5 days from Marrakech to Merzouga desert
5 days desert tour from Marrakech itinerary:
1st day: MARRAKECH – AIT BEN HADDOU – OUARZAZATE:
The 5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert, 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.
2nd day: OUARZAZATE – KASBAH TAOURIRTE – SMALL ATLAS – DRAA VALLEY – MERZOUGA:
On the second day of The 5 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, 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.
3rd Day: MERZOUGA – KHAMLIA – RISSANI – ERGCHEBBI (NIGHT IN NOMADIC TENT:
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 5 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert ends.
4th Day: MERZOUGA – TODRA GORGE – DADES GORGE:
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 5 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga ends.
5th day: DADES GORGE – TELOUET – MARRAKECH:
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 5 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert.