5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert itinerary. join our 5 days from Marrakech to Merzouga desert to explore the real Morocco with local guides. The tour includes two nights in the Merzouga desert.
Departure location: Marrakech
End location: Marrakech
Duration: 5 days 4 nights
5 days from Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour overview:
This is the ideal 5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert, to see the highlights of Morocco’s Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert without having to spend hours planning transportation, lodging, and an itinerary.
Travel in comfort from Marrakech to Merzouga in an air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy a 5-day tour from Marrakech adventure that includes Visiting many sites, a camel ride, select meals, and a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben haddou.
5 days from Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour note:
Dear customers and visitors, you can customize your 5 days from Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour to meet your specific needs and budget. Please contact us so that we can customize and plan 5 days tour from Marrakech for you. Not to mention that the tour can end in Fes.
What is Included in the tour?
- Pick up and drop off at your accommodation
- A vehicle with A/C
- Driver / English speaking
- Camel ride / 1 night in a desert camp
- 4 nights accommodation
What is not included in the tour?
- Travel insurance
- Flight ticket
Day 1: Marrakech –High Atlas – Telaout – Kasbah ait ben haddou – Ouarzazate:
Our 5 days from Marrakech to Merzouga to Merzouga desert tour starts with a pick up from your Marrakech hotel and drives you to Ouarzazate via the High Atlas Mountains. On our way, we’ll pass by Tizi Ntichka port, our country’s highest point at 2.260m. We’ll pause at viewpoints along the way to take pictures of the Berber. villages and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
After that, we’ll take a small road to Telouat Kasbah. Following your visit to the kasbah, you will have free time to sample some local cuisine. In the afternoon, we’ll drive through the Ounila valley, passing small Berber villages and families living in adobe houses tucked away in the mountains, to Ait Ben Haddou’s ksar (fortified village), where we’ll visit the popular Kasbah.
In 1986, UNESCO designated the kasbah as a World Heritage Site. Gladiator, Obelix, The Mummy, The Jewel of the Nile, Sahara with Penélope Cruz, and others have all been filmed in this magnificent location. We’ll travel to Ouarzazate, also known as “The Gate of the Desert,” after visiting the kasbah. Dinner will be served at the hotel where we will be staying the night.
Day 2: Ouarzazate – Small atlas – Daraa palmeri – Rissani – Merzouga:
After breakfast, we’ll travel to the Draa Valley, where you can see one of Morocco’s longest rivers. We stop along the way to take pictures and admire the magnificent kasbahs and Berber villages that dot the route, as well as the natural beauty of the Draa valley.
You’ll have some free time for lunch in Nkob or Alnif, and then we’ll drive for two hours to meet the magnificent dunes of Erg Chebbi. Powdery dunes abound in this desert. We’ll swap out our motorized transportation for an animal-drawn vehicle to travel deep into the desert.
When we arrive at the village, we sleep in camel-hair tents, similar to those used by nomad families. Dinner and the night in the Berber tent under the stars. This is how our second day from the 5 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga is planned.
Day 3: Take a tour around Erg Chebbi desert:
The third day from the 5 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga is dedicated to visiting the Erg Chebbi area. As you’re in the middle of the desert, it’s well worth waking up early to watch the most stunning sunrise you’ve ever seen from the top of a dune near the camp and take in this natural wonder. We return to Merzouga on camels after sunrise, where a hearty breakfast awaits us.
After that, we’ll take a detour around the Erg Chebbi, a vast sand desert where we’ll find Morocco’s Big Dune. which reaches a height of over 250 meters We then proceed on the path that was previously used for the “Paris – Dakar” race, which ends in the Algeria Mountains.
Stop at Tissardmin. The latter is where there are still fossil quarries in the town, and then proceed along a road where we can see the nomads.
The next stop will be at a viewpoint to take in the view of Erg Chebbi’s hole. We’ll then travel to Kamilia Village, which is originally from Mali, where we’ll enjoy a soothing cup of tea while listening to a Gnawa spiritual music concert. Switch to your hotel and spend the afternoon exploring the town or watching the sunset over the dunes next to the hotel.
Day 4: Rissani – Erfoud – Tinghir – Dades:
On the 4th day from 5 days from Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour. After breakfast, we leave the desert and travel to Rissani. The latter is where we will visit the market (market days are Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday). After that, to Erfoud, where we will visit the fossilized marble factories before heading to the Touroug and Tinjdad palm groves. Next, we’ll arrive at the Todra Gorges, one of the best locations in the High Atlas, an hour later.
The river’s course has carved out a cliff-sided canyon, which is popular with climbers due to its beauty and high rock sides. Free time to eat lunch in this beautiful place. A quick walk through the gorges is highly recommended to fully appreciate the landscape’s beauty.
We’ll continue to the Dades valley. The last mentioned is known as the fig valley. In the afternoon, we will pass through Boumalne Dades and stop at the “monkey fingers.” At the Dades Gorges, we will have dinner and spend the night.
Day 5: Dades valley – Skoura – High Atlas – Marrakech:
Today we will take in one of the best views of the Dades valley from a strategic lookout in the mountains, where we can take in the vast number of kasbahs and their scenic features. Then we proceed along a road lined with various tourist-oriented kasbahs. After a few stops to take in the scenery along the Thousand Kasbahs Route.
We’ll travel to Ouarzazate through the Roses Valley and the large Skoura palm grove. Not to mention that we will stop at the Kasbah of Taourirt. The old residence of the Glaoui or Marrakech pasha. We can also go to the movie studios and the cinema museum if you’re interested.
Afternoon free for lunch in town. After that, we begin our journey back to Marrakech, passing through the mountain port of Tizi N’Tichka. Also, stopping for photos.
In the end, we’ll arrive in Marrakech at about 6 p.m., be moved to your hotel. That is to say, It is the end of our 5 days from Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour.