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Sahara Holidays

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Marrakech, Morocco

  • Activities

    Adventure, Desert Tour

  • Price
    $70 USD per person
  • Duration

    8 days

  • Starting Location

    Marrakech

Highlights

  • Take a 4×4 drive to Chegaga dunes, the sand sea of 60 km of track.
  • Ride camels into the desert for dinner and overnight in traditional tents.
  • See different landscapes of desert rocks and plates that were used for filming westerns.

Guide

Trip Info

Discover the country of the Blue Men of the desert as Morocco reveals its wilderness. Dive into its atmosphere with astonishing colors on this desert tour.

Upon arrival at Marrakech airport, you will be met by your guide and taken to your hotel. In the morning, we leave on a 4×4 drive through the High Atlas Mountains. Once we arrive in Ait Ben Haddou, we will visit the Kasbah and continue to Agdz. Have lunch at the heart of the Kasbah Tamnougalt before heading to the Draa Valley arriving in Zagora for dinner and overnight.

After breakfast, we journey in a 4×4 to M’hamid, stopping along the way at Tamegroute to visit the Kasbah under ground, the Koranic library and the art of the oldest pottery in the south. Upon arrival at M’hamid, we enjoy lunch before having camel ride to the bivouac of Erg Lihoudi for dinner and overnight in traditional tents.

We return to M’Hamid to visit the village and its Kasbah, with lunch in a beautiful riad in the heart of the palm. In the afternoon, we head in 4×4 to Chegaga dunes, the sand sea with 300 miles of track. We arrive for the sunset and then have dinner and overnight in tents nomad.

A morning departure for Foum Zguid, we cross 90 km more in the desert and enjoy different landscapes. We will have lunch at Foum Zguid first village after the desert. We arrive late in the afternoon in Ouarzazate for dinner and overnight at the hotel.

In the morning, we visit the Kasbah Tifoultoute and movie studios. After continuing to the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, we travel through the track where you can see different landscapes of desert rocks and desert plates that were used for filming westerns. Lunch on the road and in the afternoon return to Marrakech.

The next day will be dedicated to exploring the city. On the last day, you will be transferred to the airport.

Reviews

  1. 5 out of 5

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    Il est toujours difficile par quelques mots de décrire un grand moment de Bonheur. Ce voyage dans le désert fut une pleine réussite où tous réunis dans une bulle de douceur nous avons partagé sous la voie lactée et la lumière du soleil de nombreux moments merveilleux et inoubliables.Ecouter le silence du désert vous transporte ! Un grand Merci à Abdoul Mohamed et à toute son équipe chaleureuse, attentionnée pour nous avoir permis de les vivre. Bravo, à revivre sans modération :-)
    Translation:
    It is always difficult with a few words to describe a moment of happiness. This trip to the desert was a complete success as all gathered in a soft bubble we shared under the Milky Way and the light of the many wonderful moments inoubliables.Ecouter sun and the silence of the desert transports you! Many thanks to Abdul Mohamed and his entire team warm, caring for allowing us to live them. Bravo, to revive without moderation

  2. 5 out of 5

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    Vraiment un séjour merveilleux .avec sahara holidays
    Un formidable trek dans un merveilleux
    pays avec des gens adorables …Même dans mes rêves les plus fous, je
    n’aurais pas imaginé vivre de tels moments …Bravo à Karim et à son équipe pour le déroulement plus que parfait du voyage …Des paysages sublimes, un accueil
    chaleureux et convivial:
    c’est un trek de rêve …Trek et équipe à recommander à tous les amateurs d’authenticité …lucie lGeneve la suisse
    Translation: Really a wonderful .with sahara holidays
    A great trek in wonderful
    country with lovely people … Even in my wildest dreams I
    would not have imagined living such moments … Congratulations to Karim and his team for more than perfect progress of the journey … Beautiful landscapes, a Home
    warm and friendly:
    it is a dream … trek Trek team and to recommend to all lovers of authenticity … Lucia lGeneve Swiss

  3. 5 out of 5

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    Nous avons parcouru pendant 5 jours le désert avec Abdoul, merveilleuse aventure tout en confiance et en éblouissement devant cette nature et la gentillesse de nos trois accompagnants !
    Translation:
    We traveled for 5 days the desert with Abdul, wonderful adventure and kindness of our three companions!

  4. 5 out of 5

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    Hi Abdoul , thanks for the amazing trip provided by you company sahara holidays we have just returned in Marrakech and have been dropped off at our riad by ziko , I wanted to let you know it was a great pleasure to be guided by ziko , he shows great enthusiasm, is always friendly and open for any questions and a nice conversation and also very important that he is a very skilled driver and i have never felt more safe in a car! many thanks and we will definitely share our best experience with our friends and family !!regards,

  5. 5 out of 5

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    My trekking and meharé in mhamid and chigaga was extraordinary; I was very satisfied from every point of view. I lived a very interesting experience, from both the point of view naturalistic and human; I was alone with 2 Tuareg and 3 camels during my trip; my guide, is a very expert guide, very careful and intelligent and the two boys, camel driver and cook, are capable and kind; the service was simple , of course, but excellent . Next time I would like to have the same team for another journey. Very much thank you sahara holidays Ntacha from japon

  6. 5 out of 5

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    Désert 6 Jours AVRIL 2015

    Très bon travail d’encadrement. Une équipe très sérieuse et très compétente.
    Des relations simples et chaleureuses.
    Nous en gardons un merveilleux souvenir et je recommande absolument les séjours et les circuits proposés par Sahara holidays
    Google Translation:
    Submitted on 2016/09/06 at 5:38 am
    Desert Days 6 April 2015

    Very good coaching job. A very serious and very competent team.
    Simple and warm relations .
    We keep a wonderful memory and I absolutely recommend stays and tours offered by Sahara holidays

  7. 5 out of 5

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    semaine très positive dans un cadre professionnelles . Une ambiance sympa, des échanges, des conseils, des randos superbes ! Que du bonheur ! grâce à la bienveillance et la gentillesse de notre guide Abdoul Merci !
    Translation: very positive week in a professional setting. A nice atmosphere , exchanges, advice, beautiful hikes ! What happiness! thanks to the kindness and friendliness of our guide Abdul Thanks !

  8. 5 out of 5

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    Pascal Orcial : Le desert se vit .il ne raconte jamais
    7 journées de randonnée dans le désert. Une première pour moi, et l’envie de recommencer ! Un groupe sympathique, l’organisation, impeccable, un cuisinier au top. Un plaisir que de marcher dans ces immensités désertes, où alternent dunes, cailloux, collines, oueds, d’assister à un coucher de soleil depuis le haut d’une dune qu’on aura foulée pieds nus et redescendue en se laissant glisser dans le sable tiède ! Les petites découvertes qui égayent le parcours : fleurs éphémères dans le creux d’une pente, fossiles, plantes exotiques dont Abdou connaît les noms, roches volcaniques aux formes insolites… Sans oublier ces paysages et leurs variations au fil du jour, que l’on a le temps d’apprécier, avant de contempler les belles nuits étoilées, autour d’un bon repas et d’un feu de bivouac. Encore merci Abdou pour cette première expérience
    Translation: Pascal Orcial : The desert is experienced .it never tells
    7 days of hiking in the wilderness. A first for me , and the desire to start again ! A friendly group , organization, impeccable , a cook at the top. A pleasure to walk in these desert expanses , alternating dunes, rocks , hills, wadis , to attend a sunset from the top of a dune that will stride back down and naked feet gliding in warm sand ! Small discoveries that brighten the path: ephemeral flowers in the hollow of a slope , fossils, exotic plants including Abdou knows the names , volcanic rocks with unusual shapes … Not to mention these landscapes and their changes over the day , which a time to enjoy , before contemplating the beautiful starry nights around a good meal and a campfire . Abdou again thank you for this first experience

  9. 5 out of 5

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    Merci à toute l’équipe pour votre accueil et la qualité de la prestation. Que ce soit à l’oasis ou pendant les 5 jours de trek, tout a été parfait, voire magique. L’organisation était impeccable, l’équipe qui nous a accompagnées a été aux petits soins, la nourriture excellente et les soirées au coin de feu très chaleureuses.
    Une expérience exceptionnelle, à réitérer et à conseiller sans modération.

    En espérant avoir l’occasion de revenir,
    cecile de Geneve et nathalie(Mars 2015)
    Translation:
    Thank you to all the team for your hospitality and the quality of the service. Whether the oasis or during the 5 day trek , everything was perfect, even magical . The organization was impeccable, the team that accompanied us was very caring , excellent food and evenings around very warm fire.
    An exceptional experience , to reiterate and advise without moderation.

    Hoping to have the opportunity to return ,
    Cecile de Geneve and Nathalie (March 2015)

  10. 5 out of 5

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    Joël (groupe de Novembre 2015
    Nous revenons de 6 jours dans le désert organisés par vos soins. Ce fut une expérience extraordinaire dans un décor magnifique avec une organisation sans faille. La vie simple du désert nous a ressourcé, la compagnie de nos trois chameliers nous a émerveillé. Leur joie de vivre communicative, leur attention à notre égard nous ont charmé.
    Merci à Abdoul et son équipe Le désert est vraiment magique et nous rend humble !!!

    A très bientôt sans doute…
    Translation:
    Joel (November 2015 group
    Just returned from six days in the desert organized by you. It was an amazing experience in a beautiful setting with flawless organization . The simple life of the desert has refreshed us the company of our three camel drivers amazed us . Their joie de vivre , their attention to us charmed us.
    Thank you to Abdul and his team The desert is really magical and makes us humble !!!

    Probably very soon …

  11. 5 out of 5

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    En dehors de l’intérêt du programme, permettant en plus de la marche dans le désert , une relation et une approche de la population, j’ai beaucoup apprécié la qualité humaine de l’équipe qui a su gérer un groupe familial de 8 à 65 ans avec générosité.Equipe extrêmement sympathique
    Très bonne randonnée avec des repas le soir excellents ! A recommander sans problème.merci beaucoup.Abdoul….
    Translation:
    Apart from the interest of the program, allowing in addition to walking in the desert, a relationship and approach of the people, I enjoyed the human quality of the team that was able to manage a family group of 8 to 65 with générosité.Equipe extremely friendly
    Very good hiking with the excellent evening meal ! Recommend without problème.merci beaucoup.Abdoul … .

  12. 5 out of 5

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    Einar and I are back from our wonderful trip to Morocco! We both had a fantastic time!. ibrahim was wonderful as you had said. He was sweet, dependable guy who went out of his way to help us on many occassions. Thank you for making the planning for us! You were easy to work with and very responsive.

  13. 5 out of 5

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    Merci à l’équipe sahara holidays…
    Je recommande specialement abdoulet son equipe pour vos voyages dans le desert … Il est entouré d’une equipe qui est a la fois compétente et vivante … les échanges n’en sont que meilleurs … De plus,et se n’est negligeable, abdoul sait se mettre à l’ecoute de vos envies et il vous aidera a composer le voyage de vos rêve … C’est les yeux fermés que lui confierai mes meilleurs amis …
    Translation:
    Thank you to the team sahara holidays …
    I recommend specially abdoulet his team for your trips into the desert … It is surrounded by a team that is both competent and lively exchanges … are only the best … Moreover, and is negligible , knows abdoul get to listen to your desires and it will help you compose the trip of your dreams … it’s eyes closed as he confide my best friends …

  14. 5 out of 5

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    Bonjour Abdouk et à toute l’équipe, il nous a fallu du temps pour revenir au quotidien. Nous avons vécu une semaine extraordinaire, tant au niveau de l’accueil que de la qualité du séjour et de l’amabilité de l’équipe. Beaucoup de moments forts. Nous ne pouvons que recommander votre agence, car tout était parfait. Avec notre amitié.
    Translation:
    Hello Abdouk and to all the team , we had time to return to daily life. We had an extraordinary week , both in the reception quality of the stay and the friendliness of the team. Many highlights . We can only recommend your agency because everything was perfect. With our friendship.

  15. 5 out of 5

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    Faire un voyage avec Sahara Holidays et ses équipes, c’est faire une expérience humaine totale : une excellente organisation, sans contretemps grâce à son adaptabilité, sa souplesse mais sa ponctualité, et toujours dans l’humour, la gentillesse, la finesse, l’attention, le respect de son équipe autant que celui de ses clients; le respect des animaux qui accompagnent aussi, mules ou dromadaires. Il sait s’entourer d’une équipe amicale et toujours discrète et accorder de l’attention et du temps à chacun, même après la fatigue d’une longue journée de marche. Tout cela dans la meilleure sécurité possible : en novembre 2014, au moment des grandes inondations, il a pris les bonnes décisions pour nous éviter les dangers du débordement des oueds. On aime aussi sa sensibilité esthétique: il sait faire aimer son pays, qu’il connaît comme sa poche, prendre le temps de s’arrêter parce que c’est beau, et dans le détail : la jolie vaisselle, les dîners à la chandelle sous la tente, les plats présentés superbement… Bref, après trois randonnées très différentes avec lui, nous en redemandons encore et ne cessons de le recommander à ceux qui souhaitent découvrir le Maroc et les marocains. Quand est-ce qu’on repart, Abdoul?…

    Translation:

    Make a trip with Sahara Holidays and its teams is to make a total human experience: excellent organization, without setbacks thanks to its adaptability, flexibility but punctuality and always in humor, kindness, subtlety, the attention, respect for his team as much as that of its customers; respect for animals that also accompany, mules or camels. He knows to surround himself with a friendly team and always discreet and pay attention and time to each, even after the fatigue of a long day of walking. All this in the best possible security: in November 2014, during the great flood, he made the right decisions to avoid us the dangers of overflow of wadis. We also like its aesthetic sensibility: he knows how to love his country, he knows inside out, take the time to stop because it’s beautiful, and in detail: the pretty dishes, dinners by candlelight tent, the dishes beautifully presented … short, after three very different walks with him, we redemandons still and do not stop recommending it to those who want to discover Morocco and Moroccans. When are we off again, Abdul? …

  16. 5 out of 5

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    C’était formidable de beauté. Et quelle organisation ! Une marche de 8 jours dans le désert avec 17 marcheurs + 2 guides + 6 chameliers + 1 cuisinier (sans compter les 16 dromadaires), ce n’était pas une petite expédition. Et pourtant tout a été parfait : mohamed, un guide érudit, attentionné, très compétent et plein d’humour, secondé par Mohamed ; une cuisine variée, fraîche (en plein désert !) et excellente (pain frais cuit sur la braise tous les soirs, etc) ; des chameliers très sympathiques ; paysages merveilleux, etc. S’il fallait donner une note sur 20 à Sahara Holidays, ce serait 25 sur 20 !

  17. 5 out of 5

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    Je reviens d’un magnifique voyage dans le haut atlas, et j’ai encore la tête pleine d’images et d’émotions ressenties au cours de notre cheminement…De plus,Hassan,notre guide,n’hésite pas à nous faire partager la connaissance de son pays,avec une parfaite maîtrise du français,et pour moi ces échanges rendent le voyage encore plus riche!!Je suis très attachée au Maroc(c’est dans mon “héritage”)et j’y retournerai dès que je le pourrai…avec “Sahara Holidays” bien sûr!!!!Merci encore à toi Abdoul de nous avoir permis de réaliser notre rêve, je me permets de dire à tous ceux qui serait hésitant de foncer vers ce voyage fabuleux, entre rêve et réalité, sable et cailloux, soliture et ambiance chaleureuse. Bravo Sahara Holidays……
    Translation:
    I just returned from a wonderful trip in the High Atlas , and I still have a head full of images and emotions experienced during our journey … Moreover, Hassan , our guide, did not hesitate to share with us knowledge of his country, with a perfect command of french , and for me these exchanges make it even richer travel !! I am very attached to Morocco (that is in my ” inheritance ” ) and will return as soon as I possibly can … with ” Sahara Holidays” course !!!! Thanks again to you Abdoul allowing us to realize our dream, let me say to all those who would be hesitant to rush into this fabulous journey between dream and reality , sand and pebbles, joist and warm. Congratulations Sahara Holidays ……

  18. 5 out of 5

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    truly memorable 3 day trip guided by the very welcoming Abdoul! From picking us up at our hotel me and my friends never looked back. A very genuine and knowlegable guy, I’d like to thank him for showing us the heart of Morocco and it’s truly amazing scenery. I absolutely love scenic views and this trip did not fail to impress. Rachid took us to all the best photo spots on our three day tour – Marrakech / Ouarzazate / MHAMID. They included the Dades Valley, the beautiful Todra Gorge and various places on the High Atlas Mountains (& not just the main tourist spots!). There was one particular view on the mountain near the end of the trip when I literally said to myself, “Now this is what I came here for…” – A view from high up on the mountain looking down on a plain of fields of multiple colours, stretching for as far as I could see. An amazing trek accompanied by the very able Abdoul (who has a great sense of humour btw!) Thank you for the memories

  19. 5 out of 5

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    I simply don’t have the words to tell you how much we enjoyed our trip to Morocco!!! All the things you organised for us were absolutely wonderful… the places to see and visit, the places to stay, the variety… everything… thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!!! We feel enriched in our minds – we learned so much about Morocco from Karim and Abdou, and the guide in Marrakech gave us a fantastic tour and introduction to the city sights and the souk.

    I have just been looking through some of the photos I took (more than 1000!!!) and looking forward to making a big collage, so we can look at it every day and be reminded of all our many experiences! One of the top experiences was of course the desert camp… how luxurious!!!!! We have never tried anything quite like it!

    All my very best wishes for now. Please send Abdoul all our love… he was fantastic to be with, sweet, fun, super helpful and he was very good at ‘reading’ us! The kids already miss him a lot as do we!!!
    Thank you once again,Sahara Holidays

  20. 5 out of 5

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    Un temoignage de notre aventure :avec sahara holidays
    Un voyage extraordinaire accompagné de personnes exceptionnelles et comme nous en rencontrons que peu souvent. Une découverte du pays, des coutumes et de la population dans un circuit sortant des routes rempli es de touristes. Cela nous a permis de découvrir le pays tranquillement. Concernant le trek de 5 jours dans les dunes de Merzouga, cela restera une tranche de vie gravé à jamais, que de moments inoubliables. Nous remercions de tout notre coeur nos “guides” sans qui tous ces moments auraient été impossibles. Merci Abdoul pour ta gentillesse, merci Mohammed pour tes chants, ta gentillesse et toute l’attention que tu auras eu envers nous et enfin merci mohamed le “cuisto” pour tes blagues et ta gentillesse. Continuer comme ca !!
    Sandra et Jimmy

    Translation: Sahara holidays A great testimony of our adventure holidays with sahara
    An extraordinary journey accompanied by exceptional people and as we meet infrequently. A discovery of the country , customs and people in an outgoing circuit roads are filled with tourists. This allowed us to discover the country quietly . Regarding the 5 day trek in the dunes of Merzouga, this will remain a slice of life etched forever , that unforgettable moments . We thank all our heart our “guides” without which all these moments would have been impossible . Abdul thank you for your kindness , thank you Mohammed for your songs , your kindness and attention that you have been to us and finally thank you mohamed the ” cook ” for your jokes and your kindness . Continue like this !!
    Sandra and Jimmy

  21. 5 out of 5

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    sahara holidays super organsation….Le séjour a été merveilleux, le choix de notre circuit était vraiment fabuleux, des paysages superbes qui nous on fait oublier les heures de voiture.abdoul,notre chauffeur, est à recommander il est gentil, attentionné, à l’écoute de nos envis et notamment des enfants. Le choix des logements nous a convenu, un accueil toujours chaleureux, des chambres propres et les repas rien à dire…

    Translation: sahara holidays super organisation … .The experience was wonderful , the choice of our tour was really fabulous , stunning landscapes that we forget we voiture.abdoul hours , our driver , is recommended it is kind, caring , to listen to our envis including children . The choice of accommodation suited us , always a warm welcome , clean rooms and meals nothing bad to say …

  22. 5 out of 5

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    sahara holidays nice trip
    My friend and I arrive Oct 18, 2015 and spent 13 days with abdoul sahara holidays driving us through your amazing country. First of all Abdoul gave us important and intersting information. Each day he would add to our knowledge of Morocco, the people, the food and customs. We really appreciated him giving us the confidence to explore the areas after he dropped us at the Riad for the day. He was an excellent driver and excellent companion. We laughed a lot. There are so many fond memories of our trip and it’s hard to organize my thoughts. Without a doubt the favorite place was Skoura Oasis. The palm groves took my breath away! Ksar El Kabbaba is one of the loveliest stops on earth. Travelling through towns and city watching Moroccan people working, going to school and doing their daily business was a pleasure beyond description. Everywhere we went people were nice to us. Seeing camels roam free and then ridining a camel was just a kick. Having the quiet of the Sahara was unique and the Desert Luxury Camp was exceptional. Our weather was perfect the whoel time we were visiting. Thank you sahara holidays !!!!

    Alice and Pam from United States, October 2015,

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