The 5 days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga is very recommended because you won’t drive much, and you will slow pace. During these fun 5 days, you will enjoy the beauty of the charming landscapes which diverse. The most amazing thing about this 5-day tour is that you will discover genuine Morocco. The highlight of the 5 day trip from Marrakech to Sahara desert is the camel ride to see the sunset, Sandboarding in the Sahara desert, and an overnight stay in a desert camp. Also, visiting a nomad family, that lives in the desert near the borders between Morocco and Algeria.
The 5 days desert from Marrakech to Merzouga, starts by meeting you at your hotel. After that, we will travel through the stunning High Atlas Mountains. We will make some stops at every good spot, so you will enjoy those mountains. Also, we will visit the Argan oil cooperative, then we will pass over the Tizi N’tichka pass ( 2260m). After having lunch at Telouat, we will visit the UNESCO World Heritage site, the kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. the latter is famous for its old architecture and building. the drive continues until we reach Ouarzazate. This last-mentioned is where we will spend our first night of the 5 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga.
On the second day, we will visit the Taourirt Kasbah. After that, we will travel on the scenic road passing by the Djebel Saghrou mountain range, down to the oases and kasbahs of the Draa valley. The Draa river is known as Morocco’s largest river. On our way to the desert, we will pass through many Berber villages such as Agdz and N’kob. The latter is where we will stop for lunch. The drive continues by making some stops to enjoy some views until we get to Merzouga. The last mentioned is where we will have dinner and overnight stay in a desert Hotel.
Today we will explore the desert part. We will take a lap around the desert dunes. You will have the opportunity to see the nomad’s lifestyle and the amazing changing contrasts of the desert. First of all, we will visit the ‘black village’ of Khamlia to see Gnawa musicians. After that, we will head to Mifis mine, then we will visit a nomad family. The last-mentioned is living deep in the desert, close by the borders of Algeria. We will drive to Irssani, where you will have a traditional Berber pizza. After lunch, you will visit the traditional market of Irissani.
In the afternoon we will return to the hotel to prepare for the camel ride to the desert camp. Once you get there, you will have the opportunity, to play the sandboard, then to watch the sunsets over the Erg Chebbi desert dunes. We will spend the night in a traditional nomad tent. This is how our third-day of the desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga ends
We will rise early to see the spectacle of the sunrise over the dunes of the Sahara before making our way back to the Hotel for breakfast and a shower. After that, we will drive to Erfoud. The last-mentioned is famous for its museums of fossils. We will continue driving to the Todra Gorges, where we will take a short walk up in the towering Todra Gorges before we carry on toward the picturesque river valleys of Dades Gorge. In the afternoon, you can take a walk in the Dades Gorge. Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel by the gorge. This is how our fourth-day of the desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga ends.
Today, we will drive to Kalaat Magona where the valley of the roses is located. After that, we will head to Sakura to visit the beautiful Kasbah Amridil. This latter is where you will learn more about the history and the culture of Morocco. After having lunch in Ouarzazate, we will descend the High Atlas Mountains to visit Telouet, the Kasbah of el Glaoui. The drive continues until we arrive at Marrakech. that is to say, it is the end of our desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert.
My wife and I just completed a 4 day 3 Night tour from Marrakesh to Fes via the desert and dunes of Erg Chebbi. We can’t say enough good things about the experience. All of the stops were well planned. The hotels and desert camp were all first-rates. The night in the desert was particular and amazing. But Best of all is our guide and driver Rachid. Professional, always on time, gracious, friendly, and knowledgeable.
A trip we will never forget
A friend recommended us to try the 5 days tour and it was definitely one of the best tours of my life. You are greeted by a fantastic staff. Our guide Rachid was knowledgeable and kind. When we got to the camp it was like paradise. The tent was clean and had plenty of hot water in our private washroom. The food was authentic and delicious. At the end of the night, we played music together under the Milky Way. The staff are very kind and humorous. They really know how to give you the best experience in the Sahara desert. I would 100% recommend this tour to anyone visiting Morocco.