Moroccan Desert Adventure

8 days,Marrakech to Marrakech

Get lost in ancient medinas, dodge snake charmers, ride a camel to a desert camp, bargain in exotic souks, hang with the hippies of Essaouira, experience this land of mystery for yourself.

Marrakech—whisper it and instantly your mind goes to a place of seduction and spices. Experience it for yourself. This intense 1-week journey reveals the secrets of Morocco and is crammed with all the activities and energy you crave. In the company of other young travellers, dance beside a campfire in the Sahara, go rock climbing in Todra and hang with the hippies in Essaouira. Explore the kasbahs, coast and desert and lose the herd on a trip you’ll never forget.

What's Included

  • Overnight camel excursion to a Berber tented camp in the desert
  • Local village farmland walk (Todra)
  • Entrance to Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah
  • Orientation walk in Essaouira
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 7 breakfasts, 1 dinner. (Allow USD180-240 for meals not included.)
  • Private air-con van, public bus, camel.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 18, avg 14.
  • Hotels (6 nts), tented desert camp (1 nt, multi-share).

Alternative Trips


Day 1Marrakesh

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Marrakesh/Nkob(1B)

Travel west into the desert, and stop off at Nkob, which is flanked by the Saghrou Mountains.

Day 3Nkob/Merzouga(1B, 1D)

Head off on a camel ride into the dunes. Watch the sun go down from atop the dunes, and spend the night in a Berber camp.

Day 4Merzouga/Todra Gorge(1B)

Walk through local village farmland near Todra to learn about the local way of life.

Day 5Todra Gorge/Aït Ben Haddou(1B)

Get lost exploring the kasbah in the Atlas Mountains. Optional Moroccan cooking class.

Day 6Aït Ben Haddou/Essaouira(1B)

Travel to the coast, and take in the laidback vibe of this coastal town on an orientation walk.

Day 7Essaouira(1B)

Enjoy a free day to explore this funky coastal town.

Day 8Essaouira/Marrakesh(1B)

Continue on to Marrakech where the tour ends upon arrival in Marrakech at 12pm; please book onward travel after 2pm.

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