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

Tour 3: Morocco Desert Kasbahs & Mountain 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 Camp)
  • Full-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.  Overnight in Marrakech riad.

Day 2: Marrakech

Full-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, Ben Youssef Madrassa, Koutoubia Mosque, the Saadian tombs, Place Djemaa El-Fna Square with it magicians, story tellers and snake charmers and Marrakech’s famous souks and markets.   Overnight in Marrakech riad(Breakfast)

Day 3: MarrakechHigh Atlas Mountains – 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, 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 4: Ouarzazate – Road of a Thousand Kasbahs – Todra Gorge & Oasis (High Atlas Mountains)Merzouga (Erg Chebbi)

Erg Chebbi sand dunes near Merzouga © Berber Treasures Morocco Tours to Morocco 2007

Your Berber Treasures Morocco Tours route today takes you through the incredible Moroccan desert area situated between the soaring High Atlas Mountains and rugged Jbel Saghro Mountains.  Travel along the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs through the Roses Valley to where the  High Atlas Mountains and Sahara Desert of Morocco merge – the beautiful Todra Gorge and its lush, extensive oasis.  Continuing eastward through the desert you pass of small desert kasbah villages as your Morocco travel takes you to 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: Erg Chebbi Villages, 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) 

۞  Prefer not to ride a camel:  The camel ride leaves from and returns to the camp.  If you prefer not to ride a camel you can relax and enjoy the desert sunset from the camp. 

۞  Non-camping Option – Merzouga Kasbah:  If you prefer not to stay at the camp you can choose to stay in a Merzouga Kasbah – Supplement applies

Day 6: Merzouga – Rissani – Erfoud – Boumalne Dades – Dades Gorge (High Atlas Mountains)

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 the desert market village of Rissani and visits the fossil area near Erfoud before your Morocco tours route turns westward as you 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 –  Skoura – Ait Benhaddou

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.  Next you travel to Morocco ‘s unforgettable UNESCO world heritage designated 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.  Overnight Ait Benhaddou area kasbah. (Breakfast)

Day 8: High Atlas Mountains – Marrakech

Marrakech Bahia Palace - Berber Treasures Morocco tours of Morocco Your Morocco desert travels end as you reenter the western region of the High Atlas Mountains following an old camel caravan route into the scenic Ounila Valley toward the High Atlas Mountain Village of Telouet. Recrossing the beautiful High Atlas Mountain area as you return to Marrakech. Arriving in the mid-afternoon you have some free time; enjoy 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 – ask us 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.

Berber Treasures Morocco Group Tours
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
(Tue – Wed)

(9 days/8 nights)
Marrakech – Marrakech
[Casablanca start/finish option]
DeparturesCost per person (double/twin share)* AUD$
  09 Jan – 17 Jan$2798
  16 Jan – 24 Jan$2798
  23 Jan – 31 Jan$2798
  30 Jan – 07 Feb$2798
  06 Feb – 14 Feb$2798
  13 Feb – 21 Feb$2798
  20 Feb – 28 Feb$2798
  27 Feb – 07 Mar$2798
  05 Mar – 14 Mar$2798
  12 Mar – 21 Mar$2798
  19 Mar – 28 Mar$2798
  26 Mar – 04 Apr$2798
  02 Apr – 11 Apr$2798
  09 Apr – 19 Apr$2798
  16 Apr – 25 Apr$2798
  23 Apr – 02 Apr$2798
  30 Apr – 09 May$2798
  07 May – 16 May$2798
  14 May – 23 May$2798
  21 May – 30 May$2798
  28 May – 06 Jun$2798
  04 Jun – 13 Jun$2798
  25 Jun – 03 Jul$2798
  02 Jul – 10 Jul$2798
  09 Jul – 17 Jul$2798
  16 Jul – 22 Jul$2798
  23 Jul – 29 Jul$2798
  30 Jul – 05 Aug$2798
  06 Aug – 12 Aug$2798
  13 Aug – 19 Aug$2798
  20 Aug – 26 Aug$2798
  27 Aug – 04 Sep$2798
  03 Sep – 11 Sep$2798
  10 Sep – 18 Sep$2798
  17 Sep – 25 Sep$2798
  24 Sep – 02 Oct$2798
  01 Oct – 09 Oct$2798
  08 Oct – 16 Oct$2798
  15 Oct – 23 Oct$2798
  22 Oct – 30 Oct$2798
  29 Oct – 06 Nov$2798
  05 Nov – 13 Nov$2798
  12 Nov – 20 Nov$2798
  19 Nov – 27 Nov$2798
  26 Nov – 04 Dec$2798
  More 2024 dates available

* A single supplement for single client bookings (single room only) applies. Please ask for details.
†  Operates Mon – Tues
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