5 Days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga
5 Days Tour From Marrakech
5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert. It is the most common tour for tourists booked from Marrakech to Merzouga. This is a perfect desert tour to spend 2 nights in Erg Chebbi, a camel trip and a tour by 4×4 to visit nomads. Thus, these are the main highlights of this tour:
- Visiting Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah
- Exploring Atlas Studios Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate
- Visiting Skoura, Rose Valley, Dades Valley and Todra Gorges
- Stopping in every panoramic view
- Desert tour to visit nomads, Camel trip and desert camp
- Rissani, Draa Valley, Anti-Atlas and High Atlas Mountains
- Camel trip in Zagora desert in the second optional tour
5 days tour from Marrakech option 1:
Day 1: From Marrakech ~ Ait Ben Haddou ~ Ouarzazate to Dades Valley
On this first day, we are going to travel from Marrakech city to Dades Valley. Thus, we will lead you through popular tourist attractions before we arrive in Dades Valley. Firstly, you enjoy a great panoramic view of the Tizi-N-Tichka mountain pass. It is a high mountain pass at 2 260m in the High Atlas Mountains. You also visit Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. It is an old village known as the previous caravan passages between Marrakech and the Sahara. It is also and unique heritage kasbah listed in the UNESCO sites in 1987. Secondly, Ouarzazate city is your next destination. The city is known for Atlas Studios films. Many famous movies have been filmed, such as Game of Thrones. In Kalaat M’ Gouna, you visit Amridil Kasbah and Rose Valley. Besides, you visit different types of rose products in the rose cooperative. Finally, you spend this night in Dades Valley in a local Riad.
Day 2: From Dades Valley ~ Todra Gorges to Merzouga
5 days tour from Marrakech expects different attractions. Thus, you visit Rock Formation after you enjoy the landscapes of Dades Valley. Thereafter, we lead you through old kasbahs and amazing green valleys. In Todra Gorges, you enjoy the wonderful scenery of a river between high rocks at around 4 00m. Maybe you will watch climbers everywhere because this is an ideal place for climbers and adventure tours. After that, we lead to Touroug village. It is a Berber Village where you will wear traditional Berber clothes and take pictures near palm trees. We will have lunch here and we drive to Tinjdad. Here, you visit an old and traditional way of watering groves and oases. Secondly, you visit Erfoud city, which is also known for different types of date fruits and fossils as well. From Erfoud, we drive to Merzouga and finally spend the night in Riad/Hotel.
Day 3: Merzouga: Desert Tour by 4×4 and Camel Excursions
Today can be the best day in 5 days tour from Marrakech. That is to say, you experience both desert tour and camel trips. Hence, on a desert tour, you explore a desert place. You will start with a visit to Khamlia village where you can meet inhabitants from Mali. Moreover, you will watch and listen to them playing Gnawa music in their special way. We then present you to the Berber nomad families. These families live in hand-made tents near the Algerian border. Once we have lunch( Berber pizza) here, you visit a challenging work of mines in the black desert. From there, we drive to your accommodation to have mint tea and rest.
Finally, you ride a camel and join your camel guide for a camel trip. You cross the dunes and enjoy a sunset on the top of the dunes. At the camp, you enjoy local dinner and drum music.
Day 4: From Merzouga ~ Rissani ~ Draa Valley to Ouarzazate
You must not miss the sunrise view today. You wake up early and enjoy the sunrise coming out from the borders and over the desert. Shower and breakfast will be in the camp or accommodation. Then, we drive to Rissani tow. You visit one of the busiest traditional markets in this region and the Mausoleum of Moulay Ali Cherif. From Rissani, we select a different road towards Ouarzazate. However, we pass by another black desert to enjoy mountains and oases. Secondly, we have lunch in Agdez village and visit Draa Valley. It is the longest River in Morocco located in Anti-Atlas Mountains. Besides, there will be stops for panoramic views of stretching mountains and snakey roads. Finally, we spend this night in a Riad in Ouarzazate.
Day 5: From Ouarzazate to Marrakech via Atals Mountain
On this last day, we visit Taourirt Kasbah. This kasbah was built in the early 19th century. It is a great historical place with almost 300 rooms. After you visit this Kasbah, we drive to Ait Ben Haddou. Furthermore, we drive deep into the High Atlas Mountain to visit the Argan oil cooperative. Finally, we drive to the imperial city of Marrakech. The service of 5 days tour from Marrakech ends after we drop you off at your Riad or airport.
5 days tour from Marrakech option 2:
Day 1: Marrakech ~ Ait Ben Haddou ~ Ouarzazate ~ Dades Valley:
As usual, we leave Marrakech in the morning towards the Dades Valley. Before arriving in the Dades Valley, we stop in tourist areas. Thus, you enjoy a panoramic view of the curved mountain pass( Tizi-N-Tishka). You will then visit the UNESCO Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. Secondly, you visit Amridil Kasbah in Skoura Village. It is one of the oldest kasbahs that present an authentic design of building in this region. Besides, it is also a movie location along with Ouarzazate and AIt Ben Haddou kasbah. Later on, you will visit the Valley of Roses in Kalaat M’ Gouna. Finally, you will spend the night in the Dades Valley at a local Riad.
Day 2: Dades Valley ~ Todra Gorges ~Erfoud ~ Merzouga
We continue 5 days tour from Marrakech once you have breakfast. We drive you to the rock formation that looks like a monkey’s fingers. In Todra, you enjoy walking through the river and enjoying high cliffs at an altitude of around 4 000 metres. This is an ideal place for climbers and adventurers. Secondly, we drive to the village of Touroug. It is a Berber village where you can visit a Berber cloth cooperative. Lunch is here and we drive to Tinjdad to visit an old irrigation channel under the ground. Moreover, you will visit the town of Erfoud. It is also home to different kinds of dates fruit and fossil factories. Finally, we drive to Merzouga and have a night in Riad/hotel.
Day 3: Merzouga Excursions
After breakfast, we start exploring the Sahara. First, you will visit the village of Khamlia to Gnawa music. Then, you will meet the Bedouin families of Beber. These families live in handmade tents near the Algerian border. Berber pizza is our lunch with these families. Therefore, you visit the mines of the Mifis area and visit Sahrij Lake. Finally, you begin your camel trip to spend a night in the camp.
Day 4: Merzouga ~ Rissani ~ Zagora
After you experience a camel trip in Merzouga, we drive to Zagora. So, we leave Merzouga to Rissani after breakfast and visit an old market. Also, you visit the Mausoleum of Moulay Ali Cherif. This is the original home of Morocco’s king family or the Alaouite Dynasty. Secondly, we drive via palm groves towards Nkoub village. We will have lunch in this village and drive to Zagora. It is possible to spend the night at the camp or hotel according to you.
Day 5: Zagora ~ Draa River ~ Ouarzazate ~ Marrakech
We will resume the tour of 5 days tour from Marrakech after breakfast. We explore Zagora and visit the longest river in Morocco. Next, you enjoy panoramic views Anti-Atlas Mountains. Secondly, you discover the Atlas Studios in Ouarzazate where there are film materials. and then, you visit Taourirt Kasbah and we drive to Telouet Kasbah. Finally, we drive to Marrakech. 5 days tour from Marrakech service ends here.
What Is Included:
- Pick up and drop off service
- Transportation with A/C and Fuel
- English/Spanish driver
- Breakfast and dinner
- Official guide in Medinas
- Camel for each and the night at the camp
What Is Excluded:
- Personal expenses
- Entrance Fees
- Lunches and drinks
- Flight tickets