Cultural & walking tours in the High Atlas and beyond

Sahara Tour

3 Days/ 2 Nights

Discover the edge of the Sahara Desert on a 3-day tour from Marrakech, and enjoy the remarkable landscapes of the Dades Valley and Kasbah of Ourzazate. Tour throughout the dunes of Erg Chebbi by camel, and sleep at a desert camp surrounded by high dune.

Tour Duration: 3 days

Pick-up/drop-off in Marrakech


Itinerary

DAY 1: Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Tinghir

After an early departure from the Marrakech hotel, your journey starts by crossing the High Atlas Mountains past one Berber hamlet after another to the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou, well-known for its Kasbah and also strengthened small town, and previously made use of as an established for some famous Hollywood legendaries as well as a background for some style publications photo shoots. After some free time to check out the town with its Kasbah, appreciate lunch in a local restaurant, then continue your drive via Ouarzazate, known as eviction of the Sahara and onto Boumalne Dades, appreciating the breathtaking drive along the road to Tinghir, where you can delight in dinner and an overnight break.

DAY 2: Tinghir – Todgha Gorges – Merzouga

Following morning meal, depart your hotel and drive to the remarkable Todgha Gorges, pausing for some free time to discover the canyons and appreciate lunch at a local café. Remain to Merzouga to meet your camel caravan. Then, enjoy the Erg Chebbi dunes on camelback and see the sunset switch the color of the sand. Reach your desert camp before nightfall and delight in an authentic Moroccan dinner under the stars. Regional nomads can give the amusement and show you how to play the Tam drums. Delight in supper and an overnight stop

DAY 3: Merzouga Ouarzazate – Marrakech

Complying with an early wake up to watch the sunrise prior to breakfast (optional), a driver will be waiting to pick you up for the transfer back to Marrakech. Stop half-way for lunch in Ouarzazate.


Tour Details

Availability

This trek is available year around
If you are travelling alone please contact us as there is often the opportunity to join a group.

Included meals

Breakfast: 2
Dinner: 2

Accommodation

Night 1: Guesthouse
Night 2: Desert Camp

Tour staff

Local Guide
Driver


Frequently Asked Questions

We suggest that you pack these following items:

  • Warm clothes in the winter season.
  • Trousers or jeans for camel trekking (shorts and skirts are not recommended).
  • Phone and camera chargers.
  • Hat and sunscreen.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Pick-up from your hotel or riad in Marrakech
  • Overnight stay in Tinghir at Hotel Bougafer 4* (including dinner and breakfast)
  • Camel trek in Erg Chebbi to watch the sunset and sunrise
  • Overnight stay at “Auberge Sahara” desert camp at Erg Chebbi (including dinner and breakfast)
  • Local guides – in Kasbah Ait Ben Hddou, if you wish to hire a guide to escort you for a visit of the Kasbah (available for an extra charge)
  • Lunches/Beverages
  • Tips to driver and any personal expenses

Have more questions? Please check out our FAQ page! or contact us

FAQ PAGE

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