When the noise of the city becomes too much for you to handle. Turn your head to the south, and summon the calmness of the safe haven that is the Sahara desert. If you wish to discover a new side of Morocco and run away from Marrakech for a few days, join us on our 5 days 4 nights desert trip to Merzouga.
We will pick you up in Marrakech at 7 am and hit the road towards the High Atlas Mountains. After a few hours drive, we will take a break at the Tadart Village where we’ll have a hearty Moroccan breakfast and continue our journey by driving to the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah (a UNESCO World Heritage), where we’ll visit the “Ksar Ait Benhaddou” (or Ait Benhaddou Castle).
This Kasbah has been the shooting studio of many famous movies such as Lawrence of Arabia, Sodom and Gomorrah, Gladiator, Alexander, and many more Hollywood big productions. After that, we will set off to the “Moroccan Hollywood”, Ouarzazate, where we’ll have lunch. After that, we’ll get back on the road again, and the night will find us at our hostel in the small town of Tinghir.
After having breakfast in our hotel, we will take the road to the Todgha Gorges where we’ll enjoy some beautiful landscapes. Then we will ride to the Tinjdad Village where we’ll have a good lunch. After that, we’ll drive through Arfoud and Rissani to reach our hotel in Merzouga in the afternoon.
There, we can relax around the swimming pool while enjoying some sweet Moroccan mint-tea. Later in the afternoon, we’ll ride camels to our camp in the heart of the desert. There, we’ll enjoy a cup of tea with the nomads and watch the sunset over the dunes. Later in the evening, we will have dinner accompanied by traditional music around a campfire.
Waking up early, we’ll watch the sun rising over the desert. After that, we’ll ride our camels back to our hotel in Merzouga, where we’ll have breakfast, shower, and relax a bit. Then, we’ll drive towards the small town of Errachidia and stop for some pictures on our way there. Next, we’ll drive to Midelt where we’ll have lunch.
After lunch, we’ll hit the road again towards Ifrane, passing by small towns such as Azrou and Timahdit. After a 20 minutes break, we’ll arrive at our hotel in Fez, where we will be spending the night.
At 8 am, after breakfast, we will leave Fez for Meknes where we’ll visit the Old Town. Later, we will go to the small town of El Hajeb, where we’ll have lunch, and then, drive towards Beni Mellal. During our ride, we will go through beautiful tiny towns such as Mrirt, Khenifra, Kasbah Tadla, and many more. Our last night will be spent in a hotel in Beni Mellal.
At 9 am, we’ll have breakfast in our hotel and drop by the Ain Aserdoun for the last stop before going back directly to Marrakech.
We had a wonderful day!
Using a private tour - really just your group - makes sense, especially if you’re a family with young kids. We had total freedom... read more to take a break, change our itinerary, take our lunch at leisure.
Badre, our guide, was knowledgeable, patient and kind. He arranged for the guide to take us on the hike and even lent us cash, when we fell short (for lunch, at the village)
A big thank you Imad for the wonderful day that my wife and our 2 children could spend with you.
Everything was super well organized and the program of the... read more day varied.
Beautiful landscapes, visit the women's cooperative manufacturer of argan oil, very nice walk through the Berber villages before a very good meal (tajine chicken and vegetables + fruit as dessert)
Thank you for your experience, your sharing on Berber culture and your smile!
Strongly recommended experience. Very good value for money With Sunny Excursion Marrakech.
I highly recommend Ali for his professionalism and his kind hospitality. He took great care of us during our recent trip to Marrakech - always with a smile and ready... read more to help. You will surely not be disappointed with his tours!
Ali is the best of the best when it comes to hospitality in Morocco. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left - he was a constant person... read more we were able to contact for assistance, advice, guidance, and friendship! Ali knows the industry and truly goes above and beyond to make sure your time in Morocco is as seamless as possible. Even after we had parted ways, he was always welcoming to answer our questions, offer advice, and even helped me figure out how to ship a rug home! Trust me, having someone like Ali in your camp can make or break your trip to Morocco. Would highly, highly recommend. Thank you Ali for truly the best service, we hope to be back sooner than later!
Ali looked after us so well from the moment we arrived very hot and sweaty, to the day we left he went out of his way to ensure that we... read more had everything we needed. He gave us the low-down on where to go and where not to go in Marrakesh and provided information about the local customs. We loved our chats with him about Moroccan life. His warm and welcoming personality make him the perfect host and we thoroughly recommend him. We'll definitely make sure that we catch up with him when we're in Morocco again.
Ali is so helpful and so kind! He went out of his way to make sure me and my friend had the perfect time in Marrakech. Definitely someone you can... read more trust! I am definitely coming again and booking excursions here!
I traveled to Marrakech last year (May 2018) with 3 friends and we met Ali there. His practical tips have been really helpful!
This year (March 2019) my parents... read more and another couple went to Marrakech and Ali organized for them a camel ride and a trip to the mountains. They loved the trips!!! The driver was really nice to them and always on time.
They also book a private transfer from airport to riad. The driver was at airport with a panel saying their names when they arrived.
Really good service
We were 4 girls travelling in Marrakech. Ali organised many tours for us and was an absolute superstar. He was so friendly and helpful, and kept in really good contact.... read more The tours were really fun and well organised. Would definitely recommend! 5 stars for Ali! Love your fave gals x
My friends and I booked our tour through the Sunny Excursions website and are so glad we did! The owner, Ali, was very friendly and responsive to any questions I... read more had at any time. It was our first time in Morocco so me and my friends did not know what to expect and Ali showed us the ropes and came up with an itinerary for the days we had in Marrakech.I highly highly recommend that you book your tours with him for any excursions you are thinking about!
I was amazed by how well organized my desert and marrakech tours were. Me & my family didn't have enough time but ali customized it all our needs in our... read more time frame and made sure we covered everything we came to see. For sure, I'll be recommending sunny excursions to all my family and friends.