7 Days Marrakech to Sahara Desert with Ouarzazate + Dades + Todra + Draa

Morocco itinerary 7 days
Morocco itinerary 7 days

Morocco 1 week itinerary

7 days Marrakech desert tour to Merzouga. Your trip will start in the city of Marrakech and the drive brings you to high altitudes. You will go up the mountain beyond 2200 meters into the Tizi n’Tichka pass. Visit the desert areas and their extravagant oases and palm groves. Enjoy local mint tea, palm dates, and interact with the friendly local people. Return to Marrakech after 7 days in Morocco.

  • Day 1 – Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate
  • Day 2 – Ouarzazate – Dades Valley – Gorges du Todra – Erg Chebbi Dunes
  • Day 3 – Erg Chebbi Dunes region exploration
  • Day 4 – Erg Chebbi Dunes – Nkob – Tamnougalt
  • Day 5 – Tamnougalt – Zagora – Tamegroute – Erg Chigaga Dunes
  • Day 6 – Erg Chigaga Dunes – Draa Valley – Agdz – Fint Oasis
  • Day 7 – Fint Oasis – Kasbah Tifoultoute – Marrakech
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Morocco itinerary 7 days

« This is the perfect 7-day desert tour from Marrakech »

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

Explore the Moroccan Sahara with a 7-day / 6-night desert tour departing from Marrakech.

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Discover Morocco and enjoy the chance of making great photos while traveling with a 7 days tour from Marrakech. As you can remark, you travel into very different scenes. After the High Atlas mountain crossing, you start entering a more desert landscape, but with bits of palm groves and oases. The highlights of your excursion will unmistakably be Ksar Ait Benhaddou. Obviously exceptional will also be Ouarzazate city, Tissedrine winding road, Gorges du Todra, and Erg Chebbi dunes. After the Merzouga region, you go straight to visit the kasbahs in Nkob, the Erg Chigaga dunes, the amazing Draa Valley, and Fint Oasis.

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7 Days Tour from Marrakech

Morocco 1 week itinerary

Day 1 – Marrakech – Ksar Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate

This is where your one week in Morocco journey begins. 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.

You will pass the Tizi n’Tichka, known as the Col du Tichka in French. This is a famous Moroccan mountain pass at an altitude of 2260 meters (7410feet) above sea level. This path to the desert is positioned in the High Atlas mountains range. In the local Berber Amazigh language, Tizi n’Tichka means “difficult mountain meadow”.

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. On the small trailer below you can see how the village was used as the magnificent set of Russel Crowe’s Capua Arena fight.

In the end of the first stage of your 7 days in Morocco, you will spend the night at a hotel in Ouarzazate with dinner and breakfast included. Tomorrow more amazing places will come.

Day 2 – Ouarzazate – Dades Valley – Erg Chebbi Dunes (camel trekking)

Day 3 – Erg Chebbi Dunes

Day 4 – Erg Chebbi Dunes – Nkob – Tamnougalt

Day 5 – Tamnougalt – Zagora – Tamegroute – Erg Chigaga Dunes

Day 6 – Erg Chigaga – Draa Valley – Agdz – Fint Oasis

Day 7 – Fint Oasis – Ouarzazate – Marrakech

Map of 7 Days Marrakech desert tour

Detailed map of the 7 days desert tour from Marrakech. You can click on the pins to show the destination name. This 1 week in Morocco itinerary is perfect to explore Morocco and its southern regions, without rushing. After Marrakech and crossing the mountains, all of your Morocco Sahara desert tour will be passed along four provinces of Draa Tafilalet region: Ouarzazate, Tinghir, Errachidia, and furthermore in Zagora just before returning to Marrakech. If you’re interested in more or fewer days, we also have available a 5 day Morocco itinerary, and 6 days in Morocco itinerary.

Tour information

What’s Included

  • Morocco 7 day 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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