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The 5 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga and Erg Chebbi Dunes present for travelers an Opportunity to see it all You will get to visit more cities and villages and spend more time in each location. Not only that, but this 5 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech; has the most detours most notable of which is the chance to visit the nomads that inhabit the caves near Todra Gorges for a close-up look at the native lives of these people.

As with all our Marrakech Desert Tours transportation is with air-conditioned 4x4s or minivans (according to group size) and pick up is straight from your hotel or riad. Our first days will cover the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou where we visit the famous 300 room Kasbah! As well as Kasbah Taourirt in Ouarzazate before retiring to the hotel.

Next day will cover the naturally sculptured rock formations of Dades Gorges and the beautiful canyons of Todra Gorges. We continue to explore Todra gorges on day three, this time by visiting its river and the lush palm plantations on the river bay for an amazing scenic view before heading out to a hotel in Merzouga. In Merzouga, we will ride camels into the sandy dunes of Erg Chebbi. After setting camp we will enjoy an animated dinner with the nomads before we spend the night in our tents.

The following day we begin our journey back to Ouarzazate but not before stopping in the city of Agdez for a visit to Kasbah of Tamnaugalt situated on the palm groves of Daraa Valley, and after spending day 5 in Ouarzazate we finally drive back to Marrakech.

The 5 Days Desert Tour Marrakech to Erg Chebbi Dunes in Merzouga is highly rewarding for those who have the time since it covers a wide variety of areas and monuments. It is also the least demanding, suited for people who do not enjoy long hours on the road or families with kids.

The Highlights :

Join us on a 5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, where you can explore the Sahara desert. Enjoy camel rides, spend your nights under the starry sky, and take in the breathtaking views of the sand dunes. Immerse yourself in southern Morocco’s unique culture and traditions as you venture deep into the desert on this 5 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga. Discover the stunning landscapes and learn about the way of life in the Sahara desert.

  • Driving over the High Atlas Mountains and through the fantastic Tizi-N-Tichka pass
  • Getting to see many wonderful traditional Berber villages
  • Exploring the World Heritage Site Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou
  • Visiting the most prominent film studio in Africa and a historical Kasbah in Ouarzazate
  • Spending a night in a gorgeous riad in the Dades Valley
  • Marching under the narrow canyon of Todra in Tinghir
  • Traversing the Erg Chebbi dunes by camels
  • Watching the peaceful sunsets & sunrises of the Merzouga desert
  • Gazing at the stars in the desert
  • Sleeping in your private, comfortable luxurious desert camp tent in the heart of the Sahara
  • Driving off-road to visit a Nomadic family
  • Discovering a traditional Moroccan souk (Traditional Market)

Itinerary of 5-days from Marrakech to Merzouga

Opt for our private 5-day Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour to unlock the beauty of southern Morocco. From exploring historic Kasbahs to experiencing camel rides in the desert, you will have the opportunity to savor it all. Spend an entire day exploring the Merzouga desert, including a visit to a nomadic family. The best part is that this itinerary minimizes the time spent driving, allowing you to focus on experiencing the wonders of the Sahara desert.– you also can contact us, and we’ll craft a personalized desert excursion that suits your preferences, if you have changes to the tour you want to make. Embrace Morocco’s mesmerizing landscapes and embark on an enchanting adventure.

Day 1 : Marrakech – High Atlas Mountains – Ait Ben Haddou – Dades Valley

Begin your 5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga with a hassle-free pickup from your accommodation. As we leave Marrakech behind, we will traverse the awe-inspiring High Atlas mountains via the scenic Tizi-N-Tichka Pass. During the drive, your knowledgeable guide and driver will make stops at picturesque locations, and you are welcome to request stops at your convenience.

After relishing a delicious lunch in Ait Ben Haddou or Ouarzazate, our expedition will lead us towards the Dades Gorge, passing through the captivating Skoura and the enchanting Rose Valley. In Skoura’s lush oasis, you will have the option to explore the impressive Amridil Kasbah, a remarkable fortified village. For those traveling in the spring, we can make a special stop to witness the valley adorned with a captivating display of roses in full bloom.

Upon reaching the Dades Gorge, prepare to be captivated by the fantastic rock formations, often referred to as “monkey fingers,” while also savoring a panoramic view of the stunning Gorge. Finally, we will make our way to your hotel for an evening of relaxation, dinner, and a well-deserved overnight stay.

Day 2 : Dades Valley – Todra Gorge – Merzouga

Commence your second day with a delightful breakfast at your hotel in the Dades Valley. We will then set off for Tinghir, where you will have the opportunity to marvel at a stunning oasis and historical kasbahs, which once housed Berber and Moroccan Jewish communities side by side. You will also have the chance to walk beneath the towering 300-meter cliffs of the Todra Gorge before proceeding to the Sahara desert.

We will pause for a satisfying lunch en route, and upon arrival, your camel guide and our camels will be ready to lead you across the golden sand dunes of Erg Chebbi to your desert camp. On the way, you will stop on top of a high dune, soaking in a magnificent sunset and partaking in sandboarding activities. As night falls, our camp staff will serve a tasty dinner and entertain you with mesmerizing Berber drum performances around a campfire beneath a starry night sky, a music that is called Gnawa.

Day 3 : Explorative day of the desert  & Visit nomad families

In today’s morning, waking up has never been the same right in the middle of the Sahara, its worth it to wake up and enjoy the spectacular views of the sunrise over the sand dunes, before you take your breakfast and freshen up, then we will pick you up by a 4×4 vehicle and start our explorative day of the Sahara Desert.

So leave for an off-road discovery excursion of the surrounding villages such as Hassi Labied, Khamlia village where a lot of dark-skinned musicians known for their love of the Gnawa music that came originally from Sub-Saharan countries. Then drive to the area where the nomads are settling in. They will happily host you in one of their tents for tea. It is an excellent opportunity to know how they live in a harsh environment away from civilization. Visit a hidden abandoned village in the middle of nowhere! The town is home to the Galena mines. You will get to see them too.

In the afternoon, you can relax in your accommodation, alternatively, you can visit the dunes and watch the sunset one more time, and why not an hour of ATV Quad biking in the dunes to end up your day (Not included in the tour price). The night is spent at the hotel/camp.

Day 4 : Merzouga – Rissani – Agdez – Ouarzazate

An early morning today is rewarded with another peaceful sunrise from the terrace of your hotel/camp. Then, we start our journey. First, we will stop in the old city of Rissani, where we will visit a traditional souk. Then, head to Ouarzazate via the fascinating Draa Valley and stop in Agdez to see some valley landscapes. Arrive at your riad/hotel in Ouarzazate in the afternoon.

Day 5 : Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah – Telouet Kasbah – Marrakech

Our final morning starts with a tasty breakfast in your riad/hotel. Ouarzazate is known as the gateway to the Sahara desert and the Hollywood of Africa. The city is home to the historical Kasbah of Taourirt and the Atlas studio, which made it a famous film-making location.

After immersing ourselves in the enchanting sights of Ouarzazate, our journey proceeds to the captivating Ait Ben Haddou. Here, we are granted the opportunity to explore the ancient Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a site of significant historical value protected by UNESCO since 1987. This remarkable fortress has served as a backdrop for numerous iconic films and television series, including Gladiator, The Mummy, and Game of Thrones, which only adds to its allure.

As we conclude our exploration of the mesmerizing Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, our journey takes us onwards to the vibrant city of Marrakech, leading us through the majestic High Atlas Mountains. During the trip, we will enjoy admiring the fascinating Telouet Kasbah.

As our 5 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga ends, we will ensure your safe return by dropping you off at your accommodation in Marrakech.

Also Included in this tour:
  • Private modern transportation with A/C
  • Car Fuel
  • Pick-up and drop-off services
  • Experienced English-speaking driver/guide
  • 3 Nights in a private accommodation room in the riad/hotel (at the room type you prefer)
  • Camel ride in the desert (camel per person)
  • Overnight at a private tent in the desert camp (at the room type you prefer)
  • Sandboarding in the dunes
  • (Breakfast and Dinner) x 4
  • 4×4 for transport from and to the camp (Alternative to camels)
Excluded from this tour:
  • Beverages
  • Lunches
  • Entrance to monuments (Optional)
  • Leaving a tip (Optional)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a sleeping bag for the overnight in the Desert?

No, you don’t need a sleeping bag, at our 5 Days desert tour from Marrakech, you will stay at an equipped desert camp with all amenities.

Is there any other way to reach the camp instead of Camels?

Yes, for travelers who don’t like to go on camels, we use a 4×4 car to transfer them to and from the camp, without any extra charge as well. You just need to inform us at the time of booking.

How is the procedure to book and pay for this tour and any other tour ?

To confirm the 5 days desert tour from Marrakech, we require a small deposit to be paid over PayPal, Wise, or bank transfer to our account, the balance is payable in cash at the pick-up, to be paid to your driver in euros, or equal in dollars or dirhams.

Is it possible to pay the entire with PayPal?

Usually, we request the balance payments in cash because PayPal also has many transaction fees and operational delays since it’s a world institution. We can in some cases accept the complete payment via Paypal however a 5% fee is going to be applied to hide the additional transaction charges. just in case you’re considering this method, it’s best to rearrange the payment before the tour.

Can the itinerary be customized to suit personal preferences?

Our team is flexible and can tailor the itinerary to accommodate specific interests and preferences, ensuring a personalized and memorable experience.

What is the Cancelation Policy?

Cancellation Policy: You will receive a full refund if you cancel at least 15 days in advance before the trip commences.

Do you offer Discounts for Travel Bloggers, Influencers, Writers, Journalists and Professional Photographers ?

I Tour Morocco offers discounts of 20% and more to theses talents and professions if they are interested in collaboration.