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5 Days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

Overview 5 Days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

Explore on a 5-day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, where you can immerse yourself in 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. Opt for our private 5-day Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour to unlock the beauty of southern Morocco. 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. 

Highlights of 5 Days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga
  • Driving over the High Atlas Mountains and through the fantastic Tizi-N-Tichka pass
  • Exploring traditional Berber villages
  • Visiting the World Heritage Site Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou
  • Experiencing 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 peaceful sunsets & sunrises in the Merzouga desert
  • Gazing at the stars in the desert
  • Sleeping in your private, comfortable desert camp tent in the middle of nowhere
  • Exploring a Nomadic family settlement
  • Discovering a traditional Moroccan souk
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Note: This itinerary is customizable to match your preferences and duration of stay. Contact us for personalized tour options and exact pricing based on group size and accommodation preferences.

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Itinerary of 5 Days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

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

Commence your 5-day 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. Prepare to be captivated by the fantastic rock formations in the Dades Gorge before reaching your hotel for an evening of relaxation, dinner, and an overnight stay.

Day 2: Dades Valley Todra Gorge Merzouga

Start 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. You will also have the chance to walk beneath the towering cliffs of the Todra Gorge before proceeding to the Sahara desert.

We will pause for a satisfying lunch en route, and upon arrival in Merzouga, your camel guide and our camels will be ready to lead you across the golden sand dunes of Erg Chebbi to your desert camp. 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.

Day 3: Explorative Day of the Desert

3-Day Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert

An early morning today is highly recommended to watch a quiet sunrise from your camp. After breakfast, we’ll embark on an explorative day of the Sahara, including visits to a nomadic settlement, an abandoned village, and a local village called Khamlia. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before returning to your riad.

Day 4: Merzouga Rissani Agdez Ouarzazate

After breakfast, we’ll visit the old city of Rissani and explore a traditional souk. Then, we’ll head to Ouarzazate via the Draa Valley, with a stop in Agdez to admire valley landscapes. Arrive at your riad in Ouarzazate in the afternoon.

Day 5: Ouarzazate Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah Marrakech

Enjoy breakfast at your riad before exploring the historical Kasbah of Taourirt and the Atlas Studios in Ouarzazate. Then, we’ll visit the ancient Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah before heading back to Marrakech.

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FAQ's of 5 Days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

The distance from Marrakech to Merzouga is 562 km.
The ideal duration for a trip to Morocco depends on individual preferences and interests. A well-planned itinerary for 8 to 14 days allows for a comprehensive exploration of key cities, cultural sites, and natural landscapes, providing a fulfilling and diverse experience.
Cancellations made more than 30 days before the tour start date: Full refund of the deposit.
To secure your spot and ensure availability, it is recommended to book the trip as soon as possible.
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