5 days tour from marrakech to Merzouga
The 5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert with 2 nights in Sahara Merzouga is a captivating tour that will immerse you in the rich cultural tapestry of Morocco.
Over the course of this adventure, you will traverse diverse landscapes, from the bustling streets of Marrakech to the golden dunes of Merzouga Sahara.
With one night in Merzouga, you’ll have ample time to experience the magic of the desert. Marvel at the ever-shifting sands, as they create mesmerizing patterns under the sun and witness the breathtaking spectacle of a desert sunset.
Engage in a camel trek through the dunes, where you’ll feel a profound sense of serenity amidst the vastness of the Sahara. As night falls, you’ll be captivated by the twinkling stars that illuminate the night sky, an awe-inspiring sight.
Along the way, you’ll also visit ancient Kasbahs, explore charming villages, and sample delectable Moroccan cuisine.
This 5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert, with its blend of natural wonders and cultural encounters, promises an unforgettable experience that will leave you with lasting memories of Morocco’s extraordinary beauty.
highlights of the 5 DAYS tour from Marrakech to MERZOUGA DESERT
- Passing through the majestic High Atlas Mountains
- Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Aït Benhaddou
- Discover Ouarzazate, often referred to as the “Hollywood of Morocco.”
- Travel through the stunning Dades Valley, known for its dramatic rock formations.
- Experience the awe-inspiring Todra Gorge
- Get to ride a camel trek into the golden sand dunes of Erg Chebbi.
why private 5 days tour from marrakech to MERZOUGA ?
The 5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert holds significant importance as it allows travelers to embark on a condensed yet immersive exploration of Morocco’s diverse and captivating landscapes, cultural heritage, and historical sites.
Within a limited timeframe, this tour encapsulates the essence of Morocco, providing a comprehensive introduction to its iconic destinations and unique experiences.
It offers a harmonious blend of natural wonders, including the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert, along with cultural encounters in ancient medinas, vibrant souks, and architectural marvels.
This tour serves as a gateway to discovering Morocco’s rich history, vibrant traditions, and awe-inspiring beauty, leaving an indelible impression on those who embark on this remarkable journey.
5 days tour from marrakech to merzouga itinerary
Program Itinerary of The 5 Days Desert Tour From MARRAKECH TO merzouga desert:
Day 1: Marrakech - High Atlas Mountains - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Dades Valley [353 km]
The driver will pick you up from your accommodation to start your ‘5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert’. As you leave the bustling city behind, we pass through Tizi-n-Tishka where we stop several times to enjoy the mountain views, brace yourself for stunning views of the Atlas Mountains and charming Berber villages along the way. Take a break to stretch your legs and explore the magnificent Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its impressive architecture.
From there, proceed to Ouarzazate, often called the “Hollywood of Morocco.” Visit the Taourirt Kasbah, a well-preserved citadel showcasing traditional Moroccan design and craftsmanship. Discover the city’s role in the Moroccan film industry by exploring film studios and learning about the movie productions that have taken place here.
Afterward, continue your drive towards the Dades Valley, known for its stunning rock formations and lush greenery. Enjoy the breathtaking landscapes as you make your way to your accommodation in the Dades Gorges area. Relax and spend a peaceful evening in the tranquility of the valley.
Day 2: Dades Valley - Todra Gorge - Erfoud - Merzouga [275 km]
After a delicious breakfast, embark on a scenic drive through the captivating Dades Valley, famous for its dramatic rock formations and lush palm groves. Stop at the awe-inspiring Todgha Gorges, where towering cliffs rise up on either side, creating a breathtaking natural spectacle. Take a leisurely stroll through the gorge, marveling at the sheer beauty of the surroundings. Continue your journey towards Merzouga, passing through vast desert landscapes and charming Berber villages.
Arrive at the mesmerizing Erg Chebbi sand dunes, where you’ll be welcomed by your camel caravan. Mount your camel and enjoy a thrilling ride into the heart of the dunes as the sun sets, painting the sky with vivid hues. Reach your desert camp nestled amidst the dunes and enjoy a traditional dinner under the starlit sky. Immerse yourself in the rhythmic beats of local music and share stories around the campfire before retiring to your comfortable tent for a night in the Sahara Desert.
Day 3: 4×4 DESERT EXCURSION (NOMAD FAMILY, KHAMLIA VILLAGE”: [57 KM]
Wake up early to witness the mesmerizing sunrise over the Sahara Desert. After breakfast at the camp, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the surrounding area and its unique landscapes. Visit the village of Khamlia, known for its vibrant Gnawa music, and enjoy a live performance by the locals.
Next, visit the town of Rissani, a bustling and vibrant hub known for its traditional souks and ancient architecture. Explore the souk and immerse yourself in the local culture as you browse through a variety of goods and handicrafts.
In the afternoon, return to Merzouga and enjoy some free time to relax and soak in the beauty of the desert. You can take a leisurely walk on the sand dunes, enjoy a refreshing drink, or simply unwind in the peaceful atmosphere of the desert. Overnight and dinner in the Riad.
Day 4: Merzouga - rissani - daraa Valley - ouarzazate: [360 km]
Start your day early early to witness the spectacle of a desert sunrise. After breakfast, bid farewell to the dunes and begin your first stop in Rissani, an ancient town with a rich history and cultural heritage. Explore the bustling local market, known for its traditional crafts, spices, and unique products. Don’t miss the chance to visit the famous Mausoleum of Moulay Ali Cherif, the founder of the Alaouite Dynasty.
Continue your journey through the stunning Daraa Valley. Enjoy the scenic drive through this picturesque oasis valley, surrounded by palm groves, traditional villages, and beautiful landscapes. You’ll have several opportunities to stop and take pictures along the way.
Find a charming restaurant in one of the towns along the route, such as N’Kob or Tazzarine, to enjoy a delicious Moroccan lunch. These towns offer a peaceful atmosphere and an authentic taste of local cuisine. After lunch, proceed to Ouarzazate via the charming Daraa Valley. Arrive at your accommodation in Ouarzazate in the evening.
Day 5: ouarzazate - Atlass Mountains - Marrakech: [190 km]
Immediately After breakfast, we will head off for Marrakech, passing through the spectacular and impressive High Atlas mountains we will then drop you off at your riad/hotel in Marrakech where our “5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert’’ comes to the end.
inclusive and exclusive of the tour
During the booking of the 5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga with Desert Morocco Tours.
We would like to inform you that we offer only luxury Desert Camps that include private tents with en-suite, and for the riads you have the option to select your accommodations that best suit your tastes & budget.
Here are some options to help you decide:
N.B: You have the possibility to mix your accommodations as desired. For instance, you could stay at RIAD GABSI DADES on the first night, JANNAT LUXURY CAMP on the second night, RIAD DAR HASSAN on the third night and DAR CHAMAA on the last night
5 days tour from Marrakech to merzouga price:
The rate of the private 5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert depends of the number of travelers in your group, and the category of your accommodation you would like to stay in.
Feel free to contact us to get the price of your group.
who we are ?
DESERT MOROCCO TOURS is a small local Berber family business, an independent and professional Morocco tours company that is 100% run and managed by local Berber People with an extensive amount of knowledge of this charming and unique African country offering the most adventurous Sahara Desert Tours and Days Trips all over the authentic kingdom.
why book with us ?
We provide Morocco Sahara Desert activities and adventure tours programmed by locals and guided by native, experienced, and friendly guides including Merzouga Camel Trekking and overnight stay at Berber Camp or go for several days to feel the magic of the Sahara Desert and have a lifetime experience that will last forever.