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Marrakech Day Trips & Desert Tours

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Popular day trips

marrakech sightseeing tour

Marrakech Sightseeing tour

Explore the hidden gems of the red city with a professional certified guide speaking the language of your preference and a comfy 4x4 at your disposal to move between the distant attractions without the hustle of forced shopping at every corner. Immerse yourself in the charm, history and architecture of the ancient Marrakech, from Palaces, Medersas and through the Medina souks to Marjorelle gardens ...

imlil & Atlas mountains

Imlil & Atlas mountains

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 until you reach the village of Aroumd, where you will be welcomed by a berber family to enjoy a lunch at a wonderful terrace with an amazing view over the whole valley.

Ourika valley day trip

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)

Ait benhaddou day trip

Ait Benhaddou & Telouet

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, but also the fine works of ancient architecture defying the erosion of nature and time.

Agafay desert

Agafay desert & Amezmiz

From beautiful green and rocky valleys of Amezmiz, to the vaste plain of the Takerkouste lake 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, and take some stunning pictures that would look incredible even with a regular phone camera.

Palmeraie with camel ride

Palmeraie with camel ride

If you don't have enough time to visit the deep and far desert of Morocco but still want to experience the camel ride and a wonderful sunset in a palmgrove, this is your answer. This excursions can be combined with any other activity or day trip as it starts 1 hour prior to the sunset and lasts for about 2 hours. Enjoy a cup of tea with the cameleers and take loads of pictures with provided scarfs under the setting red sun over the majestic palm trees

Desert tours from Marrakech & Fes

2 days zagora desert tour

2 days Zagora desert tour

A condensed experience for people with tight schedules, this 2 days desert tour takes you accross the Tizi N'Tichka pass in the Atlas mountains to the foritifed village of Ait benhaddou and the Cinematic town of Ouarzazate and through the beautiful valley of Draa Tafilalt with its long palmgroves to the rocky desert of Zagora whereyou can enjoy a camel ride and overnight...

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Round trip distance: 360km x 2
merzouga desert tour

3 days Merzouga desert tour

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, where you can see the whole milky way on perfect weahter, The tour covers many other attractions such as the fortified village of Ait benhaddou, the gorges of Todra...

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Round trip distance: 600km x 2
3 days Chegaga desert tour

3 days Chegaga desert tour

Chegaga is a new desert destination unknown to many, which makes a wild and preserved desert heaven, due to the 60km rough offroad, it's only accessible by modified 4x4 cars, a chance to have the desert all to yourselves away from the crowds.Its dunes surpass in height and surface those in Merzouga by far. The trip offers a truly exotic and authentic desert experience...

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Round trip distance: 480km x 2
4 days desert tour

4 days Merzouga desert tour

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. It also give you the chance to spend an extra night in the beautiful oasis of Fint near Ouarazazte and take your time exploring the areas. This is the best option to explore the desert if you have time...

  • Duration:4 days
  • Round trip distance: 600km x 2
desert tour from fes

3 days desert tour from Fes

Ideal tour to start from Fes, visit the Sahara desert of Merzouga Erg Chebbi and enjoy a camel ride and overnight in desert bivouac, then continue towards Marrakech via beautiful valleys and fortified villages : Ait benhaddou, Ouarzazate, Todra gorges, Dades gorges....

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Round trip distance: 1040 km

Marrakech Day Trips has been developing a large selection of Marrakech Excursions and Marrakech desert tours since 2002. These tours cover all the tourist 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 group trips, but always making sure to deliver a professional service in all its 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 such us Atlas mountains day trip, Ouzoud Waterfalls, Ait Benhaddou and Essaouira. The most popular activities we organize are Camel rides (they are automatically included in all our desert tours), Buggy rides, Quad rides and more. We also organize some beautiful High Atlas Mountains trekking and hiking tours , we have carefully chosen the best routes to push your muscles and lungs to the limit, whil enjoying the fresh and cool air 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.


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Palmeraie camel ride

Take a half day out of Marrakech, ride camels and drink mint tea & witness majestic sunset.

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New Years Eve tour

Take an awesome trip to the desert of Merzouga and celebrate the new years eve in the dundes.

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Vegan tours

We offer vegan tours with vegan food and no animals included. Go Green !!

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