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5 Days Tour From Marrakech To Merzouga Desert
Itinerary overview :
After leaving Marrakech the travelers will visit Ait Ben Haddou, Ouarzazate, and the Kasbahs in between these two spots and the desert of Merzouga. Then, they will spend the night in the desert before we head back to Marrakech to end our Marrakech 5 days tour of the desert.
Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Valley of the Roses – Dades Gorges
After breakfast early in the morning, we will depart on our Marrakech 5 days tour to the desert from the Red City Marrakech traveling through the amazing landscapes of Tizi n’Tichka and many Berber villages where people live a very simplistic lifestyle. We will stop at the UNESCO world heritage site Ait Ben Haddou, which is also a famous filming site where many famous Hollywood movies shot their scenes; movies such as The Mummy, Gladiator, and Lawrence of Arabia… After lunch, we will go to Ouarzazate and visit the Kasbah of Taourirt and Skoura Oasis. Then, we will head to Dades Valley through the road of a thousand Kasbah after visiting Kalaat Mgouna the town of roses. At Dades, we will spend the night at a nice hotel.
Day 2: Dades Gorges – Todra Gorges – Merzouga desert
After breakfast at Dades, we will leave it and head to Toughra Gorges, which has the biggest canyons in Morocco along with a beautiful river that has small fish swimming in it; there we will spend some time walking beside the river. After that, we will drive past Tinghir to Erfoud where we will enjoy a traditional lunch. Then we will stop at Merzouga. We will spend this night of the Marrakech 5 days tour to the desert in a hotel.
Day 3: Merzouga and Erg Chebbi DESERT
After we eat breakfast and take a shower at the hotel, we will have a ride through the desert to explore its many aspects. We will ride our 4×4 car passing by the small villages like Khamlia, which is a village that has Gnawa a culture that is centered around Gnawa music. After eating lunch with a Berber family, we will drive through the road of the rally of Dakar uses and stop at a cave where we can find fossils. Then, we will return to the hotel at Merzouga. After taking some rest and leaving our unnecessary luggage at the hotel, we will ride the camels to the dunes of Erg Chebbi, where a camp is situated. At the camp, we will have dinner while listening to the trance-inducing drumbeats of the nomad musicians under the clear constellations of the stars of the Milky Way.
Day 4: Merzouga – Rissani – Draa Valley – Agdez – Ouarzazate
We will wake up early to see the fascinating colors of the sunrise over the dunes. Then, we will drive on our Marrakech 5 days tour to Draa Valley after visiting Rissani, which is the original town of the Moroccan Royal Family. We will drive along Saghro Mountain past Tazzarine and Nkoub. After lunch, we will continue to Draa Valley to explore the oases, the villages, and the Kasbahs before we go to Ouarzazate to spend the night there.
Day 5: Ouarzazate – Kasbah Taourirt – Alto Atlas – Marrakech
- Touring privately, there will be no more people in the group.
- Pick up at the hotel/riad, airport, or wherever you want.
- Transportation in 4×4 or Minivan with AC.
- English-speaking driver/ guide.
- 3 nights accommodation (nights with dinner and breakfast).
- Fuel, tolls, and all associated expenses.
- 1 night the nomadic camp under stars.
- Camel ride to reach the camp (one camel each person).
- Sand-boarding in the dunes.
- Half-day meals.
- Entrance/Activity Fees