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From Marrakesh: Private 4-Day Sahara Desert Discovery Tour

4.8 / 5

31 reviews

Activity provider: Camel Safari Morocco
Multi-day trip

From Marrakesh: Private 4-Day Sahara Desert Discovery Tour

Activity provider: Camel Safari Morocco

From US$ 480 per person

Explore the windswept dunes of Erg Chebbi on a 4-day vehicle tour of the Sahara Desert and immerse yourself in a paradise of natural scenery, local markets and historic Kasbahs.

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Duration 4 days
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Pickup included
Pickup is available from hotels in Marrakech. Please provide your hotel/accommodation details upon booking.
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  • Camel trek into the magical windswept dunes of Erg Chebbi in the Sahara Desert
  • Visit the exotic Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou and Kasbah of Tourirt
  • Tour the Rose Valley and see the amazing Kasbah of Amerhidil in Skoura
  • Visit local markets, souks and kasbahs
  • Go to the Dades Valley and Gorge, a mecca for climbers, bird watchers and photograhers
Full description
Drive into the heart of the Sahara Desert on a safari that takes in the historic souks and Kasbahs of Aït Benhaddou, Tourirt, and Amerhidil in Skoura. Ride camels over the windswept dunes of Erg Chebbi, sleep in authentic nomad tents, and drive over the dramatic and twisting Tizi n’ Tichka Pass across the High Atlas Mountains. Day 1: Depart Marrakech and drive through the High Atlas Mountains, via the twisting Tizi n’ Tichka mountain pass to Ouarzazate. Vsit the exotic Kasbah of Aït Benhaddou, then continue to Ouarzazate center, where you can tour the Atlas Studios, the largest movie studio in Africa. Enjoy lunch at the Kasbah of Tourirt, former residence of the Glaoui Dynasty. Continue to Rose Valley and the Kasbah of Amerhidil in Skoura, situated by the Amerhidil River and one of the largest in Morocco. Overnight in the Dades Valley. Day 2: After breakfast, depart for the Dadès Gorges and stop to enjoy the spectacular scenery while sipping on mint tea, also known as “Berber Whiskey.” Continue to Tinghir via Boulman Dadès, and see beautiful palm trees and lush landscapes. The journey then moves on the Todra Gorges for a leisurely lunch. After lunch, drive to Merzouga to trek by camel across the wind-blown Erg Chebbi dunes, a classic Saharan Desert of all the picture books. Spend the evening in a bivouac (camp) with a typical Moroccan dinner. Sleep in a traditional nomadic camel hair tent. Day 3: Wake up to a spectacular desert sunrise during breakfast. Bivouac trekkers will return by camel and continue to the small town of Rissani, where you will visit the Ksours and Kasbahs of Tafilalt, stopping at the Tafilalt Palm Grove en route. Go to the zaouia of Moulay Ali Sherif (mausoleum of the dynasty’s founder) on local market day in Rissani to see traditional souks. Next, drive to Ouarzazate via Alnfe, Tazarine, Drâa Valley, and Agdz, visiting the Tamnougalt Kasbah. Overnight in a Kasbah Riad, where you will have the opportunity to visit the Kasbah of Tourirt. Day 4: Following breakfast, continue your return journey to Marrakech via the Tizi n’Tichka Pass over the High Atlas Mountains, stopping en route for lunch.
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicles
  • Fuel
  • All breakfasts and dinners
  • Accommodation
  • Camel safari
  • Lunches
  • Entrance fees to monuments
  • Alcoholic beverages

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • You must provide your hotel details and the full names of everyone in your group upon booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 31 reviews

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Esperienza impeccabile, organizzazione perfetta, comfort di viaggio ottimo, esperienza da 10 e lode. Mohammed il miglior driver in assoluto di tutto il Marocco, ragazzo d’oro. Accompagna, ti fa conoscere suoi amici che ti porteranno in negozi e ristoranti tipico inarrivabile per un semplice turista. Se prenotate con questo tour operator chiedete espressamente di lui, non ve ne pentirete. Provare per credere.

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March 24, 2023

This trip was incredible! Our Tour Guide Mohammad was incredible. He was able to show us some incredible sites and made the 4 day trip so much more enjoyable. I would recommend this tour group and especially Mohammad to anyone who is thinking of travelling to Morocco!

March 24, 2023

Abdelhadi, our guide, picked us up right at time. We were 5 people in the back of the van, so we had more than enough space. Abdelhadi speaks English and German very well. He knows a lot About the Country and told us a lot of interesting Facts and stories during the drive and when we stopped. He was helpful, friendly and caring. We were in really good Hands. The stops for lunch are well picked, even if they are at touristy spots. The Riads we slept in are Beautiful and the hosts very friendly. Highlight was the first stop in the Valley of Roses where the Berber hosts played their traditional Music for us. Khalid, our Driver, was very funny and friendly. It was nice to see that he was as excited About the sights we visited as us. He was a very good Driver who made the best out of the sometimes quite bumpy roads. Overall, this 4-days trip was the highlight of our 10days in Morocco. We highly recommend this tour!

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March 24, 2023

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