6 Days Sahara Desert Tour From Marrakech

6 Days Sahara Desert Tour From Marrakech

Overview of 6 days Sahara desert tour:

Discover the beauty of Morocco with this exciting six-day itinerary. Begin and end in Marrakesh, visiting the rocky peaks of the High Atlas mountains and the colossal dunes of the Sahara. You’ll wander medieval medinas and souks, marvel at palaces and mosques, and explore ancient kasbahs and desert towns.

Highlights of Sahara tour from Marrakech:

Is this Morocco 6 days itinerary right for you?

This private all-inclusive 6 days Sahara desert tour from Marrakech is suited to travelers determined to explore Marrakesh city and Sahara Desert of Merzouga. This Moroccan trip from Marrakech is an amazing adventure for travelers who are not familiar with driving long distances or families with children and prefer to travel along the rural villages and stay in the Sahara desert instead of staying in Marrakech for more than 2 days.

Why you’ll like this vacation!

This 6 days Moroccan itinerary from Marrakech lets you experience and deep in Berber culture, unforgettable nights in the desert, and ancient kasbahs in the south. Travel with a local knowledge leader who will share the magic and the real of Morocco with you. Admire the landscapes along the way, especially panoramic with some breathtaking views. Explore the valleys full of rose trees, and take a gentle walk under the canyon of Todra Gorge (320 m).

Brief itinerary of Morocco excursion from Marrakech:




Day 1

Arrive Marrakech & Sightseeing Tour


Day 2

Ouarzazate, exploring Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah & Rose Valley


Day 3

Tinghir, Toudra Gorge, Erfoud and Sahara Desert & Camel ride


Day 4

Rissani Market, Alnif and Draa Valley


Day 5

Atlas Studio, and High Atlas Mountains


Day 6

Depart to airport


Detailed itinerary 5-day tour:

Day 01: Arrival in Marrakech & Sightseeing tour

Welcome to Morocco! On arrival at the airport in Marrakech. You’ll be welcomed by an MVT representative and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Meet your local guide for a full-day tour, starting with the vibrant souk of the medina and the live Jemaa El-Fna square famous for its snake charmers, storytellers, and food stalls. Visit the Koutoubia Mosque, along the way note the open spaces that extend off of some alleys. 

From there, continue to visit the 19th century Bahia Palace and El Badi Palace ‶Palace of wander or Brilliance″. Relax in the adjoining gardens, before carrying on to Ben Youssef Madrasa. Built-in the 16th century, this madrasa once housed students of the nearby mosque. Admire the Moroccan artisanship: carved cedar, stucco plaster, and zellij tiling. The hard-to-miss Saadian Tombs, Ben Youssef Madrasa, and Museum of Moroccan Arts for more examples of traditional art and woodwork.

  • Splurge
  • Mid-range
  • Don’t break the bank (Standard)
  • Marrakech – Medina guided walking tour
  • Marrakech – ATVing, buggy
  • Marrakech – Majorelle Gardens (online ticket) – MAD150
  • Marrakech – Hot air balloon
  • No meals included today

Entrance fees to the monuments are not included. However, it’s simply possible to be included just let us know please while you are confirming your trip with one of our experts.

Day 02: Marrakech - High Atlas Mountains - Ait Ben Haddou - Kalaat M'gouna - Dades Gorge

Leave the busy city behind and head east toward Dades Gorge, ascending the High Atlas mountains. Along the way, we will pass many Berber villages—made up of traditional mud-brick buildings. Prior to getting to the highest point on the Atlas Mountains (2260 m above sea level), we’ll stop at the women’s cooperative of Argan oil and discover how the local women extract the precious oil from the argan nut to make oil used in the health, food, and cosmetic industries. Follow the winding road to the Tizi n’Tichka pass and stop to appreciate the panoramic view.

Get to the fertile village of Ait Ben Haddou in the afternoon – Famous for its old dramatic kasbah in Morocco. Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage in 1987. Additionally, it’s a great location for numerous films including Lawrence of Arabia, GOT, gladiator, and more. After exploring the kasbah and having lunch, continue east, traveling through the “Road of a Thousand Kasbahs”, many in disrepair as they’re constructed of pisé mud (rammed earth). As you head toward Dades Gorge, you will pass many small towns where you can see traditional farming methods in use. Be on the lookout for nomads tending to their animals as you make your way through fragrant Kalaat M’gouna, the “Valley of the Roses”.purchase the rosewater, which will make your linen smell good a long time after your trip is over. Check into your hotel in the late afternoon.

  • Splurge
  • Mid-range
  • Don’t break the bank (Standard)
  • Breakfast & Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Atlas Mountains – Female cooperative of argan oil
  • Ait Ben Haddou – Kasbah walking tour
  • Kalaat M’gouna – Female’s cooperative of rose water
  • Ouarzazate – Atlas Studio & museum visit – MAD80

Today’s total driving time is approximately 5 hrs. 24 minutes
Today’s total driving distance is approximately 312 km

Day 03: Dades Gorge - Todra Gorge - Erfoud - Merzouga

Today embark on a journey toward the Sahara desert of Merzouga, where you’ll spend an unforgettable night in a desert camp surrounded by high dunes and experience the camel ride as well. After a short drive, we reach Tinghir or Tinerhi, this town is home to the Jewish quarter and Synagogues and is famous for its Gorge, which is called Todra Gorge. Take a gentle walk under the 300-meter cliff before continuing our leisure journey toward the Sahara.

 After a traditional feast in a local restaurant on the way, reach Merzouga in the afternoon. Hop on your camel through the sand dunes toward your feature stay accommodation with an experienced camel for approximately 1 hour with a break on a high dune to enjoy the sunset that might be the best sunset ever in your life. Get to the camp. You will be greeted with a cup of mint tea, enjoy the nomad hospitality, and a traditional feast under the sky jeweled with millions of stars. Followed by live local music around an open fire.

  • Splurge
  • Mid-range
  • Don’t break the bank (Standard)
  • Sahara Desert – Camel trekking
  • Sahara Desert – Sandboarding
  •  Tinghir – Todra Gorge walking tour
  • ATVing, buggy
  • Horseback riding
  • Breakfast & Dinner

Today’s total driving time is approximately 3 hours. 41 minutes
Today’s total driving distance is approximately 253 km

The camel rides are really romantic activities to explore and enjoy the Sahara desert. But if you’d prefer, it’s simply possible to do another activity instead with a few extra fees or to be driven to and from the camp. Please let us know.

Day 04: Merzouga - Rissani - Alnif - Draa Valley - Ouarzazate

Today you will drive back farther west to the popular filming location of Ouarzazate. Made popular by the growing movie industry, you will have the option to tour one of the two movie studios and envision how the nearby regions have been featured in many movies. Some popular film credits include Gladiator, GOT, Kingdom Of Heaven, and much more. The first stop after the Sahara desert will be in Rissani. A market town, Rissani holds a livestock auction and is home to a “donkey parking lot”, a site worth (hearing) about and experience!

From there, drive through umbrella-shaped trees of the acacia forests before reaching Alnif for lunch. Continue on through the Draa Valley, dense with date palmeries, and stop in Tamnougalt Kasbah before reaching Ouarzazate in the late afternoon.

  • Splurge
  • Mid-range
  • Don’t break the bank (Standard)
  • Breakfast & Dinner
  • Sahara desert – Exploring Merzouga area
  • Rissani – Traditional market walking tour
  • Sahara Desert – ATVing, buggy
  • Sahara Desert – Horseback riding

Today’s total driving time is approximately 5 hours
Today’s total driving distance is approximately 367 km

Day 05: Ouarzazate - High Atlas Mountains - Marrakech

After breaking your fast, optionally, we’ll visit the Taourirt Kasbah and Atlas Studios in Ouarzazate before setting off for Marrakech. Along the way, we’ll visit Telouet Kasbah or the Palace of Glaoui. It’s located along the former route of the caravans from the Sahara over the Atlas Mountains to Marrakech. The Kasbah was the seat of the El Glaoui family’s power.

From there, travel one more time up and over the High Atlas mountains and through the Tizi n’Tichka Pass. Arrive at your hotel in Marrakech in the afternoon. You may wish to take the afternoon at a slower pace—find a café near Jemaa el-Fna and enjoy your last evening with a local meal.

  • High atlas Mountains – Kasbah Telouet
  • Ouarzazate – Atlas Studio & museum – MAD80
  • Ouarzazate – Kasbah Taourirt – MAD80
  •  Marrakech – ATVing, buggy
  • Marrakech – Majorelle Gardens (online ticket) – MAD150
  • Marrakech – Hot air balloon
  • Marrakech – Spa – Traditional Hammam & Massage with argan oil
  • Breakfast

Today’s total driving time is approximately 3 hrs. 37 minutes
Today’s total driving distance is approximately 192 km

Day 06: Transfer to the airport

Good things come to an end. Today is your last day in Morocco and 6 days Sahara desert trip from Marrakech. So, you are free to leave Whenever you want even though checking out is usually in the morning. You’re free to wander Marrakech‘s further sights before transferring you to the airport. Your driver will take you to Marrakech airport in time to catch your homebound flight. Safe travels! And see you again!

  • Breakfast

Airport Transfer To Marrakech Menara Airport.

Today will be determined by your departure flight. Allow 20mins to arrive at Menara Airport Marrakech plus min 2hrs 30mins before your flight.

Inclusive & Exclusive


We select the best accommodations carefully to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. hospitality

* If those accommodations above are not available at the time of booking. You’ll be staying at similar ones and we will let you in advance. If you have preferred ones in mind to stay at and not mentioned above, let us know and we’re happy to book it for you.


* April and December are peak travel times! Make sure you book in advance to get preferred accommodations.

Price & Booking


1 person

2 person

4 person

8 person

10 – 16 person

First option

$ 1260

$ 725

$ 540

$ 480

$ 350

Second option

$ 1590

$ 930

$ 760

$ 590

$ 440

Third option

$ 2170

$ 1385

$ 1140

$ 990

$ 780

The prices of our tours depend on the packages you select(Splurge, Mid-range, or Don’t break the bank accommodations), the number of travelers on your journey, and the season of your travel.

* All prices are in Euro, US Dollars, Pounds, or Moroccan Dirhams, per person. There is additional 10% fee for tours including the dates between Dec.20 – Jan.5(Peak Season). For single rooms, a single supplement fee will be applied. Those prices mentioned above are without discounts. We offer a discount of 30% to our travelers.

For the bookings of our tours, we kindly request a small deposit of 20% of the total price to be sent to our bank account, Paypal or Wise account. The balance is to be paid to your driver/guide at the meeting.

Trip preparation

Know Before You Go

Although most of the planning and preparation is taken care of for you, there are still a few things you should know and some details you should take care of to ensure your comfort, safety and peace of mind. Please review the following information before your departure to ensure that any surprises along the way will only be pleasant ones.

  • During the booking process please let us know if you have any food restrictions or allergies.

  • Since lunches are not included, your guide will suggest restaurants where the food is tasty and fresh in order not to get sick. However, if you have a particular restaurant in mind. Inform your guide to accommodate your choices. On the other hand, based on his experiences, he will be glad to assist you whether their service and meals are marvelous.

  • Alternatively, your driver will make frequent stops along the way, especially in breathtaking places. This tour is flexible, if you recognize a worthy place to stop in, feel free to ask your gently driver.

  • Respect tour departures times to avoid delay and loss of sightseeing opportunities. If necessary, let your guide and driver know.

    For the benefit of all tour participants, we ask tour members to be considerate of their fellow travelers in the following ways:

  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or “drone” technology has quickly become affordable and is increasingly popular with recreational users. While some countries have clear, established drone laws, others do not, or existing regulations are undergoing review and change. Travelers who wish to bring a drone on their trip are responsible to research and abide by the laws and regulations, as well as to check with their airline(s) regarding their rules for transporting drones. Please note that tours are unable to extend the length of scheduled visits and stops to accommodate use of drones. If you’re coming with your drone, let us know in advance to schedule the time for it.

  • Ramadan may make your trip excruciating, due to most of the restaurants and shops would be closed. And alcohol beverages will not be served in restaurants and hard to find.
  • Our guides are fluent in languages, and they are happy to share all what they have known so far, if you’d like skip or add an activity to your daily itinerary feel free to ask your guide.
  • During your stay in Sahara Desert (desert camp) your luggage will be transferred directly and safely to your camp.


PAMELA ROBERTS@Pamelaroberts
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Just had the trip of a lifetime. First, our Your Guide Mohamed was amazing. He truly cared about us and our experiences and strived to keep us all happy. Everyone should be as lucky as us to have Mohamed as a guide. And we saw an experienced all aspects of life in Morocco from the marketplace to Sahara Desert. We were engaged at every opportunity from eating hot bread in the market place to riding camels to traditional dancing and music. Every moment was a "wow" moment. Thank you for a top-notch tour and guide.
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Absolutely phenomenal! This was our very first group tour and Morocco Vacation Travel exceeded our expectations! We did not expect such phenomenal hotels, restaurants, tour sites, and more. So, thank you to MVT. But most importantly, we can not exclaim enough about Mohammed, our tour manager. He is knowledgeable, kind, organized, understanding, and patient. The perfect representative for MVT.
Marilyn D
Marilyn D@Marilynd
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It was a very wonderful experience. The sites that we've come to see and visit were all great! Our guide Abdel was very knowledgeable, understanding, kind, considerate, attentive to our needs and very patient with all of us. The camp and food in the desert were all great! The driver and the assistant were also very helpful.


Yes! Absolutely, this 5 day tour from Marrakech is available every day, except summer the temperature can reach 40 degrees Celsius – 104 degrees Fahrenheit.

The early bird catches the warm! As soon as you know your exact dates of your desert trip, contact us. 

It depends on the period you’d like to experience Sahara Desert. The tents are well-equipped (enough blankets, hot water, and extra pillows).

  • Summer: (end of June – Augusts) light and soft clothes, such as scarf, skirts, slippers, skin protection, sunglasses.
  • Winter: (October – end of March) warm clothes, sneakers, extra jacket or coat.

The best time to do this 5-day Marrakech desert trip is all seasons of the year except summer. You might feel overwhelmed by sandstorms and high temperatures.

The best way to experience Sahara desert is by camel ride. To enjoy this ancient transport, put comfortable clothes on, loose pants, sneakers and a small bag where you can put some stuff in, like a bottle of water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a camera if you have any.

So many Sahara desert adventures get confused between Sahara Desert of Erg Chigaga and Sahara Desert of Erg Chebbi. Both of them would take your breath away! But here is one thing to keep in mind, if you’re looking for a typical lifestyle and would like to stay away from touristy places, then Sahara Desert of Erg Chigaga means you. On the other hand, Sahara Desert of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga attracts tons of visitors all over the world, due to its high clean oragned-sand dunes and luxury camps.

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⚠️Note: If you are not enable to find any activity you are looking for, or to modify anything in this itinerary,  we are available 24/7 for any questions or requests. do not hesitate to contact us, we are more than happy to customize your itinerary according to your exact needs and requirements.

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