culture tour of southern morocco via waterfalls to desert



8-Day Morocco Desert Tour from Marrakech Back to Marrakech


We start and end in Marrakech, going via Imilcil. We visit a famous kasbah, gorges, waterfalls, valleys, Berber villages, Rissani, and sand dunes and experience the hospitality of the people in the southern region.


Day 1: Marrakech - Ben el Ouidan - Ouzoud Waterfalls - Beni Mellal


We depart from Marrakech and stop at Ouzod Waterfalls near Azilal. After lunch, we visit the great Bin el Ouidan lake and the Middle Atlas Mountains. We finish the day in Beni Mellal.

Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Beni Mellal 


Day 2: Beni Mellal - Imilchil 


After breakfast in hotel, we will discover the beauties of the canyons and mountains of the Middle Atlas, Berber villages in the heights of the mountains, and Imilchil, known for its annual marriage festival in.  We will also visit the nearby Tislit and Isli Lake (Bride and Groom Lake).

Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Imilchil.


Day 3: Imilchil - Er-rich - Ziz Valley - Rissani - Merzouga


After breakfast, we continue through the Middle Atlas Mountains and stop at Er-Rich and the Gorges of Ziz and take in the panoramic view. We continue to Erfoud along the Ziz Valley and a series of fortified villages whose architecture announces the pre-Saharan oases. We arrive at the dunes of Merzouga (Erg Chebbi).

Accommodation in a kasbah.


Day 4: Dunes Erg Chebbi - Rissani 


After breakfast, you will have time to enjoy the Sahara of Erg Chebbi, the desert with highest dunes in the world. We then go to Rissani, called old Sijilmassa, the sourcing center of ancient caravans from the Sahara. We visit the old and traditional market and have a lunch of Madfouna (Berber pizza), the local specialy. You will take your camel caravan in time to watch the sunset in the dunes (about an hour and a half by camel). You will spend the night in a traditional nomadic tent in the Sahara to enjoy the silence of the desert sky filled with stars. 

Dinner and overnight in a traditional nomad tent.


Day 5Merzouga - Rissani - Todra Gorges - Boumalne Dades - Ouarzazate


After sunrise, you will go back to the oasis by camel. At your hotel breakfast, will be waiting for you. We head to Tineghir via Rissani, Erfoud, Tinejdad, and the Todra Gorges. After lunch, we continue to Ouarzazate through the Dades Valley, also known as the Valley of Roses. We stop to visit the Kasbah Ameridil.

Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Ouarzazate.


Day 6:  Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou - Marrakech 


We visit the town of Ouarzazate, founded in 1928, which has a famous film studio where many movies and series such as Secret of Sahara, The Mummy, Prince of Persia, and Game of Thrones were filmed. We stop on the way to visit the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou and continue to Marrakech. We arrive in Marrakech in the late afternoon.

Dinner and overnight in a traditional riad.


Day 7: Marrakech Guided Visit 


After breakfast, all day will be devoted to visiting Marrakech, known as the "Pearl of the South", founded in the eleventh century. We will visit the Koutoubia, the Saadians Tombs, the Menara Gardens, and Bahia Palace. We go back to the hotel for lunch. In the afternoon, we visit the souks, the Medina, and Jmaa El Fna Square.

In the evening, dinner in a Moroccan restaurant.


 Day 8 : Marrakech - Airport


Free time until we transfer you to the airport before your flight departure.



What's included


 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners


 Pick up & drop off at the airport or your preferred location

 Private transport with A/C

 Driver/Guide (Multilingual)


Luxury camp (1 night), Guesthouse (1 night), Hotel (3 nights), Riad (1 night), Kasbah (1 night)

Included Activities

Local Guide in Marrakech (Multilingual)

Dinner in the Jemma el-Fna square in Marrakech

Camel ride in the desert

Visit to nomad family in the desert

Traditional hammam

Cooking class (1 Lunch)

Sand-boarding in the dunes

Tea preparation lesson


 Moroccan sim card

 Turbans for the desert


What's Not Included


 7 Lunches

 Flight tickets




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*Any trip can be changed according to your preferences and wishes. Tell us your request, and we will find the best way to accommodate you.