Morocco Tours: Tour 3 – Morocco Desert Kasbahs & Gorges Tour (9 days / 8 nights)

Tour 3: Morocco Desert Kasbahs & Gorges Tour (9 days / 8 nights)

This unforgettable Morocco travel experience crosses the High Atlas Mountains to the spectacular, vast Morocco Sahara Desert.  Witness entire desert villages of fortified mud kasbah castles, soaring sand dunes, magnificent gorges, lush oases and be transported back to the days when the Berber nomads and their trans-Saharan camel caravans plied the trade routes through this amazing countryside carrying riches between ancient Ghana, Morocco and Europe.  This Morocco travel itinerary is available as one of our deluxe Cultural Experience group tours of Morocco and also from our personalised private custom tours of Morocco.

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  • 7 nights’ accommodation at riads, kasbahs or hotels
  • 1 night camping in Berber nomad tents at Erg Chebbi Sahara Desert oasis camp (option to stay at Erg Chebbi Assif n’Itrane Morocco Deluxe Camp or at Merzouga kasbah)
  • 8 breakfasts
  • 2 dinners (Merzouga & Erg Chebbi Sahara Desert Oasis Camp)
  • Half-day city tour of Marrakech with English speaking licensed local professional Marrakech guide
  • Overnight desert camel safari in Sahara Desert Erg Chebbi sand dunes
  • Entrance fees for included sightseeing
  • Airport transfers
  • Air-conditioned private professional tour vehicle with English speaking licensed professional tour driver guide


Day 1: Marrakech

Morocco tours to Marrakech's Djemaa El-Fna Your Morocco travel adventure begins when you arrive at Marrakech Airport, are met by your Berber Treasures driver guide and are transferred to one of the atmospheric riads in Marrakech. Afternoon half-day city tour of Marrakech with your expert local Marrakech travel guide.  Your heritage tour of Marrakech explores the city’s stunning past and allows you to immerse yourself in sights, sounds and smells of this captivating city including Marrakech’s UNESCO world heritage designated old walled medina, La Bahia Palace, el-Badi Palace, Koutoubia Mosque, the Saadian tombs, Place Djemaa El-Fna Square with it magicians, story tellers and snake charmers and Marrakech’s famous souks. Tonight you stay in one of the atmospheric Marrakech riads.  Overnight in Marrakech riad.

Day 2: MarrakechHigh Atlas Mountains – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate

High Atlas Mountain village © Berber Treasures Morocco Travel to Morocco 2008Leaving Marrakech travel into the heart of the High Atlas Mountains and cross the Tizi n’Tichka mountain pass (2260 m) to the Sahara Desert of Morocco.  Here you can imagine the days when the Berber nomads and their camel caravans plied the ancient trade routes as your Morocco travel adventure takes you to your first desert destination, Morocco ‘s unforgettable UNESCO world heritage designate ksar village of Ait Benhaddou comprised of many of Morocco’s best preserved fortified mud kasbah castles – a must on all Morocco travel itineraries to the Sahara Desert.  This incredible area has featured in films including Gladiator and Lawrence of Arabia.  Then it is on to the oasis town of Ouarzazate.  Situated on the cross roads of ancient desert caravan trade routes, the spectacular contrast of desert plains and soaring snow capped mountains has made Ouarzazate the movie making capital of Morocco.  Overnight in Ouarzazate kasbah. (Breakfast)

Day 3: OuarzazateD’raa Valley & OasisZagora

Morocco travel to Zagora in the Morocco Sahara DesertYour Morocco tours desert adventure takes you south to lush Draa Valley oasis.  Explore the extensive palm groves and small Berber villages along the D’raa River as it winds its way to the oasis town of Zagora, famously 52 days by camel caravan to Timbuktu.   From here you will visit the tiny village of Tamgroute with its incredible library filled with medieval manuscripts.  Overnight in Zagora riad.  (Breakfast)

Day 4: ZagoraMerzouga (Erg Chebbi)

Erg Chebbi sand dunes near Merzouga © Berber Treasures Morocco Tours to Morocco 2007Departing Zagora your route through the desert of Morocco travel s via N’Kob past the rugged Jbel Saghro Mountains to the small desert Berber village of Merzouga situated on the edge of the spectacular Erg Chebbi sand dunes of Morocco’s Sahara Desert.  Overnight in Merzouga area kasbah. (Breakfast & Dinner)

Day 5: Morocco Camel Ride & Erg Chebbi Sahara Desert Oasis Camp

Morocco desert camel ride on our tours to Morocco Berber Treasures Morocco travel to MoroccoMorning visit to the Merzouga oasis and village area. The Berber of this area are nomad familes, some still live the traditional nomad lifestyle.   After relaxing at your desert kasbah, in the late afternoon led by your local Berber guide you take a camel ride into the Erg Chebbi sand dunes to your Sahara Desert oasis camp.  You can watch the sun setting over the magnificent desert landscape.  Tonight is spent camping under the stars in a Berber nomad’s tent at a desert oasis camp in the heart of the Erg Chebbi sand dunes – a highlight of Morocco tours.  Overnight camping in Berber nomads’ tents in desert.   (Breakfast & Dinner)

Ө  Tonight you have the option to upgrade your overnight stay to the Assif n’Itrane Morocco Deluxe Camp in Erg Chebbi with private ensuited tent or stay at your Merzouga kasbah.

Day 6: Merzouga Todra Gorge & Oasis – Boumalne Dades – Dades Gorge

Dades Gorge & Road of a Thousand Kasbahs - Berber Treasures Morocco tours of MoroccoYou can rise early to watch the sunrise over the desert.  Next your Morocco desert adventure takes you to visit the fossil area near Erfoud before your Morocco tours route heads westward to the beautiful Todra Gorge.  Continuing on travel to Morocco ‘s High Atlas Mountain Berber town of Boumalne Dades and the stunning Dades Gorge with its Berber kasbahs, fig and almond orchards, date palm groves and unique rock formations. Overnight Dades Gorge kasbah. (Breakfast)

Day 7: Dades Gorge –  Roses Valley – High Atlas Mountains

Leaving Dades Gorge make your way along the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs through Roses Valley to the beautful oasis village of Skoura where you can find historic old mud kasbahs set among the date palm and almond groves.  Leaving the Morocco desert travel across the High Atlas Mountains to one of them scenic mountain valleys in the Toubkal National Park area.  Overnight in High Atlas Mountains riad(Breakfast)

Day 8: High Atlas Mountains – Marrakech

Marrakech Bahia Palace - Berber Treasures Morocco tours of MoroccoThis morning enjoy and explore this beautiful High Atlas Mountain area before you travel to Marrakech arriving in the afternoon for some leisure time at your Marrakech riads roof top terrace or visit some of Marrakech’s famous gardens, wind you way through Marrakech’s souks and markets marvelling at the exotic goods and wares, relax in a hammam and enjoy the colourful night life in Djemma El-Fna Square or taste some of the delicious Marrakechi cusine . Overnight in Marrakech riad. (Breakfast)

Day 9: Marrakech

Your Morocco travel adventure comes to a close with your transfer to Marrakech Airport.   Tour ends.  (Breakfast)

Ө  Optional extension to UNESCO world heritage Essaouira – see TOUR 3E for details.

2016, 2017 & 2018 DEPARTURES & PRICING

Berber Treasures Morocco Private Tours of Morocco:

  • Departures every day on our private tours of Morocco
  • Luxury to budget accommodation options available
  • Lots of fabulous kasbahs and riads in Morocco with great hotel options too
  • Option for luxury Erg Chebbi desert camp with private en-suited tents
  • Your personal chauffeured professional tour vehicle with English speaking licensed professional tour driver guide
  • Private chauffeured airport transfer included on Day 1 and last Day
  • Variations to the itinerary permitted – or choose a personalised tailor made itinerary
  • No minimum numbers
  • Lots of optional activities and inclusions available

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The price of your private tour of Morocco depends on the standard and type of accommodation you seek, the itinerary you choose, the number of people travelling and the time of year you are planning to travel to Morocco.

Berber Treasures Morocco Group Tours
This itinerary is also available as one of our Deluxe Cultural Experience small group tours of Morocco – CE3:

  • Deluxe Cultural Experience group tour of Morocco
  • 4 star**** accommodation
  • Fabulous kasbahs and riads in Morocco with great hotel options too
  • Option to upgrade to luxury Erg Chebbi Morocco Dexlue Camp with private ensuited tent
  • Small groups only
  • Our deluxe Morocco group tours are guaranteed to operate
  • Regular departures
  • Private professional tour vehicle with English speaking licensed professional tour driver guide
  • Group airport transfer included on Day 1 and last Day at scheduled time
  • Lots of optional activities, inclusions and private airport transfers available

Berber Treasures Morocco Group Tours
CE3 Departure Dates & Pricing
(Sat – Sun)

(9 days/8 nights)
Marrakech – Marrakech
[Casablanca start/finish option]
DeparturesCost per person (double/twin share)*
  08 Oct – 16 Oct$2253
  15 Oct – 23 Oct$2253
  22 Oct – 30 Oct$2253
  29 Oct – 06 Nov$2253
  05 Nov – 13 Nov$2253
  12 Nov – 20 Nov$2253
  19 Nov – 27 Nov$2253
  26 Nov – 04 Dec$2253
  03 Dec – 11 Dec$2253
  10 Dec – 18 Dec$2253
  17 Dec – 25 Dec$2253
  24 Dec – 01 Jan ’17$2397
  31 Dec – 07 Jan ’17$2397
DeparturesCost per person (double/twin share)*
  07 Jan – 15 Jan$2253
  14 Jan – 22 Jan$2253
  21 Jan – 29 Jan$2253
  28 Jan – 05 Feb$2253
  04 Feb – 12 Feb$2253
  11 Feb – 19 Feb$2253
  18 Feb – 26 Feb$2253
  25 Feb – 05 Mar$2253
  04 Mar – 12 Mar$2253
  11 Mar – 19 Mar$2253
  18 Mar – 26 Mar$2253
  25 Mar – 02 Apr$2253
  01 Apr – 09 Apr$2253
  08 Apr – 16 Apr$2253
  15 Apr – 23 Apr$2253
  22 Apr – 30 Apr$2253
  29 Apr – 07 Apr$2253
  06 May – 14 May$2253
  13 May – 21 May$2253
  20 May – 28 May$2253
  27 May – 04 Jun$2253
  03 Jun – 11 Jun$2253
  10 Jun – 18 Jun$2253
  17 Jun – 25 Jun$2253
  24 Jun – 02 Jul$2253
  01 Jul – 09 Jul$2253
  08 Jul – 16 Jul$2253
  15 Jul – 23 Jul$2253
  22 Jul – 30 Jul$2253
  29 Jul – 06 Aug$2253
  05 Aug – 13 Aug$2253
  12 Aug – 20 Aug$2253
  19 Aug – 27 Aug$2253
  24 Aug – 01 Sep †Ψ$2253
  31 Aug – 08 Sep †Ψ$2253
  09 Sep – 17 Sep$2253
  16 Sep – 24 Sep$2253
  23 Sep – 01 Oct$2253
  30 Sep – 08 Oct$2253
  07 Oct – 15 Oct$2253
  14 Oct – 22 Oct$2253
  21 Oct – 29 Oct$2253
  28 Oct – 05 Nov$2253
  04 Nov – 12 Nov$2253
  11 Nov – 19 Nov$2253
  18 Nov – 26 Nov$2253
  25 Nov – 03 Dec$2253
  02 Dec – 10 Dec$2253
  09 Dec – 17 Dec$2253
  16 Dec – 24 Dec$2298
  23 Dec – 31 Dec$2412
  30 Dec – 07 Jan ‘18$2412
DeparturesCost per person (double/twin share)*
  06 Jan – 14 Jan$2298
  13 Jan – 21 Jan$2298
  20 Jan – 28 Jan$2298
  27 Jan – 04 Feb$2298
  03 Feb – 11 Feb$2298
  10 Feb – 18 Feb$2298
  17 Feb – 25 Feb$2298
  24 Feb – 04 Mar$2298
  03 Mar – 11 Mar$2298
  10 Mar – 18 Mar$2298
  17 Mar – 25 Mar$2298
  24 Mar – 01 Apr$2298
  31 Mar – 08 Apr$2298
  07 Apr – 15 Apr$2298
  14 Apr – 22 Apr$2298
  21 Apr – 29 Apr$2298
  28 Apr – 06 Apr$2298
  05 May – 13 May$2298
  12 May – 20 May$2298
  19 May – 27 May$2298
  26 May – 03 Jun$2298
  02 Jun – 10 Jun$2298
  More 2018 dates available

* A single supplement for single client bookings (single room only) applies. Please ask for details.
† Operates Thurs– Fri
Ψ Operates during the Feast of the Sheep (estimated feast date – TBC).

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Not Included in Group Tour Prices

  • Drinks, meals other than as specified, gratuities and other items of a personal nature
  • Optional activities (including those referred to as optional in the tour itinerary)
  • Pre/Post-tour accommodation, tour extensions and any special handling
  • Private airport transfers
  • Airfares
  • Other extras