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Atlas Mountains & Sahara Desert Private 4-Day Tour

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Activity provider: Maroc Expedition Travel

Atlas Mountains & Sahara Desert Private 4-Day Tour

Activity provider: Maroc Expedition Travel

From US$ 1,022.02 per group up to 2

Enjoy the splendid landscapes of the High Atlas Mountains, explore the road of 1000 Kasbahs and see the magnificent Draa Valley. Ride a camel over the impressive dunes of Merzouga and spend the night in a traditional Berber tent.

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Duration 4 days
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  • Enjoy the sublime landscape of the High Atlas Mountains
  • Visit the heritage Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou
  • Explore the road of a thousand Kasbahs
  • Discover Dades, Todra Gores an the Draa Valley
  • Ride a camel over the impressive dunes of Merzouga
Full description
This 4-day tour of the High Atlas Mountains and the Moroccan Desert is like a trip back in time. Escape the hurly-burly of the city streets and the pressure of modern life as you head into the mountains and continue to what is often called the “real” Sahara desert with its iconic sand dunes, teased by the play of the desert light and sun. Day 1: Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Rose Valley – Dades valley. The tour begins with a 8:00 AM pickup from your hotel or Riad in Marrakech. Drive over the High Atlas Mountains through the Tizi N’Tichka Pass. On the way you will visit the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, before continuing to Ouarzazate. Carry on via the road of a 1000 Kasbahs to the palmeral of Skoura. Continue to Kalaat M'Gouna, known as the “Capital of Roses” for the abundance of rose growers. In the evening you will arrive at Dades valley where you will spend the night at either the Babylon Hotel, Dar Ahlam, or a similar accommodation. Day 2: Dades valley – Todra Gorges – Merzouga. After breakfast, continue through the Dades Valley, heading towards Todra Gorges. Stop for lunch at a nice spot before continuing to Merzouga across the Jorf palm grove, and the town of Erfoud. Known as the “Gateway to the Sahara” Erfoud is known for the precious fossils found in the desert. You will be able to visit one of the fossil filled marble workshops. Arrive at the impressive dunes of Merzouga late in the afternoon and take a camel ride, crossing the sea of sand in order to spend the night in the heart of the dunes in a standard desert camp (with a shared bathroom). Enjoy a magical dinner and overnight stay under a canopy of stars. Day 3: Merzouga – Rissani-Alnif-Tazarine – Draa Valley – Agdez – Ouarzazate. Wake early for a camel ride to watch the impressive sunrise. Then head back to the hotel to freshen up and have breakfast. Depart towards the Palmerie of Tafilalet and the town of Rissani, where the Alaouite Dynasty originated. Explore the ancient capital of the Alaouite Sultans before continuing to the village of Alnif, where you will take the road that crosses the Jbel Saghro Anti-Atlas chain. Notice the greyish-black mountains of different and remarkable shapes as you continue to the main Berber village of Tazarine and N’kob and then drive in to the Draa Valley with its rows of stately palms. In the late afternoon, drive to Ouarzazate via the Anti-Atlas Mountain, through Tizi N’Tniffift. You will spend the night at either Riad Bouchedor, Les Jardins de Ouarzazate, or a similar accommodation in Ouarzazate. Day 4: Ouarzazate – Marrakech. After breakfast, visit the Taourirt Kasbah and Film Studios, then depart for Marrakech crossing the High Atlas Mountains to arrive in the city at approximately 5:00 PM.
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle with an English speaking driver
  • Fuel, tolls and associated vehicle expenses and transport insurance
  • 2 nights half board (dinner, bed and breakfast) in a hotel/Riad in Dades valley and Ouarzazate
  • 1 night half board (dinner, bed and breakfast) in a desert tent in the heart of Erg Chebbi dunes
  • Camel trek for 1-hour with guide (one camel per person)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • We recommend having a phone available in case there is any setback
  • A discount of 50% is applicable for children under 10 years old. Children under 3 years go free of charge.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 10 reviews

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It is worth taking the 4-day tour. Clean accommodations and great hospitality staff. Our guide Moustapha was very professional and helpful. The night in the desert was positive, tents and bathrooms clean. The dromedary return from the camp to Merzouga is a bit too hasty. Recommended for newcomers to Morocco.

November 6, 2019

If you have a few days and want to see as much as possible of that area of Morocco and it is the tour for you. Unfortunately there are many long journeys and there are many places to visit so some stops are a bit "fast". Thanks to our guide who was very helpful and kind. Morocco is truly a wonderful country and we will always carry these places in our hearts.

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May 13, 2019

Private family trip. Very good driver, careful and rules-abiding, very polite and friendly. Thanks Rashid Long trip but breathtaking landscapes

March 8, 2019

Product ID: 15903