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7 Days Desert tour itinerary for morocco: Get The Best Of Sahara Desert

Ouarzazate, Marrakech, Merzouga, Zagora, Rissani, Aït Benhaddou, Erfoud, Todgha Gorge, Dadès Gorges, Tizi n'Tichka

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Get the Best of Sahara Desert

Atlas Mountain in the background

Marrakech-Morocco

Explore the wild plains and rolling dunes of the unending Sahara Desert that stretches a staggering 9,000,000 sq. km over several countries. From the Red City till Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, the dunes take you for a wonderful journey in the fortified villages, UNESCO World Heritage Sites along with popular Hollywood locations.

DAY 01

Marrakesh – High Atlas Mountain- Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzaz

  • Leave Marrakesh in the morning and drive towards Ouarzazate via Tizi N’tichka pass. 

  • Then visit the Glaoui Kasbah in Telouet and continue on the road to the oldest Kasbah in Morocco, Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah where many movies have been filmed. 

  • Next, head to Ouarzazate which is known as the “Hollywood of Africa” and visit the Atlas Studios and Taourirt Kasbah. 

Overnight stay in Ouarzazate. 


DAY 02

Ouarzazate – Zagora via Atlas Mountain and Draa Valley

  • After breakfast in Ouarzazate, depart to Zagora and pass through Draa Valley and enjoy the palms. 

  • Then visit an old Kasbah in the Draa Valley. 

  • Before arriving at Zagora, you will have lunch and spend the afternoon in this southern town. 

  • Now, drive to Tamgrout Village and visit the famous old library there. This library includes many religious books: the manuscripts of the Koran written on the animal skin which has been preserved since the 17th century, and many other books of history and medicine. 

DAY 03

Zagora – Desert landscape - Ouzina Village

  • After your night in Zagora, and the visit to Tamgrout and its historic library, leave in the morning to Zagora and drive on off-road and discover desert and its beautiful landscape towards Ouzina and pass through many Berber villages. 

  • Have lunch in Tafraout Village (Hassi Fougani) and then continue off-road to Ouzina Village where you will spend the night in a riad.

DAY 04

Ouzina village – Merzouga

  • After breakfast in Ouzina Village, drive to Merzouga and pass through gravestones in Touz with your Moroccan guide/driver.

  • Then head to Merzouga where you will enjoy your night near the sand dunes and have Tagine.

DAY 05

Merzouga zone, tour around sand dunes

  • After a night in Merzouga, take a tour of the sand dunes in 4 x 4 vehicle. During this tour, you will visit nomads in tents and experience their lifestyle. 

  • Then visit the iron mines and drive to Khamlia Village where you will listen to Gnawa music.  The Gnawa people originated in West Africa and were brought to Morocco by migration. 

  • In the afternoon, you will embark on a camel trek to the desert where you will spend the night in traditional Berber tents and listen to drum music under the moons and stars. 

DAY 06

Merzouga – Rissani – Erfoud – Dades Gorge

  • Wake up early morning to climb the sand dunes to see the beautiful sunrise. 

  • After you have seen the sunrise, the camel man will bring you back to your hotel where you can shower and have breakfast. 

  • Then return to Rissani and you will visit an old market where they sell unique handicrafts, clothes and dates. 

  • Visit the highest narrowest Gorge of Morocco or Gorge Todgha. 

  • Next, to Gorge Todgha, head to Boumalane Dades and discover Valley of Dades and its majestic and amazing rock structure called the (“Monkeys Toes”). 

Overnight accommodation in Dades Gorge.

DAY 07

Dades Gorge – Ouarzazate-Ait ben Haddou Kasbah – Marrakesh

  • After breakfast in the hotel, drive to Ouarzazate and pass through Skoura oasis with its authentic Kasbah. Ouarzazate is known as the “Hollywood of Desert” by Moroccans and is a province in the Souss-Mass-Draa of southern-central Morocco. 

  • Whilst sightseeing in Ouarzazate, you will see a Taourirt Kasbah which was the Kasbah of former Caid Thami El Glaoui. 

  • After Ouarzazate, drive to the fortified village and Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou which is under UNESCO World Heritage Site and where many movies have been filmed in the Atlas Studios. 

  • Post Ait Ben Haddou, travel directly to Marrakesh by crossing through the bends of Tizi Ntichka in the High Atlas Mountains.

  • Enter Marrakesh town by evening.

  • 675 EUR Per Adult (* 1 person. Rates might vary depending on various factors. Please reconfirm before booking.)
  • 1350 EUR Per Group (* 2 persons. Rates might vary depending on various factors. Please reconfirm before booking.)
  • Transportation 4x4 with A/C 

  • Fuel 

  • Spanish or English speaking Moroccan driver/guide

  • Accommodations 

  • Pick up from your hotel to the airport 

  • Camel trekking in desert and night in Berber tent.

  • Lunch 

  • Drinks 

  • Dinner in Imperial Cities 

  • Get the Best of Sahara Desert: Explore the wild plains and rolling dunes of the unending Sahara Desert that stretches a staggering 9,000,000 sq. km over several countries. From Marrakesh till Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, the dunes take you for a wonderful journey in the fortified villages, UNESCO World Heritage Sites along with popular Hollywood locations.

Ouarzazate, Marrakech, Merzouga, Zagora, Rissani, Aït Benhaddou, Erfoud, Todgha Gorge, Dadès Gorges, Tizi n'Tichka

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