This a Fantastic 4 days round trip from Marrakech with overnight stays in Berber guest-houses and Night in the berbers sahara camp at the Great Dunes of Erg Chebbi. Outside of summer months an additional night may be spent in the desert.
Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Zagora
Following a morning pick up from accommodation in Imlil, From the High Atlas Mountains. Pass through rural Berber villages Of Asni 1 Gorge Of Moulay Brahim where local farmers tend their goats, and take the high Tizi-n-Tichka pass through the mountains. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Kasbah Aït Ben Haddou, where locals have traded and socialized for thousands of years. Enjoy free time to visit the site at your leisure and soak up a little of the atmosphere, then head onward to Ouarzazate for lunch (own expense). After lunch, your tour will take you to the Oasis of Agdz to enjoy the view of Kasbah Tamnougalt, then continue through the oases and palm groves of the Drâa Valley to Zagora. Meet your camel caravan before setting off on your 1-hour camel trekking adventure into the Zagora Desert. Enjoy breathtaking views of the setting sun on route to your desert camp, then sit down to a traditional Moroccan dinner under the stars as locals play traditional folk songs for your entertainment. Overnight: Campsite in the Sahara Desert Meals included: Dinner
Zagora – Alnif – Merzouga
Following an early stroll to admire the sunrise among the sand dunes (optional), enjoy breakfast at the camp then ride your camel back to Zagora. Meet your driver for the onward journey through the Anti-Atlas Mountains and the lunar landscape towards the town of Alnif, where you will stop for lunch. After lunch (own expense), continue to Merzouga — a small village on the edge of the mighty Sahara Desert. Meet your camel caravan and, as the golden sun begins its slow descent over the dunes, set off toward Erg Chebbi where your secluded camp in the heart of the desert awaits. With the rhythms of traditional tamtam drumming from local nomads to entertain you, enjoy dinner and an evening under the stars before retiring to bed. Overnight: Campsite in the Sahara Desert Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Merzouga – Tinghir – Boumalne du Dadès
Perhaps make the most of your time in the desert with an early-morning walk over the dunes to enjoy the sunrise. After breakfast, ride your camel back to Merzouga and meet your driver. There, hop back aboard your minibus and head on to the town of Rissani — the ancient capital of the Tafilalt region and the birthplace of Morocco’s ruling royal family; the Alaouite dynasty. Since the Middle Ages, this has been the traditional starting point for camel caravans crossing the Sahara Desert to Timbuktu. Next, take the famous ‘Road of 1,000 Kasbahs’ to nearby Tinghir. On route, admire the many ancient earthen citadels lining the way and listen as your guide explains their usage in Berber culture. Stroll along the river in Tinghir, then move on to the nearby Todgha Gorges and enjoy lunch in one of the local cafés (own expense). After lunch, continue on through the Dadès Valley. Enjoy a little free time to relax at the summit of the Dadès Gorge and enjoy panoramic views over the Moroccan countryside. Afterward, continue on to your hotel in Boumalne du Dadès for dinner and an overnight stay. Overnight: Hotel in Boumalne du Dadès Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Boumalne du Dadès – Ouarzazate – Marrakech
After breakfast, your journey will take you through the picturesque Valley of Roses to the oasis of Skoura, one of the largest in Morocco, and on to Ouarzazate.
After lunch (own expense) in Ouarzazate, head onward crossing the High Atlas Mountains to your accommodation in Marrakech where your 4-day Sahara Desert tour will come to an end. Meals included: Breakfast.
Included in this trips
Group 1 person : On request
Group 2 people : 495£/person
Group 3 people : 470 £/person
Group 4 – 7 people : 390 £/person
Group 8 – 12 people : 300 £/person
Included in this trips
2 Overnights in Berber Gites Guest House or similar ( dinner & breakfast )
English speaking guide, and cook (Mountain trek)
Muleteers and mules for assistance (Mountain trek)
Full board on trek + mineral water, coffee and tea (Mountain trek)
4×4 or Mini-bus during Desert tour
1 overnight in hôtels at Dadès ( dinner & breakfast )
2 overnights camping on Dunes at Zagora & Erg Chebbi ( dinner & breakfast )