6 Day Tour to the Sahara starting in Marrakech.
Our 6 day trip to the Sahara takes you through incredible valleys and past Berber villages and ancient kasbahs. The vast palm oases, magnificent gorges and the vast desert landscapes will all leave you with many wonderful memories.
Day 1: Marrakech - Telouet - Ouarzazate
Our 6 day trip to the Sahara starts in Marrakech, we depart early after breakfast for the High Atlas, we cross the mountains via the 2260 metre high pass of Tizi n´Tichka and take the Ounila valley road to discover the Kasbah at Telouet; once a resident of the Glaoui governor of Marrakech and a magnificent example of craftsmanship. After a lunch stop, we continue along the valley to visit the famous UNESCO site of Ait Benhaddou. The night will be spent in Ouarzazate; the Hollywood of Africa.
Day 2: Ouarzazate - Draa Valley - Zagora
After breakfast, we take the road south for Agdz along the Draa Valley with its extensive palm grove and hidden kasbahs. In the town of Zagora we will stop for lunch and then in the afternoon, we will stop in Tamagroute to visit the old Quranic library, the subterranean kasbah and the pottery workshops. The night will be spent in Zagora.
Day 3: Zagora - Tazarine - Alnif - Rissani - Merzouga
After breakfast, we leave the Draa Valley and travel east to Tazarine, Nkob and Alnif where we stop for lunch. Nkob is said to have 45 kasbahs; adobe fortified houses that rise out of the desert with decorated towers. After lunch we continue towards the impressive dunes of Chebbi Erg in Merzouga via the market town of Rissani. In Merzouga our camels will be waiting to take us to our desert camp in the golden dunes. Dinner and music are served up around the campfire under a star filled sky.
Day 4: Merzouga - Erfoud - Touroug - Tinjdad - Tinghir
The best time of the day is the dawn, when the sun rises and chases away the night sky, it´s a peaceful time and highly recommended. We then ride the camel’s back and have a buffet breakfast in the hotel. Our tour today starts with the journey across the desert to Erfoud; the town of fossils and minerals where workshops produce wonderful items from the fossils dug out of the mountains here. We pass the palm groves of Touroug and Tinjdad where we stop for lunch. In the afternoon we drive north for Tinghir and up into the magnificent Todra Gorge where we will stay the night.
Day 5: Tinghir - Boumalne - Dades Gorge- Rose Valley - Kelaat M’gouna - Skoura - Ouarzazate
After the breakfast you can discover this vertical world with its crystalline river, we drive down the valley where you can see the adobe Berber villages and from Tinghir we take the Dades Valley to Boumalne and up into the Dades Gorge. This rose coloured valley is unique with its strange eroded rock formations and scenic valley. We will have lunch here and then in the afternoon we return by the Dades Valley to the Kasbah of Ait Youl. From here you will take a track which crosses the Rose Valley and which carries on towards the Roses capital of Kelaat M’gouna; this is where the fragrant Damascus Rose is grown and processed into the highly prized rose oil and water. We take the main route to Skoura, visit the Amridil Kasbah and stop in Ouarzazate for the night.
Day 6: Ouarzazate - Marrakech
After the breakfast, we visit the town of Ouarzazate: the Kasbah of Taourirt and cinema studio; then we drive to Marrakech passing many Berber villages and back over the Tizi n´Tichka pass. End of the Tour.
6 Day Sahara Tour from Marrakech
Price on request
Based on minimum 2 people
Discounts available for larger groups.
Euros or Dirhams accepted.
This Trip is available all year round subject to weather.
These programs are designed to be flexible so please bear in mind changes may be made due to weather conditions.
Included: Transport with Driver, Airport Transfers. Guide. Camel rides in the Desert. Night in the desert camp with dinner. Accommodation with breakfast. Dinners except in Marrakech.
Not Included: Drinks, Lunches on the tour, Dinners in Marrakech, Entrance fees for visits, Insurance, Tips.
Extra accommodation is available if required.