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Morocco Express - 6 days map

PRIVATE TOUR: Start your adventure in the bustling city, Marrakech. Visit the ancient Ait Bennhadou, then trek into the Sahara Desert on the back of a camel, where you will spend a night under the stars. Relax on the beaches of vibrant Essaouira and explore its UNESCO-listed medina. These are all things that you can look forward to on this 6 day private tour of Morocco!

3-4 star prices
4-5 star prices

Trip Highlights

Marrakech - Browse the souks of Djemaa el Fna and explore the charming medina with a guided tour
Essaouira - Relax and explore this quaint fishing city, home to a beautiful medina and beachside cafes
Ait Benhaddou - Dive into this fortified kasbah, which is protected by UNESCO and has starred in many famous movies
Sahara Desert - Ride a camel into the famous sand dunes and star gaze the Sahara skies as you spend a night at an authentic desert Berber Camp
Enjoy a drive over the High Atlas Mountains, pass through the lush Draa Valley and spot green palmeries and amazing vistas


5 breakfasts and 3 dinners, including a Berber Camp dinner
Sahara Camel Trek
Entrance fees to all included sightseeing & all road taxes and tolls
Transportation and transfers in private 4x4 or minivan/touring vehicle and return Supratours public bus to Essaouira (private vehicle throughout on 4-5 star option - see trip notes)
Please Note: This tour is semi-independent days 5 - 6 (you will not be escorted by a tour guide)
4 nights in 3-4 star hotels, 1 night camping at an authentic Berber Camp
Guided tours of Marrakech and Ait Benhaddou
Services of a licensed English speaking tour guide at all included sites
An airport arrival transfer day 1 (Marrakech Airport)

Not Included

International flights and visa
Tipping Kitty: USD$30-40pp, paid in local currency
Tip for your tour guide and driver. We recommend you allow USD$4-5 per day, per traveller for your guide and USD$2-3 per day, per traveller for your driver. Tipping your guide and driver is an entirely personal gesture


Day 1

Welcome to Morocco

Welcome to Morocco! Arrival Marrakech and transfer to your hotel. Spend the remainder of today at leisure. Opt to head out and explore the famous Djemaa el Fna Square this evening. You'll spot snake charmers, food stalls and story tellers that will provide unique entertainment for the evening. Be sure to return to your hotel to enjoy an included dinner.
Overnight: Marrakech  |  Dinner

Day 2

Ait Benhaddou

Marrakech - Ait Benhaddou. This morning, enjoy a guided city tour of Marrakech. Afterwards, traverse the impressive and iconic High Atlas Mountains as you head towards Ait Benhaddou. You will join a guided tour of Ait Benhaddou where you will explore splendid kasbahs and learn about the city's rich history. Renowned as one of the oldest villages in the south of Morrocco, Ait Bennhadou is an architectural wonder that has been used as a backdrop for many international movies including Gladiator and The Mummy. You will spend the night here and enjoy dinner at the hotel.
Overnight: Ait Benhaddou  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

Sahara Desert

Marrakech - Sahara Desert. Today begins with a stunning drive over the High Atlas, as you head toward Zagora via Ouarzazate. Passing through the Draa Valley, enjoy charming views of green, lush palmeries and amazing vistas. Watch in awe as the scenery morphs into a mighty, sandy desert. From here, you will transfer from the vehicle to the back of a camel. Feel like a local, as you trek into the Sahara Desert with your trusty new camel companion and spend a night at the authentic Berber Camp. Here, you'll enjoy local food, music, and an unforgettable night out under the stars of the Sahara.
Overnight: Zagora  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4


Sahara Desert - Marrakech. After your camping night in the Sahara, it's now time to head back to Marrakech. On the way, there will be a lunch stop. Once you arrive back in Marrakech, why not venture to Djemaa el Fna Square (also known as the legendary Main Square).

Djemaa el Fna is an open-air marketplace in the Medina of Marrakech. It is renowned for being one of the most storied public squares in the world. Visiting the square is a must for all tourists heading to Marrakech, as it is a fascinating experience that will make you feel like you've time travelled to medieval times. Explore the labyrinth, which includes over 9,000 lanes of bazaars, food stalls... and even people's homes!
Overnight: Marrakech  |  Breakfast

Day 5


Marrakech - Essaouira. After breakfast, take a taxi (at own expense) to the bus terminal where you'll take the Supratours public bus to Essaouira - a colorful fishing town situated within 15th century Portuguese fortifications. This area is unique, boasting great beaches with surfing opportunities. From here, your tour will be unescorted, and you are able to explore at leisure.

Take the day to relax on the beach, or explore the UNESCO-listed medina, with its various souks and woodcarving workshops. Each city gate leads to the medina, so it's unlikely you'll get lost while exploring! The beach is located in front of the medina and has plenty of cafes with terraces and souvenir shops. Blue doors and window frames often indicate artists shops, where you may browse carpets or woodcarvings made by local artists.

There is the opportunity to take part in some optional activities, including quad biking, surfing, horse trekking and windsurfing. No matter how you choose to spend the day, you are guaranteed a great time in Essaouira.

Overnight: Essaouira  |  Breakfast

Day 6


Essaouira - Marrakech. This morning you will enjoy breakfast overlooking the Atlantic. Afterwards, take a taxi (at own expense) to the bus station to catch the Supratours public bus back to Marrakech bus station where the tour will conclude on arrival (approximately midday).

Should you wish to further explore Marrakech or any of Morocco's other cities or sights, please inquire so we can arrange the perfect holiday for you.

For information about visas, top travel tips and much more, take a look through our travel guide.

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Single Room' price is applicable when a single room is required, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults.


The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour when booking 3-4 star. For the frequently used 4-5 star hotels, please refer to the 4-5 star Trip Notes. 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!

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.

Caravane du Sud, Zagora

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Campsite

Caravane du Sud is a Berber Camp nestled between the captivating desert and majestic mountains. Guests can experience the authentic Berber culture by staying in traditional Berber tents. The camp offers a warm ambiance with campfires and delightful traditional meals. The heated tents feature a cozy seating area and provide scenic views of the surrounding mountains. Shared bathrooms are equipped with showers for guests' convenience. Caravane du Sud serves a daily traditional Moroccan breakfast and delectable Moroccan specialties for dinner.

Hotel Miramar, Essaouira

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 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 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 visit the pool.

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Single Room' price is applicable when a single room is required, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults.

At a Glance

Trip Type
Any day of the year
Group Size
Min 2 / Max Private tour
Hotel Rating
3-4 star or 4-5 star
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Breakfast: 5, Dinner: 3
Minimum Age
15 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
Dep. Transfer
Click to play videoBeautiful sky over the famous Djemaa el Fna in Marrakech
Shadows of camels on the sand in Merzouga
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