Overview of the schedule for Sahara Desert from Marrakech :
Experience a one-in-a-lifetime journey to the Sahara Desert from Marrakech with a camel trek and a guided tour of Marrakech with All Morocco Tours. This is a 6-day, 5-night tour from Marrakech to Merzouga and returning to Marrakech.
DAY 1: MARRAKECH-AIT AOURIR-TADART-OUARZAZATE-DADES GORGES
Your guide will pick you up from your location in Marrakech and head towards the Dades Gorge, passing the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass (2260m) in the High Atlas mountains. We will pause for beautiful photos of our colorful landscapes and Berber villages. We will continue driving to the Dades Valley with a stop in Ouarzazate to visit Taourirt Kasbah. Then we will go to the luscious green Dades Valley and the Valley of Roses via the fascinating Palmery of Skoura. We will arrive in Dades Valley in the evening. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.
DAY 2: DADES GORGES-TINGHER-TENGDAD-ERFOUD-MERZOUGA
After breakfast, we will start our journey to Merzouga and the Sahara Desert. Starting with a visit to Dades Gorge to take photos, we will continue driving toward Tinghir and Todra Gorge. Once there, you will have free time to walk around and then go to Tinjdad town, where we will stop for lunch. After lunch, we will pass through Erfoud, the Moroccan capital city of fossils, and then we will arrive in Merzouga for dinner and an overnight stay in our riad.
DAY 3: MERZOUGA-KHAMLIA-MEFIS-MERDANE-NOMADS-ERG CHABBI
In the morning, we start our tour around the dunes of Erg Chebbi. We will visit a Berber house and listen to some Gnawa music, originally from Ghana and Sudan. We will visit some deserted mines, Berber nomads, and an oasis of palm trees. For lunch, we will head back to Merzouga. After relaxing for a while, we will go to the camels that are waiting to take us on an adventure in the sand dunes.
Before we leave for the desert, the camels will be packed with water, food, blankets, and everything else we will need for the trip. Each person will have their own camel and the ride will take 1.5 hours to reach the inside of the dunes.
After arriving at your own private tent, you can walk on the dunes to watch the beautiful sunset and try sand boarding on the dunes. After seeing the sun set, you will go down back to the camp to enjoy mint tea (what we call Moroccan Berber Whiskey!). Then you will have your meal of delicious Moroccan Berber tagine in the camp. After dinner, the party will start. Local Berber nomad musicians will play traditional music with drums and dancing. Afterwards, you will watch the magical sky full of stars and enjoy the peaceful desert. Dinner and overnight in a nomad camp
Tents have various amenities depending on your selection, including beds, electricity, a private bathroom with shower, and air conditioning (please let us know which amenities you would like for an accurate quote).
DAY 4: MERZOUGA-RISSAN-ALNIF-DRAA VALLEY-OUARZAZATE
Awake in the morning to the gentle calling of your guide to see the sun rise over the dunes of the Sahara. We will ride camels back from Desert Camp to Merzouga for breakfast and showers. Our journey will then take us to Ouarzazate through the Berber villages of the Atlas Mountains: Tinjdad, Tinghir, Todra Gorges, and Boumalene-du-Dades. We will arrive in Ouarzazate in the evening for dinner and our stay in the riad.
DAY 5: THE FIFTH DAY: OURAZAZTE-AIT BENHADDOU-AGDAL-MARRAKECH
After breakfast, we will depart from the hotel towards Marrakech. Along our way, we will visit the UNESCO World Heritage site Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, famous for films such as The Man Who Would Be King, Jewel of the Nile, Jesus of Nazareth, The Message, Lawrence of Arabia, The Mummy, and Gladiator. We will arrive in Marrakech and stay overnight in a riad near the square.
Enjoy breakfast at the Riad before embarking on a day tour of Marrakech with a knowledgeable guide. Discover the old city of Marrakech with its labyrinth of streets, famous markets, and incredible historical and cultural sites. This tour includes the Majorelle Garden, Palais de Bahia, Jewish Quarter, Saadian tombs, and the Medersa Ben Youssef. Enjoy free time in the evening and an overnight stay in the same Marrakech riad.
√ Pickup drop-off service.
√ English /Spanish speaking driver.
√ Vehicle with fuel (4X4 car , van , mini bus).
√ Camel for each to see the sunrise or sunset
× flights ticket.
× Monuments fees.
ask us about additional options like riding dunebuggys or quads in the desert or visiting Merzouga Lake, home of the wild flamingos.
Vegetarian food options are available.
Your private luxury tent will have electricity, beds, and a private bathroom with a shower. If you would like a Royal tent (larger and with air conditioning), please contact us.
The camel ride is 1.5 hours.
Ages 3 to 60 have enjoyed this tour in the past. Children under a certain size will ride with a parent. Contact us if you have questions at Info@AllMoroccoTours.com.
What do I need to bring?
Wear long pants for the camel trek.
You will bring one small overnight bag on the camel trek to the camp.
Bring a bottle of water with you for the camel trek.
Got any other questions of your Sahara Desert from Marrakech? Contact us.
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