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Desert with Camel Ride & Camp from Marrakech

Product ID: 70381
Could you leave Morocco without visiting the Sahara Desert? Less than 300 kilometers from Marrakech, the doors of the dunes and sky are open for you. One of the wonders of the world!
About this activity
Duration: 2 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Driver

Pickup included

Your hotel in Marrakech
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the south side of the Atlas
  • Pass Draa Valley and the river
  • Ride on a dromedary to the camp
  • Sleep in the desert under a starry sky
Full description
You'll be picked up at your hotel or riad to drive toward Ouarzazate, enjoying the views of Berber villages. Cross the Atlas in the port of Tichka (7414ft / 2260m) admiring the different valleys in the area, towards the south side of the Atlas. Reach the silent Ouarzazate, famous for the films studios. You will also be able to visit the Kasbah Taourirt.

Through the port of Ait Saoun with its stunning views you'll pass the Draa Valley and the river that gives its name to an ecosystem that alternates the aridity of the surrounding mountains and Saghro Siroua with the green of the palm groves. Arrived to Zagora, get on your dromedary for an approximately 2-hour ride into the desert to the Haimas at the Berber campsite for a night in the dunes under a starry sky.

After enjoying a night in the desert, go back to Marrakech. En-route, stop to visit (by your own) one of the country's most famous Kasbahs, the set of Kasbahs of Ait Ben Haddou, which have served as a backdrop to several movies (for example Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator). Arrival in Marrakech center (aprox. 19:00 hrs).
Includes
  • Hotel pickup
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Dinner at the desert
  • Overnight accommodation at shared haimas
  • Breakfast
What’s Not Included
  • Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Drinks on dinner
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• The night at the desert you will spend in a shared jaima (Berber tent). It can be up to 4 people but normally only 2 persons sleep in one tent.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3 / 5
  • Organization
    3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4 / 5
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A long way but we'll worth the trip if you have the time.

A long drive out of Marrakech (a whole day including the stops) but good value for money as you stop on 1st day for a tour of 2 kasbahs including one very grand one where Gladiator and Indiana Jones were filmed. We were a bit disappointed in our guide who asked for 20dh from each person despite not giving us much of a guided tour. The whole point of the trip is obviously the sunset camel trek into the desert (this was amazing even if we almost missed the sunset due to stopping too much on the way!) Do not be fooled into thinking you need scarves as just normal clothes is fine. The camel trek is about 1 hour but you do not want much longer as it is quite bumpy and uncomfortable! The evening is spent in the Berber camp, tagine and listening to them play musical instruments and sing. We had a go ourselves too. Proper toilets mattresses blankets provided. We got up to watch sunrise then a shorter (20 mins) camel trek to meet our bus. If you have longer in Morocco then I would recommend.

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September 14, 2019

It's worth the experience, the camel ride is unique and sleeping in the desert is very different and the accompanying Berbers make the experience unique for its friendliness and availability. However, it is at least 7 hours by car to each side, which is a little torment of so much time on the road. The people who visit the road (short visits) are interesting to get a sense of other realities of the same country, the buildings, living standards, stories.

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August 21, 2019

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Product ID: 70381