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5 Day Morocco Desert Tour from Marrakech

(3 Reviews)
  • 5 Days / 4 Nights
  • 1+ People
  • Breakfasts & Dinners Included
  • Comfortable Vehicle
  • 1000 Km
  • Pickup & Drop Off Included
Tour Details

Join us on a 5-day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, where you can explore the Sahara desert. Enjoy camel rides, spend your nights under the starry sky, and take in the breathtaking views of the sand dunes. Immerse yourself in southern Morocco’s unique culture and traditions as you venture deep into the desert on Immerse yourself in southern Morocco’s unique culture and traditions as you venture deep into the desert on this journey. Discover the stunning landscapes and learn about the way of life in the Sahara desert.

Departure & Return Location

From Marrakech to Marrakech Via Desert

Departure Time

Depart from Marrakech at 8 am

Price Includes

  • Confortable Car
  • 1 Night in Luxury Desert Camp & 3 Night in Hotel
  • Camel Ride in Sahara Desert
  • Breakfasts & Dinners
  • Fuel

Price Excludes

  • Monument Fees
  • Lunches
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Tips to Drivers & Guides
What to Expect

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.

  • Spectacular views of the Atlas Mountains landscapes
  • Explore the UNESCO world heritage of Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah
  • Spend a night in the middle of the stunning Dades gorges
  • Panoramic aspects of Erg Chebbi dunes
  • Watch Sunset over the sand dunes
  • Overnight Camping at Merzouga Desert Camp
Itinerary: 5 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech

Day 1Marrakech, High Atlas Mountains, Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, and Ouarzazate

The 5 days of Morocco desert tour starts with an early pick-up from the airport or your accommodation in Marrakech. Then drive through the fascinating High Atlas mountains and Tizi-N-Tichka pass. Stops will be made for panoramic views of the breathtaking landscapes.

Day 2Ouarzazate – Agdz -Draa Valley – Nkob- Merzouga Desert – Camel trekking – overnight in a luxury camp

After breakfast, we explore the city of Ouarzazate. Firstly, we visit the Atlas studios, where various famous movies were shot, and visit the Taourirt Kasbah: an ancient fortified mud castle. We then depart towards Agdz and join the Draa Valley, the longest river in Morocco. We will drive along it, and stop for panoramic views of the palm tree groves, spectacular Kasbahs, and Berber villages. Free time for lunch in Nkob or Alnif.

After lunch, we continue to Merzouga Sahara through Rissani. When we reach the Erg Chebbi sand dunes you switch to camels to cross the Sahara desert. A stop will be made for you on top of a big dune to observe the magical sunset. Then continue to the camp which is a combination of the traditional tents of nomads and the luxury a hotel has. At the campsite, you can enjoy the Berber drum music while dancing around the campfire, under the open sky of shiny stars. Dinner and overnight stay in the camp

Day 3Explore Merzouga region – Nomads – Khamlia – Erg Chebbi – palm grove

Getting up early in the morning is a must-do to contemplate the beautiful sunrise in the middle of the desert. Free time for breakfast. Then you return on camels to Merzouga, where the driver awaits. We dedicate the day to exploring the region of Merzouga. The area has so many incredible sites, from sandy dunes, mines, and fossil areas to fabulous oases. Which are the ideal places for so many outdoor activities?

Firstly, we start our journey in Merzouga by driving off-road to visit an ancient eyeliner mine. Then we visit the nomads in their handmade, woven tent. Learn how they live while drinking Berber tea. Our next destination is Khamlia village, where you will enjoy the Gnaoua music and dancing performances. Its inhabitants are from sub-Saharan countries like Mali, Sudan and Niger. Free time for lunch in a restaurant. After that, we take a stroll in the palm tree grove. Dinner and overnight In a hotel

Day 4Merzouga Sahara – Rissani – Erfoud – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley

After breakfast, we leave the desert to visit Rissani town, the ancient capital of Tafilalet. Rissani is still a major trading center in the region, with a large souk lively on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.

After a stroll in Rissani Souk, we continue to Erfoud, where we visit one of the workshops for fossilized marble. Then we drive through Touroug and Tinjdad palm groves to reach the Todra Gorges. The course of the Todra River has carved out a grand canyon through the mountains, making a high, red cliff-sided canyon. These gorges are an ideal place for rock climbers. Feel free to wander in the gorges and appreciate the beauty of the landscape. Free time for lunch in a restaurant. Then we continue to the Dades valley, through Boumalne Dades. Inevitable stops at the “monkey fingers” rock formation And on a spot atop a mountain overlooking the Dades Valley. Finally, dinner and overnight in a hotel.

Day 5Dades Valley – Roses Valley – High Atlas Mountains – Marrakech

On the last day of your Morocco desert tour, we continue to Kalaa Magouna to visit the Rose Valley. A rose festival is held annually in May. Where the locals offer their rose products, from perfumes, rose water, and oil to cosmetic products, Then we drive along various Kasbahs, including Amridil Kasbah, surrounded by the palm tree grove of Skoura. We reach Ouarzazate, free time for lunch in town. Then we continue to Marrakech by driving through the Tizi-N-Tichka Pass and the High Atlas Mountains. Finally, we drop you off at your accommodation or the airport in Marrakech. End of the tour

5 Days in Morocco Itinerary from Marrakech


Is the camel ride suitable for everyone?

Yes, a camel ride is generally suitable for most people. However, if you have health concerns, it’s advisable to consult with your guide beforehand.

 What should I pack for the trip?

Pack comfortable clothing, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a camera, and a light jacket for cooler evenings. Don’t forget essentials like your passport and any necessary medications.

Are meals included in the tour package?

Our 3-day trip from Marrakech to Fes via the Sahara Desert includes breakfasts and dinners. It does not include lunches.

Is it necessary to book the trip in advance?

It’s recommended to book in advance, especially during peak seasons, to secure your spot and ensure a smoother travel experience

How to Book the Tour? What is the cancelation policy?

To confirm the 5-day desert tour from Marrakech, we require a small deposit to be paid over PayPal, Wise, or bank transfer to our account. the balance is payable in cash at the pickup, to be paid to your driver in euros, or equivalently in dollars or dirhams.

Is it possible to make the full payment with PayPal?

Usually, we request the balance payments in cash because PayPal also has many transaction fees and operational delays since it’s a world institution. Sometimes, we can accept the complete payment via Paypal; however, a 5% fee will be applied to hide the additional transaction charges. If you’re considering this method, it’s best to rearrange the payment before the tour.

Cancelation Policy

For a full refund, cancel a minimum of 20 days before the beginning date of the experience.


3 Reviews
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Dean K.

Couple Traveller

Incredible journey through Morocco! The tour was a perfect blend of cultural immersion and natural beauty. The guide shared fascinating insights into each location, making the trip educational as well. Riding camels in the Sahara and watching the sunrise were surreal experiences. If you want a comprehensive and enriching Morocco experience, this tour is a great choice.

October 20, 2023

Alan J.

Family Traveller

The 5-day Morocco tour from Marrakech was a dream come true. The diverse landscapes, from the High Atlas mountains to the Sahara desert, were breathtaking. The camel rides at Merzouga and the nights in the desert camp were truly magical. Our guide was knowledgeable and made the journey even more enjoyable. Highly recommended

October 8, 2023

Elizabeth D

Solo Traveller

This 5-day tour covers all the must-see destinations, and the itinerary is well-planned. Ait-Ben-Haddou Kasbah and the Draa Valley were highlights for me. The accommodations were comfortable, and the desert experience in Merzouga exceeded my expectations. A fantastic trip overall!

January 6, 2022
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