Trip from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert


Ouzoud Waterfalls day one tour from Marrakeck

Day 1: Marrakech - Ouzoud Waterfalls - Imilchil

Departure from Marrakech to the Ouzoud cascades near Azilal. After lunch, a visit to the great lake of Bin el Ouidane. Then, we'll make a stop at Afourer, a small village high in the mountains of the Middle Atlas. The night will be in a hostel in Imilchil, the Berber village that is suspended in the heights of the mountains and also known for its annual marriage festival. (Visit to the Tislit Lake and Iseli).

Fossils museum in Erfoud tour from Marrakech

Day 2: Imilchil - Rich - Errachidia - Merzouga

Leaving the village of Imilchil after breakfast, we will pass through Rich, the Gorges of Ziz Valley and Errachidia to visit the Meski blue source. The journey continues through the palms of the Ziz valley (we can make stops along the valley to take pictures of the panoramic view). At the town of Erfoud, we will stop to visit some fossil museums. This is the starting point of any trip intending to arrive at the dunes of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga. We arrive before sunset for a ride on the camel that will take us to the dunes to watch the sunset.

Gnawa people music and dance in Merzouga

Day 3: Merzouga Desert - Khamlia village - Rissani

This part of the trip gives you the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful sunrise and sunset over the tops of the dunes of Erg Chebbi. After breakfast, we go to the village of Khamlia, which is of black sub-Saharan origin, to watch the Gnawa music and dance. Afterwards, a visit to the lake which has seasonal flocks of flamingos in the black desert called Hamada. Lunch will be in Rissani, the oldest imperial city and economic centre of the region (visit the spice souk, products and handicrafts). Finally, back to Merzouga to spend the night at the camp which will be in the dunes after a camel ride.

Tour from Marrakech day 4 Ziz palm palley

Day 4: Merzouga - Rissani - Erfoud - Todra Gorges

Passing through the magnificent Ziz palm valley, Rissani, Erfoud and Jorf, the circuit continues through several kasbahs and oases until you arrive at the Todra Gorges near Tinghir. We will make a trip to the magnificent canyon. The night will be at the hotel.

Tour from Marrakech day 5 Roses valley

Day 5: Todra Gorges - Dades Gorges - Roses Valley - Ouarzazate

From our hotel in Tinghir, we'll depart to Ouarzazate via Boumalne Dades (visit kasbahs and the Dades Gorge), then continue on the route of a thousand kasbahs and the Valley of Roses to the city of Kelaat M’Gouna, known by the annual feast of roses. We will make a stopover in the palm grove of Skoura and visit the kasbah Amridile. Finally, reaching Ouarzazate, the night will be in a riad (visit film studios in Ouarzazate).

Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou tour day 6

Day 6: Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou - Marrakech

This route is fabulous because you will visit the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou (UNESCO) and Telouet (kasbah Le Glaoui). Then you'll enjoy a panoramic view overlooking the Tichka and the Atlas Mountains. The end of the day in the red city Marrakech. The night will be in a Riad (enjoy the atmosphere of the famous Jemaa El Fna).

Jemaa El Fna Marrakech at night

Day 7: Marrakech city tour

Day dedicated to the discovery of the red city. Majorelle garden tour, the medina, Koutoubia, Saadian tombs. Afternoon free to visit the famous Jemaa El Fna with its souks and experience its atmosphere of a thousand colors and scents.

Majorelle Gardens in Marrakech

Zouk crafts market in Marrakech

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