Marrakech & the Sahara

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4.5 Based on 39 Reviews
  • COVID-19protected
  • Natural landmarks sightseeing
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Marrakech, Morocco
  • Ends Marrakech, Morocco
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Experience varied scenery from the Sahara Desert to the High Atlas MountainsJourney into the desert Bedouin style, by camelSpend a memorable night under the starsVisit Tighza and experience a traditional hammam Walk in the magnificent High Atlas MountainsExplore Marrakech with its lively souks and peaceful gardens
The Marrakech & The Sahara tour starts and ends in Marrakech. The Marrakech & The Sahara tour is a cultural, religious and historic sites trip that takes 8 days taking you through Marrakech, Marrakech, Zagora and Ait Benhaddou in Morocco and Portugal. This is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation in hotels, meals and others.

The grandeur of the Sahara Desert is truly experienced on this trip 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 enjoy the UNESCO listed 16th-century kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, before continuing for a camel trek and a night under a thousand stars on the edge of the worlds largest desert, 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 hamman.  Finally there is some free time to enjoy the sights and smells of Marrakech one of the great cities of the Arabic world.  
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4.5 - 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 hic cup, my friends would help me. They called me the tough old bird!!!”
  • 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 out into the Sahara dessert, staying in a bedouin camp. This was the highlight of the trip, the camels were placid and, although the rocking motion takes a little getting used to, it was a generally comfortable ride.This was followed by a night in a gite up in a village in the mountains, the Hamaam was a great bonding experience and the village women were really friendly.Marrakech itself was interesting and steeped in history. The tombs and palace buildings were beautiful and the souks were vibrant and fun for trying to grab a bargain!The food throughout was excellent, although it is slightly repetitive. Tagine is on most menus, the meat was always lovely and tender with an array of veg. Other favourite was the chicken pastilla. Whoever combined shredded chicken and almonds with filo pastry, icing sugar and cinnamon is a genius!The trip had variety in its hotels and stops. Sometimes it felt like we were on the minibus for agaes, but the destinations were always worth it!”
  • 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 the minibus, but there was some impressive terrain to see. In February, the nights and mornings were cold and dramatically different to the temperature in the mid-late afternoon. There were local crafts to visit (rug making, pottery, argan oil production, spice and incense stores) with retail opportunities, the camel ride into the desert, the steam baths and some down time. I really enjoyed the week, and if this is your first visit to an Arabic country, it's a tough call between Morocco and Jordan, as the latter has the Lost City of Petra, a great sight / site, which Morocco doesn't have.”
  • 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”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Start Marrakech. 
  • Day 2: Across the High Atlas to Ait Benhaddou.
  • Day 3: Through the Draa valley; camel ride through the desert to our Berber camp
  • Day 4: Camel ride; short drive to Zagora and free time by the pool, optional afternoon walk. 
  • Day 5: Into the High Atlas Mountains; walk to remote village of Tijhza and visit the local hammam.
  • Day 6: Morning walk; afternoon transfer to Marrakech through magnificent mountain scenery.
  • Day 7: Explore Marrakech: Djemaa el Fna Square, beautiful gardens, palaces and souks.
  • Day 8: End Marrakech.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • 5 nights hotels, 1 night gite and 1 night Sahara camp with shared facilities8 days land only / flight inclusiveTravel by private mini or midibus and camelGroup normally 6 to 16, plus leader. Min age 16 yrs.
Meals
  • All breakfasts and 3 dinnersAll AccommodationTransfers for group flightsTour leader throughout
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/from Marrakech are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Marrakech & the Sahara tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Marrakech & the Sahara tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 02 October 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 02 October 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 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.

Visa

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 travelling 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.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
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