Camel trekking in the Sahara | Morocco
FROM: USD $1,695 pp
Morocco Discovery from Marrakech - 9 days map

Join us for this exciting 9-day Morocco Discovery tour, immersing yourself in the vibrant culture of Marrakech, the serene beauty of the Sahara Desert, and the enchanting blue streets of Chefchaouen. From exploring ancient kasbahs to savouring traditional Moroccan cuisine, each day promises unforgettable experiences, filled with rich history, breathtaking landscapes, and the warm hospitality of Morocco.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Marrakech - Explore Morocco's most famous city independently, or join an optional guided tour to see Djemaa el Fna and the medina
Rabat - See highlights of the Moroccan capital, including Hassan Tower and the Royal Palace
Fes - Delve into the oldest medieval city in the world with an included tour and free time to check out some of the old dye pits and tanneries
Sahara Desert - Ride a camel amongst the stunning dunes of Erg Chebbi and spend a night under the stars in our Berber camp
Ait Benhaddou - Stroll through the winding alleys of this UNESCO-listed fortified kasbah, which has starred in many famous movies
Casablanca - Discover the beautiful coastal city your way, and opt to visit the Hassan II Mosque, which can hold 25,000 worshippers
Chefchaouen - Spend a night at the Blue City in the Rif Mountains and enjoy a guided tour of the many highlights
Boumalne Dades - Experience the charming landscapes and gorges of this picturesque area
Todra Gorge - Marvel at the towering gorge, which is more than 1,000-feet high in places and changes colour as the sun moves across the sky

Included

Breakfast daily & 3 dinners
Guided touring in Ait Benhaddou, Fes, Rabat & Chefchaouen
Airport arrival transfer on day 1
Sahara Camel Trek
7 nights in 3-4 star hotels, 1 night camping at an authentic Berber Camp
Escorted by an English speaking tour leader
Transportation and transfers in private 4x4 or minibus/touring vehicle

Not Included

International flights and visa
Airport departure transfer
Tip for your tour leader. We recommend you allow USD$4-5 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture.
Tipping Kitty: USD$60-70pp, paid in local currency

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome

Welcome to majestic Morocco! Upon arrival at the airport, you'll be transferred to your hotel. Unwind by the hotel pool before the Welcome Meeting at 18:00, where you'll meet your guide and fellow travelers. Afterwards, enjoy included dinner.
Overnight: Marrakech  |  Dinner

Day 2

Breathtaking Boumalne Dades

Marrakech - Boumalne Dades. This morning, we traverse the majestic High Atlas Mountains of Morocco, arriving at the ancient village of Ait Benhaddou. This village stands as a UNESCO World Heritage site and serves as a backdrop for numerous international films, including Gladiators, Prince of Persia, and Game of Thrones. Nearby lies Ouarzazate, known as the Hollywood of North Africa for its prolific film studios.

En route to Boumalne Dades, our stop for the night, we pass through the enchanting Roses Valley, renowned for its fragrant damaskina roses, where locals celebrate the annual harvest with a vibrant festival.
Overnight: Dades Gorge  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Sahara Berber Camp

Boumalne Dades - Sahara Berber Camp. Today, we bid farewell to the Dades Valley as we embark on a scenic drive eastward. Along the way, we have a brief excursion to the Todra Gorge, where we stroll through the palm groves of the oasis and admire its renowned gorges.

Continuing our journey, we'll make our way to the magnificent desert dunes of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga. Here, transition to camelback for an unforgettable trek into the vast Sahara Desert, just in time to witness the breathtaking sunset. Afterwards, we'll return to our authentic Berber Camp on the desert's edge, where we enjoy local cuisine, traditional music, and sleep under the Saharan stars.
Overnight: Erg Chebbi  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4

Fascinating Fes

Sahara Berber Camp - Fes. Following breakfast, we set out on a picturesque drive through Errachidia and the renowned Ziz Valley, famed for its lush date palms. Our journey then takes us through the imposing High and Middle Atlas Mountains. En route, we pause at the Cedar Forest to encounter the Barbary macaque apes in their natural habitat.

Continuing our scenic adventure, we make a stop at Ifrane, an alpine-style town once favored as a retreat by the French during their occupation. Our day concludes as we arrive in Fes, where we settle in for the night.
Overnight: Fes  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Explore Fes

Today, enjoy a guided exploration of Fes, renowned as the oldest and largest medieval city globally. Its bustling medina is home to 400,000 inhabitants. Take in all the aromas, sights, and sounds, in a place where only donkeys and bicycles can traverse its narrow alleys.

While mosques are reserved for Muslims, there's a wealth of mosques, palaces, and other architectural marvels to discover. We will see dye-pits, tanneries, pharmacies, pottery workshops, and traditional restaurants during the tour. Later, return to the hotel to refresh before an optional traditional meal where you can immerse yourself in live Moroccan entertainment, featuring enchanting music, captivating belly dancing, and mesmerizing magic performances.
Overnight: Fes  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Chefchaouen - The Blue City

Fes - Chefchaouen. Get ready to visit the famous ‘The Blue Pearl,’ the city of Chefchaouen, for a guided tour this afternoon. Nestled high up in the Rif Mountains, historic Chefchaouen unveils its beauty with its distinctive blue doors and white-walled medina, once serving as a Berber defense post. Explore the heart of Chefchaouen at the main square, where the Kasbah, central Mosque, and aesthetic cafes await. Dive into the bustling market, a vibrant blend of traditional Moroccan and tourist offerings.
Overnight: Chefchaouen  |  Breakfast

Day 7

Ravishing Rabat & Captivating Casablanca

Chefchaouen - Casablanca. With an early start, we head southward to Rabat, the official capital of Morocco. Upon arrival, we enjoy a guided tour of Rabat, exploring its major landmarks such as the iconic Hassan Tower and the Mausoleum of the Alaouite King Mohamed V and his son Hassan II.

Next, we visit the Oudaya Kasbah, a fortified structure, once serving as a defense against European invasions. After a break for lunch in Rabat, we proceed to Casablanca for an optional but highly recommended visit to the magnificent Hassan II Mosque before retiring to our hotel.
Overnight: Casablanca  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8

Back to Marrakech

Casablanca - Marrakech. After breakfast, we'll return to Marrakech for a leisurely afternoon, offering opportunities to unwind by the pool, explore the city's landmarks like the iconic Koutoubia Mosque, or indulge in activities such as a guided city tour or a hammam spa experience.

Don't miss the bustling Djemaa-el-Fna square, a vibrant marketplace where you can witness snake charmers, musicians, and local artisans—a perfect way to conclude your Marrakech adventure.
Overnight: Marrakech  |  Breakfast

Day 9

Goodbye

We hope you enjoyed your Moroccan adventure! The tour will end after breakfast. Make your own way to the airport for your onward flight, or contact us to book a departure transfer. Safe travels!
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 persons. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to solo travellers wanting the privacy of a single room.

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2025
Twin Share
Single Room
USD $1,695
USD $2,175
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Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room
Pre Tour Accommodation - Marrakech
USD $95
USD $135
Post Tour Accommodation - Marrakech
USD $95
USD $135

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!

Kasbah Tizzaouirine , Dades Gorge

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Overlooking Oued Dades, Kasbah Tizzarouine offers rustic Moroccan accommodation. Guest rooms vary from the quirky cave rooms to the more palatial Berber suites. The hotel also includes an outdoor pool and seating on a beautiful terrace giving great panoramic views of the surrounding hills and valley. Staff at the Kasbah are very helpful and the restaurant comes with great recommendations. Those who are in to local music can enjoy and join in with drumming sessions that take place each night.

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.

Hôtel L'Escale, Fes

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Hôtel l'escale in Fès offers comfortable accommodations with free WiFi and an on-site restaurant for guests to enjoy. Each room at this hotel is air-conditioned and features a flat-screen TV, with some rooms also boasting a terrace or balcony. Private bathrooms are included in all rooms. The hotel provides a 24-hour front desk, and free private parking is available on site for guests' convenience. Nearby attractions include Acima Essaada Fes, and the Shopping Center (Fes).

Hotel Madrid, Chefchaouen

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Hotel Madrid offers a fantastic location in the centre of Chefchaouen, just 300 metres from the blue streets of the old town and a short stroll from the bustling Place Outa el Hammam and Kasbah. Its standout feature is its traditional décor, with the hotel’s Moroccan lounges and guestrooms all painted in bright colours and patterns, giving the property a very authentic feel. Some of the rooms also feature four-poster beds and the patio is a great spot to unwind after a day of sightseeing.

Hotel Diwan , Casablanca

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Located close to the city centre, Hotel Diwan is a contemporary hotel just a short walk from the main train station. The modern guest rooms are air conditioned with flat screen TVs and en suite facilities. The onsite restaurant offers a buffet breakfast every morning as well as an array of international cuisine in the evenings for dinner. The hotel also has an on site gym, spa and complimentary wi-fi is available.

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Marrakech
Ends
Marrakech
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 16
Hotel Rating
3-4 star
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 8, Dinner: 3
Countries
Minimum Age
15 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
Yes
Dep. Transfer
No
Click to play videoBeautiful sky over the famous Djemaa el Fna in Marrakech
Long road winding up the side of the mountain at Dades Gorge
Click to play videoCamel walking through the Erg Chebbi sand dunes
Click to play videoMulti-coloured tanneries in Fes
The blue painted houses of Chefchaouen's medina
Purple sky behind the city of Casablanca
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