Marrakech desert tours 5 days

Marrakech desert tours 5 days

Marrakech desert tours 5 days

Day 1: Marrakech - Telouet - Ait Benhaddou - Skoura

Your journey begins at 08:00 from Marrakech, and you'll head to Ouarzazate via the spectacular High Atlas Mountains, crossing the Tizi n'Tichka pass. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to visit the Telouet Kasbah, an impressive historical site. Continuing your drive, you'll reach the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its architectural and cultural significance.
After exploring Ait Benhaddou, you'll proceed to Ouarzazate, often referred to as the "Hollywood of Africa" due to its prominence in the film industry. Continuing your journey, you'll drive 40 kilometers further to reach the palm groves of Skoura, where you'll spend the night. Skoura is known for its lush palm groves, providing a serene and picturesque setting for your overnight stay.

Day 2: Skoura - Dades Valley - Todra Gorges - Tamtatoucht

From Skoura palm grove, your journey continues southeast towards Dades Gorges and Todgha Gorges, passing through arid landscapes and captivating mountains. As you travel, you'll reach the town of Tineghir, a central hub in the region. The route leads along the expansive Todra Valley, known for its vast oasis and palm groves.
Consider taking a short walk through the palmary (palm grove) accompanied by a local guide. This will provide you with the opportunity to immerse yourself in the daily life of the locals. You may witness women tending to gardens, gathering herbs for their livestock, and encounter small kids riding donkeys. This cultural experience allows you to connect with the authentic lifestyle of the region.
Continuing your journey, you'll ascend through the breathtaking canyons of Todra, renowned for rock climbing enthusiasts. The day concludes in the Berber village of Tamtatoucht, where you'll spend the night in an Auberge, offering you a glimpse into local Berber hospitality and lifestyle.

Day 3: Tamtatoucht - Amelagou - Erfoud - Merzouga Dunes (Erg Chebbi)

Continuing your desert journey from Tamtatoucht, you ascend through arid landscapes and mountains, reaching an altitude of 2000m. Along the way, you'll encounter numerous Berber villages nestled in the valley of Ait Hani. The landscape offers stunning views of traditional Berber communities against the backdrop of mountains.
As you travel further, you'll pass through the small towns of Assoul and Amelagou, which serve as nerve centers for the area. En route, you'll reach Erfoud, renowned for its fossil factories where skilled artisans craft beautiful shapes and pieces from the rocks of the mountains.
The adventure then takes you to the captivating Erg Chebbi sand sea, known for its mesmerizing dunes. Delving deeper into the desert landscape, you'll witness the emergence of majestic sand dunes seemingly in the middle of nowhere. The day concludes with an overnight stay in a Berber camp, providing an immersive experience in the heart of the desert. Enjoy the tranquility of the desert night and the breathtaking expanse of stars overhead.

Day 4: Erg Chebbi - Merzouga Desert Exploration

Following breakfast at the hotel, you have a variety of options to choose from for your day's activities:
Explore Neighboring Villages: Visit nearby villages like Hassi Labied or Khamlia, where you can experience the vibrant culture. Khamlia is known for its black musicians who showcase traditional dances and music.
Offroad Adventure: Embark on an offroad adventure around the Erg Chebbi dunes. Explore the vast desert landscape and encounter nomadic communities living in tents.
Swimming and Relaxation: If you're visiting during the summer months, take advantage of the swimming pool at your hotel to cool off and relax.
Dune Climbing: For those seeking adventure, consider climbing the dunes in front of your hotel along the Erg Chebbi dune line. This offers panoramic views of the surrounding desert.
Choose the activities that align with your interests and preferences, ensuring a memorable and fulfilling day in the unique setting of Merzouga.

Day 5: AErg Chebbi - Ziz Valley - Midelt - Azrou - Ifrane - Fes

Your journey continues after breakfast, and here's what you can expect for the day:
Camel Trek Back: After breakfast, you'll embark on a camel trek back to the hotel at the dune line. This provides an opportunity to enjoy the serene desert surroundings once again.
Drive to Fes: Following the camel trek, you'll begin your journey towards Fes. On the way, make a stop to relish the panoramic views over the Ziz Valley, offering picturesque landscapes.
Lunch in Midelt: A midday break will be in Midelt, where you can enjoy lunch. Take your time to relax and savor the local flavors.
Scenic Drive through Atlas Mountains: Traverse the High Atlas mountains once more, passing through Azrou and Ifrane. The latter is renowned for its large cedarwood forest, providing an opportunity to encounter monkeys.
Arrival in Fes: Continue your drive until you reach the legendary city of Fes. Fes is known for its rich history, vibrant culture, and bustling medina.
Your day promises a blend of desert landscapes, mountainous views, and the cultural richness awaiting you in Fes.


Private tour in comfortable air-conditioned vehicle.

Accommodation during the trip (Riad or hotel + desert camp).

Multilingual Driver.

Camel Trekking.

Pick up from your accommodation.

Breakfast and Dinner.


Lunch & drinks.

Fees to enter some monuments.

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