Explore the mountains and desert of Morocco in just 4 days
Stay in a charming guest house and a desert camp
Tour the movie sets of Ouarzazate
Experience the sunset and sunrise over the dunes of the Sahara desert
Embark on a 4-day adventure in Morocco and explore the mountains, valleys, and deserts. From the scenic landscapes of the High Atlas mountains to the dunes of the Sahara desert, this trip has it all. Stay in a charming guest house and a desert camp, and tour the movie sets of Ouarzazate, also known as the "Hollywood of Africa". Experience the sunset and sunrise over the dunes of the Sahara desert on the back of a camel and become immersed in true nomadic culture.
Who This Experience Is Good For
This experience is perfect for adventurous travelers who want to explore the beauty of Morocco in just 4 days. It is also great for those who are interested in experiencing the traditional nomadic culture of the Sahara desert.
Meet Our Local Host
Your local host will be an experienced guide who will take you through the mountains, valleys, and deserts of Morocco. They will be knowledgeable about the history and culture of the area and will make sure you have an unforgettable experience.
Day 1: Marrakech, Ouarzazate, Dades Valley
09:00 AM Pick up from accommodation in Marrakech
Pass through the Tizi n'Tichka pass in the High Atlas mountains
Visit the Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate
Lunch on site
Visit the green valley of Dades and the valley of roses by the palm grove of Skoura
Dinner and overnight stay at a charming guest house in the valley
Day 2: Dades Valley, Todra Gorges, Dunes of Merzouga
Road trip to the 1000 Kasbahs and Tinghr with its magnificent palm groves
Visit the Todra Gorge canyon
Continue towards Merzouga and the erg Chebbi dune in the Sahara desert
Camel ride towards the oasis where the camp is located
Spend the night in the nomadic tents or under the stars and experience the nomadic culture
Day 3: Merzouga, Tazarine, Agdz, Ouarzazate
Watch the sunrise over the dunes of erg Chebbi
Breakfast in the camp
Return to a hostel via camel trek for a quick shower
Visit a fossil workshop in Rissani
Continue to the junction of the Drâa and Agdz valley
Relaxing dinner and hotel stay in Ouarzazate
Day 4: Ouarzazate, Aït ben Haddou, Telouet, Marrakech
Visit the Ksar of Aït ben Haddou, a world heritage site
Admire the traditional architecture of the kasbahs
Drive back to Marrakech through the mountains
Transportation in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle
All night accommodation in a charming guest houses and a desert camp
Camel ride in the Sahara desert
Breakfasts and dinners
What’s Not Included
Entrance fees to monuments
Gratuities for your guide (optional, but appreciated)
Know Before You Go
Minimum Needed: 4 people
Maximum Capacity: 16 people
Booking Deadline: 14 days before start date or more depending on the season
Weather Dependent: No
Difficulty Level: Easy - Camels have been an important creature in Morocco for hundreds of years. Please note that our camel rides are ethical (Our camels are vaccinated and well-fed. We never use pregnant young moms.) There is an alternative included ride to get to the desert camp by 4x4 instead of the camel ride.
Special Clothing Required: Yes - Loose fitting pants for the camel ride, Sunglasses and sunscreen are typically a good idea to pack.
Special Dietary Restrictions: No - We will try our best to accommodate most dietary needs if given enough notice.
Extra Cash: Needed for tipping (Not mandatory: you liked the service Tip! You did not? Is ok not to Tip.), additional services & souvenirs.
Ground Transportation: All ground transportation
Additional Information: This is not recommended to do in less than 3 days.
Liabilities: The liability for any injury, loss, or damage incurred by participants is not assumed by Remote Year or its affiliates.
Positive Impact & Responsible Tourism:
We work directly with local partners for this experience to maximize the flow of money directly to the local community. This helps create jobs and sustainable livelihoods within this destination.
On average, 80% of the cost for this experience goes directly into the local economy.
This experience supports ethically sourced foods from small local markets and farms.
By signing up for this experience you are contributing to a positive impact on the local economy and in turn, improving the lives of the family, friends and communities of our partners.