5 Days Morocco Sahara Desert Tour To Merzouga
During this 5-day journey from Marrakech, you’ll see the Atlas Mountains, gorges, verdant valleys, historic Kasbahs, oasis, and sand dunes, as well as the stunning scenery of the south of Morocco. Discover Morocco’s most rural side and learn about the Berber people and their way of life. You will taste and experience the best-known desert villages of Merzouga and Zagora on this 5-day journey.
Pick up from your Hotel/Riad in Marrakech in the morning, acrossing High Atlas mountains via the Tizi n’Tichka (2260m), to reach toAit benhaddou village, the fortified ksar with its beautiful Kasbahs. Ait Benhaddou has served as a natural scenery for many movies producers. After lunch we will head to Dades via Ouarzazate, palm grove of Skoura and Valleyy of Roses, where we will spend the first night.
fter breakfast we will continue our sahara desert trip, taking the road of 1000 kasbahs drive around the colourful Berber villages of the Dades valley. to get to Tineghir with it’s beautiful palm grove. We will continue to the Gorge of todgha , where we go on a trek along the canyons of about 300 m high, a preferred place of mountain climbers. Afterwards we will head to Erg Chebbi dunes in MErzouga Sahara Desert and you will have time for lunch on our way. Once you arrive to the dunes of Erg Chebbi, you will take a camel ride for 1 h30 min, while watching the sunset, to get to the camp in the oasis. Spending the night in the bivouac at Merzouga Sahara dunes under nomadic tents or outside under shooting stars. Play drums with the camel guides.
After the breakfast, you will make the large turn of the dunes while passing by : 2 oases of MERZOUGA, the wandering deposit, the village of KHAMLIA (village of the Gnaoua) mines of MIFISS, the plates desert with the meeting of the Berber nomads of the desert, oasis TISSARDMINE, and return to the hotel.
After a quiet and memorable night in the dunes of Erg Chebbi sand, you can watch the sunrise over the dunes we go back with the camels to the hotel for breakfast and shower and then leave for Rissani to explore the tourist area including the Mausoleum of Moulay Ali Cherif and the palm grove as a part of your exploration. Lunch in Nkoub, then continue to Ouarzazate through the Draa Valley. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Ouarzazate.
Transfer to Ait benhaddou village, and visit the World Heritage Site, one of Morocco’s most spectacular ksours (fortified villages). Continue to Marrakech with a detour to the traditional High Atlas Berber village of Telouet and visit the Kasbah el Glaoui and crossing the high Atlas mountain.