merzouga trip

5-day Merzouga trip from Marrakech

Discover South Morocco and Erg Chebbi

5-day Merzouga trip from Marrakech

5-day Merzouga trip from Marrakech – Marrakech desert tour 5 days – Erg Chebbi dunes tour 5 days from Marrakech – Morocco desert trip 5 days – Merzouga desert tour – South Morocco excursion 5 days

Leave for 5 days of unforgettable discoveries in Great South Morocco. Climb on the dunes of Erg Chebbi and try sandsurfing! Morocco desert tour 5 days from Marrakech.

1st day of the 5-day Merzouga trip : the Atlas, Aït Ben Haddou and Ouarzazate

On the first day of this 5-day desert tour from Marrakech, the driver-guide will pick you up from your hotel. You then leave for 5 incredible days of travel in southern Morocco.

This first day begins with the Atlas Mountains. The panoramic views are splendid. The route passes through small Berber villages where you can stop for a good cup of tea. You will take a break to visit the Kasbah of Telouet.

Then, the 5-day Merzouga trip from Marrakech continues to Aït Ben Haddou. The Ksar of Aït Ben Haddou is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is one of the essential visits to make in southern Morocco. Aït Ben Haddou is located near Ouarzazate.

After a visit to the Kasbah of Aït Ben Haddou with a local guide, you arrive in Ouarzazate. You take the time to visit the city, the Kasbah and its film studios. You spend the first night of this Erg Chebbi excursion from Marrakech in a pretty traditional riad.

2nd day of the Marrakech to Merzouga tour: night at the Todra Gorges

The day after of the Marrakech to Merzouga trip, you leave from the city of Ouarzazate.

You are heading towards the Skoura Oasis. This Oasis, still inhabited and cultivated, is worth stopping there. You can take the time to visit the Kasbah of Amridil which is located in the Oasis. Then, you advance towards the Valley of Roses. The journey is very pleasant. Magnificent landscapes of the Valley of Roses follow one another. We take a break to visit a local cooperative manufacturing rose products.

Afterwards, this 5-day Merzouga trip continues towards the Dades Gorges. This is another touristic place that is worth the detour. The views of the mountains and small Berber villages are sublime. Then, the road continues towards the Todra Gorges.

The Todra Gorges are spectacular with walls that rise up to 150m! The 2nd night of the Marrakech Erg Chebbi dunes tour is planned in the Todra Gorges.

3 day of the Marrakech Sahara tour 5 days : the Erg Chebbi dunes

After breakfast, you leave the Todra Gorges behind you.

You take the direction of Erfoud. We stop there to enjoy a delicious lunch. Once this break is over, you resume the journey. The landscapes with the dunes of Erg Chebbi begin to appear on the horizon. You are in the Sahara. But before settling in at the desert camp in Merzouga, you set off for a great cultural discovery.

In the afternoon, you go to visit the nomads who live in the desert. Sharing tea with a nomadic family is a great encounter with local culture. On the way back, enjoy a camel tour for the sunset in the Merzouga desert. In the evening, enjoy the music of Nomads at the camp. Sing with them and dance around the campfire. Then, you spend the night in a nomadic tent in Erg Chebbi.

4th day of the 5-day Merzouga trip : Agdz

The 4th day of this desert tour from Marrakech begins with breakfast at the camp in Merzouga.

You then leave towards Alnif and Tazarine. Lunch is planned in N’Kob. The landscapes between Merzouga and N’Kob offer beautiful views of arid plateaus dotted with acacia trees. In N’Kob, admire the view of the palm grove and the ancient Kasbahs.

Then, you go to Agdz where you will join the Drâa Valley. Your journey stops in this charming village in southern Morocco where you will spend the night.

5th day: return to Marrakech

The 5th day of the Marrakech desert tour to Merzouga is dedicated to the way back to the pink city.

In the morning, you leave Agdz towards Ouarzazate. The road passes through the Anti-Atlas mountains and offers arid landscapes in ocher-red colors. In the surroundings of Ouarzazate, you visit a charming little oasis. A change of scenery is guaranteed, as are the magnificent landscapes. The atmosphere of the great South Morocco is there. Enjoy a traditional tea with locals. You will then cross the Atlas Mountains to return to Marrakech in the afternoon.

Other tours available from Marrakech: a 3-day Erg Chebbi excursion or a 4-day tour to Merzouga.

  • How to choose your Marrakech to Merzouga tour?

    It all depends on the time you want to spend to visit South Morocco.
    The shorter the trip, the longer the distance by car covered per day.

    A 4-day or 5-day Merzouga tour from Marrakech allows you to have more time during the trip but also on site.

    During a 4-day or 5-day Erg Chebbi tour you spend less time on the road during the day.
  • Where are the night stays scheduled during this Marrakech tour to Erg Chebbi ?

    Accommodation is chosen with care. Overnight stays are planned in small, charming traditional riads, in guest houses and in nomadic camps in the desert.

    It is possible to opt for a standard, comfort or luxury package.

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  • What activities in the Erg Chebbi dunes?

    The 5-day Merzouga trip allows you to add amazing activities during this trip.

    In Merzouga, you can practice sandsurfing, quad biking and buggy ride.
    These are different ways to explore the desert.
  • Is it possible to spend 2 nights in Merzouga during a 5-day tour from Marrakech?

    It is possible to plan 2 nights in Merzouga during this tour. Please tell us this when making your request.

    The 5-day Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour can be personalized and the program adapted according to your wishes.
  • Touches of authenticity

    During your Marrakech desert tour 5 days, we have planned different visits to learn more about the Morocco culture and spend time with locals.
  • When is the best time to do this tour?

    The best period is from mid-September to the end of May.

    During the summer, it is very hot in the desert.

    It's important to choose a good period, especially if you want to spend two nights in the Sahara.


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