The other side of the atlas

Contemplate every moment of your circuit!

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This circuit for destination the desert of Merzouga is designed for people who don't want to do a lot of road and their objective is to discover quite deeply this region which is on the other side of the Atlas which endows with a cultural richness and very important heritage in addition to beautiful landscapes...

Day 1 - 330 km:
The road to Merzouga is done through Boumalne Dades which is the first stage of this circuit towards the large dunes. After a 2 hour drive in the High Atlas Mountains, you make a stop in the Tizi N'Tichka pass, it is one of the highest peaks in the Atlas with 2,260 meters in height, then you continue directly towards Ouarzazate city where you will visit the Kasbah of Taourirt, a 17th century kasbah built in the form of a labyrinth to ensure the protection of the Pasha and the caravans passing through Ouarzazate.
After lunch in Ouarzazate, you take the bus back to the palm grove of Skoura where you will visit its famous Kasbah Amerhidil and take a walk in its beautiful Oasis accompanied by a villager who takes you between its palm trees and makes you discover life Berbers from this Atlas region. He will talk to you about their ways of life, their customs and the nature of the work that is done in the palm grove by making a demonstration... Transfer to Boumalne Dades where you will spend the night in a guest house with dinner and breakfast are included.
Day 2 - 270 km:
On this morning and after breakfast, you take the road of the thousand kasbahs to the famous Dades gorges, then you continue to Tinghir where lunch is provided with the possibility of visiting the majestic Todra gorges.
After lunch, you go directly to the village of Merzouga which you must reach in the end of afternoon. Once you arrive, you will change the bus by 4x4 off-road cars that you will use on the tracks that lead to the bivouac where you spend the night in tents at the foot of the sand dunes.
Once you arrive in Merzouga, and after a few kilometers on the track, you reach the hostel from where you start a 30-minute camel ride. Night in the bivouac in a tent at the foot of the sand dunes.
In the evening, after watching the sunset and after dinner in a tent or under the stars, the Tuaregs from the bivouac will host a little tamtam show around a campfire.
Day 3 - 400 km:
Breakfast will be served after sunrise, then you then take the direction of Erfoud, located 60 km to the north in a region known geologically as the most mysterious region on our planet, according to several international researches and important scientific discoveries, Erfoud is located in the heart of an ancient valley which knew the existence of a marine fauna of the most ferocious dinosaurs and which dates back more than 560 million years.
Today's program is to discover a fossil quarry where you will inspect the traces of these dinosaurs as well as beautiful rock engravings which reveal the presence of man in the Bronze Age in this region, then a workshop for the extraction and polishing of fossils to assist in the different stages of this work.
You continue later to the hotel in Ouarzazate making a stop in the town of Alnif for lunch. Free time and overnight at the hotel in Ouarzazate.
Day 4 - 200 km:
After breakfast, we offer a visit to the famous Ouarzazate Cinema Studios, then you continue to Kasbah Ait Ben-Haddou declared as international heritage of humanity by UNESCO to discover it and carry out a guided immersion between its alleys.
Lunch in Ait Ben-Haddou village then drive to Marrakech.
This circuit is proposed with drivers speaking different languages (French or Spanish or English), you can choose the desired language when confirming your reservation. To improve the content of this circuit, a guide is strongly recommended who will give you more explanations and information and will lead you to the different sites that you are going to visit except in the cinema studio where the visits are made with a guide from the studio against a tip.


All the services included in this product are mentioned below:

  • Air-conditioned and comfortable tourist bus throughout the circuit
  • Professional and responsible driver
  • Pick up from your hotel or from Jamaa el Fna Square or the nearest place to your riad
  • Walk in an oasis between palm trees with a villager
  • Night in a riad in Boumalne Dades
  • Visit of the gorges of Dades and Todra
  • Dromedary ride in Merzouga
  • Overnight in a nomadic bivouac with shared sanitary facilities
  • Visit to a fossil workshop
  • Overnight at hotel in Ouarzazate
  • Guided tour of Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou (local guide)
  • Dinner and breakfast in all the accommodation offered
  • Round trip transfer from Marrakech airport to the hotel in Marrakech

Below are the pricing tables of all the services proposed in this product:

Price per adults

1 Person
430,50 €
2 Persons
217,00 €
3 Persons
147,00 €
4 Persons
108,50 €
5 Persons
87,50 €
6 Persons
73,50 €
7 Persons and more
66,50 €

Children's conditions

Children free
Children free with "Shared tour"
Discount per child
Discount after 7 pers.

*They are not applied on children if they benefit from a reduced rate.
*They are not applied on accommodation.

3 star hotels

Single room 108,50 €
Double room 154,00 €
Triple room 231,00 €
Triple child room 210,00 €

4 star hotels

Single room 168,00 €
Double room 231,00 €
Triple room 343,00 €
Triple child room 304,50 €

5 star hotels

Single room 255,50 €
Double room 364,00 €
Triple room 532,00 €
Triple child room 458,50 €

Option Shared Table

1 Person
2 Persons
3 Persons
4 Persons
5 Persons
6 Persons
7 Persons and more

Children policy 60 Days

Guides rates

Below are the hotels included in each destination by category, in the case of unavailability of one of the hotels mentioned in the program, MY MARRAKECH TOURS undertakes to offer you hotels similar or superior to the chosen category.

Adrenaline in Jeep

To add an adventure touch to your circuit and better enjoy the Merzouga desert, We suggest you to change your vehicle in Erfoud by 4x4, then head to Merzouga where you make a 60-minutes circuit between its sand dunes, this circuit ends in the bivouac or the place from where you start the dromedaries ride. The next day, you will use the 4x4 from the bivouac to the village of Merzouga to take back your vehicle and continue the circuit.
Each 4x4 car has a capacity of 6 people, if you are more than 6 people please select more than one car according to your number.
Option available only if the vehicle chosen from Marrakech is not a Toyota Prado TX car.

The time mentioned between destinations is the journey time without any stops!


330 KM 6:00

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  • # Camel
  • # Quad
  • # Adrenaline
  • # Leisure
  • # Entertainment
  • # Jeeps
  • # Découverte
  • # Aventure
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