Marrakech & the Sahara

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4.7 Based on 39 Reviews
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-95 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-7515
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Marrakech, Morocco
  • Ends Marrakech, Morocco
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Experience varied scenery from the Sahara to the High Atlas Mountains
  • Journey into the desert by camel
  • Spend a memorable night under the stars
  • Visit Tighza and experience a traditional hammam
  • Walk in the magnificent High Atlas Mountains
  • Explore Marrakech with its lively souks and peaceful gardens
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The "Marrakech & The Sahara" trip starts and ends in Marrakech. The "Marrakech & The Sahara" trip is a cultural, religious and historic sites tour that takes 8 days taking you through Marrakech, Marrakech, Zagora and High Atlas Mountains in Morocco and Portugal. This is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Experience the grandeur of the Sahara as we journey from Marrakech across the High Atlas Mountains to the palm groves of the Draa Valley and the gateway to the desert at Zagora. En route, we’ll explore the Unesco-listed 16th-century kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, before a camel trek and night under a thousand stars on the edge of the largest desert in the world, the Sahara. On our way back to the city, we’ll stop in the remote village of Tighza and enjoy a peaceful walk and authentic hammam. Finally, there is free time to enjoy the sights and smells of Marrakech, one of the great cities of the Arabic world.
  • Day 1: Start Marrakech
  • Day 2: Across the High Atlas to Ait Benhaddou
  • Day 3: Draa Valley, camel ride and Berber camp
  • Day 4: Camel ride; on to Zagora and free time
  • Day 5: Into the High Atlas Mountains; walk to remote village of Tighza and visit the local hammam
  • Day 6: Morning walk; afternoon transfer to Marrakech through magnificent mountain scenery
  • Day 7: Explore Marrakech: Djemaa el Fna, beautiful gardens, palaces and souks
  • Day 8: End Marrakech
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and three dinners
  • Free arrival and departure transfers for everyone
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas and vaccinations
  • Single supplements
4.7 - Excellent
Based on 39 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 28 2019
5 - Excellent
Marrakech and the Sahara
At 72 l was a bit worried if l would be a stumbling block with the other travelers. None of it. lt was the most amazing trip l've ever had. We were looked after from the word go and l never felt the odd one out. lf l did have a... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 23 2019
5 - Excellent
Camels, souks and tagine!
The holiday was fantastic from start to finish. We started from Marrakech and headed to Ait Ben Haddou, a fantastic historic city used as the backdrop to loads of famous films. The following day we picked up our camels and headed... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Mar 02 2019
4 - Very Good
Great intro to Morocco
This trip was a great way to see varied parts of Morocco, from city life in Marrakesh to the desert and up to the High Atlas Mountains, where there was a good amount of snow. This meant that there was quite a lot of time spent on... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Jan 04 2019
5 - Excellent
A true taste of Morocco
Spent a memorable Christmas in a beautiful country with some wonderful people. The trip give you a great taste of what this wonderful has to offer
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Marrakech & the Sahara tour. You can cancel the tour up to 71 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 70 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 05 June 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 05 June 2023, a deposit of 15% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 70 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Marrakech & the Sahara tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Marrakech & the Sahara tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Group sizes are kept small to maintain a low risk ‘small group bubble’, with an average of 10 guests in each group.
  • Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • All travellers will be required to be fully vaccinated no less than two weeks prior to travel.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • What do I need to travel to Morocco?

    A visa is not required for a stay of up to 90 days. All passengers traveling to Morocco need to complete a health declaration form at least 72 hours before the flight. It is also advisable to check travel advisories or the nearest embassy and consulate regarding visa requirements before you travel.

  • How expensive is Morocco for travel?

    The currency used in Morocco is the Moroccan dirham (MAD), and one MAD equates to USD 0.10, making it a fairly cheap country to travel in. The average hotel price in Morocco for a couple is MAD428 (USD 42), and daily meals average around MAD132 (USD 13). Local transport costs around MAD70 (USD 6.82), so a trip to Morocco for two people for one week would cost an average of MAD6,272 (USD 614)

  • How many days would I need to travel across Morocco?

    Morocco is a country rich in culture and history, and if you want to see and experience everything this amazing country has to offer, you will need at least three weeks. If you have limited time, a week is plenty of time to travel from Casablanca to Marrakesh and take in some of the country's most iconic highlights.

  • What are some things I need to consider while traveling in Morocco?

    Morocco is a highly conservative country, so it is important to dress appropriately. Cover your upper body and knees at all times. It is also important that you cover your head when visiting mosques. If you go shopping in morocco, do not hesitate to haggle. Haggling is an integral part of Moroccan culture and is expected in most places.

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