Experience a one-in-a-lifetime journey from Marrakech to the Sahara Desert and Camel Trek with All Morocco Tours.
DAY 1: MARRAKECH – TIZI -N-TICHKA – OUARZAZATE – MERZOUGA DESERT
Your guide will pick you up from your location in Marrakech and head towards the Dades Gorge, passing the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass (2260m) in the High Atlas mountains. We will pause for beautiful photos of our colorful landscapes and Berber villages. Along our way, we will visit the UNESCO World Heritage site Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, famous for films such as The Man Who Would Be King, Jewel of the Nile, Jesus of Nazareth, The Message, Lawrence of Arabia, The Mummy, and Gladiator.
After your visit and lunch, we will continue driving to Dades Valley with a stop in Ouarzazate to visit Taourirt Kasbah. Then we will go to the luscious green Dades Valley and the Valley of Roses via the fascinating Palmery of Skoura before arriving in Merzouga.
Before we leave for the desert, the camels will be packed with water, food, blankets, and everything else which we will need for the trip. Each person will have their own camel and the ride will take 1.5 hours to reach the inside the dunes.
You will arrive to your own private tent and then you can walk in the dunes to watch the beautiful sunset and try sand boarding on the sand dunes. After seeing the sun set, you will go down back to the camp to enjoy mint tea (what we call Moroccan Berber Whiskey!). Then you will have your meal of delicious Moroccan Berber tagine in the camp. After dinner, the party will start. Local Berber nomad musicians will play traditional music with drums and dancing and afterwards you will watch the magical sky full of stars and enjoy the peaceful desert. Dinner and overnight in nomad camp.
Tents have various amenities depending on your selection including beds, electricity, private bathroom with shower, and air conditioning (please let us know which amenities you would like for an accurate quote).
DAY 2 : MERZOUGA – ATLAS MOUNTAINS – MARRAKECH
Awake in the morning to the gentle calling of your guide to see the sun rise over the dunes of the Sahara. We will ride camels back from Desert Camp to Merzouga for breakfast and showers. Passing the palm grove of the Tafilalet and the Valley of the Ziz, we will then head to Rissani. We will visit Berber Villages and towns before arriving in Ouarzazate to visit the local film studios before going back to Marrakech. Thank you for touring with All Morocco Tours!
- Private 4×4 vehicle with air conditioning including fuel
- Experienced, English speaking driver
- Camel Trek to overnight in nomad desert bivouac with guides
- Private tent with varying amenities
- Dinner and breakfast
- Free time to explore the sites like Ait Benhaddou kasbah, walks, canyons, breaks for photos
MAP OF TOUR : 25h 1590 km