8 Days Desert Tour From Marrakech
8 days desert tour from Marrakech is a grand tour around Morocco. Travel with Lahcen Travel Agency from North to South. The tour includes Berber villages and camel trekking excursions. Also, you visit Atlas tourist attractions.
1st day: Arrival at Marrakech
When arrive, we will transfer to the Riad in the medina. But, it is possible to explore the historic site of the city of Marrakech. In the afternoon, you will explore Medina by yourself. Then, you move to Jemaa El Fena.
It is full of narrators, jugglers and soothsayers. Also, there are snake charmers, dancers and other activities. You will spend the night and breakfast at the Riad.
2nd Day : Marrakech – High Atlas – Telouat Kasbah – Ounila Valley – Ait Ben Haddou– Ouarzazate
Today, the departure of 8 days desert tour from Marrakech is at 8.30 am in a private 4×4 vehicle. Thus, we will lead you to Ouarzazate via the High Atlas. On our way, we will see the port of Tizi N tichka that is 2.260m.
It is the highest point in the Atlas. We will enjoy the beautiful views and make stops to take pictures of Berber villages. Then, we will drive to visit Telouat Kasbah. After, you will have free time to enjoy a traditional meal. In the afternoon, we will continue in the valley of Ounila.
You will see small Berber villages and families living in adobe houses in the mountains. Besides, we will reach the ksar (fortified village) of Ait Ben Haddouwhere we will visit the famous Kasbah. It was declared as w World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987.
Some popular films were shot in this area, like Gladiator, The Mummy and The Jewel of the Nile. After visiting the kasbah, we will go to Ouarzazate named “the door of the desert”. Dinner& Breakfast is at the hotel where we will spend the night.
3rd Day: Ouarzazate – Draa Valley – Merzouga Desert – Camel ride and night in the Luxury Camp
After a delicious breakfast, we will go to the Drâa Valley where there is one of the longest rivers in Morocco. On the way, we make a few stops to take pictures and admire the views of kasbahs on Berber villages on road. Next, you will have free time for lunch in Nkob or Alnif.
After two hours, we will reach the magnificent dunes of Merzouga. There, you will change the means of transportation to the camels. You will ride camels to your Desert Camp. When you arrive at the camp, you will enjoy the sunset on the top of the dunes and have free time by yourself.
After dinner, before going to sleep, those from the camp will give us some rhythms with Berber songs from the desert. Dinner & Breakfast are in the Luxury Camp under a beautiful starry sky.
4th Day: Merzouga Desert – Nomads Families – Tisardmin Oasis – Erg Chebbi Dunes
On this day of 8 days desert tour from Marrakech, you will have a full day in the desert. In the middle of the Desert, it is important to get up early to watch the sunrise on the top of a dune.
After watching the sunrise, you return to Merzouga on the camels and have breakfast in your accommodation. Then, we discover the Erg Chebbi. It is an extensive Desert in Morocco with dunes over 250 m high. Later, we take the road that was once used for the “Paris – Dakar”.
This road ends in the mountains that border Algeria. The next stop is in the Tissardmin oasis where you can find fossil quarries. Moreover, we continue our way to see nomadic villages and learn their secrets and their customs. The next stop will be at a point of view to contemplate the Erg Chebbi holes.
We will then reach the village of Kamilia where there a native people from Mali. You will enjoy a cup of tea while listening to the music of Gnawa. Thereafter, we will head to your accommodation and you have a free afternoon to enjoy the dunes and sunset from your hotel. Dinner and overnight are at the hotel.
5th Day :Merzouga Desert – Rissani Market – Erfoud Fossil’s – Todra Gorges – Dadés Valley
After breakfast, we leave the desert to Rissani where we will visit the market. The market days are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Then, we will continue toErfoud where we will be able to visit the fossilized marble in factories.
After that, we start our way to Touroug through the palm groves of Tinjdad. Later, we will be in one of the important sites in the High Atlas that is Todra Gorge. It offers a canyon on the side of red cliffs.
Because of its beauty and high rocks, it becomes a popular site for climbers. you have here free time for lunch and walking around this beautiful site. In the afternoon, we will move to the Dades valley.
It is also called the fig valley. Finally, we will stop at the Monkey Fingers site. And we then drive to your Riad to have dinner and the night there with Breakfast.
6th Day: Dadés Valley – Palm Groves of Skoura – High Atlas Mountains – Marrakech
After breakfast, start 8 days desert tour from Marrakech with different sites. Thus, you can admire one of the most beautiful views of the Dades Valley from a strategic mountain lookout.
From there, you will be able to enjoy a large number of kasbahs and the picturesque features of each. Then, we continue our way through the various kasbahs of tourist interest.
We will also offer a few stops to enjoy the “thousand kasbah road”. Furthermore, we visit the Rose valley and palm grove of Skoura. Next, we will go to Ouarzazate to visit the Kasbah of Taourirt. It was aformer home to Glaoui family or Atals Pacha.
And we can visit the movie studios and the movie museum if you are interested. Free time for lunch is in Ouarzazate town. In the afternoon, we return to Marrakech via the mountain pass of Tizi N tichka with a few stops to take photos. Finally, we will arrive in Marrakech and spend this night at the hotel.
7th day: A Visit to the Medina and Marrakech Historical Monuments
We offer a day tour in Marrakech in 8 days desert tour from Marrakech. So, you will start your Day Tour by visiting the Medina with a local guide. You will admire the great walls and sites of Medina.
For example, you will the Koutoubia Minaret. Then, you will visit the Saadian Tomb, Bahia Palace, Majorelle Gardens and others. After that, you will visit the square time of Jamaa El Fna where the background is completely different at the night.
In the evening, you have free time to walk in the souk or discover hidden places in the Medina. This night is in the same Riad.
8th day: Marrakech – Airport
Today after breakfast, you have free time in the morning till the time of departure. Then, we will transfer to the airport, and we end 8 days tour from Marrakech.
We can change and modify this program according to your needs. We also organize Morocco tours from different places in Morocco, like Casablanca, Fes, Ouarzazate, and Tangier. Do not hesitate to contact us!