5 Days from Ouarzazate to Marrakech

Embark on a 5-day adventure from Ouarzazate to Marrakech, passing through the mesmerizing Merzouga Desert. This journey offers an authentic experience of Morocco’s varied landscapes, from the tranquil Sahara to the bustling streets of Marrakech. Here’s a guide to your five-day exploration.

Day 1: Ouarzazate – The Gateway to the Desert

Start your journey in Ouarzazate, a city renowned for its film studios and striking kasbahs. Visit the Taourirt Kasbah, an impressive example of Moroccan architecture. If time permits, explore the Atlas Film Studios, where numerous famous movies have been shot.

Spend the day absorbing the unique culture of Ouarzazate, often described as the gateway to the Sahara Desert. Overnight in Ouarzazate, enjoying the local cuisine and hospitality.

Day 2: Ouarzazate to Dades Valley – Entering the Gorges

Depart Ouarzazate and head towards the Dades Valley. Pass through the Skoura Oasis and the Valley of Roses, known for its annual rose festival and rosewater production. The journey to the Dades Valley offers picturesque views of fortified villages and natural rock formations.

Explore the Dades Gorges, marveling at the dramatic landscapes carved by the Dades River. Spend the night in the Dades Valley, surrounded by serene natural beauty.

Day 3: Dades Valley to Merzouga – The Desert Beckons

Travel from the Dades Valley to Merzouga, gateway to the iconic Erg Chebbi dunes. The journey takes you through the Todra Gorges, with its towering canyon walls, a popular spot for climbers.

Arrive in Merzouga and prepare for a camel trek into the Sahara Desert. As the sun sets, ride through the dunes to a desert camp, where you’ll spend the night. Experience the tranquility of the desert under a star-filled sky, with traditional Berber music and food.

Day 4: Merzouga to Ouarzazate – Back through the Desert

Witness an unforgettable sunrise over the dunes of Merzouga. After breakfast, explore the local area, visiting the village of Khamlia or learning about the lifestyle of nomadic tribes.

Begin the journey back to Ouarzazate. This route allows for reflection on the stark beauty of the desert landscapes. Spend another night in Ouarzazate, perhaps exploring more of the city’s cultural offerings.

Day 5: Ouarzazate to Marrakech – The Red City

On the final day, travel from Ouarzazate to Marrakech, crossing the High Atlas Mountains via the Tizi n’Tichka pass. This scenic drive offers panoramic views and a chance to see traditional Berber villages.

Arrive in Marrakech, a city bustling with energy. Explore the Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site, visit the Koutoubia Mosque, and wander through the vibrant souks. As the evening falls, experience the lively atmosphere of Jemaa el-Fnaa square, a cultural hotspot with food stalls, performers, and storytellers.

This 5-day trip from Ouarzazate to Marrakech via the Merzouga Desert offers a comprehensive experience of Morocco’s natural and cultural landscapes, from the quiet of the Sahara to the buzz of Marrakech. It’s an adventure filled with stunning views, cultural insights, and unforgettable memories.

Tour Included :

– Tour in 4×4 vehicle/Minibus with A/C
– Driver/guide
– Fuel
– Hotel/riad overnight stays (breakfast & dinner included)
– Camel Trekking & Night in Desert
– Camel Per person
– Turban each for the Camel trip in Desert
– Sandboarding in The Dunes

Not included :

– Flight
– Lunchs
– Drinks

From €1,230 / per person


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I would definitely come back!! Best tour ever!!!! Sofia arballo

We came all the way from mexico, and would love to do it again!!! I cannot thank enough Brahim for everything he did for us! Ali drove us all the way from Marrakech to the desert for two days, making several stops , visiting amazing little towns and beautiful sceneries, like the Dades Gorges, this little town called Ait Benhaddou and more! Ali was very nice to us all the time,

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Our driver, Ali, came to our hotel in Marrakech to pick us up. After that we drove through Atlas to Ait Ben Haddou then Dades gorges. Next day, we visited Toudra gorges and Merzouga, where we enjoyed an marvelous sunshine on the top of a dune and a camel trek.

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