5 Days Tour From Marrakech To Merzouga
5 Days Tour From Marrakech To Merzouga – Taste of the Sahara
On this 5 days tour from marrakech to merzouga, you will travel with your friends or family as well as our driver with a private 4×4 vehicle or Minivan, visiting some of the most beautiful natural highlights of southern morocco : Ounila valley, Kasbahs and Ksours, Skoura Oasis, Dades Valley and its giants Canyons, Todra Gorge, Rissani local market, Petroglyphs, Sahara desert Erg Chebbi. This 5 days tour from marrakech is packed with traditional experiences and local interactions, making it ideal for any traveler who wishes to truly absorb the fascinating history, culture, food, nature and landscapes of Morocco.
Highlights of this 5 days tour from marrakech :
Day 1 – 5 Morocco :
- Kasbah Telouat, and Ksar of Ait Benhaddou
- Spend a night in Skoura Oasis in one of its tranquil lodges
- Walk through the giants canyons of Dades Valley● Walk through the Todra Gorge
- Visit local market in Rissani and enjoy local food
- Visit the traditional irrigation system Khottarat
- Meet local people and learn about their lifestyle
- Learn about the petroglyphs in the Desert
- Visit the nomads and learn about their way of life
- Spend a night in authentic desert tents in Erg Chebbi dunes
- Watch the sunset while u are enjoying the sandboarding in the dunes
- Camel riding through the golden sand dunes of Erg Chebbi
- Spend a night in a guest house overlooking the Draa valley
Tour Itinerary : Private 5 Days Tour From Marrakech
1st Day : Marrakech To Skoura
Your private 5 days tour from marrakech to merzouga starts in Marrakech where you will meet your driver in the morning, on the first leg of the journey, you will travel through the high atlas mountains where you can enjoy the most beautiful landscapes of Tizi Tichka pass that reached an altitude of 2260m above the level sea. The drive in the mountains takes around 3-4 hours and you will have a chance to enjoy the local food on the road and visit the Kasbah Telouat, which was the seat of the El Glaoui family’s power, thus sometimes also called the Palace of Glaoui.
Continue driving through berber villages and in the afternoon, you can explore the Ksar of ait benhaddou which is a UNESCO world heritage site and a hollywood favorite filming location. Later on, we drive southeast to Skoura Oasis, where you will spend the night in the middle of the palm groves in one of the tranquil lodges there including dinner and breakfast.
2nd Day : Skoura To Dades Valley
In the morning, after your breakfast, we start our day exploring the Kasbah Amerdil which is a historic fortified residence or kasbah (tighremt in Amazigh) in the oasis of Skoura, in Morocco. Your journey continues southeast to Dades valley where you’ll meet your mountain guide to go for a hike in the almond valley, exploring the impressive rock formations of the canyon, visiting a berber family and having tea with them and learning about the berber lifestyle. Enjoy a picnic lunch in nature. In the late afternoon, we head to our guest house in the valley where you’ll spend the night including dinner and breakfast.
3rd Day : Dades Valley, Todra Gorges To Desert Camp
Today, after your breakfast, we head towards the gorge of Todra, the drive takes around 1 30 mins from our departure point. Arriving in the valley of Todra which is situated on the east side of the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco, here you can have a walk in the Todra Gorge which is one of the world’s most spectacular canyons and top destination for hikers and rock climbers. Lunch somewhere in the area.
5 Days Tour From Marrakech To Merzouga
later, we visit the traditional irrigation system Khotarat which wasaged more than 100 years ago. Continue driving to Erg chebbi dunes where you will find your camels waiting for you to make the 1 hour trek through the orange sand dunes to reach the campsite ( simple or Luxury – depends on your budget ). Enjoy the sunset, sandboarding and dine before enjoying the berber ambiance around the fire and star-gazing. ( Alternatively, request your driver to take you to the campsite with a 4×4 vehicle ).
4th Day : Desert Camp To Agdez in Draa Valley
Today, we leave the desert behind and travel south. Our first stop will be Rissani, which has a historical importance, once marked the crossroads of the west african caravan routes, and it is the origin of the establishment of the Alaouite dynasty in the 17th century, the dynasty that still holds power in Morocco today. In rissani, you can have a visit to the souk that takes place three times a week: tuesday, thursday and sunday.
Here you’ll feel totally africa because of the local people besides having walks in its narrow alleys and the local food that you can try around. In the afternoon, we drive around 3 hours in a desert road with giant accacia trees around. stoping for beautiful pictures of the draa valley and volcanic rocks formation. Arriving agdez, check in your guesthouse and an option to have a walk in the draa valley. Overnight including dinner and breakfast.
5th Day : Agdez To Marrakech
In the morning, your last leg of the journey begins, Drive from agdez to Marrakech via the anti-atlas mountains and ouarzazate. Once more, crossing the high atlas mountains and arrive to marrakech in the afternoon where your 5 day tour from marrakech to merzouga will come to an end. Your driver will take you to your hotel, riad or aiorport where you say your goodbye.
Included in your 5 days tour from Marrakech :
- Private Transportation with English speaking driver
- Pick up in Marrakech and drop off in Marrakech
- 3 nights accommodation in a guesthouse with dinner and breakfast
- 1 night in a desert camp in erg chebbi dunes
- Camel trekking ( camel for each )
- Desert tent
- Water, Tea in the desert
- Transfer by 4×4 as an option from and to the camp
- Sand boarding
- Luggage service
- Entrance fees to Kasbahs and local guides
- Picnic lunch in the almond valley
- Free stops
- Visiting all interesting places on the way
Excluded in your 5 days tour from Marrakech :
- Tips and gratuities