7 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Zagora and Merzouga
7 days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Zagora and Merzouga. Enjoy a desert adventure. Sleep in a traditional desert camp, see the sunrise and sunset from the back of a camel, and enjoy spectacular views of Berber villages, fascinating historical sites and legendary Kasbahs.
- Cross the Tizi-n-Tichka pass through the High Atlas Mountains
- Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Aït Benhaddou
- Cross the Drâa Valley
- Travel along the Dades river to Boumalne Dades
- Cross the dunes of Erg Chebbi on a camel back
- Enjoy a spectacular desert sunset and sunrise
- Spend the night in a Berber camp
Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate
Day 2: Ouarzazate – Anti Atlas - Agdz – Draa Valley - Zagora (Desert)
Day 3: Zagora (Desert) - Tafraout - Ramlia - Merzouga (Desert)
Day 4: Merzouga (Desert) - Khamlia – Merzouga (Desert)
After breakfast, we will continue our tour through another of the tracks that were used in the old Paris-Dakar Rally, visiting desert nomads with whom we will have tea. We will also visit an oasis where some movies like Sahara, starring Penélope Cruz, were filmed and the town of Khamlia, where its inhabitants, originally from Mali, will offer us a small concert of Gnawa music. After that we will be heading back to the hostel, where the camels caravan will be waiting to take us to the heart of the desert just in time to enjoy a majestic sunset and admire the color-changing sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. You will spend the night in a camp in the middle of the desert and have a taste of Berber Life. You will be settled in a nomad tent and welcomed with a traditional Moroccan mint tea and Berber dinner. After dinner, your nomad hosts will invite you to enjoy a session of Berbers drumming, singing and dancing around the camp fire, under the shining stars of the night in the Sahara Desert.
Day 5: Merzouga (Desert) - Rissani - Erfoud - Todra Gorges - Dades Gorges
Day 6: Dades Gorges - Roses Valley - Boutghrar - Ouarzazate
After breakfast, we will leave the riad in Dades Gorges, heading towards the High Atlas, where we will observe the way of life of the Berbers of the mountain and the difference between the nomads of the desert and those of the Atlas. We will see the caves where they live and have a tea with them to understand their customs and play with the children, discovering the real life of the nomads. We will then follow the road towards the Roses Valley, where its people make creams, soaps and the famous water of roses, all natural products made from the crops of the roses. After lunch we will continue our tour until we reach Ouarzazate. Dinner and accommodation in a charming riad.
Day 7: Ouarzazate – High Atlas - Marrakech
Payment TypeVisa, Mastercard, PayPal
Departure TimeEarly departure from your hotel or riad
Dress CodePlease bring warm clothing in the winter (no sleeping bags are required), light clothing in the summer, sunscreen, a hat, good walking shoes, a flashlight, and trousers (for the camel trek). Shorts and skirts are not recommended for the trek as the saddles can cause skin irritation
IncludedAn English speaking driverCamel excursion per personDinner and breakfastLodging-half boardQualified vehicle and gas
Not IncludedAttractionsMidday meals and beverages