5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert

Desert Merzouga Tours offers 5 Days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert
5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert itinerary's overview:

 Recommended 5 days tour from Marrakech! We will discover and explore the best of southern Morocco entering the Sahara desert, with golden sand dunes up to 150 meters high, we will pass through the High Atlas Mountains with Berber villages, ancient kasbash on the route of the thousand kasbash, the great canyon, palm groves, gorges… etc . We will enjoy the hospitable tea with nomadic family in the middle of the desert, African music “gwana” … and the majestic beauty of the sunrise and sunset in the desert.


5 Days & 4 Nights


Accommondation in Marrakech


Marrakech airport or accommodation


08:00 AM


Private tour



5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert summary:

  • 1stMarrakech >> Atlas mountains >>  ait ben hadou kasbah >> Ouarzazate>> Dades valley [321 Km].
  • 2nd:Dades valley >> Todra Gorges >> Erfoud >> Merzouga Desert [250 Km].
  • 3rd: Merzouga >> Tour Around Erg Chabbi >> Merzouga [20 Km].
  • 4th: Merzouga desert >> Rissani >> Alnif >> N’kob >> Agdez >> Ouarzazate [369 Km].
  • 5th: Ouarzazate >> High Atlas mountains >> Marrakech [196 Km]
5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert itinerary's highlights:

5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert itinerary:

  • Day 1: Travel from Marrakech to Dades Valley via Ait Ben Haddou kasbah, and Ouarzazate:

   The first day of our 5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga through the Sahara desert starts at 8 am. The driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Marrakech, drive towards Ouarzazate, pass through the High Atlas Mountains pass (Tizi-N-Tichka) stop there for a break, and take some lovely pictures of this fantastic place. Then we will continue our way to Ouarzazate passing through the Berber villages until we reach the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a place recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site in 1987,  an interesting trading caravan stop that used to come from south of Africa to Marrakech, and also an important destination for filmmakers. We will have lunch in Ait Benhaddou and visit the Kasbah/ksar. We will then continue our tour to Ouarzazate and then to the Dades Valley where we will spend the night. This is the end of the first day of our 5 days trip from Marrakech to Merzouga in the Sahara desert.

  • Day 2: Dades Valley to Merzouga Desert via Tinghir, Todra Gorges, Tinjdad, and Erfoud:

   On the second day of our desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Sahara. we will drive along the road of 1000 kasbahs from the Dades Valley to Todra Gorges. We will visit one of the most fascinating Oasis of Morocco; Todra and walk along the 300 m high Gorges which is the best place for mountain climbers. On our way, we will pass through many Berber villages and Erfoud, which will give us a feeling of the beginning of the Sahara atmosphere. Finally to your hotel in Merzouga where the staff would welcome you with a very tasty cup of tea in front of the amazing sand dunes. Overnight in the riad/hotel.

  • Day 3: Merzouga sightseeing tour, and camel ride:

   On the third day from Marrakech to Merzouga of the 5 days of desert travel; we will leave the hotel after breakfast. We will continue our trip driving between the golden dunes of Erg-Chebbi Sahara desert by 4 * 4 car heading to a panoramic view by the sand dunes for amazing memorable pictures.     Then, we will visit some nomadic families to find out about their traditional lifestyle and have a cup of tea with them. Hence, following your adventure trip to the French colonization antiquities which are a couple of mines where France used to extract different kinds of metals. Then, we will carry on to the village of Khamilia, where we will discover another type of music. Gnawa music. We would also have our delicious lunch, which would highly recommend being a Berber pizza. After that, get ready for the camel trek through the sand dunes to your camp where we will have some moments and take pictures of the sunset, once you arrive, the staff will host you with a cup of tea as traditions are practiced, and show you your sweet tent. In a while, have your dinner and join a drumming party before going to your tent for your dream night.

  • Day 4: Merzouga desert to Ouarzazate via Rissani, Alnif, N’kob, and Anti Atlas mountains:

       Early in the morning we will see the sunrise over the dunes and return by camels to the hotel. After breakfast, we will start a trip to the huge palm grove of Tafilalet through Rissani, where we will have a worthy visit to one of the centric markets of the Tafilalet region. Then we will continue our Road to Alnif where we would have a break, hence, following to N’kob where we will likely have our lunch, and carrying on to the Draa Valley to have a stop by a panoramic view. Then we will take the road to Ouarzazate through the small Berber village called Agdez and the mountains of the Anti-Atlas (1660m high). Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 5: Ouarzazate to Marrakech:

   On the last day of our tour, after our breakfast, we will have a visit to Kasbah of Taourirt then, we will drive from Ouarzazate to Marrakech through the High Atlas Mountains and the Tizi-N-Tichka pass( 2261m). following our tour by the fantastic and wonderful views and landscapes along the way. When we arrive in Marrakech, the driver will drop you off at your accommodation and that will put an end to our journey through the Sahara desert from Marrakech to Merzouga.

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Testimonials & Reviews

Amazing value package

What an incredible experience! I thoroughly enjoyed this tour and cannot recommend it highly enough. Along the journey, we discovered numerous gorgeous spots. Not to add how friendly everyone on this trip was. Lhoucine and his companion make an excellent traveling companion. What an incredible individual, really polite, courteous, and goes out of his way to make your tour a little more memorable. Thank you for this opportunity and for keeping us safe!


It was an experience of a lifetime.

The trip exceeded our expectations. We saw a lot of things and learned about Moroccan/Berber culture along the way. Hassan is a wonderful person and a true professional. He and his coworkers are concerned about our needs. He was also pleasant and made us feel secure throughout the tour. His coworkers and tour guides are also fantastic. Overall, I would do this tour again with family or friends in the future. This was an unforgettable experience. Thank you very much to everyone on the team.

Matthew W

Great Trip!

We enjoyed a fantastic private tour with Lhoucine for 5 students! He was very kind and knowledgeable about Morocco’s history, environment, and culture. He picked us up on time and tried to tailor the trip to our specific requirements and interests. The 5-day trip was ideal because it allowed us to visit all of Morocco’s charms. One piece of advice I would provide to prospective travelers is to bring your own lunch because the locations they direct you to by default are highly touristic, more expensive, and not always wonderful food.

Frequently asked questions

1. What kinds of vehicles are in use?
This is an excellent question! The vehicle we use is determined by the number of passengers in your group. We typically use Toyota Prado Land Cruiser TX, Ford 8 seater van, Mercedes Benz sprinter minibus, and other comfy vehicles.

2. How early should I reserve the tour?
Because the early bird gets the worm, it’s best to book as soon as you know the dates.

3.  How do I pay for the trip?
To confirm any tour, we require a small deposit to be made to our PayPal account. The remainder of the payment is in cash and should be made to our guide on the first day in Euros or Dollars, or the equivalent in Dirhams.

If you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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