When arranging your transportation, such as flights, please take into consideration the below time restrictions for joining and departing from your group. With these times, we have taken into account travel time to/from the airport in the given destination and required time for check-in or baggage collection/immigration.

Your flight must arrive by or before: 11:59 p.m. on Day 1
Your flight must depart no earlier than: 04:00 p.m. on Day 8

Itinerary

Day 1Marrakech

Arrive at any time. Meet your group for the welcome meeting. Afterwards, head out for a night on the town.

 

On arrival, check the notice board (or ask reception) for the exact time and location of the group meeting. Afterwards, there will be the possibility to go out for a meal as a group in a nearby local restaurant. If you arrive late, no worries, your leader will leave you a message at the front desk.

 
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
1h

The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.

 
Big Night Out: 
 

Celebrate late into the night with your new best friends.

Accommodation

 
Hotel Majorelle (or similar)
Hotel

Day 2Marrakech/Nkob

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

 

 
Private Vehicle
Marrakech – Nkob9h

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Accommodation

 
Auberge Ennakhile (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Day 3Nkob/Merzouga

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.

In late afternoon, set off by camel to a desert camp deep in the dunes. Learn to tie a turban to keep the desert sun off your face and add a little flare to photos. 

Enjoy a warm welcome (with mint tea). A traditional dinner under the stars, cooked by our hosts, awaits. In the evening, listen to stories about life in this region and, perhaps, some traditional music on the drums.

Notes for the Sahara Desert tented camp stay:

There will be a chance to repack and take only overnight bags out to the desert. The accommodations are basic, with four people per tent (though feel free to sleep out under the stars). Bathroom facilities are basic and shared.

Mattresses with sheet and blanket are provided. For winter months (Nov- April), we recommend bringing a sleeping bag for additional warmth.

There will be the chance to shower upon arrival in Merzouga the following morning.

 
Private Vehicle
Nkob – Merzouga4h-5h

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Notes for the Sahara Desert tented camp stay:
There will be a chance to repack and take only overnight bags out to the desert. The accommodations are basic, with four people per tent (though feel free to sleep out under the stars). Bathroom facilities are...nature. Mattresses with sheet and blanket are provided. For winter months (Nov- April), we recommend bringing a sleeping bag for additional warmth. 

There will be the chance to shower upon arrival in Merzouga the following morning.

 
Camel
Merzouga1h

Ride out to the tented camp for the night. Local guides will teach you how to mount and dismount and other handy camel-related safety tips.

 
Local Living: Overnight at Berber Desert Camp
 

Head out into the dunes by camel to sleep like a Bedouin in the Sahara Desert. Drink mint tea, eat delicious traditional fare, and listen to stories about life under the desert sun. Enjoy a quiet night sleeping beneath the starry desert skies. 

Accommodation

 
Auberge Yasmina (or similar)
Tented Desert Camp

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Dinner

Day 4Merzouga/Todra Gorge

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

Rise early to get on the trusty camels. Watch the sun rise before returning to Merzouga.

Depart early from the camp. Make the first stop of the day at Tineghir to visit the town and go for a walk through the palm groves. Then head to the breathtaking Todra Gorge to spend the night nestled between the sheer cliff walls among the palm trees and gurgling river. This serene spot is great for hiking, relaxing on the edge of the river or sampling some local Berber delicacies.

 
Camel
Merzouga1h

Head back to Merzouga and wave goodbye to your new humpback friend.

 
Private Vehicle
Merzouga – Todra Gorge3h30m

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 
Todra Gorge Visit and Walk Through Palm Groves
Todra Gorge30m-1h

Enjoy a stop at the beautiful Todra Gorge canyon. Take a walk through a palm grove to see how farmers live from the land, while learning about local farming and irrigation techniques.

Accommodation

 
Hotel Amazir (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Day 5Todra Gorge/Aït Ben Haddou

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

Travel along the “Route of 1000 Kasbahs” to the thriving town of Ouarzazate for a lunch stop. This town is home to Atlas Film Studios, where many films have been shot over the years, including "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Gladiator."

Continue on to the fascinating and beautiful Aït Ben Haddou, a wonderful example of a kasbah.

 
Private Vehicle
Todra Gorge – Aït Ben Haddou4h

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 
Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah Guided Tour
Aït Ben Haddou2h-3h

Tour the UNESCO World Heritage site and Kasbah of Aït Ben Haddou with your CEO. Of all the remaining Kasbahs in Morocco, the walls and interior of this area are the most intact. The Kasbah still houses a few families, but many now live in the adjacent village. Like many of the earthen built fortresses in Ouarzazate, Aït Ben Haddou has been used in many film and television productions like Gladiator, Babel, and Game of Thrones.

Optional Activities - Day 5

Cooking Class
Aït Ben Haddou2h-3h

Learn all about the quintessential Moroccan dish — tagine. Learn about the tagine itself (a clay pot) and different ingredients and spices. Enjoy the fruits of your labour for dinner.

Accommodation

 
Auberge La Baraka (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Day 6Aït Ben Haddou/Essaouira

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

 

 
Private Vehicle
Aït Ben Haddou – Essaouira7h

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 
Orientation Walk
30m-1h

Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

Accommodation

 
Hotel Cap Sim (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Day 7Essaouira

Enjoy a free day to explore this funky coastal town.

In the morning, don't miss the colourful and lively spectacle of the return of the boats to the port, with their baskets full of fish. Afterwards, head up to the ramparts on the old city wall for a great view over the city and out to sea. Browse the shops and art galleries or take a stroll along the long, sandy beach. This is the perfect place to unwind and relax with a cold beer or shisha pipe (waterpipe). The active might choose to take a surfing or windsurfing lesson, hire a fishing rod or just take a long walk on the beach.

In the evening, head to one of the local barbecue fish cafes where you can pick out the catch of the day and have it cooked to perfection for an amazing seafood dinner. Essaouira is also famous for its music scene and offers a great chance to check out a live performance.

 
Free Time
EssaouiraFull Day

Do as much or as little as you'd like in this laidback town

Optional Activities - Day 7

Windsurfing
Essaouira

Ride the waves at this windsurfer's paradise. Try taking a lesson if you’re new to the sport. The reliable strong winds can be challenging.

 
Surfing
Essaouira

Head out to catch some waves and enjoy the surf and fresh sea air. 

Accommodation

 
Hotel Cap Sim (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Day 8Essaouira/Marrakech

Continue on to Marrakech where the tour ends upon arrival in the early afternoon.

 

Please book any onward travel after 4pm.

 
Private Vehicle
Essaouira – Marrakech3h

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 
Departure Day (Activities)
12:00

Depart on arrival to your final destination. Your CEO can help with any onward travel arrangements you require.

Meals included:

 Breakfast

 

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