5 Days from Ouarzazate to Marrakech via Merzouga desert
5 Days from Ouarzazate to Marrakech via Merzouga desert
Shared & Private 5 Days tour from Ouarzazate to Marrakech Desert Tours
5 Days from Ouarzazate to Marrakech desert tour via Merzouga; from Ouarzazate to Marrakech is one of our desert tours that give you the chance to discover the south of Morocco. In these 5 days, we will explore the ancient Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou in Ouarzazate. Visit Kasbah of Ameridil in Skoura and Travel along the road of thousand Kasbahs. Stopping in the wonderful panoramic of the Four Valleys: Rose Valley, Dades Valley, Ziz Valley, and Draa Valley. Enjoy a great time in amazing places such as the Dades Gorges, Todra Gorges, and Sahara desert. A crossing the Anti-Atlas and the High Atlas Mountains via Tizi N’tichka pass (2260m). End the Tour in Marrakech.
5 Days from Ouarzazate to Marrakech via Merzouga desert
+ Duration: 5 Days & 4 nights
+ Departure: 08:00 am
+ Starting location: Ouarzazate
+ Ending Location: Marrakech
5 Days from Ouarzazate to Marrakech via Merzouga desert
+ Visit Kasbah Amridil
+ drive through roses Valley to Dades Gorge
+ Visit the Todra Gorges and drive via the palms grove Tinghir to Merzouga desert
+ Ride a camel in Merzouga while assisting to a dramatic sunset
+ Sleep under the stars in Erg Chebbi Desert camp
+ drive through the Draa Valley and Nkob, Agdez Back to Ouarzazate
+ visit the Unesco world heritage of Ait ben Haddou and Atlas Studios then the Atlas Mountains to Marrakech
What’s the best time to travel to Morocco?
actually, Morocco is perfect for travel all year. the best time to visit the Sahara desert is The spring season that runs from March to May it is the best time to visit the desert of Morocco so that this period is characterized by moderate and beautiful weather, and Morocco knows calm rains and warm weather and is comfortable for tourism and enjoy its beauty, in this period you can visit all the cities of Morocco from the north To the south, especially in the month of May, which gives you the freedom to choose the region you want to spend the holiday. in the summer the weather is very hot in the Desert of Morocco, so you will want warm weather here on the Atlantic coast.
What Gifts and Memories can you return from morocco?
As soon as you start walking in Morocco, you will think about which souvenir to buy for yourself or for the people you love. The worry, believe it, you will be spoiled for choice. Here are some tips to help you.
Handcrafted terracotta pottery
Wherever you go in the country, there will be shops selling handcrafted pottery items. Moroccans still use it today: they prepare their food in tagines, on terracotta braziers, and think that a real Moroccan couscous can only be served in a clay dish. You will find ashtrays, tagines-salad bowls-salt shakers, etc. There will be all sizes but the smallest are the most practical and often more affordable, The best pottery in the country comes from the city of Safi.
Clothes, hairstyles, and slippers.
Moroccan clothes are original and distinguished, Sellers usually wear them, You will be offered djellabas-Trousers-tunics of different cuts and fabrics, embroidered or without patterns. You’ll notice that the style differs from region to region. The gandouras would be a better option: there are for men and women, take the color that speaks to you, it is elegant, comfortable, and light. Don’t forget to take the slippers that go with it, you can always use them as slippers at home. Typical Moroccan slippers are made entirely of leather, so avoid those with plastic soles.
what is the currency of Morocco?
The official currency in circulation, which is used in the Kingdom of Morocco, is the currency of the Moroccan dirham, and it can be abbreviated as (MAD), and it is also the currency that is circulated in the Western Sahara region, and one dirham is made of one hundred divisions of the denomination of sub-denomination of sub The responsibility for the issuance and circulation of the currency in Morocco with its different classes and varieties (paper and metal) by the Moroccan Central Bank, and given the Moroccan currency price against the dollar, the US dollar is equivalent to the value of 9.6560 of the dirham for one dirham, according to the exchange rate for the dirham Two thousand and nineteen.
are the lunches included in Our private Tour?
the lunches don’t include in all our tours, There will be plenty of cafes on the way to the Sahara desert where to stop for lunch. Please feel free to choose on your own, or follow your driver’s recommendation if you wish.
Is it safe to travel to Morocco?
yes, Morocco is one of the safest countries in the world, you won’t afraid about anything Morocco will make you happy.
what kind of clothes are in Morocco?
Moroccan traditional dress is the group of traditional and popular garments that Moroccans have preserved and still preserved for centuries, as it is evident that they cling to various traditional garments, especially in weddings and religious occasions, whether old or young, male or female. There is no doubt that the traditional costume is an integral part of the heritage, and heritage is one of the essential elements for the construction of civilization, it is necessary for the development of civilization, as the traditional costume is a tool for defining nations and a symbol for their distinctiveness and uniqueness and is the best witness to the degree of their awareness and the diversity of successive civilizations.
Can I customize my trip?
yes, you can do it, Contact us and tell us where will you start and end, Our team will help you with your request.
What are popular dishes in Morocco?
The Kingdom of Morocco, like other countries in the region, is characterized by many of its popular dishes or those that were the product of pollination of some civilizations whose name has long been associated with the Kingdom’s name. In this report, we will know the most prominent of these dishes that Moroccans excelled in cooking.
Couscous … the food that is not missing from the table
Morocco is famous for its barbarian couscous food, which dates back to the time of BC. Couscous is divided into two types in the kingdom: couscous with vegetables or “seven vegetables” as Moroccans like to call it, while the second type is couscous “with raisins” or “with enough” depending on the region, and is considered Couscous is the main dish on Friday, and you can only find it on the lunch table.
“Tangia” .. Marrakech food
No one can visit the city of “Marrakech” unless it is eaten from the “Tangia” dish of the famous Jamaâ El Fna Square. This dish, which the city of “Red City” is famous for, consists of veal, ghee, olive oil, and free saffron filaments, in addition to spices. Moroccan and water.
It is the most famous traditional Moroccan dish besides couscous, which comes from the Arab Maghreb and especially Morocco, and this dish is also very common in Algeria and Tunisia, but according to many studies it is of Berber origin.
John H wrote a review ( January 2019 )
5 days Sahara desert from Ouarzazate to Marrakech
My family and I spent two weeks in December / January 2019/20 traveling with Hassan. He was an amazing driver and guide and really went above and beyond what was required. He made sure all of our needs were met and were comfortable throughout the trip.
He had a vast knowledge of so many different cities and buildings, and it was very nice to see someone being proud of their country. Their recommendations were always amazing and we never felt pressured to do anything we didn’t want to do. As this was my first time in Morocco I can honestly say this trip exceeded all expectations and could not give it a high enough rating.
We spent an unforgettable 5 days from Ouarzazate to Marrakech desert tour.
wangtimo253 wrote a review ( January 2019 )
Marrakech Tour Company
My wife and I decided to go in 5 Days Merzouga Desert From Ouarzazate to Marrakech through the desert villages with Marrakech Tour Company. Our driver was Hassan. After researching a half dozen other companies we decided to go with them as they offered a reasonable price and we are quick and professional in their response. For example, they sent me a Word document of our proposed itinerary instead of just sending it in writing in an email like other companies. Also, note that Marrakech Tour Company also seems to have another name, I think the original Morocco tours, but there is nothing to worry about. It is the same company. The company was flexible with our request: that we booked all the accommodations and only needed a driver and a car to take us. We finally realized that this option is a bit more expensive than following a route prepared by the company (since we have stayed in Riads without working with the company) but it did not bother us to be able to control our accommodation. Hassan, our driver, was a fantastic guide. I highly recommend it if you can. He was very professional the entire time and he was very respectful of times when we wanted some peace and quiet. He drove safely and stopped whenever we wanted to take a break or take a photo. Hassan also gave us some helpful tips when shopping for local souvenirs, especially if the goods were known to be poor quality or fake. He did not pressure us to stop at certain times to buy gifts, unlike other companies that were highly appreciated. He only stopped if we wanted to. The car they were using was very good too – we were assigned a brand new Ford pickup that was super roomy and comfortable. Finished, an unbeatable and highly recommended company.
General Comments on Morocco for First Time Travelers: Perhaps one thing to consider, which is in no way business-related, is the food situation. Then I realized within a few days that all the restaurants that cater to foreigners outside the big cities (all tour guides take tourists there for various reasons) have a fixed price between 90 or 100 dirhams / 9 or 10 euros. So be sure to budget for this as we figured we didn’t need such a high budget for food. As a first-time traveler to Morocco, it was interesting to see that the total cost of the trip to Morocco is higher than most of Europe. Much of it is structural and is nothing tourists can’t do, but something first-time travelers should be aware of.
Anna G wrote a review ( January 2019 )
Hassan was the main guide and the main driver for a tour where I was. He was extremely professional, friendly, well organized and helpful! He worked with our guide to create a fascinating geological itinerary in southern Morocco, and during the 5 Days From Ouarzazate To Marrakech desert tours via Merzouga, he kept us on time, well-fed and well housed. He always took into account our needs and his organizational skills allowed us to be fully involved in the geological and cultural wonders that we were experiencing. I would gladly travel with Hassan again. An expert in your field!
5-day desert tour Marrakech from Ouarzazate.
Itinerary 5 Days from Ouarzazate to Marrakech via Merzouga desert
Day 1: Ouarzazate – Kasbah Ameridil – Valley of Roses – Boumalne Dades – Dades Gorges – Tinghir City
After breakfast, we will start our 5 Days from Ouarzazate to Marrakech via Sahara desert; our driver guide will pick you up from your accommodation and takes you to the Dades Gorges and Todra Gorge, passing the oasis of Skoura where we will stop to visit Ameridil Kasbah.
Later, we will drive to Valley of Roses via the road of thousand Kasbahs. Then, continuing to the great canyon of Dades Gorges and Valley of Dades where we will stop to enjoy the amazing views and have free time for lunch. In the evening we will end our first day in Tinghir city, dinner, and accommodation in a Hotel / or Riad.
Day 2: Todra Gorges – Tinjdad – Erfoud – Rissani – Erg-Chebbi Sand Dunes of Merzouga
After a traditional Moroccan breakfast, we will start a desert tour & four Valleys, from Tinghir to Merzouga. In Tinghir we’ll visit Todra Gorge with its orange towering cliffs, the canyons of Todra Gorge are almost 1,000 feet deep, and also it’s a preferred place for the climbers. Then, enjoy the green views full of palms and almonds trees of Todra Valley.
Later we continue our road to the Sahara desert via the Ziz Valley, the oasis of the Tafilalet region situated in Errachidia Town, and many Berber towns such as Tinjdad, Errachidia, Aoufous, and Erfoud. You will have time for lunch on our way. In the afternoon we will arrive at the magical sand dunes of Merzouga where we will have dinner and overnight in a Hotel / or Riad.
Day 3: Desert Tour – Merzouga Lake – Khamliya – Nomad Family – Camel trekking & Overnight in desert camp.
After breakfast, we will start our journey around Erg-Chebbi sand dunes. We will explore many interesting places in the area such as Merzouga Lake (not always full of water) to see the kinds of birds (ducks & flamingos) that coming to live in this lake especially in springtime. We will visit Khamlia village where you will listen to African music (Gnawa) played by people originally from black Africa then we will continue our off-road desert tour to the black desert behind Erg-Chebbi sand dunes. We will visit an abandoned village where the working mineral fossils, then drive to visit a nomadic Berber family to see the way of life.
We’ll back to Khamlia to have a delicious lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon you will start Camel Trekking Adventure, across the beautiful unique orange colored sand dunes to the desert camp. Spend the great moments in an amazing place where you can feed your soul and enjoy the wonderful sunset from the middle of dunes. Dinner & overnight will be in camp, music played and you can frolic on the sand dunes under zillions of stars.
Day 4: Merzouga – Rissani City – Alnif – N’kob – Tazarine – Agdez – Ouarzazate.
Today, wake up early and climb the sand dunes to enjoy the beautiful sunrise. After breakfast & shower, you will ride a camel back to Merzouga town. We drive from Merzouga to Ouarzazate through Rissani (Tafilalt), where will walk around the famous, traditional and biggest Market of the area exploring the local-made goods and art crafts. It’s better to visit Rissani on one of the following days: Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. On these three days is the souk, so it’s good days for the people of the desert area that want to do shopping. Continue the journey via Alinf, Tazarine, and N’kob where we will stop for lunch.
In the afternoon, we will drive along the beautiful Draa Valley, lined with old Kasbahs, Berber villages, and palm groves. Our tour continues to Ouarzazate through Agdez town and crossing the Anti-Atlas Mountains (1660m). In the evening we’ll arrive in Ouarzazate, Dinner, and overnight will be in a Hotel / or Raid
Day 5: Ouarzazate – Atlas Studios – Ait Benhaddou Kasbah – Ounila Valley – Telouet Kasbah – High Atlas – Marrakech.
On the last day of our 5 Days from Ouarzazate to Marrakech via Sahara desert, after breakfast, we will visit a world-renowned cinema studio (Atlas studios) in Ouarzazate. Our trip continues to the ancient Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou. This fortified walled city was built right on the caravan path between Marrakech and the Sahara and was once a thriving trading post during the 17th century. Inside the high mud walls are 6 Kasbahs and a small number of homes. Ait Benhaddou has appeared in several movies, including Gladiator & Lawrence of Arabia. Later we will drive to Marrakech city along the stunning Ounila valley passing via Berber villages to reach Telouet village where we can visit Telouet Kasbah built in the 18th and 19th centuries for the powerful el Glaoui family; Telouet Kasbah is a rare sight to behold. Adorned in colorful mosaics and red stucco, the Kasbah had a strategic location on the caravan trail.
Take a Break there to have lunch in a local restaurant. Then, drive through the Atlas Passes, on the road we will make stops to enjoy the stunning views of the Atlas Mountains and Tizi N’tichka pass (2260m). In the afternoon we will arrive in Marrakech (the red city); drop you off at your accommodation and end of our services.
What's included: in 5 Days tour from Ouarzazate to Marrakech Desert Tours
+ Pick up & drop off in your accommodation.
+ Comfortable with air-conditioned vehicle + Fuel.
+ Driver guide during the tour.
+ Accommodation for four nights.
+ Four breakfasts and dinners (vegetarians are welcome).
+ Visit Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah.
+ Camel ride and night in desert camp.
+ Bottle water and scarf each one for your camel trip.
What's not included: in 5 Days tour from Ouarzazate to Marrakech Desert Tours
– The fees to Enter Monuments