5 Days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert

5 Days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert

5 Days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert. A true introduction to the landscapes and culture of southern Morocco


5 Days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert. These 5 days of total change of scenery will enable you to stroll through the narrow lanes of the Ksar of Aît Benhaddou and admire the immensity of the desert from the top of one of the high sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, to enjoy the comfort of a Berber inn in the High Atlas and camp in a desert bivouac, to lounge by a pool on the edge of the desert, to dine in the heart of the dunes or in a palm grove…


Day 1: Marrakech, High Atlas, Dadès Valley 

On the furthest day of 5-day Days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert. Pick up at 8:00 in the morning at the Hotel or Riad where they are staying in Marrakech.

We will go to the High Atlas through the port of Tizi N’Tichka, making some stops with panoramic views. We will make our way among numerous Berber nomadic peoples that inhabit the area.

We will continue towards Ouarzazate. We will cross the Valle de las Rosas to enter the Dades Valley, where the so-called “route of the thousand kasbahs” begins, We will go through the “fingers of monkeys”, a rocky landscape known as “the brain of the Atlas”. We will arrive at our destination, dinner and accommodation in the Dades Valley.

Day 2: Dades Valley, Todra Gorges, Erfoud and Merzouga   

After breakfast, we will visit the spectacular Garganatas del Dadès, enjoying the spectacular scenery that the road offers to them. We will return to head for a road dotted with Kasbahs, all different. We will arrive at one of the strong points of the South, The Todra Gorges. The channel of the Todra River has formed a gorge of vertical walls of enormous proportions, up to 200m in altitude, and of great beauty.

It is a paradise for climbers and a unique place. Free lunch Then continue to the desert through the palm grove of Tafilalet and through Erfoud to reach the impressive dunes of Merzouga.
Arrival at the hotel located at the foot of the dunes, where we will have a hospitality tea while we rest a little. Then you can walk through the fine sand of Erg Chebbi, relax, and enjoy this impressive landscape.

At night, you will savor a delicious Berber dish. Accommodation is at the hotel.

Day 3: Merzouga – Erg Chebbi – Night in the Desert

After a hearty Moroccan breakfast, we will board the 4×4 to get away from Merzouga and start our tour around the Erg Chebbi dunes, a desert region populated by sand. Among the numerous stops that await us, we will discover how and where the nomadic families of the area live, wild oases in the middle of nowhere, spectacular landscapes, small desert towns, palm groves, etc.

Inevitable stop as we pass through the town of Khamlia, of people from Mali, who will make us enjoy a nice concert of gnawa music while we taste a delicious tea.

On the way back to the hotel, our dromedaries await us, with which we will leave towards the foot of the Great Dune of the Erg Chebbi desert. During the walk, an hour and a half approximately, we can observe the beautiful sunset, the contrast of colors and enjoy the calm of the dunes. We will arrive at the camp. We will savor an authentic Berber dinner and enjoy the music of the drums. We will sleep in a nomadic tents in the heart of the desert under a spectacular, immense sky full of stars.

Day 4: Merzouga, Rissani, Draa Valley and Ouarzazate

We will wake up early in the morning to enjoy the spectacular sunrise in the dunes. Next, we will return to Merzouga with the camels, observing the spectacular landscape.

After having breakfast and taking a shower in the hotel, we will begin our journey. We will go to Rissani, where we will walk through what is known as the most authentic and traditional souk in Morocco and the largest in the south of the country, where it is traded with all kinds of handicrafts, food and animals. Continue to Ouarzazate; on the way, you can see the beauty of the
Draa Valley and its thousands of palm trees. Dinner and accommodation in Ouarzazate.

Day 5: Ouarzazate-Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech

After breakfast, we will leave Ouarzazate. We will have the possibility of visit a movie studio. Then we will continue our journey and we can visit the fabulous Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In this spectacular setting, films of such renown as Gladiator, Jewel of the Nile, and Babel have been shot. Return to Marrakech, contemplating along the way the beauty of the mountains full of villages inhabited by Berbers. Arrival in Marrakech in the evening, and end our 5-day Days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert.

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Best Experience

An incredible experience, with an extremely professional team. We had days to remember, quality food, impeccable service, the hotel and the night in the desert were indescribable. Youssef is the KING of Morocco, his cheerfulness and professionalism is excellent. Everything was very well organized. Thank you for everything. I recommend that everyone have this experience with Youssef's team.

An experience worth living

Experience 10 out of 10! Wonderful staff, offering every support from your arrival to your return to the airport! They respected and kept to the planned schedule. Incredible tours, with breathtaking scenery! Worth every minute! Very good accommodation, delicious food, a city tour with a local guide who gave us the opportunity to learn a little more about Moroccan culture. Guide Fátima was amazing with lots of information about the history of Marrakesh. I highly recommend it because I already want to go back 🙂 Thank you Youssef, Mohamed, Zayd and the whole team, you made this experience incredible for all of us!
Aline S

It’s sensational!

Sensational!!! Youssef and the whole team are fantastic. I traveled with 2 children and we had all the support, attention and affection of this wonderful team. We visited incredible places. A unique experience. I highly recommend it.

The best tour

Excellent trip... we went as a family and we were very well received!!! Fantastic country with lots of unforgettable excursions with top professionals... we'll definitely be back to enjoy more of this wonderful experience!!! شكرًا shkran thank you.
Joyce M

The perfect trip exists

This was the best trip of my life. They plan every detail so that everything is organized and comfortable, they are very caring, welcoming and fun. They cheered us up the whole time hahaha. Sayd, Youssef and Mohamed are incredible people, polite and very intelligent. They speak many languages and have excellent English, which made us feel at home.
Richard Q

A beautiful country!

I'm grateful for the fantastic trip, the cultural discoveries and surprising adventures, the welcoming, fun agency and people, always willing to offer the best to make our trip even more special. I recommend them for their attention, care and commitment.

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