Moroccan adventure trip

Moroccan Adventure: From Marrakech to the Sahara Desert

Description of the trip

Embark on a mesmerizing three-day journey through the heart of Morocco, from the bustling city of Marrakech to the serene sands of the Sahara Desert. Traverse the dramatic Atlas Mountains, explore the historic Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, and immerse yourself in the rich culture of the Draa Valley. Experience the ultimate desert adventure with a luxurious stay in a nomadic camp at Erg Chigaga, where you'll enjoy traditional Moroccan hospitality under the starry African sky. This unforgettable trip combines breathtaking landscapes, ancient history, and the unique charm of Moroccan desert life.

Day 1: Marrakech to Ouarzazate via Ait BenHaddou

Morning: Pickup from your hotel/riad in Marrakech. Begin the journey to the Atlas Mountains via the Tizi N’Tichka pass, a spectacular route offering breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks and Berber villages.

Midday: Arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou, a well-preserved Kasbah that was once a key stop on the caravan routes carrying salt from the Sahara.

Afternoon: Continue to Ouarzazate, passing through barren gorges to Agdz. Here, you’ll meet the Draa Valley, the longest river valley in Morocco.

Evening: Overnight stay in the Draa Valley.

Day 2: Draa Valley – Zagora – Tamengroute – M’hamid – Erg Chigaga

Morning: Travel south through the scenic Draa Valley to Zagora. Visit Tamegroute, known for its ancient library featuring Korans and manuscripts from the 12th century.

Midday: Proceed to M’hamid, the last town of the Draa Valley. From here, embark on an off-road adventure through barren landscapes to the Erg Chigaga desert.

Afternoon: Arrive at the luxury desert camp nestled between sand dunes. Enjoy mint tea upon arrival.

Evening: Experience a traditional Moroccan dinner followed by a campfire under the starry African sky. Overnight in luxury canvas tents.

Day 3: Erg Chigaga – Foum Zguid – Taznakht – Marrakech

Morning: Enjoy breakfast at the camp before bidding farewell to the desert. Embark on an off-road journey to Foum Zguid, admiring the surreal landscapes reminiscent of ancient times.

Midday: Meet the paved road at Foum Zguid and travel through the Anti Atlas Mountains to Taznakht. Stop for lunch.

Afternoon: Continue the journey through the Atlas Mountains, returning to Marrakech.

Evening: Arrival in Marrakech and drop-off at your hotel/riad.

Additional Information

  • Transportation: Travel is in comfortable, air-conditioned 4x4 vehicles, suitable for the mountainous and desert terrain.
  • Accommodations: Overnight stays include a traditional Riad in Skoura and luxury tents in the Merzouga desert camp, equipped with full bedding and private facilities.
  • Meals: All meals are included from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 3. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated with prior notice.
  • Environmental Commitment: Our tours are conducted with respect to local cultures and environments, ensuring that we leave no trace in the natural landscapes we visit.


  • Experience the dramatic landscapes of the Atlas Mountains.
  • Visit the historic Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah.
  • Explore the ancient library in Tamegroute.
  • Enjoy a luxurious desert camp experience in Erg Chigaga.
  • Discover the scenic beauty of the Draa and Anti Atlas Valleys.


  • Travel Attire: Comfortable clothing and footwear for walking, warm layers for the cool desert nights.
  • Essentials: Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, and a camera to capture the stunning scenery.
  • Health: Stay hydrated and be prepared for changing weather conditions.

What's included

  • Transportation in air-conditioned 4x4 vehicles.
  • Professional tour guide.
  • Accommodation: Riad in Skoura, luxury desert tents in Merzouga.
  • All meals from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 4.
  • Camel trekking and sandboarding in the Sahara.
  • Evening entertainment and cultural experiences.
  • Entrance fees to all sites.

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