5 days Marrakech desert tour
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.
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.
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!!!
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
Historically we never go back to
the same place twice, but this is
definitely an experience we would
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).