5 DAY DESERT TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO DADES AND MERZOUGA DESERT IN PRIVATE MOROCCO TRIP
YOU VISIT ATLAS MOUNTAINS INCLUDING AIT BENHADDOU KASBAH , WE RIDE CAMELS TO REACH SAHARA CAMP. THE ITINERARY IS JUST SUGGESTED.
MARRAKECH 5 DAYS TOUR PROGRAM:
DAY 1 : MARRAKECH – AIT BEN HADDOU – OUARZAZATE – SKOURA – ROSE VALLEY – DADES GORGES
4×4 Marrakech Excursions private driver pick up you from your hotel and we travel over the High Atlas Mountains. There will be many opportunities to stop and take photos. Continuos panoramic views across the valley and Oumila as we drive along to arrive at the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, classified as World Heritage by UNISCO and the seat of the powerful Glaoui tribe. Here you will stop for lunch. Then onto Ouarzazate, visit film studios and Kasbah Taourirte residence of the Pasha of Marrakech is a symbol of the time lords of the Atlas. Then, the day continues to Dades Gorge via the oasis of Skoura and the Valley of Roses, arriving at Dades Valley for the evening.
DAY 2 : FROM DADES GORGE – TODRA GORGES – TINJDAD – ERFOUD – MERZOUGA
Morning departure for Todra Gorge , after visiting the gorges, we headed to the village of Merzouga via Tinjdad. Stop for lunch and continue through the town of Erfoud and Rissani. In the afternoon you can take a camel Trek in the Sahara to enjoy the sunset of the dunes, Erg Chebbi on of the highest dunes a spectacular (250m). Stay in Merzouga tonight.
DAY 3 : MERZOUGA SIGHTSEEING AND EXPLORING DESERT
Today you can begin to explore the area. Visit the Gnawa people , originally slaves brought from Sudan to discover their music and lifestyle, while not far away there is the lake of Merzouga with its bird populations. You can also visit the home of nomadic thread where many Berber handicrafts are cheaper than in the big cities. The afternoon is the time for your camel trek you will discover the vast Sand Sea of Merzouga. Arrive at your well equipped campsite stay the night in Nomadic Berber tents, enjoy a delicious dinner and evening with music and song by local Berber people.
DAY 4 : MERZOUGA – ALNIF – TAZZARINE – NQOB – ZAGORA
If you wake up early enough, you can watch the spectacle of sunrise, when the colour of the dunes and the play of shadows are an impressive sight. The route continues along the Draa Valley through the village or Tazzarine (featured in the movie “Babel”), the beautiful pictures of landscapes in small atlas not to be missed. Stop for lunch in a panoramic restaurant N’Qob . In the afternoon the journey takes us to Tanasikht, continue along the road of the old caravans and discover the true Draa valley with towering palms and ancient villages. At the end of the afternoon, we stopped for the night in Zagora in a Kasbah. Enjoy a camel trek to watch the sunset over the dunes. An evening of traditional songs Sahara unforgettable.
DAY 5 : ZAGORA – AGDEZ – OUARZAZATE – MARRAKECH
After a hearty breakfast in your accommodation we head towards the village Agdez visit the Kasbah Tamnougalte before returning to Ouarzazate via the Tizi -n- Tinfifte pass (1660m). Once in Ouarzazate you can get to see the Oasis of Fint nestled between the mountains track, a hidden gem. Return to Marrakech crossing the Tizi -n- Tichka pass to arrive in Marrakech late afternoon. Thank you for choosing “4×4 Marrakech Excursions” – your trusted travel company in Morocco.
YOU WILL EXPLORE:
- Ait Benhaddou Unesco site
- Movie studio Ouarzazate
- Camel ride in Erg Chebbi
- Accommodation in camp
- Private Marrakech tour
THE TOUR INCLUDES:
- Pick up from hotel
- Private tour in comfortable car
- Professional driver, guide
- Accommodation in desert camp
- Camel trek in Sahara
- Breakfast and dinner
This Marrakech private tour itinerary is only suggested , so if you have different travel plans, ideas ,please contact us by email or phone and we organize your custom Marrakech to desert tour.
- Duration: 5 Days
- Trip Cost: On request
- Destination: Sahara tour from Marrakech
- Best Season: All year round
- Transportation: Private Vehicle
- Group Size: Min 2 person, Maximum 26
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING?
- Personnel First-aid Kit
- Water bottle
- Soft-sided bag
- Towel & all personal toiletries
- Good walking boots and socks
- Trekking pants
- Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants
- Underwear / Long johns / T-shirts
- waterproof jacket
HOW DO YOU BOOK?
Find the tour you are interested in then contact us via E-mail to discuss your tour and check availability. Once the details of your tour (duration, route, and number of people) have been agreed, we will make a provisional booking, giving the dates and cost.
Contact us directly for actual price as it depends on few factors : 1. how many people travelling, 2. how many days you travel and also 3. type of hotels/camps.