6 Days Desert Tour Marrakech with Ouarzazate + Dades + Todra + Draa

Tissedrine road in a 6 days in Morocco itinerary
6 days in Morocco itinerary

6 days in Morocco itinerary

6 days Marrakech desert tour to Merzouga. Your trip will begin in Marrakech and the road takes you to high altitudes, above 2200 meters through the Tizi n’Tichka pass. Visit the desert regions and their luxurious palm groves, taste local palm dates, and get connected with the welcoming local people. Return to Marrakech after 6 days in Morocco.

  • Day 1 – Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate
  • Day 2 – Ouarzazate – Dades Valley – Gorge du Todra – Erg Chebbi Dunes
  • Day 3 – Erg Chebbi Dunes
  • Day 4 – Erg Chebbi Dunes – Nkob – Tamnougalt
  • Day 5 – Tamnougalt – Draa Valley – Agdz – Fint Oasis 
  • Day 6 – Fint Oasis – Kasbah Tifoultoute – Marrakech

6 day trip to Morocco

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This trip to Morocco is designed to visit fantastic places such as Ksar Ait Benhaddou (UNESCO site), Ouarzazate, Dades Valley, Erg Chebbi Dunes, Gorges du Todra, Fint Oasis, Nkob, Draa Valley, Tamnougalt, Agdz, and Kasbah Tifoultoute

Explore the Moroccan Sahara with a 6-day / 5-night desert tour departing from Marrakech

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Discover Morocco and enjoy the chance of making great photos while traveling with a 6 days tour from Marrakech. As you can notice, you will go into very several types of landscapes. After the High Atlas mountain crossing, you start entering a more desert scenery, but with bits of palm groves and oases. The highlights of your desert trip will be Ksar Ait Benhaddou. Also outstanding will be Ouarzazate city, Tissedrine winding road, Gorges du Todra, and Erg Chebbi dunes. After Merzouga go straight to visit Nkob and its 35 kasbahs, the Agdz’s palm grove with 2 million palm trees, and Fint Oasis.

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6 Days Tour from Marrakech

6 days in Morocco itinerary

Day 1 – Marrakech – Ksar Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate

Start your day early morning to go from Marrakech to Ouarzazate city. You will have the opportunity to cross the mighty Atlas Mountains and enjoy its amazing views. After a couple of strategic photos stops on the way, you will finally arrive at Ksar Ait Benhaddou, an ancient outpost for caravans carrying goods between Marrakech and destinations in sub-Saharan Africa. Ait Benhaddou is enlisted as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. This location is also set for many famous box office movies such as Gladiator for example. You will spend the night at a hotel in Ouarzazate with dinner and breakfast included. This is the end of the first day of your Morocco 6 days tour to Merzouga.

Morning departure to go from Ouarzazate to Dades Valley. Today you explore many of the most beautiful places in south Morocco. Enter Dades Valley and enjoy such landscapes that might confuse you from being in Morocco or planet Mars. The red-color tones of the mountains are unbelievable. After crossing the Dades Valley, you go back to the main road and enter the Tinghir Valley following the Todra river until you reach the breathtaking Todra Canyons. Explore the area and surrender to this massive natural rock construction. As you enter the Sahara Desert, the change of landscape is as obvious as fantastic. You will arrive at Erg Chebbi dunes in time to go on a camel ride and get dropped off at an authentic desert camp where you will spend the night in a tent with dinner and breakfast included.

Early morning wake on the third day of your Morocco itinerary 6 days to enjoy the sunrise in the desert. Don’t miss this opportunity even if it means rising up early to climb the dunes. The reward is worthwhile. There are times that the sun creates these surreal colors while rising up from the Algerian mountains. This is an epic experience.

You’re going back to your hotel to have breakfast and get ready to explore the desert. Today you will be taken to several places in the region in order to get to know its culture, traditions, and best places to visit.

The highlight of the day will be a phenomenal Gnawa show with dance and music played by local artists. People from Khamlia village are descendants from sub-Saharan Africa tribes that stayed in the region while the ancient caravan routes we still operating. Nowadays, they maintain different traditions that create a very interesting and creative way of life.

After visiting Hassilabied oasis, you’ll be taken to your hotel to enjoy and relax the rest of the day until your time to go on a camel trekking just before sunset. You will spend the night in a desert camp in the dunes. If you thought your Sahara trip couldn’t get any better, well, you got it all wrong. The evening will be with music and local dance while eating a delicious local meal.

For those who wish to repeat and enjoy the early sunrise in the dunes, this is your last chance. Those who want to rest a bit more and get ready to start the day, breakfast will be served and you should pack to get ready to move on. Today, our final destination is the fantastic mud village of Tamnougalt, in the heart of the fabulous Draa valley.

After leaving the dunes we cross the desert into Rissani where we quickly explore its central traditional market. The road will be amazing today as we traverse pure African landscapes, in a region renowned for being one of the richest parts of the world in terms of fossils. We will have lunch on the way until we reach Nkob, a Berber village popular for its 39 well-preserved kasbahs.

Afternoon arrival to Tamnougalt. You will have dinner in the hotel and hopefully have a good night’s sleep so that you get some rest to continue your tour the next day.

Good morning from the Draa valley. Get ready, pack of things, and have breakfast.

You will explore the old part of Tamnougalt, interact with locals, and have a look in the palm grove. Today is a special day as you explore the fantastic landscapes and village of this epic Moroccan valley.

Furthermore, on the way, you will stop to photography the incredible panoramic view of Agdz palm grove before you arrive in Fint. The breathtaking Fint Oasis will not leave you indifferent to its inherent beauty and rawness of landscapes. A mix of palm grove with rocky cliffs, a picturesque traditional stone village, and friendly people. Sleep in a hotel with an amazing view, with dinner and breakfast included

After breakfast, we will leave our hotel in Ouarzazate in order to visit several places in the city. We start with the charming Taourirt Kasbah, a 17th-century palace totally made of mud. You can chose to take an official guide that explains to you the details of the place, or, just pay the ticket and explore the place on your own, but watch out not to miss the most important rooms with ceiling decoration and the best window views.

After Taourirt we move one to the exciting Atlas Film Studios. Don’t get this place wrong, we’re talking about the fact that these are living studios, so possibly, you will visit this place while some important Holywood production is being shot there. You might even cross Tom Cruise or Brad Pitt?! Who knows…

Throughout the years, the Atlas Studios Ouarzazate has served as a shooting location for Babel, The Living Daylights, Black Hawk Down, Gladiator, Alexander the Great, Kingdom of Heaven, Kundun, Body of Lies, The Mummy, and Star Wars for example.

After visiting Ouarzazate you will be taken across the high Atlas Mountains, up to altitudes above 2200 meters, in order to cross the mountain range to be able to get to our final destination of the day: Marrakech.

The mountain crossing takes you through breathtaking views, and if you visit Morocco from late November to late February, you will surely see this region of Morocco full of snow. The contrast of getting from the Sahara Desert to Marrakech, couldn’t be more unbelievable.

Upon arrival to Marrakech, you will be taken to your riad/hotel. Morocco in 6 days is very easy and affordable. See you next time!

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Detailed map of the 6 days desert tour from Marrakech. You can click on the pins to show the destination name. If you’re interested in more or fewer days, we also have available a 5 day Morocco itinerary, and Morocco itinerary 7 days.

Tour information

What’s Included

  • 6 day Morocco tour.
  • Private 4X4 vehicle with A/C + fuel.
  • English-French-Spanish speaking driver/guide.
  • Pick up & drop off at your hotel in Marrakech.
  • Accommodation with dinner and breakfast.
  • Camel trekking in the desert.
  • Overnight in a desert camp.

What’s not Included

  • International flights.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Accommodation in Marrakech.
  • Entrance fees to all the sites and monuments.
  • Lunches, drinks, and extra snacks.
  • Tips and gratuities.

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