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5 Days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

5 Days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

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5 Days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga


Our best 5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert, is one of the most enchanting Marrakech desert tours we offer. This tour is ideal for those who have plenty of time in Morocco, as it allows you to fully enjoy the enchanting landscapes between Marrakech and Merzouga.

With extended periods at each location, you will traverse the majestic High Atlas Mountains, pass through authentic Berber villages, and witness stunning valleys, lush palm groves, green valleys, and ancient kasbahs. The highlight awaits you in the Erg Chebbi desert, where a camel ride promises an unforgettable experience.

Designed to perfection, our 5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga includes visits to Bedouin Berber families, allowing you to taste mint tea and gain an insight into their traditional way of life inside their tents. For those looking for an authentic Moroccan discovery, this trip is your ultimate choice.



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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:

Tour Plan:

Day 1: Marrakech » Tizi n’Tichka » Ouarzazate » Dades Gorges [332 km]

Your 5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert begins after a delicious breakfast. At 9 AM, our local driver will pick you up from your hotel/riad in Marrakech. Get ready for an adventure to the Dades Valley, which will take you through the enchanting passes of Tizi-en-Tichka, located 2,260 meters above sea level in the High Atlas Mountains.

As we drive through the mountainous terrain, a feast for the eyes unfolds. The landscape paints itself in a variety of colors, while authentic Berber villages line the route. Our first stop is Ouarzazate, where we will visit the magnificent Kasbah of Taourirt, a true gem among the palaces in Morocco. The agenda also includes a visit to the famous Oscars film studios, providing a glimpse into Morocco cinematic heritage. We will enjoy a delicious lunch in this lively city.

Our Morocco desert trip continues through the enchanting Valley of Roses, where the sprawling Skoura palm grove beckons with its many reeds. This fertile land is home to the cultivation of the Damask rose, which is used to produce the sought-after rose water. Don’t miss the annual Rose Festival, which takes place in May. As the day begins, we arrive at the Dades Gorge, where a comfortable riad overlooking the valley awaits you for a relaxing night’s rest.

Day 2: Dades Gorges » Todra Gorges » Merzouga Desert [272 km]

After a delicious breakfast at your hotel, day 2 of our best 5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert begins. We set off towards the stunning Todra Gorge, where Berber villages dot the landscape. Our journey takes us through Tinerhir, where we will stop to admire the picturesque Todra Valley decorated with thriving palm trees. Arriving at the Todra Gorges, a popular rock climbing destination, we will indulge in a short hike through its magnificent gray and pink valleys reaching up to 300 meters.

The next stage leads us through Tengdad and Torug, where a delicious lunch awaits us. Our journey then takes us to Erfoud, marking the entrance to the desert oasis of Tafilalet. The trail continues to the magnificent Erg Chebbi dunes of Merzouga.

And here the adventure takes a magical turn. You will ride a camel on an unforgettable journey that will last about an hour and a half. While traversing the dunes, take a break to watch the magical sunset, try sandboarding if you feel like it, take amazing photos, and soak in the picturesque surroundings.

Farewell to the sun, you will arrive at the Berber campsite. A warm cup of mint tea welcomes you, followed by a hearty dinner, an inviting evening filled with the warmth of a campfire and music, and a truly memorable night’s stay in traditional Berber nomadic tents amidst the dunes of Merzouga.

Day 3: Merzouga Sightseeing [60 km]

After a delicious breakfast at your hotel, the third day of our Merzouga trip will take us to captivating sites surrounding the enchanting Erg Chebbi dunes. Our first stop is the Hassi Labid Oasis, where you will see an irrigation canal and witness traditional land cultivation practices.

Our journey continues south to the seasonal Srigi Lake (subject to water availability), offering an opportunity for quiet contemplation. The road then takes us to the village of Khamlia, where you can immerse yourself in the enchanting sounds of Gnawa music. The village is home to descendants of dark-skinned immigrants who arrived in Morocco more than a century ago, and their history as former slaves adds depth to their music.

M’ifis mines will come next. Besides its reputation as a desert tourist area, Merzouga is also famous for its mineral and fossil riches. Our Merzouga 4×4 desert tour will give us access to these unique sites. One of the most prominent events of the day was a visit to a Bedouin Berber family who still adopts a traditional way of life in the heart of the desert. Enjoy a cup of refreshing mint tea as you interact with them and learn about their desert presence.

Throughout the day, we will stop at different panoramic viewpoints, perfect for capturing stunning views with your camera. After lunch at a local restaurant, we will return to the village to give you an afternoon to explore at your own pace. The day concludes with a delicious dinner and a peaceful overnight stay in your hotel or riad in Merzouga.

Day 4: Merzouga Desert » Draa Valley » Agdez » Ouarzazate [372 km]

After a nutritious breakfast at your hotel, the next day of your adventure begins. You will meet your driver and embark on a journey to Ouarzazate, with interesting route planning. Our first stop takes us through Rissani, where you will have the chance to explore its traditional weekly market. If your visit coincides with market days (Sunday, Tuesday, or Thursday), you will get a great glimpse into the local trade and culture.

As we continue our journey, you’ll traverse an arid pre-desert landscape embellished with the acacia trees characteristic of the area. The road then leads to the Draa Valley, where we will pause to enjoy stunning views of the river that gives the valley its name. This river is distinguished by being the longest in Morocco.

Our 5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert continues towards Ouarzazate, taking you through the enchanting Atlas Mountain range. We will set aside some free time for lunch in town, allowing you to savor local flavors and relax. In the afternoon our journey resumes on our way to Ouarzazate, where we expect to arrive in the late afternoon or evening.

Your evening in Ouarzazate will be marked by a satisfying dinner and a comfortable overnight stay in your chosen hotel.

Day 5: Ouarzazate » Ait Ben Haddou » Marrakech [200 km]

After breakfast in Ouarzazate, we will head to the famous Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO-listed Kasbah famous for its cinematic history. Next, we will cross the scenic Tizi-N’Techka Pass, pausing to enjoy stunning views of the Atlas Mountain. Lunch at one of the local restaurants provides a pleasant break. Continuing our route, we will arrive in vibrant Marrakech in the afternoon, concluding your unforgettable 5 days desert tour from Marrakech. This trip weaves together diverse landscapes and cultural encounters, leaving you with cherished memories of the beauty and magic of Morocco.

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Good To Know:

The 5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert doesn’t necessarily have to strictly follow the path we laid down here. In other words, 5 days Morocco desert tour from Marrakech can be customized the way you like it. A tour itinerary is only limited by imagination. If you have any suggestions, we are happy to include them in the itinerary. 

Also, if you are not familiar with Morocco, feel free to contact us so we can help you. We are always ready to hear from you as well as help you to make your decisions. 


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 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!
Hannah Y
Hannah Y
Enjoyable trip The week in Morocco was very interesting and special. We not only enjoyed the local scenery, but also the considerate service. Hassan arranged the accommodation for us with local characteristics, and provided us with small gifts and local delicacies during the trip. All our requirements were well met by him and it was a very memorable and enjoyable trip.