IMPERIAL DESERT TOUR

Best of Morocco Tour 2019-2020, Explore Marrakech and Erg Chebbi Desert

Cusomizable for 2019-2020 & Private Our tours are 100% customized for private travel according to your preferences and dates.

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Departure Dates The dates are flexible and customizable for private departures

Suggested Duration 7 days / 6 nights

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Private Luxury Tour, Marrakech and Erg Chebbi Desert sand dunes Description

Marrakech and Desert Erg Chebbi Tour Highlights

  • Discover the exotic colors of historic marketplaces in Marrakech
  • Listen to the enchanting tales of storytellers in the Dejemma el Fna Square
  • Visit the remarkable desert Kasbah of Aït ben Haddou, featured in films like Gladiator
  • Step into desert villages known to set the scenes in major motion pictures, such as Babel
  • Journey into the Sahara Desert to experience the serene landscape of the Erg Chebbi sand dunes
  • Meander through traditional bazaars to find unique, handmade goods
  • Journey through the marvelous rock formations of Todra Gorge
  • Venture into the Sahara Desert for an unforgettable meal and overnight in a luxurious camp beneath the stars
  • Marrakech and Desert Erg Chebbi Tour Itinerary at a Glance

    Day 1 Arrive in Marrakech and Relax with the Remaining Day at Leisure | Overnight in Marrakech

    Day 2 Marrakech - Tizi n'Tichka Pass – Telouet - Ait Benhaddou Kasbah - Ouarzazate - Skoura – Dades Gorge (About 350 Km) | Overnight in Dades Gorge

    Day 3 Dades Gorge - Todra Gorge - Rissani – Our luxury Camp in Erg Chebbi sand dunes (About 250 Km) | Overnight in Our luxury Camp in Erg Chebbi sand dunes

    Day 4 Embracing the Desert Lands of Erg Chebbi - Overnight in Erg Chebbi Luxury Desert Camp (0 Km) | Overnight in Our luxury Camp in Erg Chebbi sand dunes

    Day 5 Erg Chebbi Luxury Desert Camp – Rissani – Alnif – Nkob – Agdz – Ouarzazate (About 300 Km) | Overnight in Marrakech

    Day 6 Marrakech discovery and Moroccan lifestyle experience (0 Km) | Overnight in Marrakech

    Day 7 Memorable Morocco (Departure Day from Marrakech Menara Airport)

    Marrakech and Desert Erg Chebbi Tour Detailed Description

    Morocco is a country of contrast, and there is no better way to embrace the magnificence of this colorful country than this customizable private tour to Erg Chebbi Desert. This tour takes you through the dazzling pass of Tizi N’tichka in the Hight Atlas, linking Marrakech to the Sahara Desert. In your way to this one-in-lifetime experience you will get to discover the fertile oasis of Skoura known for its immense palm groves, the marvelous rock formation of Todra gorge and the Dades gorge, the remarkable desert Kasbah of Aït ben Haddou featured in many films like Gladiator and most of all the Erg Chebbi sand dunes desert where sun hovers on the horizon and spreads a golden glow on the sand.

    Once in our Luxury camp in Erg Chebbi desert, you will witness the sunrise that offers the unique opportunity to watch the day cover the desert with a rainbow of colors. In the morning the desert dresses of levels of pink and purple, orange and red, until the sun takes full form over the horizon. Take a camel ride and head for the famous Erg Chebbi sand dunes that extend over an area of 17 miles to witness the majesty of the dunes that will leave you speechless when you will get to see how large they can grow, some of them rise up to 524 feet. Visit the Berber villages around the sand dunes and interact with local nomads to discover their culture and lifestyle. Enjoy a sunset camel ride and witness the sky leaves its multicolor layers and dresses in endless sparkling stars living you with the opportunity to enjoy while back to your luxury camp a unique meal ending with a dance on the rhythm of Berber music around the fire.

    Places Visited

    Marrakech - Tizi n'Tichka Pass - Telouet - Ait Benhaddou Kasbah - Ouarzazate - Skoura - Dades Gorge - Todra Gorge - Rissani - Erg Chebbi Luxury Desert Camp - Rissani - Alnif - Nkob - Agdz - Ouarzazate

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    Marrakech Desert Chebbi Tour Tour Map Itinerary

    Marrakech Desert Chebbi Tour Detailed Itinerary

    Day 1: Arrive in Marrakech and Relax with the Remaining Day at Leisure | Overnight in Marrakech

    Morocco is a country of contrast, and there is no better way to embrace the magnificence of this colorful country than this private tour taking you from Morocco’s cultural bounty, Marrakech to Erg Chebbi sand dunes in the desert and back. Marrakech is a unique and absorbing world. The city embodies the exotic charms of North Africa and the enchanting culture known around the world as particularly Moroccan.

    Your private transfer will meet you at Marrakech Menara Airport and escort you to the hotel. You will immediately feel accepted in the safe and charming environment of the city, eager to explore the far reaches of history, culture, and landscape spread across Morocco.

    What’s Included: transfer, accommodation

    Day 2: Marrakech - Tizi n'Tichka Pass – Telouet - Ait Benhaddou Kasbah - Ouarzazate - Skoura – Dades Gorge | Overnight in Dades Gorge

    Marrakech is the pulse of historic Morocco. The Djemaa el Fna square is full of mystical and inspiring remains. Snake charmers play their instruments to delight both the concentrated cobra and passers-by. Fortune-tellers read the palms of people and tell them stories about the future. The aromas of green tea and lemon filter through medina’s alleys. The market opens up to an active and jovial call from sellers and locals waking up your senses and unconsciously send they you in a unique travel experience from your seat in your beautiful hotel in the Medina. Your private driver will be waiting for you so your unforgettable journey to the Sahara vibes starts.

    You will departure your journey from Marrakech at 8 am, heading towards Dades Gorge a beautiful historian place where you will enjoy the view of a series of rugged wadi gorges carved out by the Dadès River in Morocco, and that's where you will spend your first night. On the way there you will visit Tizi N’Tichka, a mountain pass linking the south-east of Marrakech to the city of Ouarzazate through the high atlas mountains, it’s a high mountain pass at an elevation of ‎2,260 m (7,415 ft) providing a nostalgic and a breathtaking sight of the mountain and Telouet, which is a Kasbah located along the former route of the caravans from the Sahara over the atlas mountains to Marrakech, it was the seat of Thami El Glaoui the lord of the atlas built in the 18th and 19th centuries which makes it full of history and culture.

    You will pay a visit to Ait Benhaddou Kasbah a traditional mud brick city on the edge of high Atlas Mountains located along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech surrounded by high walls, it is a great example of the Moroccan earthen clay architecture. Also, you will visit Ouarzazate, the door of the desert, a city full of history located in the middle of a bare plateau south of the high atlas mountains inhabited by berber-speakers who constructed many of the prominent Kasbahs and beautiful buildings for which the area is known, therefore it got a lot of attention due to its history it is also featured in a lot of successful movies such as the movie “GLADIATOR”.

    After that you visit Skoura, a village in an eponymous big river oasis, little is known about the early history of Skoura. However, it can be assumed that the relative abundance of water in the palm oases - similar to the Draa valley - has promoted the establishment of hunter-gatherers and later of nomadic tribes.

    What’s Included: breakfast, transfer, dinner, accommodation

    Day 3: Dades Gorge - Todra Gorge - Rissani – Our luxury Camp in Erg Chebbi sand dunes | Overnight in Our luxury Camp in Erg Chebbi sand dunes

    The morning light overtakes the shadows from the foothills and shines across the mountainside. At breakfast, you find your tea delightfully sweetened with honey. After your meal, you set out from Dades Gorge venturing into the desert and arriving in our luxury camp in Erg Chebbi sand dunes where you will spend the most precious and luxurious time and enjoy memorable moments and activities for you to get the full desert experience.

    The journey is going to be full of beautiful surprises as you will start by visitind Dades and Todra Gorges a series of limestone river canyons, or wadi, in the eastern part of the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco, near the town of Tinerhir; it provides a sublime experience do its suffocated do its geography. Then Rissani a small oasis town in Morocco that lies near the northwest edge of the Sahara, it is one of the largest sand deserts in Morocco.

    What’s Included: breakfast, transfer, dinner, accommodation

    Day 4: Embracing the Desert Lands of Erg Chebbi - Overnight in Erg Chebbi Luxury Desert Camp | Overnight in Our luxury Camp in Erg Chebbi sand dunes

    Before sunrise, you find yourself wide wake and walking along the famous sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. In the morning the desert dresses of levels of pink and purple, orange and red, before settling into shimmering golden hues. It’s time for you to seize the chance and photograph the effect of the light on the mountains of sand. A steam rises from fresh brewed mint tea sweetened with honey, waken up your senses.

    After your breakfast, take a camel ride and head for the famous Erg Chebbi sand dunes that extend over an area of 17 miles to witness the majesty of the dunes that will leave you speechless when you will get to see how large they can grow, some of them rise up to 524 feet. Visit the Berber villages around the sand dunes and interact with local nomads to discover their culture and lifestyle. The sunset in Erg Chebbi sand dunes is spectacular, the sky start leaving its multicolor layers and dresses in endless sparkling stars.

    Take a second here and imagine yourself with the person you love the most in the middle of soft sand dunes, a candlelit path in the horizon catches your attention, and you decide to walk in to discover where it takes. You rise your head to the sky and all you see is a magical sky wearing an infinite number of stars, you walk the path and you find a table decorated with hundred candles, our Berber chef carefully just prepared your delicious dinner. While enjoying your dinner, you hear a music rhythmed to the beats of the Moroccan desert, seize the opportunity to dance around the fire before heading to your luxury private tent.

    What’s Included: breakfast, dinner, camel ride, accommodation.

    Day 5: Erg Chebbi Luxury Desert Camp – Rissani – Alnif – Nkob – Agdz – Ouarzazate | Overnight in Marrakech

    The aroma of mint tea mingles with scents of breakfast. The cup of tea warms your hand as the sunshine spreads across the golden expanse of the sand dunes. you wave goodbye to the local Berbers you met and make your way back to Marrakech.

    On your way to the red city you will have stops at Rissani , Alnif, then Nkob the capital village of the Berber Ait Atta tribe. The Ait Atta belongs to Confederation Ait Atta that are spread along Ouarzazate, Errachidia, and Azil Provinces. The Amazigh Ait Atta are an ancient Berber tribe existent before Arab and Islam entrance in Morocco in the 7th century, Ait Atta tribe were the most important Moroccan tribes between the 15th and the 19th century. You will also visit Agdz located about 65 kilometers south of Ouarzazate, 92 kilometers north of Zagora. Agdz, which means "resting place," is located along the old caravan route linking Marrakech to Timbuktu, and played an important role in the exchange of goods across the Sahara. Then Ouarzazate the door of the desert.

    What’s Included: breakfast, transfer, tour, accommodation.

    Day 6: Marrakech discovery and Moroccan lifestyle experience | Overnight in Marrakech

    The red sandstone walls of Marrakech’s medina have given it the name of the Red City. At breakfast steam rises from fresh brewed mint tea. Your guide will be waiting for you to start your discovery of Marrakech’s gardens and mysteries. The locals turn in the labyrinth to get to their work. You can hear the craftsmen who start their trade, from the cobbling shoes displayed gracefully, to the shaping and smoothing leather. The City life will surround you with incredible daily details. End your day with hot relaxing Hammam experience and Massage, a passionate experience that will leave your body and spirit feeling wonderful, A good way to unwind and get ready to head back home.

    What’s Included: breakfast, transfer, tour, accommodation.

    Day 7: Memorable Morocco (Departure Day from Marrakech Menara Airport)

    The Call to Prayer emanates from the Koutoubia minaret. The soothing sound fades away and is replaced by the simmering calls of vendors moving their carts to the square.

    At breakfast, you wrap your hands around a hot glass of fresh green tea steeped with saffron. Your private driver will meet in your hotel and escort you to Marrakech Menara Airport for your flight home. The trails took you to the north and above the mountains, along shores and through valleys. You have followed the footsteps of the Berbers to embrace the exemplary and inspiring heritage of Morocco.

    What’s Included: breakfast, breakfast, transfer.

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