FROM: USD $695

Marrakech Express - 5 Days

Head to Morocco for a long weekend with a difference. Explore magical Marrakech, camel trek into the Sahara Desert and spend an incredible night at a Berber camp amongst the dunes and relax by the beach in enchanting Essaouira on the Atlantic Coast.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels
Reviews

Trip Highlights

Essaouira - ancient medina, wind swept beaches and current day fishing village
Zagora - camel trek and Berber style camp
Marrakech – UNESCO-listed medina, mosques, palaces and souks (explored independently).

Included

Transportation and transfers in private 4x4 or mini van/touring vehicle.
4 breakfasts and 2 dinners including Berber camp dinner
Arrival transfer from Marrakech airport on day 1
Essaouira - beachside bliss and free time
All road taxes and tolls
Entrance fees to all included sites
3 nights 3 star hotel and 1 night camping in the Sahara
Sahara camel trek & night in a Berber camp
Escorted by an English speaking tour leader

Not Included

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
International flights and visa
Tipping Kitty: USD$30, paid in USD or local currency

Itinerary

Day 1

Marrakech

Welcome to Morocco! Following your transfer from the airport to our joining hotel you can relax by the hotel pool before the pre-departure meeting at 18.00 where you will meet your fellow travellers.
Overnight: Marrakech  |  Dinner

Day 2

Sahara Camel Trek

Today we enjoy a stunning drive over the High Atlas en-route to Zagora. We pass through the Draa Valley a green and lush land of palmeries and amazing vistas. It is then time to head towards the great desert, where we transfer to camels for a trek into the Sahara Desert for a night at our Berber Camp. We enjoy local food, music and an amazing night out under the Saharan stars.
Overnight: Berber Camp - Zagora  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

Marrakech

Leaving the desert, we travel back to Marrakech stopping for lunch en-route. We arrive back in Marrakech were we have dinner in Djemaa El Fna (at own cost).
Overnight: Marrakech  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Coastal Relaxation

We leave Marrakech after breakfast we take a leisurely drive to Essaouira; a colourful fishing town situated within 15th century Portuguese fortifications, where great beaches and surf beckon. You have the day to relax on the beach or alternatively explore the UNESCO-listed medina with its various souks and woodcarving workshops. Any city gate leads to the medina, so you’re unlikely to get lost. The beach is in front of the Medina and there are plenty of cafés with terraces, both ideal for relaxing for a few hours. Blue doors and window frames abound as do the artists shops – buy a carpet or Thuya wood carving or sit on the beach sipping a mint tea as the sun sets. There is the opportunity to do some optional activities, such as quad biking, surfing, horse trekking and wind surfing. Enjoy a great night out in Essaouira.
Overnight: Essaouira  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Essaouira

After breakfast this morning over-looking the Atlantic this morning, the day offers free time for you to independently explore. Hotel check out is at 12 noon and at this point our holiday concludes. If you would like to end your holiday in Marrakech, please see below.
Breakfast

END YOUR TOUR IN MARRAKECH

We do offer the option to end this trip in Marrakech. A small supplement applies, please see our prices & dates page for costs. Travel between Essaouira and Marrakech is by private transfer in a minivan, returning to your start hotel in Marrakech. If you choose to return to Marrakech we recommend that you book outbound flights departing Marrakech after 16:00.

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room/tent. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who would like their own room/tent and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price.

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End in Marrakech Supplement
USD $40
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Pre accom Marrakech
USD $60
USD $35
Post Accommodation - Essaouira
USD $60
USD $45

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

El Andalous Hotel & Spa, Marrakech

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Just 10 minutes from the airport, the El Andalous Hotel and Spa offers a welcome respite from the hubub of the city. Evoking the golden age of Arab-Andalusian culture; exotic and romantically rich. Guest rooms are well furnished with excellent en suite facilites as well as private balconies. The hotel pool is great place to relax by and enjoy a tasty beverage or two. The medina is just a 20 minute walk from here or a cab can get you there in a few minutes!

Desert camp, Zagora

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Free Camp

Camping out in the Sahara Desert is an incredible experience! You can climb to the top of a desert dune to watch the setting sun, relax around a camp fire for dinner and even sleep outside under the desert stars at night.

Hotel Miramar, Essaouira

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Enjoying an enviable location just a 15-minute walk from the beach and some of the city’s key sights, Hotel Miramar combines 4-star comfort with local convenience. Each of the 45 guest rooms’ benefit from a separate sitting area, room service and satellite television, there’s also free WiFi throughout the property. After a day of sightseeing guests can unwind in the on-site spa, which offers a variety of treatments, or those that prefer to relax during the day can opt to head to the hotel’s private sand beach.

Reviews

Travellers have rated this tour as 5 out of 5 based on 3 recent reviews

The tour was amazing. Brahim, our guide was really nice and he explained us everything. We learnt everything about the culture, habits, some Arabic words. We loved the camp and camels experience. I 100% recommend this tour to everyone.

• Submitted 12 May 2018
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Our tour was fun, informative and well rounded. Our guide, Mustapha, was the best, very kind and helpful and answered all questions thoroughly and thoughtfully. He gave us great info and insight as we drove through the different regions of the 5 day trip. He took us to great local restaurants in each location of the tour. We had a great driver, also named Mustapha, who was quite skilled driving the winding mountain roads and the busy city streets, and was wonderfully cheerful. The camel ride/night in the desert was my favorite part of the trip, with Essaouiria marketplace being a close second. I arrived in Morocco knowing very little about the country and I left knowing so much more about the culture, people, food and regions.

• Submitted 16 Mar 2017
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Very informative and organized. Also trying to know our culture which is nice.

• Submitted 27 Nov 2016
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In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Marrakech
Ends
Essaouira
Departs
Thursdays
Hotel Rating
3 star
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 4, Dinner: 2
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The tour was amazing. Brahim, our guide was really nice and he explained us everything. We learnt everything about the culture, habits, some Arabic words. We loved the camp and camels experience. I 100% recommend this tour to everyone.

Anna Amoros Ayala
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