Explore the Sahara, see the Atlas Mountains, and live with the Berbers on our 3 day Morocco desert tour.
The wild desert tour is packed with adventure, incredible sights and delicious traditional food. You’ll meet the Berbers, see the stunning desert sunrise, experience the heat of the Sahara, and even ride a camel!
This tour is the best choice for those looking to experience the desert up close.
Day 1: Marrakech to Agdz
At 7:30 a.m. on the first day, we’ll pick you up from your hotel or riad in Marrakech and begin our journey across the High Atlas Mountains and to the Tichka pass. This road offers some of the best views in Morocco and we’ll stop along the way if you’d like to take some photos.
We then leave the main road and take a side road to the Telouet Kasbah, which was once home to the Glaoui family, also known as the Lords of the Atlas. There’s a rich history that can be found here, as the fortress (kasbah) has been abandoned since the last Pasha fled the country following the departure of the French. It’s now open to the public and is a beautiful building to explore.
Lunch is eaten at Ait Benhaddou. This is the most famous kasbah in Morocco and a UNESCO World Heritage site. We’ll explore its numerous orange buildings and architecture. Later on, we continue south to Agdz to where the Draa Valley starts before settling down at a final kasbah with stunning views of the Draa Valley landscape.
Day 2: Agdz to Chigaga
Dunes After breakfast, we’ll head towards the Erg Chigaga dunes via an ancient caravan road between the rivers and mountains. Along the way, we’ll pass many villages and gardens that give you a real taste of life amongst the oases.
We drive first to M’hamid, the gate to the desert, then to Erg Lihoudi, where we pause for lunch and a camel ride. Later we continue to the Erg Chigaga dunes with 60 kilometres of off-road driving. This route passes different features of the desert including the erg, reg, and hammada landscapes, as well as a few oases.
The desert dunes are far away from civilisation and the atmosphere and the immensity of the golden sands are truly breathtaking. We’ll relax, eat a traditional Moroccan dinner, and a get a good night’s sleep inside a nomad tent.
Day 3: Chigaga to Marrakech
After breakfast, the road takes us through another 90 kilometres of desert landscape where we’ll stop at a variety of panoramic views including Lake Iriqui, where we’ll hunt for fossils. We then head toward Foum Zguid, the first village after the desert, and then to Taznakht, famous for its Berber carpets and rugs, where we will have lunch. From there we cross the High Atlas again to reach Marrakech before it gets dark.
Pick up and drop off:
- Pick up at 7.30 a.m. from your riad/hotel in Marrakech (can be adapted to airport pick up)
- Drop off around 6 p.m. at your riad/hotel in Marrakech (can be adapted to your airport drop off)
|2 persons||£230 per person|
|3 persons||£180 per person|
|4 persons||£155 per person|
|5 persons||£140 per person|
|6 persons||£130 per person|
We offer reductions of tour price for children under 12, please check our booking terms for more information.
- Private air conditioned 4×4 during all the period of the tour, including fuel
- English speaking driver/guide at your disposal for the duration of the trip
- 2 nights accommodation
- Camel ride for 2 hours
- Half board
Night 1: Chez Yacob or Kasbah Itran
Night 2: Berber camp in Erg Chigaga (private tent)
- Travel Insurance
What should I bring?
- Lots of water during hotter months
- Sun cream
- Little gifts for the children