Marrakech Desert 6 Day Tour

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Marrakech Desert 6 Day Tour

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Sahara Desert tour and Atlantic Ocean discovery

This desert tour starting in Marrakech and ending in Casablanca would provide you with the ultimate glimpse of Morocco.

It will take you past off-road villages, through secluded valleys, to ancient kasbahs, coastal medinas, rolling sand dunes and golden Sahara ambiance.

Here is a comprehensive itinerary to make your Marrakech desert tours fun and adventurous.

Just drop us an email or Whats App message with your travel dates and group numbers and we can design a personalized itinerary just for you and your group.

  • Destination
  • Departure
  • Included
    Airport transfers
    Bottled water
    Meals as per tour description
    Personal guide
    Private transport
  • Not Included
    Soft drinks
    Tips for staff and guides
Day 1: Marrakech - Telouet - Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate
We start our desert tour from Marrakech with a morning departure towards the High Atlas driving over the Tizi n’Tichka Pass (2260 m above sea level). We pass through Telouet to visit the ancient Kasbah of Glaoui along the Ounila Valley, followed by the Kasbah of Ait ben Haddou; a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lunch on site and then continue towards Ouarzazate. Visit of the movie theater optional (extra charge). Dinner and overnight at the Riad or similar.
Day 2: Ouarzazate - Agdz - Zagora - M'hamid
After breakfast, departure from Ouarzazate. The road takes us amongst magnificent landscapes, over the pass of Tizi-n-Tinfifte. Then at Agdz, begins the road of oases and pretty little villages. The road runs along the wadi Drâa on its left bank, crossing the palm grove and the crops of wheat and barley. We arrive at Tamegroute where we visit the pottery workshops as well as the Koranic library. Arrival in Zagora, then continuation to M’Hamid. Overnight in the tent. (Luxury Bivouac)
Day 3: M'hamid - Foum Zguid
After breakfast, departure for Foum Zguid via Amazrou and Zagora, a desert road and a rocky landscape. Arrival at Foum Zguid, a small village well known for its huge oasis located at the gates of the Sahara desert. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Bab Rimal or similar.
Day 4: Foum Zguid - Taznakht - Taliouin - Taroudant – Agadir
After breakfast, departure for Agadir via Taliouine and Taroudant by the track between the erg of Chegaga and the dried bed of Drâa passing by the lake Iriqui (vast surface of sand). End of the track. Continuation by road via Taznakht. Stop at the carpet cooperative for an explanation of the different kinds of carpets in the area. We will then arrive at Taliouine. Visit of the saffron cooperative of Taliouine then we take the road along the mountains of the Atlas until we reach Taroudant, lunch in Taroudant then drive in the direction of Agadir. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Odyssée Park or similar. (Sofitel Thalassa Sea & SPA)
Day 5: Agadir – Essaouira
Breakfast, then small visit of the city of Agadir. You will visit the Medina, Souk el Had (the largest market in the region) and Kasbah Agadir Oufella, the oldest district of Agadir. After lunch, departure for Essaouira, driving along the beautiful coastal road. We pass many fishing villages, arid scenery plunging in the Atlantic, a beautiful countryside of argan trees on a road of discovery. Arrival in Essaouira, its bastion and its cannons pointing towards the sea, a unique place in Morocco, visit of the Souk, art galleries, ramparts that served a long time of defense against the invaders, La Scala and the thuja market. Dinner and overnight at Riad Mimouna or similar.
Day 6: Essaouira – Marrakech
Breakfast at the hotel, departure for Marrakech, free lunch and day. Return to the hotel Tichka Salam or similar for dinner and accommodation and an end of our Desert tour from Marrakech.
Day 7: Rabat - Casablanca
Today we drive to Rabat and then Casablanca passing by Volubilis ( the roman ruins). Overnight in Casablanca – and end of our 6 days Casablanca desert tour.
At the crossroads of Europe and Africa, surrounded by Mediterranean waters and opening onto the vastness of the Atlantic ocean, Morocco is a wonderland for nature lovers. It is the "land of the distant sunset", a destination rich in contrasts, with a two thousand year-old history, that will stimulate your curiosity. In these lands where several dynasties succeeded one another, you will discover remains of the greatest Mediterranean civilizations. In the north of the country, the Roman ruins of Volubilis stand. In Rabat, pieces of architecture are evidence of the ancient French presence. Everywhere else, there are several treasures tracing the Muslim civilizations: the Kasbah of the Oudayas, the green expanses of the Menara gardens. Between sea and mountains, desert sands and green plains, eye-popping panoramas are displayed to shower you with tranquility and natural beauty; enchanting vivid pictures with the richness of a brawling culture transport you into a most raw nature.

Morocco, a melting pot of dynasties and cultures:

Each country has its own history: historical facts, events and important milestones that gave the country its true historical value. The history of a country is one of the events considered worthy of remembrance, which perfectly applies to Morocco. With several dynasties that have succeeded one another over the years: the Idrisside dynasty, the Almoravid dynasty, the Almohad dynasty, the Merinid dynasty, the Saadian dynasty and the Alaouite dynasty, Morocco has gained international consideration as a multicultural country, with several types of heritage recognized as World Heritage by UNESCO. Morocco is one of the go-to destinations for discovery lovers, the most fascinated by nature, history, the art of living and Moroccan hospitality. The experience gained during their journeys in Morocco leave them pleasantly satisfied with their stay.

Gastronomic journey with Moroccan flavours

Morocco's culinary heritage embraces the deep-rooted traditions and cultural variety of the country. Couscous, Tajine, Pastilla, Mrouzia, and R'fissa, are some of the emblematic dishes of the country that you can’t resist. Subtly composed of a wide variety of striking flavours and scents, Moroccan cuisine draws its originality from a combination between Berber, Arab-Andalusian, and Jewish culinary traditions. Thanks to its rich cultural heritage specific to each region, Morocco has built an undisputed reputation worldwide.

Authentic stay

A warm welcome, magnificent landscapes, a secular culture, everything was thought to offer you an unforgettable stay. Whatever solution you choose, the charm of Moroccan art of living will not fail to surprise you! You may lose all our bearings when travelling, especially when it comes to communicate with local people, but in Morocco you’ll feel at home. Moroccan unparalleled hospitality will make your trip a lot more easier! Without even asking, you’ll be given advises but also places to stay in. Inside of the famous medinas, the Riads and guest houses will shower you with warm reception and affection.You won’t fail to find authenticity in the mountains or in the valleys neither, if you decided to stay at the inhabitant's, in a lodging, an inn or in Kashbah made of mud-brick. And for those who dream of deserts and oases, a bivouac in the Sahara is tailor made for you.

Morocco : Long-standing traditions blend seamlessly with modernity

Morocco is undoubtedly been able to preserve its traditions and make its cultural heritage prosper through generations, using them as levers for development. In Marrakech, the Medina and its magnetic souks shower you with its traditionnal side, while Guéliz and Hivernage offer the most modern facilities and infrastructure. Far from being antagonistic, the combination of modernity and tradition embodies the true strength of Morocco. Leaving the old medina where the history of Marrakech takes hold of all the architectural details, you’ll discover modern districts. Grand boulevards, European-style buildings in ochre color charm its visitors. In a notable contrast with the old medina, the districts of Gueliz and the Hivernage give the city another level of fascination : a more modern, lively and revolutionary aspect. Gueliz, which is the beating heart of the city, is the business district. As you walk along its boulevards, you will find a Western-style setting: the headquarters of banks and companies.

Ecological tourism in Morocco

Nowadays, many tourists tick-off "Eco-Friendly" stays harking back for nature, relaxation, mediation and a total break with the routine. Looking for inner peace and zen moment goes hand-in-hand with nature preservation, for nature being the source of our hapiness. We are always looking for inner peace and this cannot be achieved without the preservation of nature: nature that does us good and protects us! Morocco, in this same context, also seeks to avoid the shortcomings of modernity, particularly in environmental matters, by promoting responsible tourism that impacts the land and the local populations.   SOURCE: VISIT MOROCCO