5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga
5 Days itinerary From Marrakech To Merzouga Desert Overview:
Our 5-day itinerary from Marrakech to Merzouga is full of adventures and treasures. Your tour will start in the morning. Your driver will pick you up from your accommodation and drive you to the Sahara desert via the Atlas Mountains and the Middle Mountains to face Tizi n’Tichka, where we will have our first stop to enjoy the highest spot in Morocco. Along the way, we will see so many areas that belong to Berber families that we will have our second stop at noon to have lunch.
Before entering Ouarzazate city, our 5-day tour from Marrakech will take you to visit Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, an old building at the edge of Big Hell, where we are going to stop for pictures and to enjoy the beauty of nature. After that, we will drive to the city, which is called Gate of the Desert,” where we will spend the night in a riad or hotel.
In the morning, we will travel to the desert via Draa Valley for a camel trek and camp in the middle of the dunes. The next day, we recommend that you get up early to see the sunrise on the dunes, then ride your camels back to the hotel for breakfast and a shower before your driver picks you up again to explore the Sahara. Once you return to your hotel, you will have more free time to relax and spend the night. The following day, we will return to Marrakech, making numerous stops along the way.
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Morocco 5 days itinerary from Marrakech to Merzouga desert:
Day 1: Marrakech to Boumalne Dades:
On the first day of our 5 days itinerary from Marrakech, we will pick you up from your accommodation, We will start our journey from Marrakech in the morning and head towards Ouarzazate, known as the gateway to the Sahara. Along the way, we will cross the High Atlas Mountains, passing by the Tizi n’Tichka pass. We will also stop in the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site, for a guided tour. After lunch, we will continue our journey to Dades Gorges, where we will spend the night.
Day 2: Boumalne Dades to Merzouga desert:
The second day of our Morocco 5-day from Marrakech to Merzouga desert is a special day, we will start from your accommodation in Boumalne Dades, After breakfast, we’ll continue our journey towards the Sahara Desert via the Todra Gorges, where we can hike and explore before continuing to Erfoud, famous for its fossils and marble. We’ll then enter the desert and enjoy a camel trek to reach the Erg Chebbi dunes, where we’ll spend the night in a traditional Berber camp.
You’ll have the opportunity to watch the sunset over the dunes and enjoy a traditional dinner under the stars while listening to Berber music.
Day 3: Merzouga desert & desert tour:
This is a complete Desert day. “Date with the sunrise” If you are In the middle of the desert, it`s worth getting up early to contemplate the most spectacular sunrise you´ve ever seen at the top of a dune close to the camp and enjoy this landscape that is a gift of nature. After sunrise, we return to Merzouga on the camels where a hearty breakfast is waiting for us. Then we will skirt the Erg Chebbi, a great extension of the sandy desert where we can find the Big Dune of Morocco. which has more than 250mts high. We continue then by the road that was formerly used for the “Paris – Dakar” and ends in the mountains that limit Angelia. Stop at Tissardmin oasis where we can find fossil quarries still present in the area, we continue then by a road where we can see nomad settlements and learn their secrets and manners. The next stop will be at a viewpoint to contemplate the hole Erg Chebbi.
We`ll reach then Kamilia Village, originally from Mali, where we´ll take a relaxing cup of tea while we listen to a concert of the spiritual music of Gnawa. Transfer to your accommodation and free afternoon to enjoy the town or the dunes next to the hotel to see the sunset. Dinner and night in the hotel.
Day 4: From Merzouga to Ourzazate :
On the following, our 5-days itinerary from Marrakech to Merzouga, as usual, We will wake up early in the morning to watch the sunrise over the dunes, then ride our camels back to the village to have breakfast. After breakfast, we will head to Rissani, the ancient capital of the Tafilalet region, for a visit to the local market.
We will then continue to Erfoud, known for its fossils and the nearby Erg Chebbi dunes. Next, we will visit the Tafilalt Oasis, an area famous for its date palms and ancient irrigation systems. We will then continue to Tinghir, a town known for its Jewish heritage and beautiful palm groves. In the afternoon, we will drive to Ouarzazate, where we will spend the night.
Day 5: From Ourzazate to Marrakech :
After breakfast, we will visit the Kasbah Taourirt, a fortress once served as the residence of the Glaoui family. We will then drive back to Marrakech, passing through the High Atlas Mountains and arriving in the evening, where the tour will end.