Discription 5 day desert tour Marrakech to Merzouga
5 day desert tour From Marrakech to Merzouga and back to Marrakech , it’s best Morocco desert trips to drive less explore more. Our best 5 days desert tour from Marrakech is among greatest Marrakech desert tours we offer. This Sahara trip to Merzouga for travelers who want to have real Sahara desert experience. Moreover our 5 days from Marrakech to Sahara desert pass by Atlas mountains, Ait Ben Haddou, Ouarzazate, Roses Valley, Todra Gorge and more spectacular sites.
During our Marrakech 5 day desert trip to Merzouga you will ride camel to explore dunes of Erg Chebbi and spend the night in desert camp. Also great opportunity to watch magic sunset and sunrise.
Merzouga is a small town out on the edge of the Sahara Desert of Erg Chebbi. Merzouga is only 20 km away from Algerian border where the paved road ends and the real Sahara Desert sand dunes begin. Merzouga desert is the most common destination in Morocco for Camel treks and desert camps.
What to expect 5 day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga ?
Your 5 day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga. you will depart with an expert English speaking guide from hotel / Riad in Marrakech. And drive toward Dades Gorge for the fist night. The route will take you across the Atlas Mountains to Ait Benhaddou, the UNESCO world heritage Site, Ouarzazate and further to the Skoura palm grove. Moreover Dades Valley and Dades Gorge...... On the 2nd day, you will travel east to Tinghir City and its Todra Gorge where you can enjoy a short walk in the canyons. Later on, you continue through charming valley and oasis. Continue to Erg Chebbi sand dunes for an overnight camel trek in Merzouga desert camp.
On the 3rd day, you will explore around Merzouga in 4WD car to discover black village, nomads, mines. You will have free afternoon to relax or walk to sand dunes or if you prefer to visit Rissani markets.
4th day you will travel from Merzouga desert to Ouarzazate through Rissani town, Alnif , Tazarine and Ant-Atlas mountains.
Last day you will visit Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate. and Atlas Films Studio. Head to Marrakech over Tizi N Ticha pass in the High Atlas Mountains.
Highlights of Marrakech to Fes desert tour4 days
Cross the High Atlas Mountains with its pass of Tizi Ntichka
Walk to the world heritage site of Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou
Climb up to Dades canyons
Visit Todra Gorges and Tinghir oasis
Ride a camel in Erg Chebbi to watch the colour-changing sunset
Spend the night at a Berber desert camp at the Sahara desert
Adventue 4×4 around dunes
Visit nomads in their authentic tents
Itinerary 5 day desert tour Marrakech to Merzouga
Detailed itinerary of 4 nights 5 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga . The tour program via Atlas mounatins, Ait Ben Haddou, Ouarzazate, Tinghir, Merzouga for camel ride and overnight desert camp in Dunes of Erg Chebbi.
Marrakech - High Atlas Mountains - Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah - Ouarzazate - Dades Valley and Gorge [330km / +7.5H].
Ait Ben Kaddou Kasbah
Our 5 days Sahara desert trip from Marrakech to Merzoua start after picking you up at your hotel or riad in Marrakech. You will depart for Ouarzazate with an expert tour guide / driver. On the way you will cross the High Atlas Mountains by the incredible Tizi n’Tichka port, 2,260 meters high. Shortly after crossing the Atlas we will arrive at the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, it’s an incredible fortified village where films such as Gladiator or The Kingdom Of the Skies. In addition to that it's UNESCO world heritages site since 1987.
After the visit of Kasabah and have lunch you will take the Road of the Thousand Kasbahs towards Skoura Oasis, The Valley of Roses, Dades valley, where you will spend the night in a riad/hotel in Dades Gorge or Boumalne Dades town. Enjoy our 5 day desert tour From Marrakech.
Today after breakfast in Boumalne Dades. you will continue your real Marrakech adventure trip towards the impressive Todara Gorge. where you will go on a short hike along the canyons of about 300 m high. Stop for lunch in one of the Berber villages along the the way.
You will take the road to Merzouga desert. and, cross the the plam tree groves where best dates fuits grow up. Continue to Erfoud, a nice town where you can visit a marble workshop and fossils. Once you reach Merzouga desert. you will ride your camel to the desert camp. The camel trek crossing The golden sand dunes of Erg Chebbi.
One the way you will stop to watch magic sunset. Berfore you reach the Berber camp. We have luxury and normal desert camp.
Dinner in the camp then Berber guides will make a party. enjoy stary skey. And this is the best part of Marrakech Sahara desert tours.
Erg Chebbi dunes - 4WD Tour - Explore Merzouga
Merzouga 4x4 Desert Tour
Today starts in early morning to watch the magic sunrise behind the dunes. the color is changing while sun rises up.
After breakfast you will start exploring around Merzouga desert and dunes of Erg Chebbi in 4×4 SUV. The adventure 4WD excursion will take you to visit Merzouga oasis. And its traditional irrigation system. Furthermore vist Merzouga lake where you will see different type of birds as pink flamingos, Ducks... ( it's seasonal lake ) . Then you will go to discover Khamlia village called also Black Town. ( The most of inhabitants are dark-skinned people. they have immigrated from Sudan and Maly. and lived in Morocco as slaves 100 years ago). they will show you their culture and Gnawa music.
After you listen to Gnawa music and drink a glass of mint tea you will drive off-roadding in the route of Paris Dark. you will see amazing panoramic view of sand sea dunes. And visit some mines. also visi M'fis , it's an old isolated and ruined village build by French armies during French occupation in Morocco.
From there you will drive to black desert ( black volcanic rocks ) . where nomads families are living in their authentic nomadic tents. discover nomad lifestyle. The hospitality , how do they live? and their income.
You will have chance to have Berber Pizza for lunch. it's special food in the area. the Berber pizza backed in hot sand of Sahara and it's without cheese.
After full desert expeience in Merzoua. you will go to your hotel in Merzouga overnight.
Today in 3rd day of 5 days in Morocco itinerary after breakfast you will travel to Ouarzazate. Pass by Rissani . it's ancient Moroccan city famous by it's authentic local markets ( Stop to see the the markets. days of the markets are : Sunday, Thursdays and Tuesday. also its famous for donkeys station ). Continue to Alnif, Tazarine, Draa valley to reach Ouazazate city via Ant-Atlas mountains. check in to you hotel.
Ouarzazate – High Atlas Mountains – Marrakech ( Red City ) .
Today after breakfast. you will visit Taourirt Kasbah .It,s most important historical site in center of Ouarzazte . The Kasbah built in 19th century and owned by El Glaoui ( a family that had stronghold in Morocco), Also visit Atlas Films Studio.
Head back to Marrakech over Tizi N Ticha pass in the High Atlas Mountains. Transfer to your hotel or Airport. this the end of authentic adventure tour. 5 days Sahara desert tour from Marrakech.
Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour price :
The price of our private 5 day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga is depending on the number of travelers, the season and accommodation choice, it can start from €250 per person for groups and families to 400 Euros per person for luxury trips.
What's price included ?
Pick-up and drop off at / from your hotel, Riad or Airport
Desert tour in 4×4 vehicle / Minibus with A/C
Expert driver / tour guide
Hotel / Riad overnight stays (breakfast & dinner included)
Camel ride & overnight in Merzouga desert camp ( Camel per person )
What's not price included ?
Hotel in Marrakech & Fes
Mid Day meals and drinks
Guides tips ( optional )
Entrence ( optional )
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Here are most questions asked by travelers about Morocco, and Marrakech Sahara desert Tours.
How to book and pay this trip ?
After you chick our offer and read all details, send a message via Email or WhatsApp. Informing us what you are interesting in. To confirm any tour or activity, we require a small deposit to be paid over PayPal to our account, the balance is due in cash at the meeting point in Euros, Dollars or equivalent in dirham. Once you send a deposit means your booking is confirmed.
Difference between private & shared desert Tours ?
On our Marrakech shared group desert tours you will share only transportation. But you will get private room in hotels and private tent in Sahara desert camp.
For Private Marrakech desert trips you will be in comfortable car 4x4 . We offer 2 commendations options. Standard and Luxury.
Is it possible to reach the camp without riding the camels ?
To get to Desert camp in the midddle of sand dunes there other means of transport rather than the camels as : take 4WD car or by ATVs quad biking, And also by trekking or walking.
What is best time to visit Morcco Sahara desert ?
Best time to visit Merzouga & Erg Chebbi Sahara desert is from September to November. And From February to May. Summer ( July and august ) in Merzouga Sahara is hot averaging around 45ºC during the day. but at nigh the weather is okay. Our visitors go afternoon late and come back early morning. and during the winter (December and January ) in desert is very cold specially at night or early morning but our camp is equipped with enough mattresses and blankets. We are available the whole year.
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5 day Desert Tour Marrakech to Merzouga reviews, read what our costumers said about our Morocco Sahara desert tour packages. Shared and private Marrakech desert trips reviews.
"5 days in Morroco, Marrakech desert tour"
"We spent 2 weeks in Morocco and chose Top Sahara trips for 5 days desert tour to Merzouga from Marrakech. The tour is perfect and well planed. We spend most of the time in Erg Chebbi desert. We had an overnight camel trekking to desert camp. And adventure excursion to see around Merzouga. Also we have visited Ait Ben Haddou and more amazing attritions. 5 day Marrakech to Merzouga is very recommended."
"5 day Morocco Desert Trip to Sahara"
"Great trip in Morocco in 5 days start from Marrakech to Merzouga and back to Marrakech. We enjoyed it a lot we learn many things about history and Berber culture, and we also experienced camel ride and spend the night under stars. Visit Todra gorgre. Authentic Markets for local Berbers. This best tour in Morocco. And to Marrakech desert trips."
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Note :The tour itinerary of our private 5 day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga can be modified to your needs and requirements. Feel free to contact us to customize your Sahara Morocco vacation.