Camel Trek & Desert Camp
We will collect you from your Marrakech accommodation at 8am and begin the desert tour via the famous Tizi N Tichka Pass which, at 2260m is the highest mountain pass in North Africa. The landscape is dotted with small and traditional Berber villages and you can enjoy stunning views of the High Atlas Mountains.
We will then visit Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, UNESCO site and the inspiration for an impressive number of movies. Situated along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech used by sultans and traders to bring slaves and gold in exchange for salt and spices.
We continue our mountain descent to Ouarzazate, known as the door to the desert. After lunch, we will cross the Draa Valley, the longest river in Morocco, lined by many palm groves and picturesque villages. Once we arrive in the desert town of Zagora, we will be welcomed with a traditional glass of mint tea before mounting camels to begin the trek (with an experienced local guide) into the sand dunes of Nokhila in time to watch the spectacular sunset over the dunes.
Relax and enjoy the starry sky while a traditional meal is served. After dinner, you will be entertained by local musicians around the camp fire before deciding whether to sleep in your cosy nomad tent or under the blanket of stars.
The nomadic fire-camp is equipped with warm Berber tents, mattresses, blankets, camp toilet and small kitchen.
Wake up early to witness the sunrise before breakfast, then ride your camel back to reach the vehicles. We will then depart to the Draa Valley and its oasis. We pass through the traditional villages where time has stood still for hundreds of years. There will be plenty of opportunities to take photos and just enjoy the dramatic landscape.
As we wind our way back over the High Atlas mountain range we will have the opportunity to visit the Film Studios. We continue then across the historical territory of the Glaoua tribe where a number of ancient Kasbahs can be seen. Then onto Telouet Kasbah, which belonged to the Lord of the Atlas and was once one of the greatest palaces in Morocco.
The road passes through various villages that are typical of northern slopes of the mountains where corn can be seen ripening in the sun on the packed earth roofs of the stone houses. Finally descending to Marrakech through gardens of olives, walnuts and pomegranates where you will see mountain Berber families tending to their goats and searching for firewood.
We reach Marrakech at the end of the day and your desert safari comes to an end. We will drop you off at your accommodation.
This is just an example – all our Morocco Tours and Desert Tours can be customised to fit your requirements – call us for a “no obligation” discussion with a local expert.
Price will vary dependent on;
- The number of people in the party
- The number of days
- The activities required
- Starting and ending points
- Room configuration
- Children’s ages if applicable
- High / Low season
- Airport Transfers required
For exact pricing please contact us for a FAST, free of charge / no obligation quote.