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  • Marrakech to Merzouga 3-Day Desert Safari

    1. Marrakech to Merzouga 3-Day Desert Safari

    Discover the edge of the Sahara Desert on a 3-day budget tour from Marrakech, and explore the dramatic landscapes of the Dades Valley and Kasbah of Ourzazate. Ride across the dunes of Erg Chebbi by camel, and sleep at a desert camp surrounded by high sand dunes. Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Tinghir After an early departure from the Marrakech hotel, your journey begins by crossing the High Atlas Mountains past one Berber village after another to the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou, famous for its Kasbah and fortified village, and previously used as a set for some famous Hollywood epics as well as a backdrop for some fashion magazines photo shoots. After some leisure time to explore the village with its Kasbah, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant, then continue your drive through Ouarzazate, known as the Gate of the Sahara and onto Boumalne Dades, admiri...

    This trip was well organized, so prompt and there has not been any waste of time. The driver was so professional, careful, and taking care of us. Even I booked another trip after this trip, I cancelled it because this trip was already enough to have many experiences from culture to nature from meals to adventure. So, very satisfied with this trip and highly recommend it!

  • Marrakech Desert & Palm Grove Quad Bike Tour

    2. Marrakech Desert & Palm Grove Quad Bike Tour

    Along the way, discover traditional Berber villages, see houses typical of the region, and meet some of the locals to discover their way of life, practically unchanged for more than 200 years. Halfway through your tour, stop for a cup of Moroccan tea and a snack with a local family. With your guide as translator, you can take the opportunity to talk to them about their customs and experiences as you share a moment together. Enjoy the silence and serenity of the Sahara before hopping back on your quad bike and continuing your rugged desert ride. Conclude your tour back at the base camp. Sit back and relax on the drive back to your hotel in Marrakech.

    Got picked up before time stated by the guide but this was not withing get your guide range. The driver was not the most pleasant, he interrupted twice when I was talking to my partner and i'd rather have him not listen in on my conversation. He had a very creepy aura about him and this made me stay quiet with my partner until I got to our destination. But that was the end of any downsides. From then onwards the guides were great and the experience as great. Met some great people and we had a brilliant time. I wished there was an option for 2 people sharing 1 quad as that is what I ended up doing but paid for two quads. Thanks to all the tour guides for their hospitality and to the man taking us there safely (although it was not the best experience).

  • 3 Days 2 Nights Desert Trip to Marrakech from Fes

    3. 3 Days 2 Nights Desert Trip to Marrakech from Fes

    Drive through a cedar forest and see the resident monkeys, before descending to the Sahara Desert. Arrive at the traditional kasbah at the foot of the Erg Chebbi dunes. Enjoy the beauty of the sunset on a camel ride across the dunes. At the Berber camp, enjoy mint tea and dinner, gaze at the stars and spend the night in a tent. On the second day visit Merzouga, Tinghir and Ouarzazate. Head out on the rugged Road of a Thousand Kasbahs along the ancient caravan route. This area has been a popular location for Hollywood films, such as The Last Temptation of Christ and Jewel of the Nile. Stop for lunch and a walk in Todgha Gorges and then travel through the Dadès Valley past dramatic escarpments. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in the Gorges or in Ouarzazate. On the third day, visit the town of Ouarzazate, including the Kasbah of Taourirt and the Atlas Studios – the largest and most famou...

    We loved our tour. Mustapher, our driver, our tour guide, is great. He is prompt, knowledgeable, detail in all aspect, and good conservationist. We are a group of 3 friends+ Patrick, who we met in this tour, total 4. We had so much fun, good conversation, good information regarding Morocco, the country, different types of cultures, family etc. We get to see so much of this region, from Fez to Marrakech, different villages, towns, "cities" etc. He made different stops for us to experience the towns, and stretches. It's a lot of car time, but a lot of interesting, fantastic view. The Sahara desert is amazing, sunset, camel ride, Berber tent, dinner, camp fire and dancing. The next morning, we watch the sunrise, yummy breakfast, more camel ride, more sight seeing and learning from Mustapher, until the 2nd night in a beautiful hotel, we loved it. Great hot shower, yummy buffet dinner, great accommodation, and yummy buffet breakfast in the morning. Highlight of our trip. LoveLove

  • 2-Day Desert Excursion from Marrakech

    4. 2-Day Desert Excursion from Marrakech

    Imagine yourself passing through overwhelmingly beautiful valleys and past red flat mountains. See yourself going higher and higher into the Atlas Mountains along with a private guide, spending several days getting to know the sights and sounds of this very special place. This two-day tour will bring you from Marrakech through the Draa valley, across to Ouarzazate and back. On the first day of the tour, you'll depart early in the morning and immediately witness some of the beauty that Morocco has to offer. You'll be stunned by the valleys and hills as you travel 7400 feet up in your air-conditioned vehicle. You'll quickly arrive at the ksar (fortified city) of Ait Ben Haddou, located along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech. You may get the feeling that you've been here before; Ait Ben Haddou has served as the backdrop for films such as “Lawrence of Arabia”, “Time...

    HONESTLY: it was súper amazing! Mustapha (Musti) was our 26-year-old guide and he was truly incredible! The trip is long, but the views and all the stops are 100% worth it. We were just a group of 6 in a airconditioned van. Compared to other tours with over 8 people, this was just perfect!! All people from our group were between the age of 22 and 28, which resulted in a great atmosphere. Even though you don’t really have the ‘famous sand dunes’, the views, sunset and sunrise are AMAZING. DEFINITELY WORTH EVERY EURO!

  • 2-Day Desert Safari to Zagora from Marrakech

    5. 2-Day Desert Safari to Zagora from Marrakech

    Live the life of a Berber for one night on a 2-day desert safari to Zagora and the Draa Valley from Marrakech. Experience the shifting sand dunes on the back of a camel, sleep under a canopy of stars, and follow in the footsteps of Hollywood royalty on a visit to the world heritage village of Ait Ben Haddou. Day 1: Marrakech - Zagora (7 hours drive) Following an early morning pick-up from your hotel or riad in Marrakech, drive across the High Atlas Mountains en route to Ouarzazate, where you will stop for a lunch at leisure. Continue to the oasis of Agdez, before driving through the date and palm trees of the Draa Valley. Marvel at the fortified Kasbahs along the way. Upon arrival at Zagora, meet your camel caravan for a 1-hour camel ride over the sand dunes. Watch the sunset paint the desert sands as it sinks below the horizon. Then, transfer to your Sahara Desert camp...

    It was really an unique experience that you must have it once in a lifetime. We were lucky to have Said as our driver. He was a very kind man who teached us a lot about Berbers culture, and the history behind all of the places we visited. I definitely recommend him not only as your driver but as a tour guide. Shukran Said!

  • Marrakech: 3-Day Sahara Desert Tour to Merzouga

    6. Marrakech: 3-Day Sahara Desert Tour to Merzouga

    Spending a night in the Sahara Desert is an unforgettable experience for visitors to Morocco and this three-day tour lets you travel further and explore more along the way. Visit UNESCO-listed Ait Ben Haddou, the Valley of the Roses, and Tinghir ; stop at traditional Berber villages around the Todra Gorge; then take a camel trek through the Erg Chebbi dunes the highest in Morocco and sleep beneath the desert stars at Berber campsite. Day 1 : Marrakech - Tinghir Your shared 3 day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga will start early in the morning. Depart from Marrakech around 7:30 AM to ait ben haddou through tizi Ntichka pass and the high Atlas Mountains. Many stops will be made along the way. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Kasbah ait ben haddou, which was also served as a set for various Hollywood blockbusters. Continue to Ouazazate and Kasbah Tao...

    What a wonderful trip for an amazing price. This tour felt like a private tour, it was just the right sized group for it to be social but not overcrowded. The tour matched the description and exceeded our expectations. There is no getting away from it being a long journey, but the frequent stops make it manageable and it is totally worth it to see the Sahara! The stars are amazing!!!!! The accommodation was high quality with private tents and thick blankets - ideal for the chilly nights.

  • From Fes: 2-Day Small Group Desert Tour

    7. From Fes: 2-Day Small Group Desert Tour

    Experience life in the Sahara Desert on a small group tour to the dunes of Erg Chebbi. Ride a camel across the sands and watch the sunset along the way. Drive across the winding roads of the Middle Atlas Mountains and much more. Day 1: Fes - Ifrane - Midelt - Merzouga Depart Fes and pass through the winter ski resort of Ifrane, built by the French in the 1930s to resemble a Swiss village. Continue through the cedar forest of Azrou and look for the resident monkeys before your drive across the Middle Atlas Mountains. Wind your way through beautiful forests, mountain springs, jagged rocks and Berber villages before your descent to the Sahara Desert. Stop for lunch half-way in the town of Midelt, famous for its fossils and rocks. Then, continue towards Merzouga taking in the panoramic views of a huge oasis of palm trees at Ziz along the way. Upon arrival in Rissani, trave...

    This experience was amazing, starting from the pick up point, all along the road it was a pleasure to enjoy the views in a friendly and safe atmosphere! All the team was relaxed, polite, open- that means professionalism! Whole trip was pleasant, exprience in the desert- a special one! I do strongly recommend 2 or more days trip into the desert, people are warm with good hearts, landscapes absolutelly fascinating, food- fingers licking good! The trip was organised very professionally, all on time, responsible people and good price! Thank you for the experience!

  • Agadir: Sahara Desert Day Trip With Lunch

    8. Agadir: Sahara Desert Day Trip With Lunch

    You will be picked up from your hotel in Agadir at 8:30 AM. Begin your journey by heading to Sidi R'bat, 1 hour and 20 minutes south of Agadir, to discover unpopulated beaches and sandbanks. Stop at the fisherman village on the wild beach of Sidi R'bat, where you will have a chance to see the fishermen's caves, hewn in the cliffs. Then, drive on a sandy track while looking out onto the Atlantic ocean. You will then have a quick stop at the Oued Massa, a 120 km long coastal river by the Souss-Massa Nationalpark. Here, if you are lucky, you will spot migrating birds, mainly the Northern bald ibis. You will also catch a quick glimpse of the beautiful Dam Youssed bin Tachfine. After, you will walk around the old walled medina town of Tiznit and browse the handmade Berber silver jewelry shops. Then drive towards the Atlas mountains to enjoy a tasty traditional lunch (tajine, couscous, and s...

    Rashid was a really good guide and told us lots of interesting facts along the way. The mini Sahara was a little less dessert looking than the images but still a good trip.

  • Marrakech to Fes: 3-Day Desert Tour

    9. Marrakech to Fes: 3-Day Desert Tour

    Discover Fes and Marrakech, Morocco's imperial cities on a 3-day tour. Day 1: Marrakech — Ait Ben Haddou — Tinghir (1st night at Bougafer hotel) Your tour will start with an early pick-up. Meet your driver in the morning at your hotel or riad and start your journey crossing the High Atlas Mountains towards Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. After a guided walk in the village, continue to Ouarzazate for a leisurely lunch. In the early afternoon, travel northeast to Boumalne Dades. After a drive along the Dades River with the marvelous sunset as your backdrop, reach the gorges of Dades. Make a pit stop to enjoy the amazing scenery. Then continue to a hotel where you will dine and rest for the night. Day 2: Tinghir — Merzouga After breakfast, the day's journey along the road of 1001 Kasbas to Tinghir, a beautiful oasis where you will have the opportunity to enjoy an hour-long walk ...

    We were so lucky to have Abdu as our driver on the three day Sahara tour from Marrakech to Fes, because he had also taken us to the day tour to Essaouira we knew he would show us the best places. He stopped along the way so we could take the best pictures. Often times we saw other drivers pass by while we were taking pictures or looking at special landmarks along the way. From the different stops we made, people we met and places we saw, because of Abdu, we learned so much about the Moroccan people and their culture. A truly unforgettable experience. The landmarks we saw along the way, the people we met and the night in the Sahara desert are a lifetime of unforgettable memories. The van we rode in was very comfortable and air conditioned, which tracking in July was a must. We wish we could have taken Abdu along the way for the rest of our Marokko trip. We were so sad when we had to say our goodbyes. Best driver, best trip, most amazing memories a must do while in Morocco!!!!

  • From Marrakech: 2-Day Desert Trip

    10. From Marrakech: 2-Day Desert Trip

    Day 1: You will be picked up at the meeting point at Cafe France in Jamaa El Fna square. First cross the spectacular Tizi n’Tichka Pass of the High Atlas mountains. Pass through many Berber villages, and once in the desert, see the riverside oasis and barren hillsides which are clustered with Kasbahs. After lunch, drive further to Zagora with beautiful views of the Draa Valley. You will arrive there at around 04:00 PM and after a short break, ride camels into the dunes where you will spend the night in Berber tents. After watching a beautiful sunset, enjoy a fantastic dinner. Day 2: After viewing the most beautiful sunrise and having breakfast at the camp site, ride the camels back to the auberge. Drive back to Marrakech, again via Tichka pass. You will then be dropped off near Jamaa El Fna square between 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM.

    It was a lovely experience. Actually, it is the nearest desert we can go to. It has very small dunes. The night at the camp was nice too. It is worth the money. Just go for it.

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HONESTLY: it was súper amazing! Mustapha (Musti) was our 26-year-old guide and he was truly incredible! The trip is long, but the views and all the stops are 100% worth it. We were just a group of 6 in a airconditioned van. Compared to other tours with over 8 people, this was just perfect!! All people from our group were between the age of 22 and 28, which resulted in a great atmosphere. Even though you don’t really have the ‘famous sand dunes’, the views, sunset and sunrise are AMAZING. DEFINITELY WORTH EVERY EURO!

The driver Mohammed was really nice, and he drove very safely. The guides were great and funny during the trip, they share a lot about their culture and personal life or opinion so it was good to exchange with them. And of course, we enjoyed to be in the Sahara with the camels who are in good health, and loved. Even if the road can be exhausted, if you want to have stars in your eyes thanks to these wonderful safari desert, goooo!

This trip was well organized, so prompt and there has not been any waste of time. The driver was so professional, careful, and taking care of us. Even I booked another trip after this trip, I cancelled it because this trip was already enough to have many experiences from culture to nature from meals to adventure. So, very satisfied with this trip and highly recommend it!

It was really an unique experience that you must have it once in a lifetime. We were lucky to have Said as our driver. He was a very kind man who teached us a lot about Berbers culture, and the history behind all of the places we visited. I definitely recommend him not only as your driver but as a tour guide. Shukran Said!

Rashid was a really good guide and told us lots of interesting facts along the way. The mini Sahara was a little less dessert looking than the images but still a good trip.