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6 Days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

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Tour overview

Explore 6 Days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga. On this fantastic desert tour you, you will explore Ait Benhaddou kasbah. You also visit Agdez, Draa valley and Merzouga Sahara desert. Finally, you head to Todra Gorges, Dades Gorges and the end tour at Marrakech.

Tour itinerary

Day 1: Marrakech – the Atlas Mountains – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate

Leaving Marrakech at 8:00 in the morning and depart for Ouarzazate. On the way, we will cross the Atlas by the surprising port Tizi n’Tichka, 2,260 meters in height. Further, after we cross the Atlas, we take a track to visit the Kasbah of the Pacha Glaoui in Telouet.  And then, we pass through various Berber villages, and we arrive at the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. Moreover, it is an incredible fortified city more than 800 years old. There, movies have been filmed as Gladiator and the Kingdom of Heaven. In the end, we will go to Ouarzazate, where you can visit the movie studios. Dinner overnight is at the hotel

Day 2: Ouarzazate – Agdez – Draa Valley – Tazarine – Gorges of Meharch

After having breakfast and visiting the Taourirt Kasbah, we depart to Zagora direction. We cross the mountains of the Anti Atlas and pass through the port of Tizi n Tinifift (1,600 meters) in height. In the Draa Valley, we take a track full of various Berber villages and kasbahs in its interior. Subsequently, we leave via N’kob village, Tarazine, and Alnif. We will take then another track that crosses a lot of towns until you reach the Gorges of Meharch. Many of these sections are to be traversed during the Dakar Rally. Finally, we have dinner and overnight in a Riad

Thereafter, you will discover the nomad’s lifestyle while you are covering them in their tents around the Erg Chebbi dunes. Moreover, lunch with locales in Berber village. In the afternoon, you ride out your camel, crossing the ocean of the dunes to spend the night in the heart of the dunes. Then, dinner and overnight under a nomad tent.

Day 3: Meharch – Oasis Ramlia – Ouzina dunes – Merzouga

Continuing along the track of the Dakar Rally is after breakfast. Thus, we cross more people’s solitary, epiphytic plants wadis (dry river beds), oasis, and dunes of Ouzina. Next, we follow the route through Berber villages towards the direction of the Erg Chebbi. This desert has the highest dunes in Morocco. There, we will have pizza for lunch with the Berber family nomad. After that, we arrive at Merzouga known for the high golden dunes. In the hotel, we will your luggage and start your camel trip into the desert. On the way, you enjoy the sunsets and reach desert camp in the middle of the desert. You spend a great night, playing music around the fire after dinner.

Day 4: Merzouga – Off-road desert tour– Visit the nomads – Merzouga

We wake up before dawn to watch the sunrise view. After that, you return to the Hotel by camels or 4×4. The shower and breakfast area in the hotel. Later on, we take you around the Erg Chebbi to meet nomads. the desert is an extension of the sand desert where is located at the Great Dune of Morocco at an altitude of 250 meters. Furthermore, we keep on the tour via the route of the old Paris-Dakar. This road is with the mountains of Algeria borders. A Stop at the oasis of Tissardmin before we reach a settlement where nomads live.

Secondly, we stop for a panoramic view of the Erg Chebbi and drive to Khamlia. The people of this village came from Mali. So, we relax with a cup of tea and enjoy a small concert of Gnawa music. And we have lunch there. Finally, we visit one of the oases and enjoy the sunset on some of the near dunes. And then we drive to the hotel and spend a night, including dinner.

Day 5: Merzouga – Rissani – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley

After a hot shower and breakfast, we take the direction to Rissani. The town is the original home to the Alawite dynasty and the first imperial city of Morocco. Secondly, we resume our direction to Erfoud. It is rich in black stone and marine fossils. There will be a have to stop in this town to visit the factory of fossils. After that, you will stop to enjoy the palm groves of the Tafilalet. Also, we will visit the gorges of the Todra arrive at the Dades Valley. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel.

Day 6: Dades Valley – Roses Valley – Skoura – Marrakech

Today, we leave the valley after breakfast. Thus, we drive through the route of the “Thousand Kasbahs”. In this route, we pass via the stunning valley of the Roses. And you will arrive at the palm grove of Skoura. This town is famous for the old Kasbah of Amridil. From this point, we will drive to Marrakesh. Finally, we drop you off at your accommodation or airport. Our service of 6 Days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert ends.

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Testimonials

Honestly best part of our whole trip to Marrakech. 100% worth the car ride, met some great people and had the best food we had during our entire stay. Beautiful camp, absolutely gorgeous trip, words nor pictures can describe the trip. If you are even debating going, GO. It is well worth the money, we felt like kings, got an insight into the culture, and had an absolute blast. The stay in the desert was something to remember a lifetime: a beautiful, small camp between the dunes, nice people, nice food and an amazing comfortable tent for just the three of us. We especially enjoyed the camel ride back to the starting point in the early morning. Well, we can only highly recommend this tour and agency - it couldn`t have been better at all...Many thanks to Brahim who made it all possible.
Jane
Splendid tour to the Zagora desert. The ride was a bit tedious at times, but definitely worth it in the end. Our tour guide Mohammed, was amazing and very knowledgeable on everything about Morroco and the Berber community. I could say with confidence that this was a memorable two days that I will never forget. Thanks Mohammed!
Zak

Destinations overview of our 6 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert:

Marrakech:

Marrakech is the most popular touristic city. It is one of the best destinations that tourists can visit. Besides, it is the most point where tours and trips come across as a crossroad city. Thus, Marrakech is the best destination in Morocco where there are the best things to visit and discover. Historically speaking, Marrakech was an active trade point for its strategic placement and proximity to the Sahara itinerary. And the other side of the Atlantic ocean, the city plays a specific role in the tourist field. It is known for its tourist attraction as internal or international tourism.

And also for its powerful cultural sites merited to be visited and discovered. In addition to that, as a melting pot of modernism and authenticity. Marrakech is a reflection of the pure friendly social share culture. In which locals are qualified for cultural share and tourism acceptability. In the same context, geographically, the red city of Marrakech is nowadays a powerful tourist environment. That all the different types of hotels, luxury ones, royal ones, and even bivouacs in its Agafay desert zone. That’s why Marrakech is widely integrated with our tourist programs. Especially, the 6 Days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert.

 Ait Ben Haddou:

As usual, we select unique places in most of our valuable tours and trips. Not to mention, Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou is our next site this time. It is also an important station in the 6 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga. Hence, the Kasbah or Kasr Ait Ben Haddou is a group of traditional ancient built fortified houses. It takes a stunning form of a castle. Especially with its beautiful placement between the mountains in the Ounila valley. That is why the site is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. Further, it is classified as a historical monument for its special charming architecture. And also for its qualified hospitality and generosity of its residents.

Ouarzazate:

Ouarzazat is a city and capital of Ouarzazate Province in the Drâa-Tafilalet region of south-central Morocco. Ouarzazate is at an elevation of 1,160 m (3,810 ft) in the middle of a bare plateau south of the High Atlas Mountains. Also, it is a strategic city that links the central west and Marrakech with the eastern Sahara region. Moreover, it is a nice city to visit and to discover its cultural sites. And surely its must-integration in the trajectories of Marrakech Sahara desert and kasbahs. Ouarzazate is the Moroccan Holywood city where groups of international movies have been filmed. Thus, it is highly recommended and integrated into most of our programs. Like the 6 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert.

Merzouga:

In the context of Morocco’s richness of its diverse regions to visit, and their variable cultures and climates, Merzouga is a small village in the Eastern south of Morocco. Accessible by 35km from Rissani city. And it is 55km from Erfoud city. Hence, it is qualified as a desert Sahara zone and the land of nomad life. That’s why most of the tourists, especially peace and inspiration seekers never hesitate to visit it. They come to have that experience of the nomad desert lifestyle. With pleasure, Merzouga is so recommended and integrated with this tour program of the 6 days from Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour.

Rissani:

Rissani is a town in Errachidia Province in eastern Morocco, located near Erfoud about 22km. It is the closest town of significant size to Merzouga village (Erg Chebbi). The largest sand desert in Morocco. Therefore, Rissani, or as was called a long-ago “Moula Ali Cherif” is the oldest royal land where the mausoleum of Moulay Ali Cherif is. He was the third great-grandfather of Moulay Cherif, founder of the Alaouite Dynasty of Morocco.

It is still a traditional city where classical hand-made crafts are still alive. More than that, it is the closest point to many old ksars. Also, it is a market direction for the population of many tribes that come every two days in the week to shop. Rissani is home to the oldest Alaouit dynasty. It offers ancient traditional architecture and the conservative culture of this family. With no hesitation, it is also among our Morocco tours from Marrakech. And 6 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert is of them.

Rose Valley:

Through that beautiful touristic trajectory, Rose Valley is a valuable touristic site. Thus, its location is in the Southern East of Morocco. At the end of the high atlas mountains between El Kelaa des M’Gouna et Boulmane du Dadès. It is a long queue of small villages and traditional houses that reflect the panoramic beautifulness of virgin nature surrounded by huge blocks of rocks. In addition to that, Rose Valley’s economy is based mainly on agriculture. The population is not aware of the site’s touristic attraction though. However, it remains one of the most virgin places to visit and experience. For that reason, it is also one of the stations where the 6 days from Marrakech Merzouga desert tour takes place.

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