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. Enjoy this exceptional setting! You will spend the overnight on-site in a charming hotel.

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 ride for the sunset

After breakfast in Zagora, you continue your Marrakech Sahara tour through the Draa Valley. 

The Drâa Valley is very beautiful with its palm groves, its red Kasbahs, small typical villages of South Morocco. You will enjoy exotic landscapes and views on the Anti Atlas mountains. You continue to the village of M’hamid which is the last oasis before the Sahara.

You will taste a delicious lunch in our Morocco desert camp in M’hamid. You are welcomed with tea by the nomads. Then, you go for a camel ride (1h-1h30). Enjoy an exceptional sunset on the dunes around the nomadic camp! Dinner is served at the camp. Evening around the fire with traditional Saharawi music.

Day 4

M’hamid – the big dunes of Erg Chegaga

After breakfast at the Morocco Sahara desert camp, you leave in 4X4 on the track to reach the largest dunes of the Morocco desert: Erg Chigaga. The driving time is around 2 hours from M’hamid. You will arrive in Erg Chigaga for lunch, after admiring changing landscapes on the road to Erg Chigaga dunes. You enjoy a Sahara camel trek of about 3 hours in the desert. You will camp in the desert, in nomadic tents, under the starry sky of Erg Chigaga for this fourth day of your Marrakech Sahara tour. Enjoy the Morocco desert adventure! 

Day 5

Erg Chegaga – Foum Zguid

In the morning, after breakfast, you go back to Erg Chigaga, where you will find your guide and the 4X4. Lunch is served at Erg Chegaga. Then, departure for Foum Zguid which is about 90km from Erg Chegaga. The landscapes follow one another, you will visit the dry Lake Iriqui. You will admire the Jebel Bani. The overnight is scheduled in Foum Zguid. Take time to enjoy your Sahara experience!

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. Your Marrakech Sahara tour comes to an end. You have time to enjoy the beautiful landscapes between Taroudant and Marrakech. 

The return is done by the mountains of the High Atlas. 

Saffron Valley Morocco

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.

Morocco saffron valley

The most of this Marrakech Sahara tour 

  • you take time to visit Morocco, different places during your desert trip,
  • you will discover different landscapes of the Sahara: the desert of M’hamid, the big dunes of Erg Chigaga, 
  • you enjoy a tour in South Morocco,
  • discovery of the Saffron Valley in Morocco,
  • visit of the Kasbah of Aït Ben Haddou,
  • you will spend 2 nights in the Sahara, in nomadic camps,
  • visit of cooperatives,
  • optional activities: sandboarding, quad, henna…

Erg Chigaga tour

This Marrakech Sahara desert trip could be customized. Private Morocco desert excursion. 

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