5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga
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Day 1: Marrakech – Dades Gorges
Pick up at the hotel or riad. We will head towards the High Atlas, this range has the highest altitudes around North Africa. There, in the higher elevations in winter and well into spring, you can enjoy the snow. Next, we will continue to Ouarzazate, a village near the High Atlas mountains and the Draa River valley. The movie capital, where is the most important film studio in Morocco.
We will continue down the road of Thousand Kasbah, entering the Dades Valley. The drive on the river road entering the narrow valley. Moreover, we will make a stop to enjoy it. Here you will have dinner and spend the night.
Day 2: Dades Gorges – Todra Gorges – Merzouga
After breakfast, we will depart to Todra Gorges, through the vast palm grove of Tinerhir, where agriculture stands out, date palms, crafts …
Later we will arrive at the Gorge. Here, we can see the spectacular landscape that for thousands of years has been forged thanks to the river that crosses it. Then we will drive to Merzouga, where you will leave your luggage at the auberge and go to the desert by camel. Furthermore, once in the Haima, you will have dinner and hear the drums echoing in the desert night and lie down in the tent.
Day 3: Merzouga – Desert Erg Chebbi
The next morning you will wake up early to watch the sunrise. At midday, we will visit a nomad family. Next, you will eat under the shade of a tree, you will see how the Berber pizza is made, and then will taste it. After lunch, you will rest for a while and later we will make a route through the desert.
To start with, we will leave to see an oasis in the desert in 4×4, also will visit the town of Khamlia (village of the blacks) MIFISS mines, desert places, and we will meet the Berber nomads of the desert … Then shall return to the Haima, you will have dinner, we’ll play music and will spend the night in the tent.
Day 4: Merzouga – Rissani – Ouarzazate
If you wish you can get up early to watch the sunrise and return on camels to the hotel, where we will take a shower and you can continue traveling towards Rissani, stop to visit the market. Subsequently, a very important market that caters to all the surrounding villages, offering shops and stalls of all kinds.
We will continue the route to Ouarzazate, crossing the magnificent and spectacular Draa Valley with huge palm trees. Throughout the afternoon we will arrive in Ouarzazate where you will have dinner and spend the night.
Day 5: Ouarzazate – Marrakech
After breakfast, we will go to the fortified city called Ait Ben Haddou, a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1987 and where several films have been made famous as Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, The Mummy …
At the end of the day, we will arrive in Marrakech. To conclude, this will end the route. Eventually, the end 5 Days Trip From Marrakech to Merzouga Desert.
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Destinations overview of our 5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga:
Ait Ben Haddou:
Ouarzazate’s name originates from the Berber ” the city without noise”. It is the route to Sahara dunes that leads to the Zagora desert and the Merzouga desert. Thus, 5 days from Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour is one of the best tours you can select to get there. In this town, there many things to visit. For example, you can visit Atlas Studios.
Ouarzazate is also called the Hollywood of Africa. This means that Atlas Studios are an ideal site for movies with old equipment. In addition to that, you visit an old kasbah of Taouirite in the heart of Ouarzazate. It is one of the important tourist sites that date back to the 1750s. It reflects the architectural style of the adobe house of the region. The landscapes of this town are different as well. You can see some of the mountains are covered with snow. However, you can also find springs, dunes, and oases.