8 Days grand tour from Marrakech – Morocco Travel Experience


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This desert tour of 8 days from Marrakech will take you on an enjoyable experience in Morocco. You will travel from Marrakech to discover the desert. First, you will visit the fortified Kasbah of Ait ben Haddou after seeing the African studios in Ouarzazate. Then, via the Atlas Mountains road, you will cross over the high pass of Tizi n’Tichka, and reach the desert of Merzouga. Also, you will spend two nights in the desert before you leave for Ouarzazate again via the Daraa Valley. the next day passing over the impressive gorges of Todgha. Your tour trip in Morocco ends in Marrakech.


  • Visit the filming studios in Ouarzazate.
  • Discover the fortified UNESCO Heritage Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou.
  • Enjoy the sunrise, sunset, camel trek, and starry sky in the famous Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga.
  • Admire the Koutoubia Minaret in Marrakech.

Explore the Moroccan Desert through the grand desert tour from Marrakech

Day 1: Arrival day – Marrakech

8-day tour trip from Marrakech, the red city to the Desert of Merzouga with Morocco4x4. Transfer from Marrakech airport to Riad.


Day 2: Marrakech Sightseeing

On the second day of your tour in Morocco, and after breakfast in your hotel or riad, you will take a guided tour of Marrakech to explore this charming city. You will have several visits: the Menara Gardens, and the Koutoubia Mosque (admission for non-Muslims only). Let yourself deep in the beauty of the Bahia Palace, it was built in 1900 as the most magnificent and largest palace in Morocco: 150 rooms, many richly decorated with floral paintings and sculptures, Several gardens with orange trees, palm trees, pomegranates, etc. A giant courtyard measuring 50 by 30 meters…

Explore the heart of Marrakech “Jemaa-e-Fna Square”, the busiest square where most of the locals hung out. In the afternoon, the square gets full of Storytellers, Musicians, Snake-charmers,  Traditional Hana makers, Kiosks, Sellers, etc. And at night, you may love to have a coffee on a terrace overlooking the panoramic view of Jamaa El-Fna. Also, you shouldn’t miss strolling the Old Medina, the Jewish Quarter (Mellah) of Marrakech, and to relax in the Majorelle Gardens. Return to your hotel or riad by the end of the day.


Day 3: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Dades Gorge

You will start from your hotel in Marrakech and drive to the Dades Gorge via the Atlas Pass in the High Atlas Mountains. You will visit the architectural heritage Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Because of its traditional and gorgeous architecture, Ait Ben Haddou was a perfect filming studio for several internationally successful movies such as the Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, Game of Thrones, etc., and the Kasbah of Taurirt in Ouarzazate. Continue to the Dades Gorge, passing through the Valley of Roses and Skoura. Dinner and overnight in Dades Gorge.


Day 4: Dades Gorge – Toudra Gorge – Erfoud – Rissani – Merzouga Desert

On that day, we travel to Tinghir and visit the Toudra Gorge, where we can walk through the gorge. Departing from Ziz Gorge, we will pass through Rissani, famous for its big Souk (it’s an opportunity for those who want to buy a souvenir), and Erfoud, where we can visit several fossil shops and factories. Continue our tour to the dunes of the Erg Chebbi Desert, where we will take a hotel and spend the night.


Day 5: Merzouga

After breakfast in a riad in Merzouga, continue with a private excursion to explore the desert area and visit the ‘khamliya Negro Village’. We will get to know their music and traditions. We then meet a nomadic family living in tents in the desert and have lunch with Berber pizza, a traditional Berber dish. Return to Merzouga, from where you will take a camel ride for 1h30min across the dunes with an experienced guide. Arrive at Desert Camp and enjoy sunbathing on the dunes, and admire the charming sunset before dining in a traditional camp. At night, you will have a campfire and enjoy the traditional Gnawa music under the charming starry sky. 


Day 6: Merzouga – Agdez – Draa Valley – Ouarzazate

The journey continues. Watch the breathtaking sunrise over the dunes, then take a camel ride to your riad for a refresher. From Merzouga, continue your journey through Morocco by 4X4, passing through Alnif, Tazarine, and Nqob. We continue over the Draa Valley to Ouarzazate. It’s also known as the African Studio where several international movies were shot such as Kingdom of Heaven, The Mummy, Game of Thrones, etc. Tonight we stop at the Riad Hotel for dinner and a traditional Moroccan breakfast the next morning.


Day 7: Ouarzazate – Tizi Ntichka Pass – Marrakech

After breakfast, continue your private tour of Marrakech through the spectacular High Atlas Mountains. Visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou and the Kasbah of Telouet, and then through the Tizi Ntichka mountain, you will arrive in Marrakech. We will spend the night in a traditional riad/hotel in Marrakech, with dinner.


Day 8: Marrakech – Transfer to the airport.

At the end of your private desert tour of Marrakech, we transfer you to the airport for departure. Thank you for choosing Morocco4X4 for your Marrakech tour.

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  • Transport in 4×4 or minibus
  • Fuel
  • Transfers from the airport and back
  • Camel trekking
  • Night in a luxury camp with dinner and breakfast


  • Midday meal
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities and what is not in the program
  • Flight tickets


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