Marrakech, with its aura of mystery and exoticism, begs to be explored! From its humble origins as a garrison of the Almoravid desert warriors, Marrakech today is a vibrant city where modernity meets tradition.
Magical Marrakech Discovery Set out with your private guide to unravel the wonders of the red city! With its exoticism and aura of mystery, Marrakech enjoys legendary status as a tourist attraction. It has the unique distinction of being the city after which the country is named. On this tour, visit the famous Koutoubia Mosque dating back to the 12th century which is also the largest in the city. Listen to your local expert explain the origins of this mosque and its prominent minaret. Afterwards, head over to the Saadian Tombs situated near the Kasbah Mosque. Gaze in wonder at the Italian carrara marble used across the mausoleum. Next, explore the 19th century El Bahia Palace featuring a blend of Islamic and Moroccan styles of architecture. Enjoy the hustle and bustle of the souks at the heart of the old city that offer a variety of wares for visitors to browse through. (Full Day; Time of Day: Morning; Duration: 7 hrs; Private Activity; Fixed Time; Fitness Level: Easy;)
Ouarzazate is known as a Gateway to the Sahara Desert. Ouarzazate boasts a rich history of being the converging point for African traders in the past who sought to reach the northern cities in Morocco and Europe.
Desert Splendors of Ait Benhadou The spectacular site of Ait-Ben-Haddou is yours to discover on this half day trip to a UNESCO World Heritage landmark. Located in the southern foothills of the High Atlas in the province of Ouarzazate, the historic structure of Ait-Ben-Haddou is built as a ksar, a pre-Saharan, fortified group of dwellings native to southern Morocco. Thread your way through the red mud houses that get its vivid hue from dark red pisé and some of which still sport traditional decorations. Soak in the exotic setting which has made many a Hollywood movie come alive and is best captured by your camera under the slanting rays of the sun. (Half Day; Private Activity & Transfer; Time: Morning/Evening; Duration: 4-5 hrs; Fitness level: Easy)
Atlas Studios & Kingdom of Heaven Named for its proximity to the Atlas Mountains, a range that stretches across northern Africa, Atlas Film Studios is the largest film studio in the world. Covering more than 322,000 square feet of desert, Atlas Film is located just five miles outside of Ouarzazate on the road to Marrakech. Films such as Lawrence of Arabia(1962), The Living Daylights (1987), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), The Mummy (1999), Gladiator (2000), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Kundun (1997), Legionnaire (1998), Hanna(2011),The Hills Have Eyes (2006), and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011) were shot here, as was part of the TV series Game of Thrones. (Half Day; Private Activity & Transfer; Time: Morning/Evening; Duration: 4 hrs; Fitness level: Easy)
Erg Chigaga welcomes you with a vast expanse of golden sand stretching as far as the eye can see! Situated in Draa-Tafilalet near the rustic town of M’Hamid El Ghizlane, it is one of Morocco’s two major ergs or dune fields.
Jeep safari into the Chegaga dunes Explore the stunning desert landscapes of Morocco on a four-wheel-drive safari to the Erg Chegaga dunes. Begin your tour with a drive to Mhamid to board your jeep for the desert safari to the camp. Along the way stop in Tamegroute where an impressive library testifies to the village’s historic reputation as a center of education that today extends to the art of pottery making. Journey on till you reach the holy oasis Oum Lâalag and Dayet Chegaga, a dried lake. Your rest stop of the day will be Erg Chegaga, one of the biggest desert dune areas in the Moroccan Sahara. Enjoy the beautiful desert sunset, and spend the next night(s) in a luxury tented camp at the foot of the dunes. On your departure day, enjoy a three-hour jeep drive over the huge dried Lake Iriqui to the remote town of Foum-Zguid. Meet your car driver here and continue to drive to Zagora or back towards Marrakech.
Luxury Desert Camp included activities Set off to discover the desert with your pick of fun activities at this charming camp. Head out on a personalized walk across the golden sands as you listen to your Berber guide narrate interesting facts about the region. Hop on a camel for a leisurely tour of the soaring dunes and take along a picnic lunch to savor in a scenic spot. Enjoy fine-tuning your sandboarding skills under the watchful eye of an expert guide. If your thirst for adventure remains unquenched, you might like to try the challenging sport of cycling over desert sand! At an additional cost, you could opt for a thrilling quad bike ride over the dunes. Back at the camp, saunter over to the kitchen to watch the chef concoct an array of tantalizing local delicacies. You could also try your hand at cooking authentic Moroccan dishes. Relax with a selection of board games such as backgammon and chess as you listen to live music before you call it a night! (Private/ Shared Activity; Fitness Level: Easy.)
A 4×4 Vehicle with Chauffeur at Your Disposal A 4×4 vehicle with a chauffeur will be at your disposal throughout the day for excursions into the desert.
Skoura, counted among the most beautiful destinations in Morocco, is a flourishing oasis blessed with abundant natural wealth. The impressive Amridil Kasbah, a citadel dating back to the 17th century, is a major attraction of this verdant region.
Desert Rose: Half Day at Gorges du Dadès Discover the ruggedly beautiful landscape of the Dadès Gorges on this exciting day trip, with a detour to a valley of roses, no less! On your way go off the grid to discover an idyllic world of palm tree shaded kasbahs. As you return to the main highway, drive through an enchanting valley of roses that hugs the beautiful Dadès River. This is the kingdom of the Dadès River, a land of striking gorges and ravines created by the swift flowing river water on its way from the Atlas Mountains down to the edge of the Sahara. Stop by at Kela’a M’gouna to visit a local factory for rose-based personal care products. Sample the fragrant rose waters, creams and cosmetics and learn all about the popular Rose Festival celebrated in May. Wind your way along hilly loops and bends skirted by highland rivers and wayside villages, as you admire the spectacular landscape of rocky outcrops and dusty canyons surrounding you. Make a pit stop for refreshments and share a cup of tea with your local Berber hosts, as you learn about their ancient nomadic way of life and soak in the rugged landscapes around you. (Half Day; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness level: Easy).
High Atlas mountain range of Morocco, invites you on an exciting trekking vacation. The region offers you a visual treat with the majestic countryside dotted with walnut and cherry trees stretching as far as the eye can see.
Trekking up to a mountain pass in the Atlas Mountains Go on a trek up to a panoramic mountain pass in the area of Toubkal, the highest peak of the great Atlas Mountains (4.167 m). Begin from Imlil, a mountain retreat perched on a hilltop. Trek for about two hours, following a steep mule trail, till you reach the Tizi M’zik mountain pass (2.489m). Take as many breaks as you wish to rest along the way and to enjoy the glorious views. See the small villages on the sloping hillsides, near the agricultural terraces and fruit orchards – indicators of the community of Berber people living in the area. Enjoy the scent of the surrounding juniper forests, the beauty of the mountains and the spectacular views of the Imlil and Azadane valleys as you reach Tizi M’zik mountain pass. (Full Day; 5-6 hours total trekking time; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Moderate, as it involves trekking through a short but steep trail).
You will be transferred to the airport in a private vehicle
Price & Inclusions
Option 1 From $ 7,290 /person
Option 2 From $ 10,990 /person
Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.
Accommodation in one double room for 13 days / 12 nights
Meals as indicated
All activities as listed :
Marrakesh: Magical Marrakech Discovery
Marrakesh: English Speaking Local Guide
Ouarzazate: Desert Splendors of Ait Benhaddou
Ouarzazate: Atlas Studios & Kingdom of Heaven
Ouarzazate: English Speaking Tour Manager
Erg Chegaga: Jeep safari into the Chegaga dunes
Erg Chegaga: Luxury Desert Camp included activities
Erg Chegaga: A 4×4 Vehicle with Chauffeur at Your Disposal
Erg Chegaga: English Speaking Tour Manager
Skoura: Desert Rose: Half Day at Gorges du Dadès
Skoura: English Speaking Tour Manager
High Atlas Mountains: Trekking up to a mountain pass in the Atlas Mountains
High Atlas Mountains: English Speaking Tour Manager
The general business terms apply
All transfers as indicated above
Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
Fees and taxes
Tips, additional meals, and personal expenses
Drinks and meals not specified above: Most of our camps and lodges include a variety of alcoholic and non- alcoholic drinks on certain meal plans. Depending on the meal plan you are booked for, it is important to note that imported brands like luxury spirits, wines, and champagne are not included.
Travel, health, and cancellation insurance
International airfare (from your home country to your destination and return), unless specified under the trip inclusions above