×4 vehicles, crossing of the Draa Valley and the Col de Tichka (mountain pass 2260m high) in direction of Marrakech. End of the 4×4 tour.

4×4 Circuit Marrakech to Merzouga – 4 days, 3 nights

  • Day 1 – Marrakech, Ksar of Aït Ben Haddou, Valley of Roses, Gorges du Dadès
    Departure from Marrakech and crossing of the Col de Tichka. Arrival at the Ksar of Aït Ben Haddou and visit of the fortified city. Lunch in location. Continuation of the 4×4 tour through the Valley of Roses towards the Gorges du Dadès. Half-board accommodation in a beautiful Riad.
  • Day 2 – Gorges du Dadès, Tafilalet, Merzouga
    Early rise to continue the 4×4 tour in direction of the Gorges du Todra. Visit of the valley and retake of the circuit on the road to Merzouga, passing through Erfoud and Rissani. Arrival at Erg Chebbi Dunes. Camel trekking on the dunes and arrival at the bivouac (campsite) to spend the night in a Berber nomad tent in the middle of the orange sand dunes. After sunset, dinner is served with traditional music and dancing animation around the campfire.
  • Day 3 – Merzouga, Draa Valley, Ouarzazate
    After breakfast, departure in direction of Rissani and route to Nkob, one of the most beautiful villages in the Draa Valley. Circuit resume towards Ouarzazate. Dinner and accommodation in a hotel.
  • Day 4 – Ouarzazate, Taourirt, Marrakech
    Visit of the city of Ouarzazate with the highlights being the Kasbah de Taourirt and the Cinema Studios. The crossing of the Col de Tichka and arrival at Marrakech.

Other 4×4 Circuits in Morocco

Fes to Merzouga – 2 days, 1 night

1-day trip from Fes to Merzouga stopping for a breath of fresh air and panoramic view in the middle of the Atlas Mountains. Lunch at a hotel in Midelt. Overnight in Merzouga in the desert in a nomad tent. Return to Fes in the morning.

4×4 tours on demand

Whichever airport you arrive in Morocco, we can pick you up and take you on a 4×4 tour across the country to the Erg Chebbi Dunes, in the Sahara Desert near Merzouga.

For more information or to make a reservation at Dar Tafouyte, please contact our office. We will write you back as soon as possible. Thank you.