5 Day Desert tour from Marrakech

5 Days
5 Day Desert tour from Marrakech (Erg Chebbi dunes) includes one night in Dades, two nights in Merzouga desert, and one in Ouarzazate. The first day will be driving through the High Atlas mountains, exploring Ait Ben Haddou before continuing to Dade through Skoura and Rose Valley. On the second day, you will visit Todra Gorges before continuing south to Merzouga, where you will join a camel trek across the desert for two nights. On the third day, we’ll spend the whole day exploring the desert, stopping by nomad tribes, old abandoned villages, and fossil mines. On the fourth day, we will drive towards Ouarzazate via Alnif, Agdz, and Draa Valley. The fifth day will be the return to Marrakech after visiting the film studios. We’ll take the same route through the High Atlas Mountains. For those who wish to upgrade their accommodation. We offer three options for upgrading your hotels and desert camp from standard to mid-range or luxury.

Trip Facts

  • Minibus or 4x4
  • Hotels
  • Marrakech
  • Marrakech
  • Private tours
  • English

Overview

5 Day Desert tour from Marrakech and camel trek, We will also visit Ait Ben Haddou, Todra and Dades gorges, Atlas Studios and Ouarzazate, among other touristic places in Morocco.

Highlights

  • Cross the High Atlas Mountains and its Tizi Ntichka pass
  • Visit the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Ben Hadou
  • Ride a camel in Merzouga while assisting to a dramatic sunset
  • Sleep under the stars in Erg Chebbi Sahara camp
  • Visit Todgha Gorges and drive across the Valley of the Roses

Itinerary

Pick up at 08:00 am from your accommodation or at any point of your choice, starting our 5 days and 4 nights Erg Chebbi Merzouga sahara desert tour from Marrakech, crossing the Tizi N Tichka pass of the High Atlas Mountains(2260m) enjoying the twisty mountainous road and the spectacular traditional Berber villages to reach the UNESCO World Heritage site called “Ait Ben haddou”, the fortified ksar with its beautiful Kasbahs.
Ait Benhaddou has served as a natural scenery for many movie producers such as Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator, the visit of the castle includes a walk with a local guide to discover the vivid palace and climb to the top of the hill through the valleys, which is like rambling through the middle ages for an amazing view on the fertile Ounila river valley, surrounded by desertic landscape, and with the snow capped Atlas mounrtains as a background, the view from the top seems to encompasse the whole world.
After Lunch we will continue to Dades Gorge via Ouarzazate and Skoura and along the valley of roses, stops along these beautiful sights, our sahara desert Morocco 5 day trip from marrakech includes a stop at Rock formations (Called the monkey fingers vally) and fortified old Kasbahs scenery along the Dades river with the sunset as a backdrop.
After a stop at the dades canyons for a drink or to admire the majestic scenery, we check in to our kasbah hotel, Dinner and overnight stay.

Breakfast at the Kasbah hotel, depart to Todra Gorges: a massive fault, rising to 300 m in a narrow valley thickstudded with palmeries and Berber Villages.
A walk through the gorge to admire the beauty of the place, lunch at the spot, travel further into the desert to the tiny village of Merzouga where you will camel trek tour into the beautiful Erg Chebbi Dunes.
An hour camel tour via the golden sand dunes of erg chebbi followed with stops along, sunset over the dunes, head down to the camp in the sahara desert erg, you will spend the evening in a bivouac (camp), enjoy a Moroccan berber dinner, build a bonfire and listen to local band music and dance, and sleep in a luxury private tent with private bath and private shower.

Early Morning wake up to watch the sunrise over the dunes, Traditional Moroccan Yammy breakfast at the camp.
Then camel ride deep in the Sahara Desert while crossing Erg Chebbi, break at the oasis, sandboarding, climbing the rolling orange sand sea, lunch at the hidden oasis.
In the evening camel ride to a Nomad Family camp, meet the hosts, basic berber cooking class, dinner and overnight stay.

Early morning wake up to watch the spectacle of the sunrise in the desert, camel ride back to Merzouga, breakfast at the hotel by the edge of the dunes, shower, depart to Ouarzazate via the southern route including the city of Rissani, Alnif, Tazarine, Nkoub, Agdez & the scenic Draa valley, crossing the nice rocky mountains Ait Saoun via Tizi ntnifift, to Ouarzazate.
We will visit to Taourirt Kasbah and the Atlas Studios.
Overnight in Ouarzazate.

Breakfast at the hotel, depart to Marrakech via the scenic beautiful Ounilla Valley and berber villages, stops along for pictures, drive to the ancient village of Telouet via the old caravan route, then into the high Atlas mountains through the spectacular Tizi Ntichka pass.
Drop off at your accommodation in Marrakech, end of our Sahara desert Morocco 5 day tour from Marrakech to the dunes of Erg Chebbi and Merzouga.

Includes/Excludes

What’s Included

  • Private return transport from Marrakech
  • English speaking guide (other languages can be catered for)
  • 1 night accommodation in Luxury Desert Camp
  • 3 nights accommodation in hotels
  • Breakfast and Dinner
  • Camel Trek
  • Berber music and animationInside
  • Visit to Ait Benhaddou Kasbah
  • Free time to explore the sites, Walks, Canyons, Breaks for photos,..Etc

What’s Not Included

  • Lunches
  • Beverages & Bottled Water
  • Entrance Fees
  • Tips

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FAQs

What is the best time to visit Morocco?

Morocco with its climate diversity makes it a perfect destination all along the year. Subsequently, Your trip in Morocco is are running its Morocco Travel Packages all the year. Some (to northern parts of Spain, for example) – are only running from March till October. In any case, under each tour’s description, it says exactly when it runs. Example: ‘’Sundays all year’’ – means that on every single Sunday of the year the tour will start, no matter how many people signed up, even if it’s you only.

What is the official currency in Morocco?

The currency of Morocco is The Moroccan Dirham (MAD). The currency for Morocco was issued by the Bank of Al-Maghrib which is Morocco’s central bank. Historically, the Moroccan Dirham originates from the Byzantine Empire’s Drachm, and was used in Arabia and the Levant in pre-Islamic times. The name “Dirham” came from the Roman word “denarius”.

Is Morocco a safe country to visit?

Morocco has been a safe tourist destination for years. Moroccan people have gained their reputation for warmth and kindness towards visitors. Moroccan cities are generally very safe, especially in touristic areas where tourists are frequently there. Morocco is a very well secured country, where Police is in every location and so many checking points are available, this is what makes Morocco a safe and 100% secured destination.

Is Morocco safe for travel?

Transparently, Morocco could be considered one of the calmest and safe destination in North-Africa. Morocco has a very low crime rate in comparison to other countries of the world. If travelers take sensible precautions during their Morroco Travel Packages, they will surely be safe. Accompanied by your tour guide and leader you will be in the highest level of safety during your Morocco vacations.

How can I obtain my visa to visit Morocco?

Visitors to Morocco must have a passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the scheduled return date to enter Morocco and you can obtain a visa from Morocco Consulate before departure. Also, entry visa with USD 27 per passport is available upon arrival in Morocco airports for specific nationalities and you will need to check before. -Some nationalities don’t need a visa to visit Morocco for the purpose of tourism for up to 3 months such as United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Denmark, Netherlands, New Zealand, and Switzerland. For more info and details on entry visa to Morocco please check with the Moroccan consulate or embassy at your country

Do Moroccans speak languages other than Arabic?

English and French are studied in school all over Morocco. This is why most Moroccans, who live in the cities, speak or understand at least some English words or phrases, and most of Moroccans are speaking French well. Fewer Moroccans can speak Italian, Spanish, and German; however, professionals in the tourism sector are accustomed to visitors who cannot speak Arabic. They speak enough English and many other languages to fulfill the needs of most travelers.

Do I have to learn Arabic in order to enjoy my visit to Morocco?

Many travelers enjoy their stay in Morocco without learning a single word of Arabic; however, it is always good to learn a few Arabic words to expressing greetings or thanks. It is advisable to learn some basic Arabic terms if you are planning to visit some unpopular tourist destinations. Moroccans are friendly and will be happy to help you anytime, even if there is a language barrier.

Is it a common practice to give tips in Morocco?

Many people in the tourism sector depend on tips, as a major part of their income. Therefore, tipping is considered customary in Morocco. You are not obliged to give tips, but it would be great if you are willing to offer it.

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Rated 5 out of 5
20/01/2023

Best Experience! Our guide Lahcen was super nice and friendly. Camel ride, sand boarding and started nights

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Amazing tour

Rated 5 out of 5
29/06/2021

Amazing tour! Camping in the desert and watching the sunset/sunrise is the most incredible experience – I would recommend to anyone. The camp is very luxurious (big double beds, showers and even a restaurant). The whole trip is really good value for money and the tour guides are very fun and full of energy.

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5 Day Desert tour from Marrakech

Trip Facts

  • Minibus or 4x4
  • Hotels
  • Marrakech
  • Marrakech
  • Private tours
  • English

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