Suggested Itinerary for a Desert Holiday in Morocco
After a short stay in Marrakech, head off over the high Atlas mountains to reach the dunes of the Sahara desert at Merzouga where, after a short camel trek, you will stay overnight in a tent and wake to enjoy the sunrise. Return past the many old kasbahs embedded in the palm-tree forests around Skoura.
We can book exactly this itinerary for you, or customise it to create a Morocco holiday tailor-made to your requirements.
As most riads require stays of 4 or more nights over Christmas and Easter, this is not possible over those periods.
Flight to Marrakech
On arrival you will be met and transferred by a Representative of your hotel. Three nights stay at the Caravanserai in a double room with breakfast. You can take your evening meals (not included) at the Caravanserai, or take a taxi to one of the many restaurants in the city.
Days 2 and 3
Take a tour of Marrakech by Caleche, or a guided tour arranged by our representative. Wander round the Medina, watch the pageant of singers, tumblers, snake charmers in the theatre that is the main square, and clam down with a mint tea in a roof-top cafe.
Marrakech to Ouarzazate
A car will be delivered to your hotel. Drive to Ouarzazate (approximate journey time of 4 to 5 hours) via the Tiz-n-Tichka pass through the High Atlas Mountains.
Overnight accommodation at the Riad Salam in a double room with half board.
Ouarzazate to Zagora
Drive to Zagora (approximate journey time of 3.5 hours) through the grandeur of the Djebel Sarhro mountain range, down to the oases and kasbahs of the Draa valley.
Overnight accommodation at La Fibule Du Draa in a double room with half board.
Zagora to Merzouga
Drive to Merzouga (approximate journey time of 5.5 hours) via Nkob, Tazzarine and Alnif.
Overnight accommodation at the Kasbah Mohayut in a double suite with half board.
The Camel Trek departs from the Kasbah Mohayut in the afternoon. After a two hour trek enjoy your evening meal in the desert
Overnight in the desert in a tent with half board. You will wake to see the sunrise and then return to the Mohayut for breakfast.
Merzouga to Tineghir
Drive to Tineghir (approximate journey time of 3 - 4 hours) via Mellaab and Tinejdad. You could take a side-trip to the 1000 ft high Todra Gorge.
Overnight accommodation at the Kasbah Lamrani with half board.
Tineghir to Skoura
Drive to Skoura (approximate journey time of 2.5 hours). You'll pass through the large palm groves that surround Skoura and hide the hundreds of occupied and abandoned kasbahs which you can explore with guides.
Overnight accommodation at the Les Jardins De Skoura with half board.
Skoura to Marakech
Return to Marrakech (approximate journey time of 4 - 5 hrs). Leave the car at the hotel at the end of the day.
Overnight accommodation at the Caravanserai with breakfast.
You will be transferred by a Representative of your hotel to Marrakech Airport for the return flight to London.
Free nights, upgrades, hammam & massage and honeymoon special offers.
Learn to cook Moroccan style with a range of culinary tours led by the award winning Executive Chef Alain Bennouna.
Live like Lawrence of Arabia and cross the orange dunes on a camel