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Zagora & Merzouga Desert Tour in 5 Days

Enjoy the breathtaking sceneries of the south of Morocco in this 5 days Morocco desert tour, with its Atlas Mountains, gorges, green valleys, old Kasbah, Oasis and sand dunes. Travel along the road of 1001 Kasbahs and the Valley of the roses and get to know about berber people and their lifestyle. During this 5 days morocco desert tour, you will taste and explore The best known desert towns of Merzouga and Zagora

Trip schedule

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

5 days Morocco desert tour from Marrakech, pick up from your Hotel/Riad in Marrakech in the morning, acrossing High Atlas mountains via the Tizi n'Tichka (2260m), to reach toAit benhaddou village, the fortified ksar with its beautiful Kasbahs. Ait Benhaddou has served as a natural scenery for many movies producers. After lunch we will head to Dades via Ouarzazate, palm grove of Skoura and Valleyy of Roses, where we will spend the first night.

Day 2: Dades - Todra gorge - Risani - Merzouga

After breakfast we will continue our Morocco sahara desert tour, taking the road of 1000 kasbahs drive around the colourful Berber villages of the Dades valley. to get to Tineghir with it’s beautiful palm grove. We will continue to the Gorge of todgha , where we go on a trek along the canyons of about 300 m high, a preferred place of mountain climbers. Afterwards we will head to Erg Chebbi dunes in MErzouga Sahara Desert and you will have time for lunch on our way. Once you arrive to the dunes of Erg Chebbi, you will take a camel ride for 1 h30 min, while watching the sunset, to get to the camp in the oasis. Spending the night in the bivouac at Merzouga Sahara dunes under nomadic tents or outside under shooting stars. Play drums with the camel guides.

Day 3: Merzouga sightseeing tour and Camel ride

After the breakfast, you will make the large turn of the dunes while passing by : 2 oases of MERZOUGA, the wandering deposit, the village of KHAMLIA (village of the Gnaoua) mines of MIFISS, the plates desert with the meeting of the Berber nomads of the desert, oasis TISSARDMINE, and return to the hotel.

Day 4: Merzouga - Draa Valley - Zagora

After a quiet and memorable night in the dunes of Erg Chebbi sand, you can watch the sunrise over the dunes, followed by a typical breakfast is served and we go back with the camels to the hotel to meet the guide and have a quick shower, then we leave for Rissani. You can explore the tourist area including the Mausoleum of Moulay Ali Cherif and the palm grove as a part of your exploration. Lunch in Nkoub, then continue to Zagora through the Draa Valley. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Zagora.

Day 5: Ouarzazate - Telouet - Atlas Mountains - Marrakech

you will leave Zagora, Draa Valley through Agdez.You and follow the path to explore the Draa River as one of the longest rivers in the High Atlas Morocco. Enjoy its green palm goves (Date, olives, and almonds.). After lunch we willcontinue to Marrakech with a detour to the traditional High Atlas Berber village of Telouet and visit the Kasbah el Glaoui and crossing the high Atlas mountain. Drop off in your hotel in Marrakech and end of your Morocco desert tour adventure

Included in the trip

  • Private A/C Vehicle, 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser + fuel
  • Hotels
  • English/French/Spanish speaking driver during the tour
  • Pick up & Drop off at your Marrakech accommodation
  • Overnight in Dades Gorge in a traditional hotel
  • 2 x overnights in the dunes of Erg Chebbi, Hotel & bedouin tents + Camel Trekking for sunset and sunrise
  • Overnight in Zagora in a traditional hotel
  • Dinner and Breakfast are daily included
  • Free time to explore the sites, Breaks for photos,..Etc

Not included

  • Lunchs
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Entrance fees to monuments, studios and Kasbahs

Good to Know

  • Note:
    Please note:if a long Camel trek and overnight stay in the camp is not for you you can still enjoy the sunnset in Erg Chebbi with a schorter camel trek or a walk and pass the night in the Hotel at the dune line. If the itineraries that we offer does not match what you are looking for ,contact us and we will prepare the trip to your needs and requirements.
  • Cancellation / prepayment:
    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to tour type. Please check our booking terms
  • Groups:
    When booking for more than 12 persons, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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