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? We thought so… this amazing 6 day trip is for you! Starting with a night in magical Marrakech, the following day you’ll enjoy incredible mountain scenery as you travel through the Atlas Mountains to Dades Gorge, stopping on the way to take a tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou, the backdrop to many Hollywood movies. Travel to Merzouga for a camel ride over the stunning Erg Chebbi dunes at sunset, 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…
✔ Spend a night under the stars in the Sahara Desert
✔ Camel trek to the top of the Erg Chebbi dunes for a stunning sunset
✔ Explore the endless alleyways and architectural delights in Marrakech
✔ Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou
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 / Dades Gorge
You will be leaving Marrakech today to travel over the Tizi n’Tichka Pass, 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 3 – 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 luxury desert camp.
Day 4 – 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 5 – Ouarzazate / Marrakech
After breakfast, we will be driving back to Marrakech. You will be taken to get checked-in at your hotel and will then have the rest of the day at leisure to explore Marrakech. Stop at one of the many rooftop bars and watch the sunset over Jemaa el Fna Square before dinner at a traditional restaurant for your last night in Morocco!
Day 6 – Depart Marrakech
After breakfast this morning you will begin your half-day 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 plenty of exciting food stalls. You can wander the souks and Medina alleyways to see traditional Moroccan handicrafts, and marvel at the beautifully decorated Bahia Palace. The tour will finish around 12pm. When booking flights, please ensure that they depart after 3pm so you have enough time to get to the airport after the city tour.
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 10-14
Physical Rating Moderate
Currency & Spending Money Moroccan Dirhams / Spending £25 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 Morocco is generally very hot and sunny and is regarded as a year-round destination, but depending on when you’re visiting it can get cold at night – especially in the desert. So if you are travelling between November and March, we recommend taking something warm to sleep in during your night in the desert. Thick, warm blankets will be provided. You will also need comfortable shoes as there will be a lot of walking when you are in Marrakech.
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 £120 (Please note the single room option is not available for your night in the desert)
Travel Advice We highly recommend that you read the foreign travel advice for Morocco before your departure date.
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