5 Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga
The 5 Days Morocco Desert Tour to Merzouga is perfect for adventurous people who want to spend more time in each location, explore the charm of all cities and villages, do more activities and meet the nomads that live in caves to have a close up look on their lifestyle. We are arranging like this tours for people who love travel but don’t enjoy long hours on the road because it’s tiring; thus, this “5 Days Sahara Desert Trip from Marrakech to Erg Chebbi will get you more comfortable with your family and yourself. To see a wide variety of areas and monuments, join us with your kids and start the tour now!
Tour Itinerary: 5 Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga
Day 1 Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate - Skoura Palm
To start our 5 Days Sahara Desert Trip from Marrakech to Erg Chebbi We will pick you up early from your Hotel in Marrakech, cross the mountains of high Atlas and Tizi N’tichka pass to reach Ait Benhaddou Kasbah where we will stop for lunch in a local restaurant. Later on, we will drive directly to Ouarzazate to visit the atlas film studios for taking some memorable pictures and continue to the city center for a scenic view of the Kasbah of Taourirt to head after that to Kalaa M’gouna for having dinner and spending the first night in hotel.
Day 2 Skoura Palm - Valley of Roses - Dades Gorges – Tinghir - Todra Gorges
After having breakfast in hotel, we will go to Todra Gorges by passing through the Valley of Roses with the possibility to visit a nomad family living in caves if time allows. After visiting the Dades gorges where we will see the formation process of rocks, we will head to Boulmane du Dades and have a break for lunch there. Afterwards, we will continue driving to Tineghir then going to Todra Gorges to enjoy its wonderful views of Canyons. Dinner and overnight stay will be in Kasbah hotel.
Day 3 Todra Gorges – Erfoud – Erg Chebbi (Merzouga)
On the third day, you will enjoy a short walk around the Palm Plantations and see the panoramic views of Todra River. Thereafter, we will drive toward Tinjedad for having lunch to go directly to Erfoud passing by several villages such us Touroug and El-Jarf. After visiting a local fossil craft workshop in Erfoud, you will head to the gorgeous dunes of Erg Chebbi or Merzouga Dunes where we will ride camels for an hour and half to go to the camp for having Dinner and spending a wonderful night in the middle of the dunes.
Day 4 Merzouga – Rissani – Alnif – N’kob – Agdz - Ouarzazate
In early morning, you will wake up to enjoy the sunrise in Desert’s highest sand dunes and have breakfast to ride after that your camels returning back to the hotel for a quick shower. Then, we will drive back to Ouarzazate via Rissani, Alnif, N’kob and Agdez. We will stop in Rissani to explore its souk, in N’kob to have lunch and in Agdez for a visit of Kasbah of Tamnaugalt which is situated on the palm groves of Daraa Valley. After reaching Ouarzazate, you will have dinner and spend the night in hotel.
Day 5 Ouarzazate - Ait benhaddou - High Atlas Mounatins - Marrakech
On the last day, You will visit the Kasbah of Taourirt, the atlas film studios and the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou. On our way, we will stop for lunch in a local restaurant to go after that to visit the Kasbah of Telouet. Thereafter, we will continue driving to Marrakech, the red city, crossing the mountains of high Atlas and the Tizi N’tichka pass (2260 m in altitude). The driver will Drop you off in your accommodation.
Pricing & Inclusions
The season, the number of travelers and the type of accommodation are all factors that have a great influence on the prices of Morocco desert tours from Marrakech, for couples, the prices start from 539€ per person, while families and friends must contact us, for more information.
Shared group tour:
The fixed price of the shared group tour is 394€ per person. However it might seem a bit higher than other so-called "providers", but do not be fooled; the maximum number of participants in our groups is 8 people and the tour can begin with only 4 people, as we believe that the less number of participants in the group makes the tour quite similar to a private one, in addition to providing you with high-quality services throughout the tour.
- Free airport transfer to your hotel in Marrakech.
- Private transfer in comfortable air conditioned vehicle.
- English speaking driver/guide during the tour
- Pick up & Drop off at your Marrakech accommodation.
- Visiting Ait Benhaddou Kasbah with Guide
- Visiting the cinema studio in Ouarzazate
- Spending three nights in a Traditional Kasbahs at Skoura palmery, Todra Gorges, and Ouarzazate
- Spending one night in nomad desert camp at Erg Chebbi with Private Tent
- Breakfasts and dinners during your tour (Vegetarians are accommodated).
- Camel trekking with sunset and sunrise
- Private bathroom in your tent (hot shower & toilet)
- Free time to explore sites such as Ait Benhaddou, Cinema Sets, Taourirt Kasbah ... Etc.
Not included :
- Lunch (A meal costs an average of 10€, and you can order "á la carte" in many restaurants)
- Drinks (If you drink a lot of water, purchasing a package of 6 bottles will be the right thing)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Entrance fees to optional visits at Ouarzazate and Skoura:
- Cinema Museum : 3€ per person
- Kasbah Taourirte: 2€ per person
- CLA cinema studio : 8€ per person
- Amridil Kasbah in Skoura: 2€ per person
1. What's the difference that distinguishes between shared and private tours?
The main difference between private and shared tours is that you will share the vehicles of transportation with other people during the shared tours, while rooms and tents are private in both types. You can even choose to stay separated from the group during the mealtime. The private tours are distinguished by guaranteed departure, as we are committed to offering the tour once confirming your booking. By contrast, shared tours require a minimum of 4 participants to start. If the minimum number is not met, we give you the choice to have a free cancellation or make a deal to continue as a private tour.
2. Can I have vegetarian/vegan food during the tour?
Yes, the vegetarian or vegan food is an available choice on your tour, just let us know when booking and you can remind your driver during the tour.
3. Can I get the desert camp without camel trekking?
Of course, as there is a dedicated 4x4 car that we use to transport the luggage and clients who don't have any interest in riding camels. and if you Choosing a private tour, we will arrange you to travel in a comfortable 4x4 car throughout the tour, even to reach the desert camp, all you need is to let us know during the booking process.
4. Are there private bathrooms in the camp?
Yes, our basic package includes camps that are considered as luxury ones with fully-equipped tents having ensuite showers and bathrooms at no extra cost.
5. Is it possible to take my luggage during the tour?
Certainly, our comfortable vehicles have enough space for large suitcases to enable you to bring it with you, even in the desert. The luggage will be transported to tents of the desert camp by using a 4x4 car.
How can I pay my tour?
To confirm your booking for a tour or an activity, you shall put down a small deposit into our account on PayPal, while the balance is due will be paid in cash to your driver on the day of your tour, either in euros or equivalent in dirhams.
Is it possible to pay by Credit Cards?
Unfortunately, credit cards are not accepted because they are not very practical in Morocco, in addition to having higher fees and carrying security risks.
Can I pay the full amount via PayPal?
Due to the operational delays and transaction fees of PayPal, we generally ask for the balance payments in cash. However, in some cases, the full payment via PayPal is accepted, taking into consideration that a 5% fee will be imposed to cover the extra transaction charges. If you decide to pay the full amount via PayPal, it will be better to make the payment before the tour.
Pre-booked Shared Marrakech Desert Tours
( We can arrange your private tour at any time of the year )
Marrakesh Desert Tour offers shared desert tours to enable travellers to Share the fun and split the cost. Being committed to maintaining the quality of services, each group is limited to 8 individuals. The prices might seem a bit higher than other providers but we guarantee efficiency and the best value for money with no tourist traps, forced shopping, or hidden costs. Throughout our shared desert tours, we apply the high standard of private tours to satisfy our customers' desires. You are able to book or cancel your trip in a very easy and simple way. Check out the pre-booked shared tours or contact us to add you to our list for the best of both group and private tours at reasonable prices.
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