The Grand Sahara desert safari: from Marrakech 6-day trip /5 NIGHTS
• Driving into Atlas Mountains and Sahara Desert
• Discover the ancient Kasbahs
• Welcome to the camp site with Moroccan tea
• Camel Ride in the high red sand dunes
• Overnight in a typical camp
• Meet the Berber nomads
What to expect
These 6 days Grand Sahara Desert Safari from the red city Marrakech to Ouarzazate, Merzouga and Zagora will enable you to discover the wonders of Moroccan Sahara desert. You will have an opportunity to take a step back in time and experience how Moroccan Berbers was about many decades back.
Day 1: Marrakech –Ouarzazate-Skoura
After breakfast, leave Marrakech towards Ouarzazate, crossing the High Atlas through the Tizi-n-Tichka pass, several stops along the way allows you to enjoy the spectacular views of the valleys and Berber villages based on hills, after visiting the Berber villages meet the local Berber people, share their traditions and way of living continue towards Ouarzazate, the Hollywood of Morocco, make a visit to its Cinema studios and discover the most beautiful old Kasbah in the Country; the Taourirt Kasbah, that was the main Glaoui residence, afterwards head to Skoura for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Skoura –Roses Valley- Tinghir
After breakfast at a nice auberge; go for a walk around Skoura oasis; discover the area with a local guide, and enjoy the amazing views of the fertile oasis lined with immense Palm Groves. Then visit the most stunning old Kasbah in Skoura “Kasbah Ameridil” that was built in the 70th century for the caïd of Skoura. Afterwards drive to Kelaat M’gouna through the rose’s valley, and after the discovery of the beautiful city, Continue towards Boumalne Dades, across Road of the thousand Kasbahs, fascinating earthen buildings, and before reaching Tinghir, stop at Todgha Gorges, considered the highest gorge in the country, where you will have a tasty Moroccan lunch ( at leisure). We continue our way to Dades Valley, which is a Great opportunity for those who love photography and walking! Enjoy watching the panoramic views of the old mud Berber villages, majestic castles overlooking the valley.
Dinner & overnight in Tinghir.
Day 3: Todgha Gorges - Erfoud - Merzouga
After breakfast at the Gorge continue the road to a nomad settlement to know some of the secrets of their lives, as you can take pictures with them. Enjoy Berber lunch at Tinejdad which means 'nomad' in Tamazight, afterwards head to Erfoud, then continue to Merzouga, enjoy riding camels, and the magical sunset and sunrise over the sand dunes. Overnight at Berber Tents under a blanket of stars in the desert´s heart.
Day 4: Merzouga-Rissani-Alnif-Zagora
Early morning after breakfast leave Merzouga and head towards Rissani that is considered the Alaouite dynasty cradle, it has a large souk, held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays famous for its leather and goat skin trading. Then drive to Alnif; a green spot in a valley where several Anti-Atlas Mountains meet, and considered a Centre of trilobites. In the evening we go ahead to Zagora for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Zagora - Tifoultout Kasbah – Ait Benhaddou
Early morning, we will have the city tour of Zagora, and visit the Kasbah Tifoultout; you can make your way to the top of Kasbah to enjoy some excellent views of the Palm Groves. After that, drive to Ait Benhaddou where you can take your lunch (at leisure) in the small traditional restaurant, then explore the area and visit its beautiful Kasbah.
Dinner and overnight at Ait Benhaddou
Day 6: Ait Benhaddou -Telouet-Marrakech
Today after breakfast, we leave Ait Benhaddou to visit Telouet, considered one of Morocco's most impressive Kasbahs. We continue our way to Marrakech crossing the Tizi N'Tichka pass, and stop for lunch at a traditional restaurant in the mountains, afterwards visit the Argan Oil Cooperative.
Dinner and Overnight at Marrakech.
• Pick up and drop off from your hotel
• Private Vehicle with AC and WI-FI
• Qualified & professional Bilingual Driver/Guide.
• Accommodation (including breakfast and dinner).
• Soft Drinks
• Camel Ride in the high red sand dunes
• Overnight in a desert camp.
• Full Board or Half Board meal plan (starting with dinner on Day 01 and finishing with lunch on Day 06)
• A Berber musical night around the fire under the stars
• Entrance fees for the monuments and local guides where needed
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
• Tips and personal expenses