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5 Days Tour From Marrakech To Merzouga Desert

5 Days Tour From Marrakech To Merzouga Desert

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Overview

Our 5-day Marrakech desert tour itinerary begins and ends in Marrakech, taking you on an unforgettable journey to discover the country’s main attractions.

On the first day, we will pass through the Atlas Mountains, Ait Ben Haddou, and Ouarzazate before spending the night in the Dades Gorges.

On the second day, we will venture into the desert for a camel trek and overnight stay in a traditional Berber camp.

On the third day, you will have the opportunity to explore the desert further and experience its unique atmosphere.

On the fourth day, we will return to Ouarzazate for the night. Finally, on the last day, we will travel back to Marrakech, where the tour ends. This tour is the perfect way to experience the best of Morocco, from its stunning scenery to its rich culture and traditions. Book your tour today and create lasting memories of your Moroccan adventure!

Itinerary

Day 1: Marrakech - Boumalne Dades

Our 5-day Marrakech desert tour begins with pickup from your accommodation in the red city. We will drive through the Tizi n’Tichka Pass (about 200 km), stopping at an Argan oil cooperative along the way.

 We will then continue our journey through the High Atlas Mountains, stopping at a panoramic viewpoint at the highest point of the pass (2,260 m). Next, we will pass by the Kasbah of Telouet and arrive at Ait Benhaddou, a fortified village that is considered one of the best filming locations in Africa. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and movies such as Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, and The Kingdom of Heaven have been shot there.

 We will stop for lunch and explore Ait Benhaddou before heading to Boumalne Dades and the Dades Gorges, where we will spend the night.

Day 2: Boumalne Dades - Merzouga Desert

Commencing the second day of our 5-day Marrakech desert tour itinerary with a hearty breakfast in Dades Gorges, we embark on an adventure like no other. Our first destination is the renowned Todra Gorges , a paradise for climbers and nature enthusiasts. Here, we immerse ourselves in the awe-inspiring canyons, which tower up to 300 meters. Keep an eye out for Berber Nomads tending to their goats by the spring. Should you desire, we can visit local carpet workshops.

Our journey continues to Tinghir and Tinjedad, where we pause for a delightful lunch. As we approach the desert via Erfoud, known for its fascinating fossil workshops, the landscape transforms, unveiling the mesmerizing golden dunes of Erg Echabbi. We then embark on an unforgettable camel trek through these dunes, pausing to witness the enchanting sunset.

Our ultimate destination for the day is the Berber camp, where our extraordinary desert night commences with a sumptuous traditional Moroccan feast. Under the star-studded heavens, the evening comes alive with the rhythms of Berber music around a crackling campfire.

Day 3: Merzouga Desert Discovering

The third leg of our 5-day Marrakech desert tour itinerary immerses us in the desert’s wonders. This exhilarating journey begins with a visit to the Berber Nomads, the indigenous people of Morocco , who lead a modest life in tents while tending to goats, sheep, and donkeys.

Next, we explore the renowned kohl mines in the M’Ifiss region, formerly managed by the French administration. As we continue, we unveil the desert’s most breathtaking panoramic vistas, allowing you to revel in its boundless beauty. Our adventure takes us to another unique way of life as we visit the Gnawa people, originally hailing from Mali and Gabon, and now settled in parts of Morocco, such as Khamlia, our next destination.

The Gnaoua people are celebrated for their warm hospitality and will treat you to mesmerizing music and captivating traditional dances. Before concluding the day, we venture to discover some of the famous desert oases, offering a refreshing contrast to the arid landscape. Finally, we will transport you to your accommodation

Day 4: Merzouga Desert - Ouarzazate

Following breakfast at the hotel, we resume our 5-day Marrakech desert tour itinerary.

This time, our journey leads us back to Ouarzazate via an alternate route. We initiate our drive by traveling through the enchanting landscapes of Rissani, adorned with thousands of swaying palm trees. A brief stopover in this city reveals one of the largest traditional Souks  (Markets) in the southeastern region of Morocco.

Continuing on, we traverse through a myriad of picturesque Berber villages, each brimming with its unique charm. Around midday, our expedition pauses in Nkob, where we savor a delightful lunch. To culminate this leg of the journey, we visit the colossal Daraa valley, home to the largest river in Morocco.

 Our exploration of this area is both enlightening and captivating. Subsequently, we set forth for Ouarzazate, where we will spend the night

Day 5: Ouarzazate - Marrakech

Commencing the final day of our itinerary, we will commence by touring Ouarzazate, fondly referred to as the “Ouallywood of Morocco.”

This destination is undoubtedly worth the visit, and we will dedicate a significant portion of our day to its exploration. The crown jewel of this city is undeniably the Atlas Studios, a renowned attraction in the region. Ouarzazate has achieved global acclaim as an ideal location for the filming of movies and series. It has been the backdrop for several renowned productions, including iconic series such as Game Of Thrones and Prison Break.

As our visit to Ouarzazate concludes, we will embark on our return journey, passing by the captivating 1000 kasbahs, before reaching our ultimate destination, Marrakech. With a convenient drop-off at your chosen accommodation, our Marrakech tour and our dedicated service reach their conclusion

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