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5 days tour Desert tour from Marrakesh


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Overview of 5 days tour Desert tour from Marrakesh

From Marrakesh, start off on an amazing 5 days desert tour that will introduce you to Morocco’s many different attractions. Join on a mesmerizing adventure through the beautiful valleys, the rich environment, and the colorful culture of this African treasure. You will be captivated by the highlands and the Sahara Desert.

The highlands provide some of the most spectacular views in Morocco, with scenery that changes at every bend to show off the country’s stunning natural splendor. Travel through vibrant valleys where the locals welcome you with open arms and share in their rich traditions.

As you spend time in the Sahara Desert, surrounded by the changing sands and the twinkling stars, the excursion takes on an enchanting quality. Get involved with Morocco’s rich cultural heritage, which is defined by its ancient customs and the warm hospitality of its people.

Along these 5 days tour from Marrakech, you will not only pass through various landscapes, but you will also have an intimate touch with the spirit of Morocco, where each passing moment adds a fascinating chapter to the story of this remarkable African country.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Travel from Marrakech to Dades Valley via Ait ben Haddou and Ouarzazate
  • Day 2: Travel to Sahara desert from Dades valley
  • Day 3: Full day in Desert “the desert Tour”
  • Day 4: Travel to African Hollywood Ouarzazate from sahara desert
  • Day 5: Travel to Marrakech from Ouarzazate via Tizi-N-Tichka

Highlights of the 5-day desert tour from Marrakech include:

  • Exploring the bustling markets and historic sites of Marrakech, such as Jemaa el-Fnaa square and the Koutoubia Mosque.
  • Crossing the High Atlas Mountains via the Tizi n’Tichka pass and enjoying stunning panoramic views.
  • Visiting the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Benhaddou, a well-preserved ancient kasbah.
  • Exploring the breathtaking Todra Gorge and its towering cliffs.
  • Riding camels into the Sahara Desert and witnessing the sunset over the dunes.
  • Spending a night in a traditional Berber camp in the desert and enjoying local cuisine and entertainment.
  • Witnessing the spectacular sunrise over the Sahara Desert.
  • Exploring the vibrant town of Ouarzazate, known as the “Hollywood of Morocco” for its film studios and scenic landscapes.
  • Visiting the dramatic rock formations of the Dades Gorges.
  • Experiencing the rich culture and hospitality of the Berber people throughout the journey.

Itinerary of 5 days tour Desert tour from Marrakesh

Starting in city of Marrakech, your 5 days desert tour will take you across the beautiful Tizi N Tichka pass into the heart of the Atlas Mountains. As you travel across Morocco, you'll pass through some of the country's most attractive towns, including the famous Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, which has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1987. This medieval fortification is a must-visit for everyone interested in history and architecture. As we continue our excursion, we arrive in the picturesque Dades Gorges, where a cozy hotel is waiting for us, serving both breakfast and supper. The next day, on our way from Ouarzazate to Dades, we stop in Kelaat M'Gouna, also known as the Valley of Roses, a picturesque oasis known for its fragrant roses and its famous annual rose festival. Along with a beautiful journey, this well planned schedule will bring you face-to-face with Morocco's diverse cultural heritage and fascinating history. Unveiling new treasures every day, this North African jewel creates an immersive experience that really reflects its character.

To start off another day of our amazing tour, we'll have a delicious breakfast in Dades valley. Then, we'll visit the picturesque village of Tinghir to begin our exploration of the Todra Gorges. Take a few pictures and really take in the breathtaking canyons that dot the landscape. In the afternoon, we'll reach Tinejdad for a leisurely lunch, which will set you up for the day's excursions. Erfoud is our next stop on our tour, since it is famous for the Fossil craft workshop, where we can get amazing clothing and accessories. The road trip takes us to the mesmerizing Merzouga Erg Chebbi after we've taken in the creative workmanship. Before your incredible camel ride and desert stroll over the golden sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, take a little break at Merzouga. After a long day of traveling, you'll reach a traditional camp made of Nomad Berber tents, where you'll spend the night immersed in the desert. Immerse yourself in the amazing Sahara sunrise and sunset from an unique viewing point, while the beautiful percussion of drums sets the mood for the evening. Immerse yourself in the desert for an amazing experience under the enormous starlit sky.

Start your day with the breathtaking sight of a desert dawn, illuminated by a kaleidoscope of pinks and golds as the sun's rays cast an otherworldly light over the area. Riding a camel back to your hotel is a great way to relax and enjoy the beautiful desert landscape on your way there. After this magical beginning, a delicious breakfast will set the stage for the day's activities. Khamlia, a Gnaoua town, is our next destination. Here, you may listen to the Gnaoua band perform enchanting tunes on both traditional and internationally recognized instruments. Learn about the nomads' ancient lifestyle and the resilience of the desert people as you go on an authentic trip with them. The next stop on the way is Rissani, home of the busy "souk," the biggest traditional market in the area. Be a witness to the lively conversations as people from nearby communities come together to take care of their everyday necessities. Enjoy the tastes of Madfouna, a well-known local dinner, with Tajines and a refreshing glass of mint tea after lunch in Rissani. Returning to Merzouga as the day draws to a close, we can look forward to a peaceful night's rest in the desert. Immersion in Moroccan culture, mouthwatering cuisine, and the lively rhythms of desert settlements make up this day.

On the fourth day of our amazing "desert tour," we will leave the golden embrace of the Sahara behind as we go towards Ouarzazate. Many legendary Hollywood films shot at the world-famous Atlas Studios have used this city as their background. Hollywood hits like Gladiator, Babel, and even certain sequences from Game of Thrones were shot here. Our adventure begins in Rissani and continues via Alnif, Nakob, and Zagora before arriving in Ouarzazate. Enjoy the dramatic change from one breathtaking scene to another as you marvel at the desert's varied sceneries. Zagora is a desert gateway where you may see the captivating desert scenery of Morocco by exploring a Kasbah and a tranquil palm-tree forest. Our trip to Ouarzazate, often called the African Hollywood, begins after lunch in Agdez. Immerse yourself in the region's cinematic heritage and architectural richness here. You may take your time discovering the cultural treasures and local attractions of Ouarzazate during your free time. The endless grandeur of Morocco's desert expanses, cultural discovery, and cinematic fascination will come together in perfect harmony today, making sure that every moment showcases the unique and enchanting charm of this country.

As the sun sets on the last day of our magical 5-day Desert Tour, we say goodbye to Ouarzazate and drive back to Marrakech. The gorgeous Tizi-N-Tichka Pass, which offers breathtaking views of the High Atlas Mountains, is traversed again on the return leg of the tour. The picturesque village of "Taddart," located midway between Marrakech and Ouarzazate, is a must-visit stop along the road. Here you may relax and soak in the local vibe, maybe even strike up a conversation with the friendly residents to make your trip more memorable. As we make our way over the pass, the scenery changes under the blue sky, becoming a beautiful tapestry of shapes and hues. With every turn, our 5-day Desert Tour approaches its final destination, the lively city of Marrakech. The incredible voyage throughout the mountains, valleys, and Sahara Desert of Morocco has been a rich tapestry of cultural immersion, breathtaking landscapes, and life-changing adventures. As the tour comes to a close, remember all the wonderful moments spent in Morocco, surrounded by its varied landscapes and the kind locals.

Please Note: The 5 days tour Desert tour from Marrakesh serves as a proposed route and can be fully customized to suit your preferences. Should this suggested itinerary not meet your needs, we encourage you to reach out. We’re here to craft a unique itinerary that aligns with your desires and the duration of your stay, offering bespoke tours throughout Morocco tailored just for you.

Pricing is structured based on the number of participants; the larger the group, the lower the cost per person. This is because transportation costs are shared among the group, reducing the individual expense. Additionally, the choice of accommodation influences the overall cost. For a precise quotation, please get in touch with us.

Gallery of the itinerary for the 5 days tour Desert tour from Marrakech


  • Is it safe to go to Morocco?

Female tourists in Morocco are often seen as safe, particularly in vacation areas. Nevertheless, it is important to be aware of potential hazards such as pick-pocketing and fraudulent activities.

  • What’s the weather like?

The air in Morocco is nice. In the desert, it can get very hot during the day and very cool at night.

  • What should I bring?

Bring a light coat or jacket, sunglasses, and a hat. You should also dress and wear shoes that are good for walking.

  • What is the way of life?:

Morocco is known for being friendly. The country has beautiful natural scenery, delicious food, and towns that are great for tourists.

  •  What kind of money is it?

 You may pay with a card or cash.

  • How do I know if I need a visa?

A visa is not required for the majority of tourists visiting Morocco. Having said that, double-check to be sure you won’t.

  • What time of year is ideal for a visit?

Some people think it’s safe to go to Morocco right now.

  • Morocco: Is It Safe to Bring My Laptop?

Yes. With the right electrical plug adaptor—a French adapter, available at most large electronics stores—most American and European laptops and other electronic devices should function in Morocco.

  • Is the tour suitable for children or elderly travelers?

While the tour can be physically demanding at times, it is generally suitable for most ages. However, it’s always a good idea to check with Morocco Travel 4×4 for specific details.

  • Are there any optional activities available?

Yes, there may be optional activities such as quad biking in the desert or guided tours of local villages.

  • What is the best time of year to take this tour?

The best time to visit Erg Chebbi Dunes is typically during the cooler months of spring and autumn, avoiding the extreme heat of summer.

  • Is travel insurance recommended for this tour?

It’s always wise to have travel insurance when embarking on any trip, especially one involving outdoor activities and remote locations.

  • What is the recommended level of physical fitness for the 5-day tour?

While the tour is generally accessible to most travelers, the extra day may involve additional walking or hiking, so a moderate level of fitness is recommended.

Customer Reviews

I recently went on a 5-day desert tour from Marrakech with Morocco Travel 4x4 Agency, and it was incredible! Our guide, Atman, was outstanding. He knew so much about Morocco and made the trip really enjoyable. We visited Marrakech and the Erg Chebbi Dunes, which were absolutely stunning. Riding camels in the desert was definitely a highlight! The accommodations were comfortable, and the food was delicious. I highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for an unforgettable adventure in Morocco!

Lina & Mark USA Traveller
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