Marrakech to Merzouga Desert

Trip description

This fantastic 7-day tour from Marrakech to the Merzouga Desert takes you on a wonderful journey through the high Atlas Mountains, Kasbahs, Gorges, Canyons, Sahara Desert (Erg Chebbi dunes), the Middle Atlas and Cedar forest

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7 days

From : €1,000*

Day 1: Marrakech - Telouate - Ouarzazate

Day 2: Ouarzazate - Agdez - Vallée du Draa - Zagora

Day 3: Tafraout - sidi Ali

Day 4: Tafraout - Ramlia Marrakech to Merzouga Desert

Day 5: Merzouga - The Pink Valley

Day 6: The Rose Valley - Boumaln Dades - Skoura - Ouarzazate

Day 7: Ouarzazate - Ait ben Haddou - Marrakech

Day 1 : Marrakech - Telouate - Ouarzazate

Marché à Marrakech. ©Sylvia_Kania -

After Breakfast, departure from your Hotel or Riad or at the airport to the tizi-n-Tichka pass in the high atlas through the Berber villages, by the old road to Tilouate visit the kasbah of El GLAOUI. Following your trip to the south of Morocco arriving at the Kasbah Ait ben Haddou a fortified village of 17 century, visit the Kasbah. Continues to the Hollywood of Morocco Ouarzazate where they shot films like gladiator…. Dinner and accommodation at hotel.

Day 2 : Ouarzazate - Agdez - Vallée du Draa - Zagora

La vallée des roses, Ouarzazate. ©Johncopland - iStokphoto

In the morning after breakfast visit the cinema studio and Kasbah Taourirt. The day dedicated to the discovery of the anti-Atlas green landscapes and the Draa Valley. Departure from Ouarzazate to cross the Anti Atlas, stop to take photos in Ait Saoune. Continuation to Agdez the draa valley starts here, takes the track to the kasbah Tamnougalte, lunch on site in a clean restaurant, afternoon continuation of your tour in Morocco by the track of the Draa valley crossing villages and palm groves and kasbahs arrive in Zagora. Dinner and overnight in Zagora.

Day 3 : Tafraout - sidi Ali

Habitations berbères près de Tafraoute. ©Zastolskiy Victor /

After breakfast departure to Tafraoute, a track that brings you back in a deserted virgin. We have dinner with a Berber family and sleep in an inn. On the way we visit small Berber villages and oases. Enjoy the desert landscape assisted by the music of the Gnawa of the region (Gnawa of Khamlya). Dinner and overnight stay at the traditional Riad Inn

Day 4 : Tafraout - Ramlia Marrakech to Merzouga Desert

Village près de Tafraoute. ©Nella /

Morning departure to Merzouga via Ramlia the small village in the middle of the desert, discovering the desert region and its isolated oases. Arrive at the Merzouga Desert, the largest dunes after the Chegaga dunes in southeast Morocco. A camel ride to watch the sunset in the heart of the dunes. Overnight in a desert bivouac.

Day 5 : Merzouga - The Pink Valley

Les dunes de Merzouga. ©Author's Image

After sunrise return to the hotel for breakfast.  After an unforgettable night in the desert, then en route to Tineghir via Rissani the origin of the Alaouite dynasty visit the souk of Rissani, 20 KM away is Erfoud the marble city. Direction Tinejdad, arriving at the Todra Gorges and the valley of roses. Dinner and night at the hotel.

Day 6 : The Rose Valley - Boumaln Dades - Skoura - Ouarzazate

Kasbah Amridil. ©John Copland /

In the morning visit to the Todgha gorges with its valley and its kasbahs. After all that we take the road again towards the valley of dadès and the valley of the roses, continuation of your adventure in direction of thousand kasbahs and Oasis of skoura, in visit the kasbah Amridil and oasis. Arrival in Ouarzazate. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 7 : Ouarzazate - Ait ben Haddou - Marrakech

Le village fortifié de Aït Ben Haddou. ©John_Walker /

In the morning after breakfast we will take a different route to the high atlas than the first day, on the way back to Marrakech we will pass through villages and across mountains. And back to Marrakech finishing our trip. (Hotel - Riad Transfer to the airport).

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