FROM: USD $1,145

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. This tour is designed for children aged 5 and over.

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Trip Highlights

Marrakech - independently explore the busy souks UNESCO-listed medina watching craftsmen working and trading their goods
Ait Benhaddou - visit the traditional mud brick kasbah city
High Atlas Mountains - marvel at the awe-inspiring views from Mt Toubkal, North Africa’s highest peak
Dades Gorge - admire the striking valley carved within the mountain range by the Dades River
Ouarzazate - explore the “gateway to the Sahara” and opt to visit the film studios
Merzouga - enjoy free time in the traditional berber village
Todra Gorge - walk through the towering 300m high rose red canyon
The Sahara Desert - enjoy a leisurely camel trek through the Erg Chebbi dunes at sunset

Included

8 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners including Berber camp dinner
Arrival transfer from Marrakech airport on day 1
Guided tour of 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
Gratuity for your tour guide. Budget approx USD$2 - 3 per person per day. Tipping your tour guide is an entirely personal gesture
Tipping Kitty: USD$50 per adult, paid in USD or local currency

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Marrakech!

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

Drive through stunning High Atlas Mountains

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

Sahara camel trek & camp under the Saharan stars

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. This 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 enjoy some time to swim and transfer to our camels for an incredible trek across the vast Erg Chebbi dunes for a night at our authentic 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, 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

Day 5

Dades Gorge

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

UNESCO World Heritage - Ait Benhaddou

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

Day 7

Famous Djemaa el Fna Square

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 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.
Overnight: Marrakech  |  Breakfast

Day 9

Farewell...

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

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons. Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. We offer a discounted price for children aged 5 - 11 years of age at time of travel, which is listed at the bottom of this page.

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Post accom Marrakech
USD $50
USD $25
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Child reduction (under 16yrs) 2019
USD $-450
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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.

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.

Kasbah Amazir, Todra Gorge

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: 2 Star Hotel

Nestled in a small oasis surrounded by palm trees, the traditional-style Kasbah Amazir is the perfect haven for those looking to relax. Guestrooms feature Berber carpets and bamboo furniture, with some also offering a private terrace. Enjoy a dip in the swimming pool or take a stroll in the gardens. For those looking to fill their holiday with a spot of adrenaline, hikes and climbs can be arranged nearby. After a long day you can enjoy a drink and traditional Moroccan dishes in the on-site restaurant.

Kasbah de la Vallee, Dades Gorge

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Riad

Kasbah de la Vallee is decorated according to the Moroccan tradition, with patterns and colours typical of the south. The rooms are comfortable, with private bathrooms. Homemade Moroccan delicacies are served at the restaurant and created using local produce. Situated at the entrance of Dades gorge, the hotel has a fantastic view over the river Dades that runs between the high cliffs. The hotel is in front of a small stony creek where the nomads regularly come to water their herds.

La Rose Du Sable, Ait Benhaddou

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

La Rose Du Sable is a Kasbah-style property located within minutes of the fortified town of Air Benhaddou. Each traditionally decorated guestroom is ensuite and boasts spectacular views of the surrounding landscape. Guests can relax by the pool or on the Berber lounge terrace, while enjoying delicious local specialties such as tagine and couscous.

Reviews

Travellers have rated this tour as 5 out of 5 based on 1 recent reviews

Our tour of Morocco was exceptional. Every aspect of it from travel times, breaks, meals and activities were so well organized and made for a comfortable and exciting trip for my family and I.

Our tour guide Aissa really made the trip what it was. His knowledge of the country as a local and avid outdoorsman was invaluable. He was attentive and always put our needs first to make sure we were comfortable in any situation and that we were enjoying ourselves.

We were pleasantly surprised with how many unexpected activities we were able to do. For example we knew we would be staying in Todra Gorge but to walk through the old community garden plots surrounded by canyon walls and have the intricate irrigation system explained to us then see it in action. Experiences such as these are the memories will take away from this trip.

In summary my wife and I have traveled a lot with our two children and this was the best trip we’ve taken. We would highly recommend it to anyone with young children.

• Submitted 06 Mar 2018
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Our driver Hasan was the best driver ever and the car was the cleanest car I have ever seen...

Maddy White, aged 9 • Submitted 06 Apr 2013

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 • Submitted 30 Mar 2013

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 • Submitted 12 Jan 2010

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 • Submitted 16 Dec 2009

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Marrakech
Ends
Marrakech
Departs
Saturdays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 16
Hotel Rating
3 star
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 8, Lunch: 5, Dinner: 7
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Extra Tour Info

Visiting the Sahara
Our guide to visiting the Sahara Desert in Morocco
Updated
1st March 2017

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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