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.
Overview of the schedule for 6 days start from marrakech to desert :
6 days start from marrakech to desert includes a stop at the Dades of Gorges, Thinner, Tengdar, Erfoud, and Merzouga. Deserted mines, nomadic Berbers, and palm tree oasis are on the itinerary. In-hotel meal and overnight stay in Marrakech. Moroccan Berber Whiskey and traditional Berber dishes are served at Desert Camp. Bedrooms, power, a private bathroom with a shower, and air conditioning are just some of the luxuries that can be found in the tents. Along the way, visit the UNESCO World Heritage site Kasbah Ait Benhaddou.
FIRST FULL DAY: MARRAKECH – AIT AOURIR – TADART – OUARZAZATE – DADES GORGES
Your guide will pick you up in Marrakech and take you via the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass (2260m) in the High Atlas Mountains on the way to the Dades Gorge. We’ll halt to take some stunning pictures of our vibrant scenery and traditional Berber communities. We will stop at Ouarzazate to see Taourirt Kasbah, then continue on our way to the Dades Valley. Then, we’ll go via the intriguing Palmery of Skoura on our way to the Valley of the Roses and the lush green Dades Valley. Evening is when we’ll finally make it to Dades Valley. In-hotel meal and overnight stay.
The DADES of Gorges, Thinner, Tengdar, Erfoud, and Merzouga on Day 2.
After a hearty breakfast, we’ll hit the road towards Merzouga and the Sahara Desert. We will begin our journey to Tinghir and the Todra Gorge with a stop at the Dades Gorge for picture ops. Once there, you will have free time to explore around and then proceed to Tinjdad town, where we will stop for lunch. After lunch, we’ll go into Erfoud, Morocco’s “fossil capital,” and then on to Merzouga, where we’ll have supper and spend the night in a riad.
The Third Day: MERZOUGA, KHAMLIA, MEFIS, MERDANE, NOMADS, and ERG CHABBI
Our journey over the Erg Chebbi sand dunes begins bright and early in the morning. We’re going to a Berber home to hear some Gnawa music, which has roots in both Ghana and Sudan. Deserted mines, nomadic Berbers, and a palm tree oasis are on the itinerary. We’ll return to Merzouga in time for lunch. Once we’ve had some time to unwind, we’ll go over to the camels who are patiently ready to take us on an excursion into the sand dunes.
We will load the camels up with supplies including food, drink, and clothing before setting out into the desert. The camel ride into the dunes will take around an hour and a half, and each passenger will have their own camel.
Once you’ve checked into your individual tent, you may go for a stroll on the dunes to take in the sunset and try your hand at sandboarding. After watching the sun go down, you may go back to camp for some mint tea, or “Moroccan Berber Whiskey,” as some people call it. Then, back at camp, you may enjoy a traditional Berber dish called tagine. The celebration will begin when dessert is served. A group of Berber nomad musicians will perform their native music, complete with drums and dance. Following that, you may relax in the tranquil desert while gazing up at the star-studded sky. Feast and bedtime at a nomadic encampment
Beds, power, a private bathroom with a shower, and air conditioning are just some of the luxuries that can be found in the tents (please let us know which amenities you would like for an accurate quote).
FOURTH DAY: MERZOUGA – RISSAN – ALNIF – DRAA VALLEY – OUARZAZATE
Listen for your guide’s soft voice as dawn approaches, then get up to see the sun rise over the Saharan sand dunes. We’ll take camels from Desert Camp back to Merzouga in the morning so everyone can get clean and have breakfast. Following lunch, we’ll go to Ouarzazate through the Berber settlements of the Atlas Mountains: Tinjdad, Tinghir, Todra Gorges, and Boumalene-du-Dades. Later that night, we’ll drive to Ouarzazate and check into our riad there.
DAY 5: THE FIFTH DAY: OURAZAZTE-AIT BENHADDOU-AGDAL-MARRAKECH
After breakfast, we will travel from the hotel for Marrakech.
Along our trip, we will visit the UNESCO World Heritage site Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, famed 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 spend overnight in a riad near the square.
After a hearty breakfast at the Riad, explore Marrakech for the day with the help of an expert guide. Discover the ancient city of Marrakech with its maze of alleyways, famed marketplaces, and great historical and cultural monuments. The Majorelle Gardens, Palais de Bahia, Jewish Quarter, Saadian Tombs, and Medersa Ben Youssef are all stops on this excursion. Spend the night in the same Marrakech riad and take advantage of your free time in the evening.
6 days start from marrakech to desert itinerary includes and excludes:
√ 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.
6 days start from marrakech to desert Note
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 6 days start from marrakech to desert ? Contact us.