Morocco Desert Tour | 5 days

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Itinerary

Day 01 : Marrakech – Telouate – Ouarzazate – Skoura

Leave the ochre-coloured city of Marrakech behind and head towards the spectacular Tizi n’Tichka pass and observing everyday life in remote rural villages. Afternoon, visit the fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Ksar of Ait Benhaddou, one of the finest examples of South Moroccan architecture, boasting one of Morocco well-preserved kasbahs. Your journey continues via Ouarzazate, it is known as Hollywood of Africa, such as Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, Star Wars having been filmed here. Today you will overnight in Skoura, is a fertile oasis lined with immense palm groves that provide great views of the Atlas Mountains.

Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Skoura

Day 02 : Dades Valley – Toudra Gorge – Erfoud – Merzouga Sahara Desert

Today, explore the famous Kasbah Amridil, then head towards the road of a thousand Kasbahs to Sahara Desert, en route passing through the dry, rugged Boumalne Dades. Todra Gorge known as the ‘Grand Canyon of the Sahara’, a massive trench that rises over 300 metres to form one of the most dramatic and breathtaking natural sights in Morocco. The limestone stacks make a perfect area for hiking, and so today you will take a short walk through the sheer cliffs. Late afternoon you will settle into the luxury desert camp in Merzouga. The stunning reddish-hued sand dunes can reach up to 150 metres high, creating an otherworldly landscape. Enjoy your camel ride around 45 minutes during sunset. Then, return to your camp for a traditional dinner before a campfire. Slumber tonight in comfort, as the sounds of the desert.

Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Merzouga (Sahara desert)

Day 03 : Sahara Desert Exploration

Today we will explore the Erg Chebbi dunes by 4WD. On the tour, we will visit the oasis of Merzouga, and Khamlia Village, where you can hear Gnaoua music from the local people who are descendants of ex-slaves that found their way to Morocco from Senegal via the Salt Route. We will continue on to meet desert nomads in their tents and discover their way of life. We will also visit the nearby Lake of Merzouga, with its diverse population of birds (weather dependant.) Afterwards, we will leave for Rissani. Once called Sijilmassa, this was the meeting place for the salt caravans coming from Timbuktu, Mali. Here you’ll be able to walk through the largest souk in the south, where you will be able to find spices, vegetables, and cloth and possibly see livestock and camels being traded. After lunch, there will be time to relax by the pool (or alternatively enjoy a quad bike or dune buggy experience in the dunes) before we set off to Kasbah Hotel near sand dunes.

Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Merzouga (Sahara desert)

Day 04 : Rissani – Al Nkoube – Agdze – Ait Ben Haddou

Today , explore one of the famous city in the south of morroco RISSANI This location at the gates of the desert, at the crossroads of two , the most important trans-Saharan routes and a few kilometers from a river and an oasis was the major reason for building the tradepost of Sijilmasa here in the middle of the 8th century, on the outskirts of modern-day Rissani, after that we will continue to NKOUBE  for lunch break , then we go head to  On a lonely stretch of desert road in southeastern Morocco Alnif and the surrounding basin is the best place in Morocco, and one of the most renowned in the world, for collecting the prehistoric creatures known as trilobites.

After enjoying our time there we continue to Agdz The city lies at the foot of Djebel Kissane and on the banks of the river Draa. A long oasis stretches between Agdz and Zagora. Villages have been built around the old kasbahs and green palm groves are spread along the road.

Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Ait Ben Haddou

Day 05 : Ait Ben Haddou to Marrakech

After our breakfast we will leave the famous  Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah to join one of the amazing village in the middle of the Hight Atlas Mountain called Telouat with a beautiful Kasbah of Telouat where we will enjoy the visite , after a unforgotable visite we continue to Ait Barka village where we will stop for lunch break and rich Marrakech in the end of our trip

Price Includes

  • Private Modern A/C Vehicle Minibus or SUV with fuel
  • English speaking driver throughout your trip
  • Entrance fees for all sights visited during the program
  • 24 hours support throughout your trip

Price Excludes

  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Flights
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