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5 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

5 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

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5 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga


This 5 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga dunes offers a captivating exploration of Morocco stunning landscapes, rich culture, and history. Go from the vibrant city of Marrakech, immerse yourself in the charm of its ancient royal palaces and monuments. Journey through the majestic High Atlas Mountains, where the iconic Kasbah of Ait Ben Hadou, a UNESCO heritage site, awaits your exploration. Traverse the enchanting Dades Valley, Tinghir, and the Todra Valley, reveling in the beauty of rocky formations, Amazigh villages, and more. Your adventure culminates in Merzouga, where camelback exploration of the desert and a night under the starlit sky create unforgettable memories. The final day includes a return to Ouarzazate, an exploration of the Valley of Roses, and a scenic route through Ait ben Haddou, Tizi Ntichka, ultimately concluding your remarkable trip in Marrakech.



Not Included

Additional information:

  1. We offer both standard and luxury accommodations. Please let us know what your preferences are and we will send you the available options.
  2. All Sahara tours include a camel ride to the sunset in the Sahara Desert & delicious dinners at a beautiful campsite along with the bonfire and Berber music.
  3. In addition to the first-class service, we have free wifi, water, pillows, and a wide variety of music in our vehicles for your amazing journey.
  4. Please contact us for the desired tour, pricing, and more information: [email protected]

Tour Plan:

Day 1: Marrakech » Ait Ben Haddou » Taourirt Kasbah » Ouarzazate [193 km]

Morning pick up from your Marrakech hotel or the airport, and the journey begins! Crossing the High Atlas (Tizi N’Tichka) with scenic viewpoints, optionally visiting the argan oil cooperative to learn about the production process. Passing through the fertile Zat Valley, known for cultivating various crops. Explore the Ait Ben Haddou ksar, a UNESCO site featured in films like Gladiator and Game of Thrones. After lunch, continue to Ouarzazate, the gateway to the Great Desert, home to the significant Atlas Studios. Explore the Taourirt Kasbah, former residence of the Pasha of Marrakech. Arrive in Ouarzazate for dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

Day 2: Ouarzazate » Draa Valley » Merzouga Desert » [367 km]

Immerse into the Draa Valley, one of Morocco most beautiful routes, featuring a green valley with date palm trees. Explore the adobe fortifications along the Draa River, witness the breathtaking landscapes, and visit the small agricultural village of Agdz. In the afternoon, cross the rocky desert (Hammada) to reach Rissani, exploring the town’s authentic souk. By days end, arrive in Merzouga, taking camels to the Erg Chebbi desert camp for an enchanting night under the stars. Dinner accompanied by Berber music and drums, sleeping in traditional tents.

Day 3: Merzouga Sightseeing [60 km]

Wake up early to watch the sunrise in the desert. Around 9 AM, return by camel to the hotel for shower and breakfast. Set out for the Great Dune of Morocco, following the Paris-Dakar route. Visit the Tissardmine oasis, authentic nomadic tents, and stop in Khamlia, a village with a small Gnawa music concert. After lunch, enjoy free time to climb the dunes and witness a captivating sunset. Accommodation and dinner at the hotel.

Day 4: Merzouga Desert » Rissani Market » Todra Gorges » Dades Valley [267 km]

After breakfast, head to the Todra Gorges, a canyon with crystal-clear rivers, surrounded by palm groves and Berber villages. Pass through Boumalne Dades, known for its markets, and continue to the Dades Valley, famous for its greenery, red mountains, and numerous kasbahs. Explore the “Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs,” and stay overnight in a hotel with dinner.

Day 5: Dades Valley » Rose Valley » Skoura Palmeraie » Marrakech [331 km]

Travel through the Rose Valley, stopping in Kelaa M’Gouna, famous for roses and the Rose Festival in May. Pass through the Skoura Oasis with palm trees and the Amridil Kasbah. Continue through the High Atlas, crossing the Tizi N’Tichka pass with panoramic views. Visit the argan oil cooperative again. Lunch in the fertile Zat Valley, a Berber paradise. Arrival in Marrakech, transfer to your hotel/riad, and the end of our services.

Tour Map:

Good To Know:

The 5 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga is fully customizable to suit your preferences. It doesn’t have to strictly follow the outlined path, instead, it can be tailored based on your imagination and desires. We welcome your suggestions to create a personalized itinerary that meets your expectations. If you’re new to Morocco or need assistance in decision making, feel free to contact us. We’re here to listen, provide guidance, and ensure your desert adventure is uniquely crafted for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance from Marrakech to the Merzouga desert is approximately 564 km, taking around 8 hours for a one way journey.

Our 5 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga exclusively offers a private option.

The 5 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga begins and concludes at your Marrakech hotel/riad.

The camel ride takes approximately one hour to reach the camp.

The tents are always private. The distinction lies in the standard camp where the bathroom is communal, while the luxury camp features private tents with ensuite bathrooms.

Certainly! For those who prefer not to ride camels, a 4×4 car is available for transfer to and from the camp at no extra charge. Please inform us of your preference at the time of your booking.

Yes, the luxury desert camp is equipped with electricity sourced from solar panels, ensuring a sustainable and comfortable environment.

Marrakech is renowned for its lively Jemaa el-Fnaa square, bustling souks, and iconic Koutoubia Mosque. The city’s charm extends to the tranquil Majorelle Garden, historic Bahia Palace, and Saadian Tombs. Traditional riads offer an authentic stay, while the aromatic spice markets and exquisite cuisine delight visitors. Additionally, Marrakech serves as a gateway to the breathtaking Atlas Mountains for outdoor exploration.

Here’s a comprehensive list of items to pack for your 5 days Morocco desert tour from Marrakech:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Scarf or Hat
  • Long jeans (comfortable for camel trek)
  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • Rugged sandals or shoes
  • Flip flops
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Portable charger
  • Small backpack for essentials
  • Wallet to secure valuables like phone and cards


Excellent experience in Morocco During the last months, I’ve been visiting Morocco quite often with groups. The experience, organisation, structures, activities as well as the support provided before, during and after the trip let us have an amazing experience. Drivers are always so skilled, professional and kind: worth-mentioning is especially Mustafa, with whom I travelled twice. Hope to see you soon again!
Sergio B
Sergio B
SIN DUDA UN VIAJE INOLVIDABLE Gracias a Hassan hemos podido ver todo lo que teníamos pendiente por ver. Nos ha organizado el viaje totalmente y nos ha explicado todos y cada uno de los paisajes y monumentos que íbamos recorriendo. En nuestro caso que somos españoles hemos podido comunicarnos perfectamente en español con él. Es una gran persona y estamos seguro de que cuando volvamos a Marruecos repetiremos con él. Ha hecho unas vacaciones inolvidables
Great experience! After a lot of research, we contacted Hassan for a 5-day desert trip with Best Morocco Travel and he was on time to respond to all our requests. From Marrakesh to the Sahara desert, the experience was impeccable. The well-planned itinerary, comfortable accommodation, and transportation provided by his agency deserves 5 stars. Our guide Hassan’s experience, knowledge and friendly behavior made it a perfect and unforgettable trip. I highly recommend traveling to Morocco for an amazing trip with Best Morocco Travel company.
Susanne N
Susanne N
Marokko 🇲🇦 2023 We booked a trip to Morocco for 10 days with Best Morocco Travels agency it was really unforgettable and Hassan was always responding on time and providing nice services. Mustafa our driver was exceptional. He expertly guided us through Casablanca, Rabat, Chefchaouen, Fes, Marrakech, the Sahara, and Berber villages and invited us to lunch with his family it was the best trip we have ever been on in our life. The itinerary was well organized, and the accommodation and local cuisine were top-notch. Moustapha local insights enriched our experience. Best Morocco Travel agency and Moustapha exceeded my expectations, making this trip a highlight of our trip. If you are planning to visit Morocco, we highly recommend their services, Thank you for the great experiences we will come back again. Susan and friends
Inesquecível!! Éramos seis amigas na nossa inesquecível viagem ao Marrocos, e nosso guia/motorista Hassan foi muito atencioso e prestativo, sempre pontual e pronto para atender às nossas solicitações. Excelente motorista, nos sentimos seguras durante toda a viagem. Van confortável e com wi-fi. Recomendo muito os seus serviços. O ponto alto da viagem foi nossa ida ao deserto e pernoite no acampamento. Experiência única e imperdível!
Sam M
Sam M
An Outstanding Cultural Tour I just completed a multiday tour with Hassan from Best Morocco Travel as my guide. Safely driving his comfortable vehicle while playing wonderful Moroccan music on his sound system, Hassan took me to many memorable destinations. He knows his country. He’s a bright young man with plenty of energy. His English language skills are impressive. If you’re fortunate to have Hassan as your guide, he will take great care of you. Hassan is THE guide to have when visiting Morocco. I recommend him without hesitation.
100% RECOMENDABLE. EXCELENTE Y PROFESIONAL. Hassan es súper profesional, puntual, confiable y atento. Hizo lo posible para que tuviésemos la mejor estadía en Marruecos. Hicimos un tour de 9 días excelente, fluido, muy bien organizado por Hassan y precioso. Además Hassan conduce de maravilla!!! El coche fue un 4 por 4 impecable y cómodo. Nuestros pedidos especiales, como salir a hacer trekking en la montaña, y cambio de itinerario durante el viaje fueron resueltos en forma expedida. Sin costo adicional, lo cual valoramos mucho. Muy flexible. Nos sentimos totalmente satisfechos y agradecidos. Recomendamos BEST MARROCCO TRAVEL 100%. MUCHÍSIMAS GRACIAS HASSAN!!!
Best 9 days trip in Morocco We had been in contact with Hassan from USA looking for trip in Morocco, Best Morocco Travel, was always very helpful and quick to answer our questions. The tour was the best introduction to Morocco and was very interesting, Mohamed, our private tour guide taught us much about the country and was answer all our questions. He was very enthusiastic and made the long trip fun and interesting. The accommodation was in the riads, and two desert glamping tents with ensuites. All dinners and breakfasts were provided and many of the meals were exceptional! Being at the edge of the Sahara was amazing. The dunes, and quad bike the camels and the experience was amazing! Best Morocco Travel has many smaller tours as well. We Booked the trip in this company because hassan answered quickly and help us to choose the tour. mohamed and their team looked after us very well. Thank you for a magic time in Morocco. We highly recommend this company at bestmoroccotravel.com And it would be more fun if you had Mohammed as your tour guide, we will come back again, thank you again.
Rosiele d
Rosiele d
Foi maravilhoso 🤩 Agência de extrema confiança, excelente atendimento! Procurei a agência porque me indicaram. Sou brasileira e optei por uma viagem internacional,vivi experiências incríveis.
Hannah & Vee
Hannah & Vee
Excellent service Excellent service! Hassan is extremely friendly, punctual and knowledgeable. He made sure we were well looked after wherever we went. Highly recommend this very comfortable, safe and efficient service. Would happily use again!