Trip Details

Six days Sahara adventure Starts from Ouarzazate, Ends in Marrakech.

6 Days
  • Fully guided
  • All Breakfasts and Three Dinners on Oct 1st, 2nd and 3rd nights.
  • 4 stars Hotels
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle
  • 5
  • 80

Overview

Embark on a breathtaking six-day adventure from Ouarzazate to Merzouga, immersing yourself in Morocco’s stunning landscapes and rich culture. Begin your journey in Ouarzazate, known as the Gateway to the desert and venture into the magnificent Dades Valley, where towering red cliffs and lush oases await. Continue to the impressive Todra Gorge, a canyon carved by the Todra River over millennia, offering awe-inspiring views and a glimpse into Berber village life. Journey through the desert landscape to Erfoud, known for its fossil finds and vibrant markets. Finally, arrive at the golden dunes of Merzouga, where you’ll spend a night in a luxurious desert camp, under a blanket of stars, indulging in traditional cuisine and the warm hospitality of your hosts. This unforgettable journey promises to be a feast for the senses, with each moment a new discovery.

Itinerary

Starting from Ouarzazate airport, your journey to Dades Valley includes a drive through Ouarzazate city, renowned as the "Gateway to the Sahara," and a visit to the impressive Kasbah Amridil. This ancient fortress showcases traditional Moroccan architecture. Continuing through the rugged desert landscape, you'll reach Dades Valley, known for its stunning rock formations and ancient kasbahs. Explore the valley's picturesque scenery, which includes lush palm groves and Berber villages, for a memorable experience. Overnight stay in a local Guest House/Hotel.

Here, we’ll continue our tour to visit the Todra Gorge, a colorful, awe inspiring narrow canyon. We’ll continue through the Ziz Valley to reach Erfoud, an oasis town known as the start of the Sahara desert and recognized for its unique fossils. There we can visit local producers who lovingly create artisanal, hand crafted house decor made from fossils and fossilised rock. There is also a local shop where you may purchase such items as souvenirs if you wish.

Then, we’ll drive towards Rissani, where we’ll visit the local souk and drive towards the edge of the desert to reach Merzouga. On arrival there is time to prepare yourself at a guest house ready for our camel ride into the desert dunes. Accompanied by experienced camel caravan guides we arrive at the Merzouga Desert Camp where we’ll stay overnight in luxurious, en-suite tents. This spectacular night will be rendered unforgettable with a unique and traditional Berber dinner topped off by tribal music around a starlit desert campfire.

Optional early wake up for the spectacular sunrise. Breakfast, then we take a 4x4 ride back to the car and drive West towards Alnif visiting the Nkeb oasis before returning to Ouarzazate. Visit the Atlas film Studios located 5 kilometers West of the city of Ouarzazate. Measured by acreage it is the world's largest film studio and was the setting for such films as Gladiator and Indiana Jones. Most of the property lies in the nearby desert and mountains. Drive to Aitbenhaddou Kasbah and overnight stay in a comfortable local guest house.

After breakfast we continue our journey from Ait Benhaddou to Marrakech, a day filled with enchanting landscapes and cultural discoveries. Begin by exploring the ancient Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its well-preserved mud-brick architecture that has served as the backdrop for numerous films and TV shows. Wander through the winding streets of this historic fortress, marvelling at its intricate details and stunning views of the surrounding desert landscape. Afterward, continue your journey through the breathtaking High Atlas Mountains, passing through picturesque valleys and traditional Berber villages. Arrive in Marrakech, where the vibrant sights and sounds of the city await, offering a perfect end to a day filled with adventure and exploration.

In Marrakech, immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Moroccan culture and history. Start your day with a visit to the bustling Jemaa el-Fnaa square, where snake charmers, storytellers, and musicians create a vibrant atmosphere. Explore the stunning architecture of the Bahia Palace and the intricate beauty of the Saadian Tombs. Wander through the souks of the Medina, where you can shop for traditional crafts, spices, and textiles. Relax in the peaceful surroundings of the Yves St Laurent's Jardin Majorelle, with its lush gardens and vibrant blue buildings. As the sun sets over the square, indulge in a traditional Moroccan meal at a local restaurant, savoring the flavors of tagine and couscous while watching the square below change from daytime shopping to nightime entertainment. Finish your day by experiencing the lively nightlife of Marrakech, with its array of bars, cafes, and music venues.

At your leisure, transfer to Marrakech airport included, and bid fond farewells to the city and it's people.

Cost Includes

  • -Acoommodations:
  • One night in Dades: Hotel Xaluca
  • One night in Merzouga: Tiziri Camp
  • One night in Aitbenhaddou: Riad Caravane
  • Two nights in Marrakech: Riad Houma
  • -Transport: Private air conditioned vehicle with English speaking driver.
  • -Meals: All Breakfasts and Three Dinners on Oct 1st, 2nd and 3rd nights.
  • -Camel ride: One camel each

Cost Excludes

  • - Flight Tickets
  • - Travel insurance
  • - lunches, Dinner in Marrakech and drinks
13% Off
From €1490 €1300
/ Person
  • Fully guided
  • All Breakfasts and Three Dinners on Oct 1st, 2nd and 3rd nights.
  • 4 stars Hotels
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle
  • 5
  • 80