Camel trekking in the Sahara | Morocco
FROM: USD $1,045 pp

From colourful Marrakech, discover the the striking Ouarzazate and Todra Gorges, camp in the Saharan desert and visit the epic ancient Ait Benhaddou on this 8 day tour for families with teens aged 12 years and over.

Prices & Dates

Trip Highlights

Marrakech - Discover the UNESCO-listed Place Djemaa el Fna
High Atlas Mountains - Take in incredible views of Mt Toubkal, North Africa's highest peak
Merzouga - Discover the berber village and start point for our camel trek into the great Sahara
Ouarzazate - Roam the city, home to Morocco's film industry
Bahia Palace - Visit the 19th Century palatial residence of the grand vizier Sidi Moussa
Erg Chebbi sand dunes - Spend a night under the stars and near sand dunes reaching some 250m high
Todra Gorge - Admire the towering red canyon
Ait Benhaddou - Explore the UNESCO-listed fortified kasbah city


Breakfast daily, 3 lunches and 6 dinners inclusive of a Berber camp dinner
Camel trek into the Sahara Desert
Escorted by an English speaking tour leader
Arrival transfer from Marrakech Airport on day 1
All road taxes and tolls
6 nights 3 star hotels and 1 night camping at a Berber desert camp in the Sahara
Sightseeing and entrance fees to all included sites
Specialist local guides at some sites
All transportation and transfers in private 4x4 or mini van/touring vehicle

Not Included

International flights and visa
Tipping Kitty: USD$50pp, paid in USD or local currency
Gratuity for your tour leader. We recommend USD$25 – 35 per adult for the entire tour. Tipping your tour guide is an entirely personal gesture


Day 1

Welcome to Marrakech

Welcome to Morocco! Upon arrival at Marrakech International Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Why not relax by the pool before the pre-departure meeting at 18.00 where you will meet your fellow travellers.
Overnight: Marrakech  |  Dinner

Day 2

Optional tour to the film studios

After breakfast we head south to the film capital of North Africa - Ouarzazate. After an optional local lunch we have the chance to take an optional tour of the film studios - famous for many blockbusters including Gladiators, The Last Temptation of Christ and James Bond's - The Living Daylights! We can also opt to go quad biking and further explore the town.
Overnight: Ouarzazate  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

Into the Sahara for our camel Trek

This morning we take a stunning drive towards Erg Chebbi. Afterwards we head to Merzouga to enjoy some free time for swimming and a spot of lunch before transfering to our camels for a trek into the Sahara. We spend the night at our traditional Berber Camp. We enjoy local food, music and an amazing night out under the Saharan stars.
Overnight: Erg Chebbi  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Todra Gorge

After a tasty breakfast in the Sahara we climb back on board our trusty camels and head out of the Sahara. Once out of the sand we get back on the road, stopping to explore ancient irrigation wells run which have been created from an intricate network of underground canals, dating back to the 14th century they run for more than 300km all the way from the Atlas mountains to the Sahara. We arrive into Todra Gorge this afternoon, where we will enjoy lunch at our hotel. This 1000ft gorge is hemmed in on all sides by vertical limestone cliffs and is also called Morocco’s Grand Canyon.

Later this afternoon we'll have the opportunity to explore the the gorge or even take part in some optional Rock Climbing. We'll then continue to Tizgui, this beautiful old village is home to a local carpet cooperative, where you'll be able to see how traditional Berber rugs are made.
Overnight: Todra Gorge  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

UNESCO world heritage Ait Benhaddou

Enjoy a leisurely morning before we depart Todra for Ait Benhaddou. Making our way through the stunning landscape along the route that is often labeled 'the road of a thousand Kasbahs' we will first stop at Kasbah Amridil. This is one the best preserved Kasbahs in Morocco and at one time featured on the 50 Dirham note.

Arriving at the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Benhaddou this afternoon we enjoy lunch before taking a guided tour of the Ksar. This traditional pre saharan habitat is a a maze of tightly packed houses offering defence from the outside with adding reinforcement coming from the 4 large corner towers. This evening we will enjoy dinner together, soaking in the atmosphere and enchantment of this incredible place.
Overnight: Ait Benhaddou  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

Crossing the High Atlas Mountains

This morning we traverse the towering High Atlas Mountains en route to Marrakech. Arriving into Marrakech this afternoon you can enjoy an optional guided tour of Marrakech with a local payment of 100 Dirhams per person, alternatively you can explore the city yourself or relax by the pool. Marrakech has some amazing places to explore, 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. This evening is free for you to explore the lively hustle and bustle of Djemaa El Fna square or simply relax at the hotel.
Overnight: Marrakech  |  Breakfast

Day 7

Optional awe-inspiring hot air balloon ride

Early this morning there is the option to start the day with an awe-inspiring hot air balloon ride. Alternatively you can have a relaxing morning before enjoying some free time to further explore Marrakech.

This evening we come together as a group for a sumptuous group meal in the exciting and exotic Djemaa El Fna square.
Overnight: Marrakech  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8

Farewell, until your next adventure....

Our tour ends after breakfast with check out at the hotel.

Prices & Dates

Departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 4 persons. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to those who don’t have anyone to share a room with or anyone wanting the privacy of a single room.

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Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room
Post Tour Accommodation - Marrakech
USD $75
USD $105
Pre Tour Accommodation - Marrakech
USD $75
USD $105


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.

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!

Les Jardins , Ouarzazate

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

A fairly new hotel in Ouarzazate, the Hotel les Jardins is in the traditional style of a Moroccan kasbah, with spacious rooms. The hotel is set in exquisitely manicured gardens, which provide guests with a much needed breath of fresh air. The experience is complete with a pool and restaurant, where visitors can while away the hours in the warm, starry evenings. The hotel is on the outskirts of Ouzarzate and has numerous restaurants and shops nearby.

Desert Camp, Erg Chebbi

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Free Camp

Camping out in the Sahara Desert is an incredible experience, enabling you to sit on top of a dune to watch the setting sun, sit around a camp fire for dinner and lie back and see the stars. No alcohol.

In Brief

Trip Type
Group Size
Min 4 / Max 16
Hotel Rating
3 star
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Breakfast: 7, Lunch: 3, Dinner: 6
Marrakech, Ouarzazate, Erg Chebbi, Todra Gorge, Ait Benhaddou
Click to play videoBeautiful sky over the famous Djemaa el Fna in Marrakech
Click to play videoCamel walking through the Erg Chebbi sand dunes
Click to play videoThe rocky sides of the cliffs in Todra Gorge
Click to play videoSand coloured kasbah in Ait Benhaddou

Extra Tour Info

Visiting the Sahara
Our guide to visiting the Sahara Desert in Morocco
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