8 Days from Marrakech south Morocco desert tour

DAY 1 : ARRIVAL IN MARRAKECH

Desert Marrakech tour with “Marrakech-Morocco-Trips” offers you unforgettable experience to explore Atlas mountains and Sahara desert. Our 8 day private Marrakech tour starts today and we greeting you at Marrakech Menara airport, transfer to your hotel or Riad in Marrakech.

DAY 2 : MARRAKECH – OUARZAZATE – DRAA VALLEY – ZAGORA

The desert Marrakech tour continues today passing the High Atlas mountains. We drive through Tizi n´Tichka pass and we enjoy few stops to explore few Berber villages. We visit Ait Ben Haddou ,the famous Kasbah, and an UNESCO World heritage site m very popular destination for private tours from Marrakech or as 1 day trip from Marrakech. Many famous films were shot in local stage, including Gladiator ,also Obelix and The Mummy. We explore Zagora and we enjoy camel ride with experienced desert guide towards the Sahara desert camp. You will enjoy amazing desert sunset and Berber dinner in desert camp. We will also enjoy traditional Berber music and we spend this night in the Zagora desert camp.

DAY 3 : ZAGORA – N’KOB – ALNIF – RISSANI – RISSANI – MERZOUGA DUNES

After breakfast, you depart from Zagora towards the famous dunes of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga. The adventure continues along the valley of Draa. You will have a free time for lunch in Alnif, After that, you will continue to Rissani city, the original capital of the Alawites Sultans. Rissani is known for its important market for caravans of sub-Saharian region Sijilmassa and the Moulay Ali Cherif gate. Afterwards, you will cross the Erg Chebbi to arrive to Merzouga dunes. From here, the caravan begins by exchanging your transportation by camels, a camel trek over the dunes at the sunset, this is where you can spend the night in a beber tent in the middle of the desert.

DAY 4 : MERZOUGA – ERFOUD – TINGHIR – TODRA GORGES

A wake up early morning to admire the sunrise, if you wish it of course. After the breakfast, we will leave to Erfoud, a city known for fossils, you will cross the Tafilalt oasis, a short break to see the ancient system of irrigation before you arrive to Tinjdad. Continuation to Todra Gorges where you will have free time for lunch and you can take a walk along the gorges, local restaurant are available between the canyons of Todra gorges. In the afternoon, you visit the city of Tinghir espacially the Jewish district.

DAY 5 : TODRA GORGES -DADES VALLEY -ROSES VALLEY – AIT BEN HADDOU

We start the tour via the Dades valley with its beautiful landscapes, Kasbahs and panoramic views of the ocre mountains where the colors and contrast changes every 200m. You will join the principal road nicknamed the road of 1000 kasbahs for many of the Kasbah you cross, then you will visit the city of roses called Kelaa Mgouna, a rose festival is celebrated every year in this city, then the fascinating Skoura palmeraie 50km before getting to Ouarzazate. You will continue to Ait Ben Haddou village, the fortified ksar with it’s beautiful Kasbahs, Ait Ben Haddou is classified as human heritage by the UNESCO and it has served as a natural decoration for many movies. Once you get to Ait Ben Haddou village, you will have free time for lunch in a local restaurant overlooking the Kasbah, then you take a walk to go on the top of the hill to dominate the whole village.

DAY 6 : AIT BEN HADDOU KASBAH – TELOUET – MARRAKECH

Departure to Marrakech via the beautiful Ounila Valley following the previous caravan trail just recently renovated which used to exchange the products coming from sub-sahara Africa with Marrakech. Lunch at Telouet. Possible visit of the kasbah before returning back through out the Hight Atlas.

DAY 7 : MARRAKECH TOUR

Full day sightseeing of Marrakesh, the city wich was founded by the Almoravids in the 11th century, you will discover The Bahia Palace, The Saadian Tombs, the Koutoubia mosque and the famous Djemaa El Fna square with its surrounding souks and handicraft centres. Overnight in Marrakech.

DAY 8 : MARRAKECH – FINISH THE PRIVATE TOUR

Morocco private tour finishes today and we transfer you to the airport of Marrakech. End of Service. Private and desert Marrakech tour with “Marrakech-Morocco-Trips” finishes and we thank you for exploring Morocco.