5-Day Marrakech to Merzouga & Zagora Desert Tour: Discover the Sahara's Magic

5-Day Marrakech to Merzouga & Zagora Desert Tour Overview:

Embark on an extraordinary 5-day Morocco Desert Tour to Merzouga, Zagora, and the enchanting Draa Valley. Be mesmerized by the breathtaking sceneries of southern Morocco, where majestic Atlas Mountains, picturesque gorges, lush green valleys, ancient Kasbahs, tranquil oases, and captivating sand dunes await you.

This immersive journey delves into the heart of rural Morocco, offering a unique opportunity to connect with the Berber people and gain insights into their rich lifestyle and traditions. Taste the essence of desert living as you explore the best-known desert towns of Merzouga and Zagora, each brimming with its own allure.

Get ready to be captivated by the allure of Morocco's south, where every day of this 5-day tour promises unforgettable experiences. Book now and embark on an enriching adventure through the mesmerizing landscapes and culture of the Moroccan desert and Draa Valley.

5-Day Marrakech to Merzouga & Zagora Desert Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Marrakech - Ait benhadou - Ouarzazate - Skoura - Dades gorge

Discover the Magnificent Journey from Marrakech to Dades Valley | Ait Benhaddou, Ouarzazate, and Skoura Awaits!

Embark on an enchanting adventure as we pick you up from your Hotel/Riad in Marrakech at 08am to start our unforgettable journey. Prepare to be captivated by the awe-inspiring High Atlas mountains as we cross the renowned Tizi n'Tichka pass, reaching a breathtaking altitude of 2260 meters. Our first stop is the captivating Ait Benhaddou village, a fortified ksar adorned with beautiful Kasbahs. This UNESCO World Heritage site has graced the screens of many movies, offering a glimpse of its cinematic allure.

Following a delightful lunch, our expedition continues towards the mesmerizing Dades Valley. Along the way, we'll pass through the charming Ouarzazate, where the picturesque palm grove of Skoura and the alluring Valley of Roses await. Prepare to be enchanted by the natural beauty of these enchanting landscapes as we spend our first night in this oasis of tranquility.

Day 2 : Dades - Todra gorge - Risani - Merzouga

Following a hearty breakfast, our Sahara desert journey continues, guiding us along the captivating Road of 1000 Kasbahs, winding through vibrant Berber villages that grace the picturesque Dades valley. The allure of Tineghir awaits, boasting its lush palm grove, a delightful sight to cherish.

Next, we embark on an exhilarating trek through the extraordinary Todgha Gorge, where towering canyons rise approximately 300 meters high, creating a haven cherished by mountain climbers seeking the thrill of adventure.

Our path then leads us to the renowned Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga. As the sun sets, you will be captivated by the enchanting atmosphere of the desert, where you'll find comfort and repose in a hotel at the dunes line, embracing the tranquil desert surroundings.

Book now and be part of this remarkable Sahara desert experience, where every moment promises to be etched into your memory forever. From the charming Dades Valley to the majestic Erg Chebbi dunes, let this extraordinary journey transport you to the heart of Morocco's enchanting desert wilderness.

Day 3: Moroccan Desert Adventure: Dunes Tour & Camel Ride

Today's adventure takes us to the awe-inspiring Erg Chebbi desert dunes, where we'll be immersed in the marvels of this mesmerizing region. Our journey encompasses a circuit of the desert dunes, offering a unique opportunity to witness the nomadic way of life and experience the captivating, ever-changing contrasts of the desert landscape.

A visit to the charming village of Khamlia awaits, where we'll be enchanted by the soul-stirring melodies of the Gnawa musicians. For lunch, we'll indulge in a traditional Berber pizza in the ancient capital of Rissani, savoring the flavors of authentic local cuisine.

In the afternoon, an unforgettable camel ride awaits, allowing us to traverse the dunes and witness the enchanting desert sunset. Our night will be spent in the heart of the desert, at a cozy desert camp. A sumptuous traditional tagine dinner awaits us, followed by the delight of sipping delicious mint tea under the starry sky. As the soothing sounds of traditional Berber music fill the air, we'll be mesmerized by the spectacle of the stars and the rising moon, creating an unforgettable experience in the captivating Sahara desert.

Day 4: Merzouga - Berber Villages- Draa Valley - Zagora

Rise with the sun to witness a breathtaking desert sunrise, followed by a delightful open-air breakfast at the camp. Bid farewell to the enchanting Merzouga region and its dunes as we set out on an unforgettable journey to the oasis town of Zagora.

Lunch time finds us in Nkoub, where you'll enjoy a delightful meal, fueling you for the rest of our journey. Our adventure continues through the enchanting Draa Valley, where picturesque landscapes unfold at every turn. As evening descends, we arrive in the captivating town of Zagora.

Indulge in a delectable dinner, savoring the flavors of the region, before retiring for a restful overnight stay at a charming hotel in Zagora.

Join us on this memorable desert experience, embracing the enchantment of Erg Chebbi dunes, the cultural treasures of Rissani, and the natural splendor of the Draa Valley. Book now and create cherished memories on this captivating journey through Morocco's Sahara Desert.

Day 5: Zagora - Agdez - Anti Atlas - High Atlas - Marrakech

As we bid adieu to Zagora, our expedition leads us through the enchanting Draa Valley, passing through Agdez and following the meandering path alongside the Draa River. Prepare to be captivated by the beauty of one of the High Atlas's longest rivers as we venture through lush green palm groves, home to date, olive, and almond trees.

After a delightful lunch, our adventure continues towards Marrakech, but not before a detour to the traditional High Atlas Berber village of Telouet. Here, you'll have the opportunity to explore the historic Kasbah el Glaoui, rich with intriguing tales of the past. Our journey culminates in a majestic crossing of the High Atlas mountains.

Upon reaching Marrakech, we bid farewell and drop you off at your hotel, marking the end of your extraordinary Morocco desert tour adventure.

Book now to embrace the wonders of the Draa Valley and the allure of the High Atlas mountains on this exhilarating journey from Zagora to Marrakech. Immerse yourself in the cultural riches and natural splendor of Morocco's diverse landscapes.

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Pricing :

Private Desert Tour:

The price varies depending on the number of travelers, the season and accommodation choice, it can start from 450€ per person for groups and families to 550€ per person for couples

Small Group Desert tour:

the price for the shared group tour is fixed at 650€ per person, it might seem a bit higher than some so called "similar" offers in the market but do not be fooled, our groups are limited to 8 people max and require only 4 participants to start. The small number makes the tour quite similar to a private one with flexibility, same quality accommodation choice and attention from the company, hotels and driver.

The price includes :

  • An air conditioned 4x4 or Minivan, depending on the number of the group
  • Fuel
  • English/French/Spanish speaking driver during the tour
  • Pick up & Drop off at your Marrakech & Fes accommodations
  • Overnight in Dades gorges in a traditional comfortable Hotel.
  • Overnight in a traditional comfortable Hotel at the dunes line with A/C and swimming pool.
  • Camel Trek to overnight in Luxury Camp with Ensuite-bathroom and shower
  • Overnight in a traditional comfortable Hotel.
  • Private rooms/tents
  • Dinner and breakfast are daily included
  • Free time to explore the sites such as Ait Ben Haddou kasbah, Walks, Canyons, Breaks for photos,..Etc
  • Local guide in Ait Ben Haddou
  • No forced Shopping
  • No hidden costs

Extra costs to be expected :

  • Lunch (Full Menus cost an average of 10€, and you can order "á la carte" in most places)
  • Drinks ( if you drink a lot of water, you can purchase a package of 6 bottles from a small shop)
  • Gratuities (optional)

1. What's the difference between private and shared tour?

The main differences between private and shared tours are the vehicle, you will only be sharing the transportation, rooms and tents are private, and even for meals you can chose to stay separated from the group if that is your preference. The other difference is that private tours are guaranteed, once you confirm your booking, we are commited to offer the tour, however shared tours depend on demand and require a minimum of 4 participants to run, if the minimum number is not met, you have the choice between a free cancellation or negotiate a deal to continue as a private tour.

2. Is it possible to have vegetarian/vegan food ?

Yes it is possile to provide vegetarian or vegan food during the tour, all you need is to let us know during the booking process and maybe remind your driver during the tour.

3. Is it possible to reach the camp without riding the camels?

Yes the camp has a dedicated 4x4 car to transport the luggage and clients who are not interested in riding the camels at all or at least do it only once. If you go on a private tour, you will be traveling in a comfortable 4x4 car that can access the camp if needed.

4. Does the camp have private bathrooms ?

Yes our camp is considered a luxury camp yet we include it in our basic packages without a significant raise in the price, all the tents are equipped with ensuite bathroom and showers

5. Can I take my luggage during the tour?

Yes, you can take your luggage during the tour, the vehicles are spacious enough to hold many big suitecases, and your luggage will be with you at all times so it's safe, even in the desert, your luggage will be transported to the camp with a 4x4 car to the tents.

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How to pay for the tour:

To confirm any tour or activity, we require a small deposit to be paid over PayPal to our Group Creator, the balance is due in cash at the pick up, to be paid to your driver in euros or equivalent in dirhams

Credit cards :

Unfortunately we do not accept payments with credit cards because they are not very popluar nor practical in Morocco and they generate so many fees and hold some security risks

Is it possible to pay the total with PayPal:

Normally we ask for the balance payments in cash because paypal also has many transaction fees and operational delays since it's an international institution. We can in some cases accept the full payment via paypal however a 5% fee will be applied to cover the extra transaction charges. In case you are considering this method, it is best to arrange the payment before the tour.

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