Marrakech Sahara tour 7 days

Marrakech Sahara tour – Morocco desert tour – Marrakech desert trip – Sahara holidays – Morocco tour 4X4

  • Marrakech Sahara tour to Erg Chegaga
  • A 7 day Marrakech desert tour
  • Visit Morocco - guided tour
  • Sahara experience

Marrakech Sahara tour 7 days

Morocco desert tour – Marrakech Sahara tour – Marrakech desert trip 7 days – Morocco Sahara holidays

Day 1

Marrakech – Kasbah of Telouet – Aït Ben Haddou

The first day of your Marrakech Sahara tour will take you across the High Atlas through the Tizi’n’Tichka Pass (2,260m). You can admire the green valleys and small villages scattered in the High Atlas Mountains.

A visit to the Kasbah of Telouet, also called the Palace of Glaoui, is planned. It is located on the old road of the commercial caravans. Important salt mines are located near the Kasbah of Telouet. After marking this stop, your Marrakech Sahara tour continues with the crossing of the Valley of Ounila before arriving at Ait Ben Haddou where you will spend the night. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Aït Ben Haddou is an inhabited ksar with kasbahs in the red earth. He has served as a backdrop in many movies. It represents the typical architecture of southern Morocco. Dinner and overnight on site.

Day 2

Ait Ben Haddou – Drâa Valley – Agdz – Zagora – Mhamid

On the 2nd day of your Marrakech Sahara tour, you will go to the beautiful Drâa Valley to go to the M’hamid desert. The Drâa Valley is worth a visit! It is dotted with Berber villages typical of south Morocco and palm groves. The change of scenery is guaranteed. After Ait Ben Haddou, you will pass by Ouarzazate to continue to Agdz and Tamnougalt. Stop in this ksar to visit the Kasbahs and for lunch. The landscapes of the Anti Atlas that unfold before you change the atmosphere, we are in south Morocco! You continue your Morocco Sahara tour to the city of Zagora. Night on the spot.

Day 3

Zagora – M’hamid – camel riding in the Morocco desert

After breakfast in Zagora, the road in the Draa Valley continues to the village of M’hamid which is the last oasis before the Sahara. L

unch in our desert camp in M’hamid. Installation at the desert camp and camel ride (1h-1h30). You will then enjoy an exceptional sunset on the dunes around the nomadic camp. Dinner at the desert camp. Evening around the fire with traditional Saharawi music.

Day 4

M’hamid – the big dunes of Erg Chegaga

After breakfast at the nomadic camp, you leave by 4X4 on the track to reach the largest dunes of the Morocco desert Erg Chegaga. You will arrive on-site for lunch. After, you will leave with camels for a walk of about 3 hours in the desert. You will camp in the desert of the Sahara, in tents, under the starry sky of Erg Chigaga for this fourth day of your Marrakech Sahara tour.

Day 5

Erg Chegaga – Foum Zguid

In the morning, after breakfast, you will return with the dromedaries to Chigaga, where your guide and the 4X4 await you. Lunch at Erg Chegaga. Departure for Foum Zguid which is about 90km from Erg Chegaga. The landscapes follow one another, you will see dry salt and Lake Iriqui. You will admire the Jebel Bani. Overnight in Foum Zguid.

Day 6

Foum Zguid – Taroudant

The next day after breakfast, you will continue your Morocco 4X4 tour. You will pass by the city of Tazenakht (opportunity to visit the carpets production cooperatives) and Taliouine which is the gateway to the Safran Valley and overlooking the Sirwa Mountains. Arrival in Taroudant. Visit of the city and its ramparts and night on the spot.

Day 7

Taroudant – return to Marrakech

After breakfast, you will take the road back to Marrakech. The return is done by the mountains of the High Atlas. End of your Marrakech Sahara tour.

Learn more about the saffron valley in Morocco 

Saffron is grown in the Mediterranean basin and in Morocco.

This spice is mainly produced in the Taliouine region, although there is also produced in the Ourika valley, not far from Marrakech.

Saffron picking is done before sunrise. Each flower contains only three pistils, which makes it necessary a very large number of flowers arrive at 1 kg of saffron.

The families own parcels with saffron which they cultivate with other crops (wheat, barley …). The flavor of saffron is different depending on the production.

On the side of the saffron valley rises Mount Sirwa. We are in the province of Taroudant. Taliouine is 300 km from Marrakech and the village is 1,200 meters above sea level.

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