Explore Ancient Kasbah's and the Sahara Desert

Morocco

Journey along the spectacular landscapes of high Atlas Mountains passing by numerous kasbahs and valleys. take a walk through the amazing dades and todra valley. Visit the nomads in the desert and see their way of life, enjoy a camel riding through the golden sand dunes of erg chebbi and spend a night in authentic nomads camp located in the middle of nowhere.

Itinerary

Day 1: Meet your guide

Meet your driver guide at Menara airport and transfer to your riad in medina. enjoy your free evening and be ready for a thrilling adventure to the Moroccan Sahara.

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Today is the start of our desert tour, we drive from Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou, via the Ounila Valley. Traverse the High Atlas Mountains via the highest main road pass in Morocco, at 2260m altitude, offering stunning views and exhilarating driving. The route passes lush valleys and traditional adobe Berber villages. After the pass, we get to the gateway of the desert where we will have a visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou. Visit this fortified village – essentially a living museum, it is a ksar comprising numerous dwellings, and for years used as the backdrop in many international films. later, we continue our driving through the dades valley via the rose valley.

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After a traditional breakfast, you'll start your trekking in Dades valley to enjoy one of the most beautiful scenic in the valley and get interacted to the berber lifestyle . later on , enjoy your lunch with berber family. then your guide will take you to the dades gorges which runs through the most beautiful canyon in the Atlas Mountains. The day draws to a close as you get back at your accommodation in the early evening .

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After your breakfast , we depart towrads the Todra River which runs through the most beautiful canyon in the Atlas Mountains. .

. Stopping off along the way at some beautiful panoramic views of the valley, you'll enjoy lunch. then we continue our driving towards the desert. In the afternoon you'll hop on your camels and head deeper into the desert and arrive at your nomadic camp just before sunset. There, you’ll be treated to a traditional tagine dinner, drink delicious local mint tea, and enjoy some traditional Berber music underneath the stars and moonlit sky.

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Waking at sunrise, you'll head out of the Sahara Desert and visit the old crossroads of the West African caravan routes. It's origin is the establishment of the Alaouite dynasty (17th Century), which still holds power in Morocco today. Including dinner and breakfast .

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Today, you'll drive from Ouarzazate to Marrakech via anti-Atlas Mountains visiting one of the remaining kasbahs that stands in the edge of Tichka Pass. Your guide will drop you off at your accommodation in Marrakech to enjoy some free time in the evening. Including breakfast .

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FAQs

Included

  • Guides
  • Accommodation
  • Night in desert camp 
  • camel for each 
  • Transportation
  • Airoport Transfers 
  • Food as per the itinerary

Excluded

  • Food not on the itinerary
  • Tips
  • International flights
  • Visa (if applicable)
  • Travel insurance

If travelling between Nov – Feb, then the weather can be colder. Ensure you bring warmer clothes if travelling then. Temperatures can vary in different regions.

Documents

  • Passport
  • Visa if applicable
  • Travel insurance details
  • Boarding passes for flights
  • Wallet
  • Pen for filling in arrivals form

Conservative Dress

  • Long pants
  • Long skirts
  • Shirts that cover the shoulders
  • Scarf or Shawl for mosque or temple visits

Other Dress

  • Underwear & socks
  • Sweater or fleece
  • Long trousers/Jeans
  • Shirts/T-Shirts
  • Sleepwear
  • Windproof rain jacket
  • Shorts
  • Swimwear
  • Sun hut

Footwear

  • Flip flops/sandals
  • Relevant footwear (Optional for short hikes)

Bags

  • Day bag – For carrying things during the day
  • Larger rucksack – For carry all other luggage

Other

  • Cash (Moroccan Dirhams)
  • Credit/Debit card
  • Sleeping bag (Optional but recommended for the winter months)
  • Camera (Battery packs and storage)
  • Ear plugs
  • First aid kit (Optional for personal medication)
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Headtorch or flashlight
  • Padlock/lock for bags
  • Money belt
  • Plugs and chargers
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Book/MP3
  • Travel towel
  • Watch with alarm (You can use the alarm on your phone)
  • Sunglasses
  • Toiletries 

Starting Point : Marrakech Menara Airoport

Ending point : Marrakech Menara Airoport ( if you are flying out from casablanca, we offer you a free transfer from marakech to casablanca airoport ) 

Charming guesthouses in Dades Valley and Ouarzazate 

Nomadic desert camping in the Sahara.

Absolutely! We get lots of solo travelers on the trips. Once you sign up you'll also be added to a private Facebook group, where you can meet all the other people before you go. 

  •  Visit Kasbah Ait Benhadoou UNESCOs World Heritage  
  • Full day trekking in the almond Valley or Dades Valley 
  • Lunch with berber family
  • Camel Trekking through the golden sand dunes of erg chebbi  
  • Spend a night at desert camp with berber ambiance. 
  • Visit Kasbah Telouat Glaoui Pacha   

 It is based on twin sharing rooms.for single suplement extra 200Euros

The trip is not too challenging - There will be light hiking which is suitable for most fitness levels. 

Yes - we recommend bringing $200-$300 for food, as well as any extra for souvenirs and tips. 

The currency used in Morocco is Moroccan Dirham (MAD).

You can take out cash at ATMs in the airport, as well as various locations on the trip. Please check with your bank that your card is accepted in Morocco before travel, and we highly recommend bringing two cards in case you have any issues. 

Please note: your bank may charge transaction fees when you use your card in Morocco. 

All countries require a valid passport, with a minimum of 6 months validity.

To date, UK and USA nationals do not require a visa to enter Morocco for the purpose of tourism, up to a 3-month period.

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/morocco/entry-requirements

Please contact your local embassy to check the visa requirements for your nationality, as the above information could have changed from the time of writing this. 

You can expect to find wifi at the guest houses we use on the tours.

There is no wifi service in the Sahara desert. If you have an urgent need to stay connected you should buy a SIM card from network operator Orange. You should be able to find an Orange outlet in the Marrakech medina on Boulevard Mohamed V, or near the Place Ferblantiers. Alternatively at the Almazar shopping centre which is out of town.

Sometimes, free SIM cards are handed out at the Marrakech airport.

Day 1: no meals

Day 2: Breakfast and Dinner 

Day 3: Breakfast , lunch and Dinner 

Day 4: Breakfast and Dinner 

Day 5: Breakfast and dinner

Day 6 : Breakfast 

Day 7 : breakfast 

the group maximun people are 6 participants .

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