6 days Marrakech desert tour
This 6 days Marrakech desert tour will take you from Marrakech to the Desert of Zagora and Merzouga and the Draa Valley, allowing you to explore the Great Eastern South of Morocco and its magnificent Kasbahs, as well as the most fascinating regions of the Moroccan desert. In addition to the Kasbah Ben Haddou and Ouarzazate’s film facilities, visit the gorges of Dades and Toudra and spend the night in a desert camp under a Berber tent.
Day 1: Marrakech via Telouet to Ouarzazate:
The first day of our 6 days Marrakech desert tour starts at 8 a.m., we begin our Telouete automobile excursion across the high Atlas peak Tizi-N-Tichka, which rises to 2,260 meters.
We will eat lunch in another Kasbah in the same neighborhood named Pacha Glaoui
In the afternoon, we follow the trail that follows Ait Ben Haddou, Ounila through the valley with its Berber towns, and on to Ouarzazate. Dinner and an overnight stay at a hotel are included.
Day 2: Ouarzazate via Draa valley to Zagora:
Following breakfast, head towards Agdez through the anti-Atlas at 1660 meters in height. We will continue our journey and arrive at Zagora via the Draa valley. We will pass through numerous Berber villages on our journey to Zagora. After lunch, continue to Tamgroute to explore the historic Koranic library, the kasbah underground, and pottery manufacture. Eventually, we return to Zagora village for dinner and the night.
Day 3: Zagora via Tazarine – Alnif – Rissani to Merzouga:
Following breakfast, we embark for Merzouga, returning through the Draa Valley to join a route that leads to the villages of Taftechna and Ait Ouaazique with repeaters recorders, as well as the Berber settlement of Tazarine and Alnif, where we will have lunch. Following lunch, we continue on to the spectacular Merzouga dunes (Erg Chebbi) through Rissani.
Afterward, we’ll switch to camels as our mode of transportation. They will be taken on a sunset camel ride across the dunes. Tonight, we’ll eat and sleep in a typical nomadic bivouac in the center of the dunes, under hundreds of stars and moonlight.
Day 4: Merzouga – Nomads Families – Khamliya Village – 4x4 Erg Chebbi :
If you get up early, you will get the finest sunrise of your life. Bring your camel back to the hotel for breakfast and a shower. We’ll visit Possibility Lake, which has an abundance of birds. Next, we’ll go to Khamlia to see the music and culture of the Gnaoua, descendants of slaves brought to Morocco from Mali, Mauritania, Guinea, and Ghana. We circle the Erg Chebbi sand dunes and explore the gloomy Hamada desert in the afternoon, meeting nomads and learning about nomadic life over mint tea. Overnight stay at a hotel.
Day 5: Merzouga – Rissani Market – Erfoud – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorges:
After breakfast, we drove to Erfoud/fossil town. There are kiosks selling crystals, semi-precious stones, and fossils. Pay a visit to Usine de Marmara. We exit Ewe through Todra Gorge, a narrow route flanked by 300m (985ft) cliffs on each side. Mountaineers recognize these spectacular rocks in southern Morocco. We’ll visit the Dades Valley after lunch to see “monkey toes” and mud Kasbahs. In the Dades Valley, stay in a riad or hotel.
Day 6 Dades Gorges –Ouarzazate – Marrakech:
On the final day of our 6-day desert vacation from Marrakech to Merzouga, we will travel back from Dades Gorges to Marrakech through the High Atlas Mountains and the Tizi-N-Tichka Pass. Along the trip, we will be treated to breathtaking sights and landscapes. When we arrive in Marrakech, the driver will drop you off at your hotel, where the tour of 6 days Marrakech desert tour Ends.
Going into the Sahara Desert was a truly amazing experience! Riding camels into the desert and seeing the sand dunes is something that I will never forget! When we reached camp, Hassan was there to great us and poured us a cup of tea and brought us some snacks. We had a lot of great conversation with him but were unable to set him up with one of our daughters 😉 The camp was clean with a comfortable bed and a full bathroom!!! Very luxurious!!! The next morning, we had breakfast and then we rode ATVs in the dessert which was an indescribably fun experience. We never had to worry about our luggage, it was waiting for us in our tents when we got to the camp, and it was waiting for us at the van when we rode the ATVs out of the desert. Hassan and his team made this vacation 100% stress free and fun!
The only thing that I wish we would have done differently is I would have spent an extra night or two in the desert instead of just one.
Thanks for the great memories!!!
Dreams Tours!!! We couldn't
expect anything better. We came
across one of the posts of the
camp while looking for things to do
in Morocco. We contacted Hassan
with some questions and here he
offered to plan our whole trip from
picking us up from the airport to
dropping us off. Best decision we
could have made. Our driver Abdul
was amazing. Kept us safe, very
knowledgeable, helped arranged
the best tour guides, and very
responsive to our needs. Big thank
you to Abdul!!!
Our time in the Sahara Desert was
the best experience, we will never
forget thanks to Hassan! After our
camel ride to the camp he
personally greeted us with mint
tea and snacks. During our dinner
he sat with us at the table. We
loved that personal touch. He
made us feel at home. We wished
that we had another night at the
camp so that we could have more
Historically we never go back to
the same place twice, but this is
definitely an experience we would
Good To Know:
Before You Travel:
You have the option between standard and superior accommodations.
The 6 days Marrakech desert tour begins at 8:00 a.m., and you will be picked up from your Marrakech hotel. Please contact us if you would like us to come pick you up from a particular location (airport, bus/train station, etc.).
- From mid-November to the start of March, the weather is chilly at night and mild during the day (Day26°C/Night0°C).
- During the summer (from mid-June to mid-September), both the daytime and nighttime temperatures are warm (Day45°C/Night30°C).
- For the remainder of the year, daytime and nighttime temperatures are nearly identical (between 24 and 30 degrees Celsius).