Tours from marrakechMarrakech Sahara tour: 5 days
Itinerary of the Marrakech Sahara tour:
This Marrakech Sahara tour will take us to the great Sahara desert, passing by the great High Atlas mountains range. You will also travel across the south, passing by the city of Ouarzazate.
Highlights Marrakech Sahara tour:
- Exploring the historical Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah.
- Visiting the fascinating Todra gorges.
- Camel trekking in the Sahara desert.
- Spending a night in a desert camp.
- Crossing the High Atlas Mountains.
Day 1 of the Marrakech Sahara tour: Marrakech – Dades Gorges
Our Marrakech Sahara tour will start after we pick you up in the morning from your accommodation, and start driving through the High Atlas Mountains. We will get many chances to sop along the way and enjoy the scenic views over the small and scattered Berber villages of the area.
We will also meet many interesting Kasbahs and other traditional forms of architecture unique to the south of Morocco. Another interesting road we will cross is the Tizin Tichka mountain pass, which is 2260 meters high and offers an amazing panoramic view at the mountains.
After this, we will arrive at one of the most important historical Kasbahs in Morocco: the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. On top of being a UNESCO world heritage site, the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou has piqued the interest of many international movie producers, which resulted in several big movies being shot here such as: Gladiator, The Mummy, Lawrence of Arabia and more. Through the years, the Kasbah has maintained its Berber traits and traditional architecture, which makes it a very important spot to visit during our tour.
Once we are done exploring it, we will visit the nearby Ouarzazate city, which is nicknamed “the Hollywood of Morocco” for containing the Kingdom’s most important movie studios. Finally, after driving by the cities of Kalaat Mgouna and Skoura, we will reach the Dades valley where we will spend the night.
Day 2: Dades Gorges – Todra Gorges – Merzouga
Today on our Marrakech Sahara tour program, we have a big day of desert explorations ahead of us, so we will make sure to wake up early to start heading towards the Erg Chebbi desert. After a while, we will reach the famous Todra gorges. This site, where we will also have lunch, is known for its 300 meters high gorges that attract people from all over the world. We can hike around the valley or simply walk along the Todra River, the experience will be just as interesting regardless.
Later on, we will continue driving towards Merzouga, which we will reach after stopping at Erfoud town to have a local delicacy for lunch. Once at Merzouga, we will be welcomed with some traditional mint tea and get to rest at our hotel. Finally, our camel caravan will be waiting for us, which we will ride through the sunset and head to the desert camp where we will be spending the night. You will enjoy a cozy atmosphere around a campfire and under the starry night sky, followed by a mouthwatering dinner before sleeping in your nomad tent.
Day 3: Merzouga – Desert Erg Chebbi
This next morning of our Marrakech Sahara tour, we will all wake up in time to admire the sun rising and casting her beautiful colors on the desert dunes. This view will be a once in a lifetime experience, so make sure to have your camera ready to capture its beauty. We will then return to our hotel at Merzouga to have a traditional Moroccan breakfast, before heading out to the nearby Khamlia village. Khamlia is important for its rich history, and many people visit it nowadays to get a chance to experience the genuine Gnaoua music played by its masters.
After that, we will roam free through the endless desert dunes, meeting Nomad families and spending time with them to learn more about their lifestyle. We will continue exploring all the exciting things that the desert has to offer, such as Dayet Serji Lake, Yasmina Lake, Hassi Labied village and more. Finally, we will return to our desert camp to spend the night.
Day 4: Merzouga – Rissani – Ouarzazate
After waking up to another magical desert sunrise, we will have breakfast then continue our journey through the south of Morocco, this time heading towards Ouarzazate.
One the way there, we will first stop to pay a visit to Rissani town, which is the hometown of the ancestors of the current ruling Alaouite dynasty in Morocco. Here we will get to explore the traditional weekly market, which used to be a center of trade in the desert, linking Morocco to other South-Saharan countries.
We will have a traditional lunch at a local restaurant in town, after which we will cross the Draa River to finally arrive at Ouarzazate where we will be spending the night.
Day 5 of the Marrakech Sahara tour: Ouarzazate – Marrakech
After having breakfast and enjoying the “Hollywood of Morocco”, we will begin heading towards Marrakech “the red city”. We will visit the famous UNESCO world heritage site: the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou where many important international movies were shot. Following that, we will drive through the High Atlas Mountains (specifically the Tizin Tichka pass) before finally arriving at Marrakech.
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MARRAKECH SAHARA TOUR INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS
- Pick up and drop off to your accommodation
- 5 days of exclusive services of a vehicle with AC
- 5 days services of an English speaking driver/guide
- 1-night nomad tent under stars
- Camel ride to a nomadic camp
- Entrance/Activity Fees