6 days New Year & X-Mas Sahara Private Tours
“I have to say I loved every single moment, the good, the bad and the scary. It’s good to spend a few days having an adventure away from running water, toilets, mirrors and electricity” Participant 2011 Event.
- Type: Desert Tour
- Duration: 6 days
- Customise: This Tour can be customised
- Accommodation: Mixed
- Activities: Cultural Tours, Historical Tours, Desert Tours, Hiking, Camel Trekking
Morocco New Year & X-masTours Itinerary
After breakfast at your Marrakech riad, Guide welcome and 4×4 Drive from Marrakech to Telouet, across the Tizi- N-Tichka pass (2260m high) in the High Atlas Mountains old caravan Route. From Marrakech to Ait benhaddou, you will enjoy beautiful landscapes with different colors and the Berber villages along the way. A visit to Pasha glaoui Kasbah to learn about middle age berber fine Arts, fellowed by lunch, drive to Kasbah Ait benhadou, Human heritage site famous for movies making : Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, kingdom of heaven… visit to the site, Overnight in AC/ Hotel with Sweaming Pool.
This morning after breakfast we set off in a comfortable micro bus for our circular 4 day journey through the Saharan landscapes of both the Hamada (stone desert) and Erg (dune desert). Our first visits include Ait Benhadou, Ouarzazate&SkouraPalmerie, where an ancient Kasbah once held treasures of the silk route in desert oasis terrain, followed by a visit to the spectacular Todra Gorge where steep walls hundreds of feet high tower above. A relaxing and highly scenic tour day with stunning views of this mystical land.Cozy accommodation in a comfortable hotel with optional ‘Hammam’ bathhouse experience this evening. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 2 of our Saharan exploration as we make our way through the far reaches of Morocco’s eastern perimeter to within 20km of Algeria’s border where we encounter the magnificent Erg Chebbi dune landscape. Morocco’s most famous Saharan dune is just breathtaking and transforming to the soul. On foot or camel back you have the option to travel into the remote dunes until our Bedouin style camp hidden in the dunes. An evening sunset climb to one of the higher dunes is customary followed by dinner and perhaps a campfire experience and Berber songs and storytelling can be arranged. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Accommodation in a Bedouin style desert camp.Temperatures normally 12-15c at night.
This morning after breakfast we have a final chance to climb the dunes before setting off. A long but scenic journey then brings us through southern Anti Atlas desert terrain where we may see nomadic camel herders crossing plains and witness the thriving date palm communities of this remote landscape – a truly fascinating day in cobra land! Our final destination, Ouarzazate, is the Moroccan Sahara’s largest center and home to one of Hollywood’s most versatile studios for film making. We spend one night here in a comfortable hotel and if time permits, we’ll make a tour of Ouarzazate’s main attractions and bazaar. Accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.
Today we depart Ouarzazate early and drive the breathtaking pass of Tizni-n-Tichka over the high Atlas to Marrakech (approx 4 hours). Our final day on tour and a chance to visit Marrakech and its famous souk (market place) with snake charmers, fortune tellers, acrobats and more. afternoon visit Koutoubia Mosque and see ‘new’ Marrakech. Breakfast and lunch included only / explore the many fine eateries of Marrakech and the Djemaa El Fna square.
Meet At Hotel/ Riad, Transfer to the Airport. End of the Morocco Group Tour.
Morocco New Year & X-mas Tour Tips
This journey can be customized with private car or luxury van and driver, and Guide according to your travel dates.
- 2 people with private car and English speaking guide”
- 5 people and more with a private luxury van and English speaking guide”
After your arrival to either Casablanca or Marrakech, you will be escorted to your luxury hotel or riad in Marrakech.
If you wish to modify or change the entire itinerary according to your interest and desire, please let us know!
- 2 years and under are free of charge
- 2 – 6 years old 75% off
- 7-11 years old 50% off
- 12 years old & up full cost
- 4* Riad& hotel lodging
- Breakfast daily
- All dinners
- Camel Ride / Sahara
- Overnight / Nomad tent / Nomad Guide Sahara
li>Private Car 4×4 & Driver for the entire trip
- Transfers to and from airport
- Knowledgeable certified guides
- Museums fee
- All taxes<
Not included in package price:
- Travel Insurance
Private guided tour—Not a group tour.
- If it is over your budget—–Hotels can be changed for lower budgets.
- Upgrade to 5* or 5* deluxe accommodation is available.
- Group Discounts Available.