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5-days Desert tour from Marrakech safari

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This 5-days safari desert tour provides a comprehensive experience of Morocco’s diverse landscapes and cultural heritage. You’ll travel through the High Atlas Mountains, visit historical kasbahs, explore remote villages, experience the Sahara Desert in Merzouga, and marvel at the natural beauty of the Todgha Gorges and Dades Valley. It’s a journey that combines adventure, cultural immersion, and breathtaking scenery.

The highlight of :5-days safari desert tour from Marrakech

  • Journey through the stunning High Atlas Mountains  and berber villages .
  • Explore the famous UNESCO World Heritage site of Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou.
  •  Ouarzazate: Visit Ouarzazate, known as the “Hollywood of Morocco.” Explore the Atlas Film Studios or the historic Taourirt Kasbah.
  •  Zagora: Discover the town of Zagora, a gateway to the Sahara Desert and landscapes .
  •  Experience the magnificent sand dunes of Erg Chebbi near Merzouga. Take a camel trek into the dunes.
  •  Explore the impressive Todgha Gorges.
  • Explore nomad’s lifestyle

Itinerary: 5-days safari desert tour

  • DAY 1 : MARRAKECH -HIGH ATLAS-ZAGORA

    Begin early in the morning in Marrakech and go to the High Atlas Mountains. Enjoy the picturesque trip across the Tizi n’Tichka Pass, which provides stunning mountain vistas. Visit the town of Ouarzazate, renowned as “Morocco’s Hollywood.”Continue into the Draa Valley, going past lovely towns, palm groves, and traditional Berber communities. Arrive at Zagora late in the afternoon or early in the evening. Explore the town, see the Zagora Kasbah, and walk along the Draa River’s banks. Spend the night in Zagora after a typical Moroccan supper.

  • DAY 2 : ZAGORA – OUZINA – MERZOUGA

    Departure from Zagora: Start your day early, leaving Zagora behind. The trip from Zagora to Merzouga will take you deeper into Morocco’s desert areas. As you go east, you’ll come upon the settlement of Taghbalt. Enjoy the stunning vistas of the desert landscapes, with their rocky formations and immense sand stretches. Continue on your journey to Tafraout Sidi Ali, a tiny community famed for its traditional adobe buildings and date palm gardens, and Take a break here to stretch your legs and explore the village. After that, you’ll have a scenic journey through the rural settlement of Ramlia. This remote village is surrounded by a breathtaking desert landscape and provides a look into traditional Berber life. Your trip from Ramlia will lead you to Ouzina, another little desert settlement. Ouzina is well-known for its tranquil environment and distinctive sceneries. Take some time to enjoy the peace of your surroundings. Finally, you’ll arrive in Merzouga, a settlement on the outskirts of the Erg Chebbi dunes. Merzouga is one of the most popular places to visit in the Sahara Desert. It is an amazing experience because of the towering dunes, changing sands, and magnificent sunsets. You have the option of spending the night in a traditional desert camp, where you may ride camels, listen to traditional music and dance performances, and sleep beneath the starry desert sky. When you arrive at Merzouga, you may unwind and enjoy the desert atmosphere. Take a camel ride into the dunes to see the spectacular sunset over the huge Sahara. Finish the day with a great Moroccan meal and immerse yourself in the rich Berber culture.

  • DAY 3: EXPLORE SAHARA DESERT

    Our dedicated staff will wake you up at the crack of dawn if you desire it, ensuring you don’t miss the mesmerizing beauty of the desert sunrise. As the brilliant colors of the sand create a beautiful contrast against the dunes, a mesmerizing palette of shadows is painted. After this lovely moment, you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, take some time to rest and unwind before starting on an exciting 4WD off-road excursion that will provide you with an immersive desert experience. Begin by meeting and engaging with desert nomads in their traditional tents to obtain an understanding of their distinct way of life. Then, travel over the stony desert’s high plateau, taking in panoramic vistas of the dunes and varied desert landscapes. Your tour will take you to Mifis, a beautiful “Ghost Town” where antique eye cosmetics like Kohl and quartz were formerly discovered. You may also come across amazing fossils of turtles, trilobites, ammonites, and orthoclase, which were once inhabitants of this ancient sea millions of years ago. Continue your tour by visiting Khamlia Village, a village inhabited by people originally from deep Africa. Immerse yourself in the distinct sounds of Gnawa music, played by locals who are ancestors of ex-slaves who traveled to Morocco along the Salt Route from Senegal and Sudan. Lunch will include a live performance of Gnawa spiritual music and a delicious baked Berber pizza. Your trip will take you to the oasis of Merzouga,There you may explore the communal gardens and the nomadic repository and get a sight of shooting stars, giving a touch of fantasy to your desert adventure.

  • DAY 4: SAHARA DESERT -RISSANI – OUARZAZATE

    Watch the sunrise before renting a sandboard to put your talents to the test. Leave the dunes and travel to the west to enter Rissani through a spectacular gate. Rissani, a market town, has a cattle auction and a “donkey parking lot. Visit a craft workshop in this town. It was a distinct kingdom known as Sijilmassa from the 8th through the 14th centuries. A wealthy caravan route commencing in Mali’s capital Tombouctou and leading to several Moroccan cities such as Marrakech and Fes built a flourishing market there. The market still exists today. It is unique in that it is not a tourist souk, but rather serves the locals. It doubles in size three times a week (Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday) when farmers and nomads gather to sell their livestock, vegetables, dates, and other commodities, known as a sight worth (hearing) and experiencing. Pass through the acacia woodlands, which have umbrella-shaped trees. We’ll continue to Draa Valley, passing via Alnif, Tazarin, and N’Kob on the way. Then join the Draa Valley, which is bordered by palm trees.

  • DAY 5: OUARAZATE – AIT BEN HADDOU – MARRAKECH

    Explore the kasbah ait ben haddou and Taourirt . Continue discovering the kasbah Taourirt, The Imzwarn, a strong local family, erected the kasbah in the 17th century. At its peak in the late 9th century, the kasbah had a strategic position at the junction of many river basins, notably the Draa and the Dadès, which served as Saharan trade routes. Exploring Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is thought to originate from the 11th century when it maintained an important position along the trans-Saharan trade route between Marrakech, Ouarzazate, and the southern desert. Follow the small lanes up to the Granary for a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside. Ascend the High Atlas mountain range, keeping an eye out for the highest peak, Mount Toubkal 4,167 m. The exploring trip of marrakech to Sahara desert come to end.

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