Sahara Desert from Marrakech

TMR106: 7 Days Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Merzouga - Agdez - Ouarzazate - Marrakech
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide: English-speaking guide, experienced and knowledgeable
Driver: Private driver with a spacious air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 3-star handpicked hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
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Day 1 Marrakech arrival, Airport pick-up
Welcome to the red city of Morocco, Marrakech. Our English speaking driver will wait for you at the airport and then send you to the hotel. There is no itinerary in the rest of the day so you may go to the square of Jemaa el-Fna, a cultural commodities center filled with acrobats, storytellers, water sellers, dancers and musicians on your own. At night, the square becomes an unprecedented lively night markets selling sea food, drink, dress, carpet, ornament and leather…

Accommodation: Riad Nesma Suites & Spa
Day 2 Transfer to Ouarzazate with a visit in Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou
Today, the driver and the guide will pick you up at the hotel and officially start our 7-day Morocco tour. First, we will drive for about 2 hours to Tizi-in-Tichka pass. Along the way, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery and villages with small houses. Then drive for about 20 kilometers along the desert hills to visit the magnificent Kasbah in the village of Telouet. This castle was once the main residence of "Lord of the Atlas" Pasha El Glaoui when he ruled a kingdom extending from Marrakech to the Sahara Desert in the east. Continue on our trip by car for 1 hour and 10 minutes and we will arrive at the famous castle Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also the filming location "The Mummy", "7 Days in Tibet" and "Alexandre". We will pass by the valley of Assif Ounila before we get there. Arrive in Ouarzazate 30 minutes later and the guide will escort you to visit the impressive Atlas Film Studios. We will also pay a visit to the Kasbah Taourirt. It is a grand cultural heritage with beautifully decorated rooms and charming ramparts. At the end of the day, transfer you to the hotel in Ouarzazate for a good rest.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Dar Chamaa, Ouarzazate
Day 3 Transfer to Dades Valley with sightseeing tour
The 3rd day of this 7-day Morocco tour will start with a visit to the beautiful Oasis of Skoura. We will reach there in 50 minutes by car, visit the ancient castles among palm trees, go through the Rose Valley and finally make a stopover at the small town of Kela'a Mgouna which is famous for its pink Persian rose landscape and enjoy a cup of local Berber tea. The scenery on the following journey is also very amazing and you will see countless castles and valleys. Later, we will drive through the red Atlas Mountains, berber villages, green valleys full of palm trees and reach Dades Valley in the end and check in the hotel there.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Dar Rihana Dades
Day 4 Transfer to Merzouga with camel riding tour
After breakfast, we will drive 1 hour and 20 minutes to Tinrghir and Todra gorge. Follow the guide to take a walk under the 300m high cliff of the Todra gorge. Then proceed to Erfoud, and finally arrive at Merzouga Village. It takes about 3 hours. After, under the companion of an experienced camel guide, we will ride a camel to start the desert journey and explore the mysterious Erg-Chebbi sand sea. At dusk, enjoy the sunset in the desert. Do not forget to capture the beautiful scenery. We will spend the night in private tents in the desert.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Hakim Camp
Day 5 Enjoy amazing Sahara desert sunrise tour, Explore Rissani & return to Ourazazate
You may get up early this morning to enjoy the sunrise in the desert. Then we will return to the hotel on a camel. After enjoying breakfast and taking a shower, we will drive to the small town of Rissani and tour a local market. In this traditional Moroccan town, most women wear veils and men wear hijabs. After the visit, we will leave the Sahara desert and drive to Ourazazate. En route, you will see the charming Draa Valley and pass countless Berber Kasbahs and Agdez. Your Sahara desert adventure, a highlight of this Morocco 7 days itinerary comes to an end today.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Dar Chamaa, Ouarzazate
Day 6 Transfer to Marrakech, Marrakech sightseeing tour
After breakfast, we will drive to Marrakech. First, we will pass the famous Tizi - in-Tichka pass, then through the High Atlas Mountains which is snowing most of the year, and arrive at Marrakech's hotel 4 hours later. After a break, the guide will show you around Marrakech's most iconic landmarks. First we will visit the Bahia Palace. It combines the exquisite elegance of traditional Islamic architecture and Moroccan architecture and you can know the life of aristocratic families in Morocco in the 19th century. Then we will tour the Majorelle Garden, a botanical garden and an artistic landscape garden. At last, you will be sent back to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Riad Nesma Suites & Spa
Day 7 Marrakech departure, Airport See-off
Today you will leave Morocco. The driver will transfer you to Marrakech International Airport according to your flight time. Hope you have spent a fantastic 7-day Morocco tour with us.

Meals: Breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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