5 days trip from Marrakech to Sahara Desert Merzouga

5 days trip from Marrakech to Merzouga


5 days trip from Marrakech to Merzouga is a perfect choice to spend much time with locals and live a new way of living while travelling. In addition, you will have the occasion to see other historical sites and panoramic views outside the usual touristic routes. 5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga will take you through the Atlas mountains, Berber villages, thousands of kasbahs, valleys and deserts.

Highlights of the 5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

  • Cross the High Atlas Mountains, enjoying breathtaking views.
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed Kasbah, a well-preserved example of Moroccan earthen architecture.
  • Marvel at the impressive rock formations and landscapes of Dades.
  • Explore the historical town with its traditional souks and historical significance.
  • Witness the breathtaking sunrise over the Sahara and explore the dunes.
  • Visit local nomadic communities and learn about their traditional way of life.
  • Spend the night in a traditional desert camp, under the stars, with local music and cuisine.

Suggested itinerary for the 5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga:

Day 1: Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Skoura -Dades Gorges

The 5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga starts with hotel pick up then we will drive via the High Atlas Mountains, we explore the Ouarzazate, and visit the Atlas film studios. We do not miss a visit to Taourirt Kasbah, we continue to Skoura and Kalaat M’gouna. We will spend a night in Dades Gorges with dinner at the local riad or hotel.

Day 2: Dades – Todra Valley – Desert – Merzouga

After breakfast our 5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga continues and we get to Tineghir with it’s beautiful palm grove. We explore the Todgha Gorges, and enjoy a short trek along the canyons of about 300 m high. We continue to Tinijdad and Erfoud. Once you arrive in Merzouga we spot the dunes of Erg Chebbi. Overnight in the desert hotel with dinner.

Day 3: Erg Chebbi Camel Excursion

After breakfast, we explore the Sahara desert. We visit the Nomad Museum of Hassi Labied, then we listen to Khamlia musicians and we enjoy a 4×4 off-road drive around the dunes of Erg Chebbi. We will take a 2 hours camel ride to watch the desert sunset. You will spend the night in the bivouac in Merzouga camp. Enjoy dinner and night in Merzouga Sahara desert camp.

Day 4: Erg Chebbi – Alnif – Draa Valley – Ouarzazate

The 5 days trip from Marrakech to Merzouga continues and we wake up early, to see a magnificent sunrise. We will ride the camels, back to the hotel. We continue to Rissani, we visit the Trilobite centre at Alnif. We visit N’Qob and explore the palm groves of Draa Valley near Agdz. We stop in Ouarzazate to have dinner and spend a night in a local hotel.

Day 5: Ouarzazate – Ait Benhaddou – Marrakech

On the last day of the 5 days trip from Marrakech to Merzouga we travel to Taourirt Kasbah, then the local Atlas Film Studios and we drive to Ait Ben Haddou to visit Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou followed by travel to Telouet Kasbah. We continue through the High Atlas Mountains, toward Marrakech where our 5 days desert tour from Marrakech ends.

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Included in the 5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

  • All hotel/riad transfers.
  • Private travel from Marrakech in a comfortable A/C vehicle.
  • English-speaking driver/guide.
  • All dinners and breakfasts.
  • Camel excursion to Merzouga camp.
  • Comfortable accommodation in riad/hotel and Sahara camp.

Booking Inquiries

Frequently asked questions:

The 5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga takes around 9 hours to reach Merzouga desert, However, we include the first night in Dades Gorges to reduce the driving hours.

  • Pack appropriate clothing for the desert, including lightweight, breathable clothing, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
  • Comfortable walking shoes are essential for exploring desert terrain.
  • Bring a warm jacket or layers for cooler evenings in the desert.

The cost can vary significantly depending on the duration, type of accommodations, and inclusions. Budget options can start at around 200$ per person, while luxury tours can cost several hundred dollars or more.

Yes, a 4×4 car is available to take you to the camp as an alternative to dromedaries.

You will be staying at a private tent in the desert camp and have a private bathroom.

The answer is yes, you can bring your drinks with you to the camp.

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