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Sunset over the sand dunes in the desert.

Sea of Dunes

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Sunset over the sand dunes in the desert
Discover the exotic pleasures of Morocco in this 7-night bespoke experience. Join a Moroccan cooking class, discover towering gorges and ancient kasbahs, and explore the depths of the Sahara with a 4-wheel drive and a camel ride across the dunes. Stay at a desert luxury camp in Merzouga for 2 nights, feasting on the view of sunset from your private Hayma and enjoying a nomad bivouac style dinner in the dunes.
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Highlights

This bespoke experience is an English-only tour with maximum of 18 people.

Discover the depths of the desert with a  4-wheel drive and a camel ride across the dunes. 

Stay for 2 nights in a luxury desert camp in Merzouga.

Visit Dadès Valley, Todgha Gorges, Marrakech, Ouarzazate, and Aït Benhaddou.

Watch the sunset in the dunes from your private Hayma and enjoy a nomad bivouac style dinner in  Merzouga.

Join a Moroccan cooking class at the 5-star La Maison Arabe in Marrakech.

Nothing beats the thrill of exploring Morocco's exotic gems. Your eccentric experience begins with a visit to the most interesting sights of Marrakech, followed by a Moroccan cooking class at the 5-star La Maison Arabe. Travel through the Moroccan Desert on a 4-wheel drive, feeling a gush of thrill as you cross the Tizi n'Tichka high mountain pass towards the town of Ouarzazate, the 'gateway to the Sahara.' Continue to the Dades Valley, known as The Valley of One Thousand Kasbahs, and the most prominent of the oasis valleys that dominate southern Morocco.

See the Gorges of Todra, one of the most spectacular canyons in the world, on your way to the undulating, red sand dunes of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga. Stay at a desert luxury camp in the small Moroccan town and watch the sunset in the dunes from your private Hayma - one of the most impressive visual experiences you may ever have. Cap off the night with a nomad bivouac style dinner under the stars - surrounded by waves of mysterious desert plains. Ride a camel across the depths of the desert before departing to Ouarzazate where you'll settle in a Berber palace. Visit the UNESCO-listed mud brick city of Ait Benhaddou before going back to Marrakech for your farewell dinner.

2020 Departures

10 - 17 May
24 - 31 May
06 - 13 September
13 - 20 September

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Included

3-night accommodation at Riad Dar Justo in Marrakech
1-night accommodation at Kasbah Tizzarouine in Boumalne Dades
2-night accommodation in a luxury desert camp in Merzouga
1-night accommodation at Hotel Riad Ksar Ighnda in Ouarzazate
All entrance fees included as per itinerary
All meals as per itinerary (drinks not included)
Porterage service in all hotels
English speaking tour director throughout the journey
City tours and experiences with local guides as per itinerary
Luxury mini coach and luxury 4-wheel-drive throughout the journey (4 pax per car)
Arrival and departure transfers on first & last day

Itinerary

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Day 1
Marrakech

Meet & greet by your tour director at the Marrakech airport and transfer to the hotel. Dinner will be served at the hotel.

Dinner
Day 2
Marrakech

Today, you'll join a monumental visit to the most interesting sights such as Bahia Palace, Menara Gardens, La Koutoubia and Jmaa El Fnaa Square. Spend the afternoon at leisure. Join your fellow travellers for an authentic gastronomic experience - a Moroccan cooking class at La Maison Arabe. Welcome dinner will be served after the preparations.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Marrakech - Boumalne Dades

Bid farewell to Marrakech today. You're bound for Ouarzazate, known as the gateway to the Sahara Desert, in a 4-wheel drive. You will cross the High Atlas through Col du Tichka, located at more than 2000 meters high, and will stop in Ouarzazate for a visit of the town. Continue to the Dades Valley, known as The Valley of One Thousand Kasbahs, and the most prominent of the oasis valleys that dominate southern Morocco. Visit the Gorges created by the Dades River and dine and stay at a Kasbah.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Boumalne Dades – Todra, Erfoud - Merzouga

Depart today bound for Merzouga via Gorges of Todra, one of the most spectacular canyons in the world. After visiting this amazing geographical sight, you will continue towards Erfoud, an oasis town in the Sahara Desert. You'll finally reach the dunes of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga, your final destination where you´ll stay at a desert luxury camp for the next 2 nights. See the sunset in the dunes from your private Hayma, one of the most impressive visual experiences you may ever have. Enjoy a nomad bivouac style dinner in the dunes.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Merzouga

Today, you´ll experience the desert in depth. Join a full day desert experience on 4-wheel drive and a camel ride across the dunes. Feel like a real Berber.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Merzouga - Ouarzazate

Bid farewell to the desert camp. Today, you're bound for Ouarzazate crossing the extensive palm trees of the Drâa and the kasbahs that adorn it. Arrive in Ouarzazate and settle in your Berber palace.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Ouarzazate – Marrakech

Depart to Ait Benhaddou to admire this UNESCO Heritage sight.Continue to Telouet along a road of breath-taking beauty, then descend by the Tiz n‘Tichka to Marrakech. Back in Marrakech you will settle in your Riad. Join your fellow travellers for a farewell dinner.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Marrakech

After an exciting journey and unforgettable experiences across the desert, you'll bid farewell to Morocco. Take a transfer to the airport after breakfast.

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
Spanish
Currency
Euro
7 nights
from AUD4,285
per person, twin share
Marrakech (Sunday)
10 May - 20 September 2020
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This bespoke experience is an English-only tour with maximum of 18 people.

 

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