Sahara Desert From Marrakech

This is one of our favorite Sahara Desert From Marrakech. You can explore a lot of things on the trip – Sahara dunes, shady oasis gardens, majestic mountains and rivers, ancient cities, and adobe villages stuck to the slopes of the mountains. There are also huge fortresses and ancient libraries filled with unique manuscripts. In addition, noisy non-tourist bazaars and a leisurely camel ride in the desert.

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A mind-blowing sunset and sunrise in the silence of the sandy Shara desert. We will find ourselves in places where we will feel peace. Nobody will bother you. Starry sky, and dunes in the middle of nowhere.  
We will get acquainted with the history and cultures of three different tribes: Berbers, Sahraoui nomads, and Jews. We will admire the perfectness and beauty of ancient technologies, but also modern innovations, for which the country has repeatedly been prized internationally. 
We will be able to test ourselves in a variety of crafts, and if you want, we will get to know the locals much better, help to harvest dates, or prepare a traditional lunch ourselves. If we’re lucky, we’ll also get to camel races. Moreover, we will tell you more things about things during our journey, so you can write your book later:). Many travelers say that this journey has wonderfully changed their lives. Shall we try?
If you don’t have much time, you can go on a 3-day desert tour from Marrakech. However, we would strongly advise you to find another day and choose a four-day tour.

“There is a desert I long to be walking,
a wide emptiness:
Peace beyond any
understanding of it”


The main things on the trip in our 4 days Sahara desert from Marrakech

4 days Sahara desert from Marrakech, the  magical city

Day 1:
  • Marrakech
  • Tizi-n-Tichka pass
  • Ouarzazate
  • Draa river valley
  • Tissergate village-fortress
  • Zagora.

350 km, 7 hours on the way

We will leave Marrakech in the early morning to have time not only to admire the beautiful views of mountains, oases, and desert landscapes, but also to get acquainted with the lifestyle of its inhabitants, their traditions, history, crafts, and, course, their cuisine specialties. 
We will stop in different places during our journey. We will walk through the palm groves and shady gardens of the oasis in the Draa River valley, visit the Berber fortress village Ksar Tissergate and guess a lot of puzzles in the local museum, and have lunch in an unusual and very tasty place. Moreover, learn how to make argan oil, bake bread and learn the meaning of fantastic symbols in jewelry. 
In Zagora, we will see the thousand-year-old fortress of the Almoravid and the “gate” to the Sahara. It was a trading passage for caravans consisting of thousands of camels holding gold, precious fabrics, spices, slaves, and most importantly, salt.
If we are lucky, we will be able to attend camel races that are held all year round. On this day full of events, beautiful views, activities, and information, we will do many more exciting things. And we’ll end it with dinner and overnight at the hotel in Zagora.
Day 2:
  • Zagora
  • Jewish fortress Amezrou
  • village Tamegroute
  • oasis of M’Hamid
  • Dunes of Erg Chigaga

140 km, 3 hours on the way

Immediately after breakfast, we will go to the palm grove, which is located in the middle of a huge Jewish fortress of the XII century. Walk through the streets of the Jewish quarter and get acquainted with the amazing history of these people in Morocco. We will also visit one of the most picturesque villages of the desert – the ancient center of one of the most influential Sufis in the world. 
In the old library – in the middle of the desert, we will see unique and beautiful manuscripts, with a list of authors and how much the collection is worth, which really surprising. We will get acquainted with traditional and eco-architecture, underground houses, and amazing ceramic designs. We will do a workshop on different crafts. This is not a tourist destination at all, and we will have a wonderful opportunity to immerse ourselves in the real life of the people of the desert. 
After lunch, have a camel ride to our camp in the heart of the Dune Sea Erg Chigaga. There, we will enjoy the most beautiful sunset, and spend the evening under the magnificent starry sky. Dinner and overnight in our camp in the middle of the Sahara.
Day 3:
  • Erg chigaga
  • Lake Iriki
  • Antiatlas
  • Rally Paris
  • Dakar
  • Foum Zguid.

300 km, 5.5 hours on the road

Enjoy the sunrise over the dunes in the early morning, and have breakfast. Then, we will go through the desert by 4×4. Let’s explore the oasis where the most delicious dates grow. We will see the dried lake Iriki, covered with salt plates that looks like ice with ice, amazing landscapes, the Antiatlas mountains, and the settlements of the Sahraoui people and Berber villages. 
Later, we can learn how to bake bread or cook tajin with locals, and also have a workshop in different fields, such as pottery,  blacksmith, or weaving. Here, they make beautiful handmade products such as ceramics and carpets. 
In the evening we will arrive in Ouarzazate. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 4:
  • Ouarzazate
  • Aït-Ben-Haddou
  • High Atlas
  • Tizi-n-Tichka Pass
  • Marrakech

205 km, 4 hours on the way

Let’s start our day by visiting the world’s largest film studio – Atlas Studios. The Game of Thrones, Aladdin, Gladiator, and many other films was filmed here. After a walk among biblical temples, Egyptian pyramids, and Tibetan monasteries, we will go to the UNESCO world heritage Berber fortress Aït-Ben-Haddou. 
It might be familiar to you from a variety of movies. So, we will start our tour by visiting the local bazaar and get lost in the mysterious alleys of this amazing historical monument. In this fantastic place, we will take a lot of photos. After lunch, we will return to Marrakech through the Tizin-Tichka pass.

The cost of our 4 days Sahara desert from Marrakech depends on the range of service, the level of accommodation, and the season. We can change the Itinerary according to your preferences. You can request to add other cities or some special that you like to have in your tour. Write to us, we will definitely assist you with all your inquiries.

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