Marrakech to Merzouga Desert Tour in 5 Days
Day 1: Marrakech – The Dades Gorges
In Marrakech, your guide and driver will pick you up wherever you are. We will drive south towards Ouarzazate towards the port of Tizi N’Tichka which reaches its peak at 2260m, you will have the opportunity to appreciate the oases and palm groves, the numerous kasbahs and the Middle Atlas landscape. We will walk through the quiet of the mountain range where you can appreciate the lifestyle of the Berbers. At every step, you will discover a new scene of everyday life. Dinner and accommodation.
Day 2: The Gorges of Dades – Merzouga (the desert)
After breakfast we will start the day crossing the Dades Gorges where we will discover typical villages and we will meet with the Berber nomads of the mountain. After lunch in the gorges of TODRA, we will travel along the tar road, crossing the important TINGHIR palm grove – one of the most beautiful and vast in Morocco – to reach the city of ERFOUD. From here, by track, we will head for Merzouga, where after drinking a tea, we will go up to the camels to sleep in jaimas or Berber tents in the middle of the desert so we can see the stars and listen to the silence of the desert. Typical Berber dinner and accommodation in jaimas.
Day 3: Merzouga – The Drâa Valley – Ouarzazate
Early in the morning, after seeing the sunrise from the top of a dune, we will return to the hostel where we will have breakfast. Then, to Ouarzazate, we will visit the city of RISSANI – economic capital of Morocco and the first imperial city of the country -, the souk under the red arcades and its numerous ksours. Then we will follow the road that goes to the village of Alnif where we will have lunch. We will continue through the magnificent Drâa Valley. On the night we will arrive in Ouarzazate where we will stay. Dinner and accommodation.
Day 4: Ouarzazate – Kasbah Taourirt – Kasbah Ait ben Haddou – Kasbah Talouat – Marrakech
After breakfast we visit a kasbah in the center of Ouarzazate which is the Kasbah Taourirt. In other times residence of the pacha of Marrakech. It is built in adobe with almond towers. The old quarters of the Glaoui, the dining room and the rooms that preserve their decoration of stucco painted, of the ceilings in wood and cedar are visited. 30 kms from Ouarzazate we will visit the famous kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou (UNESCO World Heritage). In this spectacular frame have been shot several famous films like Gladiator, Obelix, Sahara with Penélope Cruz. Then we will turn off by a mini-road, and in a beautiful landscape we will see the construction of adobe and thatch of the mountain villages. Visit the Kasbah of Telouat and lunch on site. In the afternoon, we will continue our journey through many Berber mountain villages until reaching the High Atlas. We continue the adventure crossing the port of Tizi Ntichka (2,260m of altitude). We arrived in Marrakech. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: End of the circuit and transfer to the airport
Breakfast at the hotel and at the indicated time, transfer to the airport to leave in flight to your home city. End of trip and our services.
Tour includes :
Tour in 4×4 vehicle or minibus (with A / C).Driver / guide, fuel.Overnight stays in hotels (breakfast and dinner included).Camel ride and night camp in the desert.
Not included :
Flights, drinksEverything not mentioned above