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 is an excellent way to experience Morocco’s breathtaking scenery, culture, and history. This 5 day desert tour begins from Marrakesh, where you can visit the historic royal residences and antique sites. Then you’ll journey over the breathtaking High Atlas Mountains to the Kasbah of Ait Ben Hadou, a UNESCO heritage site. After that, you’ll drive along the Dades Valley, Tinghir, and Todra Valley to admire the stunning rocky formations, Amazigh communities, and more. Your adventure will culminate in Merzouga, where you will be able to explore the desert on camelback and spend the night under the stars.

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  • 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.


Read the itinerary below to get a better idea of what to expect on this 5 days desert tour from Marrakech in southern Morocco. However, this Marrakech desert tour 5-day can be customized to meet your specific interests, goals, and budget. To Morocco Travel can provide you with a desert adventure in Morocco via an economical Marrakech desert trip.

Day 1: Marrakech - High Atlas - Ouarzazate - Dades Valley

On the first day of our 5 days desert tour from Marrakech, our driver will pick you up from your hotel/riad in Marrakech at 8:30 a.m., and your 5 Day Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour will begin towards the Dades valley, passing via the Tizi-N-Tichka pass, which is 2260 m above sea level in the High Atlas.

We will enjoy the magnificent mountain road, appreciate beautiful scenery with varied colors, and pass through many real Berber villages on our Marrakech desert tour 5 days to Ouarzazate, where you can see the Taourirt Kasbah, one of Morocco’s most spectacular ksars, and optional visit the Atlas studios.

The second destination is the Rose Valley, which runs through the large Skoura palm grove and is a beautiful place to contemplate nature and several kasbahs built in the surrounding area. Roses are grown in these Valley damascenes for cosmetic purposes, including the very valued rosewater.

The Rose Festival is held here every May, and it is an important museum for Moroccan culture. We next travel to Dades Valley, where we will spend the first night of our 5 day tour from Marrakech at a hotel overlooking the valley.

  • The driving distance is approximately 323 km.
  • The driving time is around 7 hours.

Day 2: Dades Valley - Todra gorge - Erfoud - Merzouga desert

After breakfast at the hotel, our 5 day Marrakech desert tour departs for Todra Gorge, passing through Tinghir and stopping to admire the beautiful Todra valley full of palm trees before arriving at Todra Gorges, which is now one of Morocco’s most popular rock-climbing destinations.

We’ll take a short walk through its grey and pink high canyons, which can reach 300 meters, before heading to Tinjdad and Touroug for lunch, then to Erfoud, where we’ll feel the beginning Saharan oasis of Tafilalet, and then on to Merzouga and the majestic Erg Chebbi dunes.

Take a one-and-a-half-hour camel ride to your Nomadic Berber tents. During the walk, take a break in the dunes to watch the sunset, try sandboarding, snap photos, and enjoy the beauty.

After the sun goes down, you will proceed to the camp, where you will be greeted with a glass of mint tea, dinner, a campfire, a music party, and an overnight stay at Berber Camp Merzouga.

  • Driving distance is approximately 265 km.
  • Driving time is around 6 hours.

Day 3: Merzouga Desert Sightseeing Tour

The third day of our 5-day tour from Marrakech 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 the Berber nomadic experience; and 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.

  • Driving time is around 2-3 hours.

Day 4: Merzouga - Rissani - Anti-Atlas - Ouarzazate

On the next day of our 5 day Marrakech desert tour, after a fresh breakfast at the hotel, you will meet your driver and proceed to Ouarzazate via Rissani to visit its weekly traditional market if we are lucky enough to be here on one of the market days (Sunday, Tuesday, or Thursday).

After that, we’ll drive through an arid pre-desertic area where we’ll encounter acacia trees, which are typical of this landscape. On our way to the Draa valley, we’ll pause to admire the stunning views of the river that gives the valley its name. It is the longest river in Morocco. Our 5-day Marrakech desert adventure continues to Ouarzazate, traversing the Anti Atlas.

We’ll have some free time in the city for lunch before continuing on to Ouarzazate, where we’ll arrive late afternoon/evening, have supper, and spend the night at the hotel.

  • Driving distance is approximately 370 km.
  • Driving time is around 5.5 hours.

Day 5: Ouarzazate - Atlas Mountains - Marrakech

After breakfast in your hotel in Ouarzazate, we will drive to the famous Kasbah of Ait ben Haddou, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986. Many films have been shot in this spectacular location, including Gladiator, Obelix, The Mummy, The Jewel of the Nile, and Sahara starring Penélope Cruz.
Before heading through Tizi n’Tichka, stop at a restaurant in the Atlas highlands to appreciate the spectacular views of the highlands and real Berber settlements. Then we will travel to Marrakech, arriving in the afternoon and concluding our 5 day desert tour from Marrakech.

  • Driving distance is approximately 200 km.
  • Driving time is around 4 hours.


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.


The price of a 5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga 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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    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.

    Lovely 5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

    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

    Best 5 days tour from Marrakech

    Unforgettable 5 days trip from Marrakech 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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    Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers for a 5-day private tour itinerary:

    What is included in the 5-day private tour from Marrakech?
    The tour package includes lodging, transportation, a private driver/guide, daily breakfast, and some meals. Admission costs to sights and activities indicated on the itinerary are frequently included as well.

    Can the itinerary be customized?

    Yes, private excursions are frequently flexible, with itinerary options tailored to your interests and preferences. Discuss any adjustments you would like to make with us in advance.

    How do I book this Morocco 5 day itinerary?
    You can book the tour using our website, over the phone, or by email.

    What is your payment policy?
    We always ask our guests for a small deposit before the tour begins. We accept Paypal and Bank Transfer.

    What is the cancellation policy?
    You can cancel up to a 5 days before the tour and receive a full refund.

    Is the driver also a guide?
    The driver often serves as a guide. However, some trips may include a second
    professional guide in addition to the driver.

    What should I pack for my tour?
    Bring comfortable clothing, solid walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, a reusable water bottle, and a light jacket for the chilly evenings. Remember to include your camera, travel documents, and any personal medications.


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