High Atlas Wilderness Trek
A short escape to discover Merzouga sand dunes and the amazing Southern Morocco
A truly unique and unforgettable adventure holiday trip designed for those wishing to discover the delights, historical sites, architecture heritage and must-see attractions of Southern Morocco. Departing from Marrakech, you will embark on an air-conditioned vehicle and drive over the stunning High Atlas Mountains to rejoin the South of Morocco and then journey through luscious desert oases and along roadways that are famous for their ever-changing views and rewarding landscapes where you can soak in some of the South’s most breathtaking vistas. The Morocco’s south is full of beautiful sights that attract tourists from around the world and this tour will show you the most inspiring places South of Morocco has to offer.
The captivating history and Berber culture of the Southern Morocco, the spectacular mountain scenery of the High Atlas, the dramatic vistas of the Sahara desert, the golden sand dunes of Merzouga, the awe-inspiring kasbahs made of rammed red earth rising against the sky, the beautiful verdant oases and the magical nights spent in wilderness desert tented camps mean that you can be absolutely certain that there is something for you in Morocco. Book your amazing trip with Atlas Sahara Aventure and discover Southern Morocco’s most fascinating locations and must-see sights.
Highlights of this 3-Day Desert Tour
- Itinerary of a great diversity offering awe-inspiring landscapes and striking beauty
- Be inspired by the captivating architecture heritage and history of South Morocco
- Spend time discovering the Draa valley and the incredible Valley of Roses
- An unforgettable camel riding adventure to explore the Erg Chebbi sand dunes
- Visit the majestic Todra Gorges – the Morocco’s Grand Canyon
- Two nights in a private and comfortable tented camp with tasty locally sourced food
- Scenic drive through the Dades valley – A mountain range of incredible rock formations
- Exciting add-ons to make the most of your time in Morocco unforgettable
Tour Detailed Information
Is this Holiday for You ?
This discovery tour is suitable for most people in good health and age groups. This 3-day journey combines cultural guided visits, scenic drives and daily short walks that offer an easy and relaxed walking pace with ample time for sightseeing to appreciate attractions along the route, encounter the locals, admire the landscapes and take pictures. Generally previous experience is not necessary and anyone who is in good health and fit enough can undertake this journey.
Best time to do this tour ?
This short escape into the Sahara desert and South Morocco can be undertaken all year round. The best time of the year is from October until early May. July and August, are the hottest months in the sahara desert. Winter and Autumn can be perfect by day in the south, though desert nights can get cold – a major consideration if you are planning to stay in one of the desert tented camps, which rarely have heating. Warm duvet and blankets, as well as hot water bootles are provided to keep you warm at night when staying in the desert camp.
Tour Leader and Berber Team
All Morocco Private Tours groups are entrusted to skilled Berber tour guides and competent staff who will take care of all services from beginning to end of tour. You will be accompanied by a professional team who represents the real image of our company and consists mainly of Berber native people. The success of your trip, your safety and your welfare are our main objectives. The friendly Berbers who accompanying you will work hard to ensure you discover Morocco the right way it should be seen, offering you rewarding and remarkable experiences and above all unforgettable memories you will treasure for a long time. We help you discover not only the landscape and must-see attractions but also the local lifestyle, traditions and customs and give you a real glimpse of current everyday local life.
Accommodation in the Sahara Desert
When travelling into the Sahara desert, the overnight stay will be tented camp style. With us you will enjoy a truly authentic experience and you will camp in very comfortable and spacious luxury tents equipped with comfortable mattresses with proper bed, pillows and warm duvets, all covered with fine and cosy bedding. Shower tents providing bathroom facilities with flushing toilet, wash stand basins and hot water available 24 hours. On chilly nights a hot water bottle are provided. Camping in tents allows you to enjoy brightly star-lit nights out in the open air, experiencing moments of real pleasure discovering the spectacular night skies and constellations of the Sahara desert. Personal attention and care is of high importance here in our camps, the friendly Berber staff will go to their extremes to ensure that you have a wonderful, satisfying and memorable stay and everything is done at your leisure.
Accommodation on Trip
An important feature of all Morocco Private Tours is the wide range of accommodation used. When travelling from Marrakech to Fez, we offer a great choice of carefully selected accommodations in very comfortable hotels or authentic tradional Kasbahs, which have been chosen for their comfort and cleanliness as well as their charm, welcoming quality, tranquillity and security. Our selected accommodations are nestled in the heart of the city, with close proximity to the main business areas and attractive highlights. They offer a brasserie restaurant, internet access, and fully-equipped fitness centre and laundry service. Guest rooms have private bathrooms and air-conditioning.
Tour Detailed Itinerary
The detailed day to day itinerary of this 3-day tour will be sent to you on simple request. Please send your request to email@example.com and one of our travel consultants will send you – within 48 hours – the day to day trip programme and all detailed information you need to know about your selected tour. Please don’t hesitate to contact Morocco Private Tours if you have any questions, we remain at your entire service for any further information you may need.
Why the tour itinerary is not Showed ?
At Morocco Private Tours we work quite hard and spend much time to create private and innovative itineraries off the beaten track and away from the well-trodden routes. In order to protect our hand-crafted tour and trek itineraries we have designed, the detailed programs of our tours and treks are not showed on our Website because there are many non-professional local companies and lazy tour guides who copy the itineraries we have designed.
Unfortunately, these people don’t want to make any effort and rack their brain to create and plan their own programmes. They just want to earn money quickly and easily, thinking only of their own benefits more than those of the clients and they pay almost no attention to show the beautiful Morocco the way it should be seen. Most of the time, when they lead a group of tourists these people think about taking them to shops and bazaars where they will get commissions from the store owners on purchases of the tourists.
Detailed Trip Notes
We supply detailed trip notes with useful information to assist you with planning for your birding holiday and advise you of what to expect during your time in Morocco. Our pre-tour information has been prepared to provide you with as much information as possible about your forthcoming adventure. Once you have booked your selected tour, the detailed trip notes will be sent to you to help you prepare for your trip, with important logistical information and answers to questions regarding accommodations, tour arrangements, currency, local customs, immigration and documents, health precautions, and a packing list of right clothing and all necessary equipment that you will need for the planned activity.
When travelling throughout Morocco, we offer high quality and dedicated services for all your transport needs and all services are operated in our reliable modern air-conditioned vehicles with fully trained Berber drivers in customer service and safe practices. With extensive experience providing the best transportation service, our priority is the safety and comfort of our clients and the punctuality in our services. We always do our best to make every journey as hassle-free as possible, because we understand that a happy customer will talk about us.
Pre- and Post-Tour Extensions
If you would like to extend your stay in Morocco for a couple of days before or after your guided tour to enjoy the ultimate flexibility and freedom to see a little more of Morocco at your own pace or to have plenty of time visiting Marrakech, Morocco Private Tours can make all the arrangements you need to extend your holiday with lots of ideas for what to do and where to stay. Our optional pre- and post-tour extensions offer you also the perfect opportunity if you would like to explore some attractions and must-see places that are not included on this tour itinerary.
Morocco Private Tours’ knowledgeable travel consultants will be pleased to provide you with further information and to suggest ideas to complement your own and make your holiday extension in Morocco a memorable experience. All our optional extension packages can include stays in charming boutique hotels or authentic stylish riads, private airport transfers, car rental, quad-biking tours, horse-riding, day trips into the High Atlas Mountains, Essaouira etc.
Our Commitment to the Environment
Far from the purely commercial tourism, ultimate duty for Morocco Private Tours and all those involved in tourism development to protect the environment and natural resources as part of the main objective for responsible and sustainable tourism. However we do, we are aware that we are having an impact on the environment. The whole team of MPT endeavours to minimise this impact by travelling in small groups who make less impact than big ones.
Wherever possible, we engage in projects and activities that not only make the environment sustainable but contribute to improving and conserving it. Our code of conduct ensures we have a positive influence on the environment and continuously make the respect for the nature and the environment our ethos. Our motto wherever we travel is « Take only photographs, leave only footprints » and guests hoping to travel with us should adopt the same philosophy.
Price Quote - Marrakesh to Fez Desert Tour
The cost of this trip is subject to change – increase or decrease – depending on the number of persons in the group, the accommodation category, the currency fluctuation and the period of departure. The exact cost of your selected holiday will be confirmed to you at the time of booking. The suggested tour shown on our website is prepared few months before the start of your holiday and the prices quoted are for your guidance when planning your trip.
- Tour price based on 2 people traveling : $520 per person
- Tour price based on 3-4 people traveling : $432 per person
- Tour price based on 5-6 people traveling : $405 per person
Services included in the tour price
- All land transportation throughout by private vehicles
- One night accommodation in a fully serviced desert camp
- Two nights’ in comfortable hotels or authentic Kasbahs
- Accommodation on twin sharing basis with private facilities
- Professional English speaking guide during the tour days
- Delicious Moroccan food as indicated in the tour itinerary
- Luggage handling, and all hotel taxes and service charges
- 2-hour camel riding to discover Erg Chebbi sand dunes
- 24-hour emergency assistance service during your trip
- A first aid kit with standard equipment
- Professional Liability Insurance
- The necessary logistics for the tour
- Mineral bottled water and Moroccan mint tea
What is not included in the tour price
- Personal Travel and medical insurance
- Miscellaneous items of a personal nature
- Soft drinks during lunch in restaurants
- Alcoholic beverages
- All items not mentioned as being included
- Gratuities for tour guide and local staff