8 days desert tour from Marrakesh to Merzouga - Nomads


8-Days / 7 Nights

Departure Time

8/9 am

Meeting Point

Wherever you want in Marrakech city

Ending Point

Wherever you want in Marrakech city

Best Palces to Visit

Marrakech - Dades Valley - Ouarzazate - Merzouga - Todra Gorges - Ait Ben Haddou


Berber Villages & Nomads, Kasbahs, Gorges, Camel trekking, Night in Sahara Desert & more...

8 days desert tour from Marrakesh To Merzouga & Nomads

Marrakesh via desert in and drive through the Rose valley, enjoy spectacular views of the high atlas, sleep in tents, see the sunrise and sunset from the back of a camel.

8 days desert tour from Marrakesh To Merzouga & Nomads
8 days desert tour from Marrakesh To Merzouga & Nomads

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 : Marrakech airport - Transfer to your accommodation

Pick up will take place at the airport of Marrakech. Our driver will take you to your accommodation.

Day 2 : Exploring Marrakech - Sightseeing tour

After breakfast you will explore the city of Marrakech,our driver and a licensed English local guided will meet you and take you in a guided tour to explore some of the best monuments and attraction in the city, you will be visiting the 12th century Koutoubia Mosque, You will also visit the El-Bahia Palace, The Saadian Tombs, The Koranic School Medersa Ben Youssef, Djemaa El Fna Square, and the Medina Central Souks.

Day 3 : Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Boumalne Dades

After breakfast in your riad we will set off for the Dades valley. Passing through Tizi-n-Tishka pass in the High Atlas Mountains we will visit the UNESCO World heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou which has been the backdrop for many films including Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator and Alexander. After lunch, we’ll enjoy the beautiful natural landscapes and historical monuments of Taourirt Kasbah in Ourzazate and the Roses valley, famous for its annual Festival of Roses. We’ll also pass through the Berber villages of El Kelaa des M’Gouna to arrive to Dades valley where we will spend the night in a traditional Moroccan house with dinner and breakfast. Distance :310.7 KM = 193.1 MI.

Day 4 : Boumalne Dades - Todra Gorges - Erfoud -Merzouga - Erg Chebbi

Today’s target point is arriving to Merzouga which is known for the highest sand dunes in North Africa. It is called Erg Chebbi Sahara desert and it is about 32 km long and 9 km wide. On our way, we will have the chance to see many oases such as the oasis of Tinjdad. We will continue our tour passing through the little Berber towns of Mellab and Touroug where we can stop for lunch in a traditional Moroccan restaurant. After this break, we will continue our way enjoying the green oasis of palm trees of Tafilalet and the black Hamada before arriving to Merzouga, where you will be accommodated in a traditional Moroccan riad as well as having a local dinner.

Day 5 : Exploring Merzouga and visit Nomads

After breakfast in the riad you’ll start your exploration journey of the area, starting by visiting the ‘village of the blacks’, originally slaves from Sudan, Mali and Senegal to experience their music and lifestyle. Later, we will drive in the desert area to meet nomad families-living under Berber tents - to explore their way of life. Today our lunch will be a traditional Berber meal (Berber pizza) with a local family. You will have the option also to visit the old city of Rissani – the foundation of the Alaouite dynasty – the current ruling royal family in Morocco. Rissani is surrounded by about 360 Ksar (a fortified village with many towers) and has a big souk (an open market), held three times a week. Once called Sijilmassa, this was the meeting place for the salt caravans, coming from Tombouctou in Mali. Here you’ll walk through the souk, selling spices, vegetables and cloths. After that we Drive back to the village of Merzouga. In the afternoon, you will ride your camel, guided by an experienced camel-man to explore what is hidden in the middle of the highest sand dunes in morocco. The camel trek takes about 1hr 30 min to the camp where you will enjoy the sunset and watching stars. Dinner will be served in front of the tent where you will spend the night.

Day 6 : Merzouga - Alnif - Draa Valley - Ouarzazate

Before sunrise, you will be woken up to climb the sand dunes for fantastic photo opportunities, and watch what well may be the best sunrise in your life. We will then make our way back to the riad for showers and breakfast before we continue our journey to Ouarzazate, passing through Alnif, Tazzarine, Nkob, and the fantastic Draa Valley. We will spend the night in a guest house in Ouarzazate with dinner and breakfast.

Day 7 : Ouarzazate - High Atlas Mountains - Marrakech

After breakfast, we will set off for Marrakech, passing through the spectacular High Atlas mountains again, and we will then drop you off at your riad.

Day 8 : Transfer to the airport of Marrakesh

The tour ends.

What's included in this tour:
  • All vehicle transfers in 4WD or minivan with fuel.
  • Experienced English-speaking driver (guide).
  • Pick-up from your accommodation in Marrakesh and drop-off in your accommodation.
  • En suite rooms with A/C heater.
  • Professional Camel Guide & Camels, Sandboarding.
  • Breakfast and Dinner.
  • Consultation on every aspect of preparation.
  • Option to visit to Nomads or Berber families.
  • 4WD tour around the sahara desert.
  • A local guide in Fes Medina.
  • Overnight in nomad desert camp.
  • 6 nights accommodation in Hotel or Riad.
What's not included in this tour:
  • Lunches.
  • Drinks.
  • Flight tickets.
  • Tips.
  • Entrances to monuments.
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