5 Days Sahara Desert Tour from Marrakech

5 Days Sahara Desert Tour from Marrakech


Welcome to Morocco! Embark on an extraordinary 5-day Sahara Desert tour from Marrakech, immersing yourself in the mystical landscapes, ancient cultures, and captivating beauty of the desert. This adventure will take you on a journey through breathtaking scenery, historic kasbahs, and the vast Erg Chebbi dunes, offering unforgettable experiences along the way.


Day 1: Marrakech to Ouarzazate

  • Depart Marrakech in the morning and journey through the High Atlas Mountains via the Tizi n’Tichka Pass, enjoying panoramic views of the rugged landscape.
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou, a fortified village with ancient kasbahs and a stunning desert backdrop.
  • Continue to Ouarzazate, known as the “Gateway to the Sahara,” and explore the Taourirt Kasbah and the Atlas Film Studios, where many famous movies were filmed.
  • Overnight stay in a riad or hotel in Ouarzazate.

Day 2: Ouarzazate to Todra Gorge

  • Depart Ouarzazate after breakfast and travel through the picturesque Dades Valley, known for its dramatic rock formations and traditional Berber villages.
  • Stop at the Todra Gorge, where towering cliffs rise dramatically from the riverbed, offering breathtaking views and opportunities for hiking.
  • Continue to the desert town of Erfoud, known for its fossil finds and unique landscapes.
  • Overnight stay in a charming guesthouse or hotel near Todra Gorge.

Day 3: Todra Gorge to Merzouga

  • After breakfast, depart for Merzouga, the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
  • Arrive in Merzouga and meet your camel caravan for a magical trek into the desert. Enjoy a camel ride over the golden sands as the sun sets.
  • Reach your desert camp nestled in the heart of the dunes and experience the tranquility of the Sahara. Enjoy a traditional Berber dinner around the campfire, accompanied by lively music and stargazing.
  • Spend the night camping in a traditional Berber tent under the starlit sky.

Day 4: Merzouga Desert Experience

  • Wake up early to witness the sunrise over the Sahara Desert, a truly magical sight.
  • After breakfast, explore the surrounding desert on a guided excursion. Visit nomadic Berber families, discover hidden oases, and learn about the desert’s flora and fauna.
  • Enjoy activities such as sandboarding or quad biking on the dunes, or simply relax and soak in the serene desert atmosphere.
  • Return to your desert camp for another night under the stars.

Day 5: Merzouga to Marrakech

  • After breakfast, ride your camels back to Merzouga and depart for Marrakech.
  • Stop for lunch in Ouarzazate and visit the Taourirt Kasbah before continuing through the Atlas Mountains.
  • Arrive back in Marrakech in the evening, where your Sahara Desert adventure concludes.

Note: This itinerary is customizable, and alternative routes or additional stops can be arranged based on your preferences and time constraints. Additionally, this tour can be extended to include more days or combined with other destinations in Morocco.



  • Comfortable car with air conditioning.
  • You can stop whenever you want.
  • Pick up at hotel,Riad or wherever you want.
  • Experienced driver,  English speaking.

Fuel, tolls and all associated expenses

Not Included 

  • Noon meal. (Possibility of picnic or restaurants).
  • Drinks at meal.
  • Tips and personal miscellaneous expenses.
  • Entry fees to Monuments / Museums / Kasbahs
  • Anything not mentioned in the program