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6 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech

6 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech

6 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech


In this 6 days Desert tour from Marrakech, you will have the opportunity to visit many famous cultural sites, admire the natural beauties of Morocco, and explore traditional villages where you will experience the hospitality of Moroccan desert people. Starting from Marrakech, we will drive through Tizi-n-Tichka in the High Atlas Mountains. We will visit the Ait Ben Haddou village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and explore Ouarzazate, Roses Valley, and the Berber villages of Skoura, El Kelaa des Mgouna, and Boumalne Dades.

The next day of our desert trip, passing through Todra Gorges and Erfoud, we will arrive at Merzouga. Here, camels will take you to a Berber camp where you will spend the night, experiencing the nomadic Berber lifestyle. In the following days, you will visit Khamlia, a nomad family in their tent, Rissani, Alnif, Agdz, Tazarine, and the fascinating Draa Valley. On the final day, we will take our return route to Marrakech, where the tour concludes. Book your trip today!


Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah – Ouarzazate – Dades Gorges

We will pick you up from your Riad/Hotel at 08:00 to begin our 6 days Desert tour from Marrakech. Leaving Marrakech, we will head towards the Dades Valley, passing through Tizi-n-Tichka in the High Atlas Mountains. Here, we will stop to admire the stunning mountain views. The High Atlas Mountains are surrounded by beautiful landscapes and Berber villages, with their natural beauty creating a breathtaking setting.

Our first major stop is the Ait Ben Haddou village, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Famous as a backdrop for many films, including ‘Lawrence of Arabia,’ ‘Gladiator,’ and ‘Alexander,’ this village is a must-see. We will have lunch here before continuing our journey.

As we proceed, we will enjoy the natural beauty of the landscapes and historical monuments such as Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate and the Roses Valley, renowned for the Festival of Roses. The journey reveals a diversity of incredible landscapes, from majestic mountains to green valleys and palm trees, leading us to the edge of the desert. We will also pass through the charming Berber villages of Skoura, El Kelaa des M’Gouna, and Boumalne Dades, where we will stop for the night. Our stay includes dinner and breakfast at a local hotel.

Embark on this unforgettable 6 days Morocco tour from Marrakech and immerse yourself in the diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage of Morocco.

Day 2: Dades Gorges – Todra Gorges – Erfoud – Merzouga Desert

From Boumalne Dades, we will head to Merzouga and the impressive Erg Chebbi dunes, passing through the Berber village of Tinghir to visit Todra Gorge, where cliffs reach 600 meters high. After exploring Todra, we will travel through Berber villages to Tinjdad for lunch or continue to Erfoud, known for fossils and dates.

In Merzouga, camels will take us on a trek to a Berber camp amidst the Erg Chebbi dunes, the highest in North Africa. The 1.5-hour camel ride will lead us to the camp, where we will stay in well-equipped Berber tents. As the sun sets, enjoy a traditional Berber dinner followed by music around the campfire under the stars.

Experience this incredible 6 days Desert tour from Marrakech and immerse yourself in Morocco stunning desert landscapes and rich culture.

Day 3: Tour around Erg Chebbi Dunes

Wake up early to enjoy the sunrise atop the Sahara Desert dunes, then have your breakfast. After these beautiful moments, you will start an explorative journey of the area. Visit nomads in their goat hair tents and learn about desert life. Next, visit the Gnaoua people, originally slaves brought from Sudan, where you can listen to their music and learn about their culture and lifestyle. Depending on the time of year, you might visit the lake of Merzouga and see its bird population, such as flamingos. Enjoy a free afternoon and night at the hotel.

Join us for this unforgettable 6 days Sahara Desert tour from Marrakech and experience the magic of the Sahara and the rich cultural tapestry of Morocco.

Day 4: Merzouga – Market of Rissani – Merzouga

After breakfast, we will head to Rissani, a town bustling with life, especially on market days Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday when locals come to buy spices, herbs, meats, vegetables, and fruits. The market is vibrant with activity as locals arrive with their donkeys, which they park by tying one leg and then enter the souk.

Stroll through the Rissani market’s corridors, where the sun’s rays filter through the roofs, highlighting the colors amidst the earthy tones. The air is filled with the scents of cumin and freshly tanned leather. Sellers may beckon you to view their wares, while others wait for your interest. As you walk among donkeys, bicycles, and cats, you’ll discover that centuries ago, Rissani was the first imperial city of Morocco and a significant caravan center connecting Sudan, the Gao salt mines, and southern Mauritanian towns. The current dynasty even originated in this area.

After exploring the market, return to the hotel to rest, with a free afternoon to relax. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Experience this captivating 6 days Desert tour from Marrakech and immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Morocco.

Day 5: Merzouga Desert – Rissani – Alnif – Draa Valley – Agdez – Ouarzazate

After breakfast, we will continue driving towards Agdz via Alnif and Tazarine, heading towards the fascinating Draa Valley at the edge of the Anti-Atlas Mountains. This area is lined with hundreds of Berber Kasbahs and offers a diverse landscape, from the endless desert to picturesque green valleys and traditional villages that captivate visitors.

Passing through Agdz, we will conclude our journey in Ouarzazate. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay in a riad.

Join us on this enchanting 6 days tour from Marrakech and experience the captivating landscapes and rich cultural heritage of Morocco.

Day 6: Ouarzazate – Telouet – High Atlas – Marrakech

After breakfast, we will set off for Marrakech. On the way, we will visit the Kasbah of Pacha Glaoui in Telouet. We will stop for lunch at a local restaurant in the High Atlas. Continuing through the spectacular landscape of the High Atlas Mountains, we will arrive in Marrakech late in the afternoon, where the tour concludes.

Experience the beauty and culture of Morocco on this unforgettable 6 days Morocco Desert tour from Marrakech.


  • Private tour & Transportation with A/C and seat-belt.
  • Pick you up & drop off at your accommodation in Marrakech.
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Dades Valley.
  • 1 night accommodation in desert camp.
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Merzouga.
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Ouarzazate.
  • Experienced driver/guide English speaking.
  • Fuel, tolls and all associated expenses.
    Dinners and breakfasts (Vegetarians are welcome).
  • Camel warden.
  • Camel ride for 1 hour. (If you are not interested to ride the camels, it is possible to drive you to the camp with the 4×4).
  • Sand boards (available in the camp without charge).

Not Included

  • Airfare (Flight Ticket)
  • Noon meal. (Possibility of picnic or restaurants).
  • Drinks at meal.
  • Tips and personal miscellaneous expenses.
  • Entry fees to Monuments / Museums / Kasbahs
  • Travel insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the program

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