⁠5 days from Errachidia to Marrakech via Sahara desert

Embark on a mesmerizing 5-day journey from Errachidia to Marrakech, exploring Morocco’s diverse landscapes. Traverse the Sahara Desert’s golden dunes in Merzouga, experiencing camel rides and stargazing. Discover the rich history and culture of Rissani, Erfoud, and Ouarzazate en route to Marrakech via the stunning Tizi n’Tichka pass. Immerse yourself in Marrakech’s vibrant medinas, bustling souks, and historical sites for an unforgettable cultural experience amidst breathtaking scenery.

Tour criterias

Your Comfort on This Tour


Begin captivating voyages.

Day 1 : Arrival in Errachidia and transfer to Erfoud via ziz valley

The Ziz Valley’s magnificent vistas enhance your 95-kilometer drive from Errachidia, a peaceful city in eastern Morocco, to Erfoud. Errachidia’s tranquility and beauty make it the excellent starting place for your Moroccan tour, revealing the country’s gentle side. After leaving Errachidia, you pass through the stunning Ziz Valley, noted for its lush palm groves and steep, dramatic canyons created over millennia. Each bend offers sweeping views of the oasis and the Ziz River, a critical source of life in this parched area, making this drive through the valley a visual feast of Morocco’s various landscapes. The lush date palm fields and quaint mud-brick settlements of the valley contrast with the arid Atlas Mountains, offering a unique opportunity for photographers and nature lovers. There are various places to stop and admire the beauty and talk to locals to learn about rural Moroccan life. Your goal is Erfoud, the “Gateway to the Sahara Desert.” Erfoud, known for its petrified marble and Sahara excursions, lets you experience desert culture immediately. The town’s lively market and distinctive geology make it an attractive layover before entering the desert. Erfoud is a great place to relax and prepare for the Sahara, and the desert night is the ideal way to finish your first day in Morocco.

Route vers Errachidia
Ziz river

Day 2 - Explore Erfoud, Rissani Visit, and Sahara Desert Experience

The second day of your trip explores Morocco’s desert culture via historical research and an incredible Sahara Desert adventure. Erfoud, known for its petrified marble and entrance to the Sahara Desert, is your morning destination. Visit a fossil workshop to learn about the area’s geology. Many fossilized objects from prehistoric marine life are shown in these studios. Visit Rissani: After Erfoud, visit this historic town. The Alaouite dynasty, which dominates Morocco today, originated in Rissani. You may see the Alaouite Dynasty founder Moulay Ali Cherif’s Mausoleum and wander the souks. With its ksars (fortified settlements) and unique architecture, the town shows traditional Saharan life. Lunch with Traditional Moroccan Berber Pizza: In Rissani, try “Medfouna.” The meat, herbs, and spices in this packed bread are delicious and a hearty introduction to local food. Sunset Camel Ride in the Sahara: Visit Merzouga’s Erg Chebbi dunes in the late afternoon. Camel trekking is a must in Sahara. As the sun sets, the dunes become golden, making for stunning panoramas. A night in a desert tent in the Sahara dunes concludes your day. Enjoy Berber hospitality and a stargazing campfire meal. The campgrounds provide cozy tents with minimal utilities so you can enjoy the desert’s serenity and beauty. This day combines cultural exploration and adventure to reveal Morocco’s Saharan history, customs, and natural beauties. The contrast between historic settlements and the ageless desert scenery is enlightening and fascinating.

Blecos erfoud maroc
Rissani Souk Vegetables

Day 3 : Merzouga to Tafraout Sidi Ali via Ramlia and Ouad Ghris

On Day 3 of your Moroccan vacation, you’ll travel from Merzouga to Tafraout Sidi Ali via Ramlia and Ouad Ghris, revealing Southeast Morocco’s isolated landscapes. Your day begins at Merzouga, where the Saharan vistas have shaped your experience. After a substantial breakfast, leave Erg Chebbi’s stunning dunes, where you’ve seen stunning sunrises and peaceful desert evenings. Ramlia, an isolated desert community that looks stuck in time, is where the quest begins. Drive to Ramlia and see the desert’s natural splendor with its enormous expanse of golden sands and ever-changing light and shade. Life survives in Ramlia’s severe desert circumstances, and you may visit local nomadic populations and learn about their lifestyle. From Ramlia, you’ll travel Southeast Morocco’s biggest dry river, Ouad Ghris. This natural marvel shows desert life’s incredible adaption. Driving down the riverbank, you’ll see scattered greenery and nomadic villages that depend on its seasonal streams. Your day ends in Tafraout Sidi Ali, a peaceful oasis in the desert. The Berber culture and beautiful sceneries of this Errachidia Province community are famous. You may relax and enjoy desert life while meeting locals and enjoying their hospitality. The night in Tafraout Sidi Ali lets you escape the modern world and enjoy the Moroccan desert, marking another unique chapter in your Moroccan experience.

Gold in the Sahara Desert
Reverse side of Sahara desert

Day 4 : Tafraout Sidi Ali to Boumalen Dades via Todra Valley and Todra Gorges

On Day 4 of your Moroccan vacation, you’ll travel from Tafraout Sidi Ali to Boumalen Dades via the gorgeous Todra Valley and spectacular Todra Gorges, a visual feast and a deeper connection to Morocco’s natural beauty. Your day starts at Tafraout Sidi Ali, a peaceful desert hamlet with Berber culture and stunning scenery. After a delicious breakfast, you’ll leave the desert’s tranquility and head to Boumalen Dades. You’ll pass palm plantations and High Atlas Mountain cliffs in the Todra Valley. The valley is known for its lush oasis, a contrast to the Sahara Desert. Farmers and date palm planters live in traditional communities in this lush area. A picturesque trip across the valley shows Morocco’s agricultural history. The Todra Gorges, a geological wonder where the Todra River excavated a deep tunnel through the mountains, producing narrow, towering cliffs on each side, will be the highlight of your day. This is a photographer’s heaven and a great place to wander to enjoy the scenery. Boumalen Dades, a town on the Dades River with stunning scenery, including the Dades Gorges, is your destination. The “Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs” is named for its many historic fortified structures. As the day winds down, Boumalen Dades offers a peaceful place to unwind, have a typical Moroccan supper, and contemplate the day’s natural beauty. Boumalen Dades is a great place to stop and recharge before continuing your Moroccan tour.

BoumalenDades Nature
Patte de singes Gorges du Dades

Day 5: Boumalen dades to Marrakech via Ait BenHaddou

On Day 5 of your Moroccan vacation, you’ll travel from Boumalen Dades to Marrakech, passing via the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait BenHaddou and the High Atlas Mountains. Your day starts at Boumalen Dades, a beautiful village on the Dades River noted for its stunning scenery, especially the Dades Gorges. After a delicious breakfast, you leave the beautiful surroundings and go on an adventure. Ait BenHaddou, a medieval ksar (fortified town) known for its well-preserved architecture, is your first destination. Morocco’s rich past is reflected in this mud and straw hamlet. You may explore the meandering alleyways, historic kasbahs, and this amazing site’s history. Traveling over the High Atlas Mountains via the twisting Tizi n’Tichka pass gives stunning views of the harsh environment. Ascending to 2,260 meters offers stunning views of snow-capped peaks and green lowlands. Traveling across the High Atlas Mountains shows Morocco’s incredible variety, from desert to valleys to mountains. You may visit mountaintop Berber communities to learn about native life. Marrakech, a cultural and historical city with busy medinas, colorful souks, and renowned buildings, awaits you as you descend from the highlands. Your trip across Morocco’s different landscapes ends in Marrakech, a perfect combination of natural beauty, historical immersion, and cultural inquiry. Marrakech is the perfect place to end your trip with urban Moroccan life.

Aventure on way of Dades
Jemaa el-Fna Marrakech Morocco
Similar tours

Discover more with similar experiences

8 days from Casablanca to Marrakech via Sahara desert
7 day Morocco trip from Errachidia to Marrakech via desert and Essaouira
9 Days Morocco Trip From Marrakech to Casablanca
15 days Morocco trip from Casablanca to Marrakech
Scroll to Top

Craft your dream Moroccan adventure:

Choose from diverse tours or let us tailor one just for you.
Connect with our travel experts on WhatsApp for real-time assistance and exclusive deals, or email us your preferences for a custom itinerary crafted just for you.