5 days desert tour from Marrakech

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  • Marrakech itinerary 5 days: discover the Best of Morocco in 5 days
  • Marrakech itinerary 5 days: discover the Best of Morocco in 5 days
  • Marrakech itinerary 5 days: discover the Best of Morocco in 5 days
  • Marrakech itinerary 5 days: discover the Best of Morocco in 5 days
  • Marrakech itinerary 5 days: discover the Best of Morocco in 5 days
  • Marrakech itinerary 5 days: discover the Best of Morocco in 5 days
  • Marrakech itinerary 5 days: discover the Best of Morocco in 5 days
  • Marrakech itinerary 5 days: discover the Best of Morocco in 5 days

Overview of 5 days Marrakech Sahara Desert tour:

The 5 Days Marrakech Desert Tour is one of the best Marrakech desert excursions we offer. It is ideal for visitors with enough time in Morocco. They want to break up the vast distances between Marrakech and Merzouga. They will do this by spending more time in each place they will see.

Take your time on the 5-day Marrakech to Merzouga trips. Enjoy a tour through the High Atlas Mountains. You’ll pass authentic Berber villages, canyons, palm groves, green valleys, and centuries-old kasbahs. Then, you’ll reach the Erg Chebbi Sahara desert. There, a camel trek awaits.

For people looking to find the real Morocco, the top 5 days Marrakech plan includes a visit to Berber nomads. You’ll also have a glass of mint tea and an explanation of how they live under their tent.

Highlights of 5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert.

  • 5 Days Marrakech Desert Tour
  • Ideal for visitors with ample time in Morocco
  • Break up distances between Marrakech and Merzouga
  • Explore High Atlas Mountains at leisure
  • Pass through authentic Berber villages, canyons, palm groves, and valleys
  • Visit centuries-old kasbahs along the way
  • Experience camel trekking in Erg Chebbi Sahara desert
  • Opportunity to meet Berber nomads
  • Enjoy mint tea and learn about nomadic lifestyle
DEPARTURE TIMEYou will start around 07:30 am to 8:00 am
Pickup and drop-off serviceEnglish/Spanish-speaking driver
Accommodation4 WD vehicle with fuel
Camel for each in the desertBreakfast
Travel insurance
Plane ticket
Monuments fees
Tips (optional)

The top itinerary for day trips from Marrakech:

Marrakech, with its vibrant culture and rich history, serves as an ideal base for unforgettable day trips. Nestled at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, this Moroccan gem offers a plethora of day excursion options. Adventurous souls can venture into the rugged landscapes of the Atlas Mountains or explore the dramatic beauty of the Ourika Valley. For a taste of the Sahara Desert’s magic, a day trip to the stunning Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah is a must. History buffs can journey back in time at the UNESCO-listed city of Essaouira, while the Ouzoud Waterfalls promise a refreshing escape into nature. No matter your preference, day trips from Marrakech unveil a world of diverse experiences just waiting to be explored.


Frequently Asked Questions for 5 Days Morocco tours from Marrakech

Can you visit the Sahara Desert from Marrakech?

Yes, you can visit the Merzouga sand dunes from Marrakech. There are several tour operators offering desert tours from Marrakech to various desert destinations, including Merzouga dunes and Erg Chebbi. These tours typically range from 2 to 5 days and offer opportunities to explore the desert landscape, ride camels, stay in desert camps, and experience the unique culture of the region.

How far is Merzouga from Marrakech?

Merzouga is approximately 560 kilometers (about 348 miles) southeast of Marrakech. The distance can vary slightly depending on the route taken and the mode of transportation used. By road, the journey typically takes around 8 to 10 hours by car or bus.

Where is the tour start and end?

The 5 Days Marrakech Desert Tour typically starts and ends in Marrakech, Morocco. Travelers usually depart from Marrakech and embark on the desert excursion, exploring various destinations along the way, such as the High Atlas Mountains, Berber villages, and the Sahara Desert. After completing the trip, they return to Marrakech, concluding their journey.

How long is the camel trek?

The length of the camel trek during the 5 Days Marrakech Morocco desert tour can vary depending on the specific itinerary and tour operator. However, camel treks in the Merzouga Sahara Desert typically range from 1 to 2 hours each way, allowing travelers to experience riding camels through the desert landscape to reach their desert camp or other designated destinations.

Are the tents private or shared at desert camp?

The accommodation setup in the desert camp during the 5 day sahara desert tour can vary depending on the tour package and provider. Some desert camps offer both private and shared tents options. Private tents are typically available for those who prefer individual accommodations, while shared tents may accommodate multiple guests. It’s advisable to check with the tour operator or read the tour details to understand the specific arrangements regarding tent accommodations.

Can I do the Sandboarding in Merzouga desert?

Yes, sandboarding is a popular activity that you can do in the Merzouga desert. Many tour operators in Merzouga offer sandboarding experiences as part of their desert tour packages. Sandboarding involves sliding down sand dunes on a specially designed board, similar to snowboarding on snow. It’s a thrilling and adventurous activity that allows you to experience the beauty and excitement of the desert landscape in a unique way.

How long does it take to get to the desert from Marrakech?

In the context of the 5 Days Desert Tour From Marrakech to Merzouga, the duration of travel from Marrakech to the desert can vary depending on the specific itinerary and route taken by the tour operator. Typically, it takes around 8 to 10 hours to travel from Marrakech to reach destinations such as Merzouga or Erg Chebbi in the Sahara Desert. This estimate includes travel time through the High Atlas Mountains, stops at various attractions along the way, and finally arriving at the desert campsite. However, it’s essential to check with the tour provider for the exact duration of travel included in the itinerary.


Please If the Marrakech 5-day itinerary does not match your requirements or interests, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will customize your Morocco itinerary for you.




5 days Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour itinerary:

Day 1 : Marrakech – Tizi n’Tichka – Taourirt Kasbah – Ouarzazate – Dades Valley {330 km} 7 Hours

After breakfast, a local driver will pick you up at 8:30 a.m. from your Marrakech hotel/riad. Then, your 5-day tour from Marrakech to the Merzouga desert will begin. It starts by heading to the Dades valley. We’ll pass via the Tizi-N-Tichka pass. It is 2260 m above sea level in the High Atlas highlands. We will enjoy the mountain road. The scenery has varied colors. We will pass through real Berber towns. Our journey is to Ouarzazate to visit Taourirt Kasbah. It is one of Morocco’s most spectacular ksars. We will also visit the Oscar film studios and have lunch there.

The second stop is Rose Valley. It runs through Skoura palm grove. You can enjoy nature and the surrounding kasbahs. Roses grow in these Valley damascenes. They are grown for cosmetics, including the valued rosewater. Every May, the Rose Festival takes place here. It is an important museum for Moroccan culture. We next travel to Dades Valley, where we will spend the night at a hotel overlooking the valley.

Day 2 : Dades Gorges – Boumlane – Tinghir – Merzouga {270 km} 4 Hours

After breakfast at the hotel, our 5-day Marrakech desert tours go for Todra Gorge. We pass through Tinghir and stop to admire the beautiful Todra valley, full of palm trees. Then, we arrive at Todra Gorges. They are now one of Morocco’s most popular rock climbing spots.

We’ll walk through its grey and pink high canyons. They can reach 300 meters. Then, we’ll go to Tinjdad and Touroug for lunch. After that, we’ll go to Erfoud. There, we’ll see the start of the Saharan oasis of Tafilalet. Then, we’ll go to Merzouga and the majestic Erg Chebbi dunes.

Take a one-and-a-half-hour camel ride to your Nomadic berber tents. During the walk, take a break in the dunes to watch the sunset, try sandboarding, snap photos, and enjoy the beauty.

After sunset, you will go to the camp. There, you will get mint tea, dinner, a campfire, music, and a night at Berber Camp Merzouga.

Day 3 : 4×4 tour around Erg Chebbi – Merzouga {50 km} 3 Hours

After breakfast at your hotel, we’ll start our Merzouga trip. We’ll explore many interesting places near the Erg Chebbi dunes. We’ll visit the Hassi Labied oasis. There, we’ll see the irrigation canal and land farming.

We will travel south to the seasonal Sriji lake. If there’s water, we’ll continue to Khamlia village. There, we’ll listen to Gnawa music played by dark complexion people. Over a century ago, someone took them to Morocco as slaves.

During our Merzouga 4×4 desert tour, we will visit a nomad Berber family. They still live in their tent in the middle of the Sahara. We will have a glass of mint tea with them and learn about their life in the desert. Additionally, people know the Merzouga desert for its minerals and fossils.

We’ll stop at many panoramic views to enjoy the scenery and take photos. Then, after lunch at a local restaurant, we will return to the village. Free afternoon, dinner, and overnight stay in a Merzouga hotel or riad.

Day 4 : Merzouga – Nkoub – Draa Valley – Agdez – Ouarzazate {370 km} 5 Hours

The next day, after a healthy breakfast at the hotel, you’ll meet your driver. You’ll then go to Ouarzazate via Rissani. There, we’ll visit its weekly market if we’re lucky to be here on a market day (Sunday, Tuesday, or Thursday).

After that, we’ll drive through an arid pre-desert area. There, we’ll see acacia trees, which are typical of this landscape. On our way to the Draa valley, we’ll pause to admire the stunning views of the river that gives the valley its name. It is the longest river in Morocco. Our 5-day Marrakech desert adventure continues to Ouarzazate, traversing the Anti Atlas.

We’ll have free time in the city for lunch. Then, we’ll go on to Ouarzazate. We’ll arrive there late afternoon or evening, have supper, and spend the night at the hotel.

Day 5 : Ouarzazate – Ait benHaddou kasbah – Marrakech {200 km} 3:30 Hours

After breakfast in your hotel in Ouarzazate, we will drive to the famous Kasbah of Ait benHaddou. UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site in 1986. Filmmakers have shot many films in this spectacular location. They include Gladiator, Obelix, The Mummy, The Jewel of the Nile, and Sahara with Penélope Cruz.

Before heading through Tizi n’Tichka, stop at a restaurant in the Atlas highlands. You can see the highlands and real Berber settlements there. Then we will go to Marrakech. We will arrive in the afternoon and end our 5-day tour.


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