8-day Sahara desert trip from Marrakech to Tangier

Day 1: Marrakech

Our tour starts in Marrakech with a local guide visiting most important places . You will visit the Djemaa l’Fna square and surroundings area , medina , Koutoubia Mosque and Majorelle Garden , Bahia palace andSaadienn Tombs and Sooks...after lunch You will have free program to discover this area by yourself. We stay in Marrakech in local hotel/riad.

Day 2: Marrakech / Ait Ben Haddou  /Ouarzazate

Today we departure to the High Atlas mountains via the Tizi n Tichka pass (2,260 m altitude), we pass through Berber villages to reach the fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou, UNESCO World Heritage site , the most famous Kasbah in Morocco. time to visit this place. You will have lunch in the village and then we continue toward Ouarzazate '' Holywood of Africa '' where we will enjoy dinner and stay overnight at local hotel.

Day 3: Ouarzazate / Nomad Caves  / Valley of the Dades

After breakfast in the riad , we’ll leave to explore the fascinating Dades and Rose Valleys. Our first stop will be at Skoura to walk within the Birds Valley and visit the beautiful and well preserved  Kasbah of Amridil. Then we’ll continue to the village of Kalaa M’gouna, famous for its roses fields  and rose products. A rose festival is held here every May each year, when the roses are harvested. Since this is the road of the thousands Kasbahs you’ll have plenty of opportunities to take some beautiful pictures. Our journey continues to Boutaghrar area where we can meet Berber families still living in caves with their goats and sheep . we will have tea with this family and we continue to the Dades valley where you will enjoy seeing the amazing Rock formation called “the monkey Toes” and  Overnight in a traditional Berber guest house with dinner and breakfast.

Day 4: Valley of the Dades / Gorges of Todra / Merzouga

Today we go to Merzouga passing many villages, we will arrive at the Todra gorge. The Todra River has formed a gorge with vertical walls of enormous proportions and of great beauty, is the paradise for climbers and a unique place. Then we continue toward Erfoud and Rissani ,until we reach the impressive sand dunes of Merzouga. You will have free time to climb the dunes and enjoy the sunset. You will spend a night in local desert hotel in Merzouga.

Day 5: Merzouga / Erg Chebbi / Merzouga

Today you will enjoy Erg Chebbi Tour. We will stop at the oasis and where nomadic know share with us some secrets of her life and customs. Then we stop at Khamlia village (people are originally from Mali), there we will enjoy their music of Gwana. Then we get back to hotel to prepare for camel trek of 1 hour and half which will take us to the Great Dune. We sleep in a tents in the heart of the desert.

Day 6: Merzouga  / Nkob/  Alnif / Zagora

We wake up you to watch sunrise in the desert. Then we return to the desert hotel by riding camels and after breakfast and taking shower we drive toward Rissani for short visit of local souk,  Lunch will be in a local Restaurant in Nkob ,Then we drive to reach the town of Zagora.

Day 7: Zagora / Agdz / Ouarzazate / Marrakech

After breakfast we departure to Ouarzazate through the Draa Valley with its palm trees. We visit Berber villages and we cross the Anti Atlas (1660 m altitude) then we continue up to the Berber people Tichka Pass  where we will have time for lunch, and in the afternoon we departure to Marrakech. We stay here overnight in local hotel/riad.

Day 8: Marrakech / Airport

After breakfast you will have free morning to discover this red city and buy the gifts and souvenirs. Then we transfer you to the airport.

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Testimonials

Desert Trips Morocco

On our recent honeymoon, my wife and I had the good fortune to tour Morocco with Mbarek as our guide. His excellent sense of humor and willingness to answer all our questions made the trip an absolute blast! Whether winding through the hairpin turns of the Atlas or rolling along the dunes, his kindness made the trip one we'll never forget!

John, Washington DC, USA.
Desert Trips Morocco

We went to morocco to visit and this trip was wonderful because Mbarak took care of us along the trip . He showed us a beautiful places that we weren't aware off. He was patient with us and he is a good driver too and he is always smiling and happy that made us felt like we are in our home . We appreciate what he did for us and we recommend him to anyone whom is going to visit morocco to contact this gentleman and ask him to be your driver and guider because he knows how to take care of his customers and you won't be disappointed. He uses his knowledge to navigate the mountains to desert he knows what he is doing and where he goes . we just want to say one more think thank you for your hospitality and your friendship you have been a good help and we will see you again next year thanks again.

Joseph, SanFrancesco, USA.
Desert Trips Morocco

Overall an excellent experience, lovely friendly guides that take the time to give you the best of what they have from hospitality to live Berber music for your entertainment. After having an exquisite meal an drinking hot mint tea while watching the sun go down, you couldn’t ask for a better way to end the day of exploring the wonders of morocco. For an adventurous and relaxing vacation you cant go wrong with Marrakesh safari, to make your trip to Morocco that little bit more 

Dominique, London, United Kingdom
Desert Trips Morocco

Our guide showed me and the group the most amazing sites in Morocco! The amazing desert, a beautiful gorge, old cities and so much more!! I had the most remarkable time and the guide was so good to and with us. I don't think I would have seen the sites I did and went on a caravan if I hadn't called for a tour guide. I definately chose the right one and when I'm back, I will definately use them again. This time with a bunch of friends! This company is a must call if you want to see Morocco like only they can show you. Happy Trails!!

Lorraine, Hamilton, Canada