8-Day Trip Marrakech to Merzouga
8 Days Trip in Morocco
This 8-Day trip Marrakech to Merzouga (Erg Chebbi) is a chance to travel through the High Atlas mountains. Visit Ait Ben Haddou & Telouat Kasbah. Stop in Ouarzazate and for pictures next to the “Atlas studio”, Roses Valley, and Dades Gorges. Camel ride & overnight campsite in the Sahara desert.
Overnight in the Berber tents at the middle of the dunes, after that, will come again in our road to Fez in another direction. We will visit Rissani Markt, Erfoud, Errachidia, Midelt, Azrou. Then we will continue to Meknes, Volubilis, Chefchaouen, Rabat, and Casablanca down to Marrakech.
Moreover, we carry tours in modern, comfortable vehicles to ensure comfort and convenience, especially when passing through hot deserts.
Highlights of 8-Day Trip Marrakech to Merzouga
Program Itinerary of the 8 Days Trip from Marrakech
Depart from your accommodation or airport on an 8-Day trip Marrakech to Merzouga in the morning and travel to Dades Valley. We will pass the High Atlas Mountains while twisting along the famous Tizi N-Tichka pass with 2260 m high.
On the way, we will visit Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. It has been used in many movies like Laurence of Arabia, Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven, and more.
Savor marvelous scenic views with different colors and small Berber villages. We will stop in different viewpoints to see and catch some photos. Then continue toward Ouarzazate town recognized as “the gate of the Sahara desert”.
Visit the Kasbah Taourirt and Films studios, then continue toward Dades Gorges crossing the lovely road of one thousand Kasbahs, arrival to Boumalne Dades have dinner and overnight in a traditional Riad or hotel.
After a traditional Moroccan breakfast, we will leave Dades head to Todra Gorges. Before taking the road of 1000 kasbahs, towards the town of Tinghir and the Todra Gorge, Enjoy a walk within the narrow canyon of the Dades gorges and take pictures along the valleys of about 300m high, a preferred place to mountainers.
Afterward, the trip continues on to Merzouga Sahara Desert, you will have time for lunch in a local restaurant on the way before reaching the Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga late in the afternoon.
Take a camel trekking for about 1h 30min to get to the heart of the desert and also be able to admire the beautiful sunset from the top of the highest sand dunes.
Have a delicious dinner at the rate of Berber drums music and dancing, and spend an overnight in a Standard or Luxury Desert Camp under a clear sky studded with brilliant stars.
In at early morning, your camel guide will wake you up to watch and enjoy the best sunrise in your lifetime. After breakfast, you will camel trek back to your Riad or Hotel in Merzouga where your driver/ guide waiting to start our off-road adventure tour around sand dunes.
Take advantage to discover the region of Merzouga. Explore Berber villages begin with a visit to Khamlia village known as the black people. Warm hospitably welcomed with a cup of tea while enjoying their spiritual Gnawa music.
Enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of sand dunes, and experience nomad’s lifestyles as they are living under tents and taking care of herds of goats and camels.
Visit some deserted mines and an oasis of palm trees. Head back to Merzouga. You have free time to experience Merzouga streets.
Today we will leave the Sahara Desert after a great off-road adventure and memorable nomad experiences.
After breakfast, We will travel to Midelt via the towns of Rissani and Erfoud where you will have the opportunity to walk within the authentic Souk, and shopping like locals. We continue towards Midelt, we stop on the road to enjoy the panoramic views of palm trees over the Ziz valley.
After Errachidia our way will be along the Rich Ziz Gorges carved through volcanic rock. And through the Tizi N Talghamt pass to reach Midelt. Arrive in Midelt overnight in our Hotel with Dinner, bed, and breakfast.
Continuing our 8-day trip Marrakech to Merzouga, today after breakfast in your hotel, we will travel from Midlet to Fes via small old mud Berber villages in the Middle Atlas Mountains.
We stop to see and take some photos with the Barbarian apes (monkeys) in the famous Cedar forest before the small town of Azrou. Then continue to Ifrane (the Switzerland of Morocco) before arriving in Fes. Drop off in Fes at your Hotel / Riad.
Exploring Fez city’s oldest marvelous monuments is a must and an exciting opportunity that shouldn’t be missed while you are visiting Morocco. Enjoy a half-day medina walking guided tour with a local guide, with free time in the afternoon to explore more places in the city. The Fes medina is the world’s largest living ancient medina and a UNESCO site since 1981.
Also, you will explore the ancient historical monuments in the Old Medina (Fes-el-Bali) like Nejjarin Museum, Al Quaraouin which is the oldest University in Morocco, Jewish Quarter, and view Fes’ famous leather tannery from above, and more. Overnight in the hotel or Riad.
After breakfast, depart from Fes to Rabat via Meknes. On the way, we will stop to visit the archaeological site of Volubilis, getting ideas of Moroccan life during the Roman Empire. This old Roman city becomes UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.
In Meknes, we will visit the Bab El Mansour the famous gate in Africa, the Lahdim square plus its spices Souk (market), and the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, in the past, it was the only mosque in Morocco that allows non-Muslims to visit.
Then continue our journey towards the capital politics of Morocco, Rabat, also it is a coastal city, we will see the crenelated red ocher walls, visit the Kasbah of the Udayas, the famous Hassan 2 tower, and the Mohamed 5 mausoleum. Night in a hotel/ Riad in the Medina.
The last day of our 8-day trip Marrakech to Merzouga. Depart from Rabat in the morning for Marrakech via Casablanca. After breakfast, we will start our tour with a visit to explore the wonderful sight of Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca. The second-largest mosque in Africa and is the 7th largest in the world. Its minaret is the world’s second tallest minaret at 689 ft (210 meters). Before we travel back to Marrakech, your departure point.
After arriving in, the rest of the day will be at your leisure. To walk around the famous Djemaa El Fna square or to do what you had decided to do in Marrakech before your travel to Morocco.
After you finish we will drop you off at the hotel or Riad or at the airport depends on the time of your departure. Then our 8-day trip Marrakech to Merzouga and imperial cities end. We will have great joy in knowing that we were able to provide you with such unforgettable memories and experiences of a lifetime.
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FAQ of the 8-Day Trip Marrakech to Merzouga
No, you don’t need a sleeping bag, at our 8-Day trip Marrakech to Merzouga, you will stay at an equipped desert camp with all amenities.
Yes, for travelers who don’t like to go on camels, we use a 4×4 car to transfer them to and from the camp, without any extra charge as well. You just need to inform us at the time of booking.
To confirm the 8-Day trip Marrakech to Merzouga, we require a small deposit to be paid over PayPal, Wise, or bank transfer to our account, the balance is payable in cash at the pick-up, to be paid to your driver in euros, or equal in dollars or dirhams.
Is it possible to pay the entire with PayPal?
Usually, we request the balance payments in cash because PayPal also has many transaction fees and operational delays since it’s a world institution. We can in some cases accept the complete payment via Paypal however a 5% fee is going to be applied to hide the additional transaction charges. just in case you’re considering this method, it’s best to rearrange the payment before the tour.
For a full refund, cancel a minimum of 30 days beforehand of the beginning date of the experience.
Reviews about our 8-day Trip Marrakech to Merzouga
Amazing 8 days of private tour of Morocco
Said, at Morocco Tours Agency, was prompt in responding to our pre-trip queries and after seeing all the good reviews, a small deposit was what it took to secure our trip booking.
Omar, our driver/guide was always with a smile, and his humble yet joyful nature together with his safe driving in a 4X4 vehicle made us felt safe during the many days of long driving.
Whenever we needed to take photos and his recommendation for our lunches were always great. He shared many interesting info especially on his hometown Merzouga which is the gateway to the desert.
Best 8-day trip Marrakech to Merzouga.
8 days 7 nights from Marrakech to Merzouga & Fes
My wife and I went on 8 days / 7 nights private tour to Merzouga (Erg Chebbi dunes) luxury camp. We had an amazing time! Youssef our guide took great care of us. He recognized all the side streets and seemed like he knew everyone.
The drive was long but divided up with some astonishing stops. We never really knew what to expect when Youssef says to follow him down a street but he never disappointed. We loved being shown to local culture.
The Erg Chebbi dunes were incredible. It was well worth the experience. We lucked out as we were the only ones in our camp. The drive back to Marrakech seemed particularly long but Youssef was there with his music to help pass the time. We would highly recommend it! We wish we stayed a day longer.
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