7 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga
7 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga
Our Morocco Tours local experts have collected the main things to see in Morocco and included them to this 7 days tour from Marrakech. Booking this particular Marrakech desert tour means being ready to explore the real Morocco with locals. You visit the main Moroccan old medinas, Atlas mountains, deserts and imperial cities. Thanks to this cultural 7 days tour from Marrakech you will gain an idea about the Moroccan lifestyle, either in the countryside or in the big cities.
Highlights of the 7 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga
- Journey through the High Atlas Mountains, enjoying panoramic views.
- Visit the UNESCO-listed Kasbah, a well-preserved example of traditional Moroccan architecture.
- Marvel at the impressive rock formations and landscapes of Dades Gorges.
- Experience the towering cliffs and the lush oasis of Todra Gorges.
- Arrive at the gateway to the Sahara Desert, and embark on a camel trek into the dunes for a magical sunset.
- Visit nomadic communities and learn about their traditional way of life.
- Drive through the scenic Ziz Valley, known for its palm groves and kasbahs.
- Explore the labyrinthine streets of the UNESCO-listed Fes Medina, including the famous Bou Inania Madrasa and Al-Attarine Madrasa.
Suggested itinerary for 7 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga:
Day 1: Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Skoura – Dades Gorges
We invite you to discover the Sahara desert in a guided camel excursion in Merzouga during our 7 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga with Our Morocco Tours. We pick you up in Marrakech and the departure is toward Dades Gorges, through the Tizi- N-Tichka pass at 2260 m in the High Atlas mountains. We will enjoy the scenic road in the mountains, we enjoy beautiful landscapes with different colours, and pass a few Berber villages along the way to Ouarzazate. Then, you will visit the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou. After that, we continue to Ouarzazate to visit “Taourirt Kasbah” and we will have lunch there. Afterwards, we travel further southeast to the Dades Valley, passing the Valley of Roses and fascinating Skoura palmery. We stay for dinner and overnight in Dades Gorges in a local riad/hotel.
Day 2: Dades – Todgha Valley – Desert
Today our 7 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga continues to explore Dades Valley. We drive toward Tinghir and the Toudra Gorges, where we will walk in the Gorges which are famous for mountain climbers. Afterwards, our departure is to Erfoud passing Palm Grove. We may visit a fossil shop and factory in Erfoud. Then we continue our trip to Rissani and Merzouga Sahara desert. We stay overnight in the desert in a Riad/hotel with dinner and breakfast.
Day 3: Erg Chebbi Desert Tour
Today we explore the Merzouga desert by 4×4. We will visit the Gnawa village and its local people – originally from Ghana and Sudan where we will learn about their music and lifestyle. We will meet Nomad people living in the desert and we enjoy lunch with them. We may visit Rissani and its Souks. In the afternoon, we prepare for a camel ride to the desert, guided by an experienced camel guide. We explore the hidden beauty of the desert, the highest sand dunes in Morocco. We will have dinner at the desert camp and stay overnight in equipped desert tents.
Day 4: Merzouga- Fes
In the morning after we enjoy the sunrise the 7 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga starts with camel riding back to the village. We prepare for a drive towards Fes. We head to Rissani, then Erfoud and Midelt through the middle Atlas mountains and the cedar forests of the middle Atlas. We pass by Ifrane, a charming ski resort and Azrou, an important handicraft centre. In the afternoon we will arrive in Fes and we stay in a local hotel.
Day 5: Fes Excursion
Today we will explore Fes on a guided tour and the tour includes visiting the Medina – which is the old city. We will walk inside its alleys. We will visit the Jewish Quarter called Mellah and also the Royal Palace which is the biggest one in Morocco. We will visit the famous tanneries and then the Quaraouine mosque which is considered the first university in the world. After lunch, we will experience a wonderful panoramic view of the city and we stay overnight at the local riad with dinner and breakfast.
Day 6: Fes -Rabat – Casablanca
This day of the 7 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga is to drive from Fes towards Volubilis to explore Roman ruins. Then we drive to Meknes to visit the former Imperial city and its main sights. Once we finish the guided tour in the Medina of Meknes we are off for the capital Rabat. We will visit the museum of Hassan II , then we drive to Casablanca where we stay in a local hotel/riad.
Day 7: Casablanca – Marrakech
Today we will explore Casablanca on a guided tour and the tour includes the visit of Hassan II mosque. We continue our Morocco tour to Marrakech where we arrive afternoon. We will enjoy a guided tour in Medina and then our 7 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga finishes.
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Included in the 7 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga
- All hotel/riad transfers.
- Private travel from Marrakech in a comfortable A/C vehicle.
- English-speaking driver/guide.
- All dinners and breakfasts.
- Camel excursion to Merzouga camp.
- Comfortable accommodation in riad/hotel and Sahara camp.
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Frequently asked questions:
The 7 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga takes around 9 hours to reach Merzouga desert, However, we include the first night in Dades Gorges to reduce the driving hours.
- Pack appropriate clothing for the desert, including lightweight, breathable clothing, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
- Comfortable walking shoes are essential for exploring desert terrain.
- Bring a warm jacket or layers for cooler evenings in the desert.
The cost can vary significantly depending on the duration, type of accommodations, and inclusions. Budget options can start at around 200$ per person, while luxury tours can cost several hundred dollars or more.
Yes, a 4×4 car is available to take you to the camp as an alternative to dromedaries.
You will be staying at a private tent in the desert camp and have a private bathroom.
The answer is yes, you can bring your drinks with you to the camp.