6-day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga and Zagora

Duration

6 Days

Group size

Private Tour

Starting location

Marrakech

Ending location

Marrakech

6-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga:

During this amazing 6 day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga and Zagora, no one visits the Sahara desert in a hurry. Over these 6 days in Morocco, you will spend time learning about the nomadic lifestyle and culture.

Moreover, you will watch a memorable sunset and sunrise from the highest sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. While riding your camels, crossing the Sahara desert from Merzouga. An unforgettable overnight stay in the middle of nowhere is included on this fabulous 6-day desert trip from Marrakech. Either in a luxury desert camp or a traditional tent.

Furthermore, you will experience the magical night sky, observing the stars like you’ve never done before in one of the most spectacular locations on the planet.

Take a private 6 day Morocco desert tour from Marrakech and be dazzled; the best way to explore the southern region of Morocco. Undoubtedly is with a knowledgeable and experienced private tour guide.

Without a doubt, you will discover the beauty of Morocco and its splendors with the help of our 6-days private tour from Marrakech. Enjoy your Morocco Sahara trip with Marrakech Desert Excursions agency!

Highlights of 6-Day Morocco itinerary from Marrakech:

  • Discover the beauty of Morocco’s south with this private 6 day desert tour from Marrakech.
  • Explore the majestic both the middle and high Atlas Mountains views and the Tizi N’tichka pass.
  • Discover the Ouarzazate Hollywood of Africa.
  • Visit the majestic desert of Zagora.
  • Enjoy a walking tour or hiking in the Todra Gorges.
  • Visit the Draa Valley as well as the Anti Atlas mountains.
  • Explore the historical Kasbahs of Amridil and Telouet.
  • Explore the film studio in Ouarzazate.
  • Embark on an off-road excursion in Merzouga to explore the Erg Chebbi areas.
  • Explore the magic of Roses Valleys during this 6 day desert tour from Marrakech.
  • Enjoy riding camels in the Sahara desert of Merzouga.
  • Spend a memorable night at the Sahara desert, either in a luxury or standard camp in Erg Chebbi.
  • Practice sandboarding activity in the sand dunes of Merzouga Erg Chebbi.
  • Visit the Erg Chebbi Desert and learn about the nomads’ way of life and culture.
  • Admire both sunset and sunrise in the Erg Chebbi sand dunes.
  • Explore the famous Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, known as a UNESCO heritage site.

Included/Excluded

  • Private A/C 4x4 Vehicle or Minivan+ fuel
  • English/Spanish speaking driver during the tour
  • Pick up & Drop off at your accommodation
  • Accommodation with dinner and breakfast
  • Camel Trek to overnight in nomad desert bivouac or luxury camp (Private tent )
  • Free time to explore sites such as Kasbah, Walks, Canyons, Breaks for photos,...Etc
  • Local expert guide in the imperial cities
  • Sandboarding in the dunes
  • Lunch during the trip
  • Flights
  • Drinks

Tour Plan

Itinerary of 6 Days Marrakech Desert Tour :
Day 1: Marrakech – Telouet – Ouarzazate

After breakfast, we will start our 6-day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga. We will travel over the High Atlas Mountains, crossing the Tizi N'tichka Pass at 2,260 m, before arriving at the Pacha Glaoui Kasbah in Telouet.

Take a break and savor a tasty lunch. We will head to Ait Ben Haddou in the afternoon via the Ounila valley and its Berber settlements. Then, The journey continues to Ouarzazate. Spend the night at a hotel or riad.

Day 2: Ouarzazate – Draa valley – Zagora

Following breakfast, we'll depart for Agdez over the Anti-Atlas at 1660 meters above sea level, then continue on to Zagora along the Draa valley with its line of palm trees and pass by different traditional Berber settlements before arriving at Zagora.

Take a short break to enjoy lunch. After that, we will Travel to Tamegroute in the afternoon to explore the historic Koranic library, the underground kasbah, and the pottery factory. we'll go back to Zagora to stay the night in a hotel or riad.

Day 3: Zagora – Tazarine – Alnif – Rissani – Merzouga

On the third day of this 6 days trip from Marrakech to Merzouga desert, we will depart from Zagora and go once more through the Draa valley before taking a trail, that leads to Taftechna and the village of Ait Ouaazique, which is home to engravers.

We will continue on to Tazarine and Alnif, where we will have lunch. After lunch, we will travel via Rissani in the direction of the magnificent Merzouga, Erg Chebbi dunes.

In order to enjoy the sunset and spend the night in a desert camp in the middle of the dunes, we will then switch from our 4x4 to camels. Dinner and a night spent in a luxurious desert camp.

Day 4: Merzouga – Khamlia – Nomad family – Merzouga 4×4 Desert Tour

Our 6 Days desert tour from Marrakech contains a visit to beautiful spots in the Merzouga desert on the fourth day.

The intriguing village of Khamlia is one among them. It is an ancient village also referred to as the Black Village.

The people who live there are originally from Senegal, Mali, and Sudan, among other African nations.

You'll learn about the culture and lifestyle of the locals while listening to Gnawa music in this village.

Then, as we continue our trip, we will stop by some nomadic families who are housed in Berber tents.

After that, have lunch with one of the families and experience medfouna (Berber pizza, as some people refer to it).

You will get the chance to visit Rissani after arriving back in Merzouga. One of the first Alaouite dynasties is the Rissani (royal family). With its towers and ksars, this city is special.

It is renowned for its cultural diversity and large souk (traditional market). Lastly, we will head to the hotel, where you will spend the night

Day 5: Merzouga – Erfoud - Melaab - Todra Gorges - Dades Valley

On the fifth day of our 6 Days desert tour from Marrakech, we'll begin by watching the stunning sunrise close to your hotel. You will enjoy breakfast at the hotel after catching lovely shots of the sunrise.

The excursion will start in the Sahara Desert and travel through Erfoud or the fossil city, the latter of which has diverse mineral mines. We will visit the Fezna irrigation system after exploring the fossils. There are many wells here that are used to water the city's farms.

After that, you'll go to Melaab, a well-known Berber village, to try on its traditional attire. Afterwards, you'll travel via Tinghir to see Morocco's tallest canyons.

However, the main reason your driver will stop here is to give you the chance to explore this stunning location, observe the underground river and people climbing and picnicking.

Lastly, you will proceed directly to Boumalne Dades to spend the night in a traditional Berber riad or hotel.

Day 6: Boumalne Dades - Roses Valley - High Atlas - Marrakech

After breakfast in the early morning, we will start the ultimate day of our 6 days desert trip from Marrakech to Merzouga via Zagora by returning to Marrakech via the Roses Valley to reach Kalaat M'gouna.

The latter is a charming little city that is known for its flower growers. People in this region produce fresh rose water, oils, and perfume.

We will arrive at Ouarzazate city after an hour of traveling from Kalaat M'gouna, where you may have a tour of movie sets and studios. In Ouarzazate, often known as the Hollywood of Africa, you can shoot pictures from the outside, but you need to pay a cost to enter.

After that, we carry on toward Marrakesh over the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi n’Tichka pass . In the middle of the Atlas Mountains, we'll take a lunch break.

Finally, our 6 Days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga will terminate with a drop-off at your Marrakech accommodation.

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