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Marrakech City Morocco

5 Days Trip from Marrakech to Merzouga Sahara Desert

Day 01 : Marrakech - Tizi N'tichka - Ouarzazate - Dades Valley

In our 5 days tour from marrakech to merzouga desert . We'll you pick up from your hotel/riad and start our journey from Marrakech to Dades Gorges. Across the Tizi N'tichka Atlas pass, with far-reaching views across the high atlas mountains, to the traditional Berber villages of Telouet and the continue to Ouarzazate to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a spectacular fortified village (Ksour). We will have lunch at Ait ben Haddou or Ouarzazate and continue to Dades valley, we'll spend the night in a riad/hotel in the Dades Gorges.

Day 02 : Dades Gorges - Tenghir - Tinjdad - Rissani - Merzouga

After breakfast, we'll go from Dades to Todra gorges, Tinghir and the Sahara desert of Merzouga, berber villages are scattered along the way. We’ll pass through Tinjdad, Jorf and Erfoud where we’ll start to feel the air of the Saharian oasis of Tafilalet then continue to Merzouga, spend a night in a riad/Hotel near the dunes.

Day 03 : Desert Excursion By 4×4 - Camel Ride & Night In Desert

After breakfast at the hotel/riad, there are many options available to you :
You can go to explore the neighboring villages of Merzouga such as Hassi Labied, Khamlia where you can hear the black musicians from Mali.

You may also enjoy an offroad drive around the dunes of Erg Chebbi and see the nomads living in tents in the desert and have lunch with a nomad family – berber pizza. In the afternoon we will ride the camels to see the sunset over the dunes and spend the night in a luxury desert camp. We will have a traditional tagine dinner, drink delicious mint tea, listen to traditional berber music while watching the stars and the rising moon in the amazing Sahara desert.

Day 04 : Ouarzazate - Berber Villages - Marrakech

In Early Morning we'll depart on 4X4 WD through Rissani (Alaouite dynasty cradle) and the immense Bougafer mountain. Lunch in N’Kob (first village on the way). Afternoon excursion on the one-thousand- kasbahs road (alongside the trail to enjoy the best part of Draa valley). Arrival in Ouarzazate in the late evening. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.

Day 05 : Merzouga - Draa Valley - Ouarzazate

Leaving Ouarzazate in the morning, we will visit the majestic Atlas Mountains. Cross the High Atlas Mountains via the highest road pass in Morocco – Tizni Tichka 2260m high, offering impressive views of valleys, mountains and many Berber villages nearby. Arrive in Marrakech in the evening.


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off where you want
  • Private English Speaking driver
  • Air-conditioned Vehicle (4x4 , minivan ...)
  • Tour Around Erg Chebbi by 4x4
  • Entrance to monuments
  • Insurance
  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Fuel

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