8-day Morocco itinerary off-road tour

Overview off-road Morocco tour:

Embark in a 4WD 4 × 4 vehicle and discover the beauty of Morocco with this exciting one-week off-road 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 and off-roading Morocco tour adventure in hamadas.

Highlights of 8-day Morocco itinerary:

Is this Morocco travel tour right for you?

This private all-inclusive 8-day Morocco itinerary off-road tour is suited to adventurous seekers who determined to focus on the wild Sahara desert instead of exploring the north. Rallying by 4 × 4 Toyota Landcruiser every day. Be aware of some long drive days while we drive to your equipped luxury glamping in the desert.

Why you’ll like this desert excursion!

This Moroccan trip from Marrakech lets you experience deep 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 on this Marrakech desert trip to the Sahara. Marvel at iconic sights during visits to the remarkable Sahara Desert, the timeless Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, the tranquil oasis of Skoura, and the bustling city of Marrakech. Spend the night in a luxury camp staring at the shiny stars. Join a traditional local band after dinner to have some fun with their music dancing around and open fire. Enjoy two stays in the Sahara Desert of Erg Chigaga and Erg Chebbi and discover the differences between them.

Brief itinerary of Morocco off road:




Day 1

Arrive Marrakech & Sightseeing Tour


Day 2

Atlas Mountains, Exploring Taznakht & Iriki lake – off-road

Erg Chigaga

Day 3

M’hamid El Ghizlane Oumjrane, Taghbalt and Tafraoute Sidi Ali

Foum M harech

Day 4

Oasis M’harch, Ramlia, Merzouga & Camel Trekking


Day 5

Full day to adventure around Sahara Desert

Erg Chebbi

Day 6

Erfoud, Todghra gorge and Dades gorge


Day 7

Rose Valley, Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah and Marrakech


Day 8

Transfer to Marrakech airport 


Detailed itinerary 8-day Morocco trip:

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 - Iriki National Park - Erg Chigaga

Leave the bustling city of Marrakech behind and embark on a journey toward Taznakht village, 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 Taznakht, Famous for its handmade Berber rugs. After exploring a Berber family house to gain some information about their handcrafts, and see how carpet is made with traditional methods. we’ll continue to Foum Zguid, where you can have lunch. The last village before reaching Sahara desert. Here we turn off the main road and take the off-road. We will take the off-road for 3 hours approximately, stop Sahara desert oasis and dried lake of Iriki, this was once a vast oasis for migratory birds and the largest watering hole for hundreds of kilometers.

Upon our arrival to the desert camp, switch gears and transfer to your personal camel to begin your trek over the sands. Hike to the top of a nearby dune to watch the setting sun before enjoying a warm meal by the fire.

  • Splurge
  • Mid-range
  • Don’t break the bank (Standard)
  • Breakfast & Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Atlas Mountains – Female’s cooperative of argan oil
  • Taznakht – Female’s cooperative of Berber rugs

Today’s total driving time is approximately 7 hours. 40 minutes
Today’s total driving distance is approximately 477 km

Day 03: M'Hamid El Ghizlane - Oumjrane - Taghbalt - Tafraoute Sidi Ali

Today you’ll drive farther east to your final destination: the Saharan oasis of M’harech near Tafraout Sidi Ali. This journey allows you to discover the splendor of the palm forests of the Draa River. This day also includes an impressive stage where you’ll drive through a route used in several editions of the prestigious Paris-Dakar Rally.

Nearby, you’ll pass through the desert terrain of the Draa Valley and the Oumjran plateau ‶Mining area″. Stop in Berber villages lost in the desert and cross Hammadas and Ergs in the black desert where we may find some nomads. In the afternoon we’ll arrive at the Oasis of M’harech, where we can admire the beautiful sunset over its oasis before descending to our accommodation in the middle of the desert.

  • Splurge
  • Mid-range
  • Don’t break the bank (Standard)
  • Breakfast & Dinner
  • Sahara desert – Nomad families
  • Oumjrane – Mining area walking tour
  • M’harech – Oasis walking tour

Today’s total driving time is approximately 5 hours
Today’s total driving distance is approximately 230 km

Day 04: Oasis M'harech - Ramlia - Ouzina - Merzouga & Camel trekking

Our journey today will start with a visit to Ramliya village. where there are only a few nomadic families living in mud and brick houses. From there, continue to the Sahara desert of Merzouga. Upon our arrival, we’ll visit Khemliya, a traditional Saharan village (with its people originally from Mali). Here you can enjoy traditional music, drumming, and dancing before taking a casual walk around the village and its farmed plots in the sand.

After having a local restaurant nearby, we’ll make our way toward the village of Hassilabied and take a gentle walk through the local gardens. In the afternoon, as the sun cools, Ride a camel through the Erg-Chebbi sand dunes toward your feature stay accommodation. A luxury camp with large beds and private bathrooms surrounded by sand dunes. Hike to the top of a nearby dune to watch the setting sun before enjoying a warm meal by the fire.

  • Splurge
  • Mid-range
  • Don’t break the bank (Standard)
  • Ramliya – Village walking tour
  • Sahara Desert – Exploring Merzouga area
  • Sahara Desert – Camel trekking
  • Sahara Desert – Sandboarding
  • Sahara desert – ATVing & buggy
  • Sahara desert – Horseback riding
  • Breakfast & Dinner

Today’s total driving time is approximately 2 hours
Today’s total driving distance is approximately 74 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 05: Full day in sand dunes

After breaking your fast, embark on your 4 × 4 Toyota Landcruiser and get lost adventuring around the Sahara desert. Today will be a little bit different than the other days, thus you’ll make sandy bread known as Berber pizza, rallying along the border of Algeria, and explore some hidden gems.

  • Splurge
  • Mid-range
  • Don’t break the bank (Standard)
  • High atlas Mountains – Kasbah Telouet
  • Ouarzazate – Atlas Studio & museum – MAD80
  • Ouarzazate – Kasbah Taourirt – MAD80
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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

Day 06: Merzouga - Erfoud - Todra Gorge - Dades Gorge

Today is your last day in the Sahara desert. Wouldn’t watching the sunrise over the sand dunes be a great way to start a day? Well, Mount your camel back to Merzouga village, then drive west toward Dades Gorge. Our first stop will be in the market town of Rissani. The ancient capital of Tafilalt and the foundation of the Alaouite dynasty known for its ancient caravan market and donkey parking lot.

From there, head toward Todra Gorge via some Berber villages. Appreciate the natural landscape along the way. Upon arrival in Tinghir, we will take a gentle walk under the massive cliff of Todra Gorge. Where many people come to enjoy their preferred sports. Feel free to join the locals to learn about their culture and lifestyle. Later, continue on to Dades Gorge. Overnight in a traditional hotel looking over the Dades Valley.

  • Splurge
  • Mid-range
  • Don’t break the bank (Standard)
  • Dinner & Breakfast
  • Sahara Desert – Camel trekking
  • Sahara Desert – Sandboarding
  • Tinghir – Todra Gorge walking tour 
  • Tinghir – Female’s cooperative of handmade rugs
  • Rissani – Traditional market walking tour

Today’s total driving time is approximately 3 hours. 41 minutes
Today’s total driving distance is approximately 354 km

Day 07: Dades Gorge - Kalaat M'gouna - Ait Ben Haddou - Marrakech

From Dades Gorge to Marrakech, embark on a journey through the “Road of a Thousand Kasbahs”. Your camera won’t get much rest today! This region of Morocco is home to dramatic slot canyons, picturesque river valleys, and towering mountains. 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.

Lunch at the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a great location for numerous films and a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1987. Later, cross one more time up the High Atlas Mountains ( 2260 m altitude) and Enjoy the breathtaking landscape along the way. 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.

  • Splurge
  • Mid-range
  • Don’t break the bank (Standard)
  • Breakfast 
  • Kalaat M’gouna – Female’s cooperative of rose water
  • Ait Ben Haddou – Kasbah walking tour
  • Atlas Mountains – Nomad families

Today’s total driving time is approximately 5 hrs. 13 minutes
Today’s total driving distance is approximately 312 km

Day 08: Transfer to the airport

Good things come to an end. Today is your last day in Morocco and a bespoke journey of this 8-day Morocco itinerary off-road tour. 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 20 minutes 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 and everything makes you feel like home.

* 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

$ 2070

$ 1200

$ 7 40

$ 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 an 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.

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.
  • Children under 5 years old are free of charge. 6 – 8 (- 70 %). 10 years old is considered to be an adults.


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 8-day Morocco itinerary off-road tour 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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