Take your family on a Moroccan adventure! Marvel at the sights and sounds of Djemaa el Fna in Marrakech, trek on camels into the Sahara and camp out amongst the rolling sand dunes, discover legendary Ait Benhaddou and more! With plenty of free time for fun at the swimming pool and relaxation.
Saturday. Upon arrival at Marrakech airport you will be met and transferred to our hotel. The welcome meeting at 18:00 this evening provides the opportunity to meet your guide and fellow travellers before dinner.
Overnight - Marrakech (D)
Marrakech – Ouarzazate. Leaving Marrakech, we drive over the stunning High Atlas mountains on the way to Ouarzazate, which used to be the crossing point for African traders heading to the northern cities in
Morocco, or travelling up into Europe.
Ouarzazate is now the film capital of Morocco and we have the opportunity to visit the famous film studios which have been used for films such as Kingdom of
Heaven, Alexander the Great, The Last Temptation of Christ and The Living Daylights. Overnight - Ouarzazate (B, L, D)
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Ouarzazate – Todra Gorge. We continue our journey this morning, driving on to the stunning Todra Gorge, a narrow rose red canyon with towering 300m high walls. Discover the charm of Todra today as you
witness it’s ever changing colours on a light walk.
There is the opportunity to partake in an afternoon session of rock climbing or (in summer) horse riding (book/pay locally). Alternatively, you could choose just to relax by the pool and soak up the atmosphere. Overnight - Todra Gorge (B, L, D)
Day 4: Sahara camel trek & camp
Todra Gorge – Erg Chebbi. Crossing the Jebel Sarhro, we head down to Erg Chebbi sand dunes this morning, which signify the commencement of the mighty Sahara Desert. Transferring to trusty camels, we trek
sedately across the vast rolling sand dunes of the Sahara to our remote Berber camp - an experience that is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on travellers young and old!
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon and evening in the desert; scale the towering dunes and watch a breathtaking sunset, before listening to Berber music and enjoying some tasty local food. Camp out tonight under the glittering Saharan stars. Overnight - Merzouga (B, L, D)
Erg Chebbi – Dades Gorge. We leave the Sahara this morning, trekking back on our camels to the frontier point (camel HQ). We stop off at a hotel in Merzouga, to wash away the desert sand with a shower
and a chance to cool off in the pool before lunch. br> Feeling refreshed, we travel to the beautiful Dades Gorge this afternoon, a stunning valley which extends from the High Atlas to the Jebel Sarhro range in the south, with a picturesque river meandering through the middle and kasbahs dotted on the ranges. Admire the views along
the serpentine roads, stopping at several scenic spots en route for photo opportunities and perhaps a cup of mint tea as we head to our hotel. Overnight - Dades Gorge (B, L, D)
Day 6: Ait Benhaddou
Dades Gorge – Ait Benhaddou. This morning we head to legendary Ait Benhaddou, a ‘fortified city’, situated along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech. Granted UNESCO World Heritage
listing, the site had been the setting for many films including Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator. Enjoy a guided tour of this remarkable site, exploring the ancient winding alleys, towers and kasbahs - a handful of which remain inhabited today. Explore the winding alleys and admire the wonderful views overlooking a fertile river valley and the surrounding Atlas mountains. Overnight - Ait Benhaddou (B, L, D)
Day 7: Djemaa el Fna
Ait Benhaddou - Marrakech - breakfast. We enjoy some free time again this morning at the hotel near Ait Benhaddou, before heading on our way for an incredible journey over the Atlas mountains. Arriving late afternoon in Marrakech. This evening consider heading for dinner
at one of the restaurants overlooking Djemaa el Fna, the exuberant market place which literally springs to life in the evenings. Filled with spicy aromas, exotic music, market stalls, snake charmers, magicians, storytellers and more, it is undoubtedly the liveliest and most captivating attraction in Morocco! Overnight - Marrakech (B, L, D)
Day 8: Bahia Palace & the ancient medina
Marrakech. This morning we take a guided tour around the city, exploring the winding streets and bustling souks, visiting Bahia Palace and the beautiful Koutoubia Mosque - the landmark of Marrakech, which towers over the ancient medina. The afternoon is free for a spot of souvenir shopping in the souks, or a final opportunity to soak up the sunshine by the pool. Overnight - Marrakech (B)
Sunday. Our Moroccan adventure finishes after breakfast, goodbyes and farewells to new found friends. (B)
FROM USD $1,489
Prices & Departure Dates
Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price.
All our scheduled tour departures are guaranteed subject to a minimum of 2 travellers. To date we have not cancelled a single trip!
Please note: this is a family tour and therefore unsuitable for adults travelling without children.
Take a memorable camel ride across the rolling sand dunes of the mighty Sahara Desert in Morocco or the Great Indian Thar Desert in Rajasthan. Alternatively, enjoy the last remaining Ancient Wonder of the World on camel back as you ride between the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt.
Shop til you drop and experience a myriad of different sights, sounds and souvenirs in bustling bazaars around the world. Soak up the atmosphere in the souks of Marrakech, barter for bargains at the ginormous Grand Bazaar in Istanbul or lose yourself in Beijing's Silk Alley Markets. Visit the old covered market in Damascus or get some great souvenirs in Otavalo the handicraft market in Ecuador.
Enjoy the great outdoors, getting back to basics and soaking up the scenery. From camping for a night in the Sahara Desert, under a blanket of stars in Jordan's Wadi Rum or even on the snow in Antarctica! We also offer longer camping expeditions through the wilds of Africa. The choice is yours.
Highlights & Inclusions
Below is a list of key highlights and what is included on this tour. Further, where appropriate, we have listed the items that are not included in the tour price.
Marrakech - UNESCO-listed Place Djemaa el Fna,(medina, souks and market place)
Ouarzazate - home to Morocco's film industry
The Sahara Desert - Erg Chebbi sand dunes
Dades Gorge - a striking valley and stream cut within the mountain range
High Atlas Mountains and views of Mt Toubkal - North Africa's highest peak
Bahia Palace and Koutoubia Mosque
Todra Gorge - towering 300m high rose red canyon
Merzouga - Berber village and start point for our camel trek into the great Sahara
Ait Benhaddou - UNESCO-listed fortified kasbah city
8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners including Berber camp dinner
Arrival transfer from Marrakech airport on day 1
Camel trek into the great Sahara
Escorted by and English speaking tour leader
All transportation and transfers in private 4x4 or mini van/touring vehicle
All road taxes and tolls
7 nights 3 star hotel and 1 night camping - Berber desert camp in the Sahara
Todra Gorge walk
Guided tour of Marrakech
Specialist local guides at some sites
Entrance fees to all included sites
What's Not Included
International flights and visa
Entrance Fees: included
Note: Children under 12 years are not required to pay the tip kitty
Tipping Kitty: adult $40 - 50 USD, child 0
Here's what some of our past travellers have written in to us and said about their experiences on this trip.
1001 Berber Nights - 9 days
Our driver Hasan was the best driver ever and the car was the cleanest car I have ever seen...
Maddy White, aged 9,
1001 Berber Nights - 9 days
Mohammed (tour leader) was charming and a great friend to us and especially great with kids. The vehicle was great. Cannot really fault the trip.
Philip Howling, aged 50,
1001 Berber Nights - 9 days
My husband and our two kids aged 8 and 11 went on the 1001 Berber Nights tour in December. I was a little worried about whether my children would enjoy the tour but the guides were excellent and the activities were great fun, they especially enjoyed the camel trekking and so did I! It was a great opportunity for the children to experience another culture whilst getting well looked after by our fantastic guide!
1001 Berber Nights - 9 days
Just got back from our tour in Morocco, had a fantastic time, our guide Brahim was great and the kids loved him! Just wanted to say a big thanks to the on the go staff for making our holiday such a memorable one!