7 Day Trip Atlas Sahara Essaouira

Day Trip From Marrakech To Essaouira

Day 1: Marrakech to Ouarzazate:

After breakfast, we will set off to the Marrakech plaines and then cross the High Atlas Mountains via the windy roads of Tichka pass (2262 metres). We will enjoy amazing views as we drive through the Atlas mountains. We will then arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ait Benhaddou and explore this fortified city that was a popular caravan stop. We’ll have lunch in the area and then drive a short distance to our hotel in the picturesque “Hollywood of Morocco” Ouarzazate. 6 hour drive with lots of stops.

Day 2: Ouarzazate to Tamtatouchte Valley:

After breakfast we will drive through several Rose Valley towns (El Kalaa Mgouna and Bomalne Dades). This valley is known for the locals’ production of many rose-related items such as perfumes, rosewater and rose oil. After we pass through this valley we will arrive at the famous Todra Gorges which sit at the foot of the High Atlas Mountains. We will take some time to walk through this beautiful canyon and then we’ll drive to our hotel in Tamtatouchte Valley. 5 hour drive with many photo stops and lunch.

Day 3: Tamtatouchte Valley to Merzouga sand dunes (Sahara):

Today we head east towards the Sahara Desert. Along the way we will see the incredible landscapes of the High Atlas Mountains and will pass through several Berber villages such as Ait Hani, Amlagou village and Goulmima. After lunch in Touroug, we will drive throughout more small towns including Risani which is the last town before the sand dunes (Erg Chebbi). At end of day, we will have 1 hour of camel trek to the desert camp and will see the sun set in your way to camp. 6 hour drive and 1 hour camel ride.

Day 4: Merzouga to Nkob town:

We will wake up and ride our camels back to the hotel where we will shower and have breakfast. Today we will pass though several Berber villages such as Tazarine and Nkob which are home to the Ait Atta tribes originally from Saghro mountains. We will spend the night in beautiful Berber Kasbah set in a palm grove with amazing views. 6 hour drive .

Day 5: Nkob to Taroudant (Little Marrakech):

Today’s drive will take us through the beautiful Draa Valley where we can see the palm groves nourished by the Draa river. We will then cross the Anti Atlas mountains passing by several more villages including Taliouine, which is known for growing saffron. We will then arrive in the agricultural region of Taroudant and spend the night in a beautiful hotel there. You will have the option to eat a delicious Moroccan dinner in a local Riad. 7 hour drive with stops for good pictures and picnic lunch.

Day 6: Taroudant to Essaouira city:

We will depart Taroudant and head for the coast, passing through Agadir and Taghazout beach enroute to Essaouira(Mogador). Once we arrive in Essaouira, we will have time to explore the charming old medina and/or visit the beautiful beachfront. This old Portuguese port offers many waterfront activities such as swimming, horseback riding or surfing. This is a great place for seafood lovers to try different types of fresh fish. We will overnight in hotel. 5 hour drive.

Day 7: Essaouira to Marrakech:

Our tour will conclude with a short drive to Marrakech passing through a few quaint towns like Sidi Lmakhar, Chichaoua and then Tansift plaines. Upon arrival in Marrakech, we can either drop you at your hotel or to the airport, depending on your plans. 3 hour drive.

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What is Included :

– English speaking guide, Berber by origin

– Accommodation during the days of your trip (3 or 4 star hotels) which includes breakfast

– Two dinners are included.

– Transfers during days of your trip by Tourist transport (air-conditioned 4×4 cars or private minibus according to size of group)

What is not Inluded:

– Travel insurance

– The flights from and to your homeland

– Fresh drinks (water bottles during your trip)

– Camel ride, overnight in Berber camp.

– Lunches, 3 dinners

– Tips for local team ( guide, driver)

The Prices:

2 people: 880 € per person in private tour.

4 people: 830 € per person in private tour.

Get In touch

+212 6 90 18 82 03

available 24/7
Address Derb Ahmer – Laqsour – Medina 40000 Marrakech

Email berberwalk@gmail.com