Full 5 days desert trip from Marrakech to Merzouga

Marrakech, Morocco

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5 days

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Overview

Embark on an unforgettable 5-Day Desert Trip from Marrakech to Merzouga! Immerse yourself in the captivating landscapes and rich culture of southern Morocco. Explore the bustling city of Ouarzazate, delve into the dramatic Dades Valley, witness the towering Todra Gorges, and experience the magic of the Merzouga Sahara Desert.

Yearning to explore the wonders of the Draa Valley and Merzouga Desert? This meticulously crafted itinerary, spanning 5 days and 4 nights, allows you to experience the best of southern Morocco at a leisurely pace.

Planning Your Adventure: We’ll guide you through booking your 5-Day Desert Trip from Marrakech to Merzouga. We’ll provide a detailed day-by-day itinerary, highlighting the must-see sights you’ll encounter.

Accommodation Options: Whether you prefer the comfort of hotels or the unique experience of desert camps, we’ll ensure you have comfortable accommodations throughout your journey.

A Culinary Journey: Savor delicious Moroccan cuisine during your trip. We’ll provide insights into what to expect for meals throughout the 5 days.

Unforgettable Experiences: Beyond the breathtaking scenery, we’ll introduce you to exhilarating activities like camel rides across the golden dunes and captivating cultural experiences like traditional nomadic music shows.

Included/Exclude

  • 4×4 Tour Fuel Driver guide.
  • Night in Desert camp Dinner breakfast.
  • Camel ride in the Desert.
  • Guide in Kasbah.
  • Lunches.
  • Drinks.

Tour Plan

Kick off your 5-day desert adventure from Marrakech with a scenic drive through the High Atlas Mountains. As you ascend the Tizi n'Tichka pass, reaching a staggering 2,260 meters above sea level, witness breathtaking panoramic views and charming Berber villages clinging to the mountainsides. Next, delve into Morocco's rich cinematic history with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. This captivating fortified village has served as a backdrop for over 20 Hollywood films, including Gladiator and Lawrence of Arabia. Continuing your journey, travel through the bustling town of Ouarzazate, nicknamed "Hollywood of Morocco," before reaching the Valley of the Roses. This vibrant region, known for its annual Rose Festival in May, boasts sprawling fields of fragrant Damask roses. Marvel at the countless kasbahs dotting the landscape on your way to Dades Valley, where you'll spend the night in a comfortable hotel and savor a delicious Moroccan dinner.
Fuel up with breakfast at your Dades Valley hotel before embarking on a journey to the awe-inspiring Todra Gorge. This dramatic canyon, carved by the Todra River, boasts towering vertical walls exceeding 300 meters. As you wind through the valley, keep an eye out for traditional Berber villages nestled amidst the palm groves. After lunch, continue your adventure to the charming town of Merzouga, the gateway to the majestic Erg Chebbi dunes. Embark on an unforgettable camel trek, traversing the golden sea of sand and soaking in the breathtaking desert landscape. Upon reaching your desert camp, a haven of tranquility awaits. Gaze upon the boundless blue sky, where a tapestry of a thousand stars unfolds after sunset. Savor a delicious Berber dinner by a crackling campfire, followed by an evening filled with traditional music. Drift off to sleep under the vast desert sky, nestled in the comfort of a traditional nomadic tent crafted from camel wool.
The next day, delve deeper into the captivating desert landscape. Enjoy a traditional cup of tea with a welcoming nomadic family, learning about their unique way of life. Embark on a fascinating exploration of the Black Desert, where ancient fossils lie hidden beneath the volcanic rock. Continue your cultural immersion in the village of Khamlia, renowned for its captivating Gnaoua music. This traditional music form, often featuring instruments like the sintir (a three-stringed lute) and castanets, is a UNESCO World Heritage tradition. Savor a delicious Berber pizza for lunch, a unique and flavorful experience. After a refreshing dip in the hotel's pool, prepare for an exhilarating adventure. Gear up for your Moroccan Desert Tour on an ATV or quad bike, ready to conquer the heart of the Erg Chebbi dunes. As the sun dips below the horizon, witness a magical sunset casting a warm glow over the golden sands.
After a mesmerizing sunrise over the dunes, savor a delightful breakfast at your desert camp. Embark on a scenic drive back towards Ouarzazate, taking in the ever-changing desert landscapes. Stop along the way to capture breathtaking photos of the sprawling palm groves and soak in the beauty of the Draa Valley. Immerse yourself in Moroccan culture with a visit to the bustling market of Rissani in the Tafilalet region. Explore the vibrant stalls overflowing with spices, local crafts, and fresh produce. Pay your respects at the Mausoleum of Moulay Ali Cherif, a revered pilgrimage site. Continue your journey through the towns of Alnif and Tazarine, before entering the dramatic Draa Valley. This fertile valley, carpeted with lush palm groves, is a stark contrast to the desert landscapes you experienced earlier. Make a final stop in Agdz, a town known for its traditional ksar (fortified granary). In Ouarzazate, often nicknamed "Hollywood of Morocco," capture stunning photos of the Kasbah of Taourirt. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has served as a backdrop for numerous films. After a day filled with exploration, unwind and enjoy a relaxing overnight stay at your hotel in Ouarzazate.
For your final leg of the journey, bid farewell to Ouarzazate and embark on a scenic drive back to Marrakech. As you wind your way through the High Atlas Mountains via the Tizi-n'Tichka pass, don't miss the opportunity to capture breathtaking photos of the dramatic landscapes. Keep an eye out for charming Berber villages clinging to the mountainsides and valleys carpeted with vibrant green fields.

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Whether you crave a cultural immersion, seek thrilling outdoor activities, or simply want a leisurely exploration, this tour can be tailored to align seamlessly with your unique needs. From selecting specific destinations and crafting a personalized itinerary to choosing accommodation preferences and adjusting the pace of the journey, the possibilities are as diverse as your imagination.

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