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5 Days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert

Take the journey of a lifetime across Morocco‘s Sahara desert, from Marrakech to Merzouga’s iconic Saharan dunes. Ride camels, see oases, stay in Berber tents on this thrilling 5-day tour. The perfect 5 Days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert. Book Now & Discover!

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Marrakech to Merzouga: 5-Day Desert Adventure Itinerary
  • 5 Days/ 4 Nights
  • Private Vehicle
  • Distance: 1200 KM
  • Guided Tours
  • Half Board
  • Accommodation

5 Days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert

5 Days Morocco desert tour itinerary

Experience the best of Morocco on this 5-Day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga into the country’s dramatic landscapes. Trek through the rugged High Atlas Mountains, dotted with tiny Berber villages clinging to the hillsides. Marvel at Telouet’s towering centuries-old Kasbah fortress. Next, wander through Ait Benhaddou, an ancient fortified village and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Additionally, continue to Ouarzazate, home of the famous Atlas film studio and the impressive Taourirt Kasbah. Moreover, meander through the Valley of Roses, blanketed in vibrant pink blooms. Explore the majestic Dades canyons and gorges of Todra. Furthermore, enjoy a camel trek across the towering Merzouga sand dunes, spending a night under the stars in a luxury desert camp.

Lastly, connect with nomadic Berber tribes and experience their fascinating culture and hospitality. This epic 5-Day Morocco Desert trip highlights the diverse beauty, rich history, and welcoming people that make Morocco such an alluring destination.

What to Expect in 5 Days from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert

Best Marrakech Desert Tour 5 Days
  • Traverse the snow-capped peaks & Berber villages of the Atlas Mountains
  • Uncover the centuries-old clay kasbahs of Telouet, Taourirt and Amridil
  • Discover Ouarzazate, Morocco's Hollywood hub and gateway to the Sahara
  • Marvel at UNESCO World Heritage site Ait Benhaddou, a fortified village
  • Hike through Todra Gorge's soaring red rock walls lined with palm trees
  • Epic Desert Adventure: Camel Ride, Nomadic Encounters, and Gnawa Beats

Detailed Itinerary: 5-Day Morocco Desert Tour from Marrakech

5 Day Marrakech Itinerary

1st Day: Marrakech » Atlas Mountains » Telouet Kasbah » Ait Ben Haddou » Ouarzazate (4-hour drive)

After your private driver picks you up from your Riad in the vibrant city of Marrakech, your desert adventure begins! Firstly, travel through the magnificent Atlas Mountains, taking in breathtaking views and capturing plenty of picturesque photos along this scenic journey. Your first stop is the historic Telouet Kasbah, where ancient ruins and traditional Berber architecture await.

Later on, drive towards the ancient fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Following a delightful lunch, continue to Ouarzazate, the “Hollywood of Morocco“, famed for its iconic movie studios. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and relax poolside, soaking in the stunning views of the Draa Valley. With its rich history, wonderful landscape, and exotic culture, this private desert tour from Marrakech promises memories to last a lifetime!

√ Overnight: Ouarzazate

√ Included Meals: Dinner

2nd Day: Ouarzazate » Merzouga Desert » Camel trek & Glamping under the stars (5-hour drive)

After a relaxing morning meal, the real adventure begins. Get behind the wheel and set off towards the awe-inspiring Sahara desert, passing ancient kasbahs that tell the story of centuries gone by.

Upon arrival at the iconic Erg Chebbi sand dunes, get ready for an enchanting experience. Furthermore, hop on your camel and head to your Luxury desert camp, where an unforgettable night under the glittering stars awaits. While journeying on camelback, witness the stunning sunset over the golden dunes, casting a warm glow over the vast sandy landscape.

Once you reach the camp, enjoy a tasty dinner followed by the rhythmic tunes of live Berber music, creating a magical atmosphere around the campfire. Immerse yourself in the serenity and splendor of the Sahara, making memories that will stay with you long after your journey ends.

√ Overnight: Merzouga Desert Camp

√ Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner

3rd Day: Merzouga Off-road Adventure: Explore Nomadic tribes & the mystical Dar Gnawa Music (2.5-hour drive)

Wake up early and embrace the day—this could be the most breathtaking sunrise you’ll ever see! After a hearty breakfast and freshening up at your desert camp, an epic off-road adventure awaits.

Your first stop is Dar Gnawa in Khamlia village to experience the hypnotic music of the Gnawa tribe, which originated from sub-Saharan countries. Next, meet the friendly nomadic tribe and get a glimpse into their fascinating culture. Then, admire the towering Erg Chebbi sand dunes – this panorama will take your breath away!

After all that excitement, you’ll surely be ready to enjoy a tasty Berber pizza for lunch. Later, the expedition continues to an oasis nestled amid the desert – a serene paradise. Finally, return to your riad and relax in the pool or take a sunset stroll on the dunes. Alternatively, consider a thrilling quad bike or dune buggy ride—an unforgettable way to end an incredible day. Morocco desert awaits! With its vibrant sights, sounds and adventures, this is a journey you’ll treasure forever.

√ Overnight: Merzouga

√ Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner

4th Day: Merzouga » Erfoud (Fossils) » Todra Gorge » Dades Gorge (4-hour drive)

Following a delightful breakfast, bid farewell to the magical landscape of Merzouga and set your sights on a journey through the majestic canyons and gorges of the Moroccan Sahara. However, first, make a quick stop in Erfoud to explore the fascinating world of fossils, and get a glimpse into the area’s rich history. 

Then continue your journey towards the famous Todra Gorge, with its jaw-dropping rock formations and natural splendor just waiting to be explored. After soaking in the beauty and enjoying a tasty lunch, head to the highlight—The breathtaking Dades Gorge. With its curvy rock formations striped in pink, orange, and red, this gorge is a geologic marvel.

Upon reaching your Riad, take a moment to unwind after an exhilarating day. Let the gorgeous scenery relax you, creating the perfect atmosphere for a tranquil evening. Eventually, drift off to sleep, excited for what natural beauty awaits tomorrow.

√ Overnight: Dades Gorge

√ Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner

5th Day: Dades Gorge » Rose Valley » Skoura » Ouarzazate » Marrakech (6-hour drive)

Get ready for an enthralling day of discovery as you journey through Morocco’s most enchanting scenery! First, venture into the stunning Dades Valley, marvel at its unique rock formations shaped by nature, and enjoy picturesque views of the gorge.

Later, continue through the floral Valley of Roses, where pink blossoms blanket the hills, en route to the ancient Amridil Kasbah. This impressive fortification graces Morocco’s 50-dirham note and starred in Ali Baba & The 40 Thieves, cementing its iconic status.

Afterward, get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Atlas Film Studio in Ouarzazate, where cinematic classics like Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator were filmed. Additionally, explore the medieval Taourirt Kasbah, which provided an evocative backdrop in these epics.

After a day filled with natural and cinematic splendors, return to the exotic energy of Marrakech. Upon arrival, your driver will drop you off at your desired destination in the city.

√ Included Meals: Breakfast

Important Note

What you see here is just a suggested plan for your 5-day tour from Marrakech to Sahara Desert. If it doesn’t quite match what you have in mind, don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re all about creating a tour that fits your preferences and specific duration.

Our tours from Marrakech cover all of Morocco, and here’s the deal: the more friends you bring along, the lower the cost per person. We split the fixed transportation fee among everyone, and the overall price also depends on your choice of accommodation, varying with options such as 3-star, 4-star, or 5-star hotels.

For the exact cost and all the details, contact us. We’re here to make your trip just right for you.

Marrakech Desert Tours 5 Days Price/Cost

BEST 5 Day Morocco Sahara Tour
Price Includes
Price Excludes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off services.
  • Tour in an air-conditioned vehicle throughout 5 Days in Morocco.
  • Hand-picked English-speaking driver.
  • 3-night stay in carefully selected Hotel/Riad.
  • 1-night stay in a Deluxe desert camp (Private Tent).
  • Daily Dinner and Breakfast.
  • Camel trek and Sand-boarding.
  • Free time to wander through Gorges, explore kasbahs, take photos, and more.
  • Lunches, drinks and any Private Expenses.
  • Tips for your tour guide & driver (the amount is at your discretion).

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to get to the desert from Marrakech?

The journey from Marrakech to the desert typically takes around 8–9 hours drive. The drive offers a scenic route, allowing travelers to experience the diverse landscapes of Morocco on their way to the captivating desert destinations.

Where do you stop Marrakech to Merzouga?

The journey from Marrakech to Merzouga takes you through breathtaking landscapes. Key stops include the High Atlas Mountains, Ait Ben Haddou, Ouarzazate, Rose Valley, Dades Canyons, and Todra Gorge. These iconic places offer a mix of natural beauty and historic sites, making your trip an unforgettable experience.

Is it worth visiting the Sahara Desert?

Yes, absolutely. The Sahara Desert offers a mesmerizing and unique experience with its vast, golden sand dunes, breathtaking landscapes, and the opportunity to witness stunning sunsets and starry nights. It’s a must-visit destination for those seeking adventure and the beauty of nature in its raw and awe-inspiring form.

How long is the camel ride in Merzouga?

The camel ride in Merzouga typically lasts between 30 minutes to an hour. Enjoy the serene desert landscape as you embark on this unique and memorable experience.

How many nights do you need in the Merzouga?

We recommend staying for 2 nights in Merzouga to fully experience the beauty of the Sahara Desert. This allows you to enjoy a camel trek, witness breathtaking sunsets and sunrises, camp under the stars, engage in thrilling Quad and dune buggy activities, and even visit nomadic communities. It’s the perfect duration to savor the unique beauty and cultural richness of the desert landscape.

What is the best desert tour from Marrakech?

The Merzouga desert tour is widely regarded as the best choice for an immersive Sahara experience. Opting for a 4 or 5-day tour allows you to fully explore the mesmerizing beauty of the desert. From Marrakech, venture into the enchanting landscapes of Merzouga, where towering sand dunes, charming Berber villages, and starry desert nights await. This extended duration ensures a more comprehensive and unforgettable journey through the heart of the Sahara.

What to take when going to the desert?

When heading to the desert, essentials include lightweight clothing, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, comfortable shoes, a camera, and plenty of water. Additionally, consider bringing a scarf for protection against blowing sand and a flashlight for the night. Check the weather and plan accordingly.

How do I book a tour?

Booking a tour with us is a breeze. Follow these simple steps:

A) Reach Out: Start by emailing us to express your interest and inquire about availability.

B) Reservation Confirmation: Upon reaching out, we’ll guide you through the reservation process. Typically, a deposit is required to secure your spot.

2. Is a deposit required, and how much is it?

Yes, indeed, a deposit is typically required to confirm your booking. Furthermore, the amount varies based on the specific tour package you choose. Importantly, this initial payment is crucial, as it not only secures your spot but also enables us to make all necessary arrangements for your upcoming adventure.

3. What payment methods are available for the deposit?

We strive to make the deposit process as convenient as possible. Additionally, you can make your deposit through various methods, with debit card payments via PayPal being one of the options. This flexibility ensures that you can choose the method that suits you best.

4. When is the balance payment due and how?

The balance payment for your tour is typically due either before the start of your trip or upon arrival. We accept various payment methods, including bank transfers, making it convenient for you to settle the balance. If you ever have questions or need assistance with the balance payment, our dedicated customer service team is here to help.

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Currency

MAD, د.م. (Dirham)

Plugs and Adapters

As a traveler from the USA, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand, you will need an adapter for Type C and Type E connectors.

Visa

Are you planning an international trip and wondering about the complexities of visa applications? Unfortunately, we cannot offer you a visa application service, but we can provide you with valuable insights into understanding whether you need one or not. The visa application process can be intricate, but fear not; we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to help you navigate through the basics.

Do I Need a Visa?

The necessity for a visa depends on your nationality and your intended travel destination. Let’s break it down for you:

1. Check Your Nationality

Firstly, identify your home country and its visa agreements with the country you plan to visit. If there is no existing visa agreement, you will likely need to apply for a visa in advance of your departure.

2. Understand Visa Requirements by Country

Here’s a quick guide for citizens of specific countries:

a. US Citizens

Great news for Americans! US citizens typically don’t need a visa for many destinations. Nevertheless, always double-check the specific requirements for your chosen location.

b. UK Citizens

Likewise, citizens of the United Kingdom usually enjoy visa-free travel to most countries. Confirm the details based on your intended destination.

c. Australian Citizens

Australians often have the privilege of visa-free travel to various places. Before you pack, verify the visa requirements for your chosen destination.

d. New Zealand Citizens

If you’re a citizen of New Zealand, you likely won’t need a visa for many destinations. Still, it’s wise to check the specific requirements for your intended travel spot.

Special Note: Morocco

Good news for those planning a trip to Morocco! Citizens of most countries, including the ones mentioned above, typically don’t require a visa for Morocco. It’s a visa-free destination for many travelers.

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Melody G

Couple Traveller

Wow! What an amazing 5-day Morocco Desert trip! The suggested stops along the way were highlights – camel riding, glamping under the stars, hiking the Atlas Mountains, and exploring the beautiful natural landscapes. The hotels were all excellent. Moha, our trip coordinator, provided outstanding support and clear, easy-to-follow directions, making this an unforgettable journey.

25 January 2024

Harper

Group Traveller

The hotels & Desert camp along our journey were top-notch, providing a comfortable retreat after our daily adventures. Moha, our trip organizer, deserves special recognition for his outstanding support. His clear directions and seamless organization made the trip stress-free and allowed us to focus on enjoying the beauty of the journey. We felt well taken care of throughout the entire tour.

20 January 2024

Agostinho

Family Traveller

From the warm hospitality of the local Berbers to the stunning landscapes, this tour was filled with remarkable moments. The 5 days travel itinerary not only showcased the natural beauty of the region but also allowed us to interact with the friendly locals. The trip was a perfect blend of adventure, relaxation, and cultural exploration – an experience we will cherish forever!

15 January 2024

Everett

Group Traveller

Our 5-day desert trip from Marrakech was an absolute delight! From the mesmerizing camel ride through the golden dunes of the Sahara to the cozy camping experience under the starry sky, every moment was fantastic. The Atlas Mountains offered stunning hiking opportunities, and the natural landscapes we explored were nothing short of breathtaking. The well-planned stops made this journey truly memorable!

7 January 2024

Steffany

Group Traveller

We had an enchanting 5-day tour of Morocco Desert with Morocco Tabiarte Tours. From start to finish, the communication, planning, and attention to detail exceeded our expectations, ensuring a smooth and top-notch experience. We can’t recommend Moha and MTT enough! Moha “Our tour operator” took the time to understand what we wanted and tailored the perfect custom trip for our needs and budget. Truly appreciate the hard-work, for crafting a trip of a lifetime and helping us make wonderful memories in the desert! This was an excellent experience we won’t soon forget.

24 December 2023
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