5-day Morocco tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert

Below here is the program itinerary of 5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert, and all the information, the policies that you have to know before booking with us.

Why these 5 days Morocco tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert?

Because these 5 days in Morocco will be enough time to visit Merzouga Sahara Desert and it's great tour option to the travellers that want a desert tour from Marrakech, in these 5 days tour Morocco itineary you will have the chance to see and learn more about Berber life and nomads life, we are going to visit the nomads in thier tents and enjoy a mint tea with them, then visit the black peoples to watch thier Gnaoua music with it's beautiftul movments.

This tour will not be limited in the Sahara desert only, but we have to enjoy all the best tourists attractions in this trip, first off explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kasbah Ait Benhaddou and visits the great Kasbah of Pasha Glaoui in Telouet, see the best gorges of Dades and Todra.

Regarding the price and the accommodations on this trip, you will spend one night in Berber camp in Merzouga, and the other in a Hotel/Riad. All this with affordable price and best quality services.

Key Features
Tour Name: 5 Days From Marrakech to Merzouga
Tour Type: Private Tour
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Departure: Daily
Starting Point: Marrakech
Ending Point: Marrakech
Tour Highlights
Visiting Places: Marrakech, Ait Benhaddou, Ouarzazate, Merzouga, Boumalene Dades, Tinghir, Rissani, Agdz, Nkob, Erfoud, Skoura.
Key attractions: Desert of Merzouga, Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, High Atlas Mountains, Camel ride in desert & a wonderful sunset, sunrise, Spend night in a Berber Camp, Todra Gorge, Dades Gorges, Berber Villages, Gnawa Music, Nomad Families.
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Unique 5 Days Tour Itinerary in Morocco - From Marrakech to Merzouga Desert

Unique 5 Days Tour Itinerary in Morocco - From Marrakech to Merzouga Desert

How you will spend these 5 days tour itinerary in Morocco?

Days in Morocco company placed at your disposal this simple suggestion of this tour itinerary to give you the idea about how you will spend your 5 days in Morocco itinerary, a day-by-day plan to guide your journey. This tour itinerary can be changed to suit your dream tour, and it will be customized to fit your needs.

Overview: of Marrakech to Merzouga 5 days desert tour

You will have a great experience In this 5 Days/4 Nights Tour From Marrakech to Merzouga crossing Tizi N'Tichka in the High Atlas, passing through the breathtaking landscapes of the Dades Valley and its impressive Gorges, spend a night camel trek in the desert and share a cup of tea with a nomad family, visit Ouarzazate and its studios, the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou declared UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also, you will explore the Sahara desert in a popular 4x4 private tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, then we visit Dades and Merzouga. Tour finishes in Marrakech.

Tour Itinerary: A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.

Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Skoura - Boumalene Dades

We will pick you up from your hotel/riad or airport and start our journey from Marrakech to Dades Gorges. Crossing the pass of Tizi N'Tichka Atlas, with far-reaching views across the mountains, towards the traditional High Atlas Berber village of Telouet.

Then we continue to Ait Benhaddou to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou, a spectacular fortified village. We will have lunch at Ait Benhaddou or Ouarzazate and continue to Dades valley, we will spend the night in a Riad/Hotel in the Dades Gorges.

Driving distance Approximately 331 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 5 hr 45 min (without stops)
Overnight Overnight stay in Boumalne Dades.
Meals Dinner
Day 2: Boumalene Dades - Tinghir - Todra Gorges - Erfoud - Rissani - Merzouga

On the second day, after breakfast, we travel from Dades to Todra gorges, and Tenghir towards the Sahara desert of Merzouga, Berber villages are scattered along the way. We'll pass through the Tinjdad city, Jorf, and Erfoud where we'll feel the air of the Saharan oasis of Tafilalet, then we continue to Merzouga, overnight in a Riad/Hotel near the dunes.

Driving distance Approximately 264 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 4 hr 3 min (without stops)
Overnight Overnight stay in Merzouga village.
Meals Breakfast Dinner
Day 3: Merzouga - Nomad Families - Black Desert - Merzouga (Camel Ride & Night in Desert)

After your breakfast at the Hotel/Riad, there are many options that are available for you. First, you may go to explore the Merzouga's neighboring villages like Hassi Labied and Khamlia where you can hear the black musicians from Gnaoua. Second, you may also enjoy an off-road drive around the dunes of Erg Chebbi, you will have Berber pizza for lunch with a nomad family and see how they are living in tents in the desert.

In the afternoon we will ride the camels to enjoy and take pictures of the sunset over the dunes and spend the night in the desert camp. At dinner, we will have a traditional tagine, drink delicious mint tea, listen to traditional Berber music while watching the stars, and the rising moon in the amazing Sahara desert.

Driving distance Approximately 86 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 1 hr 8 min (without stops)
Overnight Overnight stay in Merzouga (desert camp).
Meals Breakfast Dinner
Day 4: Merzouga - Rissani - Alnif - Nkob - Agdz - Ouarzazate

In the early morning departure on the private comfortable car via Rissani (Alaouite dynasty cradle) and the huge mountain of Bougafer. Our lunch place will be in NKob, the first village on the way. Afternoon excursion on the 1000 kasbahs road (alongside the trail to enjoy the best part of Draa valley). In the late evening, we will arrive in Ouarzazate city. The dinner and overnight in the hotel or riad in Ouarzazate.

Driving distance Approximately 369 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 5 hr 9 min (without stops)
Overnight Overnight stay in Ouarzazate.
Meals Breakfast Dinner
Day 5: Ouarzazate - Telouet Kasbah - High Atlas Mountains - Marrakech

Leaving Ouarzazate in the morning towards Marrakech, we will visit the majestic Atlas Mountains. Crossing the series of High Atlas Mountains through the highest road pass in Morocco, Tizi N'Tichka (2260m in altitude), offering impressive views of valleys, mountains, and many Berber villages nearby. In the evening, we arrive at Marrakech. End of our services: 5 days from Marrakech to Merzouga.

Driving distance Approximately 204 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 4 hr 2 min (without stops)
Meals Breakfast


Journey times and distances are estimates and are based on the direct route between the start location and end location for each day of the itinerary, where applicable. They do not include detours or stops for sightseeing.

Tour Map: Here's a map of your travel route.

What's Included: Don't worry, we've got this covered.

Prices Included

  • Pick you up from airport to your accommodation;
  • Pick you up from your accommodation;
  • Drop you off at your accommodation;
  • Tour Commentary;
  • Transport by private vehicle with A/C;
  • English speaking driver/guide;
  • Car Fuel;
  • Camel trek (Camel per person);
  • 1 night stay at luxurious or standard desert camp (as your choice);
  • 3 night stay at Hotel or Riad;
  • All dinners;
  • Daily breakfast;
  • Confirmation at time of booking;
  • Plus many surprises stops on the way.

Prices Not Included

  • Flights to/from Morocco;
  • Meals, drinks & entrance fees;
  • Personal travel insurance;
  • Tips & Personal expenses.

Optional Extras

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase);
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required;
  • Children's must be accompanied by an adult.

Free cancellation

FREE! If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of most activities, you will receive a complete refund if you paid all the price.

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It's our goal to make memories that last a lifetime when you visit Morocco. That is we only offer the best at our disposal.

Our vehicles are fully-equipped for your comfort and adventure. Air conditioned and comfortable, these rugged vehicles are built for the road. Our cars have 6 seats. They're clean. The fleet includes the Toyota Prado TX, Toyota Prado VX, and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport.

Our drivers are connoisseurs of their regions. No one knows Morocco better than them. When they bring you on your journey, it will feel like travelling with a trusted friend.

For groups ranging from 7 to 17 in size, we offer minibusses and minivans such as the Hyundai H-1 Minivan, Mercedes Minibus's, and the Mercedes Vito.

Feel free to travel with our guide by your own vehicle, if you have one. Or use our 4-wheeled-drive. The choice is always yours.

Tourism Transport In Morocco - Our Cars

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  • Capacity: 6 Seater;
  • Fuel type: Diesel fuel;
  • Air-conditioned car;
  • Manual / Automatic.
Tourism Transport In Morocco - Our Cars

Toyota Prado VX (4x4)

  • Capacity: 6 Seater
  • Fuel type: Diesel fuel
  • Air-conditioned car;
  • Manual.
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Mercedes-Benz Vito

  • Capacity: 7/8 Seater;
  • Fuel type: Diesel fuel;
  • Air-conditioned car;
  • Manual / Automatic.

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