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5 DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM MARRAKECH

Marrakech, Maroc

Price

599

Duration

5 days

Max People

70

Min Age

10+

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overview : 5 DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM MARRAKECH

Embark on an unforgettable 5 days desert tour from Marrakech. This carefully curated itinerary allows you to explore numerous remarkable sites within a short period. Your adventure begins with a captivating journey through the majestic High Atlas Mountains, crossing the scenic Tizi-N-Tichka pass. Immerse yourself in the splendor of the Ait-Ben-Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and delve into the cultural delights of Ouarzazate city. Traverse the picturesque Draa Valley, home to Morocco's longest river, and discover the charming town of Rissani.

In the picturesque Merzouga Sahara Desert, the expedition's high point is waiting. Take a camel ride across the golden dunes, see the stunning sunrise and sunset, and revel in the magic of spending the night in a traditional desert camp. While traveling over the Sahara's immense expanse in a cozy 4x4 vehicle, you may explore its magical ambiance.

Continuing your 5 days desert tour from Marrakech, you'll venture into the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Dades Valley, marvel at the grandeur of the Todra Gorges, and visit the iconic Amridil Kasbah. As your adventure draws to a close, we return to the vibrant city of Marrakech, leaving you with cherished memories of an extraordinary desert exploration.

HIGHLIGHTS OF: 5 DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM MARRAKECH:

  1. Majestic High Atlas Mountains: Traverse through the awe-inspiring High Atlas Mountains, taking in the breathtaking vistas as you journey through the scenic Tizi-N-Tichka pass.
  2. Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah: Immerse yourself in the ancient charm of the renowned Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a remarkable example of Moroccan architectural heritage.
  3. Ouarzazate: Explore the fascinating city of Ouarzazate, known as the "Gateway to the Desert," where you can visit renowned film studios and witness the grandeur of the Taourirt Kasbah.
  4. Enchanting Draa Valley: Marvel at the picturesque landscapes of the Draa Valley, meandering along the longest river in Morocco, dotted with lush palm tree groves and traditional Berber villages.
  5. Merzouga Sahara Desert: Experience the enchantment of the Merzouga Sahara Desert, embarking on a camel ride across golden sand dunes, witnessing the mesmerizing sunset and sunrise, and spending a night in a desert camp under a star-studded sky.
  6. Cultural Exploration in Rissani: Immerse yourself in the rich history and vibrant culture of Rissani, visiting its ancient town and bustling souks, where local traditions come alive.
  7. Majestic Todra Gorges: Admire the natural wonder of the Todra Gorges, where a river has carved a breathtaking canyon with towering red cliffs, offering a paradise for rock climbers and breathtaking photo opportunities.
  8. Scenic Dades Valley: Journey through the captivating Dades Valley, characterized by its stunning rock formations and picturesque landscapes that will leave you in awe.
  9. Authentic Berber Villages and Kasbahs: Encounter the traditional Berber way of life as you visit authentic villages and magnificent kasbahs, such as the Amridil Kasbah, immersing yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Morocco.
  10. Return to Marrakech: Conclude your remarkable 5 days from Marrakech with a scenic drive back to Marrakech, traversing the High Atlas Mountains once again, reflecting on the incredible memories and experiences gained throughout the tour.

*This package trip requires a minimum of 2 people.

*Can be customized upon request, to meet traveler's needs

*4 Nights Standard Hotel/Lodge accommodation

Included/Excluded

  • Specialized bilingual guide
  • Transportation service for both pickup and drop-off is provided.
  • Private Transport with fuel
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfasts.
  • Each participant will have the opportunity to ride a camel and witness the sunrise or sunset
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Tips

Tour Plan : 5 DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM MARRAKECH

DAY 1 : Marrakech - High Atlas mountains- Telouat Kasbah – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah – Ouarzazate

Commencing the 5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, you will be promptly picked up from either Marrakech airport or your accommodation. Embark on a scenic drive through the captivating High Atlas mountains, including the awe-inspiring Tizi-N-Tichka pass, where we'll make stops to admire the panoramic views of the breathtaking landscapes.

Continuing our journey, we'll explore the renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a fortified village with a rich cinematic history, having featured in numerous films like Gladiator, Alexander, The Mummy, and popular TV series like Game of Thrones. Following this, we'll proceed to Ouarzazate, famously known as "The Gate of the Desert," where you'll enjoy a delightful dinner and spend the night at a comfortable hotel.

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

On the 2nd day of the 5 days desert tour from Marrakech, Following a delightful breakfast, our exploration begins in Ouarzazate. Our first stop is the renowned Atlas Studios, where numerous famous movies have been filmed. We also visit the Taourirt Kasbah, a captivating ancient mud castle fortified with historical significance. Departing from Ouarzazate, we go to Agdz, where we join the mesmerizing Draa Valley, Morocco's longest river. Driving alongside this scenic river, we pause to admire panoramic views of palm tree groves, stunning Kasbahs, and traditional Berber villages. Enjoy some free time for lunch in either Nkob or Alnif, savoring the local cuisine.

After lunch, we continue our journey towards Merzouga Sahara, passing through the charming town of Rissani. Upon reaching the Erg Chebbi dunes, we switch our mode of transportation to camels, embarking on an unforgettable trek across the Sahara desert. A special stop is made atop a majestic dune, allowing you to witness the enchanting spectacle of a magical sunset. Our destination is a unique desert camp that combines the traditional tents of the nomads with luxurious amenities. Immerse yourself in the campsite atmosphere, as the rhythmic beats of Berber drums resonate while you dance around the campfire under the twinkling canopy of stars. Conclude the day with a delectable dinner and enjoy an overnight stay in the camp, surrounded by the tranquil desert ambiance.

DAY 3 : Explore Merzouga region – Nomads – Khamlia – Merzouga lake – Erg Chebbi – palm grove

On the third day of our 5 days desert tour from Marrakech, we begin the morning with an unforgettable experience: rising early to see the beautiful sunrise in the middle of the desert. Spend a little time eating a leisurely breakfast. We then ride camels back to Merzouga, where our driver is waiting to take us on the next leg of our journey across the area.

Today is dedicated to unraveling the wonders of Merzouga and its surrounding areas, which boast an array of incredible sites ranging from vast dunes to picturesque oases, wild lakes, and even fossil-rich places. These landscapes provide the perfect backdrop for a multitude of outdoor activities.

Our adventure begins in Merzouga as we venture off-road to visit an ancient eyeliner mine, immersing ourselves in the history and traditions of the region. Next, we have the opportunity to meet and engage with the nomadic people in their beautifully handcrafted woven tents, while savoring a cup of authentic Berber tea. Continuing our journey, we reach the charming Khamlia village, known for its vibrant Gnaoua music and captivating dancing performances. The residents of Khamlia trace their origins back to sub-Saharan countries like Mali, Sudan, and Niger. Enjoy some free time for lunch in a local restaurant.

Afterward, we take a stroll through a palm tree grove, embracing the tranquility of nature. We then drive a short distance to admire the gorgeous wild lake of Merzouga, often adorned with graceful flamingos. Conclude the day with a delightful dinner and an overnight stay in a comfortable hotel, allowing you to relax and recharge for the adventures that await on the remaining days of our remarkable desert tour.

DAY 4 : Merzouga Sahara – Rissani – Erfoud – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley

On the 4th day of the 5 days from Marrakech, Following a delicious breakfast, we bid farewell to the captivating desert and set off to explore Rissani, the ancient capital of Tafilalet. Rissani remains a bustling trading center in the region, particularly vibrant on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays when its lively souk comes to life.

After immersing ourselves in the vibrant atmosphere of Rissani Souk, we continue our journey to Erfoud, where we have the opportunity to visit one of the workshops showcasing exquisite fossilized marble creations. Our route then takes us through the picturesque palm groves of Touroug and Tinjdad, eventually leading us to the awe-inspiring Todra Gorges. Carved by the course of the Todra River, these grand canyons boast towering red cliffs that create a breathtaking sight. Rock climbers will find these gorges to be an ideal playground, while all visitors can wander and appreciate the awe-inspiring beauty of the landscape. Enjoy some free time for lunch at a local restaurant.

Continuing our expedition, we proceed to the scenic Dades Valley, passing through Boumalne Dades. Along the way, we make inevitable stops to marvel at the unique rock formation known as "monkey fingers" and soak in the panoramic views from a mountain peak overlooking the picturesque Dades Valley. Finally, we conclude the day with a delightful dinner and an overnight stay in a comfortable hotel, allowing you to relax and rejuvenate for the adventures that await in the coming days of our unforgettable 5 days tour from Marrakech to the Sahara desert.

DAY 5 : Dades Valley – Roses Valley – Palm Groves of Skoura – Amridil Kasbah – High Atlas Mountains – Marrakech

On the final day of your extraordinary 5 days days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, our journey continues to Kalaa Magouna, where we visit the captivating Rose Valley. Every May, a vibrant Rose Festival takes place, showcasing the local community's array of rose-based products, including perfumes, rose water, oils, and cosmetic items. Immerse yourself in the delightful scents and offerings of this festival.

We then embark on a scenic drive, passing by various Kasbahs, among them the picturesque Amridil Kasbah, surrounded by the lush palm tree groves of Skoura. Our route leads us to Ouarzazate, where you will have some free time to enjoy a leisurely lunch in town.

Afterward, we set off on a memorable journey back to Marrakech, driving through the breathtaking Tizi-N-Tichka pass and the majestic High Atlas Mountains. As we navigate these stunning landscapes, take in the panoramic views that unfold before us.

Finally, we conclude our 5 days desert tour from Marrakech by dropping you off at your accommodation or Marrakech airport, ensuring a convenient end to this remarkable adventure. Cherish the memories and experiences gathered during your time in Morocco's captivating desert landscapes.

Tour Map : 5 DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM MARRAKECH

Questions & Answers

How can I make a reservation for this tour? What is the cancellation policy?

To confirm your reservation for the Trip, we kindly request a small deposit to be paid via PayPal, Wise, or bank transfer. The remaining balance can be paid in cash at the time of pick-up, in euros, dollars, or dirhams to your driver.Is it possible to pay the entire amount using PayPal?While we usually prefer cash payments to avoid transaction fees and delays associated with PayPal, we can accept complete payments via PayPal in some cases. Please note that a 5% fee will be applied to cover the additional transaction charges. If you prefer this payment method, we recommend arranging the payment prior to the tour.Is it possible to pay the entire amount via Wise or bank transfer?Certainly, we accept the full payment through Wise or bank transfer. However, a 2% surcharge will be applied to cover the transaction fees.Cancellation Policy:To receive a full refund, please cancel your reservation at least 15 days prior to the start date of the tour.

What are the essential items to pack for this trip?

Here is a suggested packing list for your Morocco desert tour:
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat or scarf
  • Comfortable long pants for the camel trek
  • Lightweight long-sleeved shirts
  • Sturdy sandals or shoes
  • Flip flops
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Portable charger
  • First aid kit
  • Small backpack for carrying essentials
  • Wallet for securing valuables such as phones and cards

Is there access to electricity at the desert camp?

Yes, the desert camp is powered by solar panels, providing electricity.

Can I find towels and toilet paper provided at the camp?

Certainly, towels and toilet paper are available at the desert camp. However, it is advisable to bring your own as a precautionary measure.

Can I trust that my luggage will be secure during my stay in the Sahara desert?

Rest assured that we will transport all your luggage to the camp, ensuring that it will be waiting for you in your tent upon your arrival

Are the tents at the desert camp private or shared?

The tents at the desert camp are always private, but there is a distinction between standard and luxury camps. In the standard camp, the bathroom facilities are shared, while in the luxury camp, the tents have private ensuite bathrooms.

What is the duration of the camel trek in Merzouga desert?

The duration of the camel trek in the Merzouga desert can vary, but it generally lasts between one to two hours.

Is sandboarding available in the Merzouga desert?

Sandboarding is possible in the Erg Chebbi dunes of the Merzouga desert.

Are there alternative transportation options to reach the camp instead of using camels?

Certainly! For travelers who prefer not to ride camels, we offer the option of transportation in a 4×4 car to transfer you to and from the camp. This alternative mode of transportation is available at no extra cost. Simply inform us of your preference at the time of booking, and we will make the necessary arrangements for your comfortable transfer to the camp.

Is it necessary to bring a sleeping bag for the overnight desert trip in Marrakech?

No, a sleeping bag is not required for the overnight Marrakech desert tour. The desert camp we provide is equipped with all the necessary amenities to ensure your comfort during your stay.

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