Morocco desert from Spain: Marrakech – Sahara Desert 6 days / 5 nights

Morocco desert from Spain: Marrakech – Sahara Desert 6 days / 5 nights

Morocco can be reached very quickly by plane from Spain. In a couple of hours you can get to   the African continent. Every day there are many flights that connect Barcelona with Marrakech. Tour Proposal: Visit of Marrakech and a short getaway to the Sahara desert in 6 days and 5 nights: two nights in Marrakech, one night in Tinghir, one night in the Merzouga desert and one night in Ourzazate.

Day 1 • Arrival in Marrakech

Upon arrival at the Marrakech airport you will receive assistance on the transfer from Marrakech airport to the hotel or riad. You can enjoy some leisure time, a Hammam & spa session or a private city tour of Marrakech (optional and dependent on your arrival time) You can then enjoy dinner and settle into your accommodation.

Day 2 • Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Tinghir

Day two begins with breakfast at the hotel and soon after the fun will begin when we depart to visit the High Atlas mountains via the impressive Tizi Ntichka pass until we reach Ourzazate where we will stop for lunch. Then we will continue to Alkalá of the Mguna where a species of rose with an excellent aroma is grown. It is there where our extraordinary journey truly begins. Visiting the route of the kasbahs, the fortified towns built with adobes is captivating because of the strength of its contrasts, for its luminosity and its silence. It is one of the most attractive areas to visit in  Morocco. In the evening we will arrive at Tinghir. We will settle into our accommodation and have dinner. This route is 363 km (225 miles).

Day 3 • Tinghir – Erfoud – Merzouga – Erg Chebbi desert

Day three starts with a full breakfast and soon after we will depart to one of the most extraordinary places that nature has created, the Todra Gorges. Through erosion the Todra River has built a narrow gorge with vertical walls over 300 m high (984 feet). Visiting the Todra Gorges is a true spectacle of nature to behold. After crossing this impressive gorge we will arrive at Erfoud: the door of the desert. We will visit a fossil extraction center in Erfoud, testimony to an incredible aquatic life that existed in this place millions of years ago. From Erfoud we will continue towards Merzouga and the Erg Chebbi desert. As soon as we get there we will ride a dromedary and our Berber guide will take you to see the most impressive spectacle of the desert: the sunset in the desert of Sahara. After this unforgettable experience we will return to our place of accommodation and have dinner. You have the option to choose between staying in a hotel-kasbah (a unique hotel in the traditional adobe style) or jaimas (a traditional Berber tent) under the starry night sky with all of its comforts. This journey is 200 km (124 miles).

Day 4 • Merzouga – Al Nif – Nkob – Agdez – Ouarzazate

Today you have the opportunity to see the sunrise in the desert of Sahara: yes, you have to get up very early but we highly recommend it. Our expert guide will take you to see this wonderful desert sunrise show in the dunes mounted on dromedaries. Afterwards we will return to the camp to enjoy breakfast and prepare to start the journey towards the Rissani Palm Grove. The Rissani Palm Grove is well known for its history and its beauty, we will visit several of it’s many interesting monuments. We will then continue to make our way to Al Nif. On the way we can see herds of wild dromedaries. We will pass through Agdez and later we will arrive at Ourzazate, also known as the “Pearl of the South”. We will have dinner and accommodation. You can choose between staying in a riad or hotel. This route is 370 km (229miles).

Day 5 • Ourzazte – Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech

We begin with breakfast in Ouarzazate on this day and then visit with a local tour  guide  the Kasbah Taurirt, the former residence and harem of the Pachá of Marrakech. Then we continue to visit the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a World Heritage Site where we will enjoy a lunch before to continue to Marrakech. Arrival at the accommodation of a Hotel or riad, depending on your preference. This route is 213 km (132 miles).

Day 6 • Marrakech – Marrakech Airport

Our final day begins with breakfast, some free time, a Hammam & spa or a horse carriage ride through the city (this is optional and dependent on the time you have until the transfer to Marrakech airport.)



Tradition & Comfort

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At Best Morocco Tour we believe that the experiences we offer should be real and authentic. In order to achieve that, we prefer to always include in every one of our trips and tours, authentic traditional architecture accommodations. These reflect the culture of the country and its true essence with maximum comfort and convenience. We believe that an experience is only truly appreciated, when you are submerged fully into it.


In Morocco there is a category of accommodation referred to as a “riad”. It is a traditional accommodation and with a lot of charm and personality. Some riads are true architectural treasures and look like palaces from a child’s story book. The word riad in Arabic means “Eden”. A riad is typically a spacious house whose rooms are distributed around an interior patio, enhanced by a fountain surrounded by a geometric garden, where ornamental and aromatic plants, orange trees and on some occasions even palm trees grow.

Most of the riads are old residences and palaces turned into charming hotels located in the old urban core of the cities.

There Are Riads Of All Categories:

Standard: This is equivalent to what according to the international scale is classified as a 2*/3* accommodation.

Superior standard: Is the equivalent to what according to the international scale is classified as a 4* accommodation.

Luxury: This is equivalent to what according to the international scale is classified as a 5* accommodation.

Premium: Is the equivalent to what according to the international scale is classified as high standing accommodation. In Morocco many premium riads are referred to as “Villas.” They are large residential-tourist complexes or resorts, usually far from the center and the hustle and bustle of the cities.

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Jaimas In The Desert

During our excursions to the Sahara desert we offer the possibility of sleeping in authentic Berber camps. These are typically nestled in the middle of the dunes and under the blanket of the clear night sky filled with stars. “Jaimas” are a kind of tent used by nomadic people in their desert settlements. It is a good option to experience the desert in its purest form, it’s vastness and freedom.

Elegance, maximum comfort and convenience

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During our tours in the desert of Morocco we use two types of tents. Depending on the circumstances you can opt for the Berber tents; typically made from dromedary wool, cane/ wood or the costumary tents made of canvas with traditional decorative print. All tents are fully equipped to guarantee maximum comfort and convenience. However, the traveler must be conscious that this is a natural environment and the comforts of a tent in the middle of the desert cannot be compared to those of a city hotel.

This experience includes a dromedary ride to enjoy the impressive spectacle of the sunrise in the Moroccan desert as well as sunset in the dunes, full breakfast, dinner and a demonstration of traditional desert music, such as the Berber drums.

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