6 Days Marrakech Desert Tours

DEPARTURE LOCATION : Your Hotel / Riad in Marrakech

ARRIVAL : Your Hotel / Riad in Marrakech

What's included in the 6 Days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert :

  • Private A/C Vehicle + fuel
  • Camel Trekking
  • Accommodations with Dinner and Breakfast included
  • English/French/Spanish speaking driver

What's Not included in the 6 Days Trip from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert:

  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch meals & Drink
  • Tips & gratuities
 

DESCRIPTION

Embark on the ultimate 6 days Desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, a journey that encapsulates the very essence of Moroccan adventures. Explore the iconic Ait Ben Haddou kasbah, traverse through Agdez and Draa valley, experience the awe-inspiring Merzouga Sahara desert, marvel at the Todra Gorges, immerse in the rugged beauty of Dades Gorges, and finally, conclude your remarkable journey in Marrakech.

  1. Marrakech: Start your adventure in this bustling city.
  2. High Atlas: Drive through majestic mountain scenery.
  3. Ait Ben Haddou: Visit the UNESCO-listed historic ksar.
  4. Skoura: Discover palm groves and kasbahs.
  5. Todra Gorge: Hike in a stunning canyon.
  6. Dades Valley: Marvel at unique rock formations.
  7. Erfoud: Explore fossil-rich terrain.
  8. Merzouga: Reach the Sahara Desert.
  9. Erg Chebbi: Ride camels in massive sand dunes.
  10. Desert Camping: Spend nights under desert stars.

The Best 6 Days Marrakech Desert Trip Details:

DAY 1

Marrakech – Atlas Mountains – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate

On the first day of your 6-day Morocco tour, your journey begins with an 8:00 AM departure from Marrakech. You’ll head towards Ouarzazate, crossing the Atlas Mountains via the spectacular Tizi n’Tichka pass, which reaches an elevation of 2,260 meters. Shortly after descending from the Atlas Mountains, you’ll take a detour to explore the historic Kasbah of the Pacha Glaoui in Telouet, passing through picturesque Berber villages along the way.

Your next destination is the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, an incredible fortified city with a history spanning over 800 years. This remarkable site has been the backdrop for many renowned movies such as Gladiator and the Kingdom of Heaven. After your visit to Ait Ben Haddou, you’ll continue to Ouarzazate, where you have the opportunity to explore the movie studios.

As this marks the first day of your 6-day Sahara Trips From Marrakech, you’ll enjoy dinner and spend the night at a hotel in Ouarzazate.

DAY 2

Ouarzazate – Agdez – Draa Valley – Tazarine – Gorges of Mharech

After enjoying breakfast and visiting the Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate, your journey continues as you head towards Zagora on one of the thrilling 6-day Marrakech desert tours. You’ll traverse the picturesque Anti Atlas Mountains, crossing the Tizi n Tinifift pass at an altitude of 1,600 meters.

Descending into the enchanting Draa Valley along a rugged track, you’ll have the opportunity to witness the beauty of various Berber villages and kasbahs nestled in this region. Passing through the towns of N’kob, Tarazine, and Alnif, you’ll then embark on another off-road track that leads you through remote settlements until you arrive at the stunning Gorges of Mharech. Many of these sections are known to be part of the Dakar Rally route.

As your day’s journey unfolds, you’ll finally reach your destination for the night. You will have dinner and spend the night in a Riad in this charming region

DAY 3
Mharech – Oasis Ramlia – Ouzina dunes – Merzouga

Continuing on the Dakar Rally track, amidst the captivating scenery of remote villages, isolated wadis (dry riverbeds), and unique epiphytic plants, you’ll journey through the enchanting landscape towards the mesmerizing dunes of Ouzina during your 6-day Marrakech desert tour. This route offers glimpses of lush oases and the rugged beauty of the desert.

As you traverse this terrain, you’ll have the chance to visit Berber villages, immersing yourself in the rich local culture and traditions.

Next, your adventure leads you towards Erg Chebbi, home to Morocco’s tallest dunes. A highlight of your journey awaits as you indulge in a special Berber family-hosted lunch featuring traditional Berber pizza. Upon reaching Merzouga, situated near the towering dunes of Erg Chebbi, anticipation mounts for the desert experience ahead.

At your hotel in Merzouga, you can securely store any belongings not needed for your desert excursion. The thrill builds as you await the arrival of dromedaries (camels), your mode of transport into the heart of the desert. With the sun setting on the horizon, you’ll embark on an unforgettable camel trek, ultimately arriving at a desert camp nestled amidst the towering dunes of Erg Chebbi.

Here, in the tranquil embrace of the Sahara Desert, you’ll spend the night in traditional al Khaimah tents. Under the vast expanse of the starlit sky, you’ll savor a delightful dinner, immersing yourself in the magic of the desert ambiance.

DAY 4

Merzouga – Off-road desert tour– Visit the nomads – Merzouga

On this unforgettable day of your 6-day Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour, you’ll once again rise before dawn to witness the enchanting sunrise over the Sahara Desert, a highlight of your immersive journey. After experiencing this magical moment, you’ll return to your accommodation for breakfast and a refreshing shower, preparing for another day filled with exploration and adventure.

The day’s adventure takes you on a fascinating exploration of the Erg Chebbi, an expansive sand desert that includes Morocco’s imposing Great Dune, rising to more than 250 meters in height. You’ll follow tracks that were once part of the iconic Paris-Dakar Rally route, with the rugged mountains along the Algerian border providing a dramatic backdrop to your journey.

Your 6-Day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga will include stops at notable points of interest, starting with the oasis of Tissardmin, where you’ll marvel at the lush greenery amidst the desert expanse. You’ll continue to a settlement where nomads will graciously share some of the secrets of their life and customs with you, offering a unique insight into Berber culture and heritage.

There will be another stop at a panoramic viewpoint, offering visitors a chance to take in the breathtaking expanse of the Erg Chebbi as a whole, capturing memories through your lens and immersing yourself in the vastness of the desert landscape.

Your exploration will also lead you to Khamlia, a village originally inhabited by people from Mali. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to unwind with a cup of tea while enjoying a delightful small concert of Gnawa music, a soulful experience that resonates with the rhythms of the desert.

Returning to your lodge, you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch, savoring the flavors of traditional Moroccan cuisine infused with local spices and culinary traditions. The afternoon will be free for you to climb the dunes and witness a romantic desert sunset, painting the sky with hues of orange and gold as the day transitions into twilight.

In the evening, you’ll be treated to a captivating Berber spectacle featuring traditional reels, providing a rich cultural experience filled with music, dance, and storytelling. The day concludes with a sumptuous dinner served under the canopy of stars, creating memories to last a lifetime amidst the serene beauty of the desert landscape.

DAY 5
Merzouga – Rissani – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley

On this leg of your 6-day Marrakech to desert tour Excursion, prepare for one of the most extensive rides as you venture towards Rissani, an illustrious historical city revered as the birthplace of the Alawite dynasty and the inaugural imperial city of Morocco. Your path will lead you through Erfoud, renowned for its wealth of black stone and marine fossils. For enthusiasts, there’s an enticing option to pause at a fossil factory, delving into the mysteries of these extraordinary geological specimens.

Continuing your odyssey, you’ll be greeted by the splendor of the Palmeral of Tafilalet, an enchanting palm oasis that beckons exploration.

The next highlight of your journey unfolds at the Todra Gorge, where a captivating 30-minute stroll unveils the awe-inspiring grandeur of this natural marvel, carved by the forces of time and water.

As dusk approaches, your day draws to a close in the serene embrace of the Dades Valley. Here, amidst the rugged beauty of the landscape, you’ll find respite at a charming hotel. Indulge in a delectable dinner, sampling the rich flavors of Moroccan cuisine, before retiring for a restful overnight stay, rejuvenated by the day’s adventures and ready for the next chapter of your desert expedition.

DAY 6
Dades Valley – Roses Valley – Skoura – Marrakech

Leaving the picturesque Dades Valley behind, you’ll continue your journey along the famed ‘Thousand Kasbahs’ route. This scenic route will lead you through the stunning Valley of the Roses, known for its fragrant rose gardens, and eventually, you’ll arrive at the lush palm grove of Skoura, where the kasbahs are some of the most famous in the region.

From Skoura, you’ll start your return journey to Marrakech, completing your 6-day adventure from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert. You’ll arrive back at your accommodation in Marrakech, marking the end of this memorable journey filled with diverse landscapes, cultural encounters, and unforgettable experiences.

Here are some tips for your 6-day Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour:

  1. Pack Light: Opt for packing light and carrying only essentials to enhance mobility during camel treks and desert walks.

  2. Comfortable Clothing: Choose breathable, comfortable attire suitable for both warm days and cool desert nights, and consider layering for temperature variations.

  3. Sun Protection: Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats to shield against the sun’s intense rays during daytime activities.

  4. Hydration: Stay hydrated throughout the journey by carrying a refillable water bottle and drinking plenty of water, especially in the desert climate.

  5. Footwear: Wear sturdy, comfortable walking shoes or boots that provide traction for exploring desert terrain and climbing sand dunes.

  6. Camera Gear: Capture the mesmerizing desert landscapes by bringing cameras or smartphones with ample storage space for photos and videos.

  7. Respect Local Customs: Show respect for local customs and traditions, especially when interacting with Berber communities and visiting sacred sites.

  8. Travel Insurance: Ensure peace of mind by obtaining travel insurance that covers unforeseen circumstances or emergencies during the trip.

  9. Openness to Experience: Embrace the unique cultural experiences and natural beauty of the desert with an open mind and heart.

  10. Relax and Enjoy: Above all, relax, immerse yourself in the journey, and savor every moment of your 6-day adventure from Marrakech to Merzouga. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience filled with unforgettable memories.

Our goal is to ensure that each day of your journey is filled with amazing experiences for you and your travel companions. Your satisfaction and enjoyment are paramount, and we strive to make every moment of your trip memorable and unforgettable. Thank you for choosing to explore Morocco with us, and we hope the memories you’ve created will last a lifetime.