7 Days Tour From Marrakech to Merzouga
Overview of : 7 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga
This 7 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga will take you to incredible destinations like Ksar Ait Benhaddou (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Ouarzazate, Dades Valley, and Erg Chebbi Dunes. Gorges du Todra, Fint Oasis, Nkob, Draa Valley, and Tamnougalt are also worth seeing. Erg Chigaga Dunes Zagora, Agdz, and Kasbah Tifoultoute are all located further south.
Highlights of : 7 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga
Tour Program of : 7 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga
Day 1 : MARRAKECH – ATLAS MOUNTAINS – KASBAH AIT BEN HADDOU – ouarzazate
This is where your one-week adventure in Morocco begins. Begin your journey from Marrakech to Ouarzazate early in the morning. You’ll have the chance to cross the massive Atlas Mountains and take in the breathtaking scenery.
The Tizi n’Tichka, also known as the Col du Tichka in French, will be passed. At an elevation of 2260 meters (7410 feet) above sea level, this is a well-known Moroccan mountain pass. The High Atlas mountain range is home to this path to the desert. Tizi n’Tichka means “difficult mountain meadow” in the local Berber Amazigh language.
You’ll arrive in Ksar Ait Benhaddou, an ancient outpost for caravans transporting goods between Marrakech and destinations in Sub-Saharan Africa, after a few strategic photo stops along the way.
UNESCO has designated Ait Benhaddou as a World Heritage Site. Many well-known box office films, such as Gladiator, were filmed in this location. The village was utilized as the spectacular scene of Russel Crowe’s Capua Arena fight in the tiny trailer below.
After completing the first portion of your 7-day trip to Morocco, you will spend the night in an Ouarzazate hotel, which includes dinner and breakfast. Tomorrow will bring even more spectacular places.
Day 2: Ouarzazate – Dades Valley – Gorges du Todra – Erg Chebbi Dunes
Departure from Ouarzazate for the Dades Valley in the morning. Today, you will see many of the most stunning locations in southern Morocco.Enter Dades Valley and marvel at sceneries that could fool you into thinking you’re in Morocco or on Mars. The mountains’ red-colored tones are stunning. You return to the main road after passing the Dades Valley and enter the Tinghir Valley, following the Todra River until you reach the stunning Todra Canyons.Investigate the region and submit to this gigantic natural rock formation. As you enter the Sahara Desert, the change in landscape is as obvious as it is fantastic. The Morocco itinerary 7 days to the desert could not get any better.
You’ll arrive in time for a camel ride at the Erg Chebbi dunes. After that, you’ll be dropped off to a genuine desert camp, where you’ll spend the night in a tent, complete with dinner and breakfast.
Day 3: MERZOUGA_nomad families_gnawa music
Get up early in the morning to watch the dawn over the desert. Don’t pass up this chance to conquer the dunes, even if it means getting up early. The payoff is well worth it. When the light rises up from the Algerian mountains, it sometimes casts these bizarre colors. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
You’re returning to your hotel for breakfast before heading out to explore the desert. Today, you will be escorted to numerous locations in the region to learn about the region’s culture, traditions, and must-see attractions.
The day’s highlight will be a spectacular Gnawa event featuring local artists performing dance and song. Khamlia village residents are ancestors of tribes from Sub-Saharan Africa who stayed in the area while the historic caravan routes were still in use. They still follow many customs today, which results in a very intriguing and innovative way of living.
You will be escorted to your accommodation after visiting the Hassilabied oasis. Enjoy the rest of the day and relax until it’s time to go camel trekking shortly before nightfall. You’ll spend the night on the dunes at a desert camp. If you thought your Sahara adventure couldn’t get much better, you were mistaken. The evening will be filled with music and traditional dance, as well as a delectable local cuisine.
The difference between 7-day desert trips in Morocco and shorter vacations is that you get to spend more time visiting the region around Erg Chebbi dunes. Visit Merzouga village in Hassilabied, Khamlia to get a greater sense of the region, its fascinating and unique culture, and its welcoming and diverse people.
Day 4 :Erg Chebbi Dunes – Nkob – Tamnougalt
This is your last chance to see and enjoy the early morning sunrise in the sand dunes. Breakfast will be offered to those who wish to sleep in a little longer and get ready to start the day, and you should pack to get ready to go. The wonderful mud town of Tamnougalt, in the center of the spectacular Draa valley, is our final stop today.
We cross the desert after leaving the dunes and arrive in Rissani, where we swiftly tour the city’s primary traditional market. Today’s journey will be breathtaking as we travel through pristine African scenery. In terms of fossils, the location is known for being one of the richest in the world. We’ll stop for lunch along the route to Nkob, a Berber community known for its 39 well-preserved kasbahs.
Arrival in Tamnougalt in the afternoon. Dinner will be served in the hotel, and you will hopefully receive a good night’s sleep so that you may continue your journey the next day. This is the end of the fifth day of your one-week Morocco schedule.
Day 5: Tamnougalt – Zagora – Tamegroute – Erg Chigaga Dunes
From the Draa Valley, good morning. Prepare yourself, pack your belongings, and eat breakfast.
You’ll see the old town of Tamnougalt, mingle with the inhabitants, and stroll through the palm grove. Today is an unique day as you tour this magnificent Moroccan valley’s spectacular vistas and village.
Today, you’ll see a number of unique locations, including Ksar Tissergate and its wonderful Ethnographic Museum, as well as Tamegroute hamlet and its traditional pottery production.
You’ll arrive at your camp in Erg Chigaga after driving across sandy tracks into the open desert for another night in the center of the dunes, sleeping in a desert tent. As usual, there were night activities and a delicious dinner.
This day illustrates why taking a week in Morocco to explore the desert is well worth it. You will have the opportunity to explore two iconic Moroccan desert dunes as a result of this. You could never do this with less days.
Day 6: Erg Chigaga Dunes – Draa Valley – Agdz – Fint Oasis
Hello and welcome to another day in the Sahara Desert. To enjoy the sunrise in the desert, get up early. The Erg Chigaga Dunes are Morocco’s longest dunes. They covered a very large area. The feeling of being in the wild is palpable, and you will relish every moment of it. It’s time to get dressed, pack your belongings, and eat breakfast. We’ll drive north to Ouarzazate, passing through the magnificent Draa Valley and Jbel Saghro.
Additionally, before arriving in Fint, you will pause to shoot the spectacular panoramic vista of the Agdz palm grove. The beautiful Fint Oasis will take your breath away with its natural beauty and raw sceneries. A palm grove with steep cliffs, a lovely traditional stone village, and friendly people combine to provide a unique experience. Spend the night at a hotel with a spectacular view, along with dinner and breakfast.
Day 7: Fint Oasis – Kasbah Tifoultoute – Marrakech
We will leave our accommodation in Ouarzazate after breakfast to explore many sites in the city. The lovely Taourirt Kasbah, a 17th-century mud palace, is our first stop. You have the option of hiring a professional guide. He’ll go over the intricacies of the kasbah. Alternatively, you can simply purchase a ticket and tour the area on your own. Keep an eye out for the most essential rooms, which have ceiling decorations and window views.
We travel on from Taourirt to the spectacular Atlas Film Studios. Don’t get the wrong idea about this facility; we’re talking about living studios. It’s possible that you’ll pay a visit to this location while it’s being used for a major Holywood production. Maybe you’ll run across Tom Cruise or Brad Pitt?! Who can say…
Babel, The Living Daylights, Black Hawk Down, Gladiator, Alexander the Great, and Kingdom of Heaven were all filmed at the Atlas Studios Ouarzazate over the years. For example, Kundun, Body of Lies, The Mummy, and Star Wars. In the clip below, you can see behind-the-scenes footage from the Kingdom of Heaven film, including how the Siege of Jerusalem was prepared for filming in Ouarzazate. It’s very intriguing.
You will be escorted across the high Atlas Mountains after visiting Ouarzazate. To cross the mountain range and arrive to our last goal of the day, Marrakech, we had to climb to altitudes above 2200 meters.
The mountain crossing will take you through stunning scenery. If you visit Morocco between late November and late February, you will undoubtedly see snow in this location. The contrast between traveling through the Sahara Desert and arriving in Marrakech is incredible.
You will be escorted to your riad/hotel when you arrive in Marrakech. This concludes of 7 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga sightseeing We hope you enjoyed yourself.