6-Day Sahara Desert Tour from Marrakech to Essaouira
Are you a beach lover and you travel to Morocco to enjoy your vacation? As you don’t want to miss the best part of Morocco, such as the desert, Desert Morocco Adventure offers you the chance to discover this great area. As well you will have 2 days to enjoy the beaches of Essaouira and Agadir. On day 3 you will travel to the most important part of Southern Morocco: Ouarzazate. You will visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou which is classified as UNESCO world heritage in 1987. Ait Ben Haddou is well known for cinema. In Ouarzazate, you will have enough time to visit some cinema studios where some famous movies were taken. The next day you will overnight in the gorge of Todra valley, a paradise for hiking. Apart from this, on day 5 you will have the opportunity to share some tradition with nomads in the desert and enjoy the sunset in your desert camp.
What You Have To Know
This tour is ideal for old people and for families with kids as we don’t have long traveling days. We keep it simple and short so this can be done by all ages. But the last day will be a long journey. We will arrive at Marrakech around 17:00. Be sure to bring sun cream to protect yourself, hiking shoes, a hat and rain jacket in the winter, mostly it is good weather to hike. The tour includes pick up and drop off at your accommodation in Marrakech.
What You’ll Do
- You will have 2 days to enjoy the best beaches of Morocco
- You will visit Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou
- You will have time to go for a short walk in Tinghir
- You will have a camel ride and overnight in a desert camp
- You will discover different landscapes
- You will be visiting all tourist attractions of the big south
Day 1: Marrakech – Essaouira
The white beaches of Essaouira can be the starting point for a perfect holiday in Morocco. The seaside town is home to many artists as you can find plenty of art galleries and boutiques in the town. Still, the best deal is seafood of many kinds, freshly brought from the ocean and grilled for dinner. We begin our tour after breakfast in your accommodation in Marrakech, then driving to Essaouira where a city guide is waiting for you to show all that the city has to offer. After discovering the city you will have enough time to enjoy the rest of your day on the beach of Essaouira.
Day 2: Essaouira – Agadir
After breakfast, we drive to Agadir. Once you arrive in Agadir you will check-in at your hotel. Then you take 2 hours of horse riding on the beach. The beach of Agadir is one of the most beautiful beaches in Morocco. On the beach, you can also take a short camel ride or quad riding. This is not included in the price
You will have enough time to spend on the beach and in the city of Agadir. Just above the town, there is a wonderful panorama.
Day 3: Agadir – Ouarzazate
After breakfast, we drive to Ouarzazate via Taroudant. Taroudant is one of the oldest cities of Morocco after Fez. You will admire the craftsmanship in the souk and have a mint tea in one of the cafes. Afterward, we continue to Ouarzazate. Before arriving at Ouarzazate, we take another road which leads to the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO site, where you will have a short stroll and lunch. In the afternoon we leave for Ouarzazate to visit downtown and the Kasbah of Tourirt. Overnight in a hotel in Ouarzazate.
Day 4: Ouarzazate – Dades Valley – Todra Gorges
From Ouarzazate, we drive towards the Dades Gorges but before we get there we will visit the Kasbah of Ben Morou in Skoura. We drive further to Kelaat Magouna which is known for products from roses and which is situated in the valley of Roses. Here in this place, many roses are cultivated each year. We continue our way and we will benefit from the beautiful green fields of figs and almonds and will move across towns and many hamlets. In Boumalne Dades we will visit the Dades gorge. We will have an overnight in a Kasbah before we reach the Todra Gorges.
Day 5: Todra Gorges – Dunes of Erg Chebbi
From Todra Gorges we pass through a city named Tinjedad and drive towards Erg Chebbi along arid areas and volcanic mountains of the Anti-Atlas. We cross Erfoud which is known for its fossil’s factories where they create wonderful forms and bits from the stone of the neighboring mountains. Then we will go to Erg Chebbi. Once we arrive in Erg Chebbi a camel caravan will take you through the orange sand dunes to the desert camp with its typical Berber tents where you will enjoy the sunset from the top of the high dunes and overnight.
Day 6 : Merzouga – Marrakech
After enjoying the sunrise in the desert, we go back to the hotel where you will have a shower and breakfast. You are now ready to start a long journey to Marrakech. We drive through the valley of the Draa. You will have lunch in Nkob and visit this small Berber village with its 45 Kasbahs. Afterward, we continue to Marrakech via the High Atlas mountains over the Tizi nTichka pass where you will enjoy amazing views of the mountains and small Berber villages.
What is included:
- Airconditioned 4×4 with driver/guide
- Accommodation in half board
- Essaouira city guide
- Camel trekking and desert camp
What is not included:
Knowing before booking with us
Desert Morocco Adventure organize only private tours so please if you are traveling with 2 adults ( in total 3 persons) and you are planning to book with us a tour make a booking in the tour schedule for 3 pax and not in a group of 5 unless you are 5 persons in total.
If you are more than 5 persons or you are traveling with kids please contact us.
The luxury option is also available.