8 Days From Marrakech to Merzouga Desert

8 Days From Marrakech to Merzouga Desert

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Morocco has a diverse range of beaches, offering a variety of different experiences for tourists. Some of the best beaches in Morocco include: Agadir Beach: Located on the Atlantic coast in the city of Agadir, this long stretch of sandy beach is popular with tourists…

Morocco has a diverse range of beaches, offering a variety of different experiences for tourists. Some of the best beaches in Morocco include:

  1. Agadir Beach: Located on the Atlantic coast in the city of Agadir, this long stretch of sandy beach is popular with tourists and locals alike. It offers a range of amenities, including sun loungers, parasols, and water sports rentals.
  2. Sidi Kaouki Beach: Located south of Essaouira, this beach is known for its strong Atlantic waves, which make it a popular spot for surfers. It also offers a more peaceful and secluded atmosphere than some of the busier beaches in Morocco.
  3. Plage Blanche: Located near the town of Taghazout, this beach is known for its beautiful white sands and clear waters. It is a popular spot for surfing, and also offers a range of accommodation options for tourists.
  4. Oualidia Beach: Located on the Atlantic coast, this beach is known for its beautiful lagoon and oyster beds. It is a peaceful and relaxing destination, with a range of accommodation options and activities available.
  5. Legzira Beach: Located near the town of Sidi Ifni, this beach is known for its towering red sandstone cliffs and arches. It is a popular spot for photography and is also a good spot for swimming and sunbathing.

These are just a few examples of the many beautiful beaches that Morocco has to offer. Other popular destinations include the beaches of Rabat, Casablanca, and Tetouan, as well as the Mediterranean coast.

Can you swim at the beaches in Morocco?

Yes, it is generally possible to swim at the beaches in Morocco. Many of the beaches in Morocco have warm water and are suitable for swimming, particularly during the summer months. However, it is always a good idea to check the local conditions and advisories before swimming, as some beaches may have strong currents or other hazards that can make swimming dangerous.

It is also worth noting that Moroccan beaches may have different customs and traditions than those in other countries. In some cases, it may be more appropriate to wear modest clothing, such as a shirt and pants, when swimming or sunbathing. It is always a good idea to respect local customs and traditions when visiting a new place.

How far is it from Marrakech to the beach?

The distance from Marrakech to the nearest beach depends on which beach you are planning to visit. Marrakech is located inland, so you will need to travel to the coast in order to reach a beach. Here are the distances to some popular beach destinations from Marrakech:

  • Agadir: Agadir is the closest major beach destination to Marrakech, and it is located about 250 kilometers (155 miles) to the west of the city. The drive from Marrakech to Agadir takes about 3-4 hours by car.
  • Essaouira: Essaouira is a popular beach destination located about 200 kilometers (124 miles) west of Marrakech. The drive from Marrakech to Essaouira takes about 2-3 hours by car.
  • Sidi Kaouki: Sidi Kaouki is a beach located south of Essaouira, and it is about 215 kilometers (133 miles) from Marrakech. The drive from Marrakech to Sidi Kaouki takes about 2-3 hours by car.
  • Oualidia: Oualidia is a beach located about 200 kilometers (124 miles) southwest of Marrakech. The drive from Marrakech to Oualidia takes about 2-3 hours by car.
  • Legzira: Legzira is a beach located near the town of Sidi Ifni, which is about 280 kilometers (174 miles) southwest of Marrakech. The drive from Marrakech to Legzira takes about 4-5 hours by car.

These are just a few examples of the many beach destinations that are located within driving distance of Marrakech. There are also many other beautiful beaches along the Moroccan coast that can be reached by car or public transportation.

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Day 1: Arrival at Marrakech
Pick up from the airport at your arrival time and transfer to the Riad that´s in the medina, the Historical center of the city of Marrakech, two minutes walk from the famous square Jamaa El Fna. In the afternoon the best option is to explore the medina on your own, approaching the square that in the evening is full of narrators, jugglers, and diviners. snake charmers, dancers, tooth removers, and so on. Overnight in Riad.
Day 2 : Marrakech – High Atlas – Telouat Kasbah – Ait Ben Haddou – Ounila Valley – Ouarzazate
Pick up at 8.30 in the morning in a private 4×4 vehicle,  and depart to Ouarzazate going through the High Atlas mountains. On our way, we´ll see Tizi Ntichka port, with 2.260m is the highest point in our country. We´ll enjoy beautiful landscapes from the viewpoints on the way and make some stops to take pictures of the Berber villages.  Then we´ll take a small road that goes to Telouat Kasbah. After visiting the kasbah you´ll have free time to enjoy a typical food in town. In the afternoon we´ll continue through the Ounila valley, where you can see small Berber villages and families that live in adobe houses lost in the mountains, to reach the ksar (fortified village) of Ait Ben Haddou where we will visit the famous Kasbah (declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986). Famous films have been shot on this spectacular stage, including Gladiator, Obelix, The Mummy, The Jewel of the Nile, Sahara with Penélope Cruz…etc.  After visiting the kasbah we´ll go to Ouarzazate also known as “The gate of the desert”.Dinner at the hotel where we´ll spend the night.
Day 3: Ouarzazate – Draa Valley – Merzouga Desert – Camel ride and night in the Berber tent
After breakfast, we´ll depart towards the Draa Valley where you can see one of the longest rivers in Morocco. On the way we make some stops to take pictures and enjoy the view of the spectacular kasbahs and Berber villages that dot the road as well as the beauties of the Draa valley. You´ll have some free time for lunch in Nkob or Alnif, and then, after two hours of driving, we´ll reach the wonderful Merzouga dunes. “Desert of powdery sand dunes”. We´ll change there our motorized transportation for one of animal traction to go inside the heart of the desert. When we reach the camp, we accommodate in the tents, which are tents made of camel hair, just like the ones used by nomad families. Dinner and night in the Berber tent under a beautiful starry sky.
Day 4: Merzouga Desert – Nomads Families – Tisardmin Oasis – Erg Chebbi Dunes
This is a complete Desert day.  “Date with the sunrise”  If you are In the middle of the desert, it`s absolutely worth getting up early to contemplate the most spectacular sunrise you´ve ever seen at the top of a dune close to the camp and enjoy this landscape that is a gift of nature. After sunrise, we return to Merzouga on the camels where a hearty breakfast is waiting for us.  Then we`ll skirt the Erg Chebbi, a great extension of the sandy desert where we can find the Big Dune of Morocco. which has more than 250mts high. We continue then by the road that was formerly used for the “Paris – Dakar”  and ends in the mountains that limit Algeria. Stop at Tissardmin oasis where we can find fossil quarries still present in the area, we continue then by a road where we can see nomad settlements and learn their secrets and manners. The next stop will be at a viewpoint to contemplate the hole Erg Chebbi. We`ll reach then Kamilia Village, originally from Mali, where we´ll take a relaxing cup of tea meanwhile we listen to a concert of the spiritual music of Gnawa. Transfer to your accommodation and free afternoon to enjoy the town or the dunes next to the hotel to see the sunset. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.
Day 5: Merzouga Desert – Rissani Market – Erfoud Fossil’s – Todra Gorges – Dadés Valley
We leave the desert after breakfast to go to Rissani where we`ll visit the marketplace (market days: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday), we continue then to Erfoud where we can visit the manufacturers of fossilized marble before starting our way to Touroug and Tinjdad palm groves. One hour later we´ll reach one of the best places of the High Atlas, the Todra Gorges. The course of the river has carved out the cliff-sided canyon and it´s because of its beauty and the high rock sides that are very popular among climbers. Free time to have lunch in this wonderful place. A short walk through the gorges is very advisable to better appreciate the beauty of the landscape. In the afternoon we continue to the Dadès valley, also known as the figs valley going through Boumalne Dadés we`ll stop at the “monkey legs”.Dinner and night at the Dadès gorges.
Day 6 : Dadés Valley – Palm Groves of Skoura – High Atlas Mountains – Marrakech
After breakfast we can enjoy one of the better views of the Dadès valley from one strategic lookout in the mountains, from there we can appreciate the great number of kasbahs and the scenic characteristics of each one. Then we continue by a road dot with different kasbahs of touristic interest. After some stops to enjoy the “One thousand kasbahs road”. the Roses Valley and the big Skoura palm grove we`ll get to Ouarzazate to visit the Kasbah of Taourirt, the old residence of the Glaoui or Marrakech pasha. And if you are interested we can visit the cinema studios and the cinema museum. Free time for lunch in town. In the afternoon we start our way back to Marrakech going through the mountain port of Tizi Ntichka with some stops to take pictures. Here we leave back the moon landscape to reach another view full of colors. We`ll get to Marrakech at about 6 pm, overnight in the hotel.
Day 7 : Visit to the Medina and Marrakech Historical Monuments
In the morning visit the Medina at Marrakech with a local guide. We`ll start admiring the great wall bordering the Medina, the Koutoubia Minaret, this tower is the twin of the one in the Giralda in Seville. Then we`ll visit the Saadines Tomb, Bahia Palace, Majorelle Gardens…etc reaching finally the square Jamaa El Fna where the background is completely different from the night. In the evening free time to practice your haggling art in the souk or discover hidden places at the Medina. Accommodation at the riad.
Day 8 : Marrakech – Airport
Breakfast and free time in the morning till the time of departure. Transfer to the airport where we`ll help you with your luggage and show you the boarding door. End of our services.
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Tours Reviews
  • Avatar of Gruberek
    A pleasant day in Essaouira

    It was a good trip and certainly a nice getaway from hot and busy Marrakech. The town is beautiful with a nice beach and a few tasty restaurants to visit (we recommend Chez Sayef). The downside is 3 stops on the way to Essaouira, 2 of which are clearly commercial. The goats are placed on the trees just for the sake of the photos and you’re chased by the locals for some change if you take a picture. It’s interesting to see but a major tourist trap and really sad to see the goats struggle on the trees. Shortly before our destination, we visited an argan oil shop and “factory” – we got a tour around and then we were pressured to buy something although the shop is very overpriced. The guide was upset that we didn’t buy a soap… We wished we had more time in the town itself instead of losing time on these tourist traps. We had just enough time to walk arouns but not enough for a swim in the see for example.

  • Avatar of Caralabugni

    Beautiful adventure! The tour is organised really well. The staff who takes care of you are fantastic. Recommend it…


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