Sahara Tour from Marrakech and back to Marrakech 5 Days


On this 5-day tour, escape to Morocco’s desert region,  Journey through the Atlas Mountains, and over the highest mountain pass in Africa, in route towards the Sahara Desert. However travel to the famous UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Benhaddou, an ancient city that has been featured in many movies. Pass through many Berber villages, and Kasbahs reaching the desert at Merzouga, Meanwhile spending the night in a Berber camp, set amongst the spectacular Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Most importantly rise early the following morning to witness beautiful sunrise, from the top of nearby sand dunes.


5 Days 4 nights

Min Age

8 +



Starting From

€ 600

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou

our driver he will pickup you from your accommodation in Marrakech, or the closest accessible point for the car. Cross the  Atlas Mountains via the stunning Tizi n'Tichka mountain pass, which offers spectacular views from its 2,260 metres. Several stops for coffee, toilets and to appreciate the panoramic views and to take pictures. Reach Telouet Kasbah where you will be introduced to your Local guide and learn about the history of the lords of the Atlas " Ethami El Glaoui". From here we will drive along the beautiful and awe-inspiring Ounila Valley, full of bends in the roads, surprises at the hues of the rock and soil, Berber villages and gardens, as well as smaller Kasbahs until you reach the village of Ait Ben Haddou, where we will spend first night in Hotel or Road. Accommodation: Riad Tamdakht (Or Similar) Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2

Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazat - Dades gorge

After breakfast we will continue our journey to the nearby city "Ourrzazate" to discover how the area has been featured in movies, including Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, and Black Hawk Down. Follow the route of the Thousand Kasbahs to Skoura and Kelaat M'Gouna " Valley Des Roses". Once in Kelaat M'Gouna we will take the route north into the High Atlas Mountains along the Mgoun River to Bou Tghrar. From here the journey is off-road to discover Ait Atta Berber nomads living in caves in the mountainside. We stop to share some mint tea in their caves before continuing on rocky tracks to enter the Dadès Gorge. After a full day full of impressions & colors we will arrive to our hotel in Dades valley. Accommodation: Riad Rihana Tamlalte (Or Similar) Riad Rihana Tamlalte (Or Similar) Meals Included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 3

Dades Valley - Merzouga Sahara Desert

Today you will drive further east to the sand sea of Erg Chebbi outside of Merzouga. Along the way, stop in Tinerhir to admire the river oasis that extends on either side of the town. The surrounding desert landscape reveals impressive buttes, mesas, and plateaus. Here, you will have the opportunity to discover the Gorge of Todgha and walk along the canyons of about 300 m high, a preferred place of mountain climbers. Continue to the desert town of "Erfoud", known for its figs and fossils, visit a craft workshop and discover how the fossil-rich rocks are skilfully transformed into practical and decorative objects. Upon reaching the edge of the dunes, the camels will be waiting for us, you will ride with the caravane into the dunes while the luggage will be transported to the camp in an SUV. After the sunset, the camel caravane will continue to the camp, where you will be welcomed to mint tea, then shown to your tents so you can rest, freshen up sort your luggage while dinner is being prepared. Meals Included: Breakfast | Dinner Accommodation: Pueblo Touareg (Or Similar)

Day 4

Merzouga Desert - Draa Valley

Wake early to appreciate a desert sunrise and further explore the Sahara: trya sand board, join the Erg Chebbi tour around the sand dunes or a quad ATV tour. Drive south to Khemliya village, a traditional Saharan village (with its people originally from Mali). Here you can enjoy traditional music, drumming and dancing. Afterwards we continue our journey to Draa valley, stop in the market town of Rissani to visit the livestock auction as well as the "donkey parking lot". From there, pass through umbrella-shaped trees of the acacia forests before reaching Alnif for lunch. Continue on to Draa Valley our today's final destination, dense with date palmeries. Overnight in a traditional hotel in Agdez. Accommodation: Dar Qamar (Or Similar) Meals Included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 5

Draa Valley - Back To Marrakech

After breakfast we will continue our journey, following the former caravan route, (which was used by Sahara traders in pre-historic times and it goes all the way to Timbuktu in Mali.) Cross the Anti-Atlas by Tizi N Tnifift ( 1600m ) towards Ouarzazate and Fint Oasis, a lush, green paradise in the middle of the dry, Moroccan desert. It is made up of four villages, and around 100 people live in Fint Oasis. Go an a short walking tour in this hidden place and enjoy the opportunity to dine or sip the mint tea with a local family. After exploring the best attractions of the south and varieties of desert towns, soon you will be back in the bustling city of Marrakech. You may wish to take the afternoon at a slower pace— and visit the nearby Kasbah of Tifoultout, an impressive 300-year-old castle. Arrive in Marrakech in late afternoon, drop you off at your accommodation. Meals Included: Breakfast


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Includes & Excludes

Essential Equipment

Warm Clothes :

Even on a hot day, the temperature can drop quickly once the sun goes down in the desert, Please Check the weather before you leaving home and bring with you warm clothes.

Sun Protection