6-Day Sahara Desert and Morocco Tour
MOROCCO TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
Ever wanted to sleep in a tent made of camel hair in the middle of the Sahara desert? This amazing 6 day trip is for you. Starting with two nights in magical Marrakech, enjoy incredible mountain views as you travel through the Atlas Mountains to Dades Gorge, stopping to take a tour of the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Benhaddou. Travel to Merzouga for a camel ride over the stunning Erg Chebbi dunes, sleep in a traditional tent under the stars for the night and wake up to a beautiful desert sunrise. Continue your journey to Ouarzazate, the city known as the gateway to the Sahara. Finish this Morocco tour where you started, in mystical Marrakech, snake charmers, story tellers and all…
Price from: £599.00
09 Nov – 14 Nov 2018
08 Mar – 13 Mar 2019
Day 1 – Arrive Marrakech
For your first night, dinner will be arranged at a traditional restaurant to kick start your Morocco tour. Overnight in Marrakech.
Day 2 - Marrakech
After breakfast, you will begin a city tour of Marrakech. You will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Jemaa el Fna Square, and see snake charmers, story tellers and musicians, as well as food stalls a plenty. You can wander the souks and medina alleyways to see traditional Moroccan handicrafts, and marvel at the beautifully decorated Bahia Palace. Stop at one of the many rooftop bars and watch the sunset over Jemaa el Fna Square before dinner at a traditional restaurant for the evening.
Day 3 – Marrakech / Dades Gorge
You will be leaving Marrakech today to travel over the Tizi n’Tichka Pass in a 4×4, where you will enjoy superb views of the mountains and Berber Villages on the way. You will stop for lunch and a tour at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou. Then you will continue on towards the Valley of Roses and the Dades Valley, before arriving at Dades Gorge, where you will spend the night.
Day 4 – Dades Gorge / Merzouga
After breakfast, you will head to the Todra Gorge, a massive 300m-deep fault in a narrow valley, thick studded with palmeries and Berber Villages. After lunch, you will travel further into the desert, to the tiny village of Merzouga, where you will camel trek into the beautiful Erg Chebbi Dunes. Tonight you will be sleeping under the stars in a traditional camel-hair tent.
Day 5 – Merzouga / Ouarzazate
Today you will wake up to the most spectacular sunrise in the Sahara Desert. After breakfast, you will continue on to the small town of Rissani, where you will visit the Ksour and Kasbahs of Tafilalt. You will also visit the Zaouia of Moulay Ali Sherif and experience local market day in Rissani. You will then continue on to the town of Ouarzazate, where you will spend the night.
Day 6 – Ouarzazate / Marrakech / Depart Marrakech
After breakfast, you will head back to Marrakech, stopping to admire the Atlas Mountains and beautiful scenery on the way. You will have the rest of the afternoon in Marrakech before you head back to the airport for international flights.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE MOROCCO TOUR
- Sharing a twin room in 3 star hotels with breakfast
- One night in Traditional Berber tent
- Dinner whilst in the Sahara
- City tour of Marrakech
- English speaking guides
- 90 minute camel ride
- Up to six weeks before departure, a place can be reserved for the Morocco tour on payment of a deposit of £150.00, after this date it would be the full amount of the trip.
- Click the book now button and fill in the details and tick the box confirming you accept booking conditions.
- The outstanding balance is due 6 weeks before travel.
- Flights are not included in the cost of this trip and will need to be booked separately. Please do not book flights until we have given the go-ahead. Feel free to ask us if you need any help with booking.
- Please ensure you have checked visa requirements. Get in touch if you are unsure.
- Ensure you have purchased travel insurance, as this is mandatory for all trips.
Trip Type Discover
Group Size Between 12-16
Physical Rating Moderate
Currency & Spending Money Moroccan Dirhams / Spending £20 and upwards per day
Hosts One of our hosts will meet you at the hotel upon your arrival, and will be your main point of contact throughout the trip. Our hosts will organise dinners and anything else you might need, to ensure you have the best holiday.
Clothing The weather will be warm in the day and very cold at night – especially in the desert. You will also need comfortable shoes.
Health Always seek medical advice from your doctor or travel nurse a minimum of 8 weeks before you travel and make sure your vaccinations are up to date. Remember that your travel insurance may not cover you if you do not have up-to-date vaccinations.
Single Supplement £140
Travel Advice We highly recommend that you read the foreign travel advice for Morocco before your departure date.
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