5 days Marrakech Sahara desert tour Overview:
Duration: 5 days – 4 nights
5 days Marrakech desert tour itinerary:
Day 1: Marrakech – High Atlas – Skoura – Valley of Roses – Boumalne Dades.
Pick up at the Hotel at 8:00 – 9:00. Departure from Marrakech through the port of Col Tichka, where we will cross the Atlas Mountains making stops to enjoy the magnificent views that the route offers us. We will continue on our way to Ouarzazate where we will make a stop to contemplate the Kasbah of Taourirt. Then we will find the town of Skoura, located in the heart of the palm tree valley, where you can take a walk through the extensive and labyrinthine oasis, whose lush vegetation wraps precious secret kasbahs and you can also visit the oasis itself. From here we will continue through the Valley of the Roses (famous for its cultivation of them) to the Boumalne of Dades where we will spend the night. Dinner and overnight in a nice hotel in Boumalne Dades.
Day 2: Boumalne Dades – Gorges of Todra – Erfoud – Merzouga.
After breakfast, we will continue along the bank of Boumalne, where a road marked by kasbahs (ciudadelas) and ksour (fortresses or castles), whose landscape is ocher, red, and mauve, opens. Around us, we will find stony plateaus where the dromedaries graze. After a journey full of ksour, oasis, and palm trees we will arrive at Tineghir (where the spectacular gorges of Todra are found) perched at an altitude of 1,350 m and surrounded by a palm grove. Free time to walk through the gorges. We continue to Erfoud (the city of fossils), where we can see the quarries where they are extracted and learn how they are worked then to give them the most varied forms and uses. Then we will arrive at Rissani, with its great and authentic souk, and finally, at Merzouga, where we will stay at the hotel in front of the high dunes of Erg Chebbi. Accommodation in breakfast and dinner.
Day 3: Merzouga – Erg Chebbi – Nomads – Desert.
Once the breakfast is over, we will make a tour in 4×4 by the tracks that are used in the “Rally Paris-Dakar”, we will visit the desert nomads with whom we will have tea and we will see the oasis where some movies like “Sahara” were filmed. We will visit the town of Khamlia, named for the slave trade brought from the Sudan and we will do the tour for Erg Chebbi. After the visit at lunchtime, we will go to the home of a Berber family, where they will taste typical and traditional food, as well as the rich Al Madfouna (Berber Pizza). After lunch, we headed back to the hotel, so to take some rest. In the afternoon the camels await us to enter the desert while we wrap up the beautiful sunset that offers some spectacular colors on the sand. This night will be special since you will have one of the best experiences in the desert, which is to sleep in a Haima in the middle of the desert with all the comforts. Here we will enjoy a great dinner with a beautiful starry sky, enlivened with drum music.
Day 4: Merzouga – Rissani – Alnif – Draa Valley – Ouarzazate
On this day, we recommend getting up early to see the sunrise from the top of a large dune nearby and enjoy a typical breakfast in the camp desert. Then we will return with camels to Merzouga to take a break before starting the day. Then we will continue to Ouarzazate via Rissani where we will make a stop to visit its great traditional market which is considered the largest in all the South of Morocco and we will continue towards the beautiful Draa Valley with its millions of palm trees. In the afternoon we will arrive in Ouarzazate. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech
Ouarzazate is also known as the Hollywood of Morocco, since many famous films have been shot, such as The Jewel of the Nile, The Scorpion King, The Kingdom of Heaven, and Mission Cleopatra, among many others. To this day, they use their landscapes to continue rolling name productions. If you like movies, you can visit the movie studios where the sets of some of these films are located. We will continue our route to the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou (World Heritage) where they will have free time to walk through the kasbah and climb to its summit to contemplate the views. We will cross again the mountains of the Great Atlas with their beautiful landscapes. Arrive in Marrakech in the afternoon and transfer to your riad/hotel. End of the trip and our services.
Marrakech to Sahara 5 days desert tour includes:
Free pick up from Airport is “Optional”
Private 4×4 vehicle/minibus
Several languages speaking driver
Tour guide “Optional”
Accommodation including “Bed, dinner and breakfast”
Camel trekking in Merzouga dunes
1 night in a desert camp including “Bed, dinner and breakfast”
Free pick up to the airport “just if your departure is the same day as the tour finishes or the next day”
Note: Please contact us for any tour reservation, our team will get back in touch with you as soon as possible. Thank you.
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My husband and I visited Morocco for our honeymoon and chose this company for our desert tour. They were absolutely amazing. Mohammed was incredibly informative and full of fun facts about every location we visited. He really knew his stuff. Hassan, our drivers was amazing too. They thought of everything for us to make our trip extra special and romantic as it was our honeymoon. We actually initially only booked them for the desert tour but ended up extending with them and traveled with them the rest of the time we were in Morocco. I could not say enough kind things about this company. They were great. I highly recommend them… Read more
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