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Morocco 5 Day Itinerary From Marrakech

Marrakech
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Duration

5 Days 4 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English, Espanol, Francais

Overview

Start on an unforgettable Morocco 5 Day Itinerary from Marrakech to Merzouga, where you’ll discover stunning landscapes, rich culture, and historical landmarks. This meticulously planned tour takes you through the majestic High Atlas Mountains, ancient kasbahs, and into the heart of the Sahara Desert.

This Morocco Itinerary 5 Days will tel you exploring the breathtaking Todra Gorges, known for their towering cliffs and popularity among climbers. The Itinerary 5 Days continues through lush palm groves and the town of Erfoud, famous for its fossils. You’ll then reach the magnificent Erg Chebbi dunes. Here, experience a magical camel trek at sunset and spend the night in a traditional Berber camp, enjoying the serene desert atmosphere under a blanket of stars.

On this Morocco 5 Day Itinerary visit nomadic families, learn about their unique way of life, and enjoy a traditional meal under the shade of Tamarix trees. A stop in Khamlia offers the chance to listen to spiritual Gnawa music, enhancing your cultural tour.

The final day includes a visit to the famous Ait Ben Haddou before traveling through the High Atlas Mountains back to Marrakech. This tour offers a rich blend of cultural discovery, breathtaking scenery, and unique experiences, making it an ideal choice for those looking to explore the heart of Morocco.

Highlights

  • Experience the thrill of camel trekking and camping in the enchanting desert.
  • Visit iconic filming locations of popular Hollywood movies.
  • Enjoy leisurely strolls through cinema studios, capturing picturesque moments.
  • Savor delicious Berber cuisine and engage with local communities.
  • Learn about Moroccan culture from our knowledgeable drivers throughout the journey.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Marrakech – Tizi n'Tichka – Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Dades Valley

Our Morocco 5 Day Itinerary begins with a departure from Marrakech, traveling over the stunning High Atlas Mountains through the Tizi n’Tichka Pass at an altitude of 2260 meters. We'll pause to soak in the breathtaking landscapes and view the charming local Berber villages. In the afternoon, we visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou and have lunch nearby. We then continue to Ouarzazate, passing through the famous Valley of the Roses, which blooms spectacularly in April and May. Our day ends with lodging and dinner at a traditional hotel in Dades Valley.

Day 2: Dades Valley – Tinghir – Todra Gorges – Tinjdad – Erfoud – Merzouga

After breakfast, enjoy a leisurely walk in the Dades Valley before we head towards Todra Gorges, renowned for its dramatic cliffs and as a top destination for climbers in Morocco. We drive through palm groves and oases on our way to Merzouga, passing through Erfoud, known as the Moroccan fossil capital. Upon reaching Erg Chebbi, the sand sea, we embark on a two-hour camel ride to watch the sunset atop the dunes. We'll spend the night camping in traditional Berber tents under the starry desert sky.

Day 3: Dunes Tour and Exploring Erg Chebbi

Spend the day exploring the fascinating area of Erg Chebbi. We'll visit nomad families to learn about their unique lifestyle, and explore lakes, wells, and wildlife. A stop in Khamlia, known as the village of black people, offers the chance to enjoy tea and listen to their spiritual Gnawa music. Lunch will be a picnic under the shade of Tamarix trees or at a hotel. In the afternoon, relax at the camp, enjoy traditional music, and watch the sunset and the stars rise.

Day 4: Merzouga Desert to Ouarzazate

After watching the sunrise, enjoy breakfast and a shower at camp. Choose to ride the camels or transfer back by 4WD to the starting point, where you'll meet your driver. We then travel to Ouarzazate, passing through Rissani to visit its traditional market if we're there on a market day (Sunday, Tuesday, or Thursday). We'll drive through the arid pre-desert area, seeing typical acacia trees, and make stops to admire the views of the Draa Valley, Morocco's longest river. Crossing the Anti-Atlas, we'll reach Ouarzazate in the late afternoon or evening for dinner and an overnight stay at a hotel.

Day 5: Ouarzazate to Marrakech

After breakfast, we visit the ksar (fortified village) of Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for being the filming location for movies such as Gladiator, Obelix, The Mummy, and The Jewel of the Nile. We then travel through the Tizi n'Tichka Pass, making stops to enjoy the superb mountain views and authentic Berber villages. After lunch at a restaurant in the Atlas Mountains, we continue to Marrakech, arriving in the afternoon, marking the end of our 5-day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga.

Included/Excluded

  • Hotels & accommodation (4 nights) and Desert camp
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private Transport
  • Personal English speaking driver
  • Camel trekking in Merzouga
  • Desert camping
  • All dinners in the desert, Boumaln and Ouarzazate
  • Breakfasts Daily
  • Flight tickets & visa
  • Entrance tickets to
  • Monuments and museums
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips (optional)

Durations

5 Days

Tour's Location

Marrakech

FAQs

What should I pack for the Morocco 5 Day Itinerary?

We recommend packing comfortable clothing, sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, a scarf, a light jacket, and comfortable walking shoes. Don’t forget your camera to capture the stunning landscapes!

What type of accommodation is provided?

You will stay in a mix of traditional hotels and a Berber camp in the desert. The desert camp includes comfortable Berber tents with basic amenities.

How long is the camel trek in the desert?

The camel trek to the Erg Chebbi dunes lasts about 2 hours, allowing you to experience the beauty of the desert at sunset.

Is the Morocco 5 Day Itinerary suitable for children and elderly travelers?

Yes, the tour is designed to be comfortable and enjoyable for travelers of all ages. However, the camel trek may be challenging for very young children or elderly travelers.

How do I book this Morocco 5 Day Itinerary?

You can book the tour through our website or contact our customer service team for assistance.

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Morocco 5 Day Itinerary
Ania
26/06/2024

Wonderful trip with Hassan 😍😍

Polecam wycieczki organizowane przez Hassana. Ciekawie dobrane miejsca i bardzo przyjacielski przewodnik. Miło spędzony czas w komforcie i poczuciu bycia zaopiekowanym.
Morocco 5 Day Itinerary
Kasia
26/06/2024

Excursion Morocco tours is best agency travel

Me and two friends of mine made 4 days tour from Marrakesh to Merzouga. Our driver/ guide, Excursion Morocco tours was nice and helpful moreover the hotel and the desert camp he chose were wonderful! I super recommend this agency and this trip, the desert crossing with camels was worth the whole trip!!!
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