6 Days Tour From Marrakech to Merzouga Desert

Day 1: Marrakech – Tizi -n-Tichka – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Dades Valley/Gorges

We will pick up you from your hotel/riad/bus station, then we will start our journey from Marrakech to Dades Gorges. Across the Tizi-n-Tichka Atlas pass, with far-reaching views across the mountains, to the traditional High Atlas Berber village of Telouet and we continue to Ait Benhaddou to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou, a spectacular fortified village (Ksour). You’ll have your lunch at Ait benhaddou or Ouarzazate and continue to Dades valley, we will spend the night in a hotel in the Dades gorges.

Day 2: Dades Gorges – Tenghir – Todra Gorges – Tinjdad – Erfoud – Rissani – Merzouga

After breakfast, we go from DADES to Toudra gorges, Tenghir and to the Sahara desert of Merzouga, berber villages are scattered along the way. We’ll pass through Tinjdad, Jorf and Erfoud in which we’ll feel the beginning of the Saharan oasis of Tafilalet then we continue to Merzouga, night in a riad/Hotel near the dunes.

Day 3: Tour around Erg Chebbi Desert by 4×4 – Merzouga – Camel Ride & Night in the Desert

After breakfast, we will drive to explore the tiny villages around Erg Chebbi dunes such as (Hassi Labied, Merdani, Khamlia, M’fis) on our way to Kamlia we expect to meet locals showing their desert foxes. You may also encounter desert reptiles and mammals in Khamlia, which is known as the village of black people who were slaves coming from Sudan. You will be welcomed with a cup of tea (Berber Whiskey) while enjoying their spiritual Gnawa music.

Leaving Khamlia our next stop is to the panoramic view of golden dunes near the Algerian border, we may stop for a Picnic lunch under the shadow of a tree before continuing to visit a Nomad family, who are living in Berber tents and who take care of their herd of cattle, goats and camels. You will be introduced to family members and get to know their way of life while enjoying the taste of a nice cup of tea. After this you will have the chance to visit the sites of black volcanic rocks. Continuing on, you’ll reach the panorama near Yasmina lake where you will be amazed with the scenery of the dunes as well as the lake (springtime), then we will head back to Merzouga.

After relaxing for a while you will leave some of your luggage in a room in the hotel and take what you need in small bag and we will ride the camels into the Erg Chebbi sand dunes for (40 min to 1:30 hrs), when we arrive to the camp we can take a SANDBOARD and walk to the highest sand dune to see the sunset. We will spend the night in a camp (Nomad Tents) with drumming music in the middle of the Sahara, this is a great opportunity to take lovely pictures of the sunset and sunrise.

Day 4: Merzouga – Taouz – Ouzina – Ramlia – Meharech

We will wake you up early to see the sunrise then we will ride the camels back to Merzouga. After breakfast and a shower in the hotel, we will drive to another desert (Sand dunes sand Mountains) through (Taouz , Ouzina, Ramlia) berber villages until a Oasis in the Sahara desert We will spend that night in Mharech village in a hotel.

Day 5: Mharech – Alnif – Tazarrine – N kob – Ouarzazate

Depart from Ramila after breakfast, we will drive to Ouarzazate through Alnif, Nkob, Draa valley. We will be in Ouarzazate in the evening. (Night in a hotel in Ouarzazate)

Day 6: Ouarzazate – Berber Villages – Back to Marrakech trough Tizi-n-Tichka

Leaving Ouarzazate in the morning, we will visit the majestic Atlas Mountains. Cross the High Atlas Mountains via the highest road pass in Morocco Tizni Tichka 2260m high, offering impressive views of valleys, mountains and many Berber villages nearby, arrive in Marrakech in the evening.


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  • private trip.
  • Driver and english speaking guide.
  • Transfer to airport (return).
  • Fuel.
  • 4×4 transport with air conditioning.
  • Specific visits in the tour.
  • Camel excursion and night in the desert tents.
  • Half board hotel (drinks not included).

  • Flights
  • Drinks
  • Lunch
  • Entrance tickets


Here’s what to expect on a 6-day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert :

  • Departure from Marrakech
  • Visit Ait Benhaddou
  • Explore Skoura Oasis
  • Discover Dades Gorges
  • Explore Todra Gorges
  • Merzouga desrt tour
  • Sunrise Camel Trek
  • Return to Marrakech via Draa Valley and Atlas Mountains
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