8 DAYS TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO MERZOUGA DESERT

Brief Itinerary

*Get the views of Tizi n Tichka  pass on this Marrakech Desert Tours via Merzouga

*Visit of Ait Benhaddou village and kasbah

*Explore Dades and Todra gorges with optional trek (if time allows)
*Explore Sahara desert in Merzouga
*Enjoy camel trekking in Sahara desert
* Visit Erfoud and Rissani
DAY 1 : ARRIVE TO MARRAKECH TRANSFER TO YOUR RIAD

From the airport of marrakech, you will start your Marrakech Desert Tours via Merzouga.Our driver will be waiting for you to transfer you to your Accommodation.

DAY 2 : MARRAKECH SIGHTSEEING

On the next day of Marrakech Desert Tours via Merzouga, you will explore Marrakech. This day is dedicated to the most important historical sites. First, visit the Majorelle Gardens constructed on the french style, and contains botanical gardens of all the exotic plants. Next visit the Bahia palace and Saadian tombs, which reflects the Moroccan heritage. After lunch, discover the Koutoubia Mosque, the biggest one in Marrakech. Next to it, you will find the most vivid square in The city Jamaa El Fnaa, stroll in the souks and explore the place as you please. In the late afternoon, you will be amazed by the bustle of the place and the most exotic activities, such as, charmers, strory tellers, fire players and snake specialists.

DAY 3 : MARRAKECH – AIT BEN HADDOU KASBAH – OUARZAZETTE – DADES VALLEY

Early morning we will pick you from your hotel in Marrakech to start our journey towards the Sahara desert. First, we will pass through the atlas Mountains known as Tizi N´Tichka pass, the highest one in Morocco. During the road we will stop to see some panoramic views and take some souvenirs. Then, we will continue our Marrakech Desert Tours via Merzouga, to discover the largest kasbah in Morocco Ait Ben Haddou. You will be amazed by the mud buildingd wich look like a castle. The Kasbah is proclaimed by the World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Furthermore, many famous Hollywood movies were shot there like﹕ Gadiator and the Mummy, The Jewel of the Nile. Afterr lunch in the Kasbah, you will enjoy your journey discovering new things at any stop we make. Arriving to the Kasbah of Taourirt, in Ouarzazate, known as the Moroccan Hollywood. Then, we will pass by Kelaa des M’Gouna, the natural rose valley known for its annual festival, especially, in May. Finally, we will arrive to the Dades gorges, where you will dine and spend the night in one of the local hotels.

DAY 4 : DADES VALLEY – TODRA GORGES -MERZOUGA

Today we are going to Merzouga desert which contains the largest and biggest dunes in north Africa. During the trip, we will pass through may oases areas like Tinjdad oasis. After that, we will pass by berber villages, such as, Touroug and Mellab, where we will have lunch in one of the local-elegant restaurant. Before arriving to Merzouga village, we will pass by the oasis palm grove known as Tafilalet. Plus, mant other other villages like Black Hamada. Upon arrival to Merzouga, you will be  transferred to a traditional riad, where you will have dinner and spend the night.

DAY 5 : MERZOUGA –ERG CHEBBI AND CAMEL TREKKING :

Next morning, you will explore the Moroccan desert and visit local people in their nomadic tents. Then, we will visit Khamlia village, which is known for its rituals of Gnawa music, and the people there are originated from the Sudan. Then, we will go to the desert, in which you will discover the traditional way of life in the desert. People who live in nomadic berber tents, furthermore, you will enjoy with them a special berber pizza meal called Medfouna. Later, you will visit Rissani, a fortified place surrounded by 360 castles. They also have a traditional open market for selling products, if you like we can help you to buy some artisanal products so as to save them as souvenirs. In the afternoon, we will drive back to Merzouga, we will ride our camels for an 1h to the heart of the desert, reaching the high dune of Erg-chebbi to watch the spectacular sunset. Finally, we will ride back the camels with our experienced camel man. Dinner will be in berber tents in the desert, in addition you will spend the night there under the magical sky.

DAY 6 : MERZOUGA – DRAA VALLEY –OUARZAZATE

Next day, you will wake up a little bit early for an opportunity of climbing the sand dunes, and watching the best sunrise that reflects its rays in the sand making beautiful colors. Then, you will trek back to the hotel in Merzouga for a refreshing shower and delicious Moroccan breakfast. Then, we will continue to Ouarzazate passing Alnif and Tazzarine to the unique Daara valley, where you will see narrow and deep canyons. Overnight and dinner will be in a traditional riad in Ouarzazate.

DAY 7 : OUARZAZETTE – HIGH ATLAS MOUNTAIN -MARRAKECH.Next day after breakfast, we will drive to Marrakech, but before we will stroll in Ouarzazate discovering the film studio and kasbah. Then, we will pass through the high atlas mountains to Marrakech.

DAY 8 : TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT

This is the last day of Marrakech Desert Tours via Merzouga, in which your driver will transport you to the airport in Marrakech.

Tour Included of Marrakech Desert Tours via Merzouga

*Pick up and drop off from your hotel

*Transport in comfortable air conditioned 4×4 vehicle

*Experienced English speaking driver / guide
*Camel trek to reach the desert camp (1 camel per person)
*Accommodation in hotel / riad / desert camp in desert tents
*1 Night in the Sahara desert dunes with dinner and breakfast

Not included﹕

*Drinks and lunches

*Plane ticket to and from Morocco

*Tips and what’s not mentioned