6 Day Excursion from Marrakech to the Sahara Desert

Give yourself the gift of an unforgettable tour across the magnificent dunes of Morocco that lasts for six days. An unforgettable camel journey across some of the most beautiful deserts in North Africa can be experienced from the opulent city of Marrakech. As you travel through the Atlas Mountains and Zagora, you will have the opportunity to see spectacular sunsets from Erg Chebbi Dunes. All of these experiences are sure to be memories that will last a lifetime.

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Day 1 : Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate

Come along with us on the journey of a lifetime as we traverse the breathtaking desert landscape of Morocco! At eight o’clock in the morning, we will begin our adventure, which will take us over the Atlas Mountains and into Berber settlements, where we will be able to take in breathtaking views. Today, we will journey down the Ounila valley and explore Telouat, where we will have the opportunity to witness a historic kasbah. Following that, we will go on a guided tour of the famous Kasbah at Ait Ben Haddou. Following the lunch break, we continue on to Ouarzazate, where we will make some unforgettable stops at the Atlas Movie Studio and the Taourirt Kasbah. After that, we will have supper and stay in a hotel in the area.

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tradition and culture Ait Ben haddou

Day 2 : Ouarzazate – Agdz – Zagora

Following our exploration of the city, we will go via the Tabounte valley and after that, we will proceed to the Berber settlement of Agdz. Agdz, which literally translates to “resting place,” is a tiny community that was situated along the ancient caravan route that connected Marrakech and Timbuktu. As a result of its position, Agdz played a significant part in the trade of products across the Sahara.
Following our short stay in Agdz, we continue on our journey through the Draa Valley until we reach the Zagora Palm Grove. After our arrival, we will ride a camel to the desert camp, where we will be served supper and spend the night in a traditional Berber tent. Once we arrive, we will leave the camp and continue our journey.

Mountains Ait Ben Haddou
Sahara desert, Activite, sand

Day 3 : Zagora- Tafraout Sidi Ali via verge Sahara Desert

On the third day of our trip, we will go on an exciting excursion that will take us into the vast Hamada Desert, which is a lonely region that is largely populated by nomadic people and the animals that they keep. Off-roading is going to be a thrilling experience for the day, and it will be enhanced by breathtaking landscapes that are studded with acacia trees. There will be a halt for a picnic lunch under the peaceful shade of these trees, and we will take the time to appreciate the peaceful atmosphere. After lunch, we will continue with our tour in the direction of the Tafraout Oasis. At this location, we will spend the whole of the day immersed in the spectacular environment,  which is evocative of the landscape of Mars and is closest to the border between Morocco and Algeria. The day will be filled with unforgettable activities, and as the day draws to a close, we will be able to see a breathtaking sunset. We are going to check into a conventional hotel in the evening, where we will be provided with both breakfast and supper free of charge. The nighttime in the desert has its own special allure, which consists of a combination of relaxation and tranquility, and if one is lucky, a sky that is studded with magnificent stars, which enhances the tranquil atmosphere of the desert.

Day 4 : Tafraout Sidi Ali -Ramlia– Merzouga

On our fourth day, we will explore Ramlia hamlet and the nearby desert. Enjoy a full day of discovery and excitement on this off-road journey. We will cross southeastern Morocco’s greatest river, which is dry most of the year and mimics the Mexico-USA border. Also on our itinerary is Oubahlou, a historic but abandoned town. This is our chance to picture this neglected spot. Bourika, a 200-year-old nomadic caravan rest stop, will be next. After driving through the tranquil acacia trees, we’ll have a picnic beneath their beautiful canopy. We then reach the stunning Erg Chebbi Desert. Arrive at the camel park an hour before dusk to meet your camel. After sunset, a camel ride back to camp enhances the experience. An unforgettable night at camp begins with a delicious meal. A bonfire after supper invites you to dance to local music with the locals.

Camping Tent Caravan
Desert Camp in Merzouga sand dunes Tent

Day 5 : Sahara Desert – Toudra Valley – Dades Valley

Start the fifth day with a morning stroll through stunning gorges to set the mood for an eventful day. We’ll then visit the lovely Dades Valley. We next go to Tinghir to discover its historic Jewish settlement, rich in history and culture. After seeing Tinghir’s past, we’ll have a delicious lunch with valley views. This is the best time to unwind and enjoy nature. We traverse the “Valley of Roses.” to reach Kealla Mgouna. Beautiful scenery and the scent of flowers make this path famous. At night, we’ll stay at a nice local Hotel. You may relax and reflect on the day over a formal supper here. This tranquil day ends with a restful night’s sleep, preparing you for the day’s excursions.

Desert Camp by Night View

Day 6 : Dades Valley – Marrakech- via Roses Valley

During our travel return to Marrakech, our remarkable voyage comes to a fruitful and satisfying conclusion. We will continue our journey across the lovely landscapes of the High Atlas Mountains after passing through Ouarzazate, which provides us with breathtaking vistas along the way. Our final objective, the lovely city of Marrakech, is reached after our journey across the picturesque landscape.

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tour with Kouchy in Jemaa el-Fna
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