5-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech

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Morocco Travel Itineraries > Tours from Marrakech > 5-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech


Morocco travel itineraries is offering you the greatest way to go on a Desert Tour from Marrakech and explore the greatest view you can ever see as well as the natural beauty of Morocco.

On this 5-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech, you’ll begin the tour from Marrakesh city to go then and discover the high Atlas highlands, travel to Kasbah Ait Benhadou, and end your first day in The beautiful Ouarzazate.

We’ll then head to Agdz, Draa Valley, Nkob, Rissani, and Merzouga so that you can enjoy its iconic sand dunes and the Sahara Desert experience it offers. After that, we’ll go back to Ouarzazate in order to explore the rose valley.

What is the desert tour of Marrakech to FES highlights?

  • Camel trek in the Moroccan Sahara Desert
  • Tour the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah
  • Visit the Moroccan valleys
  • Stop by the souks of Rissani and Erfoud

Itinerary of the Desert Tour from Marrakech

Day 1: Marrakech to High Atlas mountains – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate

We start our Desert Tour from Marrakech by picking you up in the morning from the airport or the meeting point we agreed on in Marrakesh.

Then we drive through the Tizi-N-Tichka pass that takes us to the stunning High Atlas mountains where Toubkal, the highest top in Morocco is located. After that, we visit a walled fortified town recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, that has been featured in several popular movies and TV series like Game of Thrones.

Afterward, we head to the famous Ouarzazate, where we enjoy a delicious dinner and spend the night.

Day 2: Ouarzazate – Agdz – Draa Valley – Nkob – Rissani – Merzouga

Once we have our breakfast, we’ll begin our tour in Ouarzazate to stop at one of the biggest film studios in the world Atlas Studios, where many movies were produced, then we’ll visit Taourirt Kasbah so that next we head to a small Moroccan town in the Drâa-Tafilalet region called Agdz so that we can reach the Draa River, the longest river in Morocco.

Our next stop will be in Alnif to have lunch there together so then we continue our tour from Merzouga to Erg Chebbi dunes and switch to camels and ride into the Sahara desert to witness the breathtaking sunset.

We then make our way to the camp, where you can experience the rich Berber culture while participating in lively dances around the campfire under an open sky filled with dazzling stars. Finally, we’ll end the day with Dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 3: Merzouga – Nomads – Khamlia – Merzouga lake – Erg Chebbi – Palm Grove

The next morning, make sure to not miss the sunrise over the desert. It’s so beautiful and shouldn’t be missed. Afterward, we will enjoy a typical Moroccan breakfast and get ready for a ride on camelback to return to Merzouga, where your driver will be waiting for you to give you a tour around the Merzouga region where you get to see many amazing sights including dunes, natural lakes, mines, fossil sites, and a charming oasis.

Then we’ll go on an off-road journey to an eyeliner mine so that we later move to observing and exploring the nomad’s way of living, we’ll have the opp to have a cup of mint tea with a Berber nomad family who still lives under an Amazigh tent in the Sahara.

Then if you’re interested in discovering a new type of music, we’ll stop at Khamlia Hamlet to enjoy the sounds of Gnaoua music and have lunch. Afterward, we continue our journey discovering the palm tree grove and enjoying the view from a flamingo lake near Merzouga, then dinner and an overnight spent in a hotel.

Day 4: Merzouga – Rissani – Erfoud – Todgha gorges – Dades valley

Right after having breakfast, we will head to Rissan Town where you’ll get to explore its bustling souk, which is an important hub for trade in the region.

Once we explore the lively Rissani Souk, our journey continues to Erfoud, where we can visit one of the workshops that craft beautiful items from fossilized marble. We then pass through the scenic palm fields of Touroug and Tinjdad, eventually arriving at the Todra Gorges. These gorges are formed by the path of the Todra River, carving a magnificent canyon with impressive red rock walls. Climbing enthusiasts will appreciate the beauty and challenges these gorges offer.

Afterward, we continue our adventure to the Dades Valley via Boumalne Dades, and we’ll pause at the unique rock formation known as the “monkey fingers,” which provides stunning views of the Dades Valley. For dinner and accommodation, we settle into a comfortable hotel, ensuring a restful night’s stay.

Day 5: Dades Valley – Roses Valley – Skoura – Ouarzazate – Amridil Kasbah – High Atlas Mountains – Marrakech

On the final day of our Desert Tour from Marrakech, After breakfast at your hotel, we will head to Rose Valley and take you to explore the Rose Festival which is held annually in May, where locals showcase various rose-related products like perfumes, rose water, oils, and cosmetics.

During our journey, we will pass by more fascinating Kasbahs, including the Amridil Kasbah, which is surrounded by the palm tree forest of Skoura. We will stop for a delicious lunch in Ouarzazate. Afterward, we continue our trip back to Marrakech, taking the route that passes through the scenic Tizi-N-Tichka pass and the breathtaking High Atlas Mountains.

Finally, we will safely drop you off at your hotel or the Marrakech airport, marking the end of your Desert Tour from Marrakech. We hope you had a memorable experience filled with incredible sights and cherished memories.

Price Includes and Excludes of Desert Tour from Marrakech

Price Includes

  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Tour Guide
  • All transportation in destination location

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees

Frequently asked questions.

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

Morocco’s Sahara desert of  Zagora desert is about 6 hours away from Marrakech, and about 10 hours for Merzouga desert.

what should I bring for this trip?

We recommend bringing with you:

  • Sunscreen for regular use
  • Sports sandals, trainers, or hiking boots
  • A light jacket if you’re coming in November – March
  • Long comfortable jeans
  • Sunglasses
  • A hat or headscarf to block the sun & dust
  • Don’t forget to bring with you any medications you might require during this trip

how do I pay for the Tour?

We require a small deposit to be paid via PayPal to our account just to confirm your 5 days desert tour from Marrakech, then the rest is paid in cash to our guide/ driver in Euros, Dollars, or in Dirhams.

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