Description

4 day 3 night Morocco desert tour

  • Departs from: Marrakech
  • Airport Pick upFREE Marrakech Airport pick up upon arrival and transfer to your hotel in Marrakech  city.
  • Hotel pick upFREE Pick up from your hotel on the morning of the tour.
  • Cost per Adult: From €123 contact us for group discount pricing from 7 people.
  • Veggie friendly: Yes
  • Child age till: 12 = 50% discount
  • Start time: Before 8:00
  • Departs daily: Yes, daily departures guaranteed. Only 1 person required per tour.
  • Availability: All year round. Available as shared small group tour and private vehicle tour.
  • Solo Travelers: No single supplements!

What's included:

  • Pick up from your hotel in Marrakech
  • Modern air conditioned Minibus
  • Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou visit, DadesGorge Valley, Todra Gorge
  • Local guides who meet you at Todra Gorge, Merzouga
  • Sunrise and sunset camel treks
  • Standard tents at a standard desert camp for 1 night in Erg Chebbi
  • Standard tents at a standard desert camp for 1 night in Zagora
  • 1 night in Dades Valley hotel .
  • Breakfasts and evening meals
  • Transportation with driver from Merzouga to Marrakech
  • Free Marrakech Airport arrival transfer to your hotel on the day that you arrive in Marrakech

What is not included:

  • Lunches can be purchased at Cafe's along the tour route, drinks and personal spending, tips (Ait Ben Haddou usually 3 eur)
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Itinerary

Day One

You will be picked up from your hotel in Marrakech around 07.00 am for a 07.20 am departure. The shared tours will take place using a modern, air-conditioned minibus. Private tours are undertaken in a 4 x 4 vehicle.

Our first day is spent visiting the World Heritage site of the six Kasbahs at Ait Ben Haddou, we then take in the film set sights of Ouarzazate. From here, we take a road through the Draa Valley and end up in Zagora at some point during the late afternoon.

The first day’s highlight is yet to come as we take a 90-minute camel ride to our overnight desert stay within a Berber camp. Here, one can enjoy the sunset, sit around a bonfire and grab an opportunity to sleep in a Berber tent or underneath the stars.

Day Two

The second day begins with a traditional nomad breakfast and a chance to admire the sunrise. Then it’s back on the camels for our ride back to Zagora. We then drive back to Ouarzazate where the tour will change vehicle for our next leg of the adventure.

Ouarzazate is known as the Gateway to the Desert, and following a hearty lunch we shall proceed from this vibrant city to the Dades Valley. Some of the winding roads, steep golden cliffs and beautiful river deltas are extremely photogenic.

Our overnight stay in the valley will be at a smart guesthouse, where you can enjoy en-suite rooms, an evening meal and a hearty breakfast.

Day Three

Today is the day when we take in the sights of some more of the Dades Valley before arriving in the stunning Todra Gorge. A guide will take you around the gorge (all included within the price) and lunch can be freely taken at any café along the way to Merzouga. This is the town we head for next, and at this point there will be another chance to ride camels and sleep under the stars in the desert at a Berber camp.

Day three involves a camel trek across the Dunes of Erg Chebbi, on the outskirts of Merzouga. The dunes at sunrise and sunset are quite amazing. These wind-swept sands form a sea of undulating sandy hills where the only sights to see are camel caravans gracefully and effortlessly negotiating the soft sandy hills. You will enjoy another evening meal and a chance to sleep under the stars, on what will be your final night of the desert tour from Marrakech to Zagora.

Day Four

After a traditional breakfast meal at the Berber camp, you will again mount the camel for a ride back to Merzouga. Our adventure then takes in more of the Draa Valley, Ouarzazate and then over the stunning mountains of the Atlas. The final leg of our journey will take us back to Marrakech, where you can expect to be back between 7.00 or 8.00 pm.

The entire three-night experience in this desert tour involves two of the nights spent sleeping out in a Berber camp. The experience is fascinating with many stories of the desert told by the nomads, hundreds of visible stars to witness in the jet black night sky and the gentle beat of the Moroccan drums to help campers drift off to a good night’s sleep under the canopy of a Saharan night.

Riding the camels is usually takes place in the times of sunrise or sunset, so you won’t expect to travel in heat of the late afternoon. The lunch stops at various cafes on the tour are not included in the price, so bring along some cash for extra spending, tips or drinks.

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Highlights

  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage site of Kasbah Ait ben Haddou.
  • Cross Tizi Ntichka and the high Atlas Mountains.
  • Visit Ouarzazate  studios.
  • Sunset camel trek to your desert camp
  • Early morning camel trek back to hotel
  • Spend night in Berber tent 
  • Enjoy bonfire and music entertainment under the stars
  • Climb to Dades Valley canyons and spend night in a guest house
  • Visit Todgha Gorges and walk anong the river
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