5 Days Tour From Marrakech To Merzouga

5 Days Tour From Marrakech To Merzouga

Tour Overview:

Embark on a memorable 5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, starting from Marrakech. cross the scenic Atlas Mountains, visit the UNESCO-listed Ait ben Haddou Kasbah, and explore the Atlas studios in Ouarzazate. Experience the Sahara with a camel ride and a night in a luxury camp. Discover the different landscapes and cultural heritage of the Merzouga region, including the Todra Gorges and Dades Valley. Conclude the adventure with a visit to the Valley of the Roses in Kalaa Magouna before returning to Marrakech.

Authentic 5 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

  • Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
  • Departure Time: 8/9 am
  • Departure Location: Marrakech
  • Ending Location: Marrakech
  • Tour Availability: Everyday
  • Tour Type: Private

Highlights Of 5 Days Tour From Marrakech To Merzouga

Here are the highlights of the 5 days Marrakech to Merzouga Tour:

  • Atlas Mountains and Tizi-N-Tichka Pass: A scenic drive through breathtaking mountain landscapes.
  • Ait ben Haddou Kasbah: Exploring the iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for its appearances in major films.
  • Ouarzazate – “Gateway to the Desert”: Visiting Atlas studios and experiencing the blend of desert and cinema history.
  • Camel Trek in the Sahara: A memorable camel ride across the Erg Chebbi dunes, culminating in a sunset viewing.
  • Luxury Desert Camp: An overnight stay in a unique camp that combines traditional nomadic tents with modern amenities.
  • Exploration of Merzouga Region.
  • Todra Gorges and Dades Valley: Discovering spectacular canyons and unique geological formations.
  • Valley of the Roses in Kalaa Magouna: Exploring the fragrant and picturesque rose valley.

Marrakech Desert Tour 5 Days Program Itinerary

Day 1: Marrakech –Telouat Kasbah – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah – Ouarzazate (7 H Drive)

The 5 Days Tour From Marrakech To Merzouga Days starts with a morning pick-up from Marrakech’s airport or your accommodation in Marrakech. Traverse the fascinating Tizi-N-Tichka pass in the Atlas Mountains. Stop to enjoy the panoramic view of the breathtaking landscape.

Then proceed to the famous Kasbah of Ait ben Haddou, a fortified village classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In addition, Kasbah has been in many movies, including Gladiator, Alexander, and The Mummy … Then we head to “Desert Gate” Ouarzazate. Dinner and overnight stay at a local hotel.

Driving distance: 203 km

Day 2: Ouarzazate – Agdz – Draa Valley – Merzouga Desert (5 H Drive)

After breakfast, we explore the city of Ouarzazate. starting with the Atlas Studios and the Taourirt Kasbah: an ancient fortified clay castle. Then we will head to Agdz and find ourselves in the Draa Valley, Morocco’s longest river. where we admire palm groves, kasbahs, and Berber villages. Lunch is at leisure in Nkob or Alnif.

After lunch, we continue towards Merzouga Sahara via Rissani. Upon reaching Erg Chebbi’s dunes, you will be set off by camels to cross the Sahara. Stopping at a high dune to see the magical sunset. Then head to the camp, which is a combination of traditional nomadic tents and the luxury of a hotel. At the campsite, complete with Berber drum music, dancing, and stargazing. Overnight stay at the camp with dinner.

Driving distance: 370 km

Day 3: Merzouga Desert (1 H Drive)

Getting up early is a must to see the beautiful sunrise in the middle of the desert. After a camel trek back to Merzouga, we spend the day exploring the region’s dunes. The area has so many great places, from dunes, mines, and fossil areas to beautiful oases. These are ideal places for many outdoor activities.

First, we start our journey to Merzouga and we go to an old eyeline terminal. Then we visit the nomads in their hand-woven tent and learn how they live with Berber tea. Our next destination is the village of Khamlia, where you can enjoy Gnaoua music and dance shows. The inhabitants come from countries south of the Sahara, such as Mali, Niger, and Sudan. Free time for lunch in a restaurant and then we go to the palm forest. Night at the hotel.

Driving distance: 40 km

Day 4: Merzouga Desert – Erfoud  – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley (4 H Drive)

After breakfast, we left the desert to visit the city of Rissani, the ancient capital of the Tafilalet. Rissani is still an important shopping mall in the region with a great lively souk on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.

After a visit to Rissani Souk, we continue to Erfoud, where we visit one of the fossilized marble workshops. Then we cross the palm groves in Touroug and Tinjdad to reach the Todra gorges. The course of the Todra River dug a large gorge through the mountains – creating a high red cliff. These canyons are an ideal place for mountaineers. Do not hesitate to walk through the canyons and enjoy the beauty of the landscape. Enjoy lunch at your leisure before continuing to the Dades Valley via Boumalne Dades, stopping at the “monkey fingers” rock formation. And at the top of a mountain overlooking the Dades Valley. Finally dinner and an overnight at the hotel.

Driving distance: 275 km

Day 5: Dades Valley – Amridil Kasbah – High Atlas Mountains – Marrakech (6 H Drive)

On the final day of your visit to the Moroccan desert, we will travel to Kalaat Magouna to explore the Valley of the Roses. famous for its annual rose festival and products ranging from perfumes to cosmetics. Then we pass various kasbahs, including Amridil Kasbah, surrounded by palm trees in Skoura. Lunch is at leisure in Ouarzazate, followed by a drive back to Marrakech via the Tizi-N-Tichka Pass and High Atlas Mountains. Finally, The journey ends with a drop-off at your Marrakech accommodation or the airport.

Driving distance: 350 km

Important Note: 

The tour itinerary of our private 5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga can be modified and designed according to your requirements and needs, please Contact Us for more details. We provide standard, upgraded, and luxury accommodations, enabling a budget for all travelers and their custom requests.

5 Days Tour From Marrakech To Merzouga Info:

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The Cost Of The 5 Days Tour From Marrakech To Merzouga

The cost of a 5-day Marrakech desert tour typically ranges from $250 to $600 per person for a standard shared package, which usually includes accommodations, meals, transportation, and activities like camel treks. For a more luxurious or private experience, prices can escalate to between $600 and $1200 per person, offering enhanced amenities, exclusive activities, and personalized services. These rates can vary based on the season, with peak travel times potentially commanding higher prices.

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Additional Info About 5 Days Tour From Marrakech To Merzouga

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    Private tours are organized in luxury vehicles with your private driver.
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    Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
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    The pickup time for your tour can be flexible.
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    Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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    Vegetarian options are available, please let us know at time of booking if required.
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    Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase).
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    It can be cold at night and in the winter so please bring appropriate clothing
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    This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate.
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    Quad bike & Buggies in the dunes can be included as an extra.

FAQ Of The Marrakech Desert Tour 5 Days

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To confirm the 5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga or activity, we require a small deposit to be paid over PayPal to our account, the balance is due in cash at the pick-up, to be paid to your driver in Dollars or equivalent in Euros or dirhams.

Normally we ask for the balance payments in cash because PayPal also has many transaction fees and operational delays since it’s an international institution. We can in some cases accept the full payment via PayPal however a 5% fee will be applied to cover the extra transaction charges. In case you are considering this method, it is best to arrange the payment before the tour.

Opting for a Private 5-day Marrakech desert tour offers unparalleled personalization and flexibility, allowing travelers to tailor their itinerary to their specific interests and pace. This option provides an intimate experience of Morocco’s stunning landscapes and rich culture, with the added benefits of exclusive accommodations and dedicated guidance. Private tours also ensure a more comfortable and in-depth exploration, making every moment of your desert adventure uniquely memorable and perfectly suited to your preferences.

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