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5 days Morocco desert tour from Marrakech

TOUR ITINERARY : Morocco Dessert Trip from Marrakech to Erg Chebbi 5 Days 4 Nights

► Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Skoura Palm:

Our Morocco desert trip from Marrakech begins with our driver picking you up from your accommodation. We will be crossing the high Atlas Mountains through the Tizi n’Tichka Atlas pass 2260 meters above sea level for an amazing view of the landscape inhabited atlas Berber villages. We will be stopping in the UNISCO world heritage site of Ait BenHaddou (the fortified village), where we will visit its ancient Kasbah & enjoy lunch in a local restaurant close to it. In the afternoon we will have reached Ouarzazate, there we will visit atlas film studios the head to the city center to visit Taourirt Kasbah. Our final distention for the day is Kalaa M’gouna where we have dinner and spend the night in a hotel.

► Day 2: Skoura Palm - Valley of Roses - Dades Gorges - Tinghir - Todra Gorges.

Day 2 begins with breakfast before heading to Todra Gorges through the valley of roses. If time allows we can have a small off road detour to visit the nomad families inhabiting the caves. Along the trip we will visit the rock formations of dades gorges and stop for launch in Boulmane du Dades. We reach Todra Gorges in the afternoon. The canyons there are a marvel to behold. Dinner and overnight stays will be in a Kasbah hotel.

► Day 3: Todra Gorges - Erfoud - Erg Chebbi (Merzouga)

We pay a visit to the Todra River and the lush palm plantations around it, afterwards we drive to Tinjedad for lunch in a local restaurant. Our journey proceeds to Erfoud to visit the local fossil crafts workshop, along the way we would have passed the villages of Touroug (Berber village) and El-Jarf. Our final destination for the day will be Merzouga. After checking into the hotel, we will enjoy a camel trek across Erg Chebbi dunes at sunset for a truly photogenic view. The trek will deliver us to the nomad camps were we’ll get to enjoy an animated dinner by the campfire before we spend the night in bivouacs under the starry sky of the dunes.

► Day 4: Merzouga - Rissani - Alnif - N’kob - Agdz - Ouarzazate

Our day begins early as we catch the sunrise atop the dunes during our enjoyable breakfast. We will ride the camels back to our hotel for a quick shower before we hit the road to Ouarzazate via Rissani, Alnif, N’kob, Agdz. Detouring in each we will get the chance to: explore the souk of Rissani, discover the trilobite fossils of Alnif, and enjoy lunch in N’kob. After lunch we head toward Agdez and stop for a visit of Kasbah of Tamnaugalt situated on the palm groves of Daraa Valley. Later we will cross Ait saoun Mountains to reach Ouarzazate for dinner and overnight stay in a Hotel.

► Day 5: Ouarzazate - Ait benhaddou - High Atlas Mounatins - Marrakech

Our final day starts with breakfast in the hotel followed by a visit to kasbah of Taourirt then atlas film studios. After that we travel to Ait Benhaddou and visit its huge Kasbah and have lunch. In the Afternoon we will drive to the kasbah of Telouet and stop for a visit then we continue to the red city of Marrakech where you will be dropped at your accommodation.

What's Included:
  • Free airport transfer to your hotel in Marrakech.
  • Private transfer by comfortable air conditioned vehicle.
  • English speaking driver/guide during the tour.
  • Pick up & Drop off at your Marrakech accommodation.
  • Visiting Ait Benhaddou Kasbah with Guide.
  • Visiting Studio of Cinema in Ouarzazate.
  • Three nights in a Traditional Hotels.
  • One night in nomad desert bivouac with guide (Private tents).
  • Breakfast and dinner during your tour (Vegetarians are accomodated).
  • Possible leisure activities (Quad Biking - Sandboarding)
  • Camel Trekking.
  • Free time to explore the sites such as Ait Benhaddou, Cinema Sets,
  • Taourirt kasbah, etc
Highlights: Morocco Desert Trip from Marrakech
  • Enjoying the beautiful landscapes between Marrakech and Merzouga.
  • Taking short walks in Dades and Todra Gorges.
  • Driving the Tizi n’Tichka Pass of the High Atlas Mountains.
  • Visiting the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait BenHaddou.
  • Spending more time in sites and visiting nomads living in caves.
  • Passing Ouarzazate and visiting Atlas Film Studios and Taourirt Kasbah.
  • Driving through the valley of 1000 Kasbahs
  • Camel Trek
  • Overnight Stay in Tents
Schedule Time: Morocco Desert Trip from Marrakech

Pick up: 08:00 a.m during summer months & 07:00 a.m during winter months (Dec-Jan)
Drop off: 06:30 p.m during summer months & 07:30 in winter months

Morocco Desert Trip from Marrakech: Why Book With Us
  • Our prices are the lowest available, they are fixed and with no hidden fees thus saving your time and money.
  • Our Marrakech to Sahara Desert Tour Morocco are daily so you are guaranteed to have suitable time.
  • We are operators, NOT BROKERS.
  • Customer service on our site is available 24 hours a day to help you organize your Marrakech to Sahara Desert Tour Morocco.
  • Only a deposit is paid for booking, the remaining fee is paid on tour day.
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5 Days Sahara Desert Tour to Erg Chebbi Dunes

Being one of the longer trips we organize, the 5 Days Sahara Desert Tour to Erg Chebbi Dunes offers more than most. You will get to visit more cities and villages and spend more time in each location. Not only that, but this “5 Days Desert Trip from Marrakech” has the most detours most notable of which is the chance to visit the nomads that inhabit the caves near Todra Gorges for a close up look on the native lives of these people. Another alluring aspect is the significantly lower travelling hours and the fact that we will be checking into multiple hotels for a more relaxed journey.

As with all our Marrakech Desert Tours transportation is with air conditioned 4x4s or minivans (according to group size) and pick up is straight from your hotel or riad. Our first days will cover the UNISCO world heritage site of Ait BenHaddou where we visit the famous 300 room Kasbah! As well as Kasbah Taourirt in Ouarzazate before retiring to the hotel. The following day will cover the naturally sculptured rock formations of Dades Groges and the beautiful canyons of Todra Gorges. We continue to explore Todra gorges on day three, this time by visiting its river and the lush palm plantations on the river bay for an amazing scenic view before heading out to a hotel in Marzouga. In Marzouga we will ride camels into the sandy dunes of Erg Chebbi. After setting camp we will enjoy an animated dinner with the nomads before we spend the night in our tents. By day 4 we begin our journey back to Ouarzazate but not before stopping in the city of Agdez for a visit of Kasbah of Tamnaugalt situated on the palm groves of Daraa Valley, and after spending day 5 in Ouarzazate we finally drive back to Marrakech.

The 5 Days Sahara Desert Tour to Erg Chebbi Dunes in Merzouga is highly rewarding for those who have the time since it covers a wide variety of areas and monuments. It is also the least demanding, suited for people who don’t enjoy long hours on the road or families with kids.

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