Stars Shining Over the Sahara Desert | Morocco
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FROM: R13,523 pp
Marrakech Express - 5 days map

Embark on a mesmerizing Moroccan adventure, where Marrakech's bustling streets unfold into the vastness of the Sahara Desert. Traverse the High Atlas and meander through the Draa Valley's lush landscapes before venturing into the Sahara on camelback, immersing yourself in an authentic Berber Camp under the Sahara stars. The journey includes a visit to the coastal city of Essaouira, framed by 15th-century Portuguese fortifications.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Marrakech - Delve into the medina and Djemaa el Fna independently
Essaouira - Relax and explore this quaint fishing city, home to a beautiful medina and beachside cafes
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

Included

4 breakfasts and 2 dinners, including a Berber Camp dinner
Sahara Camel Trek
Escorted by an English speaking tour leader
An airport arrival transfer day 1 (Marrakech Airport)
3 nights in 3-4 star hotels, 1 night camping at an authentic Berber Camp
Entrance fees to all included sightseeing & all road taxes and tolls
Transportation and transfers in private 4x4 or minivan/touring vehicle

Not Included

International flights and visa
Tipping Kitty: USD$40-50pp, paid in USD or local currency
Tipping - An entirely personal gesture

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome

Welcome to Morocco! Upon arrival at the airport, you'll be transferred to the hotel for check-in. Take some time to unwind by the hotel pool or explore before our welcome meeting at 18:00. This is an opportunity to meet your guide and fellow travelers. Dinner at the hotel is provided.
Overnight: Marrakech  |  Dinner

Day 2

Sahara Desert

Marrakech - Zagora - Sahara Desert. Today, we embark on a breathtaking journey through the High Atlas, making our way to Zagora. Our route takes us through the picturesque Draa Valley, characterized by lush palmeries and stunning panoramas.

As we continue our adventure, we approach the vast desert, and transition to camel transport for a trek into the Sahara Desert. A night awaits us at an authentic Berber Camp, where we enjoy local cuisine, traditional music, and experience a magical evening beneath the Saharan stars.
Overnight: Zagora  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

Back to Marrakech

Sahara Desert - Marrakech. Departing from the desert, our journey takes us back to Marrakech, with a break for lunch along the way. Upon reaching Marrakech, you can opt to join us for dinner at Djemaa El Fna, the renowned Main Square (booked & paid locally).
Overnight: Marrakech  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Captivating Essaouira

Marrakech - Essaouira. After breakfast in Marrakech, we embark on a scenic drive to Essaouira, a vibrant fishing town surrounded by 15th-century Portuguese fortifications, offering beautiful beaches and surf. Once in Essaouira, you have the day at your leisure – whether you choose to unwind on the beach or explore the UNESCO-listed medina. Navigating the medina is a breeze as any city gate leads to its heart. The beach, conveniently located in front of the Medina, is lined with cafés featuring inviting terraces, perfect for relaxation. Blue doors and window frames adorn the landscape, along with numerous artist shops offering carpets and Thuya wood carvings. For those seeking more adventure, optional activities like quad biking, surfing, horse trekking, and wind surfing are available (booked & paid locally).
Overnight: Essaouira  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Goodbye

Essaouira - Marrakech. This morning, enjoy breakfast with a picturesque view of the Atlantic before we make our way back to Marrakech. The tour concludes upon our arrival in Marrakech.
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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2024
Twin Share
Single Room
04 Jul - 08 Jul 10% off
R15,025
R13,523
R18,635
R16,772
18 Jul - 22 Jul 10% off
R15,025
R13,523
R18,635
R16,772
01 Aug - 05 Aug 10% off
R15,025
R13,523
R18,635
R16,772
15 Aug - 19 Aug 10% off
R15,025
R13,523
R18,635
R16,772
29 Aug - 02 Sep 10% off
R15,025
R13,523
R18,635
R16,772
R15,025
R18,635
R15,025
R18,635
R15,025
R18,635
R15,025
R18,635
R13,835
R17,435
R13,835
R17,435
R15,025
R18,635
2025
Twin Share
Single Room
R13,835
R17,435
R13,835
R17,435
R13,835
R17,435
R15,025
R18,635
R15,025
R18,635
R15,025
R18,635
R15,025
R18,635
R13,835
R17,435
R13,835
R17,435
R13,835
R17,435
R13,835
R17,435
R15,025
R18,635
R15,025
R18,635
R15,025
R18,635
R15,025
R18,635
R15,025
R18,635
R15,025
R18,635
R15,025
R18,635
R15,025
R18,635
R13,835
R17,435
R13,835
R17,435
R15,025
R18,635
R15,025
R18,635

Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room
Pre Tour Accommodation - Marrakech
R1,715
R2,425
Post Tour Accommodation - Marrakech
R1,715
R2,425

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!

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.

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Marrakech
Ends
Marrakech
Departs
Thursdays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 16
Hotel Rating
3-4 star
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 4, Dinner: 2
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
Camels lying down under the starry sky in the desert near Zagora
The walled city of Essaouira sitting on the edge of the water
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