5 days Marrakech desert tour


5 Days / 4 Night

Max People

+ 10

Min Age

+ 2

Tour Type

Desert Tour

5 days Marrakech desert tour Overview

This is an ideal way to explore the highlights of Morocco’s Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert without spending hours arranging transportation, lodging, and an itinerary. Travel from Fez to Marrakech with comfort in an air-conditioned minivan and experience a 5 days Marrakech desert tour that includes accommodations in two destinations, a camel journey, pick-out meals, and a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou.

5 days Marrakech desert tour Itinerary

Day 1: Marrakech – Tizi-n-Tichka – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Skoura – kelaa Mgouna – Boumalne – Dades Gorges:

On this 5 days Marrakech desert tour, the adventure begins at 8 a.m. on the first day. The driver will pick you up from your Marrakesh accommodation and drive you to Ouarzazate, traveling via the High Atlas Mountains pass (Tizi-N-Tichka) and stopping for a break to capture some beautiful photos of this magnificent region.

Afterward, we’ll continue on to Ouarzazate traveling through Berber communities and arriving at Ait Benhaddou Kasbah a UNESCO World Heritage site designated in 1987 and a popular filming location. We’ll eat lunch at Ait Benhaddou and see the Kasbah/ksar. Following there, we’ll continue on to Ouarzazate and then to Dades Valley, where we’ll spend the night in a hotel.

Day 2: Dades Gorges – Boumlane – Tinghir – Toudra Gorges – Tinjdad – Touroug – Erfoud – Merzouga:

After breakfast on the second day of our desert vacation from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert, we will travel along the route of 1000 kasbahs from Dades Valley to Todra Gorges. We will visit one of Morocco’s most intriguing oasis, Todra, and stroll through the canyons, which are roughly 300 meters high and ideal for mountain climbers. Afterward, we’ll go on to the Merzouga desert. During our journey, we will travel through various Berber communities and Erfoud, giving us a taste of the Desert environment. Arrive in Merzouga and stay in a hotel.

Day 3: Merzouga -Erg Chebbi – Merzouga:

On the 3rd day of the Marrakech to Merzouga 5 days desert tour; we will leave the hotel after having our breakfast. We’ll continue our journey driving between the golden dunes of Erg-Chebbi Sahara desert by 4*4, we will visit some nomadic families & explore the heart of the Sahara desert,  After that, we proceed to the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi or Merzouga Dunes, where you may ride camels for an hour and a half, have a great meal, listen to music and bonfire, and spend a memorable night in a traditional nomad tent in the heart of the beautiful dunes.

Day 4: Merzouga – Rissani – Alnif – Tazarine – Nkoub – Draa Valley – Agdez – Ouarzazate:

Following breakfast, we will depart for Rissani, which was once Sijilmassa, and the founding of the Alaouite dynasty, Morocco’s current ruling family. The bulk of the males are hooded, and the women are veiled, making it a very traditional Moroccan village. Afterwards we travel to Agdez through Alnif and Tazarine, arriving in the scenic Draa Valley, which is located on the edge of the Atlas Mountains and is home to hundreds of Berber Kasbahs. Ultimately, cross via Agdez and arrive in Ouarzazate.

Day 5: Ouarzazate – Fint Oasis – Tifoultoute – Marrakech:

Begin your final day with a trip to the Fint Oasis, which is located on top of a rocky hill. You’ll find this wonderful hidden in the Wadi and surrounded by stunning mountains. Then, traverse the High Atlas Mountains via the remarkable Tizi-in-Tichka pass. This gorgeous range has snow on its peaks most of the year, and you’ll admire the majesty of the limitless vistas on the winding roads through the Berber towns. The journey then continues to Marrakech, where the tour of 5 days Marrakech desert tour ends.


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Our Reviews:

AMAZING!!! This trip was 100% amazing. A dream to come true. We came from New York City and spent a few nights in tents the desert, went on ATV’s, camel rides and partied & danced at fire pit with authentic Moroccan band. The food is excellent. The tour company & its employees are wonderful. They are professional, trustworthy, reliable and ensure you are comfortable & have a blast. We are going back this month to do it again!! It’s magical.
3 days from Marrakech to Merzouga We had an awesome experience traveling through the High Atlas Mountains and to the Desert. Our driver Omar was the best guide we ever had!! He was punctual, reliable, trustworthy and made our trip to the desert so much fun. He stopped at many different locations along the way for us to take pictures which were beautiful. We made frequent stops for breaks and for food. The spot we stopped at to eat was delicious. Ait Benhaddou was amazing. We had plenty of time to walk up and back down before heading to our hotel. The desert was magical, a place you definitely need to see. We took a camel ride to the dunes to watch the sunset, which was out of this world. The camel ride to the Sahara dunes and the night at the camp is something you definitely want to experience for yourself!!!
Russell Bisset
Russell Bisset
Awesome We took our young family - 3 year old and 11 month old on a 3 night trip out to Merzouga. Omar was our driver, he was superb. He made sure we were comfortable, safe and happy throughout. He answered all our questions on the history and culture of the region as well as our three year olds many other questions! Gave us confidence in travelling with two children. The desert camp was particularly amazing but the whole trip was perfect. Thanks again Omar and team.
EL MEJOR TOURS Una experiencia única y inolvidable !!!todo perfecto y bien organizado.El personal encantador,la cena riquísima, el trayecto en camellos por las dunas impresionante y el espectáculo musical alrededor de la hoguera es una maravilla.Nosotros hemos hecho también un tour en 4 ×4 para conocer las familias nómadas, y sus alrededores que se lo recomiendo a todos los que vayan! calidad precio inmejorable! . Gracias Hassan y a nuestro guía ,Ismael!!!os recordaremos con mucho cariño!!!
Rachelle S
Rachelle S
Gorgeous Camel trek into the Sahara One of the most beautiful experiences I’ve had. I’ve sailed the world as a sailor for many years and this experience was unique unto itself. The trek hosts were incredible and authentically kind. Gorgeous opportunity for photography! Sleeping in the desert was amazing, our tent was luxurious and felt as if I was a million miles from everywhere else. Absolutely planning on returning. Great people, the camels were gentle and exquisitely taken care of. Can’t recommend this enough for a solo trip or romantic getaway!!!!
Megan M
Megan M
The best Merzouga Desert Tour Morocco Dream Tours made our time in Morocco unforgettable. Abdul, our tour guide, was amazing! Excellent driver and very knowledgable. Also the best sense of humour which made the long drives enjoyable. A highlight was riding camels through the sand dunes to the Merzouga Camp, where we met Hassan. He was super welcoming and had everything ready for us when we arrived. My twin sister and I turned 25 while there and he even had birthday cakes for us. I would 100% recommend this tour to anyone wanting an authentic, safe, and fun tour to the desert. We can’t wait to come back!
Shari O
Shari O
Outstanding!!! Our trip to Morocco was absolutely wonderful thanks so Hassan! He found us a driver (Abdul) who picked us up late at night at the airport, took us to our hotel and made sure that we got in safely. We never had to worry about where we should go in the cities we visited because Abdul arranged every day for tour guides, who were very knowledgeable about the cities, to lead us to the best places to eat, shop and sightsee! They were all great!!! Poor Abdul had to endure us asking him hundreds of questions, but he was always polite and happily answered our questions. He did all the driving for our trip and kept us safe. Abdule is a wonderful young man, and I am so happy that he was part of our experience!!!
Going into the Sahara Desert was a truly amazing experience! Riding camels into the desert and seeing the sand dunes is something that I will never forget! When we reached camp, Hassan was there to great us and poured us a cup of tea and brought us some snacks. We had a lot of great conversation with him but were unable to set him up with one of our daughters ;) The camp was clean with a comfortable bed and a full bathroom!!! Very luxurious!!! The next morning, we had breakfast and then we rode ATVs in the dessert which was an indescribably fun experience. We never had to worry about our luggage, it was waiting for us in our tents when we got to the camp, and it was waiting for us at the van when we rode the ATVs out of the desert. Hassan and his team made this vacation 100% stress free and fun!
The only thing that I wish we would have done differently is I would have spent an extra night or two in the desert instead of just one.
Thanks for the great memories!!!
Monika J
Monika J
Best Experience of Morocco!!! Amazing Morocco experience thanks to Hassan and Morocco
Dreams Tours!!! We couldn't
expect anything better. We came
across one of the posts of the
camp while looking for things to do
in Morocco. We contacted Hassan
with some questions and here he
offered to plan our whole trip from
picking us up from the airport to
dropping us off. Best decision we
could have made. Our driver Abdul
was amazing. Kept us safe, very
knowledgeable, helped arranged
the best tour guides, and very
responsive to our needs. Big thank
you to Abdul!!!
Our time in the Sahara Desert was
the best experience, we will never
forget thanks to Hassan! After our
camel ride to the camp he
personally greeted us with mint
tea and snacks. During our dinner
he sat with us at the table. We
loved that personal touch. He
made us feel at home. We wished
that we had another night at the
camp so that we could have more
intimate experience.
Historically we never go back to
the same place twice, but this is
definitely an experience we would
do again!!!
Rossi Aymes
Rossi Aymes
3 days desert tour My experience with dream tours was beyond my expectations. I did a City tour of Marrakech and 3 day private desert tour everything was amazing. Hassan was very accommodating, quick with responses and worked with what I was looking for making my trip to Morocco unforgettable. The camping site in the desert was beautiful! very clean and comfortable, the food was delicious, our driver Ali was great, very informational, he allowed us to take our time at every site and was punctual with the pick up times. I will definitely use them again on my next visit, will highly recommend if you’re looking for a good time in Morocco.
Federica M
Federica M
The perfect dream tour in the desert and real Morocco The tour was definitely amazing, either Hassan and Ahmed (who drove us everywhere) were really kind and well prepared. We’ve visited so many things and learnt so much about the country and the culture. Best experience has been the camel ride and sand boarding in the desert: this is one of the best experiences to do in life. The camp is also really beautiful and food excellent. Another perfect moment has been playing instruments and singing around the fire in the desert camp at night, this really is part of Berber culture and allows you to live a better and authentic experience.

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Good To Know:

Before You Travel:

You have the option between standard and superior accommodations.

The 5 days Marrakech desert tour begins at 8:00 a.m., and you will be picked up from your Marrakech hotel. Please contact us if you would like us to come pick you up from a particular location (airport, bus/train station, etc.).

  • From mid-November to the start of March, the weather is chilly at night and mild during the day (Day26°C/Night0°C).
  • During the summer (from mid-June to mid-September), both the daytime and nighttime temperatures are warm (Day45°C/Night30°C).
  • For the remainder of the year, daytime and nighttime temperatures are nearly identical (between 24 and 30 degrees Celsius).

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