7 Days Marrakech Desert Tour



7 days Marrakech desert tour combines culture, history, and adventure by visiting Marrakech’s old medina, historical monument, and vibrant souks… cross the high Atlas mountains to enjoy its spectacular views, exploring the Moroccan old centuries mud bricks kasbahs used for the old caravan routes.

In this one week in Morocco you will have plenty of time to admire the green valleys full of palm trees and vegetation. during our 7 day trip from Marrakech, you will experience the magical Sahara desert by riding the camel and spend an unforgettable night at Merzouga desert camp, discover all the interesting sites around the golden Erg Chebbi dunes including the Berber nomad families. 

Highlights of: 7 days Marrakech desert tour

Here are the highlights of the 7 days Marrakech desert tour:

  • Cross the spectacular high & Middle Atlas mountains
  • Amazing panoramic views
  • Authentic Berber villages
  • The world heritage site of Ait ben Haddou Kasbah
  • Beautiful Dades Valley
  • walk through Todra gorge
  •  Experience Camel trek in the Sahara desert
  •  Overnight stay at Nomadic camp
  • Enjoy watching the starry sky
  • Breathtaking sunrise & sunset in Desert
  • Visit the Berber nomad families
  •  Draa Valley the longest river in Morocco

Tour Itinerary: 7 days Marrakech desert tour

Day 1 : Arrival in Marrakech

At the beginning of your amazing 7 days Marrakech desert tour, one of our local drivers will pick up you from Menara airport in Marrakech and transfer you to your hotel/riad.

Day 2: Marrakech - Tizi n' Tichka - Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Dades Valley {330 km} 7 Hours

After a healthy breakfast, you will be picked up by your driver from your hotel at 8:30 a.m and start our Marrakech desert tour traveling over Tizi n’Tichka pass ( 2260 m ) while enjoying magnificent views of the Atlas mountains and authentic small Berber villages on the way with stops to take photos.

Then continue to Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou (fortified village) the famous Kasbah declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986 numerous films have been shot in this spectacular place including Gladiator, Obelix, The Mummy, The Jewel of the Nile, Sahara with Penélope Cruz… Free time to have lunch at a restaurant.

Our Morocco desert tour continues to Ouarzazate where we will see Oscar Atlas film studio that considered the biggest film studio in Morocco and Taourirt kasbah another heritage site.

Afterward, we will pass through the magnificent palm grove of Skoura, Rose valley known for its yearly rose festival and cosmetic products in the month of May going through the valley of thousand kasbahs you will see so many old centuries adobe kasbahs arrival to Dades Valley in the afternoon, dinner and overnight stay at hotel/riad overlooking the valley.

Day 3 : Dades Valley - Todra Gorges - Erfoud - Merzouga desert and camel trekking {270 km} 4 Hours

After having your breakfast at the hotel in Dades Valley our Morocco desert trip continues direction to Todra Gorge the Berber villages are scattered along the way pass-through Tinghir we’ll stop to admire the beautiful Todra valley full of palm trees before we arrive at Todra Gorge is currently one of the most popular rock climbing destinations in Morocco here we will have a short walk through its grey and pink high canyons that can reach 300 m enjoy its unique scenery and take the pictures…

After that, we’ll head to Tinjdad and Touroug where we’ll have free time for lunch at one of the local restaurants than to Erfoud which will feel like the beginning Saharan oasis of Tafilalet.

Afterward we will continue our way to Merzouga and majestic Erg Chebbi dunes from here you will take a camel ride about one hour and a half in order to reach your Nomadic Berber camp during the trek you will take a break in the middle of the dunes to watch the sunset, try the sandboarding if that’s an activity you’re interested in, take photos and enjoy the scenery.

After the sun goes down you will continue to the camp where you will be welcomed with a glass of mint tea, dinner, campfire, music party, and overnight stay at Merzouga desert camp.  

Day 4 : Merzouga sightseeing and 4x4 tour around Erg Chebbi dunes {50 km} 3 Hours

Today, we recommend you get up early morning to contemplate a beautiful sunrise near the camp, and after these unforgettable moments you will have breakfast and take shower at the camp then, you will ride your camels back to the original started location or transfer by 4WD as an alternative to camels.

You will meet your driver and start our 4×4 excursion around Merzouga to explore different and interesting sites around Erg Chebbi dunes we’ll visit Hassi Labied oasis to see its old irrigation canal system and land agriculture, we’ll head south to the seasonal Srij lake ( if there’s water in it) we’ll continue to Khamlia village if you are interested to listen to the Gnawa music of the dark skin people who were brought to Morocco as immigration over hundred years ago and they were working as slaves…

Afterward, we’ll continue to M’ifis mines beside the tourism Merzouga desert it is also famous for minerals and fossils during our Merzouga desert tour we’ll have the opportunity to visit a nomad Berber family who is still living in their tent in the middle of the Sahara, we’ll have a glass of mint tea with them and learn about life in the desert…we’ll make stops at different panoramic views to enjoy scenery and take pictures of the sights…after lunch at a local restaurant we’ll come back to the village, dinner, and overnight stay at a hotel overlooking the dunes.

Day 5 : Merzouga – Rissani - Nkoub - Draa Valley - Agdez - Ouarzazate {370 km} 5 Hours

The next day, after healthy breakfast at the hotel you will meet your driver then you’ll travel to Ouarzazate driving through Rissani to visit its Weekly traditional market if we are lucky to be here on one of the days of the market ( Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday ) afterward we’ll drive through the arid pre-desertic area where we´ll see acacia typical trees of this landscapes.

On the way to the Draa valley, we´ll make some stops to admire the beautiful views of the river that gives a name to the valley. It’s the longest river in Morocco. Our Marrakech 7 day desert trip continues towards Ouarzazate crossing the Anti Atlas. We´ll have some free time for lunch and in the afternoon we continue our journey to Ouarzazate arrive in the late afternoon/evening, dinner, and overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 : Ouarzazate – Half day Sightseeing tour of Marrakech {200 km} 4 Hours

After a delicious breakfast at your hotel in Ouarzazate, we will travel through the High Atlas mountains again back to Marrakech with stops for panoramic views, take pictures and stretch your legs…

Arrival in Marrakech around midday and start our sightseeing tour with a local guide to explore the main attractions of the red city of Morocco (Marrakech) including the Koutoubia minaret, Saadian tombs, Bahia palace, Medersa ben Youssef, Majorelle garden, and Jemaa el-fnaa the famous square of Marrakech… After your Marrakech guided tour ends we will drop you off at your hotel.

Day 7 : Transfer to Marrakech airport

Today, you have free time to just relax, walk around by yourself or do whatever you want until the perfect time for your flight, and we will come to pick you up from your hotel/riad to Marrakech airport. By then, the 7 days Marrakech desert tour services ends.

7 days Marrakech desert tour Pricing Includes

Here are the things included in the pricing of the 7 days Marrakech desert tour:

  •  Airport transfers
  •  Pick up and drop off at your hotels
  • Tour in air condition vehicle A/C + Fuel
  • Experienced English speaking driver
  • 5 nights stay at private room at hotel / riad ( dinner & breakfast included except in Marrakech only breakfat included )
  •  1 night stay at private tent at desert camp ( dinner & breakfast included )
  • Marrakech sightseeing tour with a local guide
  • Camel trek
  • Bottled water for desert trek
  •  Moroccan mint tea at the camp
  • Sandboarding in the dunes ( if you are interested )
  • Visit all interesting places along the waw
  •  Stops for panoramic views, take photos, and free time for lunch

7 days Marrakech desert tour Pricing Excludes

Here are the things NOT included in the pricing of the 7 days Marrakech desert tour:

  •  Lunches
  •  Drinks
  • Diner in Marrakech
  • Entrances to monuments (optional)
Frequently Asked Questions

The distance from Marrakech to Merzouga desert is 560 km (one way) if you go straight. During this Marrakech 7 day tour you will have to split the distance to travel more relaxed and visit all interesting places in between.

In Marrakech 7  day Sahara desert tour tour we have only private option available.
This 7 days Marrakech desert tour will start and end in Marrakech airport or hotel as you wish.
Yes, you can do the sandboarding in Erg Chebbi dunes – Merzouga desert.
The camel ride takes around 1:30 h to reach the camp.
The tents are always private but the difference is that at standard camp the bathroom is common and at luxury camp, the tents are private with ensuite bathrooms.
Yes,  we’ll take you in our 4WD from and to the camp.
We’ll transport all your luggage to the camp so you’ll have it with you in your tent once you get there.
Yes, there are towels and toilet paper at the desert camp, but it’s recommended to have yours in case.
Yes, the camp is equipped with electricity from solar panels energy.
Here’s a list of what to pack for your Morocco desert tour:
– Sunglasses 
– Sun cream 
– Scarf or Hat 
– Long jean pants ( comfortable for the camel trek )
– Long light sleeves
– Rugged sandals or shoes 
– Flip flops
– Hand sanitizers
– Portable charger
– First Aid Kit 
– A small backpack where to pack everything
– A wallet to secure your valuables like phone, cards…
What To Know?

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