Experience a one-in-a-lifetime journey to the Sahara Desert from Marrakech with camel trek and guided tour of Marrakech with All Morocco Tours. This is a 6 day, 5 night tour from Marrakech to Merzouga and returning to Marrakech.
DAY 1: MARRAKECH – AIT AOURIR – TADART – OUARZAZATE – DADES GORGES
Your guide will pick you up from your location in Marrakech and head towards the Dades Gorge, passing the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass (2260m) in the High Atlas mountains. We will pause for beautiful photos of our colorful landscapes and Berber villages. we will continue driving to Dades Valley with a stop in Ouarzazate to visit Taourirt Kasbah. Then we will go to the luscious green Dades Valley and the Valley of Roses via the fascinating Palmery of Skoura. We will arrive to Dades Valley in the evening. Dinner and Overnight in the hotel.
DAY 2: DADES GORGES – TINGHER – TENGDAD – ERFOUD – MERZOUGA
After breakfast, we will start our journey to Merzouga and the Sahara Desert. Starting with a visit in Dades Gorge to take photos, we will continue driving toward Tinghir and Todra Gorge. Once there, you will have free time to walk around and then go to the Tinjdad town where we will stop for lunch. After lunch, we will pass through Erfoud, the Moroccan capital city of fossils, and then we will arrive to Merzouga for dinner and overnight stay in our riad.
DAY 3: MERZOUGA – KHAMLIA – MEFIS – MERDANE – NOMADS – ERG CHABBI
In the morning, we start our tour around the dunes of Erg Chebbi. We will visit a berber house and listen to some Gnawa music originally from Ghana and Sudan. We will visit some deserted mines, Berber nomads, and oasis of palm trees. For lunch, we will head back to Merzouga. After relaxing for a time we will go for the camels that are waiting to take us on an adventure in the sand dunes.
Before we leave for the desert, the camels will be packed with water, food, blankets, and everything else which we will need for the trip. Each person will have their own camel and the ride will take 1.5 hours to reach the inside the dunes.
You will arrive to your own private tent, and then you can walk in the dunes to watch the beautiful sunset and try sand boarding on the sand dunes. After seeing the sun set, you will go down back to the camp to enjoy mint tea (what we call Moroccan Berber Whiskey!). Then you will have your meal of delicious Moroccan Berber tagine in the camp. After dinner, the party will start. Local Berber nomad musicians will play traditional music with drums and dancing. Afterwards, you will watch the magical sky full of stars and enjoy the peaceful desert. Dinner and overnight in nomad camp.
Tents have various amenities depending on your selection including beds, electricity, private bathroom with shower, and air conditioning (please let us know which amenities you would like for an accurate quote).
DAY 4: MERZOUGA – RISSANI – ALNIF – DRAA VALLEY – OUARZAZATE
Awake in the morning to the gentle calling of your guide to see the sun rise over the dunes of the Sahara. We will ride camels back from Desert Camp to Merzouga for breakfast and showers. Our journey will then take us to Ouarzazate through the Berber villages of the atlas mountains: Tinjdad, Tinghir, Todra Gorges, and Boumalene-du-Dades. We will arrive to Ouarzazate in evening for dinner and our stay in the riad.
DAY 5: OURAZAZTE – AIT BENHADDOU – AGDAL – MARRAKECH
After breakfast, we will depart from the hotel towards Marrakech. Along our way, we will visit the UNESCO World Heritage site Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, famous for films such as The Man Who Would Be King, Jewel of the Nile, Jesus of Nazareth, The Message, Lawrence of Arabia, The Mummy, and Gladiator. We will arrive in Marrakech and stay overnight in a riad near the square.
DAY 6: MARRAKECH – MARRAKECH
Enjoy breakfast at the Riad before embarking on a day tour of Marrakech with a knowledgable guide. Discover the old city of Marrakech with its labyrinth streets, famous markets, and incredible historical and cultural sites. This tour includes the Majorelle Garden, Palais de Bahia, Jewish Quarter, Saadian tombs, and the Medersa Ben Youssef. Enjoy free time in the evening and an overnight stay in the same Marrakech riad.
Driver-guide who speaks your language
Hotels – riad with half board
Camel ride (camel each)
Overnight in desert camp
Tickets of the Historical Monuments.
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