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From Marrakech : Private 5-Days Tour to The Sahara Dunes Via Draa Valley


Runaway from the noisiness of Marrakech and go for this enriching 5-day tour to Sahara desert of Morocco. By private modern, A/C 4WD vehicle with a knowledgeable driver/guide speaking your language. Imagine yourself going higher and higher into the Atlas Mountains. Adventure through the stunning and marvellous valleys and flat red mountains. Spend several nights in the Sahara desert is an unforgettable experience. Live the nightlife in a nomad tent under the stars and enjoy several days discovering the sights and sounds of this very special place.
This 5-day tour brings you from Marrakech through Draa valley, Dades, Ouarzazat, Rissani, Merzouga, Zagora and the list is too long.
This tour starts and finishes in Marrakech. However, for your comfort, you can finish your tour in another city in Morocco or even on the coast.


1-Day: Marrakech – Ouarzazat – Dades. (334 km/ 6 hours drive).

After breakfast, we leave Marrakech towards Ouarzazate via the famous Tizi-n-Tichka. A path of (2260 m). Through different landscapes, we will arrive at Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah that is listed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage since 1987. You may get the feeling that you have been here before; Ait Ben Haddou has served as the backdrop. For films such as Laurence of Arabia, The Mummy, Time Bandits, and Kun Dun. You will stop for lunch at a local restaurant. Then we head to Dades via Ouarzazate, palm grove of Skoura and Valley of Roses, where we will have dinner and spend the first night.

2-Day: Dades Gorge – Todra Gorge – Risani- Merzouga (315 km/4h.30min drive).

Spending time in the desert is magical. Especially when after a restful night under the stars in the Sahara desert. You wake up early, jump on a camel and move toward the top of dunes to watch the sunrise. What a memorable experience! Then you go back to the tent by camel to savour the traditional breakfast, next we drive from Dades gorges to Merzouga via Todgha (The highest Oasis valley gorge in Morocco). Arriving in the desert, your guide and camels will be waiting to carry you across the sandy dunes of the Moroccan Sahara.
The camel trek as the sunset across a desert landscape lasts approximately 2 hours to get to the camp in the oasis. After enjoying dinner under the blue sky, you spend the night in the bivouac at Merzouga Sahara dunes under a nomadic tent or outside under shooting stars. Play the drums with camel drivers while sitting around the fire. Enjoy under the shining stars.

3-Day: Merzouga – Tansikhte – Zagora.

The third-day tour will take you on an adventure through the beautiful landscapes of southern Morocco.
After breakfast, you will continue your road passing through Tansikhte (region of Babel movie scenes slots), enjoy a nice descent towards Zagora and watch the changing landscape that becomes softer and greener while approaching the huge palm grove of southern Morocco.
Admire the dunes of Zagora desert that were caravan passing through. Go for a camel to watch the sunset. Savour traditional dinner in the dunes and spend the night in bivouac at the gates of the desert under the stars.

4-Day: Zagora – Taourirt – Tizi-n-Tanfift – Ouarzazat. (200 km / 4 hours’ drive).

Wake up early to enjoy the sunrise in the dunes from the top of your camel. Savour breakfast before heading back to Ouarzazate for a visit to The Cinema Studios and the famous Kasbah of Taourirt, which is the symbol of the city. This Kasbah is a national heritage; it was built around the middle age of the eighteenth century and belonged to the Pachas Glaoui. Stop for lunch then push on toward Ouarzazate through Tizi-n-Tanfift (Anti Atlas), on the arrival to Ouarzazate, enjoy the sunset views before your dinner served and spend the last night in the Sahara.

5-Day: Ouarzazate – High Atlas – Marrakech.

If you wake up early enough, you can watch the spectacle of the sunrise, when the color of the dunes and the play of shadows are an awesome sight. Then we back in a 4WD vehicle driving along the valley’s Oasis. Discover the orange gardens and have fantastic views over the beautiful Oasis, the surrounding Kasbah and come across the splendid villages of The Atlas Mountains where you have a chance to meet Berber people and have an idea about their life. Continue exploring until we arrive in Marrakech around 07:00 PM, where your tour ends.
(Drop off at your accommodation is included).

This tour can be modified/customized depending on your requirements; budget and we are ready to prepare your own Morocco tour.
If you are interested in this tour! Do not hesitate to contact us for any question or contact us directly to book your tour. Promise, you will not regret it.

Your comfort is our priority.


Additional information

About the activity:

-Private 5-day tour by modern 4WD vehicle.
-Duration 5-day and 4 nights tour.
-Live driver/guide speaking English, French, and Arabic.
-Pick up and drop off service included.
-Departure from your hotel/Riad in Marrakech. If your location is not accessible by car, you will be provided with a meeting point instead.
-Return to the departure point.
-Instant confirmation.
-Please bring comfortable shoes, sunglasses, and camera.


-Private, modern A/C 4WD Vehicle + fuel.
-4-nights in different places
-English/French/Spanish speaking driver during the tour
-Pick up & Drop off at your Marrakech accommodation
-Camel rides each day at sunset and sunrise.
-Dinner and Breakfast are daily included.
-Free time to explore the sites, Breaks for photos. Etc.
-Customized & Flexible stops.
*Entrance fees to monuments, studios, and Kasbahs

What to expect:

-See the impressive mountains.
-Visit the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah.
-Visit the studios where many Films were filmed including Gladiator and The Mummy and so on.
-Sleep in a nomad tent under the stars.
-Free time to explore the monuments, the studios, and the city of Ouarzazat.
-Discover the real Sahara and Draa valley.
-Savour an authentic Moroccan dinner under the Stars.
-Hunt for fossils. This region is rich in fossils and there are several well-known areas to be sure to find a fossil to take home.
-Visit with a semi-nomadic family. With a trusted guide translating, you will be able to understand a bit more about their way of life.
-Listen to Gnawa Music.
-Explore the sand dunes. Sometimes there is not anything better than hopping off into the unknown atop your favourite camel (or 4×4)
-Explore Erg Chebbi, this ruin was once the most important trade post, linking Morocco across the desert with Egypt, Sudan, and Ghana.
-Visit the Berber market of Rissani.


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