5 Day Adventure Tour Marrakech Merzouga

Tour Highlights

  • Sunset Camel Trek to a camp (luxury or traditional) in the Sahara desert
  • Spend the night camping in the sand dunes of the breathtaking Sahara desert
  • Traverse the High Atlas Mountains
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage site Ait Ben Haddou, famous backdrop to many Hollywood hit movies
  • See how the landscapes transform throughout the journey
  • Visit impressive Todra Gorge
  • Enjoy and immersive experience, spending some time with real desert nomads, have some tea with them and learn about their way of life
  • Visit some famous local musicians
  • Tour the Merzouga area
  • Sand surfing / sand boarding
  • Travel through the incredible Draa Valley
  • Visit Kasbah Telouet, on the old Caravan route
  • Return to Marrakech

1st Day – Marrakech – Atlas Mountains – Boumalne

We will collect you from your Riad / Hotel after breakfast. Travelling through the picturesque High Atlas Mountains, stopping along the way to take in the view and for photographs. Moving on from the Atlas Mountains, stopping to explore the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou and have lunch. Ait Ben Haddou is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Rich in history, culture, panoramic views and architecture. It is also a famous backdrop for many films such as Gladiator and Game of Thrones. Continuing on our journey, passing through Ouarzazate – known as Moroccan Hollywood. Finally arriving in Boumalne Dades where you can see the incredible Dades Gorge, have a relaxing swim, dinner, spend the night and have breakfast.

2nd Day – Boumalne – Todra Gorge – Merzouga

Depart from Riad / Hotel to visit the incredible Todra Gorge, a limestone river canyon carved by the Todra River. An amazing natural formation. Continue on to Merzouga, the gateway to the Sahara Desert. You will be welcomed with some mint tea and leave your luggage in your hotel room before you depart on a sunset camel ride into the atmospheric Sahara dunes. You will stop to enjoy a wonderful Sahara sunset, before continuing your camel trek to a traditional camp in the dunes, where you will be welcomed warmly, enjoy an authentic Moroccan dinner and be entertained by desert drums under a sky full of stars. An immersive experience not to be missed!

3rd Day – Tour Merzouga Area

Breakfast and optional shower before we depart for our tour of the Merzouga area. We will visit a family of nomads, see how they live and have some tea with them. Next, we visit the famous Gnawa Musicians, enjoy the rhythmic African drumbeats and learn about their history and way of life. After this, we will see the local gardens and learn about their irrigation system. After this, return to the desert camp and enjoy some sand surfing on the ochre Saharan sand dunes before an authentic Moroccan dinner and another night under a breathtaking, star studded sky – see the Milky Way like never before! (Weather permitting).

4th Day – Merzouga – Ouarzazate

Depart after breakfast, heading to Ouarzazate. Passing through the beautiful Draa Valley and taking in the striking views. Pausing for photo opportunities along the way. The Draa River is the longest river in Morocco and flows through the Draa Valley; an oasis, full of endless palm groves that line the banks of the river that brings life to it. Pass through Tamnougalt, a kasbah not far from Agdz. Tamnougalt is a date palm oasis rich in history and culture. Continuing on to Ouarzazate to have dinner and spend the night.

5th Day – Ouarzazate – Kasbah Telouet – Marrakech

After breakfast, depart from Riad / Hotel to visit Kasbah Telouet; located on the former caravan route from the Sahara to Marrakech. The Kasbah was built in the 18th and 19th centuries. Continue on through the Atlas Mountains to arrive at the final destination: Marrakech, where the tour ends.

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