The Best 5 Days Marrakech Desert Safari Trip


Embark on a thrilling 5-Day Marrakech desert tour to explore the most captivating aspects of Morocco. Journey through enchanting Berber villages, visit historic Kasbahs, immerse yourself in Berber culture, and experience the mesmerizing Sahara Desert. This unforgettable trip offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and cultural richness.

DEPARTURE LOCATION : Your hotel / riad in Marrakech

ARRIVAL : Marrakech

INCLUDED: 5 Days Marrakech Desert Tour

  • Private A/C Vehicle + fuel
  • Camel Trekking
  • Accommodations with Dinner and Breakfast included
  • English/French/Spanish speaking driver

NOT INCLUDED: 5 Days Marrakech Desert Tour

  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch meals & Drink

The Best 5 Days Marrakech Desert Safari Trip


Marrakesh – Ait Benhaddou – Gorge Dades

Your journey begins with a warm welcome at Marrakesh airport or your hotel, where our team will greet you. From there, we’ll embark on an exciting adventure to Ouarzazate, a historic caravan town situated in the eastern foothills of the Atlas Mountains. Ouarzazate is often referred to as the Gateway to the Sahara, and you’ll soon see why.

As we leave Marrakesh, you’ll be treated to the breathtaking scenery of the High Atlas Mountains. Along the way, we’ll pass through the charming Berber town of Taddert and ascend the Tizi-in-Tichka pass, which stands at an impressive elevation of 2260 meters.

Our first major stop is the famous Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, located 30 kilometers from Ouarzazate. This remarkable kasbah is one of the most captivating red-earth castles found along the ancient Kasbahs route, and it holds the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage status. We’ll enjoy a delightful lunch near the Kasbah and then continue our journey towards Dades Gorge via Ouarzazate, often referred to as “the Hollywood of Africa.”

As we travel along the “Road of the Thousand Kasbahs,” you’ll be captivated by the enchanting sandcastle-like structures that dot the landscape. Our journey continues with a stop at Kalaat Mgouna, affectionately known as “the Rose’s City” due to its abundance of roses and the annual rose harvest festival held in May. Afterward, we’ll make our way to our hotel, nestled in the heart of the Dades Gorge, where you can unwind and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.


Dades Gorge – Todra Gorge – Merzouga

After a delicious breakfast at your hotel, we’ll start the day by driving back through the scenic Dades Valley. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to witness the incredible rock formation known as “the Monkey Toes” and explore the 19th-century Kasbah of Ait Yul, which still stands as a testament to the region’s rich history.

Leaving the Dades Valley behind, we’ll head towards Tinrghir and the Todra Valley. As we travel, you’ll be treated to panoramic views of ancient mud-built Berber villages perched on the hillsides overlooking the valley. Our 5-Day Marrakech Desert Tour continues to the Todra Gorge, where you’ll have the chance to take a walk beneath the towering 300-meter-high red cliffs. This area is a popular destination for rock climbers seeking their adventure in this dramatic landscape.

Our next destination is Erfoud and Rissani, where we’ll stop for a delicious lunch to refuel for the afternoon ahead. Following lunch, we’ll continue our journey to the village of Merzouga. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by your trusty camel, and an experienced Camel guide will lead you on a captivating camel trek into the heart of the Erg-Chebbi sand dunes.

Here, in this mysterious and enchanting desert landscape, you’ll have the choice to spend your night under the vast canopy of stars, experiencing the magic of a desert night, or if you prefer, in a traditional Berber nomad tent, where you can enjoy the unique atmosphere of the Sahara Desert. Whichever option you choose, you’re in for an unforgettable desert experience.

Merzouga – Rissani – Merzouga

Your day begins with a truly magical experience as your camel guide awakens you early in the morning to witness what could very well be the most stunning sunrise of your life. As the first rays of sunlight paint the sky in vibrant hues, you’ll be in awe of the breathtaking beauty of the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. This sunrise is a moment you’ll cherish forever.

After taking in the awe-inspiring sunrise, A delicious breakfast awaits you. Along the way, you’ll have the chance to appreciate the unique and ever-changing beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi dunes as they transform with the shifting light throughout the morning.

Our 5-Day Marrakech Desert Excursion continues to the holy city of Er Rissani, a place where the Alauite Dynasty is entombed in the Mausoleum of Moulay Ali Sheriff. We’ll start our exploration of the area by visiting the ruins of Ksar Abbar, a kasbah that dates back to the 17th century. Er Rissani is surrounded by 360 ksars, fortified villages with many towers, and it boasts a bustling souk, an open market held three times a week. You’ll have the opportunity to tour Er Rissani’s renowned palmeria and gain a glimpse into the daily life of those who call the fringes of the Sahara Desert home.

For your overnight stay, we’ll return to the village of Merzouga, where you’ll have the choice to stay in an auberge or a riad. This charming village offers a serene and authentic desert experience, allowing you to immerse yourself in the culture and natural beauty of the Sahara.

Merzouga – Draa Valley – Ouarzazate

Following a satisfying breakfast, we’ll bid farewell to the desert village of Merzouga and set off for Rissani. Rissani, once known as Sijilmassa, holds a special place in Moroccan history as the foundation of the Alaouite dynasty, which is the ruling family in Morocco today. In Rissani, you’ll experience the rich cultural traditions of Morocco, where many women wear veils, and men often wear hoods, showcasing the town’s strong adherence to tradition.

Our journey continues as we drive towards Agdez, passing through Alnif and Tazarine along the way. These towns are known for their unique charm and cultural significance. Soon, we’ll reach the fascinating Draa Valley, located at the edge of the Atlas Mountains. This valley is renowned for its stunning beauty and the hundreds of Berber Kasbahs that line its path. The Kasbahs are a testament to the rich history of the region and add to the captivating landscape.

We’ll pass through Agdez and eventually conclude our journey back in Ouarzazate, often referred to as “the Hollywood of Africa.” As you reflect on your adventure through Morocco’s diverse landscapes and cultural heritage, you’ll carry with you lasting memories of this incredible journey.The Top 5-Day Marrakech Sahara Desert Safari Trip

Ouarzazate – Altas Mountains – Marrakech

Following a hearty breakfast, it’s time to begin the journey back to Marrakesh. Our route will take us through the renowned Tizi-in-Tichka pass, which traverses the majestic High Atlas Mountains. These mountains are characterized by their snow-capped peaks, which often remain snow-covered throughout the year.

As we make our way through this breathtaking mountain range, you’ll have the opportunity to appreciate the timeless beauty of the landscapes that surround you. The winding roads will lead us through picturesque Berber villages, offering a glimpse into the traditional way of life in this region.

Finally, we’ll arrive back in Marrakesh, where your memorable tour comes to a close. The city of Marrakesh is a vibrant and culturally rich destination, and you may wish to spend some extra time exploring its bustling markets, historic landmarks, and vibrant atmosphere before departing for your next adventure or journey home. Your Moroccan adventure has taken you through a diverse and captivating landscape, leaving you with lasting memories of this incredible journey The Best 5 Days Marrakech Desert Safari Trip