5 Days Marrakesh to Merzouga desert tour

5 Days Marrakesh to Merzouga desert tour will be ideal for you, where you will enjoy a full Morocco experience. This Highlight Morocco tour will take you on a wonderful journey through the high & Small Atlas Mountains, Berber Villages, Kasbahs, Gorges, Canyons, Sahara Desert (Erg Chebbi dunes), and isolated Villages. Book the 5 Days Marrakech to Merzouga (Erg Chebbi) desert trip and back to Marrakesh.

Trip Information

  • Destination: From Marrakech to Merzouga ( Erg Chebbi Dunes)
  • Duration: 5 Days/4 Nights
  • Starting time: 8:00/9:00 AM
  • Ending time: 18:00/19:00 Pm
  • Category: Private or Shared tour.
  • Accommodation: Standard or luxury hotels and desert camps depending on your choice.
  • Languages: English speaking driver or depending on your language availability.
  • Payment: Direct payment to the driver in Cash by any currency

Highlights Of The Trip

  • The high and small Atlas Mountains
  • Ksar Ait Ben Haddou
  • Ouarzazate (Film Studios)
  • Skoura
  • Rose and Dades valley
  • Todra Valley & gorge
  • Erg Chebbi dunes ( Merzouga)
  • Rissani
  • Draa Valley

Tour Prices Options

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Inclusion

The Tour Price Includes

  • Private A/C Vans or 4×4 vehicles
  • Fuel
  • English speaking driver or a driver+a personal guide who speaks English.
  • Pick up & Drop off at your accommodation
  • Typical hotels, Kasbahs, Riads
  • Camel ride
  • Camel man (guide of the camel caravan)
  • Overnight in a traditional nomad tent
  • All breakfasts
  • All Dinners in the desert line:  Midelt,  Ifrane, Azrou, Desert, Zagora, Dades, Ouarzazate, Ait Benhaddou, and all the regions. (Vegetarian meal option available)
  • Enough time to explore the sites: Kasbahs, Walks, Canyons, stops for photos and toilet.

Exclusion

The Tour Price Excludes
  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Dinners in: Marrakech, Fes,  Agadir, Essaouira,  Meknes, Casablanca, Rabat, Chefchaouen, Tanger.. and all cities outside the desert line are NOT included.
  • Entrance fees to all sites and monuments
  • Tipping Driver & Guides
  • Accommodations in the pickup and drop off cities, unless you want us to book them.

Itinerary

5 Days / 4 Nights, Marrakech To Marrakech via Erg Chebbi dunes:

This private or shared 5 days Marrakech to Marrakech desert tour is one of the most famous Morocco tours. You will see the country in the highlight Morocco Tour.

Day 1: Marrakech – Tizi N’tichka Pass – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Kelaa M’gouna

Today, we pick you up from Marrakech, and departure to Ait Benhaddou over the mountains of high Atlas passing through the Tizi N’tichka pass (2260 m in altitude), visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou and stop for lunch in a local restaurant.

In the Afternoon we will drive to Ouarzazate and stop near the atlas film studios for a photo then continue to the city center for a panoramic view of the Kasbah of Taourirt.

After that you will head to Kalaa M’gouna for a night.

Dinner and overnight in a hotel.

Day 2: Kelaa M’gouna-Boumalne Dades – Todra Gorges-Tinejdad-Erfoud-Erg Chebbi (Merzouga).

This morning after breakfast in the hotel, driving towards Tineghir passing by Boumalne du Dades and stopping for a panoramic view of Dades valley.

Later on, we will continue to Todra gorges via Imider and Tineghir. Stopping along the way for photos and admiring the views. Arrival to Todra Gorges to enjoy its marvelous Canyons views while hiking on foot.

In the afternoon we continue to Tinejdad and have a break for lunch then to Erfoud where you will visit a local fossil craft workshop.

After that you will continue to the captivating dunes of Erg Chebbi, these dunes are called also Merzouga Dunes. Arrive to the hotel and get ready for a camel trek for an hour and half to enjoy the sunset. While on the back of your dromedary, you will continue to the camp for an overnight in traditional nomad tent.

Dinner and spend the night in a bivouac in the middle of the dunes.

Day 3: Merzouga – Hassi labied – Khamlia – Nomad family – fossil Site – Tour of the dunes

Wake up early morning to enjoy the sunrise on the top of the dune in the Sahara Desert then have your breakfast. After these beautiful moments, you will ride your camel back to the hotel where you can shower.

You will have a tour of the dunes on 4×4 allowing you to visit the black volcanic rocks of fossils, visit a nomad family living in tent, visit to Khamlia village and entertainment of their spiritual music of Gnawa, and visit the lake Dayte Sarji that forms in springtime which attract pink flamingos and wildlife. Then you will have a break for lunch in Merzouga or Hassi Labied.

After lunch you will see the canal irrigation system and have a walk on the oasis located on the foot of the dunes. Continue to your hotel for shower and relax.

Dinner and Overnight in a hotel

Day 4: Merzouga – Rissani – Alnif – N’kob – Agdz – Ouarzazate

This morning, after breakfast in the hotel, we will drive back to Ouarzazate via Rissani, Alnif, N’kob, Agdz . you will have time to invetigate the souk of Rissani, then drive to Alnif, home of trilobite.

Later we continue to N’kob for lunch. After lunch we head toward Agdez and stop for a panoramic view of the palm groves of Daraa Valley. Later we will cross Ait saoun Mountains to reach Ouarzazate.

Dinner and Overnight in a hotel.

Day 5 : Ouarzazate-Ait benhaddou -Tizi N’tichka Pass- High Atlas Mounatins-Marrakech.

Today after breakfast in the hotel. You will have time to visit the kasbah of Taourirt then another photo stop near the atlas film studios.

After that you will visit the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou and stop for lunch in a local restaurant in the village.

In the Afternoon we will drive to Marrakech, the red city over the mountains of high Atlas passing through the Tizi N’tichka pass (2260 m in altitude).

Arrival to Marrakech and Drop off in your address.

  • Note that the last day of the 3 Days tour from Marrakech and back to Marrakech is a long day driving (more than 590 km).  So if you have more time it is advisable (but not a must) to do a 4 Days or 5 Days trip which will allow you to travel at ease without any stress.
  • If you changed your plans and you would like to end this trip in Fes, Then you can visit 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Fes itinerary.

Accommodation

We have a selection of accommodations, and to give more options to our dear clients, we have arranged the accommodations in two categories: The standard accommodation and Mid-range accommodation (such as Luxury desert camp), Note that you can mix nights between standard and mid-range accommodations and for this option let us know which night. Please, check out our Accommodation ( Open link in a new tab) page and let us know your preference.

Note: We book the accommodations depending on availability. Also, in high season, we may book you on similar hotels that are not listed.

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