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    5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

    Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga 5 days Overview:

    3 Day tour Marrakech to Merzouga

    5-day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga. This 5-day, 5-night desert tour is the perfect and most popular itinerary in Morocco. This short tour provides a once-in-a-lifetime chance to discover the Moroccan southeast. From Marrakech, you will head to the golden dunes of Merzouga via charming sites and rich historical landmarks. Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah is one of the ancient sites we will visit. In Arabic, it’s a ksar, which means crown, that will charm you with the beauty it has and the rich history it dives into. Later, you explore Ouarzazate, a city that ceased to exist for a century and was initially a military settlement. The construction of numerous film studios in Ouarzazate has led to the city’s rise to fame and development.

    Next, visit the gorgeous gorges of Dades and Todgha. Once we reach the Sahara Desert, ride your camels among the golden dunes to stay overnight at a charming desert camp located in the heart of the desert. The following day, you will explore the desert region and learn about Berber culture and traditions. You will visit nomads in their handwoven tents and Gnawa in their famous village, culminating in a stroll through a desert oasis. The following day, you will return to Marrakech and spend your final night in Ouarzazate. Your 5-day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga ends in Marrakech.

    Why should I take a private 5-day from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert?

    Choosing a private Morocco tour offers uncounted benefits and wealth. A Moroccan private tour will give you the opportunity to have your own guide, who speaks your language, explain to you more deeply the history of the destination you visited. However, you can ask any question, and he will be glad to answer. Morocco Private Tour offers you the chance to have your own vehicle, which is very comfortable, spacious, and clean. A private tour gives you the flexibility to stop whenever you want, either to use the toilets, take photos, or just take a break.

    Throughout the entire trip, the driver and the car are always at your service. A private Moroccan tour provides more privacy, with the option to choose the accommodation you want according to your preferences and budget. A private tour in Morocco means more attention, more understanding, more flexibility, and more comfort. Whether traveling solo, with family, friends, or a couple, a private tour in Morocco promises an enriching and unforgettable journey, curated to create lasting memories.

    5 Days from Marrakech to Sahara Desert Program:

    5 Days in Morocco

    Day 1: Marrakech » Tizi N T’ichka » Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah » Ouarzazate » Rose Valley » Boumalne Dades

    Welcome to Morocco! Your 5-day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga starts today with a journey to Boumalne Dades. Along the route, we will have several stops to visit the most interesting sites, such as Tizi N’T’ichka, an elevation of 2260 meters located at the heart of the Moroccan Grand Atlas Mountains. Later, we will make a second stop at Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, an enchanting castle that dates back to the 11th century.

    Film crews have shot hundreds of movies and series here, including Lawrence of Arabia in 1971, Games of Thrones in 2012, and Kingdom of Heaven in 2003–2004, among others. Feel free to explore the Kasbah in comfort; we are not in a hurry. Later, we will have lunch near the Kasbah. Next, we move on to Kalaat M’Gouna. The city’s abundance of roses has garnered national recognition, leading to an annual festival known as the Rose Festival. After a day full of explorations, we drop you off at your Riad in Boumalne Dades to spend the rest of the day relaxing.

    Day 2: Dades Gorge » Todgha Gorge » Sahara Desert of Merzouga 

    Today, we continue the 5-day Morocco Tour towards the Merzouga Desert. Before leaving Boumalne, we’ll visit Dades Gorge. Later, we will stop to witness the stunning view of the Monkey Finger Rocks and then continue to Todgha Gorge, which is spectacular and mesmerizing. Feel free to wander along the fabulous gorge in the middle of two huge mountains to create a magical view for every visitor. Next, we pause for lunch, then we move on to the Sahara Desert. Once we arrive in the desert, you will ride your camels among the golden dunes and stop at one of the top overlooks to witness the sunset view. Afterward, mount your camel again, this time to your desert camp. A mint tea glass and a delicious Berber dinner await you upon arrival. Enjoy the desert vibes of music and watch the stars under a vast open sky of millions of stars.

    Day 3: Sahara Desert Excursion by 4*4 (Visit Nomads, Gnawa, Oasis)

    Today, we will explore the Merzouga Desert and its environs. Get up early to witness what could be the most beautiful sunrise of your life, then have breakfast and a much-needed shower. Today’s first visit is for the nomad’s families. Later, the Mefiss Mountain. Moreover, we journey to Khamila, a village characterized by the dark skin of its inhabitants, where you can immerse yourself in the rhythms of Gnawa, an essential aspect of their culture, brought over from their forefathers. After lunch, we make a final stroll through one of the nearby oases. If you still want to have some adventures on the dunes, we will take you to rent a quad so you can enjoy this memorable adventure. Lastly, spend the night in a five-star hotel.

    Day 4: Sahara Desert » Rissani Market » Alnif » Tazarine » Nakoub » Ouarzazate

    Today, we travel to Ouarzazate via charming places such as Rissani, Alnif, Tazarine, and Nakoub. An hour after leaving the desert, we will stop at the famous market of Rissani, where all of the inhabitants from the surrounding villages come to shop or sell what they have. The villages account for 160 villages, including Merzouga. The market is live three times a week (Thursday, Tuesday, and Sunday). From Rissani, we continue to Alnif for a coffee break, then pass by Tazarine, and finally Nakoub for a lunch break in a local restaurant overlooking a beautiful valley. Furthermore, we continue to our destination, Ouarzazate, to spend the night in a lovely riad or hotel.

    Day 5: Ouarzazate » Telouet » Tizi N T’ichka » Marrakech Airport

    The last day of your 5-day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga comes to an end. After leaving Ouarzazate, we drive for Marrakech via the wonderful Berber villages, such as Telouet village, which is spectacularly located in the heart of the Atlas Mountains. We will make a pause to witness the magical landscape of the area, then continue for lunch in Tizi N. T’ichka. Later, when we arrive in Marrakech, we will drop you off at the airport or at your accommodation at the end of our service.

    5 Days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert Note:

    5 Days in Morocco

    Tour Includes:

    • All Pickups & drops off during your Tour with us
    • Airport Transfers First and Last Day
    • Fluently English-speaking Guide or Driver
    • Well Comfortable and air-conditioned Car 
    • Fuel For the Car
    • 3 Nights in a Super Clean and Comfortable accommodations
    • Desert Experience (Camel Rides - Excursion)
    • Visits to Fabulous Sights and Unique Places
    • 1 Night in a Desert Luxury Camp or Standard
    • Assistant - Help 24/7 During your Tour with us
    • Breakfasts
    • 3 Dinners (2 in Merzouga Desert & 1 in Bomalen Dades)

    Tour Excludes:

    • Lunches & Drinks & (Fes's Dinner)
    • Tickets of Historical Monuments
    • Travel insurance & Tipping

    Take into Account!!

    Our tourism industry professionals created the 5-day Morocco itinerary from Marrakech to accommodate all visitor needs and preferences, but occasionally, circumstances arise that allow for schedule modifications. These are common, and we are accommodating of them. So don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you need any help.


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    • Julia
      Our five days in Morocco with Mohamed were the best holiday we ever experienced. My husband and I did this tour in late December to celebrate our first anniversary. The best destination we chose to visit was Morocco. Africa North Journeys tailors a lifetime itinerary that encompasses part of Morocco’s, south. A knowledgeable guide, Mohamed, went out of his way to make us comfortable, and he also told us a lot of history about Morocco. I can’t thank you enough, Mohamed, for this amazing tour. highly recommended.
    • Marika
      Unbelievable Five days in Morocco. Mohamed and Hassan made our tour a great one, driving us to the Sahara Desert from Marrakech, then back to Marrakech. Moha was not just a driver guide, but more of a friend to us; he helped us a lot during or even before the tour. He explained so much to us about Morocco and each place’s history. Hassan was our very careful driver; he speaks fluent Spanish. This business family provides an excellent opportunity for any European who wishes to explore Morocco. They even surprised us by inviting us to their family for lunch.

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    Here are Answers to Questions you may Have?

    Tours of Morocco

    Why Should I Choose a Private tour in Morocco?

    Choosing a private tour in Morocco offers a wealth of benefits that cater to individual preferences and enhance the overall travel experience. Firstly, it provides unparalleled flexibility. This flexibility enables travelers to tailor their itinerary to suit their individual interests. Whether it’s exploring historical sites or indulging in culinary delights, Or venturing off the beaten path. Additionally, a private tour ensures personalized attention from knowledgeable guides. These guides provide valuable insights into Morocco’s rich culture, history, and traditions. They foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of the destinations visited.

    With exclusive transportation, travelers can explore at their own pace, avoiding crowds and maximizing time spent at each attraction. Moreover, private tours offer a sense of privacy and comfort, with the option to choose accommodations and dining experiences tailored to individual preferences and budgets. Whether embarking on a romantic getaway, a family adventure, or a solo exploration, a private tour in Morocco promises an enriching and unforgettable journey, curated to create lasting memories.

    Is 5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga enough?

    You are considering a stay of 5 days in Morocco, and you are unsure if this time frame will suffice. In all honesty, 5 days is sufficient to explore numerous amazing locations and engage in a variety of activities within this stunning and captivating nation. You will embark on a trip around the southeast part of Morocco, starting in Marrakech and concluding in Marrakech. You will see Marrakech, Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, Ouarzazate, the Sahara Desert, Rissani, Todgha, Dades Gorges, Alnif, Nakoub, and Tazarine.

    Which is the best airport to land in Marrakech or Casablanca??

    When it comes to deciding which airport is the best to land at, is it Marrakech Menara Airport or Mohamed V International Airport? In short, it all depends on your preferences and the offers you receive from the airline companies. For instance, there are occasions when special offers and discounted flights to Marrakech are more favorable than those to Casablanca, and vice versa. So, there is no best airport. All Moroccan airports and destinations are unique; one isn’t the same as another.

    is it Morocco a safe Country?

    Morocco is considered a totally safe country. The Royal Gendarmerie, National Security, and Intelligence, along with other auxiliary forces, contribute significantly to the country’s security and stability.

    Can I drink alcohol in Morocco?

    In Morocco, you can consume alcohol, but it’s strictly forbidden to do so in public areas or on the streets. On the contrary, you can enjoy drinking alcohol in the designated areas.

    How far can i book this 5 Days Morocco tour?

    We recommend booking this tour as soon as possible, allowing us to arrange everything in advance, including hotel transportation and local guides. However, we only confirm the tour once we receive a deposit of 20%.

    How far is from Marrakech to Sahara Desert?

    The distance between Marrakech’s Red City and Merzouga’s Mesmerizing Golden Dunes is 558 km. But for sure, if you are booking this tour, we will break it up with a night in Boumalne Dades.

    Can I Ride the car instead of Camels in Sahara Desert?

    Yes, you have the option to travel to your desert camp using camels, a journey that typically takes between an hour and a half to two full hours. However, some individuals, particularly the elderly, may find it difficult to ride a camel for extended periods. Fortunately, we can transport you to the camp by car, so there’s no need to worry.

    Can we skip or to add a place during the tour?

    Yes! Even during the tour with us (Africa North Journeys), you can skip from one place to another. Additionally, you have the option to include a place not on the itinerary. You can accomplish this by either contacting us or your driver guide. However, keep in mind that you cannot change the overnight stay destinations while on the trip.

    What is the most popular tour in Morocco?

    The Marrakech-Merzouga Desert Tour is the most popular in Morocco. This tour typically lasts 3–5–7 days and includes visits to the Atlas Mountains, Ait Benhaddou, the Todra Gorge, and the Erg Chebbi dunes in the Sahara Desert. Travelers can experience camel rides, traditional Berber meals, and overnight stays in desert camps. To fully enjoy this tour, we recommend booking with a reputable tour operator who offers knowledgeable guides, comfortable transportation, and quality accommodations.

    Do I can Rent only transportation and book hotels by myself?

    Easly Yes, we do offer this option to our travelers, who prefer to hire only our transportation, allowing them to handle their accommodations. We have previously provided transportation services to numerous tourists. So we inform you that with us, it is possible to book your hotels and flights by yourself, and we can take care of the rest.

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    Africa North Journeys is at your service 24/7. Our experienced and welcoming team is ready to assist you in customizing your Moroccan tour. With our deep knowledge of the tourism sector, we guarantee a lifetime tour experience. Please keep in mind that when booking a tour with Africa North Journeys, a small deposit is required in order to confirm the tour.

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