5 Days from Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour

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Overview of 5 Days Desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

Explore the south of Morocco In this 5 Days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga and visit the rocky peaks of the High Atlas mountains with the Beautiful traditional buildings of the Berber People and the colossal dunes of the Sahara. You’ll wander medieval medinas and souks, marvel at palaces and mosques, and explore ancient kasbahs and desert towns.
through your 5 Days from Marrakech to Merzouga desert, you will enjoy the breathtaking sceneries of the south of Morocco, The Beautiful Buildings of the Berber, gorges, green valleys, and old Kasbah, Oasis, and dunes. Ride your camels while you walk on the dunes to see the beautiful sunset and get to know about Berber people and their lifestyle, in this 5 Days tour From Marrakech To Merzouga desert, you will taste and discover an unforgettable desert experience of Merzouga Erg Chebbi.

5 Days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert Info

+ Duration: 5 Days & 4 nights
+ Departure: 08:00 am
+ Starting location: Marrakech
+ Ending Location: Marrakech

5 Days from Marrakech to Merzouga Tour Highlights

+ Cross the High Atlas Mountains and its Tizi Ntichka pass
+ Visit the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Ben Hadou 
+ Drive to Dades Gorges
+ Visit  The Todgha Gorges and drive across Erfoud To Desert
+ Ride a camel in Merzouga while assisting to a dramatic sunset
+ Sleep under the stars in Erg Chebbi Sahara camp
+ drive through the Draa valley To Marrakech

Itinerary of 5 Days from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert Tour

Day 1: Marrakech - High Atlas - Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Valley of the Roses - Dades Valley

We will start Our first day of 5 Days from Marrakech to Merzouga desert Tour by crossing the Atlas Mountains, we will pass through the part of Tizi “nTichka” and we will stop to take photos and enjoy the beautiful panoramic views, we will visit the cooperative of argan oil producers to know the extraction process and its use.
We will visit the fortified city of Ait Ben Haddou and its famous Kasbah (declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO). This site is recognized because scenes from some movies such as “Gladiator”, “The Jewel of the Nile” and series such as “Game of Thrones” were filmed there. After lunch in town, we will continue our journey to Ouarzazate, considered the great gate of the desert. Later we will pass through the Valley of Roses through the great palm grove of Skoura and Boumalne. Dinner at the hotel in the Dades Valley.

Day 2: Dades Valley - Todra Gorges - Erfoud - Merzouga Desert

In the morning we will leave for Merzouga, after having breakfast at the hotel, and we will cross the Todra gorges.
We will stop for lunch and continue the trip to the desert. We will observe the impressive dunes of Merzouga where we will enjoy a welcome tea and begin to feel the hospitality of the people of the desert. When we arrive at the hotel, which is the entrance to the desert, we will leave our bags and only take what is necessary to spend the night in the desert. There we will meet the dromedaries that will take us to the camp. We will get to see the sunset and we will have a traditional dinner and typical music, we will spend the third night of Our 5 Days from Marrakech to Merzouga.

Day 3: Discovering the Merzouga region - Nomads - Khamlia - Hassi Labied Oasis

It is important to get up early to admire the marvelous sunrise in the middle of the desert. Free time for breakfast. Then it’s back to Merzouga by camel, where your driver will be waiting for you. We will spend the day exploring the Merzouga region. The area offers many incredible sites, from dunes, wild lakes, mines, and fossilized areas to fairytale oases. These are ideal places for numerous outdoor activities.

We start our journey to Merzouga with a visit to an old eyeliner mine. Then we visit the nomads in their hand-woven tents. We learn about their way of life over a glass of Berber tea. Our next destination is the village of Khamlia, where we can watch the music and dance of the Gnaouas. The inhabitants come from countries south of the Sahara such as Mali, Sudan, and Niger. Free time for lunch in a restaurant. Then take a walk through a palm grove. We then drive a few kilometers to the wild Oasis of Hassi labiad, Dinner, and overnight stay at the hotel/riad.

Day 4: Merzouga - Draa Valley - Anti Atlas - Ouarzazate

We will wake up before sunrise to see it, then we start our fourth day of 5 Days from Marrakech to Merzouga desert return to Ouarzazate and we will cross the interesting landscapes of the Draa Valley.
We will cross the Anti Atlas to get to Ouarzazate, then we will have a night at the hotel / Riad.

Day 5: Ouarzazate - High Atlas Mountains - Tizi N'tichika - Marrakech city

We will leave the hotel / Riad after taking your breakfast towards The Kasbah Taourirt and Studios that made the city of Ouarzazate very famous, after visiting the fantastic places we will drive back to Marrakech through the landscapes of the High Atlas mountains, we will have some stops including the visit of Kasbah Telouet which is one of the oldest Kasbahs in the High Atlas, after visiting this ancient kasbah we will continue our way via the Tizi N’tichka pass then stop for lunch before arriving the red city, after this local lunch and delicious one, we will continue the way back to Marrakech. the end of Our 5 Days from Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour.

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NOTE: If this 5 Days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert does not match what you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to contact us and we will prepare the trip for your needs and requirements.

5 Days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Reviews


Mary wrote a review ( April 2019 )
5 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

In many ways, the job of a proofreader is easy. We risk very little, but we enjoy a position over those who offer their work and themselves in our judgment. We thrive on negative reviews, which are fun to write and read. Then Hassan, to say that Said is the best person to help you travel through Morocco would be an understatement. If you want to stop and take photos, Said will take you to the best view. If you are hungry, he will guide you to a delicious restaurant at a good price. If he takes you and needs to use the bathroom, Said will stop in a few minutes at the nearest bathroom. If someone tries to scam you, Said will make sure they are protected. If he leaves his luggage in the car, Said will make sure he keeps it until he returns. A perfect combination of accommodating, laid-back, precise, and fun, Said will do whatever it takes to make his journey amazing, even if it means going beyond the call of duty. If you are from Morocco do it with Said.
I will return to Morocco eager to know more.


John L wrote a review ( April 2019 )
Perfect 5 Days Tour From Marrakech To Merzouga

My friends and I had the best 5 Day Marrakech to Merzouga Desert Tour with Marrakech Tour Company. Our driver, Said, was there to meet us at the ferry and on time throughout the trip; and he was also a very skilled driver. We feel very secure.
Our accommodation was very good except for one night when it had been perfect and the agreed accommodation was available. However, Hassan made up for the next night’s trip, where we were able to stay in a very beautiful, exclusive riad.
We enjoyed the side stops and the tours. The guides spoke English and were informative. I feel like we’ve seen a lot in a limited time.
Thanks to Marrakech Tour Company and Hassan, as well as our driver Said, for making our trip so memorable.


Lindsey Z wrote a review ( April 2019 )
Top 5 Days Tour Marrakech to Merzouga Desert

Our trip was very well organized and went smoothly. Our initial communications with the Marrakech Tour Company were very informative. We ended up changing our itinerary at the last minute as we had a long flight delay. The team was quick and flexible with us. We were always given a lot of options to do things on a daily basis, but we were responsible for what we wanted to do, which was enjoyable from day to day, as it is difficult to guess how tired he will be. Our visit took place in 5 days from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert. They were all very friendly and hospitable. It was a great trip helped by very helpful staff. Our guide, Hassan, was fluent in English and was also a good driver.

Places to see in Your 5 Days from Marrakech to Merzouga

The Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou

This 5 Days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga will take you to visit the Ait Benhaddou Palace, It is a collection of traditional Buildings, the jewel of the earth’s architecture in the southeast. A wonderful masterpiece that harmonizes with its natural and cultural environment. Built on a hill in the Onilah Valley, this complex of pink floors features defensive walls and walls reinforced by towers adorned with Amazigh symbols.

The building of Aït Ben Haddou’s palace dates back to the 17th century. It played an important role in the desert trade. It was also an important shopping center on the trade route that linked Sudan to Marrakech through the valley of Dara ‘a and Tizi Ntelouat.

The City Ouarzazate

In the past, Ouarzazate was the starting point for caravans across the Sahara desert, and the Thousand Kasbah Road towards Tafilalt. The area was the focus of commercial and cultural meetings between the people of the Great Atlas and sub-Saharan tribes.

The Amazigh are the first known inhabitants of this Earth. The region was also inhabited by Africans, Jews, Arabs, and Europeans, especially after the French occupation of the 1930s. The integration of different races and cultures gives Ouarzazate a special advantage in what we live with today.

Ouarzazate is known for its Hollywood Morocco. The spectacular landscape and luxury reeds have been used as the backdrop for many films, such as Lawrence of Arabia, Tea in the Desert, Gladiator, Game of Thrones, and many more.

Filmmakers choose to shoot their films here, not only because of desert landscapes, studios, canes, mansions, and qualified film technicians, but also the quality of light. Here the sun is very radiant and dazzling, encouraging the government to invest in the construction of a solar power plant. One of the largest vehicles in the world to produce clean energy. Noor solar power plant.

the Dades Valley

You will Explore the Dades Valley in 5 Days from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert which is a river in Morocco in the east of the country. It stems in the Great Atlas and then travels through the Fudge Dades south, then heads west between the Big Atlas mountain ranges and the small Atlas. Finally, it meets the Ouarzazate River to pour together into the Dara ‘a River. Fudge Dadds is easily accessible by taxi from nearby Tinghir. The scene is very beautiful with views of interesting rock formations. The valley’s fig is a lush and green riverfront area, while the surrounding area is a rocky desert. There are simple village communities, whose inhabitants still live in traditional homes. Women can also be seen washing clothes in the river, spreading their washes to dry aside on the surrounding trees.

Todgha Gorges

The Todgha gorges are a series of river or valley limestone grooves, in the eastern part of the height of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, near the city of Tanger. Both neighboring Tudga and Dades Rivers are responsible for digging these deep, cliff-sided grooves, in the last 40 kilometers (25 miles) across the mountains. The height of the valley walls can vary, but in some places, it can reach 400 meters (1312 feet).

Desert Camp and Camel riding

Life in Merzouga revolves around the nearby desert, and the most authentic way to try it is on the back of a camel. Many operators provide the opportunity to join beauty safari in dunes. Many of these tours include overnight stays in a desert camp, or in a traditional barbaric village. The first presents an unparalleled romance of a night under a sky full of stars. While the latter allows you to taste unique barbaric food, music, and culture. Trips vary greatly in cost and convenience.

5 Days from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert Tour's FAQ

What Memories and Gifts can you return from morocco?

Once you walk in Morocco, you’ll think about the souvenirs you buy for yourself or the people you love. Worry, believe us, you will suffer pain if you choose, here are some tips to help.

Pottery made by hand:

Wherever you go in the country, there will be shops selling handmade ceramic items. Moroccans still use it today: they prepare their meal in tajines, in terracotta Braseros, and think that a real Moroccan couscous can be served only in a clay dish. You will find ashtrays, tagine-salad bowls-salt shakers, etc. There will be of all sizes but the smallest are the most practical and often the cheapest, The best pottery in the country comes from the city of Safi.

Clothes, hairstyles, and slippers:

Moroccan clothes are original and distinguished, Sellers have the habit of wearing them, You will be offered djellabas-Pants-tunics of different cuts and fabrics, embroidered or without motifs. You will notice that the style differs from region to region. Gandoura would be a better choice: there are for men and women, take the color that speaks to you, it is stylish, comfortable, and light.  Do not forget to take the slippers that go with it, you can always use them as slippers at home. The typical Moroccan sneakers are made entirely of leather, so avoid those with plastic soles.

What's the best time to travel to Morocco?

In fact, Morocco is perfect for year-round travel. the best time to visit the Sahara desert is the spring season, which goes from March to May, is the best time to visit the Moroccan desert that this period is characterized by a mild and beautiful climate, and Morocco knows the calm rains and warm climate and is comfortable for tourism and enjoy its beauty, at this time you can visit all the cities of Morocco from north to south, especially in May, which gives you the freedom to choose the region you want to spend your holidays. In summer, the climate is very hot in the desert of Morocco, so you will want a warm climate here on the Atlantic coast.

Can I customize my trip?

Yes, you can customize your Itinerary in Morocco, Contact us and tell us where you will start and end, Our team will help you with your request.

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