Start and end in Marrakesh! With the Explorer tour 5 days 4 nights desert tour from Marrakech, you have a 5 days tour package taking you through Marrakesh, Morocco and 6 other destinations in Morocco. 5 days 4 nights desert tour from Marrakech includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.
Day 1 “From Marrakech, we’ll embark on a journey covering 192 kilometers that includes stops in Telouet, the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, and Ouarzazate.”
“You will start your 5-day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga by being picked up from your accommodation, whether it’s a hotel or Riad in the Medina of Marrakech. The journey will take you through the renowned High Atlas Mountains, and you will cross the Tizi N Tichka pass, which is the highest pass in Morocco at 2260 meters above sea level.
During this drive, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes and traditional Berber villages. Your first destination is the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Benhaddou Kasbah. Here, you will embark on a guided walking tour to learn about its rich history and its significance as a popular filming location for numerous iconic movies, including ‘Lawrence of Arabia (1962),’ ‘The Jewel of the Nile (1985),’ ‘Queen Of The Desert,’ ‘Gladiator (2000),’ and ‘Game of Thrones (2013).’
The next leg of your journey will take you to Ouarzazate, often referred to as the ‘Hollywood of Africa.’ This city is where you will spend your first night on the 5-day Desert Tour from Marrakech to the Merzouga desert.”
Day 2 “From Ouarzazate, our journey spans 350 kilometers, taking us through the picturesque Draa Valley, the historic town of Rissani, and finally leading us to the captivating Erg Chebbi Dunes in Merzouga.”merz
“After a satisfying breakfast, your 5-day desert tour from Marrakech to the Sahara desert of Merzouga continues. You’ll traverse the stunning Draa Valley, navigating the striking volcanic rock formations of the Anti Atlas Mountains on your way to Agdez and Tamnougalt. These areas are known for their unique landscapes and are a gateway to trekking in the Jebel Saghro (Saghro Mountain) region, which leads to Dades.
As you progress towards Rissani, a Saharan town steeped in history as the birthplace of the Alaouite dynasty, you’ll discover its bustling traditional market. This market holds a significant place in the region, being one of the largest and most important marketplaces in the southeast of the country for decades. Nomads from various regions converge here for trade and commerce. Rissani is situated just 35 kilometers from Merzouga, making it a crucial hub for the surrounding villages of Erg Chebbi.
Continuing your journey, you’ll head to one of the premier desert destinations, the Erg Chebbi Sahara desert. Here, you’ll embark on a camel trek to reach your desert camp, allowing you to witness a mesmerizing desert sunset as you traverse the sand dunes. An enjoyable evening awaits at the camp, where you’ll savor a delicious dinner and partake in a music gathering featuring Berber drums around a cozy campfire. Your night will be spent in well-appointed tented accommodations.
Day 3 “Discover the Merzouga region, including visits to nomad families for an authentic cultural experience.”
“Today, you’ll experience a remarkable morning amidst the Sahara Desert. It’s well worth waking up early to witness the breathtaking sunrise over the sand dunes. After enjoying this spectacular sight and indulging in a hearty breakfast, you’ll have the opportunity to freshen up. Your camel ride will then take you back to the starting point where you’ll reunite with your driver at the dune line.
Next, embark on an off-road exploration adventure of the surrounding villages, including Hassi Labied and the Khamlia village, which is renowned for its talented musicians known for their love of Gnawa music, originating from Sub-Saharan countries. Your journey will continue with a visit to Mefes, a small town with a history tied to lead mines.
In the afternoon, you can choose to relax at your accommodation or venture out to visit the dunes and witness the captivating sunset once again. The night will be spent at your hotel.”
Day 4 From Merzouga, our journey extends over 260 kilometers, leading us through Erfoud and onward to the Todra Gorges before arriving in the enchanting Dades Valley.”
Following a satisfying breakfast at your hotel, you’ll reunite with your driver as you commence your return journey from the desert to Dades Valley. Along the way, you’ll make stops in Erfoud, a small city renowned for its fossilized rocks and the artisans skilled in crafting them.
Continuing on our tour, we’ll reach Todra Gorges, where you’ll encounter magnificent canyons that are a hidden treasure for rock climbers. You’ll have the opportunity for a leisurely walk in this stunning natural setting before concluding your day at a hotel in Dades Valley, where you’ll spend the night.”
Day 5 “From Dades Valley, we’ll embark on a 330-kilometer journey that will take us through Ouarzazate before we reach our final destination, Marrakech.”
“As we continue our 5-day, 4-night Marrakech desert tour, you’ll start the day with breakfast at your Dades hotel. Our journey takes us back to Marrakech, leading us through the city of roses, Kelaa Mgouna, and the lush Skoura palmary. From there, we’ll proceed on our route to Marrakech, passing through Ouarzazate and making a stop at the iconic Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou.
Along the way, you’ll be treated to stunning vistas of the High Atlas mountains and navigate the Tichka Pass, eventually arriving in the vibrant city of Marrakech. We will drop you off at your chosen accommodation, marking the end of your memorable desert adventure.”
This tour offers Jain, Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal and Kosher food options on request. Simply let Morocco Magic Trip know the food option that you prefer.