Marrakech & Grand Tour of the Sahara Desert – 6 Days | Marrakech Desert Tour | Explore Marrakech | beauty of Morocco

This 6-day Marrakech Desert Tour itinerary focuses on Marrakech and the desert, exploring the beauty of Morocco. Start in the bustling Marrakech and explore the souks, hot pots, religious schools, palaces and secret gardens of the medina. Travel pass the High Atlas Mountains and discover the vast landscape and sand dunes by camel ride in the Sahara Desert. You will stroll through the medieval market, marvel at palaces and mosques, and explore ancient castles and desert towns.


  • Stroll through the old medina and labyrinth of souks in Marrakech

  • Ride a camel to watch the sunset and enjoy traditional music by the desert campfire

  • Explore hidden oasis, valleys and castles along the ancient caravan route

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Explore Marrakech Marrakech
Day 2 Marrakech-Ouarzazate -Dades Gorge Dades Gorge
Day 3 Boumaln Dades – Erg chebbi Merzouga
Day 4 Erg Chebbi – Ait Ben Haddou Ait ben haddou
Day 5 Ait ben haddou,  to Marrakech Merrakech
Day 6 : Depart airport

Day 1 Explore Marrakech

Hello Marrakech. Marrakech was once a crucial trading capital of the Atlas hill tribes, and it’s still an exciting former imperial city. As a significant economic center, Marrakech is home to the busiest square in Africa, Jemaa elFna. Start exploring the traditional medina (Old Town) of Marrakech from the Koutoubia Mosque and Gardens. Although non-Muslims cannot enter the mosque, it’s worth seeing its 12th-century foundation and 253-foot (77 m) minaret. Visit the fountain and pool within the adjacent garden.

Enjoy your senses as you explore the complex open-air marketplace (market) hidden behind ordinary restaurants and shops. try Souk el Attarin, Souk Chouari and Souk Smata for various spices, wood products and babouche (traditional Moroccan slippers). Visit Souk des Teinturiers (dyeers’ open-air market) to be told a way to dye fabrics and yarns using traditional methods. Next, admire the instance of Moroccan Islamic architecture within the 16th-century Koranic school Ben Youssef Madrasa, and concentrate to the ornate details of its interior: carved cedar ceiling, carved plaster and zellij tiles.

When the sun begins to line, return to Jemaa el-Fna and luxuriate in the performance, because the square is stuffed with musicians, dancers and snake charmers. Explore many stalls and vendors to search out something to eat.

Day 2 Marrakech-Ouarzazate -Dades Gorge

Leave the famous tourism city behind and head east toward the Sahara desert, crossing the High atlas mountain. See if you’ll spot Mount Toubkal, the best peak at 13,671 feet (4,167 m). Along the road to sahara desert, you’ll pass many clay Berber villages—made of traditional mud-brick buildings. tour the local Argan Oil Cooperative and see how the local women extract the dear oil from the argan nut to create oil utilized in the health, food, and cosmetic industries. Follow the winding road to the Tizi n’Tichka pass and stop to understand the position lunch in Ouarzazate city.

Continue east to the morocco sahara desert hub and filming location, Ouarzazate. Join a movie studio tour and find out which of your favorite movies were filmed within the nearby desert regions. Movie studio may appreciate a visit to the cinema Musée. move the Valley of a thousand Kasbahs towards Boumalne Dades. cross many small berber towns and explore traditional farming methods in use. air the lookout for nomads tending to their animals as you create your way through fragrant Kela’a M’gouna, the “Valley of the Roses“. You’ll eventually arrive in Boumalne Dades, a serious town bridging the Dades River.

Day 3 Boumaln Dades – Erg Chebbi

Today, you’ll continue driving east to your final destination: the sand sea of ​​Erg Chebbi. Along the way, stop at Tinghir to admire the river oasis that extends to either side of the town. the encircling desert landscape shows impressive hills, terraces and plateaus. You may have the chance to find the Todgha Gorge deep ravine, cut by the Todgha River. Then head to the desert town of Erfoud. Famous for its figs fossils, visit a craft workshop and find out how fossil-rich rocks are skillfully transformed into beautiful and ornamental objects.

When you are near Merzouga village, the town closest to the Sahara Dunes, stop within the town of Rissani ( the primary capital in Morocco), and take care to go to the livestock auction and therefore the “donkey parking lot”. Leaving Rissani, you’ll begin to determine the the large sand dunes sea of ​​Erg Chebbi, looming on the horizon. After arriving to the sahara desert town of Merzouga, you will camel trek into your desert Bedouin camp. Hike to the highest of the nearby sand dunes to look at the sunset, then enjoy a warm meal by the fireplace and hear traditional music.

Day 4 Erg Chebbi – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah

Wake up early to admire the desert sunrise and further enjoy the Sahara Desert: rent a sand table, take an Erg Chebbi dune tour or 4WD tour, or relax by the swimming pool in nearby Merzouga town.

Head south to Khemliya, a traditional Saharan village. Here, you can enjoy traditional Gnawa music, drumming and dancing, and then take a walk in the village and its cultivated land on the beach. You will have a second chance to see Maison Tuareg in Rissani town, a warehouse that sells traditional & cultural arts and crafts, including carpets, jewelry and leather a berber products. From there, walk through the umbrella trees of the acacia forest, and then arrive at Alnif for lunch. We will Continue the way through the Draa Valley, which is full of palms trees and have the opportunity to pick a box of dates for a drive.

Continue west to medieval Aït Benhaddou. As a UNESCO site, Aït Benhaddou is the most famous castle in Morocco.Once upon a time, it occupied an important position on the trans-Saharan trade route between Marrakesh, Ouarzazate and sub-Saharan Africa. After the daytime crowds leave, spend the night in the old town and stroll through the empty alleys. Pay a symbolic fee to enter some castles and climb up the roofs to enjoy the beautiful views of the surrounding ksours (personal castles) and the Ouarzazate valley

Day 5 Ait ben haddou, High Atlas mountains to Marrakech

Leave Aït Benhaddou and start climbing the High Atlas Mountains. At 13,671 feet (4,167 m) above sea level, find Mount Tubkal, the highest peak of the mountain range. Get close to the top, stretch your legs, and admire the magnificent panoramic view of the mountains. Stop at Taddert village, visit the Argan Oil Cooperative, learn about and taste how Argan and fruit are processed for various purposes. As you descend to the High Atlas Mountains, you will notice dramatic changes in climate and landscape. Soon, you will be part of the hustle and bustle of Marrakech. After a long day on the road, check into your hotel and spend the rest of the afternoon as you wish.

In the evening, the main square is the busiest square in Africa! ——Jemaa el-Fna is full of musicians, performers, snake charmers, games and food stalls, all kinds of entertainment! If you want to admire the spectacle from a distance, you can choose one of the many cafes around the square to enjoy a cup of mint tea and a meal.

Day 6 : Explore Marrakech; Depart

Marrakesh, nicknamed the “Red City” (because of its red sandstone ramparts and buildings “(because of its red sandstone ramparts and buildings that camtera visitors), start west of Jemaa El Fna and walk toward the amazing minaret of the Koutoubia Mosque and Gardens . 253 ft (77 m) is the tallest tower ever built in Marrakesh. Explore the stalls of Souk El Attarine (Bharat), Souk El Haddadin (Blacksmiths) and Souk Smata (Slippers) before visiting the Ben Youssef Islamic Madrasa for a taste of 16th century architecture and marvel at the exquisite details.

When you walk in the alleys of Marrakech, you will notice the medieval hotels on the ancient trade routes, which are used for travelers and merchants. Today, some have been converted into residences and others are shopping areas and workshops to explore. Depending on your energy level, you may wish to visit several locations south of Jemaa el-Fna. Some options to consider are the 500-year-old Saadien tombs, the expansive courtyards and sunken gardens of the El Badi Palace in the 17th century, or the intricate wooden Him and painted ceilings of the Bahia Palace in the 19th century.

Or, if you prefer to take a quiet breath in the afternoon heat to end your trip, you may wish to head to Majorelle Gardens to relax among subtropical plants, bamboo, lilies and palm trees.



  • include Private tour
  • Daily breakfast Hotel accommodation and all transportation in Marrakech
  • Airport Full transportation with air-conditioning,
  • crossing the Hight atlas Mountains of Morocco
  • gas and driver English speaking guide and driver Overnight in Desert camp, Dades Gorge , Ait ben haddou & Marrakech
  • Tour Guide in  Marrakech
  • including breakfast 
  • Daily including breakfast, free time to explore scenic spots, take photos, etc.
  • Customized and flexible stops


  • Lunch
  • Travel insurance
  • Entrance tickets to monuments
  • Tips

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