5 DAYS TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO FES ITINERARY

OVERVIEW

Come along for a five-day adventure that takes you from Marrakech to Merzouga, the Sahara desert exploration destination. Saddle up for a camel ride, spend the evenings beneath the stars, and marvel at the sand dunes' stunning vistas.

During this five-day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, you will travel deep into the desert and experience the distinctive culture and customs of southern Morocco. Learn about the way of living in the Sahara desert and take in the breathtaking scenery.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 5 DAYS TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO MERZOUGA

  • Traveling across the magnificent Tizi-N-Tichka pass and over the High Atlas Mountains
  • Seeing numerous stunning traditional Berber villages
  • Investigating the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a World Heritage Site
  • seeing an ancient Kasbah in Ouarzazate and the most renowned film studio in Africa
  • a night in the Dades Valley in a stunning riad
  • Marching beneath Todra's slender canyon in Tinghir
  • Camels riding in the sands of Erg Chebbi
  • seeing the serene Merzouga desert sunsets and sunrises
  • Stargazing in the desert under the stars
  • In the middle of nowhere, cozy and private desert camp tent for sleeping
  • Taking an off-road vehicle to see a nomadic family
  • exploring a traditional souk in Morocco

WHY A PRIVATE 5 DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO MERZOUGA?

To fully appreciate the grandeur of southern Morocco, choose our exclusive 5-day desert journey from Marrakech to Merzouga. You will be able to enjoy everything, from riding camels in the desert to touring ancient Kasbahs. Explore the Merzouga desert for the whole day, stopping to see a nomad family along the way. The best thing about this schedule is that it cuts down on the amount of time you spend on the road so you can spend more time exploring the Sahara desert.

5 DAY MARRAKECH TO MERZOUGA TOUR ITINERARY:

Check out the 5 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga itinerary below to know what to expect from the trip. You can personalize the program to your interests.

DAY 1: MARRAKECH \ HIGH ATLAS MOUNTAINS \ AIT BEN HADDOU \ DADES VALLEY

After a hassle-free collection from your lodging, start your 5-day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga. We will go across the breathtaking Tizi-N-Tichka Pass to cross the magnificent High Atlas mountains as we say goodbye to Marrakech. You are free to request stops at any time during the trip; your professional guide and driver will make stops at scenic sites.

Following a delectable lunch in Ait Ben Haddou or Ouarzazate, we will travel via the fascinating Rose Valley and Skoura on our way to the Dades Gorge. You can choose to explore the amazing Amridil Kasbah, a unique fortified town, located in Skoura's gorgeous oasis. If you are visiting in the spring, we can arrange a special stop so you can see the valley decked up with an amazing sight of blooming roses.

When you get in the Dades Gorge, get ready to be mesmerized by the amazing rock formations, sometimes known as "monkey fingers," and enjoy a broad perspective of the breathtaking Gorge. We will finally travel to your hotel for a well-earned overnight stay, dinner, and a relaxing evening.

Driving distance: Approximately 353 km

Driving time: Approximately 6 hr 30 min

Day 2: DADES VALLEY \ TODRA GORGE \ MERZOUGA

At your Dades Valley hotel, begin your second day with a delicious breakfast. After that, we'll head to Tinghir, where you can explore a breathtaking oasis and ancient kasbahs that originally housed Jewish and Berber communities side by side. Before entering the Sahara desert, you will also get to stroll beneath the 300-meter-tall cliffs of the Todra Gorge.

While traveling, we will stop for a substantial lunch. When we get to your desert camp, your camel guide and our camels will be prepared to take you across the golden sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. While traveling, you will pause to enjoy a stunning sunset and go sandboarding atop a tall dune. Around a campfire under a magnificent night sky, our camp staff will feed you a delicious dinner as dusk draws in and dazzle you with captivating Berber drum performances.

Total driving distance: around 275 km.

Total driving time: around 4 Hr

Day 3 : EXPLORATIVE DAY OF THE DESERT

It's best to get up early today so you can enjoy a peaceful sunrise from your camp. We will get you up in a 4x4 car and begin our day of exploration of the Sahara after a delicious breakfast here:

  1. Travel to the location where the nomads are making their home. They will be happy to have you for tea in one of their tents. It's a great chance to learn about their hard life in the wilderness far from society.
  2. Come explore a secret, deserted settlement in the midst of nowhere! The Galena mines are located in the town. They will be visible to you as well.
  3. Travel to a another village named Khamlia, where the residents will perform Gnaoua music for you to hear. They originated in Sudan and other southern African nations. You can also eat lunch at a nearby restaurant here.
  4. If the lake is full, we drive to one close to the town of Merzouga after lunch before continuing on to your riad.

Total driving distance around 57 km

Total driving time around : 1 Hr 15 min

Day 4: MERZOUGA \ RISSANI \ AGDEZ \ OUARZAZATE

This morning's leisurely dawn from your riad's terrace is a reward for rising early. Then we set off on our adventure. We will first make a stop in Rissani's old city, where we will explore a typical souk. After that, travel through the enthralling Draa Valley to Ouarzazate, making a stop in Agdez to take in the valley scenery. In the afternoon, get to your riad in Ouarzazate.

Total driving distance: around 370 km.

Total driving time: around : 5 Hr 20 min

Day 5: OUARZAZATE \ AIT BEN HADDOU KASBAH \ TELOUET KASBAH \ MARRAKECH

We begin our last morning in your riad with a delicious breakfast. Ouarzazate is regarded as the entry point to both Hollywood, Africa, and the Sahara desert. The city is well-known for being a filming site because it is home to the Atlas studio and the historic Kasbah of Taourirt.

We first take in the enthralling vistas of Ouarzazate before continuing on to the fascinating Ait Ben Haddou. This is where we get to see the famous Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, which has been under UNESCO protection since 1987 and is a notable historical site. Its attractiveness is further enhanced by the fact that this amazing fortress has been the setting for many legendary movies and TV shows, such as Gladiator, The Mummy, and Game of Thrones.

After exploring the fascinating Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, we continue our journey via the breathtaking High Atlas Mountains to the bustling city of Marrakech. We will relish taking in views of the intriguing Telouet Kasbah while on the tour.

We will drop you off at your Marrakech lodging after our 5-day desert journey from Marrakech to Merzouga, ensuring your safe return.

Total driving distance: around 203 km.

Total driving time: around 3 Hr 30 Min

INCLUSIVE AND EXCLUSIVE OF THE TOUR

INCLUSIVE

  • On the first day, pick-up from the Casablanca airport or your accommodation
  • comfortable transportation in a van, minibus, or private air-conditioned 4x4 car, depending on the size of your group
  • A tour guide and an English-speaking driver, or a qualified driver who speaks the language
  • A native guide is offered to assist you in exploring the energetic city of Fes.
  • Four nights of lodging with breakfast included
  • Savor dinner at your Dades Gorge hotel and desert camp.
  • Experience an exceptional camel trekking adventure
  • Sandboarding

EXCLUSIVE

  • Lunches
  • Dinner in Chefchaouen and Fes
  • Drinks
  • Entrance Fees once needed
  • Tips (optional)

NOTE

Kindly let us know if you have any changes to the tour itinerary. We may create a version that's comparable or different to suit your requirements. The goal of our team is to assist you plan the most memorable Moroccan vacation that can be done. Get in touch with us for additional information.

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