Private 4 days Sahara desert Trips from Marrakech offers fabulous experiences in Morocco´s most attractive zones: The Foothills of the Atlas; The rural villages of the countryside and into the Sahara Desert itself.
There is also one very unique stay in the Sahara dunes where we travel in and out by camel and stay in a Bedouin nomadic style camp.
The week consists of 4 days Tour and can be customized to suit you, 3, 4, 5 days. Each day offers completely different scenery – integrating as much of the culture and scenery possible.
At times, your guide will offer free interpretive visits to monuments and/or historic or cultural attractions both during the day and in the evenings.
The tour begins and ends in MARRAKECH, making international air travel very affordable. Our Marrakesh to Marrakesh Sahara desert Tour transfers in the form of Private A/C Toyota land Cruiser, or deluxe Van, Qualified Guides, Conditioned typical hotels.
This morning after breakfast we set off in a comfortable private A/C Vehicle, 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 Ben Hadou, Ouarzazate &Skoura Palmeri, 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. Over night in a typical Hotel.
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 Nomadic 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 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.
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. Time permitting we can also visit Kotoubia Mosque and see ‘new’ Marrakech. Drop off at Your Riad Hotel. End of Our services.