- Marrakech the red city.
- Ait Ben haddou Kasbah.
- Rose valley.
- Todgha canyons.
- Camel ride Merzouga.
- Camping at Erg Chebbi dunes.
- Argan corporative.
- Ouarzazate Atlas studio.
5 Days from Marrakech to The Desert overview:
Our 5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga usually starts and ends in Marrakech. In general, our 5 days tour offers a unique chance to discover the main attraction of the country. Firstly, we will pass by the Atlas Mountains, Ait Benhaddou, and Ouarzazate to spend the night in Gorges Dades. Secondly, we will go on a visit to the desert to explore it and spend a night there. On the third day, you will be experiencing another atmosphere with the desert tour. However, on the fourth day, we will take you back to spend the night in Ouarzazate. Finally, on the last day, we will travel back to Marrakech where the tour ends.
Day 1: Marrakech to Boumalne Dades (325 km):
The first day of our 5 days tour from marrakech to merzouga starts with picking you up from your Accommodation in the red city. First of all, we will drive through the pass of Tizi Ntichka(About 200 km), where we would stop at a certain point to visit the cooperative argan oil. On the way driving through the High Atlas Mountains, we will stop by a famous panoramic view which is considered the highest point of the pass 2260m. Our journey continues, this time we will pass by the Kasbah of Telouet arriving at Ait Benhaddou.
We will take a break to have lunch and discover the fortified village of Ait Benhaddou. In general, it is seen as one of the best sites in Africa for producing movies. As a result, it is protected by the Unesco World Heritage. Many movies and series have been shot in this small village, taking the examples of Gladiator, Lawrence Of Arabia, and the Kingdom Of Heaven. Finally, we will head to Boumalne Dades and exactly in Dades Gorges, where we will spend the night and relax.
Day 2: Dades Gorges to Merzouga desert (248 km):
Today, after having breakfast in Dades Gorges, we will start the second day of our 5 days tour from marrakech to merzouga. Firstly, we will begin by visiting Todra Gorges which is a famous place for climbing. However, we would spend some time walking and discover its canyons that are about 300m. If you get the chance, you will see some Berber Nomads that bring their goats to drink water from the spring. Further, we could visit some workshops that make carpets if it is needed. The next destinations will be Tinghir and Tinjedad where we would stop and have lunch.
Finally, we will arrive at the desert passing by Erfoud and its Fossil workshops. Definitely, the charming views of the golden dunes will amaze you with their beauty. We will take the camels and drive through the dunes of Erg Echabbi. On the way, we will stop for the sunset. By this time, we will have arrived at our last destination, the Berber camp. Our wonderful desert night will start by having a delicious traditional Moroccan meal. After that will be experiencing another atmosphere under the stars with Berber Music while sitting around the campfire.
Day 3: Merzouga Desert-The desert tour (40 km):
On the Third day of our 5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga will be all spent exploring the desert areas. In general, the desert tour usually begins with visiting the Berber Nomads, the indigenous people of Morocco. These people are still living a simple life under tents with a number of goats, sheep, and donkeys. Thereafter, we will go on a visit to a famous mine of kohl in the area of M’Ifiss that in the past was settled by the French administration. In a while, we will drive to discover the main panoramic sites in the desert to allow you to enjoy the desert views.
Further on the tour, we will take you to visit another lifestyle. Gnawa people are originally from Mali, and Gabon, they settled in some parts of Morocco such as Khamlia, the next place that we will visit. The Gnaoua people are known for their hospitality and they will play music and show you their unique dancing movies. Finally, we will go on a visit to discover some of the famous Oases in the desert before dropping you to your accommodation.
Day 4: Merzouga Desert to Ouarzazate (367 km):
After having breakfast in the hotel, we will continue our 5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga. However, this time we will be heading back to Ouarzazate taking a different way. Firstly, we will drive to Rissani passing through its thousands of palm trees. We will stop by this city and explore one of the biggest traditional Souks (Market) in Southeast Morocco. Right after, we will be traveling along with many different beautiful Berber villages.
About midday we will arrive in Nkob where we will stop to have lunch. Last but not least, we will take to visit the biggest valley and river in Morocco, the Daraa valley. After exploring the area, we leave directly to Ouarzazate and spend the night there.
Day 5: Ouarzazate to Marrakech (193 km):
On the last day of our Marrakech desert tours, 5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga will begin by visiting Ouarzazate. Undoubtedly, the Hollywood of Morocco is worth the visit. As a result, we will have to spend most of the time discovering it. Definitely, Atlas Studios are the best attraction in the area. Ouarzazate is famous worldwide for being a perfect site to shoot movies and series. Yet, series such as Game Of Thrones and Prison Break were shot in this city. Finally, when our visit to Ouarzazate ends, we will drive again through the 1000 thousand kasbahs heading to Marrakech. With dropoff in your accommodation our Marrakech tour and our service ends.