Day 1: Marrakech to Dades Valley via Ait Ben Haddou and Ouarzazate
Your 5-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech kicks off with a scenic drive through the Atlas Mountains via the Tizi N Tichka Pass. Stop at the UNESCO World Heritage site, Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, known for its captivating architecture. Continue to Ouarzazate and then to the Valley of Roses in Kelaat M’Gouna, famed for its annual rose festival. The day concludes at Dades Gorges, where you will check into a hotel for an overnight stay, complete with a complimentary breakfast and dinner.
Day 2: Dades Valley to Erg Chebbi Dunes in Merzouga
After breakfast, set off for the magnificent Todra Gorges in Tinghir. Take memorable photos before proceeding to Tinejdad for a lunch break. Visit Erfoud next, where you’ll get to see the well-known Fossil craft studio. Upon reaching Merzouga, a camel ride will take you across the golden Erg Chebbi dunes. The night will be spent at a traditional Berber camp, complemented by the melodious beat of drums and a captivating Sahara sunset.
Day 3: A Full Day in the Desert Near Merzouga
Rise early to catch the mesmerizing desert sunrise. Return to your accommodation by camel, followed by a trip to Khamlia’s Gnaoua village, where you’ll enjoy distinct musical performances. Interact with nomadic families and visit Rissani’s extensive traditional market. A lunch featuring the local dish, Madfouna, awaits you before you head back to Merzouga for your overnight stay.
Day 4: From Merzouga to Ouarzazate
Leave Merzouga behind and travel to Ouarzazate, also known as the ‘Hollywood of Africa.’ Along the way, stop at various towns like Rissani, Alnif, Nakob, and Zagora. Each offers its own unique appeal. Lunch will be in Zagora, followed by free time in Ouarzazate to explore the region famous for hosting major movie shoots.
Day 5: Ouarzazate to Marrakech via Tizi-N-Tichka Pass
On the final day, return to Marrakech via the scenic Tizi-N-Tichka Pass. Take a brief stop at Taddart, a charming village located midway between Marrakech and Ouarzazate. Your 5-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech concludes as you arrive back in Marrakech.