Marrakech > Merzouga > Ouarzazate > Marrakech
This amazing fully inclusive Quick Escape of four adventure filled days and three nights will allow you to visit the beautiful Southeast Morocco.
Firstly by crossing the majestic High Atlas Mountains and its famous Tichka Pass (2260m), then discovering the stunning Toudra and Dades Gorges with many Berber Villages and Kashbahs along the road. You will get a fascinating glimpse into what is still a very traditional way of life.
Then head into the world famous Sahara Desert and the rolling sand dunes of Merzouga. Here you will have an unforgettable experience by riding on a camel or “ships of the desert” as they are known to spend the night at a Berber Camp under the Sahara stars.
A great addition to your Morocco holiday hosted by our local Expert Partner which gives you an opportunity to experience the local culture and history of this ancient country.
- English speaking tour guide.
- Modern air-conditioning mini van during the trip.
- Road taxes
- Two Nights twin share in hotels
- One night Berber Desert Camp
- Dades Gorge and Valley Tour
- Todra Gorge and Valley Tour
- Ouarzazate city tour
- Camel trek
- 4 Lunches
- 3 Dinners
- 3 Breakfasts
- Chilled water
- Morning tea
Is this Tour for me?
|TRAVEL STYLE||Fully inclusive Quick Escape perfect for couples, families, friends or the solo adventurer.|
|SERVICE LEVEL||This package is a premium quality Quick Escape hosted by our Local Expert Partner EasyGo Tours|
|PHYSICAL RATING||Great for people of all ages and levels of fitness.|
|TRIP TYPE||Private guided fully inclusive tour.|
Pricing for Guest (USD):
|4 – 6 Guests||$475||$595|
|7 – 12 Guests||$399||$505|
Excluding triple share, where adult groups are an odd number of guests then prices are based on twin share plus one single room.
For group bookings larger than 12 please connect with us for pricing.
Day 1: Marrakech (L,D)
Marrakech > Ouarzazate > Berber Villages > Dades Valley
Your guide will meet you for an early start to your adventure at your hotel in Marrakech and then we begin our journey into the majestic High Atlas Mountains. We will take time stopping for photo opportunities of the stunning landscapes as well as a local snack for morning tea.
Arriving at Ouarzazate which is known as the gateway to the desert we will stop for a traditional lunch, Afterwards there is time for a refreshing swim before we continue through the stunning Roses and Dades valleys. Arriving in the late afternoon at the Dadès Gorges which are a series of rugged wadi gorges carved out by the Dadès River where you will dine and spend the night.
Overnight: Dades Valley
Day 2: Dades Valley (B,L,D)
Dades Valley > Todra Valley > Merzouga Dunes
After breakfast we continue our journey for about 2 hours to the spectacular Gorges of Todra before we continue onto Rissani for lunch and a swim at one of the great hotels in the area,. We continue into the majestic Sahara Desert before meeting in the late afternoon your transport for the last leg of this day’s journey. Climb on board a camel which are also known as “ships of the desert” and enjoy a 60 minute journey to your desert camp.
Upon arrival you can try sandboarding down the sand dunes that stretch out endlessly before enjoying a famous Sahara Desert sunset. Then relax and enjoy a traditional dinner as you listen to the timeless sounds of Berber music by the fire under the stars of the endless night sky.
Overnight: Merzouga Dunes
Day 3: Merzouga Dunes (B,L,D)
Merzouga Dunes > Rissani > Ouarzazate
We will have an early start today so we can enjoy a spectacular desert sunrise and avoid the heat as we ride camels back to meet our driver and enjoy breakfast.
Our journey will continue to the oasis village of Alnif for morning tea before we arrive at the Village of Nkob for a traditional lunch. After lunch we will explore the stunning Draa valley and beautiful area around Saghro mountain.
In the late afternoon we continue onto Ouarzazate. This city is known as a gateway to the Sahara Desert. Its huge Taourirt Kasbah, home to a 19th-century palace, has views over the rugged local landscape, which features in several movies. (B, L, D).
Day 4: Ouarzazate (B,L)
Ouarzazate > Ait Benhaddou > Marrakesh
After breakfast, our journey continues as we visit the ancient and beautiful Ait Benhaddoou Kasbah and Telouet Kasbahs. This is also the place where the ruined Kasbah El Glaoui sits, once home to the Pasha El Glaoui, the Kasbah has a rich history that is intertwined with the French and is located in a fertile valley surrounded by fig and olive trees.
We enjoy lunch here while exploring this area before heading back into the majestic High Atlas Mountains and onto Marrakesh arriving in the late afternoon.
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Our Chosen Partner Hotels, Riads and Desert Camps
|Ecolodge L’Ile de Ouarzazate
|Riad Dar Chamaa
|Double or Twin Room||Deluxe Double or Twin Room|
|An oasis just outside Ouarzazate, we are at a 15 min walk from the Barrage El Mansour Eddahbi.
Ecolodge L’île is a place to give yourself a real break from the usual busy tours and retreat with peaceful & stunning views, organic restaurant and all the comforts you need in a more sustainable choice.
Our buildings was crafted manually using traditional berber techniques combined with modern solutions in harmony with nature.
If you seek rediscover the simple pleasure of contemplating the Earth and Sky through the 4 seasons of every year, don´t search further more. We are always open to receive and care you with all the moroccan hospitaliy.
Pets are allowed, after all, we also love our cats, dogs and birds.
We have 8 spacious and nicely decorated rooms that can fit until 6 persons each.
As an ecological setting we always search for sustainable choices: the electricity comes from modern solar panels, rooms with air conditioner and veggie gardens daily cared by our staff.
Built in a similar way to a former KASBAH (buildings constructed with mud and with towers in the corners) the interior design displays a central court with a fountain surrounded by an archway.
Located in a privileged environment inside Ouarzazate’s palm grove, our guests will enjoy magnificent views of the Atlas mountains.
These are our selected Hotel Partners and in the unlikely chance that our Partner Hotels are unavailable, we reserve the right to provide an alternative comparable hotel. If you are not satisfied with the available alternative, then Guests may cancel their booking and receive a full refund.
- Visa fee
- Flights & airport taxes
- Other personal expenses
- Other activities
- Tips, and all services not clearly mentioned
- Meals not specifically mentioned in the itinerary.
- Travel Insurance which is required
|French speaking guide||$55 per day||$65 per day|
|German Speaking guide||$80 per day||$85 per day|
|Spanish speaking guide||$55 per day||$65 per day|
- Prices are net per person in United States Dollars (USD) and are subject to change without prior notice
- Prices are based on twin-share basis except solo travellers and are subject to room availability upon Package booking
- No refund for any un-utilized Package
- Surcharge for other languages speaking guide (Advise at time of booking)
- Airport transfer surcharge of USD 5 per person each way for pick-up or send-off from 21:00 hrs to 06:00hrs (adjust based on group size)
- Child under 2: Free of charge
- Child under 12 years old sharing room with adult: 50% of package cost for Adult twin share price
- Child 12 years old and above: 100% of adult cost
- Period before arrival* Amount of Cancellation of the holiday price
- More than 60 days before arrival- Free Of Charge (FOC)
- More than 45 days before arrival– 30%
- Less than 21 days before arrival – 50%
- Less than 14 days before arrival – 80%
- Failure on traveling date at point of arrival 100%
The Moroccan people are very modest, so avoid wearing clothes that are too short or revealing in public and in particular at religious or culturally significant places.
Ask permission before taking someone’s photo.
Due to the nature of travel in Africa, a backpack is more suited to this trip than a suitcase.
In Africa, the dress standard is more conservative than it is back home. When packing, try to choose long, loose, lightweight, clothing that will keep you comfortable in the mostly hot African climate however desert nights can be cold so also pack some warm clothing.
There are no flights on this Package
For details of your joining hotel, please refer to your Green Cultural Travel tour voucher. Alternatively, contact the Green Cultural Travel office or your travel agent.
We don’t expect any problems, and nor should you. However, if you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled for any reason, please contact us immediately. Please refer to our emergency contact details.
If you need to contact us in an emergency, it is best to call either the Green Cultural Travel Local Representative or our Green Cultural Travel Local Office first. If you don’t receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message with your contact information so they can return your call as soon as possible.
Emergency contact numbers
What to Take
What you need to bring depends on the trip you have chosen and the countries or regions you are planning to visit during your entire vacation. We suggest that you pack as lightly as possible.
Most travellers carry a small to medium size backpack or rolling bag or suitcase.
You will also need a day pack or bag to carry water, cameras and other electronics like iPods and mobile phones.
Please note that visas for entry into your Destination are the responsibility of each individual traveller. The visa requirements for your trip will vary depending on where you are from, and where you are going. Rules do change. For the most up-to-date information, please check your government’s foreign ministry website or contact your travel agent.
Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others, while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs. Consider your likely spending habits when budgeting for drinks, shopping and tipping.
During your holiday, you will use the Moroccan Dirham. Because currency exchange rates in Africa do fluctuate quite frequently, we ask that you refer to the following website for the most up to date information on exchange rates: www.xe.com
The best way to access local currency in Morocco is from an Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) with a debit card. ATMs are readily available throughout Morocoo and will usually accept cards from both the Visa and MasterCard international networks. If possible, travel with both a Visa and a MasterCard to provide backup in case of loss or access problems with one card. Please note, your bank will usually charge a fee for overseas withdrawals.
You should bring some cash with you for emergency situations (please refer to our trip dossier) but not a substantial amount as carrying only cash is high risk. The ideal mix is two or more ATM card/s with some cash as back-up.
Credit cards are accepted at some upmarket hotels and restaurants, and some larger stores if shopping for big items. They are of no use at smaller establishments.
Cash advances with your credit card are also possible at some banks. However, the process is time-consuming and tends to attract high fees.
Traveller’s cheques can be tricky, time-consuming and expensive to exchange. While we do not recommend that you bring them as your primary source of funds, you may choose to bring one or two cheques in case of emergency. American Express travellers’ cheques in US currency are the easiest to exchange.
Depending on the service, it is customary in Africa to tip service providers, such as waiters, approximately 10%. Though not compulsory, tipping is expected and shows an expression of satisfaction with the people who have assisted you on your holiday. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. There are several times during the trip where there is an opportunity to tip the local guides or drivers we use.
Please note inoculations may be required for the country visited. It is your responsibility to consult with your travel doctor for up to date medical travel information well before departure.
We recommend that you carry a small First Aid kit, hand sanitizers or antibacterial wipes, and any personal medical supplies you might require.
Please be aware that for those Packages that are in remote areas and away from medical facilities. For legal reasons, our Green Cultural Travel representatives are prohibited from administering any drug including headache tablets, antibiotics, etc. In Africa, pharmacies tend to stock the same western drugs available in your home country, but they are usually locally produced and may have different names. To ensure you can access to the right treatment, ask your doctor for the details of the active components and dosage instructions if you think you might need to purchase prescription medication while here.
When selecting your trip, please read the brochure and itinerary carefully to assess your ability to cope with our style of travel.
Safety and Security
Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government’s advice for their latest travel information before departure.
We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt for keeping your passport, air tickets, travellers’ cheques, cash, and other valuable items safe. Leave your expensive jewellery at home. You won’t need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables while on tour. We recommend a lock for securing your luggage.
During your journey, you will have some free time to pursue your own interests. You can relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your Green Cultural Travel representative can assist you with options available in a given location, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your itinerary. We, therefore, offer no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your personal judgment before selecting an activity in your free time.
Although the locations you will visit on your selected Package are generally safe during the day, there can be risks to wandering about at night. We recommend our guests stay in small groups and take taxis for any night time excursions, including restaurant visits.
Protests and Demonstrations- Protests and demonstrations, even those that are well intended, have the potential to turn violent with no warning. Counter protests can also turn violent. Action by security forces to disperse demonstrators and protesters may occur at any time. If you are in an area where demonstrators or protesters are gathering, avoid the temptation of staying for a photo opportunity and leave the area immediately.
As a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their personal luggage. Travellers with a pre-existing medical condition are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. These requirements ensure that travellers have the necessary fitness and mobility to complete their chosen trip comfortably.
While our Representatives work hard to ensure all our traveller’s needs are catered for, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day’s activities unaided. Please refer to the physical ratings in this Trip Details document for more information.
A Word of Warning
When exploring on your own carry only the necessary minimum with you and use a well-hidden money belt for cash and credit cards. The majority of your valuables, including your passport, should be left in the hotel safe. You can organise use of the safe at the reception of your accommodation. There is no need to get paranoid, just be cautious.
Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is compulsory to participate in any of our packages. Your Green Cultural Travel representative will communicate with you prior to your departure to ensure you have insurance in place and we will take note of your insurance details. When selecting a travel insurance policy, please bear in mind that all clients must have medical coverage and that we require a minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have credit card insurance, we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name.
Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage, and emergency contact telephone number.
Green Cultural Travel – Community Programs
As we are owned by Green Cultural Travel Hub Limited UEN 201705140R a Singapore registered “Not for Profit” company our profits allow us to continue our support of community projects in the destinations our guests visit.
Purchasers of our Packages will automatically become members of our Green Cultural Travel Hub and Members of our Hub receive a bi- monthly magazine and access to some great travel specials and follow the progress of the community programs we support. Guests can also take the opportunity when booking a Package to make their own donation to Green Cultural Travel Hub Limited.