Morocco Explore Tours; 5 days from Marrakech to Merzouga desert with group
We will visit the highest dunes in northern Africa. We will cross roads, valleys, harbors, canyons, dunes and villages with different history and fortresses, such as Ait Ben Haddou’s Kasbah World Heritage. It also includes a camel excursion that leads to the dunes where we will spend the night. . There we will enjoy a great experience: sunset, live music, the immensity of the stars …
Detailed Itinerary / Program:
Share 5-day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert with group
(5 days / 4 nights)…
Day 1: Marrakesh Airport – Marrakesh city.
Arrival at Marrakesh airport with transfer to the hotel, located near Marrakesh’s main tourist attraction, the Jemma el Fna park.
Day 2: Marrakech – High Atlas – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah – Ouarzazate – Valley of the Roses – Dades Gorges.
Depart this 8:00 am group desert trip across the High Atlas Mountains through the harbor of Tizi N’Tichka with panoramic views. We visited the ARGAN Oil cooperative, where we discovered the realization process and explained the many benefits it has for the human body. Continuing south, take a 6 km trail that will take us to the village of La Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, where we will visit his Kasbah (declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site). In this spectacular setting, were filmed renowned films and Gladiator or the Jewel of the Nile, lunch in the village and then to Ouarzazate. Considered the gateway to the great desert and continue until you reach the gorges of the Dades passing through Skoura, the Valley of Roses and M’gona. We arrived in the afternoon at our hotel in Dades
Day 3: Dades Gorges – Todra Gorges – Jorf – Erfoud – Merzouga (Camel Tour and Desert Night)
After breakfast and a visit to Dades, we will start a road dotted with Kasbah, all very different from each other and after several stops, we will reach one of the southern strengths: the Gorges of Todra. The Todra River Channel formed a canyon of upright walls of enormous proportions and great beauty; It is the paradise of climbers and a unique place. Free lunch and continuation of our trip to the desert until we reach the impressive Erg Chebbi Dunes in Merzouga, where we will have a tea of hospitality while having some rest. We will leave the luggage at the lodge and what we will not use in the desert and start the camel tour for an hour that will take us to the Haimas camp. We will stop in the middle of the road to watch the sunset over the dunes and stretch our legs just before continuing the camp trip, where we will have another hospitality tea before dinner and have the opportunity to climb the nearby dunes. from camp, to discover shooting stars and make wishes, desert night.
Day 4: Merzouga – Er rissani – Alnif – Agdz – High Atlas Mountains – Marrakech
Early in the morning, we get up to admire another enchanting view of the sunrise and then experience the desert, ride a camel to return to the lodge. After breakfast, we will start our way back to Marrakech through Rissani, the origin of the Alawi dynasty that reigns in Morocco. Then we will go through the Berber villages of Alnif and N’Kob and the Draa Valley to Agdez, where we will have lunch. Then we will return to Marrakech through the High Atlas Mountains. We arrived in Marrakech around 7 pm.
Day 5: Transfer to Marrakech Airport
The end of our 5-day route from Marrakech to the Merzouga Desert with a group.
If you have free day 5 or afternoon or evening flight, please feel free to contact us and we will arrange a guided tour of Marrakech, monuments and most important places and transfer to Marrakech airport:
Included in the trip
- Private Air-conditioned Transport (4×4 or Minibus with A / C)
- English speaking driver / guide (Multilingual)
- 2 nights in Riads with breakfast in Marrakech
- 1 night half board (dinner and breakfast) at hotel in Dades Valley
- 1 night half board (dinner and breakfast) at Erg Chebbi desert camp
- desert camel tour
- Sand board in the dunes
- Dinner in Marrakech
- Entrance to historical sites and museums
- Portuguese-speaking official private local guide for exploring Marrakech
Departure from your riad / hotel in Marrakech at 9:00 am You will meet your guide and begin the visit. The tour will include the most impressive sites in Marrakech, such as:
The Bahia Palace, with its shaded courtyards and blue mosaic walls built by Ahmed Ben Moussa. The palace also includes beautiful rooms for its 4 wives and 24 concubines.
Medrassa Ben Youssef, the Maghreb’s largest theological university and an outstanding achievement of Moorish architecture.
Saadi Tombs, recently discovered in 1917 and restored with a beautiful decoration.
Jemaa El Fna square, the main square of the city, nobody knows how it went, but over the years it has become the heart of Marrakech and a tour of the most interesting handicrafts, visiting different parts of the city. souks, such as leather auctions, goldsmiths and boilers.
The Koutoubia Mosque or Bookseller Mosque, started under the Almoravian Berber Dynasty in 1120, but has been significantly modified since 1162 under Caliph Almohad, Abu Yusuf Yaqub al-Mansur, and has become one of the most characteristic buildings of this style. Its name comes from the fact that it is an important library and there were over 100 stalls selling books back to their hotel / riad or Jemaa el Lefna square.
After lunch, you can visit the famous Majorelle Gardens, designed by Yves Saint Laurent without local guide.
Depending on the flight schedule, transfer to the airport and the end of our 5 day route from Marrakech to the Merzouga desert.
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