5-day trip from Marrakech to Merzouga desert, a unique tour that takes you on an adventure to the Erg Chebbi dunes and the Atlas mountain’s best places. Enjoy a cooking class with a local Berber Family, spend a night in a luxury desert camp, and walk by the lakes of Tislit and Isli. Enjoy kayaking in Bin El Ouidan and explore the Ouzoud waterfalls with a professional driver/guide.

  • Departure: Marrakech
  • Arrival: Marrakech
  • Duration: 5 days/4nights
  • Type: Sahara desert and the Atlas Mountains tour

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Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour – 5 days

Vacations are meant to be enjoyed and we believe in this line by our hearts. Therefore, we have compiled the joys in our itineraries. Expand your heart and soul with our Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour. In addition to the Sahara experience, we offer an overnight in Imlchil where you can explore the beautiful lakes of Tislit and Isli along with the warmth of the Amazigh people, fertile valleys with amazing landscapes. Emerge yourself in Morocco’s landscapes and cultural beauty while exploring different parts of the Atlas Mountains, Bin Elouidan Lake, and Ouzoud waterfalls.

Combining exploration, learning, and activities on the Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour makes it the best 5-day trip from Marrakech exceptional. Make Camel riding in the Sahara, camping at the Erg Chebbi desert, or taking a boat tour in ben Elouidan.

  • Departure: Marrakech
  • Arrival: Marrakech
  • Duration: 5 days/4nights
  • Type: Sahara desert and the Atlas Mountains tour

Itinerary overview: Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour 

Day 1: Travel from Marrakech to Nkob Via the Atlas mountains

Nkob Village

  • Pick up from your Riad/hotel by our driver
  • Drive crossing the High Atlas Mountains
  • Stop in Ait Ben Haddo UNESCO site
  • Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant in Ait Ben Haddou or Ouarzazate
  • Explore the highlights of Ouarzazate
  • Drive south crossing the Anti-Atlas Mountains to Nkob Village
  • Enjoy a short walk in Nkob ( the home for 45 Kasbahs)
  • Overnight in a Kasbah/Hotel


Day 2: Travel from N’kob village to Merzouga Sahara desert

Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour

  • Breakfast in Your Hotel/Kasbah
  • Cooking Class with local family in Nkob Village
  • 2 PM start to drive to Merzouga Sahara desert
  • Enjoy Panoramic pictures in the dry landscape of Jbel Saghro
  • 5 PM camel riding for 1 hour in the Erg Chebbi dunes
  • Enjoy Dinner 
  • Enjoy some drumming around the fire
  • Overnight in a luxury desert camp

Day 3: Merzouga to Imilchil

Imilchil beauty

  • Have breakfast at the luxury desert camp
  • Drive to the Gorges to Todgha
  • Explore the Gorges
  • Drive through the Atlas Mountain villages to Imilchil
  • Check-in at the hotel/guest house
  • Drive to Tislit and Isli Lake and have an amazing time
  • Enjoy the sunset by the lakes ( optional)
  • Drive by the hotel guest house in Imilchil


Day 4: Drive from Imilchil to Bin El Ouidan Lake

Moroccan lakes tour

  • Have Breakfast at your hotel/Guesthouse
  • Have a walk by Tisli Lake
  • Drive through the remote Berber villages and Forest to Bin El Ouidan
  • Stop in Waouizaght for lunch
  • Check-in at the hotel
  • Enjoy the beautiful landscape of Bin El Ouidan Lake
  • Kayaking opportunities in the Lake ( optional)


Day 5: Travel from Bin El Ouidan to Marrakech with a stop to explore Ouzoud Waterfalls

  • Have breakfast
  • Spend quality time in your hotel by the Bin El Ouidan Lake
  • Optional for hiking around for 2 hours
  • Drive to Ouzoud Waterfalls
  • Hike with your local guide for 2 hours 
  • Enjoy a Tagine in one of the local restaurants with a view towards the falls
  • Drive to Marrakech



What’s included in the Marrakech to Merzouga tour:

  • Comfortable tourist car
  • English speaking driver
  • 4 nights accommodation ( Kasbah/ desert camp/ guest house)
  • 4 Breakfast + 1 lunch + 4 dinners
  • Camel riding in the Sahara
  • Pick up and drop off at your Hotel/Riad
  • Walks and site exploration during this desert tour

What’s not included in the Marrakech to Merzouga tour:

  • Lunches ( Except the one in Nkob cooking class)
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Accommodation in Marrakech ( Upon request) 

To know more about the Marrakech to Merzouga tour:

This tour is designed for people who love nature and discovery, We give opportunities to meet locals through our cooking class in Nkob and the guest houses we choose during this tour. This is a private Morocco tour that allows you to explore a big part of the Atlas mountains, you will visit the legendary lakes of Tizlit and Isli, but also Bin El Ouidan Lake with optional kayaking activity.

Our driver will provide you with the best walks in the valleys and villages as well as a translator whenever you need one during your interaction with locals. We don’t only provide you with a person who is an expert in Drive, but also a nature lover and a guide who will help you with your everyday journey. 

Before you book the tour we will provide you with full details of the tour including the name of the hotels, the optional activities, the price and for Marrakech to Merzouga desert which varies from one season to another as well as the number of people participating.




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