7 Days tour from Marrakech – Desert trails
7 days tour from Marrakech to Sahara desert, through the High Atlas mountains via Ouarzazate. Kasbah of ait Benhaddou, Ouarzazate “the Hollywood of Africa” and stop for pictures next largest studio in Africa “Atlas studios”, Roses Valley, Dades valley. overnight in the Dades gorge, down to Merzouga desert, Camel trekking. overnight in the Berber tents in the middle of the dunes, we will take the road of rally-Dakar to M’harech gorges, spend the night in a Hotel under a starry sky. Afterward, we continue our way to Ouarzazate via Alnif, Tazarine, Dra Valley, and Ouarzazate.
Day 1: Arrival at Marrakech – Transfert to the hotel
Our driver will pick you up at the airport and you’ll have the day to relax while exploring the main square Jemaa el Fnaa and the souks.
Day 2: Full day to visit Marrakech
Today will have an optional private Guided Tour of Marrakech, with an official guide, you will see the famous Mosque of Koutoubia, the Medina, and its souks, and explore some more of Marrakech’s secrets: Ali Ben Youssef Koranic school, the Saadian the Bahia Palace and Majorelle Gardens, a night at a Riad in the Medina.
Day 3: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou kasbah – Ouarzazate – Dades valley
After breakfast in your Riad, departure via Dades valley over Tizi-n-Tichka passing by the col 2260m while enjoying some attractive views of the High Atlas Mountains, also the Berber villages. After lunch, then continue the road to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the exotic Kasbah of Aït Benhaddou. Before Arrival at Ouarzazate, you can visit the Atlas studios which host the largest movie studios in the world, such as Lawrence of Arabia, game of thrones, The Mummy, Gladiator … we will pass through the Valley of roses in Kelaat M’Gouna famous for its annual festival of roses. and continue to Dades Valley where you will spend the night.
Day 4: Dades valley – Todra gorges – Merzouga desert
After breakfast, we will be heading towards Erg Chebbi dunes. Berber villages are distributed alongside the way, crossing through Todra Gorges, Tenghir, Tinjdad, and Erfoud in which we’ll feel the beginning of the desert oasis of Tafilalet. Then, we continue driving to Merzouga desert, after relaxing for a few minutes, you will ride the camels on an adventure crossing the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. This is a golden opportunity to take great pictures of the sunset and sunrise. Spend the night in a desert camp, with drumming music in the middle of the Sahara desert.
Day 5: Merzouga desert – Khamlia – Ouzina dunes – M’harech gorge
After seeing the sunrise and after breakfast in the camp, you go back on the camels to Merzouga. The journey will begin visiting Khamlia, a truly unique Gnawa village, then traversing across some very diverse landscapes. We take the trail through sand rivers, villages lost in nothingness, nomad camps, and dry lakes until we reach the Tafraout desert: a magnificent place, accessible only by off-road tracks, overnight.
Day 6: M’harech gorges – Alnif – Tazarin – Draa valley – Ouarzazate
Today, the day’s journey will begin traversing the desert trails, passing the desert villages of Tafraout Ait Atta and Oumjrane. After pausing for lunch en-route, we will depart for Tazarin, Draa valley till reaching Ouarzazate. Overnight in the hotel or riad with dinner and breakfast.
Day 7: Ouarzazate – High Atlas Mountains – Marrakech
After Breakfast, depart toward Marrakech by crossing the high Atlas mountain. Stopping along the way and enjoying the wonderful surroundings then having lunch, before your arrival to Marrakech. Overnight, end of the 7 days desert tour.
- Private Transport: 4×4.
- Driver/Guide (Multilingual)
- Car fuel
- 5 Nights in Hotel or Riad (Dinner & breakfast)
- 1 Night in a desert camp (Dinner & breakfast )
- Camel Ride in desert
- Sandboarding in the Dunes
What’s not Included:
- Drinks and Lunches
- Dinner in Marrakech
- Flight Ticket
- Monuments ticket
For the price and more information, please not hesitate to contact us, and let us know about the number of persons, and the dates of your tour, we will get back to you as soon as possible.
In case you want to modify any of these tours, just be in contact with us beforehand and we will make it happen