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5 Days Morocco Itinerary from Marrakech

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5 days 4 nights

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Overview

Ah Morocco … where to start 5 Days Morocco itinerary?

Between its colorful cities, its dream landscapes, its architecture worthy of the Thousand and One Nights, its desert and its fascinating history, you will have plenty to do. The most difficult will be to organize your itinerary to Morocco in advance and especially to choose your stops.

You will also be spoiled for choices in terms of activities… We think for example of quads, camel excursions, hammams, sunrises in the heart of the desert and much more. Do not panic, we will help you see more clearly!

Ah yes, we have organized hundreds of trips in Morocco and we know exactly what travelers are looking for.

In this article, we will share with you the magic 5 days Morocco itinerary that starts in Marrakech. The journey will take you to the heart of the desert where you can spend an unforgettable night… Let’s go!

What to see in 5 Days Morocco Itinerary?

In this journey you will enjoy the Sahara Desert, you will visit the fortified site of Ait Ben Haddou, and cinema studio of Ouarzazate. You will ride a camel, and you will stay in a camp for one night. Your travel journey will be beautiful and exciting.

  • Day 1: Marrakech – Aït Benhaddou – Ouarzazate
    Day 2: Ouarzazate – Dades Gorges – Todgha Gorges
    Day 3: Tinghir – Tinjdad – Merzouga
    Day 4: Merzouga – Alnif – Tazarine – Tamgrout – Zagora
    Day 5: Zagora – Tamnougalt – Marrakech
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Meet local people and discover the authenticity of Morocco
  • Discover the treasures of the desert
  • Ride camels and camp in the Desert of Merzouga
  • Explore exotic markets and souks of Morocco

Itinerary

Day 1: Marrakech - Aït Benhaddou - Ouarzazate
Day 1: Marrakech - Aït Benhaddou - Ouarzazate

Departure from Marrakech at 8:00 am towards Ouarzazate, a former garrison town. We Ascend the Tizi N’Tichka pass which culminates in 2260m. You will see from the up of the mountains many Berber villages merging with the hillsides, one of the most beautiful roads in Morocco.

Stops will occur on interesting spots on the valleys and at the top of the pass. Detour to Telouet for a visit to the kasbah then track from the Ounila valley to Tamdakht.

Stop for lunch and visit the Kasbah of Aït Benhaddou, a fortified site classified as World Heritage by UNESCO. 
Stop for a visit to the Kasbah of Taourirt, former residence of the powerful Pasha of the region, Thami Laglaoui.

Also, stop at the film studios where many Hollywood movies have been shot. Dinner and overnight in a hotel.

Day 2: Ouarzazate - Dades Gorges - Todgha Gorges
Day 2: Ouarzazate - Dades Gorges - Todgha Gorges

After a lively night in Ouarzazate, you travel to Dades Georges via Skoura where you can see the immense palm grove. You take the ride towards the Valley of Roses and a thousand Kasbahs, Kelâa M ’Gouna first, the capital of the Rose, then the village of Bou Thrarar.

Then you continue your itinerary via Aït Youl desert to Dades gorges and its famous monkey fingers.

Later, you walk in the gorges and return to Boumalne Dades. You spend your night near Boumaln Dades.

Overnight at your traditional hotel.

Get ready to continue your 5 days Morocco itinerary from Marrakech.

Day 3: Tinghir - Tinjdad - Merzouga
Day 3: Tinghir - Tinjdad - Merzouga

You walk in the palm grove and Todghra Gorges, extraordinary 300m high cliffs and impressive canyons of ocher and red ground. After, you continue your itinerary to Erfoud.


Stop a few kilometers before Tinjdad for the visit of the El Khorbat ksar and the oasis museum. Then we continue to the Tafilalet valley by the pre-Saharan Oases to Merzouga (Erg Chebbi).

After a short break, you ride camels that take you to nowhere in the desert. Along the way, you will witness the most beautiful sunset when the shadows of the sun touch the golden sands of Erg Chebbi.

Dinner and overnight at your bivouac. After the dinner is served, you dance and sing under the starry sky.

Your journey ends here, but your 5 days exciting Morocco itinerary will continue.

Day 4: Merzouga - Alnif - Tazarine - Tamgrout - Zagora
Day 4: Merzouga - Alnif - Tazarine - Tamgrout - Zagora

In this day, you wake up early to watch the sunset. Then, After having your breakfast in your camp, you ride camels again to the village of Merzouga where you meet your driver.

Then, you continue your itinerary to Rissani, the cradle of the Alaouite dynasty which is currently in power.

Later, you continue towards N’Kob via the pre-Saharan plateaus and their vast areas of acacia trees. In Tazarine, you cross jbel tizi n’Tafilalt which leads to the national road a few kilometers after Zagora.

Dinner and overnight in the Kasbah or a bivouac in Nekhla.

Day 5: Zagora - Tamnougalt - Marrakech
Day 5: Zagora - Tamnougalt - Marrakech

After breakfast, you cross the Drâa valley, the 1st region producing henna and dates, over several tens of kilometers. You will admire superb oases studded with adobe villages and traditional Berber architecture.

You stop at Tamnougalte for an overview of its ksar and its exceptional kasbah enclosed in the palm grove of Mezguita.

After a site visit, you return quietly first through the Tizi Tiniffift pass to the lunar landscapes and finally the Tizi n’Tichka. 

Arrival in Marrakech at the end of the afternoon, at sunset.

Included/Excluded

  • Fuel/parking
  • Hotels and Accommodation with breakfast
  • Local guides
  • Multilingual driver/guide
  • Pick up and drop off from Airport/Hotel/Riad
  • Transportation in comfortable air-conditioned 4×4/minibus vehicle
  • 2 dinners in the desert
  • Entrance tickets to monuments and museums
  • Flight tickets
  • Lunches & dinners unless expressed
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips to guide and driver

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Marrakech, Morocco

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