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About MDT

Marrakech Day Trips has been developing a large selection of Marrakech Excursions and desert tours since 2002. These tours cover all the attractions and cities of Morocco in order to allow individual and group travelers to discover the authentic side of Morocco with its deserts, valleys, coasts and atlas mountains. Our tours and day trips are also well chosen to offer a real contact with the people, whether you take a desert tour to meet the nomads of the Sahara, or take a day trip to one of the valleys to have some mint tea with the berbers of the heights, you will definitely appreciate the ambiance, the hospitality and the warmth of the deep Morocco with us. Marrakech Day Trips is always innovating to create tailor made tours for all ranges and budgets, from fancy luxurious tours to low-cost and shared small group trips, but always making sure to deliver a professional service in all aspects. We provide independent travelers with daily Morocco vacation ideas and activities to do in Marrakech, Fes , Meknes and the rest of Morocco. This includes sightseeing tours, cultural heritage background, desert tours starting from all cities, one day trips to the attractions surrounding Marrakech. We also organize some wonderful High Atlas Mountains trekking and hiking tours , we have carefully chosen the best routes to push your muscles and lungs to the limit, while enjoying the fresh and cool air of the Atlas heights, and getting an inside look and feel of the berber lifestyle. This is truly the best way to be one with Nature.

Popular day trips


Imlil & Atlas mountains

#1 Choice

Dive into the heart of berber lifestyle and nature. Go by car until the foothils of the Atlas mountains and stop for beautiful scenery and the weekly market of Asni on saturdays, then ride the mules and go through a wondeful path with vibrant green colors and unmatched peaceful ambiance and enjoy a lunch at a wonderful terrace with an amazing view...


Ourika valley


The closest day trip from Marrakech, at only 65km from the ocher city, Ourika offers a completly different landscape and climate. After a couple of stops on the road to appreciate the variant scenery, and a visit to a traditional berber house, you will arrive to Setti Fatma, where your guide will take you on quite a challenging but refreshing hike (good shoes are recommended)

Not doable
in winter

Ait benhaddou & Telouet

Long Drive

This day trip will take you back in time and history to discover the ancient villages and Kasbahs once owned by the landlords of Morocco, established at strategic points on the passage of the caravanes transporting goods from the deep Sahara to the north of Morocco and beyond. Splendid Kasbahs and villages mirroring the wealth and power of the inhabitant tribes...


Agafay desert


From beautiful green and rocky valleys to vaste plains then off to the barren plateau of Agafay, this is one of the most varried day trips from Marrakech in matter of landscapes, enjoy some offroading in an A/C comfortable car. If you want to pump some adrenaline in your body, book a quad ride and bring out the adventurous you...


Ouzoud waterfalls


After about 2 hours drive from Marrakech, you will find yourself in the beautiful waterfalls of ouzoud, 3 main streams falling from 100 meters high, offer a splendid view and a chance to swimm and freshen up in one of the river pools, and maybe play with the monkeys roaming around the olive fields surrounding the valley...


Palmeraie Camel ride

Joyful evening

If you don't have time to visit the real desert but won't pass on a camel ride experience, this is the right activity, you can take a camel ride, or the quads, or both in the beautiful palmeraie of Marrakech, Appreciate a warm sunset, a cup of mint tea with the locals before returning to your hotel...

Popular desert tours

From 100€

Zagora desert in 2 days


A condensed experience for people with tight schedules, this 2 days desert tour takes you accross the Atlas mountains to the foritifed village of Ait benhaddou and the Cinematic town of Ouarzazate then to the rocky desert of Zagora where you can enjoy a camel ride and overnight in a bedouin tent.

From 190€

Merzouga desert in 3 days


This 3 days desert tour takes you to the infamous Merzouga Erg Chebbi dunes where you can enjoy a wonderful camel ride during the majestic Sahara sunset and an overnight in the bivouac in the middle of golden dunes, The tour covers many other attractions on the way...

From 220€

Chegaga desert in 3 days


Chegaga is a new desert destination unknown to many, which makes it a wild and preserved desert heaven, due to the 60km rough offroad, it's only accessible by 4x4s, a chance to have the desert all to yourselves away from the crowds. Its dunes surpass in height and surface those in Merzouga...

From 250€

Merzouga desert in 4 days

Highly recommended

The 4 days tour offers the same itinerary as the 3 days tour but at a slower pace to avoid the long drive on the final day and enjoy more scenery and more interesting locations and roads. This is the best option to explore the desert and the south of Morocco with no rush.

From 190€

Marrakech to Fes via desert 3d


This tour is ideal for people visiting both Marrakech and Fes and lets you explore the south and the desert of Merzouga, visit beautiful gorges and spend an overnight in a traditional tent, cross the cedar forest and make your travel between the two cities a pleasant adventure

From 190€

Fes to Marrakech via desert 3d


This tour is ideal for people visiting both Marrakech and Fes and lets you explore the south and the desert of Merzouga, cross the cedar forest and spend an overnight in a traditional tent, visit beautiful gorges and make your travel between the two cities a pleasant adventure...