5 Days Morocco Desert Tours From Marrakech Merzouga
Itinerary Morocco Desert Tour from Marrakech To Merzouga and Zagora 5-Day
Overview of the 5-Day Morocco Desert Tour from Marrakech
The 5 Days Morocco desert tour from Marrakech starts with hotel pick-up. We visit the Unesco site of Ait Benhaddou and explore Dades and Todra Gorges and we enjoy the night in the Merzouga desert including a camel ride, Sandboarding, and watching desert sunset and sunrise. we will see also the palm groves of Ziz Valley, Cedar Forest, and Ifran known as the little European town.
We organize private tours from Marrakech to explore the Sahara desert and Rif mountains. We travel throughout Morocco in 4×4 or minibus vehicles. We are able to customize any of our suggested Marrakech tours to suit you so you can discover and experience the Moroccan culture, diversity, and magic of Morocco the way you like. Contact us to customize your Private Tour.
5-Day Morocco Desert Tour from Marrakech
- Drive via High Atlas Mountains
- Discover the UNESCO Hiratage, Kasbah Ait Benhaddou
- Visit Ouarzazate film studios
- Stop at Dades Gorges and Todra Gorge
- Explore Merzouga’s Sahara Desert
- Experience camel trekking
- Attend a Gnawa music party with Berber
- Visit Merzouga lake
- Drive via Draa Valley
- Enjoy Zagora’s sunset camel trek
5-Day Morocco Desert Tour Plan
Day 1 : MARRAKECH – AIT BENHADDOU – OUARZAZATE – SKOURA – ROSE VALLEY – DADES GORGES
Morning departure from Marrakech at 8:00 travel over the High Atlas Mountains. There will be many opportunities to stop and take photos. Continuous panoramic views across the valley and Oumila as we drive along to arrive at the Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO and the seat of the powerful Glaoui tribe. Here you will stop for lunch. Then onto Ouarzazate, visit film studios and Kasbah Taourirte residence of the Pasha of Marrakech is a symbol of the time lords of the Atlas. Then, the day continues to Dades Gorge via the oasis of Skoura and the Valley of Roses, arriving at Dades Valley for the evening.
Day 2 : GORGE – TODRA GORGES – TINJDAD – ERFOUD – MERZOUGA
On the second day of our Morocco Desert Tour, we depart in the morning for Todra Gorge, after visiting the gorges, we headed to the village of Merzouga via Tinjdad. Stop for lunch and continue through the town of Erfoud and Rissani. In the afternoon you can take a camel Trek in the Sahara to enjoy the sunset of the dunes, Erg Chebbi one of the highest dunes a spectacular (250m). Stay in Merzouga tonight.
Day 3: MERZOUGA SIGHTSEEING AND EXPLORING DESERT
Today you can begin to explore the area. Visit the Gnawa people, originally slaves brought from Sudan to discover their music and lifestyle, while not far away there is the lake of Merzouga with its bird populations. You can also visit the home of nomadic thread where many Berber handicrafts are cheaper than in the big cities. The afternoon is the time for your camel trek you will discover the vast Sand Sea of Merzouga. Arrive at your well-equipped campsite stay the night in Nomadic Berber tents, and enjoy a delicious dinner and evening with music and song by local Berber people.
Day 4 : MERZOUGA – ALNIF – TAZZARINE – NKOB – ZAGORA
If you wake up early enough, you can watch the spectacle of sunrise, when the color of the dunes and the play of shadows are an impressive sight. The route continues along the Draa Valley through the village of Tazzarine (featured in the movie “Babel”), the beautiful pictures of landscapes in a small atlas not to be missed. Stop for lunch in a panoramic restaurant Nkob. In the afternoon the journey takes us to Tanasikht, continue along the road of the old caravans, and discover the true Draa valley with towering palms and ancient villages. At the end of the afternoon, we stopped for the night in Zagora in a Kasbah. Enjoy a camel trek to watch the sunset over the dunes. An evening of traditional songs Sahara unforgettable.
Day 5 : ZAGORA – AGDEZ – OUARZAZATE – MARRAKECH.
After a hearty breakfast in your accommodation we head towards the village Agdez and visit the Kasbah Tamnougalte before returning to Ouarzazate via the Tizi -n- Tinfifte pass (1660m). Once in Ouarzazate, you can get to see the Oasis of Fint nestled between the mountains track, a hidden gem. Return to Marrakech crossing the Tizi n’Tichka pass to arrive in Marrakech late afternoon. The private tour with Moroccan Desert Trips finishes in Marrakech.
- Pick up and drop off at your hotel/airport
- An air conditioned 4×4 Landcruiser or spacious minivan in case of a group
- English speaking driver
- Dinner & breakfast
- Cameld rides & overnight in a private nomad traditional tent
- No forced shopping stops during the tour
- lunch and drinks
- Entrance fees