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Sahara Desert & Atlas Mountains

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Marrakech, Morocco

  • Activities

    Adventure, Camel Riding Tour, Desert Tour

  • Price
    $580 USD per person
  • Duration

    4 days

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    All Year

  • Starting Location

    Marrakech

Highlights

  • Ait Ben Haddou - UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Camel riding at Erg Chebbi in Merzouga
  • Witness Morocco's most amazing natural rock formations in Dades Valley

Guide

Trip Info

This is one of our most popular Sahara Desert tours in Morocco that takes you into the heart of the mesmerizing Sahara. You can see those options below. It is designed for couples, families, or small groups who want to experience first hand what Morocco’s desert has to offer. Enjoy a memorable time riding camels into the golden Erg Chebbi dunes before enjoying a dinner and time under the bright stars.

Day 1: Pick up in Marrakesh | Ait Ben Haddou | Ouarzazate or Skoura (5hrs) Today, you will depart from Marrakesh at 08:00 am. After passing over the Tizi n Tichka Pass of the High Atlas Mountains. Along the way you will stop for lunch and have the opportunity to visit the UNESCO world heritage site at Ait Ben Haddou. You might also enjoy exloring Ouarzazate. This relatively new city is home to the Kasbah once owned by the Glaouis family, who ruled Morocco. In the winter months and on the 4-star deluxe version of this trip, travelers will spend the night in Ouarzazate.

Day 2: Erg Chebbi in Merzouga (Sahara Desert) (5hrs) Today, you will be taken to Merzouga. At the hotel, you can store any baggage and take an overnight bag with you. Following, prepare for a one hour jaunt on camel back into the desert. (Walking alongside the camels is also an option.) The night is spent dining alfresco under the stars followed by a night in a Bedouin-style tent. The tents are in our own private area without the hordes of people you might find in other camping locations. If you prefer not to camp out, simply ride the camel for one hour to view the sunset and spend the night at the kasbah hotel. We have both standard and deluxe camps available.

Day 3: Alnif | Dades Valley or Agdz (4-5hrs) Following, you’ll head through Alnif or Tinjedad and to Boulmane. Here, you can enjoy a drive up into the scenic Dades Valley to witness Morocco’s most amazing natural rock formations. Travelers on the 3/4-star trip can also choose to spend the night in Agdz to make this a more circuitous route giving a taste of the Draa Valley. This option adds on one more hour in transport.

Day 4: Return Marrakesh (5hrs) Today, you will head back over the Tizi N Tichka pass and the High Atlas Mountains to Marrakesh.

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