5 DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM MARRAKECH
This 5 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga offers an incredible journey through the diverse landscapes and cultures of Morocco.
This 5 days desert tour from Marrakech, including two nights in the desert, offers a fantastic opportunity to explore the diverse landscapes and cultural treasures of Morocco.
This 5 days tour from Marrakech offers a blend of cultural exploration, natural beauty, and the unique experience of spending two nights in the Sahara Desert. It allows you to see the breathtaking landscapes of Morocco and engage with the rich heritage and warm hospitality of the locals.
Note; This 5 days tour from Marrakech, can be totally modified to meet your needs.
THE HIGHLIGHTS OF 5 DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM MARRAKECH
- Journey through the scenic High Atlas Mountains and marvel at the stunning landscapes and panoramic views from the Tizi n’Tichka pass.
- Visit the UNESCO-listed Ait Ben Haddou, an ancient fortified village that has served as a backdrop for numerous films and TV shows.
- Discover the picturesque Dades Valley, known for its impressive rock formations and stunning landscapes.
- Explore the towering Todra Gorge, a dramatic canyon with sheer cliffs reaching up to 300 meters in height.
- The highlight of the tour is undoubtedly the Sahara Desert experience.
- Spend a night in a traditional desert camp, enjoying a Moroccan dinner, Berber music, and stargazing.
- Travel through the enchanting Draa Valley, known for its lush palm groves, ancient kasbahs, and scenic landscapes.
- Explore traditional villages and enjoy the tranquility of the surroundings.
- Throughout the tour, you’ll have opportunities to interact with local Berber communities, learn about their traditions, and experience Moroccan hospitality.
- This can include visiting traditional villages, meeting nomadic families.
ITINERARY OF 5 DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM MARRAKECH
It is important to read carefully about this itinerary of 5 Days desert tour from Marrakech, to be aware of what you will see and visit.
Day 1: Marrakech - High Atlas - Ouarzazate
Your 5 days desert tour from Marrakech will begin in Marrakech, where you’ll be picked up by your guide or driver around at 8:00 AM. You’ll head towards the hight Atlas Mountains; rises around 4167 meters altitude, passing through the scenic Tizi n’Tichka pass where we will do a stop to enjoy its panoramic views and Berber villages. Along the way, you’ll stop at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Benhaddou, a fortified village has gained international fame as a popular filming location. Numerous movies and TV shows, including “Gladiator,” “Lawrence of Arabia,” and “Game of Thrones,” have used the kasbah as a backdrop for their productions. After exploring Ait Benhaddou for around one hour, you’ll continue to Ouarzazate, where you’ll spend the night.
Day 2: Ouarzazate - Todra gorge - Erfoud - Merzouga desert
On the second day, you’ll leave Ouarzazate and travel to the stunning Todra Gorges, known for their towering canyon walls; these dramatic canyons feature towering cliffs that rise up to 300 meters, creating a breathtaking natural spectacle. You’ll have some time to explore and take in the dramatic scenery before continuing to Merzouga, a small village on the edge of the Sahara Desert. In Merzouga, you’ll meet your camel caravan and ride into the Erg Chebbi dunes, where you’ll enjoy a magical sunset over the dunes and spend the night in a desert camp.
Enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner and experience the magic of the desert with its vast expanse of sand and starry skies.
Once you finish your meal, be ready for a small nomad’s party, playing drums, dancing, sitting around the fire, and many more things you can do there.
Day 3: Merzouga Desert Sightseeing Tour
The third day is dedicated to fully immersing yourself in the desert experience. Wake up early to see the stunning sunrise over the dunes, a truly unforgettable sight. After breakfast, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the desert further, starting from Berber nomadic experience; gain insight into the traditional way of life of the Berber nomads who have inhabited the desert for centuries.
Continue our 5 days desert tour from Marrakech to visit a local Berber family and learn about their customs, traditions, and daily routines. Enjoy Berber hospitality as you share mint tea and listen to stories of their desert lifestyle.
Later on, visiting El Khamliya can offer a fascinating glimpse into the Gnawa culture, their music, and their way of life. It’s an opportunity to appreciate the diversity and richness of Morocco’s cultural heritage.
You can take a walk in the dunes, try sandboarding, or simply relax and enjoy the tranquility of the desert. In the afternoon, you’ll return to your desert camp or hotel for another night in the desert.
Day 4: Merzouga - Rissani - Draa Valley - Dades valley
After breakfast and bidding farewell to the desert, you’ll make your way back towards Ouarzazate. On the way, you’ll pass through the beautiful Draa Valley, famous for its lush palm groves, traditional villages, and ancient kasbahs. You’ll have the chance to stop at Rissani to visit tis ancient traditional market, if you coinside the daily market; Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, then to Erfoud to visit the fossilized marble manufacturers before continuing to Touroug and Tinjdad palm groves.
We will have our lunch on the way. Later on, we continue our 5 days desert tour from Marrakech to Dades Valley, also called Boumalne Dades, we will make a stop on the way to admire spectacular rock formations also known as monkeys fingers. Dinner and overnight in an amazing hotel overlooking the valley.
Day 5: Dades valley - Telouet - Atlas Mountains - Marrakech
On the final day of your Marrakech desert tour 5 days, you’ll head back to Marrakech from Dades valley, with a drive through the High Atlas Mountains. You’ll pass by scenic landscapes and traditional Berber villages, and also it is an option to visit the Atlas Studio. Your 5 days desert tour from Marrakech will end upon reaching Marrakech, where you’ll be dropped off at your hotel or the airport. Thank you!!
INCLUDED AND EXCLUDED IN 5 DAY DESERT TOUR FROM MARRAKECH
here are some inclusions and exclusions in this 5 day desert tour from Marrakech you can expect:
- Private modern transport with A/C.
- Experienced English, Spanish driver/guide.
- Pick up & Drop off at hotel to Airport and vice versa.
- 3 nights at the best hotels in the area with private room and toilet.
- 1 night at luxury camp with a private tent and toilet.
- Visit the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou.
- Camel trekking per each in the sahara Merzouga
- Car 4×4 vehicle for sightseeing around Sahara desert.
- Daily Breakfast and dinner.
- Stop at every place for photography
- Flights ticket.
- Lunches meals.
- Personal Expenses, tips..
- Entrance Fees to the ticket-required sites.
MARRAKECH DESERT TOUR 5 DAYS PRICE
The price of a 5 days Marrakech desert tour can vary depending on various factors such as, the level of accommodation, the number pf travelers, and the time of year you plan to travel. It’s best to contact us by filling out the contact form below. We will be able to provide you with detailed pricing based on your preferences and requirements.
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5 DAYS TOUR FROM MARRAKECH - REVIEWS
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The best 5 days desert tour from Marrakech
Would say it an unforgettable experience in my lifetime. You will get yourself immersed in the Morocco culture and be embraced by the warmth from hospitable Morocco people. Would definitely give 5-star to our reliable driver Hammi and our warm-hearted tour guide Hassan. I unlocked many “first time” in this trip — first time camel ride, first time dessert dance, first time tajine tasting, first time hammam spa, first time road trip KTV (you can also enjoy free dance show performed by our super star Hassan aka Mr.
Lovely 5 days desert tour from Marrakech
The best trip by far! I loved our 5 days desert tour from Marrakech, with Hassan. He took us to all the must see attractions and he was very patient with us as we stopped by a few shops for souvenirs. Hassan also invited us to his house for tea! Super hospitable. He would definitely go back to Morocco again
Incredible Morocco desert tour
Unforgettable 5 days trip to the desert, the driver and guide showed us beautiful places, friendly and professional treatment. The camp between the dunes was wonderful, concert with the berebwres and delicious food. I recommend it 100%
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GALLERY OF 5 DAYS TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO MERZOUGA DESERT
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT 5 DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM MARRAKECH
Is it possible to travel to the desert from Marrakech?
The two closest desert areas to Marrakech are Erg Chebbi near Merzouga and Erg Chiggaga near Mhamid. Because of its higher, more colorful dunes, Erg Chebbi is the more popular of the two with tourists, though reports differ on the actual heights of the dunes in both locations.
Is it possible to visit the Sahara desert from Marrakech?
The most convenient way to get to the Sahara is to join a private or group tour from Marrakech.
How far is it from Marrakech to the Sahara Desert?
It is not possible to visit the Sahara desert in a single day from Marrakech. Merzouga, the gateway to the Sahara, is about 350 miles (560 kilometers) from Marrakech, via winding mountain passes and dizzying curves.
Is it possible to visit the Sahara Desert on a day trip from Marrakech?
It is not possible to visit the Sahara desert in a single day from Marrakech. Merzouga, the gateway to the Sahara, is about 350 miles (560 kilometers) from Marrakech, via winding mountain passes and dizzying curves. As a result, you shouldn’t expect to travel from Marrakech to the Sahara in a single day!
Is a trip to the Sahara Desert worthwhile?
The Sahara Desert is the world’s largest hot desert and a popular tourist destination. The idea of sleeping under a million stars in a tent and climbing sand dunes to watch the sunset is certainly appealing.
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