8 days desert to sea tour

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8 days desert to sea tour : the description

The great Moroccan south is to be discovered through this southern Moroccan tour from the desert to the sea in 8 authentic days. This trip in Morocco will start in the Drâa Valley, with its splendid oasis at the door of the Moroccan desert to finish at the doors of the Atlantic in Essaouira, before returning to Marrakech. The itinerary will be lined with palm groves and Kasbah.

This traditional region, located in the heart of Morocco, will amaze all your senses thanks to the varied colors of the mountainsides and the historical ksours that blend into the sand. We will follow the famous path of the thousand Kasbahs or more commonly called Berber citadels to share with you the warlike past of this typical Moroccan community.

This tour from the desert to the sea in the south of Morocco will make you discover cities unknown to the general public that will highlight different facets of the crafts and history of Morocco. The camel ride to admire the sunset or sunrise will obviously be part of the tour. This Discovery Tour of Southern Morocco from the Desert to the Sea 8 days and 7 nights will allow the most adventurous to discover an authentic region where tourism is a way to keep alive this rich culture both by its inhabitants but also by its history.


8 days desert to sea tour : the program

Day 1 : Marrakech – Ouarzazate

  • The adventure will start at 9 am from your hotel in Marrakech. The Drâa Valley will be our first stop, after crossing the High Atlas and the Anti-Atlas. A stop at the Telouet trail to discover the KASBAH of Glaoui is on the program.
  • We will visit the kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a place classified as world heritage by Unesco in a region suitable for filming. Finally, you will have dinner and sleep in guest houses in a typical Berber village.

Day 2 : Ouarzazazate – Tineghire

  • After a hearty breakfast, we will visit the emblem of Ouarzazate which is the kasbah of Taourirte and we will stop at the palm grove of Skoura where the kasbah of Amridil is located, a place to visit on the road of the thousand KASBAH.
  • The day will end in the village of Tineghir, after visiting the Dades gorges, where you will have dinner in a typical Moroccan inn and sleep on the spot.

Day 3 : Tineghir – Merzouga

  • A sportive day in 4x4 awaits you, after a breakfast, to go to the Gorges of Toudra.
  • Direction the village of Merzouga where a camel ride will be orchestrated in the dunes of the erg Chebi to enjoy the sunset around a dinner, animations and a bivouac.

Day 4 : Merzouga - Nkob - Agdz

  • After breakfast we will discover the historical region of Tafilalet and its immense mineral massif Bougafer before heading to the desert of Alnif and the village of Tazzarine.
  • We will then arrive in Agdz to be in the heart of the Draa Valley. This old caravan road is located in the middle of a grandiose scenery of palm groves, oases, kasbahs and traditional houses. It is the most beautiful road of the Moroccan south.
  • At the end of the day, you will arrive in Agdz where you will sleep in a typical Drâa inn.

Day 5 : Agdez - Zagora – Chegaga

  • The morning will be dedicated to the Palmeraie to observe the fauna and flora.
  • Then we will go to ZAGORA, after having crossed the kasbah of Tamegroute, where we will discover the pottery workshops and the Koranic library.
  • After ZAGORA, we will go to see the desert in all its forms: the rocky hamada, the small flowery dunes and the immense Erg of Chegaga.
  • Nothing better than to enjoy this moment on the back of a camel to observe, at your choice, the sunset or the sunrise. Night in bivouac in the desert of Chegaga.

Day 6 : Erg Chegaga – Taroudant

  • The southern Moroccan circuit from the desert to the sea will continue, after breakfast, with the crossing of the famous Iriqui lake to immerse oneself in the distant history of fossils on the Paris-Dakar raid.
  • On the program: wild landscapes and discovery of carpet artisans and the luxurious production of saffron called locally Taliouine in Foum Zguide and Tazenakht.
  • You will have dinner and sleep in the small town of Taroudant, the little sister of Marrakech, in a guest house.

Day 7 : Taroudant – Essaouira

  • The southern Moroccan circuit from the desert to the sea will allow free time, after breakfast, around the medina of Taroudant. This fortified city will be a moment of deserved freedom before taking the road to the beautiful port city of Essaouira.
  • You will be able to wander through the narrow streets before dinner and sleep in a charming Riad in the medina of Essaouira.

Day 8 : Essaouira – Marrakech

  • The last day of your southern Moroccan tour from the desert to the sea begins with a visit to the ramparts of the city of Essaouira, its medina and its fishing port known throughout North Africa will be the program of the day.
  • It will be possible, as an option, to visit a local argan oil production cooperative on the way before returning to Marrakech in the late afternoon.
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Highlights of this experience :

Visit the Kasbah Ait ben Haddou, which is considered one of the most beautiful kasbahs in southern Morocco, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Cross the highest pass in North Africa with 2260 m of altitude which is the pass of Tizi N Tichka.

Cross the majestic mountain range of the High Atlas, which culminates at 4167m.

Visit the Hollywood of Morocco which is the city of Ouarzazate.

Experience a sunset camel ride from your bivouac to the dunes of Merzouga.

Visit the grandiose kasbah of Telouet, located on the track that bears the same name and which was the residence of the powerful pasha Glaoui.

Spend the night in a bivouac under a Berber tent with dinner and 100% Tuareg folklore atmosphere.

Visit the main kasbahs and ksars of southern Morocco as well as the Dades Gorges, the Draa Valley and discover the road of 1000 kasbahs.

Take the opportunity to discover the Moroccan Atlantic coast through the visit of Taroudant and the famous white and blue city that is Essaouira or former Mogador.



  • Transportation in comfortable air-conditioned 4x4 with professional driver including fuel.
  • 7 nights accommodation in double occupancy, half board daily. Our priorities in the choice of accommodation are: authenticity, comfort and quality of service.
  • Access fees to monuments and kasbahs.
  • Half board is provided during the visit and vegetarian food is available.
  • Camel ride.
  • A guide speaking your language during the tour.
  • International airfare.
  • Lunches.
  • All drinks.
  • All extras not mentioned in the program.

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Rated 4.9 out of 5
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Rated 5.0 out of 5
November 13, 2022

We were really pleasantly surprised, not only by the tour, but also by the country. Ali, our driver/guide, always took care of us, showing us the best places, no problem to stop for a picture, if we were not interested in a place, we just kept going. Really a great way to discover Morocco. We recommend to those who are interested in this tour not to miss it. Thank you Ali for these few days that we will not forget ! !!!

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Rated 5.0 out of 5
October 2, 2022

Highly recommended visit to know Morocco in depth. Mohamed, our guide, speaks perfect French and is excellent company. He showed us 100% Moroccan places, far from the tourists, which allowed us to understand how people live in Morocco on a daily basis.

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Rated 5.0 out of 5
September 18, 2022

The guide HAMID was an excellent human being. Thank you very much.

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Rated 5.0 out of 5
September 6, 2022

We found the tour very good. Ebrahim was an excellent guide and treated us very well.

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