Private 5-day Morocco desert Tour from Marrakech. In these 5 days / 4 nights you will visit so many amazing sites in a short time. Including : the high Atlas mountains, the Tizi-N-Tichka pass, the Ait-Ben-Haddou Kasbah and also Ouarzazate city. In addition to Draa valley the longest river in Morocco, Rissani town and Merzouga Sahara desert. Where you ride camels, witness magical sunset and sunrise and spend the night in a desert camp. Explore the Sahara desert of Merzouga in a 4×4 car. Then we visit the Dades valley, Todra gorges and Amridil Kasbah. Finally the tour ends in Marrakech.
The 5 days of Morocco desert tour starts with an early pick up from the airport or your accommodation in Marrakech. Then drive through the fascinating High Atlas mountains, and Tizi-N-Tichka pass. Stops will be made for panoramic views of the breathtaking landscapes.
After that we continue to visit the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. A fortified village recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Furthermore, the Kasbah has appeared in many movies including : Gladiator, Alexander, The Mummy…etc. And also TV series including Game Of Thrones. Then we head to “The gate of the desert” Ouarzazate. Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.
After breakfast, we explore the city of Ouarzazate. Firstly, we visit the Atlas studios, where various famous movies were shot, and visit the Taourirt Kasbah : an ancient fortified mud castle. We then depart towards Agdz, and join the Draa Valley the longest river in Morocco. We will drive along it, and stop for panoramic views of the palm trees groves, spectacular Kasbahs and Berber villages. Free time for lunch in Nkob or Alnif.
After lunch, we continue to Merzouga Sahara through Rissani. When we reach the Erg Chebbi sand dunes you switch to camels, to cross the Sahara desert. A stop will be made for you on top of a big dune to observe the magical sunset. Then continue to the camp which is a combination between the traditional tents of nomads and the luxury a hotel has. In the campsite you can enjoy the Berber drums music while dancing around the campfire, under open sky of shiny stars. Dinner and Overnight stay in the camp.
Wake up early in the morning is a must do, in order to contemplate the beautiful sunrise, in the middle of the desert. Free time for breakfast. Then you return on camels to Merzouga, where the driver awaits. We dedicate the day to explore the region of Merzouga. The area has so many incredible sites, from sand dunes, wild lake, mines, fossils areas to fabulous oases. Which are ideal places for so many outdoor activities.
Firstly we start our journey in Merzouga, by driving off-road to visit an ancient eyeliner mine. Then we pay the nomads a visit, in their handmade woven tent. Learn how they live while drinking a Berber tea. Our next destination is the Khamlia village, where you will enjoy the Gnaoua music, and dancing performances. Its inhabitants are originating from sub-Saharan countries like Mali, Sudan and Niger. Free time for lunch in a restaurant. After that we take a stroll in palm trees grove. Then drive a few kilometres to see the wild lake of Merzouga, also called flamingos lake. Dinner and overnight In a hotel.
After breakfast, we leave the desert to visit Rissani town, the ancient capital of Tafilalet. Rissani still a major trading center in the region, with a large souk lively on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
After a stroll in Rissani Souk, we continue to Erfoud, where we visit one of the workshops of fossilized marble. Then we drive through Touroug and Tinjdad palm groves, to reach the Todra Gorges. The course of Todra river has carved out a grand canyon through the mountains -Making a high red cliff-sided canyon. These gorges are an ideal place for rock climbers. Feel free to wander in the gorges and appreciate the beauty of the landscape. Free time for lunch in a restaurant. Then we continue to the Dades valley, through Boumalne Dades. Inevitable stops at the “monkey fingers” rock formation. And on a spot atop a mountain overlooking the Dades valley. Finally, dinner and overnight in a hotel.
In last day of your Morocco desert tour we continue to Kalaa Magouna to visit the Rose valley. A Rose Festival is held annually in May. Where the locals offer their rose products, from perfumes, rose water, oil, to cosmetic products. Then we drive along various Kasbahs, including Amridil Kasbah surrounded by the palm trees grove of Skoura. We reach Ouarzazate, free time for lunch in town. Then we continue to Marrakech by driving through the Tizi-N-Tichka pass and the High Atlas Mountains. Finally, we drop you off at your accommodation or the airport in Marrakech. End of the tour
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They organized a 5 day tour of Morocco quite enriching. It was a wonderful experience, adjusted to everything we wanted. Very attentive to the customers, Eager to make sure everything went well. Very friendly and very efficient. The food and the hospitality in each Riad, the camel ride on the dunes, the sunrise in the desert and everything exceeded our expectations. Very recommended company, reliable and safe. The communication with Ismail that was always attentive in solving personally all our doubts and in being alert that everything was perfect. Thank you all, we hope to return one day!