6 Days Tour From Marrakech to Merzouga Desert

Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour itinerary in 6 days

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Touring In Morocco travel agency has customized the best and most suitable 6 days from Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour itinerary. Yet, you always can customize it to fit your needs. Besides, in case you want to start your 6 days in Morocco from the city of Fes, we have customized another itinerary for that, check it out now. In general, our tour will start with your arrival at the airport where we will meet and take you to your accommodation.

Depending on your arrival time, if you arrive early, we could go and visit some places in Marrakech. The second day will be all spent in visiting Marrakech with a local tour guide. Thirdly, on the other day, we will head to Boumalne Dades passing by Aitbenhaddou and Ouarzazate. On the fourth day, we will head to the Merzouga desert where we will spend the night in a Berber camp under the starry sky. Thereafter, on the fifth day, were will do a discovery tour to well explore the desert and its surrounding. Finally, on the last day, we will be heading back to the red city, Marrakech.  


Day 1: Arrival and pick up service to the accommodation

On the first day of our 6 days from Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour itinerary, we will meet you at the airport and pick you up heading to your accommodation. However, if you arrive early, we could take you to discover some beautiful places such as the Jamaa el-Fna square. As this latter gets more beautiful at night, we could take you there and spend the evening. The night will be spent at your accommodation.

Day 2: Visiting Marrakech attractions

Marrakech the city light of Morocco or the city that doesn’t sleep is one of the most if not the most visited destinations in the country. The red city offers its visitors a set of beautiful spots and places that definitely amaze them. For these reasons, we decided to set a whole day, even if it’s not enough, to explore the main attractions in this city. As Marrakech is the fourth largest city in Morocco, you will need a local guide to tour the city. Touring In Morocco offers the best local guides in the city of Marrakech to fully discover the main spots and attractions. 

So the first day of our 6 days from Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour itinerary, you are going to have a tour guide taking around the city of Marrakech. Usually, we start by visiting the Majorelle garden which is one of the best and beautiful gardens in Morocco. The story of this spot goes back to 1923 when a french orientalist artist came and settled in Morocco. So as a result, this spot has a special french touch. Right after, we will be heading to another beautiful garden in the city, Menara garden. This latter is located in the west of Marrakech near to the High Atlas mountains. Definitely, it offers beautiful and charming views for both tourists and the citizens of the city that most of the time head there.

In a while, we will be taking you to Bahia Palace that is one of the interesting monuments that shows the beautiful Moroccan architecture. After that, we will go on a visit to many other different places. Finally, in the evening, you are going to explore the beautiful square of Jamaa el Fna.

Day 3: From Marrakech to Boumalne Dades

On the third day of our 6 days from Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour itinerary, we are going to take the car and travel towards Boumalne Dades. Firstly, we are going to drive by the High Atlas mountains. The road that we will take is known for Tizi Ntichka pass and it is about 200 km of the curved road. Along this pass live many different Berber tribes that their main income is from tourists, Argan oil, or having a number of the herd. As these places are famous for producing Argan oil, we will take you to visit some cooperatives to see the traditional ways of producing cosmetic products. Thereafter, we will continue our way through the High Atlas mountains and Tizi Ntichka pass.

On the tip of the High Atlas mountains, we will stop by the phenomenal fortress of Ait Benhaddou. Here, you are going to have the chance to walk through the river of “Ouad El Maleh” in order to reach the Kasbah. Clearly, this village is a great example of the real Moroccan clay architecture with its great walls and high towers.

Ait Benhaddou is listed as a Unesco world heritage site in the year of 1987.  Next, after a while, we are going to move to the beautiful city of Ouarzazate. The Ouallywood of Morocco as many calls it is one of the important cities in the Southeast, as it has an international airport and the biggest station for solar energy in the world. Moreover, Ouarzazate also is known for being a perfect site for shooting movies and series. In this city lies two of the main Studios in Morocco to shoot movies and also rent the materials for that. Finally, we will head to Boumalne Dades where we usually spend the night.

Day 4: Boumalne Dades to Merzouga desert

Today, After having breakfast, we continue our journey of the 6 days from Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour itinerary. Firstly, we will have a small drive to Todra Gorges also known as Toudgha canyons. Here, we will stop for a while and have a walk through the canyons. Indeed, this place offers some of the best and picturesque views in Morocco with its canyons that are about 300m high and a river running in between them.

Secondly, we will leave heading to the Sahara desert, on the way we will pass by many beautiful Berber villages and the cities of Tinegher and Tinjedad. Finally, we will arrive at the last destination of today. The fabulous golden dunes of the desert and the camel ride are usually seen as the highlight of all Morocco tours. Upon our arrival, the camels and the camel drivers will be waiting to make your desert experience unforgettable. You will take the camels and drive crossing the dunes, on the way they would make stops and take your pictures on the camel and surrounded by the desert. 

In a while, we will have arrived at the desert camp. Usually, we arrive early in the evening, so when touring around the camp and exploring it, most tourists go climbing the dunes to catch the sunset. Moreover, you can also take the sandboard and go skiing. Later, when, the night arrives, you will be served a traditional Moroccan meal. At the same time, our camp team will be preparing themselves to play drums and entertain you. After you have dinner, you will be going outside under the stars around the campfire listening to the Berber music.

Day 5: Merzouga Sahara desert tour

The fifth day of our 6 days from Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour itinerary is a bit special. We are going to spend it all on touring the desert surroundings. But before that, you can wake up early for the sunrise. After having breakfast in the camp, you are going to take whether the camels or the 4×4 car to explore the desert. In general, most choose the car because it allows them to discover and visit more places. Yet, if you want to tour in a traditional way with the camels like Lawerence of Arabia, we can offer you that. 

Firstly, you are going to visit the Berber Nomads that are still living in tents. Most of them are about 7 to 10 members living on what nature offers them. Their main income is from erasing goats and sheep and selling them in the near cities like Erfoud and Rissani. Definitely, the main thing that characterizes these people is the hospitality and generosity that they have in their hearts. after a quiet stay, we will be leaving for one of the best panoramas in Merzouga to catch the desert in a beautiful view, they call it “Galb El Nas” or the people’s heart in English. Next, we will be heading to a famous mine of kohl in the area, it was once a french property and they used to use it and export its outcomes to their country. 

Finally, on the tour, you will be visiting the Gnawa or Gnaoua people known for having a Gnaoua house in the center of Khamlia village. In here, you will spend some time discovering their lifestyle and unique music. Above all the tour offers more things to discover such as the Oases in Hassi Labied. 

Day 6: Merzouga back to Marrakech

We’ll ride the camels back to Merzouga after breakfast in our luxury tent. We will have to depart early, about 8:00, because we will be returning to Marrakech. We’ll take a different route, traveling through Alnif, then stopping at Nkob for lunch. In addition, we will drive directly to Marrakech through the Ait-Saouen pass. Finally, we will drop you off in Marrakech, where our 6 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga will come to a close.


Awesome 6 days!

The six days in Morocco was my first trip with my family outside of my country. We landed in Marrakech's airport and Aziz was there waiting for us with his car and offered us a drive to the Hotel. We did some customizations on the tour as we wanted to end it in Casablanca instead of Fes. Touring in Morocco was always there in help, and everything was well organized. Our tour guide and driver Aziz is a great person filled with great values and passion. In general, I highly recommend this tour and touring in morocco for travelers!
Giulia G
March 2018

Wonderful experience!

Morocco was on my bucket list from a long time ago, on this year after saving some money, I and my friends decided to take the chance and go visit this country that everyone is talking about. When we arrived at the city of Marrakech, we felt the beauty and the amazing time that is waiting for us in the six days. the people were so welcoming and guested us well. What I really liked about the tour is the camel ride in the desert and that full of stars night! we also went to the see the Berbers that live tents. This really was a wonderful experience that I wish to go one more time and visit Morocco. Thank you so much for the good service! see you soon!
Recardo M
September 2019

A must-visit country

This country is just amazing! So much beauty and energy everywhere. Every time I remember this 6 days trip, it puts a smile on my face. Everything was Amazing....the visit to the villages especially Ait Benhadddou...the camel ride... The night in the desert is out of words... Good food, good atmosphere, with music and everything in the middle of the desert with a sky and stunning stars....the best thing to be able to talk to your people and get to know their culture better. Thank Aziz because without you it would not have been the same. I recommend it to everyone and I will repeat it for sure!
Maria R
November 2019
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