5 Days Marrakech Desert Tour



5 Days Marrakech Desert Tour is among the greatest Marrakech desert trips we offer it is the best option for travelers who have plenty of time in Morocco and they would like to break the long distances between Marrakech and Merzouga and spend more time in each site that they are going to visit.

The abundant time on these Marrakech to Merzouga 5 days trip permit you to have an amazing tour through the high Atlas Mountains across authentic Berber villages, canyons, palm groves, green valleys, old centuries kasbahs, and without a doubt the Sahara desert of Erg Chebbi where you’ll experience Morocco camel trek.

The perfect 5-day Marrakech itinerary will give the chance also to visit the Berber nomad families have a glass of mint tea and learn about their way of living under their tent for those who want to discover the real Morocco. 

Highlights of: 5 Days Marrakech Desert Tour

Here are the highlights of the 5 Days Marrakech Desert Tour to Merzouga:

  • Cross high & Anti Atlas mountains
  • Beautiful views & panoramics
  • Authentic Berber villages
  • Ait ben Haddou Kasbah
  • Dades Valley
  • Todra gorge
  • Camel Trekking experience 
  • Overnight stay at Merzouga desert camp
  • Enjoy watching the starry sky
  • Wonderful sunrise & sunset in Erg Chebbi Desert
  • Visit to the Berber nomad families
  • Draa Valley

Tour Itinerary: 5 Days Marrakech Desert Tour

Day 1 : Marrakech - Tizi n'Tichka - Taourirt Kasbah - Ouarzazate - Dades Valley {330 km} 7 Hours

After breakfast, our local driver will pick up you from your hotel/riad in Marrakech at 8:30 a.m and your 5 Days Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour get started direction to Dades valley, through the Tizi- N-Tichka pass at 2260 m high above the sea level in the High Atlas mountains.

We will enjoy the scenic road in mountains, we will admire beautiful landscapes with different colors, we pass so many authentic Berber villages along the way to Ouarzazate to visit Taourirt Kasbah one of the most spectacular ksars in Morocco and Oscar film studios then we will have lunch here.

The next site to visit is the Rose Valley going through the big Skoura palm grove a wonderful place to contemplate scenery and numerous kasbahs that are built in the surrounding area. In this Valley damascenes, roses are raised for cosmetic use such as the valued rosewater.

The Rose Festival is held here annually in May, it is an important museum for Moroccan culture we continue to Dades Valley where we’ll spend the night at the hotel overlooking the valley.

Day 2 : Dades Gorges - Boumlane - Tinghir - Merzouga {270 km} 4 Hours

After breakfast at hotel our 5 days Marrakech desert tours depart to Todra Gorge the berber villages are scattered along the way pass through Tinghir we’ll stop to admire the beautiful Todra valley full of palm trees before we arrive to Todra Gorges that are currently one of the most popular rock climbing destinations in Morocco.

Here we will have a short walk through its grey and pink high canyons that can reach 300 m after that we’ll head to Tinjdad and Touroug where we’ll have lunch then to Erfoud which will feel the beginning Saharan oasis of Tafilalet afterwards we will continue our way to Merzouga and majestic Erg Chebbi dunes.

From here you will take camel ride about one hour and half in order to get to your Nomadic berber tents during the trek you will take a break in the middle of the dunes to watch the sunset, try the sandboarding if that’s an activity you’re interested in, take photos and enjoy the scenery…

After the sun goes down you will continue to the camp where you will be welcomed with a glass of mint tea, dinner, camp fire , music party , and overnight stay at Berber camp Merzouga.

Day 3 : 4x4 tour around Erg Chebbi - Merzouga {50 km} 3 Hours

After breakfast at your hotel we’ll start our Merzouga excursion to explore different and interesting sites around Erg Chebbi dunes we’ll visit Hassi Labied oasis to see its irrigation canal and land agriculture.

We’ll head south to the seasonal Sriji lake ( if there’s water in it) we’ll continue to Khamlia village if you are interested to listen to the Gnawa music of the dark skin people who were brought to Morocco as immigration over hundred years ago and they were working as slaves…

Afterwards we’ll continue to M’ifis mines besides, the tourism Merzouga desert it is also famous of minerals and fossils during our Merzouga 4×4 desert tour we’ll have the opportunity to visit a nomad Berber family who is still living in their tent in the middle of the Sahara we’ll have a glass of mint tea with them and learn about life in the desert…

We’ll make stops at different panoramic views to enjoy the scenery and take pictures of the sights…after lunch at a local restaurant, we’ll come back to the village. Free afternoon, dinner, and overnight at hotel/riad in Merzouga. 

Day 4 : Merzouga - Nkoub - Draa Valley - Agdez - Ouarzazate {370 km} 5 Hours

The next day, after a healthy breakfast at the hotel you will meet your driver then you’ll travel to Ouarzazate driving through Rissani to visit its Weekly traditional market if we are lucky to be here in one of the days of the market ( Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday ).

Afterward we’ll drive through an arid pre-desertic area where we´ll see acacia typical trees of this landscape. On the way to the Draa valley, we´ll make some stops to admire the beautiful views of the river that gives name to the valley. It’s the longest river in Morocco. Our 5 days Marrakech desert tour continues towards Ouarzazate crossing the Anti Atlas.

We´ll have some free time for lunch in the city and in the afternoon we continue our journey to Ouarzazate arrival in the late afternoon/evening, dinner, and overnight at the hotel.

Day 5 : Ouarzazate - Ait ben Haddou kasbah - Marrakech {200 km} 3:30 Hours

After breakfast in your hotel in Ouarzazate, we will drive to visit the ksar (fortified village) of Ait ben Haddou the famous Kasbah declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986 numerous films have been shot in this spectacular place including Gladiator, Obelix, The Mummy, The Jewel of the Nile, Sahara with Penélope Cruz…

Before traveling through Tizi n’Tichka making stops on the way to enjoy the superb views of these mountains and authentic Berber villages, lunch at a restaurant in the middle of the Atlas. then we will continue to Marrakech arrival in the afternoon and end our 5 days Marrakech desert tour.

5 Days desert trip from Marrakech Pricing Includes

Here are the things included in the pricing of the 5 days Marrakech desert tour:

  • Pick up and drop off you at your hotel in Marrakesh
  • Tour in air-condition vehicle A/C
  • Experienced English speaking driver
  • 3 nights stay at a private room at the hotel ( dinner & breakfast included )
  • 1-night stay at a private tent at desert camp ( Dinner & breakfast included )
  • Camel trek in the desert
  • Sandboarding in the dunes (optional)
  • Moroccan mint tea at the camp
  • Fuel
  • Visit all interesting places along the way
  • Stops for panoramic views take pictures, and free time for lunch

5 days Marrakech desert tours Pricing Excludes

Here are the things NOT included in the pricing of the Overnight Camel Trek in Merzouga desert camp:

  •  Lunches
  •  Drinks
  • Entrances to monuments (optional)
Frequently Asked Questions

The distance from Marrakech to Merzouga desert is 564 km and takes around 8 hours (one way)

In Marrakech to Merzouga 5 day tour we have only private option available.
This Marrakech 5 desert tour will start and end at your hotel in Marrakech.
Yes, you can do the sandboarding in Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga desert.
The camel ride takes around 1:30 h to reach the camp.
The tents are always private but the difference is that at standard camp the bathroom is common and at luxury camp, the tents are private with ensuite bathrooms.
Yes,  we’ll take you in our 4WD from and to the camp.
We’ll transport all your luggage to the camp so you’ll have it with you in your tent once you get there.
Yes, there are towels and toilet paper at the desert camp, but it’s recommended to have yours in case.
Yes, the camp is equipped with electricity from solar panels energy.
Here’s a list of what to pack for your Morocco desert tour:
– Sunglasses 
– Sun cream 
– Scarf or Hat 
– Long jean pants ( comfortable for the camel trek )
– Long light sleeves
– Rugged sandals or shoes 
– Flip flops
– Hand sanitizers
– Portable charger
– First Aid Kit 
– A small backpack where to pack everything
– A wallet to secure your valuables like phone, cards…
What To Know?

Before you book this 5 days Marrakech to Merzouga desert trip kindly read the following points: 

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