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5 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga and back to Marrakech

Created with Sketch. Marrakech, Morocco
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Desert Majesty has designed this 5-day Marrakesh desert tour combining mountains, kasbahs, gorges, valleys and sand dunes for a diversified exploration in the south of Morocco. Enjoy amazing landscapes driving over the majestic mountains of the Atlas and famous pass of Tizi-n-Tichka. Stop at panoramic viewpoints to admire the magical setting, to take inspirational photos, and to stretch your legs. Visit the ancient Kasbah Telouet and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou.

Stop by the Film Studios to discover the film locations of many Hollywood blockbusters, sip a glass of Moroccan mint tea overlooking the main square of Ouarzazate, before spending the night in a beautiful riad. Wander among the Skoura Oasis’ innumerable palm trees and photograph Kasbah Amredhil. Stop in Kela’a M’Gouna, visit the cosmetic co-operatives and drive off-track through the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs.  Spend an overnight in a beautifully authentic guest-house at the edge of the Dades Valley.

Take a walk in the Toudgha Gorges or hike for two hours with a local guide and drive passed Berber villages. Ride camels to the top of the Erg Chebbi dunes, take selfies wearing blue turbans and witness the spectacle of the sunset from the summit of the highest dunes (250 m). Savour your dinner under a starlit sky, followed by Berber music and drumming, before spending the night in your own private and comfortable tent in a desert camp in the Erg Chebbi Dunes.

Explore Berber villages, featured in Hollywood movies, drive through the Dra’a Valley passed palm trees, ancient kasbahs, and green oases. Explore Zagora, famous for its dates and the green pottery made in Tamgroute close-by.  Visit Kasbah Tamnougalt outside Agdez. Cross the Anti-Atlas Mountains and arrive at Marrakesh by the end of the day.

Experience the majesty and wonder of our unique range of Marrakech Desert tours. Discover the tour itinerary below. Your journey starts here!


Main Highlights:

  • Enjoy amazing landscapes over the Atlas Mountains and the pass of Tizi-n-Tichka
  • Visit the ancient Kasbah Telouet and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou
  • Wander among Skoura Oasis’ palm trees and tour the beautiful Kasbah Amredhil
  • Spend a night in a beautiful guest-house at the edge of Dades Valley
  • Take a walk by the river in Toudgha Gorges or hike for two hours with a local guide
  • Stop by Kela’a Megouna and purchase cosmetic products from the local co-operative (if desired)
  • Ride camels to the big dunes of Erg Chebbi and watch the spectacle of the sunset
  • Take photos of your party wearing turbans the nomad way
  • Enjoy dinner under a starlit sky with your party
  • Share an evening of nomad music and drumming around a campfire
  • Sleep in your private comfortable nomad tent in a desert camp in Merzouga desert
  • Stop in Zagora and drive along the Old Road or the Caravans
  • Go off-track through the palm groves and along the towered kasbahs
  • Drive over the Anti-Atlas Mountains and the Tizi-n-Tinfifite pass


What is included:

  • Transport in a private air-conditioned 4×4; Toyota Prado Tx or deluxe van and fuel
  • Pick-up from and drop-off at your riad or hotel in Marrakesh
  • Experienced local English/French/Spanish/Italian-speaking Berber and nomad driver/guide
  • Accommodation in air-conditioned rooms/suites with private bathroom
  • Overnight in an authentic camp in Erg Chebbi in Merzouga in private & comfortable nomadic tents equipped with beds, mattresses, sheets, pillows, blankets, carpets with shared toilet and shower facilities
  • The possibility of a luxury camp with private toilet and shower, lamps, more space and nicer furnishings
  • All meals; breakfast, lunch, dinner – with vegetarian and vegan options available
  • A camel ride of about an hour – an hour & a half with a guide, and free sandboarding, if desired – just ask the camp staff
  • The option to go to and return from the camp by 4×4
  • Luggage service to the camp and all accommodation
  • Berber drumming and music
  • Free time to explore the sites such as Ait Ben Haddou, the Ounila Valley, the Dra’a Valley, Kasbah Tamnougalte, for walks, photos, and tea/coffee breaks
  • The opportunity to ask the driver to stop when and where you wish
  • Entrance fees and local guide
  • Tea, coffee and mineral water in the desert


What is not included:

  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Extras


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