6 Days Tours From Marrakech To Merzouga Sahara Desert
Morocco 6 Days/5 Nights tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert: Overview, Highlights, and Itinerary
overview of the 6 Days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert
We organize private tours from Marrakech to explore the Sahara desert and Rif mountains. We travel throughout Morocco in 4×4 or minibus vehicles. We are able to customize any of our suggested Marrakech tours to suit you so you can discover and experience the Moroccan culture, diversity, and magic of Morocco the way you like.
The 6–day tour with Moroccan Desert Trips takes you on an exciting journey through some of the most stunning landscapes in Morocco. You will begin your journey in Marrakech and travel through the Tizi N‘Tichka Mountain Pass to Ouarzazate. From there, you will continue on to Zagora and visit the Tamegoute religious center and the Pottery district. You will then explore Merzouga, with its Sand Sea of Erg Chebbi, before heading to Erfoud, Todgha Gorges, and the Valley of Roses. Finally, you will end your journey with a visit to the Fint Oasis and return to Marrakech.
Highlights of the 6 Days Marrakech to Merzouga Desert Tour
- Pick up from Menara Airport in Marrakech and transfer to your accommodation.
- Visit the Tamegoute religious center and the pottery district in Zagora.
- Explore the Draa Valley and the villages of Tazzarine and Alnif.
- Visit the fortified village that was the cradle of the Alawite dynasty.
- Drive through the Ziz Valley with its thousands of lush green date palms and its famous Kasbahs.
- Arrive at Merzouga and explore the area.
- Enjoy a camel trek to discover the Sand Sea of Merzouga and watch the sunset over the dunes.
- Wake up in the early morning to enjoy the best sunrise of your life.
- Visit the Fint Oasis and the 4 small villages in the Oasis.
- Transfer to Marrakech and spend the night in Marrakech.
Tour Plan: 6-Day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga (Morocco Desert Tour)
Day 1: MENARA AIRPORT – MARRAKECH CITY
We will meet you at the airport and take you into Marrakech to your hotel or Riad before we start our 6 days tour from Marrakech to the Merzouga desert.
Day 2: MARRAKECH – OUARZAZATE – ZAGORA
We will leave Marrakech and travel through the famous mountain pass of Tizi N ’Tichka pass at an altitude of 2260 meters, on our journey to Ouarzazate. Stop in the most famous Kasbah in Morocco and a UNESCO World Heritage Site ‘Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou‘. We will arrive in Ouarzazate in time for lunch. After lunch, we will continue our journey to Zagora through the Draa Valley. The Draa River which runs through the valley is the longest river in Morocco and the valley itself is famous for the dates which grow there. After we arrive in Zagora we will visit the Tamegoute religious center which is famous for its library which contains ancient manuscripts written on gazelle skins. We will also visit the pottery district where you will be able to admire the beautiful green pottery which is used throughout the kingdom.
Day 3: ZAGORA – ALNIF – ERFOUD – MERZOUGA
After breakfast head off to the villages of Tazzarine and Alnif. We will stop for lunch at a traditional Moroccan restaurant in Alnif. In the afternoon we will visit a fortified village that was the cradle of the Alawite dynasty that ruled over Morocco for 3 centuries. Following this we will continue our journey by driving through the Ziz Valley with its thousands of lush green date palms and its famous Kasbah or fortified villages. We will finally arrive at Merzouga at the dunes of Erg Chebbi.
Day 4: EXPLORATIVE JOURNEY OF MERZOUGA (CAMEL TREK)
After breakfast on the fourth day of our Morocco Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, you can begin to explore the area. Visit the Gnawa people, originally slaves brought from Sudan to discover their music and lifestyle, while not far away there is the lake of Merzouga with its bird populations. You can also visit the home of Nomadic Thread where many Berber handicrafts are cheaper than in the big cities. In the afternoon it is time for your camel trek where you discover the Sand Sea of Merzouga and watch the sunset over the dunes. Arrive at your well-equipped campsite stay the night in Nomadic Berber tents, and enjoy a delicious dinner and evening with music and song by local Berber people.
Day 5: MERZOUGA – ERFOUD – TODGHA GORGES – VALLEY OF ROSES – OUARZAZATE
Wake up in the early morning to enjoy the best sunrise of your life. Then ride your camels back to Merzouga village and enjoy the unique beauty of spectacular Erg Chebbi sand dunes with the changing light throughout the day. After breakfast in the Riad, you will leave for Rissani Tinghir and Todra Gorges – the highest in Morocco’s narrow gorges. After lunch in the heart of the Gorge, we continue through the Dades Valley, and Valley of Roses, and spend Night in Ouarzazate.
Day 6: OUARZAZATE – HIGH ATLAS – MARRAKECH
After breakfast, we will head towards the Fint Oasis. At the top of a rocky peak, we will discover the Oasis nestled in the valley of a dried-up river bed, surrounded by mountains. Here we find 4 small villages where time seems to stand still and where the people peacefully live on the resources of the Oasis. We will then continue on to Marrakech stopping for lunch and arriving in Marrakech late afternoon where you will spend the night The private tour with Moroccan Desert Trips finishes in Marrakech.
- Pick up and drop off at your hotel/airport
- An air conditioned 4×4 Landcruiser or spacious minivan in case of a group
- English speaking driver
- Dinner & breakfast
- Cameld rides & overnight in a private nomad traditional tent
- No forced shopping stops during the tour
- lunch and drinks
- Entrance fees