On this action-packed 4×4 tour we experience the wilderness, wildlife, people and scenery of the Moroccan Sahara and Kasbah-lined Draa Valley. We visit the dramatic World Heritage Ksar of Ait Benhaddou; explore the Sahara by camel and enjoy a starlit African sky in a comfortable desert camp at the remote dunes of Chegaga.There’s also plenty of time to discover the souks of Marrakech.
Day 1 – Arrive Marrakech
Tour starts in Marrakech with an evening visit to the highly animated Djemaa el Fna square, scene of acrobats, musicians and storytellers.
Day 2 – Discover Marrakech
A guided walking tour of Marrakech medina reveals Djemaa el Fna, Koutoubia, the historic Ben Youssef area and souks. Afterwards there’s time for independent sightseeing, or an optional caleche ride, cooking course or spa.
Day 3 – Over the Atlas to Ait Benhaddou
A winding route ascends the Tizi n’Tichka pass in the High Atlas Mountains as we journey to Telouet Kasbah and the World Heritage Ksar of Ait Benhaddou.
Day 4 – To Chegaga via Foum Zguid
A chance encounter with a camel caravan is possible as we cross the dry Iriki ancient lake on our journey to Chegaga dunes – Morocco’s most impressive expanse of Saharan desert wilderness
Day 5 – Sahara by 4×4 to Ouled Driss
After a camel ride in the dunes we follow sand tracks by 4×4 and enjoy a real Saharan adventure on a desert drive east to the remote outpost of M’hamid and nearby Draa Valley village of Ouled Driss.
Day 6 – In the Sahara
A day to relax, unwind and swim in our hotel pool. Your driver will be on call should you wish to explore the earth-built local villages and palm groves of the Draa.
Day 7 – Draa Valley to Marrakech
We traverse the beautiful Draa Valley as we make our way back to Marrakech. After crossing the volcanic Jebel Saghro Mountains we see Taourirt Kasbah near Ouarzazate.
Day 8 – Tour ends in Marrakech
Based on 2 people travelling on a private tour, sharing a twin or double room. Price includes tourist bed taxes.
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1st Mar to 31st May, 1st Oct to 20 Nov, 21st Dec to 4th Jan.
Accommodation & Meals
Mainly 4 star authentic riads, desert camps or kasbah-style hotels. 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners.
Included Transport & Support
4×4 vehicle; camel ride (2 hours). Experienced driver; a tour escort may also accompany larger groups.
Is This Trip Right For You?
Expect two half days of off-road driving following well-used sand trails through the Moroccan Sahara. We stay at beautiful 4 star authentic abodes, each built in the typical style of the local area.