8 days from Marrakech to Fez via desert of Sahara at Merzouga, Ouzina and Mhamid


Day 1: Marrakech

Welcome to “The Red Pearl of the South”: Marrakech!

On your arrival at the airport of Marrakech Menara our driver will be waiting for you to lead you to your riad. Once you have completed the Check in procedure, our official local guide will pick you up to get to know the most important monumental, cultural and historical areas of Marrakech. It will bring dates and interesting data to know of this enormous city and of Morocco in general.

Accommodation in riad selected by Family Morocco Tour

Day 2: Marrakech – Ouarzazate

After breakfast, departure to the Great South. We will cross the High Atlas, which is the highest and most extensive mountain range in Morocco, crowned by the Tizi-N-Tichka summit at an altitude of 2,260 meters. This route is also known as the “Ruta de los Pastos”, and has impressive mountain landscapes. We will stop at Ait Ben Haddou, and visit its Ksar, one of the best preserved in all of North Africa and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Many films such as Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator or the Kingdom of Heaven have been shot here.

Then we arrive in Ouarzazate and make a panoramic tour of the city, located on top of a large plateau and also known as the Hollywood of the African continent. Ouarzazate was a former military garrison and today is the administrative capital of the Drâa Valley.

Accommodation and dinner in riad recommended by Family Morocco Tour

Day 3: Ouarzazate – Draa Valley – Zagora – Foum Zeguid

From Ouarzazate we will reach the beautiful and photogenic Draa Valley where we will make several stops, then we will reach Zagora, one of the most important cities in this area and, finally, Foum Zeguid from where the next day will begin our adventure by tracks and huge dry lakes. Night in Foum Zeguid.

Accommodation and dinner in riad recommended by Family Morocco Tour

Day 4: Foum Zeguid – Lake Iriki – Erg Chegaga – Mhamid 

Today will be one of the days dedicated to desert nature, our all-terrain vehicles will slide through special places such as Lake Iriki, an immense dry lake that will make the delights of all travelers, then the soft and extensive desert of Chegaga until finishing the Mhamid, in the Riad where we will stay and have dinner.

Day 5: Mhamid – Old Rally Paris Dakar track – Ouzina Desert “198 Km desert track”

We started our second day of travel in great southern Morocco. This journey will allow us to discover the splendor of the palm grove of the river Draa. In addition, this day we will cross a spectacular stage, by the track that was used in the Rally Paris-Dakar. We will cross the desert area of the Draa valley and the plateaus of Oumjran. We will pass through a multitude of Berber villages and visit the hamadas and Ergs of the black desert. In the afternoon we arrive at the dunes of Erg Ouzina where we will be able to contemplate the sublime sunset from the great dune, and then we will go down to our lodging that this located in the middle of desert, the Riad Ouzina TGM. Dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Ouzina Desert – Ouzina Village – Khamlia – Erg Chebbi Dunes – Merzouga 

In the morning we leave for the town of Ouzina where only 14 nomadic families live in mud and adobe houses. We will visit the bread oven and finish with a family tea. Then we will continue to the village of Khamlia or “the village of the descendants of Mali”, a stop to enjoy their African percussions that make up the Gnawa spiritual music. Now we will go to the dunes of Erg Chebbi, where we will make the great Tour of Erg Chebbi. In the afternoon we arrive at the lodging and we exchange the 4×4 for our camels on which we will go to enjoy the sunset and spend the night in the middle of the dunes.

Dinner and overnight at Tassili Luxury Desert Camp or similar.

 Day 7: Merzouga – Fez

After breakfast we will go to the Middle Atlas enjoying places like the Palmeral del Ziz and its gorges, the volcanic zone of Azrou and its cedar forest with its curious settlers. At the end of the afternoon we will arrive to Fez where we will stay.

Accommodation riad recommended by Family Morocco Tour

 Day 8: Fez

Private visit to the city of Fez with an official guide. At the agreed time transfer to the airport.



– Private Premium vehicle with A/C

– Accompanying driver in your own language

– Wi-Fi, disinfectant gel, replacement face masks, and free bottled water in every car

– Pick up at the airport in Marrakech and end at the airport in Fez

– Private travel

– Accommodation in rooms with A/C

– Half board, breakfast and dinner (if you need a specific diet, let us know)

– 1 Night in tents with private bathroom in the dunes of Erg Chebbi, Merzouga

– Camel ride, one camel per person


– Drinks at dinners

– Tickets of access to the places to visit

NOTAS: Si este itinerario tour Ruta de 8 días desde Casablanca hasta Marrakech via Fez, desierto de Merzouga, gargantas del Dades y del Todra, Ouarzazate, ha de ser adaptado a su plan de vuelos, por favor contacte con nosotros y haremos el itinerario a su medida.  

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