This 7-day Morocco Desert tour takes you from Casablanca or Marrakesh to the stunning Erg Chebi dunes, passing through the Atlas Mountains and exploring different cities and their landmarks along the way.
Experience the rich history of southern Morocco and enjoy the nomadic lifestyle in desert camps, riding camels through the beautiful Erg Chebi Desert. Watch the breathtaking sunrise and sunset over the sand dunes, and learn about the local culture and traditions from your expert guides.
This tour includes private hotel pick up and drop off, a professional bilingual driver, arrival and departure transfers, daily breakfast, a private car, insurance, a local guide, a bottle of water, fast track service, hotels, and WiFi.
Option 1: Arrival at & departure from Marrakesh / Marrakesh airport
Option 2: Arrival at & departure from Casablanca / Casablanca airport
Upon arrival at Marrakesh Menara airport or Casablanca Airport, you will be greeted by our professional driver who will transfer you to your hotel in Marrakesh.
You can spend the rest of the day relaxing or take a walk in the medina if you arrive early.
Overnight in Riad Dar Karma or similar in Marrakesh
After breakfast, embark on a half day guided tour to explore some of the most iconic landmarks of Marrakesh. Your tour will begin with a visit to the Koutoubia Mosque, renowned for its stunning architecture and beautiful night view.
Next, visit the Saadian Tombs, the most popular mausoleum in Morocco, where tourists are awed by the colorful and intricately designed architecture. You will then explore the Bahia Palace, an excellent example of Moroccan Islamic style architecture and decoration.
Also on your itinerary is a visit to the Medersa Ben Youssef, an ancient Islamic school in the heart of the medina, which is open to non-Muslim visitors. After lunch at your leisure, you will visit the Majorelle Garden, a must-see landmark garden that is also home to the Islamic Art Museum of Marrakech.
At the evening you will stroll in the pulse of Marrakech which is Jamaa El fnaa, this iconic place is occupied by orange juice stalls, water sellers, snake charmers.
Overnight in Riad Dar Karma or similar in Marrakesh
After breakfast, you’ll embark on a trip to Ouarzazate, a city renowned for its thriving culture and artistic traditions.
You’ll journey through stunning countryside via Tizi N’Tichka, the highest pass with an elevation of 2260 meters, crossing the Atlas Mountains and taking in the breathtaking landscapes, local villages, and various views.
After a few hours of traveling, you’ll arrive at Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continuing on to Ouarzazate, you’ll visit the 18th-century Kasbah of Taourirt, which was renovated in 1994. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore the Atlas film studios, a massive studio covering about 30,000 square meters of desert.
You may even catch a glimpse of the filming of some movies, as many famous films such as Star Wars, Gladiator, and Lawrence of Arabia were shot there. The day will end with a brief visit to the city of Ouarzazate.
Dinner & Overnight Hotel Karam Palace or similar in Ouarzazate
On this day, your journey will take you through the DADES VALLEY, where you will see the DADES GORGE, TODRA GORGE and other fascinating sites. After crossing TINGHIR, you will head to MERZOUGA.
MERZOUGA is a serene town situated in the Sahara Desert, known for its red sand dunes and the breathtaking views of the sunrise and sunset at Erg Chebbi. Here, you can enjoy and experience the peace and tranquility of nature.
From MERZOUGA to ERG CHEBBI, you will ride a camel. Each person will have their own camel, and additional camels will be provided to carry luggage. On the way to Erg Chebbi, you will be amazed by the landscape from the top of the dunes. Once you arrive at your charming destination, you will be greeted with a cup of mint tea and spend the night at a luxury nomad camp.
In addition, you will enjoy a delicious cooked meal of Tagine, beside the warmth of the fireside, listening to the drum party and sharing stories about nomad life.
Overnight in Merzouga. Note: The camp has all facilities, and you can also choose to sleep under the brilliant stars to experience the wonders of nature.
Dinner & overnight in Xaluca camp or similar in Merzouga
Today, you will have the opportunity to capture some amazing photos during your journey. You will start the day early to catch the sunrise, followed by a traditional breakfast before continuing your journey towards Dades.
En route, you will pass through Rissani, which is famous for its dates. You can take your time for lunch at your leisure before arriving at the Todgha Gorge. This awe-inspiring natural wonder features immense rocky cliffs and high mountains, providing a breathtaking backdrop for some memorable photos.
After exploring the Todgha Gorge, you will take a short walk through an oasis garden, surrounded by trees and tranquil garden pathways. As you continue on your journey, you will arrive at the stunning “monkey paws” mountain range, which features unique natural formations resembling the hands of monkeys.
Finally, you will spend the night in Boumalne Dades, a scenic spot nestled among the mountains and rivers. Your accommodation for the night will be at the Hotel Xaluca Dades or similar.
After enjoying breakfast, you will embark on a journey to the beautiful city of Marrakesh, driving through the longest road that offers a panoramic view of endless houses, the valley of roses, picturesque villages, oasis gardens, and the majestic High Atlas Mountains. As you make your way to the city, you will pass by Kalaa Mgouna, known for its beautiful roses. Upon arrival in Marrakesh, you will have the rest of the day free to relax and enjoy the city.
You will spend your final night in Marrakesh at Riad Dar Karma or a similar accommodation.
Today marks the end of your journey with us. Our professional driver will transfer you to the airport in either Marrakech or Casablanca, and we wish you a safe and pleasant journey.
We hope you enjoyed your time in Morocco and that you have created many unforgettable memories to cherish.
Thank you for traveling with us, and we hope to see you again in the future.