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3-Day Desert Safari and Camel Ride Tour from Marrakech

1. 3-Day Desert Safari and Camel Ride Tour from Marrakech

Escape the hustle and bustle of Marrakech for a 3-day desert safari in the High Atlas Mountains and Dades Valley. Ride camels across the sand dunes, spend the night camping under a desert sky, marvel at the Saghro Mountains, and enjoy a traditional Moroccan tagine dinner. Visit the legendary Ksar of Ait Benhaddou, and more. Day 1: Following a pick-up from your riad or hotel in Marrakech drive over the High Atlas Mountains via the Tizi n’ Tichka Pass. Stop for impressive views of the valleys and snow-capped mountains, and break for coffee and freshly-squeezed orange juice, before spending the afternoon at Ait Ben Haddou. Explore the village of clustered kasbahs, which have been used as a backdrop for more than 20 films. It was one of the most important fortress strongholds on the old Salt Road, where the caravans brought slaves, gold, ivory, and salt from Saharan Africa to Marrakech and beyond. Pass through Ouarzazate and the Valley of the Rose, famous for its soft Persian rose oil. Continue to the Dades Valley, passing Berber villages. Then, marvel at the barren red rock formations and clustered kasbahs (fortified dwellings that house many families and their livestock). Stay in a small country inn (auberge) in the Dades Valley, enjoying a Moroccan dinner on a terrace that overlooks the valley gorge and gardens. Day 2: After breakfast, travel through the Saghro Mountains, stopping in Rissani for lunch. Continue to the Erg Chebbi dunes. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure at an auberge 29 kilometers from Merzouga. Here, you will be met by a guide for a ride into the dunes on the back of a camel. Go to the bivouac (camp) for a traditional tagine dinner (vegetarians welcome) under the evening stars. Climb the dunes and watch the moon rise, before retiring to your bed in the nomad wool tent. There’s also the option of a sunset camel trek into the dunes (extra cost), and a stay in the auberge with dinner and breakfast included. Day 3: Return to the auberge by camel at sunrise, and enjoy a breakfast and shower before going to Tinerhir. Along the way, drive offroad through exposed rock slabs of fossils. Visit a fossil workshop for a closer look at the Sahara’s varieties of ancient life. Admire the sheer, limestone walls of the Todra Gorge. Then wander through the palmeries, gardens and kasbahs for a closer look at the traditional Berber way of life. Visit the market in Tinehir and the old kasbah. Enjoy a Moroccan dinner by a pool in the old kasbah.

From Marrakech: Ouarzazate and Ait Ben Haddou Day Trip

2. From Marrakech: Ouarzazate and Ait Ben Haddou Day Trip

Marrakech - Tizi n' Tichka - Aït Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Marrakech 8.30 am pickup from your Marrakech accommodation in an A/C vehicle with a private driver. On the road, enjoy the scenery in the Atlas Mountains and stop for pictures and cool air. Start the tour with, the Tizi n’ Tichka pass, 7,415 feet above sea level (2,260 meters). Next, visit Ait ben Haddou Kasbah known as a UNESCO site and the most extraordinary kasbahs in Morocco (break for lunch at your expense). Then, continue to Ouarzazate city identified as the gateway to morocco's fantastic Sahara desert to discover Atlas Film Studios the largest film studio in the world, famously featured in TV series and movies such as "Gladiator", "The Mummy", and "Game of Thrones". You'll have the opportunity to visit the studios to explore on your own to learn more about the actors and films that have been filmed at Ouarzazate and take some memorable pictures of the unique Moroccan scenery in the area. Finally, travel back to your hotel/riad in Marrakech.

From Marrakech: Sahara Desert 2-Day Trip with Camel Ride

3. From Marrakech: Sahara Desert 2-Day Trip with Camel Ride

Explore Erg Lihoudi Mhamid Desert's beautiful sand dunes, experience the sunset on camelback, visit Ouarzazate, Draa Valley, and Zagora, and visit ancient fortified villages. Spend the evening under the stars in a comfortable tent and enjoy a traditional meal by the campfire. Day 1:Meet your guide outside your Marrakech accommodation. Cross over the High Atlas Mountains via the famous Tizi-N-Tichka, stopping to take in the breathtaking views. Enjoy a delicious lunch in Ouarzazate, and continue south to the Low Atlas Mountains. Marvel at the stunning canyons and snap photos of the looming mountains. Drive through the Draa Valley and see a Palm grove, an iconic oasis, and ancient Kasbahs. Arrive at Erg Lihoudi Dunes in time for a sunset camel ride, followed by a traditional dinner served by a campfire. Enjoy a blissful night's sleep under the stars in a tent. Day 2:Reach the top of the dunes just in time to see the beautiful desert sunrise. Enjoy a quick breakfast at the camp, and drive to the fortified village Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou. After a wonderful lunch, head to Kasbah Telouet through the fascinating Ouinila Valley, with its contrasting rocky canyons and lush fields. Return to your Marrakech accommodation through the stunning High Atlas Mountains.

From Marrakech: 4-Day Trip to the Sahara Desert

4. From Marrakech: 4-Day Trip to the Sahara Desert

Discover life in the Sahara Desert on an immersive 4-day (3 nights) tour from Marrakech. Enjoy a variety of desert activities such as a camel ride across the dunes from Erg Chebbi. Cross the High Atlas Mountains on a breathtaking road, experience the "Route of 1,000 Kasbahs," pass through the impressive Draa Valley and more. Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Dades Gorge Meet at 08:00 and escape the hustle and bustle of Marrakech as you head over the High Atlas Mountains on the Tizi n'Tichka mountain pass. Get far-reaching views of the mountains and valleys and see Berber villages on the way to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. Stop for lunch in Ouarzazate and experience the "Route of 1,000 Kasbahs." Continue through the Valley of the Roses, with a short rest stop at Et Kella M'Gouna. Then, go to the Boumalne Dades, where you will leave the main road and travel along the valley gorge. Pass hilltop kasbahs and the Tamnalt Hills before spending the night at the Auberge Chez Pierre (www.chezpierre.org) just below the Dades Gorge. Day 2: Dades Gorge - Todra Gorge - Merzouga Depart at 09:00 and return along the gorge to Boumalne Dades. Visit the Todra Gorge and continue to Merzouga. Break for lunch at the Erg Chebbi dunes. Arrive at the edge of the Sahara Desert and meet your desert guides. Then, ride into the desert at a leisurely pace on a camel trek with an experienced guide. Watch the sunset at Erg Chebbi en route to a tented nomad camp inside the desert dunes (note: there are no facilities as water cannot be pumped here). Alternative accommodation can be arranged at a camp or hotel on the dune line where facilities can be provided (www.aubergedusud.com). Enjoy an evening meal under the desert sky. Day 3: Merzouga - Rissani - Alnif - Tazarine - Draa Valley - Agdz - Ouarzazate Depart in the early morning and watch the sun rise over the Sahara Desert. Ride your camel back to the hotel where the vehicle is parked. Enjoy a reviving breakfast and then head to the Palm Plantation of Tafilalet, passing the old Alaouite Sahara capital of the Alaouite Sultans at Rissani. Take the road to Alnif and enjoy lunch before the drive to N'Kob via the Tazzarine Oasis. Next, head towards Ouarzazate, passing the impressive Draa Valley and the Berber town of Agdz. Admire the high pass of Ait Saoun at 1,660 meters altitude before your arrival in Ouarzazate at approximately 18:00 to check into your hotel (www.darchamaa.com). Day 4: Ouarzazate - Marrakech Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before the drive to the film studios where movies such as Gladiator and Kingdom of Heaven were shot. Stop for lunch in the High Atlas Mountains, and then continue to Marrakech via the Tizi n'Tichka mountain pass. Get a breathtaking view of Marrakech before the end of the tour services.

Marrakech to Fès-Meknès: Sahara Desert Trip 3 Days 2 Nights

5. Marrakech to Fès-Meknès: Sahara Desert Trip 3 Days 2 Nights

See all that Morocco has to offer over 3 days of adventure between Marrakech and Fès-Meknès. Learn about life in remote Berber camps, see the luxury of historic Kasbahs, try local cuisine, and visit unique areas like Kalaat Mgouna and Rissani on this scenic trip. Day 1:Get picked up from your Marrakech accommodation bright and early to drive towards Ouarzazate, known as the gateway to Morocco's Sahara Desert. Pass through the dramatic landscape of the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi n’Tichka before stopping at Ait-Benhaddou Kasbah, a fascinating red earth fortress. Break for lunch and continue to Dadès Gorge via Ouarzazate, famous for its rugged landscape often featured in films. Visit the vibrant city of Kalaat Mgouna and learn about the annual rose harvest festival. Enjoy dinner at your Dadès Gorge hotel and rest-up for the day of traveling ahead of you. Day 2:Fill up with breakfast before the drive back through Dadès Gorge, past the Monkey Toes rock formation and the 19th century Ait Yul Kasbah. Cross Todra Gorge for panoramic views of the old Berber villages. Break for a stroll under the 300-meter-high cliff, loved by rock-climbing tourists. Reach Rissani for a traditional meal and continue to Merzouga village where your camel awaits. Ride around the camp before settling in for an evening of entertainment. Enjoy the rhythm of Berber drumming under the star-filled sky, making for a perfect ending to an action-packed day. Day 3:Rise early to the sunrise over Erg Chebbi, a massive dune of Saharan sand. Camel-trek back to a Merzouga hotel for breakfast and freshen up before your journey to Fès-Meknès. The final stretch includes stops at Tafilalet, Ziz Gorge, and Ifran, with plenty of views of desert and mountains along the way. Get dropped off at your accommodation in Fez in the early evening.

Kasbahs and Desert in a 4X4 - 8-Day Private Tour

6. Kasbahs and Desert in a 4X4 - 8-Day Private Tour

Experience the majestic scenery and wonderful culture of Morocco on this adventurous private 8-day trip from Marrakech, trekking through the Atlas Mountains and desert landscapes. Day 1: Marrakech Today we will pick you up at the airport, with a transfer to Riad Palais des Princesses. Day 2: Marrakech Today includes a full-day tour of Marrakech, the ancient imperial city founded in 1062. Marvel at the majestic profile of the Kutubia mosque towering up above the red houses. Visit the Saadian tombs and the Bahia Palace, seat of the Grand Vizier Ba Ahmed dating back to the late nineteenth century. After a break for lunch we continue to Jemaa el Fna market place, the heart of Marrakech. Visit the spice souk as well as the dyers' souk, where artisans dye leather and other fabric. Overnight at Riad Palais des Princesses. Day 3: Marrakech/Dades Gorge After breakfast we travel in the direction of the High Atlas Mountains through the pass of Tizi-n-Riad, using a road that climbs from the plains up to 7,400 feet (2,260 meters) above sea level. On the way we will pass small villages, waterfalls and watch the landscape change color as we head deeper into the mountains. We will stop along the pass for a refreshing glass of mint tea and admire the scenery before taking the road to the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, arriving in time for lunch. Here you can visit the famous Kasbah, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, which has been the set for the shooting of films such as Gladiator, Babel, Lawrence of Arabia and The Legionary. From here we drive through Ouarzazate, the famous Valley of Roses and the Dades valley leading to the Dades Gorge in time for sunset where we will stop Xaluca hotel for dinner and overnight. Day 4: Dades Gorge / Merzouga Desert In the morning, after breakfast, you will have the opportunity to take a walk through the Dades gorge. We then take a drive to the valley of a 1000 kasbahs, through the village of Tineghier and the Jewish Kasbah, arriving at Todra Gorge in time for lunch. After lunch you can take a walk into the gorge before going back on the road, heading through the wilderness of Erfoud and Merzouga Rissani where we arrive at sunset. From here we continue our journey by camel to the dunes of Erg Chebbi to spend an incredible and unforgettable night in a Berber tent. Have dinner to the rhythm of drums and songs of the Touareg people under a star-filled sky. Day 5: Erg Chebbi - Tafilalet Region Today the camels will wake you up in time to reach a large dune to admire the sun rise towards the border with Algeria. After breakfast in the Berber tent, you will return by camel to the hotel Auberge du Sud in Erg Chebbi. After a refreshing dip in the hotel pool we will take a 4x4 tour to the caves where natural fossils such as ammonites and trilobites can easily be observed. We will then travel to the small and ancient village of Tissrdmin where many films were shot, taking the road which passes through the Paris-Dakar rally route. We continue through the desert with its black volcanic rocks and stop for tea with a Touareg family. From here we journey on to the village of Kamla, famous for its local population’s African influenced music. Then, return to Rissani for some local pizza with a Touareg family, followed by a visit to the Kasbah of this town. We then return to the Auberge du Sud hotel to relax. Day 6: Merzouga - Draa-Vallee - Ourazazate In the morning we visit the vast palm grove of Tafilalet passing through the city of Rissani, capital of the dynasty of the ancient Sultans of Alaouite. We continue towards Alnif where we have lunch. In the afternoon we take the Tazarine and Nkob route, on a track through the magnificent Draa Valley with its palm trees. Overnight at hotel Dar Chamaa in Ourazazate. Day 7: Ouarzazate / Marrakech After breakfast we depart for the day. We will visit the Kasbah of Taourirt, film studios and the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. After some free time on your own for lunch, we proceed to Marrakech where we will spend the night at the Riad Palais des Princesses. Day 8: Marrakech After breakfast, we will transfer you to the airport for your return flight home, or onward travels.

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We couldn't have asked for a better adventure. The Berber people and culture is truly amazing. Our guide was the BEST! Jamal Imerhame with Toubkal Guide loves is culture and shared many hidden gems: ancient castle, handmade weaver and Berber rugs, Argon oil store, and many yummy restaurants. We left feeling like family. I recommend this tour for anyone who wants to see the Atlas Mountains to the Sahara and all that is in between.

Well-rounded experience for two days! While there was a lot of driving, our driver Lahcen was really nice, the van was comfortable, and we we had a lot of stops and bathroom breaks. We got to see various sites all around Morocco and the overnight campsite was in excellent condition. Highlight was the camel experience! My only note would be to bring lots of cash because I there are multiple guides along the tour who expect tips.

It is a nice trip for the ones who want to have a first desert experience. Besides the time consuming drive until Zagora we did several stops in nice spots for photos. The time spent in Ait Ben Haddou was great. Abdou our guide in teh Ait Ben Haddou and Mahjoub, our driver,was a really nice man, who drives us carefully and helped us and the more needed during this trip.

The landscapes we passed by on our tour are really interesting. Our driver Mahjoub was very helpuf and allowed us to take some spontaneous shots on the road. Highly recommended!

this experience was amazing and highly recommended for everyone , they treated me very well , i felt happy and 100/100 will come back soon to morocco .