5 Days Desert Tour Marrakech To Merzouga

Tour Details

  • Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
  • Departure Time:8/9 am
  • Departure Location: Marrakech
  • Ending Location: Marrakech
  • Tour Availability: Everyday
  • Tour Type: Private

5 Days Desert Tour Marrakech To Merzouga – Exceptional Vacation!

Our 5 days desert tour Marrakech to Merzouga takes you on a breathtaking expedition in the south of Morocco, get you time to explore each site that they are going to visit. You will enjoy the views of the high Atlas Mountains with its Berber villages, kasbahs, Oasis, and a camel trek in Merzouga over the Erg Chebbi Dunes.
There is nothing more spectacular than an overnight stay in a Berber desert camp. This 5 days desert trip from Marrakech to Merzouga will give you the chance to visit the Berber nomad’s families to learn about their way of living for those who want to discover the real Morocco.

Highlights Of 5 Days Desert Tour Marrakech To Merzouga

– Cross high Atlas mountains
– Beautiful views & panoramics in Tizi Ntichka pass
– Visit the Kasbah Ait Benhaddou and Berber Villages
– Atlas Studios & Kasbah Taourirt
– Dades & Todra Gorges
– Camel trek excursion
– Wonderful sunrise & sunset in the Sahara Desert
– Overnight desert camp
– Berber Nomad families

5 Days Desert Tour Marrakech To Marrakech Itinerary :

Day 1: Marrakech – Telouet Kabah – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate

Our driver will pick you up from your hotel/riad in Marrakech at 8:30 am to start your 5 days desert tour Marrakech to Merzouga in a private 4×4 vehicle direction to Dades valley over the mountains of high Atlas passing through the Tizi Ntichka pass at 2260 m high above the sea level. We’ll enjoy beautiful landscapes with different colors and stops to take photos of the small Berber villages.
Arriving at the Ksar (fortified village) of Ait Ben Hadou where we will visit the famous Kasbah (declared world heritage site by UNESCO in 1986), is one of the most targeted places of shooting many movies such as the Queen of the Desert, Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia…
After lunch in a local restaurant, we will drive to Ouarzazate known as the gate of the desert, where we will spend the first night at the hotel.

Day 2: Ouarzazate – Draa Valley – Erfoud – Merzouga (Desert Camp)

After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll continue our trip of 5 days Marrakech to Sahara desert of Merzouga, taking the road of 1000 kasbahs driving around the colorful villages of the Roses valley, Nkob (small Berber town known for its numerous Kasbahs). We’ll reach to Rissani, which will feel the beginning Saharan oasis after that we will continue to the dunes of Erg Chebbi from here you will take a camel ride for an hour and a half to enjoy the sunset. While on the back of your camel, you will continue to the camp for an overnight in a traditional nomad tent.
Dinner and spend the night in a Sahara desert camp.

Day 3: Tour Around Erg Chebbi Desert By 4×4 – Merzouga

Wake up early in the morning, to enjoy a wonderful sunrise over the sand dunes before you take breakfast and shower, ride back the camels to the hotel, then start our Merzouga excursion with a visit to Hassi labied village and its lush oasis, with palm trees, which is being watered by an irrigation canal, Khamlia village lived by dark skin people (coming from Mali who was brought to Morocco as immigration) where we’ll take a cup of tea meanwhile we listen to a concert of the spiritual music of Gnawa. 
Afterward, we‘ll continue to visit the local market in Rissani and why not an hour ATV Quad biking or Buggy driving in the dunes to end up our day (Not included in the tour price). Dinner and overnight at hotel/riad in Merzouga.

Day 4: Merzouga – Erfoud – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley

After breakfast, we leave the Sahara desert to go to visit Erfoud known for the fossilized rocks before starting our way along rivers, oases, and fortified kasbahs to the best places of the high Atlas, the Todra Gorges carved from the red rocks of the landscape by a river, where you can enjoy a walk in the oasis along Todgha river.
In the afternoon we continue to Dades Valley, also known as the Figs Valley going through Boumalne Dades to get to our hotel overnight.

Day 5: Dades Valley – Ouarzazate – Marrakech

On the last day of the Merzouga desert tour from Marrakech, we’ll drive alongside the Valley of the Roses, Kelaat Magouna the city of roses, and Skoura Palmary, before we carry on to Ouarzazate to visit the Kasbah of Taourirt, the old residence of the Glaoui or Marrakech pasha, and if you are interested we can visit the cinema studios and the cinema museum. After lunch at leisure, we will start our way back to Marrakech going through Tizi Ntichka pass and the high Atlas Mountains with some stops to take pictures. You might also want to end your tour in Essaouira or elsewhere on request.

Important Note: Our proposed tours can be modified and designed according to your requirements and needs, feel free to contact us.

Tour Inclusions

  • Pick-up & drop-off at/from your Accommodation or Airport
  • Private Vehicle with air-conditioned
  • Fuel
  • English/Spanish speaking Driver
  • 1-night stay in Dades Gorges in a traditional Hotel (breakfast & dinner)
  • Camel trek (camel per person)
  • Overnight in private desert camp (breakfast & dinner)
  • Sandboarding (if you are interested)

Tour Exclusions

  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Entrance to monuments (optional)
  • Accommodation in Marrakech
  • Tips


  • Hat.
  • Camera.
  • Sunblock & Sunglasses.
  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Warm clothes in winter.
  • Cotton clothes in summer.
  • Umbrella.
  • Valid passport for 6 months.

Note: Check our blog about what to pack for Morocco


Additional info about the 5 days Marrakech to Sahara desert of Merzouga

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Vegetarian options are available, please let us know at the time of booking if required.
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase).
  • It can be cold at night and in the winter so please bring appropriate clothing.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate.
  • Quad & Buggy driving in dunes are not included in the price but it is possible to add them as an extra.

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5 Days Marrakech To Sahara Desert Of Merzouga Reviews

1009 reviews

Unforgettable 5 Days Desert Tour Marrakech To Merzouga

very nice tour over 5 days from Marrakech to Merzouga. The landscapes were amazing, it is really worth doing the tour on 4 days.

A special thanks to our driver Hassan, who is not only a very good driver but also an excellent guide!
It was really nice being with you. Hopefully we meet again for another tour in this wonderful country

Wonderful tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

My partner and I took the 5-day Desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, and it was fantastic! Omar, our guide, made it an unforgettable experience.

We journeyed through breathtaking landscapes, like the High Atlas Mountains and Todra Gorge, and the camel ride to our Sahara camp was simply magical.

Omar’s knowledge and humor made our trip even better. He took great care of us and taught us so much about Morocco!

Fantastic 5 day tour from Marrakech

Fantastic tour with Omar. Great experience learning about Berber culture and the desert and mountains of Morocco. The luxury desert camp and Camel rides in the dunes was a real highlight. Would 100% recommend it.


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