5-DAYS MARRAKECH DESERT TOUR-MOROCCO SAHARA DESERT & KASBAHS

Overview

During this 5-day trip from Marrakech, you will discover the great south of Morocco and explore the hidden trails, we will travel through the green valleys and oases, we will visit the old kasbahs and the big canyons, we will walk on the back. camels and sleep in the desert. camp. 5 days excursion in the Moroccan desert, 5 days excursion in the desert from Marrakech, excursion in the Moroccan desert, excursions in the desert from Marrakech, excursion in the desert from Marrakech, excursion in the desert desert from Marrakech, excursion in the Kasbah and desert, excursion to Morocco sahara, excursion from Marrakech to Merzouga, excursions in the desert from Marrakech, private tours from Marrakech, excursions to Morocco from Marrakech.

Highlights :

  • Take the secondary roads through the Dades Canyon
  • Ride through the High Atlas Mountains
  • Cross the dunes of Erg Chebbi on the back of a camel
  • Enjoy the beautiful palm grove of Draa valley and a drive along the track of Paris Dakka
  • Drive through the atlas mountains and explore the hidden villages
  • Enjoy a traditional dinner under the stars
  • Discover the famous Kasbah Aït-Ben-Haddou

Good to know :

Destination :Ait Ben Haddou kasbah , Merzouga Desert , Ouarzazate , South
Departure Location : Marrakech
Return Location : Marrakech
Departure Time: Please arrive by 07:45 AM for a prompt departure at 08:00 AM.
Return Time: Approximately 7:00 PM.

MARRAKECH DESERT TOUR ON THE MAP

Included

  • Pick-up from accommodation in Marrakech
  • Well-maintained 4WD, van or bus for transportation including fuel
  • Half-board accommodations in selected hotels and Kasbahs
  • An experienced & multilingual driver/guide
  • Camel ride experience for the sunset view
  • Overnight accommodation in a desert camp including dinner & breakfast.
  • 3 nights accommodation in Zagora, Merzouga and Dades including dinner & breakfast..
  • Unique Experiences

Excluded

  • Lunches on the way
  • Admission fee to sites if any
  • Extras

Tour Plan

DAY1: Marrakech - High Atlas - Telouet - Ait Benhaddou - Zagora

After having breakfast in your hotel/Riad in Marrakech, your private driver/guide will pick you up at around 07:30 am before heading to the south. Have an interesting drive through the spectacular high-Atlas Mountains with its panoramic views and rich culture. After crossing the Tizi n’Tichka Pass (2260 m), we will head into the heart of the mountains to the Telouet Castle that can be seen from afar once you approach the village.

Telouet was built by the Glaoui family who controlled the caravan route that connected Marrakech with the Sahara. Even though the castle is crumbling but you can notice how extravagant the life of the Glaoui was. Continue on the track to the Ait Benhaddou Village, which consists of numerous Kasbahs (fortresses). This Kser (village) was used as a backdrop or shooting Hollywood Movies including Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiatr, Kingdom of Heaven and many others.

After lunch, we will head further south to Zagora crossing the spectacular Anti-Atlas Mountains with its unique geological formations, then drive alongside the lush Draa Valley.

Day2: Zagora - Nkob - Alnif - Rissani - Merzouga Desert

Today, we will drive further southeast through the center of Nkob with its countless Kasbahs that are striking example of the southern architecture. Upon arrival to Merzouga desert, you will have a warm welcome by the staff members of the Riad/hotel, which is located by the edge of the sand dunes.

Have a nice meal for dinner under the stars or inside the restaurant.  Later, you may want to stretch your legs in the soft sand dunes stargazing and enjoying the absolute tranquility. Have a relaxing sleep in your en-suite room.

Day3: Explore the Desert Area & Camel Trek

After breakfast, you will spend most of the day exploring what the Sahara desert of Erg Chebbi has to offer. You will get an insight into the traditional system of irrigation known as “Khettaras”, which consists of conveying water to the oasis by a digging wells and interconnecting them with an underground channel. Visit the Khamlia village, which is resided by black Africans brought as slaves and are known for the Gnawa Music they tend to perform to guest-visitors.

We will have a complete tour around the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi offering miraculous view. Visit a local nomad family offering an opportunity to learn about their unique style of life before driving back to your hotel/Riad for the highlight of the desert experience.

Go on a camel ride experience  enjoying the breathtaking views of the sunset before getting to the desert camp where you will spend your third night.

Day4: Merzouga Desert - Erfoud - Todra Gorge - Dades Valley

Early wake up in the morning, we will invite you to climb the sand dune so that you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the sunrise. After having breakfat and freshening up, we will drive to the Dades Valley through Erfoud, which is known for the fossil factories and dates’ market. Have a nice walk by the impressive Todra Gorge, this canyon piles up to 200 m high attracting mountain climbers from all over the world.

After lunch, we continue on the track to the lush Dades Valley where we will spend our fourth night.

Day5: Dades Valley - Skoura - Ouarzazate - Marrakech

Today, we will head to Marrakech through the Valley of Roses where we might include a visit to a local cooperative learning about the different produce from roses including rose water, soaps, lotions and much more. Drive through the palm oasis of Skoura to Ouarzazate (Hollywood of Africa), which is known for the Atlas Film Studios turning the region into a backdrop for film-making. Cross the Atlas Mountains and reach Marrakech in the late afternoon.

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