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Kasbahs, Kids & Camels

9 days  |  Starts/Ends: Marrakech  |  from USD $1,599  |   Guaranteed Departure 

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.

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Day 1

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  |  Dinner

Day 2

Marrakech – Ouarzazate. Leaving Marrakech, we drive over the stunning High Atlas mountains on the way to Ouarzazate, where African traders once stopped on their journeys up to Europe. Ouarzazate is the Hollywood of North Africa and today there's an optional visit to its famous film studios which have been used for films such as The Kingdom of Heaven, Alexander the Great, The Last Temptation of Christ and The Living Daylights.
Overnight: Ouarzazate  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

Ouarzazate – Merzouga. Today we drive through the Anti Atlas ranges to cross The Draa Valley which is famous for its dates and we can stop and try some fresh ones en route. We enjoy a big lunch and in the afternoon we relax and cool down with a swim in Rissani. Then it’s time to head towards the Sahara Desert at Merzouga, where we transfer to our camels for an incredible trek across the vast Erg Chebbi dunes for a night at our remote Berber Camp. An experience that is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on travellers young and old! We enjoy a relaxing evening in the desert; we can scale the giant sand dunes and watch an incredible sunset before settling down to enjoy local food and listen to Berber music. Tonight we camp under the glittering Saharan stars.
Overnight: Berber Camp - Sahara Desert  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4
Todra Gorge

Merzouga - Todra Gorge. Leaving the desert, we continue our journey to Todra Gorge. This 1000ft gorge is hemmed in on all sides by vertical limestone cliffs and is known as Morocco’s Grand Canyon. From its plunging depths to dizzying heights, the charm of Todra lies in its changing colours as the sun slowly moves from east to west. Lunch will be at our Todra hotel and after lunch will be a free afternoon to relax by the pool, go for a swim or a stroll.
Overnight: Todra Gorge  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Todra Gorge
Day 5

Todra Gorge – Dades Gorge. There's free time to explore the gorge again this morning before we enjoy lunch at a very traditional Berber cooperative for Berber carpets, which is owned by local people. We will learn how the Berbers make their carpets, you will have chance to try your bargaining skills if you are interested in buying one. After lunch we will leave the impressive Todra Gorge and make the short journey to Gorge du Dades in the Dades valley. We drive along the Road of 1000 Kasbahs, a green and fertile valley by the Dades River that flows through it giving life to a huge variety of colourful fruit, walnut trees and extraordinary red rock formations. At Dades Gorge there's time to wander and admire the views along the serpentine roads.
Overnight: Dades Gorge  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

Dades Gorge – Ait Benhaddou. This morning we travel through The Roses Valley (which is famous for its roses), en route 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.
Overnight: Ait Benhaddou  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Ait Benhaddou
Day 7

Ait Benhaddou - Marrakech. Today we drive back to Marrakech, crossing the rugged High Atlas Mountains and enjoying the wonderful views en route. There's time to freshen up at our hotel before heading out for dinner tonight in the famous square of Djemaa el Fna, an 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  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8
Marrakech city tour

This morning we enjoy a guided tour of Marrakech, exploring the winding streets and bustling souks, visiting Bahia Palace, the Jewish Quarter 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  |  Breakfast

Day 9

Sunday. Our Moroccan adventure finishes after breakfast, goodbyes and farewells to new found friends.

Trip Highlights

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
Guided tour of Marrakech and Ait Benhaddou
Specialist local guides at some sites
Entrance fees to all included sites
7 nights 3 star hotel and 1 night camping - Berber desert camp in the Sahara
Sahara Desert camel trek
Escorted by an English speaking tour leader
All transportation and transfers in private 4x4 or mini van/touring vehicle
All road taxes and tolls

Not Included

International flights and visa
Note: Children under 12 years are not required to pay the tip kitty
Tipping Kitty: USD$50 (adults only)
Gratuity for your tour guide. Budget approx USD$2 - 3 per person per day. Tipping your tour guide is an entirely personal gesture.
Entrance Fees: included

Our driver Hasan was the best driver ever and the car was the cleanest car I have ever seen...

Maddy White, aged 9

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

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!

Claire Whiting

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!

Robert and Maria Henderson

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.

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Supplementary Prices

Single Supp.
Child price (under 16 years)
USD $999

PLEASE NOTE: this is a family tour and therefore unsuitable for adults travelling without children.

Tour Details
Hotel Rating
3 star
Local Payment
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Breakfast: 8, Lunch: 6, Dinner: 7

Our driver Hasan was the best driver ever and the car was the cleanest car I have ever seen...

Maddy White, aged 9
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