6 Days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

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6 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

Overview:

Interested to spend some more time exploring the Sahara desert? Trips For Morocco team organise the 6 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, where you will be staying for few days visiting around the Erg Chebbi sand dunes, its Berber villages, its nomadic people, and lifestyles. Our 6 days trip from Marrakech to Merzouga allows you to be with locals of the Sahara desert, share some tea with them, cook and taste local Berber meals. Join our 6 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga and feel a unique and authentic Morocco.

Itinerary of 6 days trip from Marrakech to Merzouga :

Day 1: Marrakech to the Atlas mountains, Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, and Dades gorges

Our 6 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga begins in the morning from Marrakech, where we meet you in your location and start driving through the famous high pass of Tizi nTichka (about 2260m high in its altitude). We will make a pause there to enjoy the landscapes, an impressive panoramic view of the high Atlas mountains and Berber villages from above. 

After that, we carry on driving to a UNESCO world heritage site called kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, the most exotic and preserved Kasbah in the country, it was taken as a location where many parts of international movies and series were filmed for example Gladiator, Game of Thrones, and many others. After lunch there,  we drive to Boumaln Dades crossing Ouarzazate city and the valley of roses Kalaat Magouna, we will have a stop there, and visit a workshop of roses. As soon as we arrive to Boumalne we will drive via the Dades valley to see rock formations  called Monkey Fingers. Then go to the hotel/riad for your dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Dades gorge towards Todgha gorge, , Ziz valley, and Merzouga desert

After breakfast, we drive to the biggest valley of palm trees Draa valley, then go to Todra Gorge, the highest gorge in the country about (300meters high). We walk under this impressive canyon. After lunch, we drive towards Merzouga village crossing the city of dates and fossils, Erfoud. Once we are at Merzouga, we will  ride our lovely camels towards the camp with a well experienced  camel man. In your way you will have a unique stop to enjoy the most shinning sunset from a high dune. 

After dinner, you will gather with the locals around a bonfire, and they will play drums for you and teach you how to play as well, and they will tell you some funny stories or riddles. Overnight in your camp in a starry night and peaceful place.

Day 3: 4×4 Merzouga desert excursion and Khamlia

This new day of our 6 days trip from Marrakech to Merzouga begins early in order not to miss the sunrise in a high dune, and to enjoy the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi. After breakfast, we will do the desert tour by a 4×4 vehicle, in which we will visit first the nomads who still live in tents, we will have a cup of tea with them and exploit the chance to know about their harsh life more. Then we visit Mifis. drive few minutes to Khamlia village, listen to Gnawa music played by the locals, who are originally from Sudan and Mali, then drive to your riad/hotel to renew the energy and get ready for the adventure of tomorrow. 
Dinner and overnight there.
 

Day 4:  Merzouga to Taous, Ouzina, Ramlia and Tafraout Sidi Ali

New day new adventure, after breakfast, we take the road and we will pass by many Berber villages along the way (Taous, Lbiaa, Jdaid, Ouzina…), then next we reach Ramlia village. We will have lunch in this fabulous village with its old buildings. Next we drive the road in the middle of wilderness and cross the Ghris Valley full of Acacia trees, if we are lucky we may find some nomadic families grazing their sheep or camels on the road. Next we pass by Lmziouda, where you can see both mountains and sand in one view. 

We cross its black mountains. Later on, we reach Tafraout Sidi Ali village, not far away from Algeria borders, and it is considered as the administrative site of all the surrounding villages. We will have dinner in a local guesthouse (Auberge) and enjoy the night with the locals.

Day 5:  Tafraout Sidi Ali to, Lahfira and Rissani, Touroug and Tinghir

After breakfast, we carry on our 6 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga passing by Ighef Nighir, Lahfira, Fezzou then reach Rissani, which was known as Sijlmassa along time. We will discover its traditional market (Souk), where sellers are active, selling vegetables, spices, clothes and so on. After lunch there, We take the road passing by several villages such as El Jorf, Touroug, and Tinghir for dinner and overnight in your hotel/riad. 

Day 6:  Tinghir, Dades, Ouarzazate, Ait Ben Haddou and Marrakech

After breakfast we drive crossing the impressive valley of Dades. Then we proceed our tour via the road of Thousand Kasbah towards Ourzazate city, called the Hollywood of Africa, we will have lunch there, and visit both Atlas Studio and Kasbah of Taourirt. Then drive towards Marrakech via the high Atlas mountains. Our 6 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga will end in your accommodation(airport, hotel, riad…).
 
 
 

Tour highlights:

  • Passing by the Atlas mountains.
  • Discover the Unesco world heritage site of Ait Ben-Haddou kasbah.
  • Discover Dades and Todgha gorges.
  • Camel ride in Merzouga desert.
  • Overnight in the desert camp.
  • Visit the Atlas studio in Ouarzazate.
  • Explore the Sahara desert and its villages.

Tour includes:

  • Pick up/drop off at your accommodation in Marrakech.
  • English speaking driver/guide.
  • Private A/C transport during the tour.
  • Camel ride per each in Merzouga desert.
  • Overnight stays during the tour.
  • Diners and breakfasts during the tour.
  • 4×4 desert excusion.

Not included:

  • Lunches and soft drinks.
  • Entrance fees to monuments.
  • Other personal expenses.

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