5 Dyas Desert Tour from Marrakech


This is a splendid 5 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Sahara Desert. On this Morocco tour of 5 Days / 4 Nights starting from Marrakech you will be able to visit Ait Ben Haddou kasbah, Atlas mountains, Ouarzazate, Todra & Dades gorges, Merzouga desert tour to explore the Erg Chebbi dunes, and Berber villages.

At Morocco Tours Agency, we offer private, standard, and luxury Marrakech Desert tours on 5 days and more.

The price of the 5 Days desert tour from Marrakech depends on the number of travelers, type of accommodations (Standard, Luxury, or Mixed (Medium option)), and the season. Please feel free to contact us anytime.

Highlights of 5 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech

  • Spectacular views of the Atlas Mountains landscapes

  • Explore the UNESCO world heritage of Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah

  • Spend a night in the middle of the stunning Dades gorges

  • Panoramic aspects of Erg Chebbi dunes

  • Watch Sunset over the sand dunes

  • Experience Camel ride in Merzouga Sahara

  • Do Sand Boarding activity

  • Overnight Camping at Merzouga Desert Camp

  • Hearty dinner and party around campfire (Berber Drums)

1️⃣Day 1: Marrakech » Telouet » Ait Benhaddou Kasbah » Ouarzazate [196 km]

You will be picked up from your lodging in Marrakech, hotel, or Riad in the medina, transport via the famous High Atlas Mountains chain, and crossing the Tizi N Tichka pass 2260m, highest of Morocco.

You will be amazed by the wonderful views of the surrounding landscapes and Berber villages, arriving at the UNESCO World Heritage of the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah where you will be taken on a walking tour to get a hold of its background as well as its history of being one of the most targeted places of shooting many glorious movies such as the “Lawrence of Arabia (1962)”, “The Jewel of the Nile (1985)”, “Queen Of The Desert”, “Gladiator (2000), and “Game of Thrones (2013).

The next stop will be Ouarzazate; A city called Hollywood of Africa; where you will be spending the first night of your 5 days Desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert.

2️⃣Day 2: Ouarzazate » Draa Valley » Rissani » Erg Chebbi Dunes (Merzouga) [367 km]

After breakfast, you will continue your 5 days desert tour from Marrakech to the Sahara desert of Merzouga, via Draa valley crossing the volcanic rock formations of the Anti Atlas Mountains to Agdez and Tamnougalt. You will then drive through Nkob, a small Berber town known for its numerous Kasbahs and as the access point to trek through the Jabel Saghro (Saghro Mountain) to Dades.

On the way to Rissani, a Saharan town that is considered the cradle of the Alaouite dynasty, popular for its traditional big market in the area, if not the most important and the largest in the southeast of the country from decades, where many nomads come either for shopping or selling. Rissani market is the closest (35 km) in that large to Merzouga desert as well as all the Erg Chebbi surrounding villages.

Heading moreover to one of the main desert destinations, Erg Chebbi Sahara desert, where you will take a camel trek to head to the camp assisting the sunset on the way over the sand dunes, you will enjoy your dinner followed by a music party (Berber drums) around the campfire and spend the night in a well equipped tented camp.

3️⃣Day 3: Explore Merzouga area & Visit nomad families [40 Km]

Today, you live a special morning in the middle of the Sahara, it worth waking up to enjoy the spectacular views of the sunrise over the sand dunes, before you take your breakfast and freshen up, ride the camels back to the departure point to meet your driver at the dune line.

Then leave for an off-road discovery excursion of the surrounding villages such as Hassi Labied, Khamlia village where a lot of dark-skinned musicians known for their love of the Gnawa music that came originally from Sub-Saharan countries.

Visit Mefes town, an abandoned small town known for its Lead mines, and then a date with a nomad family living on the edge of the Erg Chebbi dunes.

In the afternoon, you can relax in your accommodation, alternatively, you can visit the dunes and watch the sunset one more time, and why not an hour of ATV Quad biking in the dunes to end up your day (Not included in the tour price). The night is spent at the hotel.

4️⃣Day 4: Merzouga » Erfoud » Todra Gorges » Dades Valley [255 km]

After a hearty breakfast at your hotel, you meet up with your driver then make your journey back from the desert to Dades valley with stops in Erfoud; a small city known for the fossilized rocks and their manufacturers.

Continuing our tour to Todra Gorges and its magnificent canyons hidden gem for rock climbers besides Todra. You can do a leisure walk here before you head to your hotel in Dades valley for the night.

5️⃣Day 5: Dades Valley » Ouarzazate » Marrakech [326 km]

Continuing the Marrakech desert tour for 5 days and 4 nights, after breakfast at your hotel in Dades, you will leave for Marrakech, passing through Kelaa Mgouna, the city of roses, and Skoura palmary before going back to Marrakech via Ouarzazate and the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou.

You will enjoy the spectacular views of the High Atlas mountains and cross the Tichka pass to end up in Marrakech. Drop you off at your accommodation.

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Additional info about Marrakech to Erg Chebbi Desert tour

  • 1. At the accommodations, you will be staying in a private room at your preferred type

  • 2. At the desert camp, you will be staying in a private tent at your fancied type

  • 3. Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.

  • 4. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • 5. Comfortable shoes for walking and Sandboarding, sport sneakers for example. Long sleeves and long pants or skirts are appropriate for the camel trek.

  • 6. Quad bike & Buggies in the dunes can be included as an extra.

  • 7. Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

  • 8. Your booking confirmation will be received at the time of booking.