The Ideal 5 Days From Marrakech To Merzouga Desert off road Experience

DEPARTURE LOCATION : Your hotel /Riad in Marrakech

ARRIVAL : Your hotel /Riad in Marrakech

What's included in the 5-day from Marrakech to Merzouga?

  • High-end private vehicle with AC + Fuel
  • Transportation
  • Pick up and drop off at your accommodation in Marrakech
  • Qualified Driver/Guide 
  • 1 night in the hotel in Dades Valley with dinner & breakfast
  • 1 night in the hotel in Merzouga with dinner & breakfast
  • Guided Camel trekking at the sunset and sunrise
  • 1 night in a camp in the dunes of Erg Chebbi Merzouga, in nomad camps with dinner and breakfast
  • 1 night in the hotel in Ouarzazate with dinner & breakfast

What is Not Included in the 5-day Marrakech Merzouga Sahara desert tour?

  • Lunches & Drinks
  • entrance fees monuments
  • Tips & Extras 
  • Personal expenses
 

DESCRIPTION

Embark on a 5-day Sahara Desert tour From Marrakech. This unique journey offers a comprehensive exploration of Morocco’s south, with more time in cities and villages, shorter travel hours, and multiple hotel stays for a relaxed experience. Discover the High Atlas Mountains, Todra Gorges, Dades Valley, and the magical Sahara Desert. It’s the ideal choice for those who want to immerse themselves in the beauty of Morocco without the long hours on the road. Don’t miss the chance to create unforgettable memories on this perfect 5-day desert tour from Marrakech.

Highlights:
  •  Cross  High atlas mountains 
  •  Beautiful views & panoramics 
  •  Visit Nomad People
  •  Authentic Berber villages 
  •  Experience Camel trek 
  •  Overnight stay at Nomadic camp 
  •  Enjoy watching the twinkling stars
  •  Admire spectacular sunrise & sunset in Desert 

5 Days Marrakech To Merzouga Desert Excursion

DAY 1

Marrakech--Atlas Mountains- Kasbah Ben Haddou -–Dades Valley

Our 5-day from Marrakech to Merzouga Tour begins with a convenient pickup from your Marrakech lodging, whether it’s a Riad or a Hotel in the enchanting Medina. Our journey unfolds with a drive towards Ouarzazate, a historic caravan town nestled in the eastern foothills of the majestic Atlas Mountains.

As we embark on this unforgettable adventure, the first leg of our trip leads us through the awe-inspiring High Atlas Mountains. The route takes us through the charming Berber town of Taddert, culminating in a breathtaking ascent to the Tizi-in-Tichka pass, which stands at a lofty elevation of 2260 meters. Along the way, you’ll be treated to panoramic views of the dramatic mountain landscape that surrounds you.

Our next stop is a true gem – the famous Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, situated just 30 kilometers from Ouarzazate. This kasbah is an architectural marvel, a striking red-earth castle that graces the ancient road of the Kasbahs and proudly holds UNESCO World Heritage status. Here, we’ll pause for a delightful lunch by the Kasbah, allowing you to soak in the history and culture that this iconic site embodies.

Our journey continues, taking us towards the captivating Dades Gorge, passing through Ouarzazate along the way. Along the route, you’ll be captivated by the “Road of the Thousand Kasbahs,” a landscape that resembles enchanting sandcastles brought to life.

Our next noteworthy stop is Kalaat Mgouna, often referred to as “the rose’s city.” This charming town is renowned for its bountiful roses and hosts an annual festival during the rose harvest in May. It’s a place of vibrant colors and fragrant blooms, offering a unique cultural experience.

Finally, we’ll arrive at our hotel nestled in the heart of the Dades Gorge. This tranquil haven will serve as your accommodation for the first night of our 5-day Sahara tour, promising comfort and relaxation amidst the rugged beauty of Morocco’s south. Get ready to embark on an incredible journey filled with awe-inspiring sights and cultural discoveries.

DAY 2

Dades Valley - Todra Gorges - Erfoud –Rissani—Merzouga

Begin your day with a hearty breakfast at the hotel in the idyllic setting of Dades Valley. As you leave this picturesque oasis behind, your journey continues towards the captivating Tinghir and the renowned Todra Gorges, which stand as the highest oasis valley gorge in all of Morocco.

En route, you’ll be treated to panoramic vistas of ancient mud-built Berber villages perched high above the valley. These villages tell stories of a bygone era, their rustic charm set against the backdrop of breathtaking natural beauty.

Upon arriving at Todra Gorges, prepare to be awe-struck by the sheer grandeur of the 300-meter-high red cliffs that surround you. This is a place where rock climbers from around the world converge to indulge in their passion amidst this remarkable geological wonder.

Our expedition proceeds to Erfoud, a town famous for its fascinating fossilized marbles. Leaving Erfoud behind, we make our way to the vibrant town of Rissani. Here, you’ll encounter the largest and liveliest weekly market in Southern Morocco. Stroll through the bustling market, where you can explore craft stores, discover the renowned dates market, and witness lively animal trades featuring goats, sheep, donkeys, camels, and cows.

Continuing our 5-day from Marrakech to Merzouga, we venture towards one of the primary desert destinations, Merzouga. This charming desert town awaits you, offering a tranquil and comfortable night in a hotel. Rest up and rejuvenate, for the Sahara’s grand adventure awaits you on the following day.Overnight Accommodation will be at your Hotel in Merzouga Desert

DAY 3

Merzouga Desert Adventure off road - Camel trekking Excursion

Prepare for a day of unforgettable experiences in the mesmerizing Erg Chebbi region of the Sahara Desert, home to Morocco’s largest dunes. Today promises to be one of the most memorable moments of your Morocco Sahara adventure.

Morning Exploration in Merzouga: Start your day by exploring the charming desert town of Merzouga, allowing you to soak in the unique atmosphere of this remote desert oasis. You’ll have the opportunity to wander the streets, interact with locals, and perhaps pick up some souvenirs.

Gnawa Cultural Encounter: Next, you’ll have the privilege of visiting the Gnawa people, originally brought to Morocco as slaves from Sudan. Immerse yourself in their music and lifestyle, gaining insights into their rich cultural heritage.

Panoramic Views of Erg Chebbi: Prepare to be amazed by panoramic views of the majestic Erg Chebbi sand dunes, a sight that will leave you in awe of the desert’s grandeur. Take in the breathtaking expanse of sand dunes stretching as far as the eye can see.

Nomadic Tea Time at Kem Kem: Embark on a journey to visit nomadic families in their traditional tents at Kem Kem. Share a delightful tea ceremony with these warm-hearted nomads and gain a profound understanding of their unique way of life.

Quad Biking Adventure: For the adventure-seekers, an hour of ATV quad biking through the mesmerizing dunes is on the agenda. Feel the exhilaration as you navigate the sandy terrain and revel in the thrill of desert exploration.

Camel Trek into the Sahara: In the afternoon, it’s time to meet your trusty camel companions for an authentic desert experience. Embark on a camel trek that will take you through the captivating desert landscape. Traverse the red dunes, with nothing but sand and sky surrounding you. Pause to witness a mesmerizing Sahara sunset, a moment of pure tranquility and natural beauty.

Desert Camp Arrival: As twilight sets in, you’ll arrive at your desert camp, where you’ll be greeted with refreshing mint tea and delectable cookies. Take some time to marvel at the serene sand dunes and the enchanting surroundings.

Moroccan Dinner Under the Stars: As darkness falls, prepare for a Moroccan feast served under the sparkling desert stars next to a cozy campfire. Savor the flavors of Moroccan cuisine as you dine al fresco in this magical setting.

Berber Music and Stargazing: After dinner, gather around the campfire to enjoy a captivating performance of traditional Berber music, featuring rhythmic drumming beneath a canopy of stars. It’s an evening of cultural enrichment and celestial wonder, creating memories to last a lifetime.

DAY 4
Merzouga-Errissani –Nekob --Draa Valley—Ouarzazate :

Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the Sahara Desert’s majestic sunrise as it embarks on another glorious day. As the first rays of sunlight paint the sky, find a serene spot on the sand dunes to sit and marvel at the breathtaking spectacle. Watch as the sun gradually ascends, casting a warm and golden glow over the vast desert landscape, a truly enchanting moment to cherish.

After this captivating sunrise experience, return to your camp for a hearty breakfast, savoring the flavors of Moroccan cuisine amidst the tranquil desert surroundings.

Departure from the Desert: As your Sahara adventure draws to a close, bid farewell to the desert and your camp. You have the option to either ride your trusty camels or hop on a 4×4 vehicle for the journey back to Merzouga village.

Journey to Ouarzazate: From Merzouga, set out on a scenic drive towards Ouarzazate, passing through several noteworthy places along the way. Your route will take you through Alnif, Tazarine, Nkob, and Agdez, each offering glimpses into the diverse landscapes of Morocco’s south.

Draa Valley Exploration: One of the highlights of the journey is the exploration of the fascinating Draa Valley, a region adorned with hundreds of Berber Kasbahs and millions of date palms. The sight of this lush oasis amidst the arid desert is truly captivating and allows you to appreciate the resilience and ingenuity of the local people.

Ouarzazate – Hollywood of Africa: As you approach Ouarzazate, you’ll find yourself in a town often referred to as “the Hollywood of Africa.” Ouarzazate boasts one of the largest film studios in the world and has served as the backdrop for numerous Hollywood blockbusters, as well as major historical television programs such as Gladiator and Lawrence of Arabia. Fans of “Game of Thrones” may also recognize this iconic location.

Your journey from the heart of the Sahara Desert to the cinematic landscapes of Ouarzazate is a testament to the incredible diversity and beauty that Morocco’s south has to offer. It’s a fitting conclusion to your 5 days from Marrakech to Merzouga, filled with unforgettable experiences and breathtaking vistas.

DAY 5
Ouarzazate –The High Atlas Mountains—Marrakech

On the final day of your remarkable 5-Day Sahara Desert Tour From Marrakech, you’ll start with a delightful breakfast at your hotel in Ouarzazate.

Taourirt Kasbah Visit: Begin the day’s exploration with a visit to the impressive Taourirt Kasbah. This former Glaoui residence is a masterpiece of Moroccan architecture and is considered one of the most beautiful kasbahs in the country. Explore its intricate design and rich history, gaining insights into the opulent lifestyle of its former inhabitants.

Atlas Corporation Studio: Next, venture outside the town for a unique and private visit to the Atlas Corporation Studio. This renowned film studio has been the backdrop for countless movies and productions, offering a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the world of cinema.

Return Journey to Marrakech: As you bid farewell to Ouarzazate, your journey back to Marrakech begins. The drive takes you through the captivating Atlas Mountains, where you’ll navigate winding roads, experience ever-changing landscapes, and witness the beauty of colorful valleys, shepherds tending to their flocks, and Berber villages perched high on the hillsides. The entire route is a picturesque drive, providing ample opportunities for breathtaking photos and moments to appreciate the fresh mountain air.

Tizi’n Tichka Pass: Your journey will culminate at the Tizi’n Tichka Pass, the highest point in the Atlas Mountains. Here, you can pause to capture the stunning vistas, allowing the majestic mountain scenery to leave a lasting impression.

Return to Marrakech: Finally, you’ll arrive back in Marrakech, where your incredible 5-day Desert Trip From Marrakech to Merzouga Desert Via Ouarzazate, comes to an end. Our team will ensure you are safely dropped off at your hotel, leaving you with cherished memories and a profound appreciation for the diverse landscapes and rich culture of Morocco’s south.

We sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed this journey with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Morocco in the future. Safe travels!