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if you want to have a trip to explore the desert in-depth,we highly recommend this route.the highlight of this trip include:Exploration the sahara desert around in depth;camel trekking and overnight in a cosy camp which located in the heart of the desert;you will enjoy the drums、musics and the sky full of stars;enjoying the beautiful landscapes on the way;enjoying the beauty and majestic high atlas mountain.visiting the dades and todra gorges;driving through the road of 1000 kasbahs;discovering the traditional berber villages;visiting the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait benhaddou.
Departure & Return Location
Marrakech International Airport
See the Tizi-n-Tichka
3 Hours Before Flight Time
UNESCO World Heritage
Private A/C Vehicle + fuel
English/French/Spanish speaking driver
Pick up & Drop off from your hotel
1 hour camel ride each way
Price not included
Any Private Expenses
Entrance fees to monuments, studios and Kasbahs ( visits are optional)
What to Expect
we offer 7 days Morocco Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga via Ait Ben Haddou? including Camel Trek in Sahara.
7 Days desert tour from Marrakech with camel trek and a night stay in the desert camp
See the Tizi-n-Tichka pass through the High Atlas Mountains
Discover the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou, Touarirt Kasbah and the Draa river Valley
Visit Ouarzazate known as the Hollywood of Africa
Cross the Zagora Desert on camel back and enjoy a spectacular desert sunset
Spend the night in a Berber desert camp
Day 1Marrakech-Atlas mountain-Ait ben haddou-Roses valley-Dades gorges
we will pick you up from your accomodation around 8am,then we depart and drive towards the direction of sahara desert.we will across the high atlas mountain reaching an elevation of 2260M altitude ,the place is called "Tizi'n tichka pass"which is the highest mountain pass in north africa. after short stay we continue towards Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou a very famous site in morocco which becomes a UNESCO as a world heritage site since 1987 also many famous movies made here .after we have a walking to visit the kasbah we will have lunch near the kasbah, then we drive to ouarzazate which is known as the hollywood of africa. after ouarzazate we will continue our trip on the 1000 kasbah road.we will stop at skoura which was full of palm groves and numberous ancient kasbahs,according to the legend it was founded in 12 century during the Almohad dynasty.after skoura we contine our trip to the roses valley(every may here is full of roses ) .the last stop of the day is dades gorges,we will have dinner and overnight here.
Day 2Dades gorges-Tinghir-Todra gorges-Erfourd-Merzouga
after breakfast we will start our 2rd's trip towards sahara desert.there are many amazing site and berber village waiting for us to discover.the first stop is todra gorges ,one of the most spectacular canyons in the world with a height around 300M.we continue driving to tinjdad where we will have a lunch at a berber village. then We continue our trip to sahara ,we will meet the erfoud which is the beginning of the sahara berber village and the desert oasis with palm stretching 50km. we continue driving along the oasis,then come out the Erg Chebbi where we start our magic desert trip.After preparing our luggages and a cup of welcome tea(called berber whiskey),we will ride a camel to go through the desert(you can choose to go by 4*4car ).we will stop at the high dunes to watch the sunset,then continue to the camp .when we arrrvie at our camp ,you will have your leisure time to walk through the dunes and enjoy sandboarding before dinner.we will have dinner in the tent or outside ,then there will be a fire camp with berber drum music aroud.after the fire camp the stars come out, you may view the shooting stars and the most clear galaxy you ever see .
Day 3Merzouga-Nomadic Family-Abandoned Village-Khamlia-Oasis-Desert Camp
After breakfast in your hotel we will start the discovering of the surroundings of merzouga desert.we will drive around merzouga and the sand dunes、visit the lake with pink flamingos, have a short walk in the oasis of the desert,a large palm of forest,then we will visit nomads,experience their lifestyle and have tea in their tents. Then We will continue visiting the now almost abandoned Minas de Mifis which was found by france .after we will visit the Gnawa village called Khamlia.you will meet Gnawa people and hear their music. After lunch we return to the riad to change transport. After preparing our luggages,we will ride a camel to go through the desert(you can choose to go by 4*4car ).we will stop at the high dunes to watch the sunset,then continue to the camp .when we arrrvie at our camp ,you will have your leisure time to walk through the dunes and enjoy sandboarding before dinner.we will have dinner in the tent or outside ,then there will be a fire camp with berber drum music aroud.after the fire camp the stars come out, you may view the shooting stars and the most clear galaxy you ever see,a magic night is on.
Before sunrise your guide will wake you up to enjoy the sunrise where you can climb a camel to climb the sand dunes and take fantastic pictures of the sunrise. Back to the hotel you can enjoy a delicious breakfast before continuing our journey to Ouarzazate, passing by Alnif, Tazzarine, and lunch in Nkob, and then we will go to the Draa Valley where we will visit the Kasbah of Caid Ali, Tamnougalt. Next we will go to Ouarzazate where we will spend the night in a hotel-kasbah.
Day 5 Ouarzazate – Telouat – Atlas mountains – Marrakech
From Ouarzazate we will go to visit the UNESCO world heritage of Ait Ben Haddou, which has also been the backdrop for many films like: Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, Alexander … We will continue towards the valley of Ounila to the traditional Berber village of Telouet, for a guided tour of the Kasbah of the Pasha Glaoui of Marrakech. Then we will go to Marrakech, passing through the spectacular mountains of the High Atlas. Upon arrival in Marrakech we will leave you at your Riad / hotel.
Day 6 marrakech sightseeing
Marrakesh, a former imperial city in western Morocco, is a major economic center and Home to mosques, palaces and gardens. The medina is a densely packed, walled medieval city dating to the Berber Empire, with mazelike alleys where thriving souks (marketplaces) sell traditional textiles, pottery and jewelry. A symbol of the city, and visible for miles, is the Moorish minaret of 12th-
Day 7 Marrakech Day Trip to Essaouira
Your day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech will begin with a drive along the Haouz plains. Once in Chichaoua village located half way, stop for a cup of coffee before you continue your Journey. Upon approaching Essaouira, you will cross the Argan trees forest, where you will spot some goats climbing the trees. Stop and take some photos before you carry on to Essaouira.
To watch how the Argan oil (also called the liquid gold, or Moroccan oil) is extracted, you will visit a local ladies’ cooperative to learn how some fine cosmetic products are locally made out of the rich Argan oil.