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 came 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

ITINIRARY: 5 Day 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 to visit Skoura village and drive to Rose Valley. Here, the Rose Festival 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 a 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: Merzouga Desert Tours

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 Gnawa musicians. They will entertain you with their traditional music and drive 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: Merzouga- 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 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: Ourzazate-Marrakech

This last day of your 5 day desert tour from Marrakech will be in Marrakech. So, you will visit Taourirt Kasbah that was built in the 19th century. Next, you travel back from the same road and have more time to visit the same places, such as the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. Finally, you enjoy a panoramic view of the mountain pass and end our 5 day desert tour from Marrakech. Our local drive will drop you off any place in Marrakech.

5 Day Desert tour from Marrakech: Includes

  • Private A/C Vehicle, 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser or Prado throughout the tour + fuel
  • Experienced driver
  • Pick-up and drop-off service
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • All breakfast & dinners (Vegetarians are welcome)
  • Kasbah Ait ben Haddou visit
  • Camel Trekking
  • Scarf/turban for each person
  • Water for your camel trip

5 Day Desert Tour from Marrakech: Excludes

  • Beverages
  • Lunches
  • Tips


A magical experience in the desert with Camel Excursions

This excursion is a must when visiting Morocco. We did a 4 night/ 5 day desert trip from Marrakech to Fes. 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, 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.

It was such a special experience and only wish that we had spent more nights in the desert. Highly recommend Camel Excursions Morocco!


Unvergessliche Marokko Reise

Wir waren 1 Woche in Marokko und haben die 5-taegige Rundreise von Marrakesch ueber Ait Ben Haddou nach Daddes Valley und Merzouga gebucht. Zurück ging es ueber Risani,Nkoub und Quarazazante.
Alles war perfekt! Die gesamte Kommunikation mit Ismael bei der Organisation und Buchung als auch die Reise selbst.

Wir wurden puenktlich abgeholt und Mostafa, unser Fahrer, war ein super Tourguide. Er hat uns mit interessanten Fakten, guten Tips und guter arabischer/Berber Musik versorgt .... wir hatten viel Spaß und alle Fragen zu Kultur, Zeitgeschehen und Leben in Marokko waren erlaubt und wurden beantwortet. Er hat immer flexibel reagiert wenn wir einen Wunsch hatten und hat dazu beigetragen dass wir einen unvergesslich schönen Urlaub in diesem wunderbaren Land haben. Alle Hotels der 5-taegigen Tour waren ueber dem Standard und typisch marokkanisch.

Das Highlight war der Kamel Trip in der Sahara. Mostafa kannte alle Saharafuehrer und hat abends gemeinsam mit Ihnen Musik am Feuer gemacht. Die Stimmung war besonders und passte genau zu der sternklaren Nacht.
Wir fanden die Tour einfach gigantisch- es hat besonders viel Spaß gemacht ! Herzlichen Dank an Mostafa und das tolle Team von Camel Excursions Morocco.

Claudia S

5 Day Desert tour from Marrakech

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

Note: Please know that all our Desert tours from Marrakech could be tailor-made to suit your needs, for any change in the itinerary please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Note 2: All our Morocco desert tours are available over the year, and suitable for all ages. After confirming your reservation with us we ask for a small deposit to close the booking, the rest of the payment will be paid upon arrival. Next Tour (7 Days tour from Marrakech)

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