Marrakech Sahara tour 7 days

Marrakech Sahara tour 7 days – Morocco desert tour – Marrakech to Erg Chigaga desert trip – Sahara holidays – 4×4 tour to Erg Chigaga from Marrakech

Marrakech Sahara tour to Erg Chegaga

4×4 Marrakech Sahara tour to Erg Chigaga

A 7 day Marrakech desert tour

A 7-day Marrakech desert tour

Visit Morocco - guided tour

Visit Morocco – guided tour

Sahara experience

Sahara experience

Marrakech Sahara tour 7 days

Morocco desert tour – 4×4 Marrakech Sahara tour – Marrakech desert trip 7 days – Morocco Sahara holidays – Erg Chigaga desert tour

Day 1

Marrakech desert tour : the Kasbah of Telouet and Aït Ben Haddou

During the first day of your 4X4 Marrakech Sahara tour, you will go from Marrakech to Aït Ben Haddou across the High Atlas mountains. You pass through the Tizi’n’Tichka Pass (2,260m). Take time to admire the green valleys and small villages in the beautiful High Atlas Mountains.

You stop to visit to the Kasbah of Telouet, also called the Palace of Glaoui. The Kasbah of Telouet is on the old road of the commercial caravans. After this stop, your 7-day Marrakech desert tour continues with the crossing of the Valley of Ounila until Ait Ben Haddou. It’s there, in the Ksar of Aït Ben Haddou that you will spend the night in a typical riad.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Aït Ben Haddou is a South Morocco Ksar with kasbahs built of adobe. Moreover, the Ksar was a background for many famous movies (Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, the Mummy, the Last Temptation of Christ, …). Aït Ben Haddou represents the typical architecture of southern Morocco. Enjoy this exceptional setting while you stay here!

Day 2

Morocco desert trip : from Aït Ben Haddou to Zagora via the Drâa Valley

On the 2nd day of your 7-day Marrakech Sahara tour, you go from Aït Ben Haddou to Zagora via the Drâa Valley. So, you will visit one of the most beautiful Valleys in Morocco : the Drâa Valley with its typical South Morocco Berber villages and it palm grove.

After leaving Aït Ben Haddou, you will pass by the city of Ouarzazate. You will stop to visit the city and the movie studios. Then, it’s time to continue to Agdz and Tamnougalt where you will enjoy lunch. For this, you will pass through the Anti-Atlas mountains. The arid landscapes of the Anti-Atlas change the atmosphere, you are in South Morocco! You continue this Morocco Sahara tour by the city of Zagora where is planned the second night of this 4×4 Morocco desert tour. In Zagora, you can visit some workshops.

Day 3

Marrakech Sahara tour : camel ride for the sunset and night in a M’hamid desert camp

After breakfast in Zagora, you continue your Marrakech desert trip to Erg Chigaga in the direction of the village of M’hamid. 

You will enjoy exotic arid landscapes and views on the Anti Atlas mountains. The village of M’hamid which is the last oasis before the Sahara.

On your way to M’hamid, you will stop to visit Tamegrout and its pottery workshops known in all the country. Tamegrout owns also a very old Coranic library and an old Kasbah. It’s a berber underground Kasbah that worth the visit.

This break finished, this 7-day 4×4 Marrakech desert tour continues by a delicious lunch in the village of M’hamid. In the afternoon, you go for a camel tour. Enjoy an exceptional sunset on the dunes ! Then, dinner and evening around a campfire with traditionnal music. You will spend a night in a desert camp in M’hamid. This a great desert experience during your Morocco holidays !

Day 4

Erg Chigaga camp overnight during this Marrakech Sahara tour 7 days

After breakfast at the Morocco Sahara desert camp in M’hamid, you take the track to reach one of the largest dunes of the Morocco desert. The great Erg Chigaga dunes are located at about 60 km from M’hamid. The 4×4 trip is about 1.30 hours from M’hamid.

The arrival in Erg Chigaga is schedulded for lunch, after admiring changing landscapes on the track in the Sahara. It’s a real Morocco desert safari trip ! After lunch, you can try sandsurf on the big dunes. You will enjoy a camel tour for the sunset during the fourth day of your Marrakech Sahara tour. This Morocco desert trip continues by an overnight stay in an Erg Chigaga desert camp.

Day 5

From the Erg Chigaga great dunes to Foum Zguid

In the morning, you will take breakfast in the camp in Erg Chigaga.

After that, your trip through the Moroccan desert continues by a special visit : you will meet nomads living in the Sahara. You will enjoy lunch with them. Also, they will prepare the famous “sand bread” you can taste. This is one of the highlights of this desert trip from Marrakech 7 days.

After lunch, departure for Foum Zguid which is about 90km from Erg Chigaga. The landscapes follow one another, you will visit the dry Lake Iriqui. The trip is done on the track in the Sahara. You will admire the Jebel Bani. You will arrive in Foum Zguid in the afternoon. Take time to enjoy your Sahara experience! You will spend the night in Foum Zguid to enjoy more longer the desert.

Day 6

Desert tour Marrakech : from Foum Zguid to Taroudant via Taliouine

The next day after breakfast, you will continue your 7-day Morocco desert tour. First, you will pass by the city of Tazenakht that is “the capital of the carpets” of Morocco. You will stop to visit one of the carpets fabric cooperatives. Then, you go fowards to Taliouine.

Taliouine is “the capitale of the Saffron” of Morocco. Here is the gateway to the Saffron Valley and the city is overlooking the Sirwa Mountains. Taliouine is at about 100km from Taroudant. You stop here to have lunch and visit Saffron cooperatives.

Your itinerary continues by Taroudant where you arrive in the afternoon. You will spend a night in a typical riad in Taroudant.

Day 7

Visit of Taroudant, Agadir and back to Marrakech

After breakfast in Taroudant called also “the little Marrakech”, you will take time to visit the city with local guide : the medina, the city walls, the souk.

Then, you start the road from Taroudant to Agadir (about 1.30 hours). Your 7-day Marrakech Sahara tour continues by a stop in the city of Agadir. You can take lunch in Agadir before going towards Marrakech.  

Sahara camp in M'hamid

The highlights of the Marrakech Sahara tour 7 days

  • you take time to visit South Morocco and different places of interest during your desert trip,
  • you will see various landscapes of the Sahara: the desert of M’hamid, the great dunes of Erg Chigaga, 
  • camel ride for sunset,
  • sandsurf in Erg Chigaga or a quad tour,
  • enjoy a 4×4 tour in South Morocco (Drâa Valley, Zagora),
  • discovery of the Saffron Valley in Morocco,
  • visit of the Kasbah of Aït Ben Haddou and the Kasbah of Telouet,
  • you will spend 2 nights in desert camps in the Sahara,
  • visit of cooperatives all long the tour,
  • meet Nomads in the Sahara,
  • visit of Taroudant and Agadir ;
Draa Valley Morocco

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.

Erg Chigaga tour

Tailor-made Marrakech desert tour 7 days

This Marrakech Sahara desert trip could be customized.

A private Morocco desert trip allows you make visits and activities (buggy ride, camel trekking, …) depending on your wishes. 

This tour can finish in Agadir instead of Marrakech.

It’s also possible to add a night in Agadir to visit better the city.

Interested by this Morocco desert tour?