Leaving from Marrakech to Merzouga Marrakech 5 days desert tour departs daily from Marrakech and is our most popular desert tour. This tour has been designed for the traveler eager to explore deep into the Morocco Sahara Desert and who don’t mind driving long hours. You will have an amazing time touring the Desert and Merzouga, you will definitely not feel a drop of boredom. The landscape changes dramatically. Beginning with the fertile Haouz planes of Marrakech and the high Atlas Mountains, to oases and valleys, then to the rocky plateaus and the unbelievable Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Just make sure you bring your camera because you’ll see sites you’ve never seen before; sites you simply couldn’t imagine in your wildest dreams!
Your trip starts from Marrakech to Ouarzazate passing by the High Atlas Mountains and visiting Telouet Kasbah. Along with enjoying the local people and wonderful places, and having a delicious lunch in a roadside restaurant. Thereafter, the journey continues to the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou through many tiny villages and the river of Telout. You will then spend the night in Ouarzazate.
The departure in the next day will be to Zagora through the pass of Tizi-n-Tinifift in the Anti Atlas mountain to Agdez village and Draa valley. Then, Across the unpaved road from Tansikht village and through the forest of the palm trees toward Zagora’s Oasis. You will stop for lunch. In the afternoon, you will discover the Tinfou sand dunes and Tamegroute medieval library which contain historical books that date back to the 11th century. You will enjoy the night in Zagora.
The journey will take you deeper to Merzouga landscape through the stone desert oasis over the Anti Atlas and Tazarine village where you will stop for lunch. Tazarine was the main pass for caravans that brought gold from South Africa to exchange for sugar and salt, in the past- After lunch, you head off to the dunes of Merzouga where you will have the chance to trek by camels into the fascinating Erg Chebbi dunes. Your evening will be at a bivouac (camp), with a Moroccan dinner and a sleep in a traditional Nomad camel tent.
The next day, you will wake up to a fabulous sunrise in the desert with a delicious breakfast. Bivouac trekkers will come back. And then your travel will take you to Tinghir where you will have lunch and visit the Famous dramatic Todra Gorges. After, you will enjoy sightseeing in the “Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs” alongside Dades Valley where you will spend a night in a local kasbah.
the trip continues To Ouarzazate where you will have the chance to see the most famous architectural landscape “UNESCO World Heritage Site of Aït Benhaddou” which is situated on a hill along the Ouarzazate River and which has been used as a backdrop for more than 20 films including Lawrence of Arabia, Jewel of the Nile, The Mummy and Gladiator. You will then head off back to Marrakesh over Tizi N’ Tichka Pass enjoying views from the High Atlas Mountains and of the Berber villages.