This Sahara desert tour is from Morocco’s red city of Marrakech. In this 8 days tour, you will get to know and discover multiple parts of the desert, as well as its people. You will see the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, the Gorges of Todra and Dades, Rissani and Erfoud. In addition, free your head and soul at Merzouga desert, by a camel riding journey, and a night at the Berber yurts.
Day 1: Marrakech Arrival
Our tour driver will meet you either at Marrakech airport or you Riad/ Hotel in order to start the 8 Days of the tour. We will check-in at the hotel/Riad for an overnight, after having dinner with a short ride at Jemaa El Fna.
Day 2: Marrakech - Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou – Valley of the Roses – Dades Gorges
Your desert tour will begin via the high Atlas, and its awe-inspiring landscapes until you arrive at Ait Ben Haddou, the Kasbah in which you’ll take lunch. After lunch, there will be a visit over this famous Pasha Glaoui Kasbah which was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage list, to take photos and learn a little bit about its history. We will then get to Ouarzazate to see Taourirt Kasbah, and the Atlas studios, before continuing to Dades Valley which due to its rock formations was labeled “Monkey Toes”, to spend an overnight there.
Day 3: Dades Gorges - Todra Gorges – Erfoud – Rissani – Merzouga
After taking your morning breakfast, we will pass via Tinejdad, Tinghir, to reach the river canyons of Todra Gorges for having a walk over the place; these Gorges are wonderfully constructed limestone river canyons to walk between them and enjoy the water breeze out there. After that, we will take a ride over the Sahara desert villages, and landscapes visiting Tinghir, Tinejdad, and Erfoud to take the Berber pizza for lunch. After just a few kilometers of driving, you’ll reach Merzouga desert to remain an overnight.
Day 4: Merzouga –Khamlia - Erg Chebbi Dunes
At the moment you wake up and take your breakfast, we will have a short visit to the village of “Gnaoua” people, who are known for their style of music, in order for you to get in touch with them and listen to their art. After visiting Khamlia village and meet Gnaoua, we will take a camel trekking adventure to reach the highest dunes of Erg Chebbi, where you are going to experience sleeping in the Nomad tents, and appreciate the wonderful gathering over the camp for dinner under the natural air while the Berbers are playing music.
Day 5: Merzouga – Rissani - Draa Valley – Ouarzazate
Make sure to wake up earlier to see the incredible view of the sunrise over the dunes. We will take breakfast, and return back to Merzouga hotel for a refreshing shower. After that, there will be a visit to the surrounded areas of Alnif, Tazzarine, and N’Qob for lunch. We will continue to Agdz, passing by Kasbahs, oases, and visit Kasbah Tamnougalte in the Draa Valley to reach Ouarzazate for an overnight in the hotel.
Day 6: Ouarzazate – The high Atlas – Marrakech
Today we will spend an overnight at Marrakech city. In the morning, we will stroll over the Hollywood of Morocco “Ouarzazate city” in order to visit the Glaoui Taourirt Kasbah, the famous Cinema Studio and take lunch. Continue via the Atlas high mountains to reach the red city of Marrakech.
Day 7: Exploring Marrakech
Today we are going to spend the entire day exploring Marrakech city, which is considered to be among the best destinations for having an exciting day trip. We will visit the palace of Bahia, the Koutoubia Mosque, and the Majorelle Gardens. After lunch, roam in Jemaa El Fna square, take memorable pictures, and have fun with musicians, Storytellers, Snake charmers, Jugglers etc. We will take dinner there, before going back to stay an overnight at the hotel.
Day 8: Marrakech Airport
In the end of our 8 Days Marrakech desert tour; the tour driver will drive you to your accommodation at Marrakech or Marrakech airport as an end to the tour.
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