5 days desert tour from Marrakech

5 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

Tour Overview

In our 5 day desert tour from Marrakech, you explore the Sahara of Merzouga and the High Atlas Mountains. Desert tour starts from Marrakech and visits Ait Ben Haddou, Ouarzazate, and Dades Valley. Secondly, it moves to Todra Gorges towards the Merzouga desert. There, you experience a camel trekking trip and meet nomads. Finally, you drive to Ouarzazate from another destination in the Anti-Atlas Mountains. And drive back to Marrakech via the High Atlas Mountains.

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ITINERARY: 5 days desert tour from Marrakech

Day 1: Marrakech To Dades Valley
You will meet our local driver at your Riad and travel to Dades Valley. Your traveling will be along the High Atlas Mountain to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. You will take a break here for lunch and visit the Kasbah. The kasbah is home to Thami El- Glaoui who was the former ruler of the Atlas. Further, you visit the famous Atlas Studios in Ouarzazate. After that, our local driver will take us to visit Skoura village and drive to Rose Valley. Here, the Rose Festival is organized each year to celebrate the rose season. You will end your day in Dades Valley and spend a night in Riad.
Day 2: Dades Valley to Merzouga
After breakfast, you start your second day of the desert tour. You will leave Dades Valley and drive along with Berber towns and palm three towards Tinghir. In this town, you visit Todra Gorges. It is a popular rock climbing destination. It is characterized by high rocks and valley tree groves. Later, you stop in Touroug for lunch and a visit to a traditional Berber cloth cooperative. From here, you depart to Erfoud and The Sahara of Erg Chebbi. In Merzouga desert, you check into a Riad/Hotel and have a welcoming mint tea. Overnight.
Day 3: Sahara Desert Tour
Once you have breakfast, you start your desert excursion. It will be a great experience by 4×4 to visit desert areas. Thus, the drive will take you to Khamlia village where there are Gnawa musicians. They will entertain you with their traditional music and drive to another site. In Mifis site, you visit an old work of mines and fossils and other minerals. Afterwards, you encounter nomads in hand-made tents. We will have Berber pizza for lunch then drive back to start your camel trekking trip. The camel trip takes around 1h 30min to reach the camp. There, you have dinner and enjoy music around the fire.
Day 4: Sahara desert - Draa Valley - Ouarzazate
Today, the trip will select a different road to Ouarzazate. So, you will come back by camels and meet your driver to resume the tour. There will be a visit to a weekly market in Rissani and, drive to Draa Valley via another desert of acacia trees. Also, make stops on your way for panoramic views. You will have lunch in Agdze and visit the longest Rive in Morocco called the Draa River. Later, you enjoy the mountains and curvy roads in the Anti-Atlas Mountains. Finally, the desert tour reaches Ouarzazate and you spend a night there.
Day 5: Ouarzazate - Marrakech
Questo ultimo giorno del vostro tour del Sahara di 5 giorni da Marrakech sarà a Marrakech. Quindi, visiterete la Kasbah di Taourirt che è stata costruita nel XIX secolo. Poi, tornerete indietro dalla stessa strada e avrete più tempo per visitare gli stessi luoghi, come la Kasbah di Ait Ben Haddou. Infine, si gode una vista panoramica del passo di montagna e si conclude il nostro tour di 5 giorni nel deserto da Marrakech. Il nostro autista locale vi lascerà in qualsiasi luogo di Marrakech.

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REVIEWS: 5 days desert tour from Marrakech

Incredible visit and memories for a lifetime

"An experience I will not forget … did a 5 days desert tour from Marrakech with Mohammed in Nov and it was the best highlight of Morocco. Get to enjoy the majestic landscape as we drive through Dades Valley, Todra gorges, Erfoud, and into the beautiful Erg Chebbi desert.

Did a camel ride to catch the sunset and enjoy the peace of the desert under shooting stars and the milky way. We stayed in the superior tent which had an ensuite toilet shower. The second day we woke up to see the sunrise and continue our journey to Ouarzazate, passing through Todra Gorge and rose valley. The scenery views were amazing.

On the third day, we visited the site where Gladiators and Game of Thrones were shot and headed for the high atlas mountains in the afternoon - more WOW views. We enjoyed the road trip very much with Mohammed, and Mustafa our camel guide, and Ismail who was prompt in responding to my emails. Thanks for showing us the best side of your country."

Laura L

Marrakech Sahara Tour 5 days !

"This excursion is a must when visiting Morocco. We did a 4 night/5-day desert trip from Marrakech to Sahara. Ismael was great at communicating with us from the moment of contact. Mohamed picked us up in Marrakech and from the minute he picked us up, it was jokes and good times. He was extremely personable and informative throughout the journey. We stopped along the way at many interesting sights including Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO site.

We upgraded accommodations both the first night in the hotel and also in the desert. The hotel was great and the desert camp was exceptional. One of the best meals during our trip to Morocco was in the desert. Our desert tent was super luxurious with solar panel electricity, a double bed, a hot shower, and even flushing toilets. The camel trek to the camp was magical. We stopped along the way to watch the sunset over the beautiful Sahara dunes."


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