5 Days desert Tour from Marrakech
- 5 Days 4 Nights
- Tour From Marrakech
5 days Morocco desert tour from Marrakech
If you are on holiday in Morocco, do not miss the opportunity to visit the Sahara desert, a unique experience that we recommend to everyone. Whether you explore it on camel's back, feeling only the animal's footsteps in the soft sand, or on an off-road vehicle 4x4, the vast expanse of sand will enchant you with its charm while the sky, especially at night, will give you a unique show.
The dunes of Erg Chebbi near the beautiful oasis of Merzouga, extend for kilometers and kilometers and are the highest in Morocco, reaching even 250 meters in height. This is the ideal place for desert tours and to be pampered by Berber hospitality.
Also, reach the town of Erfoud famous for the date festival and the marble industry.
Local culture, High atlas, Merzouga dunes, Desert Tour, Dades Gorge, Kasbah ait ben haddou, atlas Mountains, roses valley, Todra gorge, berber villages, sunset experience.
- Meeting Point: At your hotel or Airport.
- Starting Location: Marrakech
- Ending Location: Marrakech
Included in tour
- Transport by an air-conditioned vehicle
- Professional driver/guide during the tour
- Local guide at ait ben haddou
- Half-Board accommodation in selected Riads, hotels and Kasbahs) (dinner & breakfast)
- Camel trek
- Overnight in desert camp HB
- Entrance fees (optional)
- Gratuities and personal expenses
Day 1 Marrakech - High Atlas Mountains - Kasbah Telouet - Ksar of Ait Benhaddou - Draa valley - Agdz
Your driver/guide will meet you at your hotel/ riad where you stay in Marrakech at 8 AM to start your 5 days morocco desert tour, we will head to Ouarzazate crossing the high Atlas Mountains on the amazing sceneries of Tichka pass (2260 meters), from where you can admire the spectacular landscapes of the 'High Atlas. Our first Visit will be the Kasbah Telouet, composed of two majestic kasbahs built by a Pacha Thami El Galoui in the 12th century. Then visit the stupendous Ksar of Ait Benhaddou, a splendid sand castle set in a field of almond trees; so beautiful fortified village, marked as world heritage by Unesco Since 1987, the site become the scenery of many famous films such as "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Games of Throne." The Ksar, which means fortified stronghold, it is the only ksar showing intact the architecture of southern Morocco. After lunch in local restaurant, we will continue towards the Draa valley the seond margest palm grove in Morocco over 151 KM, we will have many stop for photos before reaching the villages of Agdz. Accommodation in a riad in the heart of a palm grove.
Day 2 Agdz - Ksar Tamnougalt - Ncob - Tazarine - Rissani - Merzouga
After breakfast at your Riad, we will start a new journey with a visit of the Ksar of Tamnougalt, an ancient stronghold where the film "The English Patient" was also filmed. Then, continue from Agdz to Rissani via Anti-Atlas Mountains, crossing numerous Berber villages. Stop in Rissani to visit the lively local market and the beautiful garden of the Moulay Ali Cherif Mosque. Then continue to Merzouga, arrival at the Erg Chebbi dunes, after a welcoming mint tea, start a new adventure on dromedaries and leave for a camel trek on the splendid golden dunes of about an hour and a half to admire a such beautiful sunset over the highest sand dune, then, continue to reach the desert Berber-style camp (Alternatively, it is possible to reach the Desert camp in jeep instead of in dromedary). Arrival at a tent camp in Berber style in the desert and accommodation, overnight in the desert camp under thousands of stars.
Day 3 Merzouga - a tour of Erg Chebbi – Visit to Nomads
After admiring a beautiful sunrise on the dunes, you will return to Merzouga with dromedaries (or jeep), and you can have breakfast and a shower (if you book a luxury desert tour you will spend a night in luxury desert camp and you have dinner, breakfast and shower in your tent). Then, a full day will be dedicated to the discovery of the region of Merzouga with the Erg Chebbi tour: we will explore the natural fossils of the desert, the village of Tissrdmin where many films were shot, a black desert with its volcanic stones including a visit to a nomad family. We will then visit the town of Khamlia, famous for its inhabitants from Black Africa, we will enjoy a moments listening to their music Gnawa. Returning to Merzouga, you can enjoy the peace of the desert in the hotel on the edge of the dunes. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 4 Merzouga - Erfoud - Todra Gorges - Dades Valley - Dades Gorges
After breakfast departure for Erfoud, where we will stop to admire the processing of fossils, after a short visit we will continue towards Todra Gorges, incredible gorges carved in the mountain, over 300 meters high. Walk through the gorges and after lunch in local restaurant, we will drive through the Dades Valley, called the valley of a thousand kasbahs due to the numerous buildings typical of this region, in mud and straw, which served as fortresses to protect the inhabitants from raiding attacks. Arrival in the Dades gorges, visit the canyons and then accommodation in the hotel. Overnight and dinner at the hotel.
Day 5 Dades Valley - Rose Valley - Ouarzazate - Kasbah Taourirt - High Atlas - Marrakech
After breakfast, we leave for Ouarzazate through the beautiful rose valley. In Ouarzazate; we will visit another world heritage site, Kasbah Taourirt, which was once the home of the Glaoui pachas. If you want you can also visit the famous film studios of Ouarzazate, the largest in Africa. Ouarzazate is, in fact, also defined as African Hollywood. Then you continue to Marrakech through the high Atlas Mountains and the Tizi n'Tichka pass, at an altitude of 2260 meters. Along the very scenic road to reach Marrakech, we will be able to see breathtaking views and numerous Berber villages clinging to the mountains, arrival in Marrakech at the end of the afternoon, Accommodation in Riad inside the medina, free dinner and overnight stay in a Riad.
End of 5 days morocco desert tour from Marrakesh.