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 deluxe Berber tent camp with private ensuite in Erg Chebbi Sahara Desert camp (option to stay 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
  • Sunset desert camel ride 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 area kasbah.  (Breakfast)

Day 4: Zagora –N’Kob – Merzouga (Erg Chebbi)

Erg Chebbi sand dunes near Merzouga © Berber Treasures Morocco Tours to Morocco 2007Your route through the desert of Morocco travel s via small desert kasbah villages and 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 Desert Camel Ride & Deluxe Erg Chebbi Sahara Desert 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 you travel by a 4-wheel drive vehicle to your Morocco deluxe desert camp peacefully located in the eastern wilderness preserved section of the spectacular Erg Chebbi sand dunes.  From the camp your local Berber guide will led you on a desert camel ride into the Erg Chebbi sand dunes to watch the sun setting over the magnificent desert landscape or choose to enjoy the sunset from the camp if you don’t wish to take the camel ride.  Tonight is spent camping under the stars in a deluxe Berber tent with private ensuite at your desert camp in the heart of the Moroccan Sahara Desert – a highlight of Morocco desert tours.  Overnight camping in deluxe Berber tents in desert – Morocco deluxe camp. (Breakfast & Dinner) (Option to overnight in the 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 Plaza 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.


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

EMAIL US now for pricing information, further details and to book your private tour of Morocco.

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.

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This itinerary is also available as one of our Deluxe Cultural Experience small group tours of Morocco – CE3: Desert Kasbahs & Gorges:

  • Deluxe Cultural Experience group tour of Morocco
  • 4 star**** accommodation
  • Fabulous kasbahs and riads in Morocco with great hotel options too
  • Erg Chebbi Deluxe Camp ~ deluxe tent with private ensuited in heart of Morocco Sahara Desert
  • 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)* AUD$
  04 Jan – 12 Jan$2577
  11 Jan – 19 Jan$2577
  18 Jan – 26 Jan$2577
  25 Jan – 02 Feb$2577
  01 Feb – 09 Feb$2577
  08 Feb – 16 Feb$2577
  15 Feb – 23 Feb$2577
  22 Feb – 01 Mar$2577
  29 Feb – 08 Mar$2577
  07 Mar – 15 Mar$2577
  14 Mar – 22 Mar$2577
  21 Mar – 29 Mar$2577
  28 Mar – 05 Apr$2577
  04 Apr – 12 Apr$2577
  11 Apr – 20 Apr$2577
  18 Apr – 26 Apr$2577
  25 Apr – 03 Apr$2577
  02 May – 10 May$2577
  09 May – 17 May$2577
  16 May – 24 May$2577
  23 May – 31 May$2577
  30 May – 07 Jun$2577
  06 Jun – 14 Jun$2577
  13 Jun – 21 Jun$2577
  20 Jun – 28 Jun$2577
  27 Jun – 05 Jul$2577
  04 Jul – 12 Jul$2577
  11 Jul – 19 Jul$2577
  18 Jul – 26 Jul$2577
  25 Jul – 02 Aug Ψ$2577
  01 Aug – 09 Aug ǂΨ$2577
  08 Aug – 16 Aug$2577
  15 Aug – 23 Aug$2577
  22 Aug – 30 Aug$2577
  29 Aug – 06 Sep$2577
  05 Sep – 13 Sep$2577
  12 Sep – 20 Sep$2577
  19 Sep – 27 Sep$2577
  26 Sep – 04 Oct$2577
  03 Oct – 11 Oct$2577
  10 Oct – 18 Oct$2577
  17 Oct – 25 Oct$2577
  24 Oct – 01 Nov$2577
  31 Oct – 08 Nov$2577
  07 Nov – 15 Nov$2577
  14 Nov – 22 Nov$2577
  21 Nov – 29 Nov$2577
  28 Nov – 06 Dec$2577
  05 Dec – 13 Dec$2577
  12 Dec – 20 Dec$2577
  19 Dec – 27 Dec$2798
  26 Dec – 03 Jan ‘21$2798
DeparturesCost per person (double/twin share)* AUD$
  02 Jan – 10 Jan$2798
  09 Jan – 17 Jan$2634
  16 Jan – 24 Jan$2634
  23 Jan – 31 Jan$2634
  30 Jan – 07 Feb$2634
  06 Feb – 14 Feb$2634
  13 Feb – 21 Feb$2634
  20 Feb – 28 Feb$2634
  27 Feb – 07 Mar$2634
  06 Mar – 14 Mar$2634
  13 Mar – 21 Mar$2634
  20 Mar – 28 Mar$2634
  27 Mar – 04 Apr$2634
  03 Apr – 11 Apr$2634
  10 Apr – 19 Apr$2634
  17 Apr – 25 Apr$2634
  24 Apr – 02 Apr$2634
  01 May – 09 May$2634
  08 May – 16 May$2634
  15 May – 23 May$2634
  22 May – 30 May$2634
  29 May – 06 Jun$2634
  05 Jun – 13 Jun$2634
  12 Jun – 20 Jun$2634
  19 Jun – 27 Jun$2634
  26 Jun – 04 Jul$2634
  More 2021 dates available

* A single supplement for single client bookings (single room only) applies. Please ask for details.
ǂ  Slight variation to order of overnight stops on this departure – please ask for details.
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