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2 Days tour from Errachidia to Merzouga Desert

Morocco Itinerary Tour from Errachidia to Merzouga Desert

About Errachidia

Errachidia is a city located in eastern Morocco, specifically in the Middle Atlas region. It serves as the capital of the Errachidia Province and is situated in the Ziz Valley, surrounded by stunning desert landscapes and imposing mountains. Formerly known as “Ksar Souk,” Errachidia is a vibrant city with a rich cultural heritage and a growing population.

One of the prominent features of Errachidia is its strategic location as a gateway to the Sahara Desert. The city serves as a starting point for many desert expeditions and is often visited by tourists seeking to explore the vast expanse of the Moroccan desert. The nearby dunes of Merzouga and the Erg Chebbi provide captivating experiences for visitors, with opportunities for camel treks, sandboarding, and camping under the starry desert sky.

Errachidia has a desert climate characterized by scorching summers and chilly winters. The city experiences minimal rainfall throughout the year, making it an arid region. However, the Ziz Valley running through Errachidia showcases a stark contrast with its lush palm groves and the scenic Ziz Gorges, carved by the Ziz River.

The city itself has undergone significant development in recent years, with modern infrastructure, educational institutions, healthcare facilities, and a growing economy. Agriculture plays a vital role in the local economy, with date palms, citrus fruits, and cereals being the primary agricultural products. The city also benefits from phosphate mining activities in the surrounding areas.

In terms of culture, Errachidia has a mix of Arab and Amazigh (Berber) influences, creating a unique blend of traditions and customs. The Amazigh heritage is especially prominent, and visitors can witness vibrant local festivals, traditional music, and distinctive handicrafts such as carpets, pottery, and silver jewelry. The annual “Festival des Gorges du Ziz” is a major event that celebrates the region’s cultural heritage through music, dance, and folklore.

In summary, Errachidia is a captivating city that serves as a gateway to the Sahara Desert in eastern Morocco. With its stunning natural landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and growing economy, it offers visitors a unique blend of desert adventures, cultural experiences, and warm hospitality.


    In these 2 days, we will start from Errachidia toward the Merzouga desert. We will explore many views such as Ziz Valley and numerous villages. We will also have a full day between the sights of Merzouga.


    • Discover the sights of Errachidia
    • Ziz Valley to visit
    • Shoot beloved pictures
    • Explore Rissani and Erfoudd views
    • Unique night in Berber camp
    • Live an experience of a camel trek
    • Sightseeing in desert
    • Uncover Berber culture
    • Shopping for traditional clothes
    • Enjoy Gnawa music

    Starting Location


    Starting time

    Around 08:00 am

    Tour’s Duration

    2 Days

    Ending Location


    Itinerary of the Morocco Tour from Errachidia to Merzouga Desert

    Day 1: Errachidia – Rissani – Erfoud – Merzouga Sahara Camp

    In Morocco Tripsorganizes tours to the Sahara Desert. We travel to the arid Ziz Valley of Merzouga, stopping occasionally for panoramic views. We will drive through Rissani, visit a neighborhood souk, and tour Erfoud. You will spend the night in a Berber camp in the desert with dinner after we take a stroll to the Saharan dunes.


    Our camel guide will wake you up early in the morning to watch the spectacular sunrise in Merzouga as part of our 2-day tour from Errachidia to Merzouga. After that, we take camels back to our Riad in Merzouga. You will tour Khamlia and Hassi Labied as well as the surrounding desert after breakfast. We will then leave in the afternoon for Rissani, drive to Erfoud, and then take the Ziz Gorges to Errachidia. After our services, we will transport you to your hotel or the airport in Errachidia.

    Tour Include :

    • English-speaking driver
    • Private 4×4 with AC
    • Accommodation
    • Desert Camp
    • Camel trekking (1 for each person)
    • Sandboarding in the dunes (if you’re interested)
    • Fuel

    Not included :

    • Flight ticket
    • Drinks
    • Lunches
    • What is not mentioned in the itinerary
    • Entrance to the monument

    All the above-mentioned are not included in the price.

    Errachidia Tour’s Map