Luxury Desert Experiences from Casablanca

Casablanca, Morocco
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14 days 13 nights

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Travel in style with this ultimate, private Sahara Desert extravaganza!  Explore the many faces of Morocco’s desert landscape in this 14-day luxury experience, from the majestic sand dunes, the lush oases, to the brilliant night sky.  Be mesmerized by the ancient sites of Ait Ben Haddou, and by the modern film studio in the Hollywood of Africa.  Travel in comfort with overnight stays in lavish desert camps and charming local hotels.  There is plenty of time to rejuvenate poolside under the exquisite Moroccan sun, at an invigorating hammam, or on a breezy terrace with a glass of refreshing mint tea.




  • Private 14-day Desert Experience
  • Camel rides & luxury camps
  • World Heritage site Ait Ben Haddou
  • Explore Kasbah Caid Arabi
  • Visit the movie studio in Ouarzazate
  • Fantasia dinner show
  • Horse carriage ride
  • Local-guided experience in Marrakech

Day 1: Casablanca - Ourika Valley
Day 1:  Casablanca - Ourika Valley

After a meet and greet at Casablanca’s Mohammed V Airport, you will be driven to your first destination, located in the Atlas Mountains just outside of Marrakech. Your stay is at Ourika Camp, a lovely B&B with a huge outdoor pool and a delightful garden. Relax and unwind from the hassle of your flight, enjoy your dinner, and rest in preparation for your action-packed days ahead.

Day 2 : Ourika Valley - Imlil
Day 2 : Ourika Valley - Imlil

After breakfast, we will explore Ourika Valley on foot and visit the traditional Berber village of Aremd. Overnight at charming Guesthouse Ouassaggou, located in Imlil.

Day 3 : Imlil - Sidi Fares Tahanoute
Day 3 : Imlil - Sidi Fares Tahanoute

Our day begins with a visit with a Berber family. Experience a typical Berber household, and also learn the basics of Moroccan gastronomy. Stay overnight at Salama Ayurveda, an intimate resort offering meditation, yoga and spa experiences in the pristine nature of Toubkal National Park. Their restaurant proudly serves delicious, healthy menus crafted from local organic ingredients. Your afternoon will be devoted to physical and spiritual restoration as you indulge in a Moroccan hammam and unwind at the resort.

Day 4 : Sidi Fares Tahanoute - Ait Ben Haddou
Day 4 :    Sidi Fares Tahanoute - Ait Ben Haddou

After relaxing in Ourika and Asni Valleys of Atlas Mountains, we will drive through Tizi n’Barka (1460m) and the high mountain pass of Tizi n’Tichka (2260m) to today’s destination, the historic fortified ksar and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou. We will visit the Ait Ben Haddou and explore the striking beauty of this ancient Moroccan traditional castle, where many famous shows such as Gladiator and Babel were filmed. Overnight at Kasbah Rayane Ait Ben Haddou.

Day 5: Ait Ben Haddou - Roses Valley

After breakfast, we will drive to Ouarzazate, also known as the Hollywood of Africa. This is the home of Atlas Film Studio, where many international productions such as the Game of Thrones and the Kingdom of Heaven were shot. Experience in person what was only seen previously on the screen, by exploring the many movie sets that remain. We will continue to explore this area of Morocco which is known as the Door to the Sahara, before overnighting at the Berber-styled Kasbah Ait Moussa.

Day 6 : Roses Valley - Merzouga
Day 6 : Roses Valley - Merzouga

In the morning, we will drive to Dades Valley for its magnificent panoramic view and explore Todra Gorges, the deep, rugged canyons popular with rock climbers. On our way to today’s destination of Merzouga, we will stop in Jorf, a nomadic area, to experience the ingenious irrigation system the community uses for their fields. In Merzouga, we will switch our mode of transportation and hop on our camels to take us to tonight’s accommodation, Merzouga Dunes Luxury Camps. Here, you can experience the comfort of your home surrounded by the beautiful stillness of the Sahara dunes.

Day 7 : Merzouga
Day 7 : Merzouga

Wake up to your first breathtaking desert sunrise. After a hearty breakfast, we will drive around the Sahara to meet the Gnawa people in Elkhemlia. The Gnawa culture is known for its spiritual music and performances, and we will have an opportunity to participate in dance. Experience the delectable medfouna, a Moroccan desert “pizza” stuffed with meat, onions, and spices for lunch. Finish off the day relaxing by the pool at tonight’s accommodation, L’Homme du Desert, in Merzouga.

Day 8 : Merzouga - Oulad Atmane
Day 8 : Merzouga - Oulad Atmane

After another beautiful panoramic view of the Sahara sunrise, we will head to the Draa Valley, an area known for its dates, fruit trees and vegetables. This valley is home to hundreds of kasbahs, and we will explore the Kasbah of Oulad Atmane, one of the famous. We will experience the pure life of Berbers of southeast Morocco by visiting mustapha tents in the oasis and gazing at the beauty of Kasbah Caid Arabi in the countryside. Overnight stay at Riad la Kasbah in Oulad Atmane.

Day 9 : Oulad Atmane - Erg Lihoudi
Day 9 :  Oulad Atmane  - Erg  Lihoudi

After a morning exploration of the village of Oulad Atmane, we will continue on to Zagora. We will stop at Tamgroute Coranique village, a historical education and religious centre since the 11th century. Overnight in the Erg Lihoudi dunes of the Sahara Desert, at Royal Luxury Camp.

Day 10 : Erg Lihoudi - Oulad Driss
Day 10 : Erg  Lihoudi  - Oulad Driss

After a morning of camel trekking, relax at Chez Le Pacha, a sumptuous hotel located on 3 hectares of parkland. Go for a stroll in their garden, or have a luxurious soak in their gorgeous outdoor pool.

Day 11 : Oulad Driss - Erg Chegaga

We head today for the beautiful, majestic Erg Chegaga, the largest and wildest of Moroccan Sahara. The picture-perfect sand dunes of up to 50m is simply breathtaking. If you haven’t experienced it already, then you are certain to undergo le bapteme de la solitude amidst this quiet, powerful, awe-inspiring landscape. Overnight at La Caravane Bivouac.

Day 12 : Erg Chegaga - Tisseldei Valley
Day 12 : Erg Chegaga - Tisseldei Valley

We bid farewell to the Sahara today and head towards the cooler climes of high Atlas Mountains. Your stay tonight is at Irocha, located in a village in Tisseldei Valley. There is plenty of time to unwind in the pool or on the many terraces of the hotel.

Day 13 : Tisseldei-Valley - Marrakech
Day 13 :  Tisseldei-Valley - Marrakech

After breakfast, we will drive through the Atlas Mountains and back into the bustle of the city of Marrakech. Wander the medina and explore the historical attractions with a local guide. This is followed by a pleasant horse carriage ride in the Red City. The evening is filled with arts and excitement at the Fantasia Show complex, taking in the energetic music, agile acrobats, and graceful belly dancers. Overnight at Riad L’Oiseau du Paradis.

Day 14 : Marrakech - Casablanca

We say farewell to you today, with an airport transfer to Casablanca’s Mohammed V airport.

  • Accommodation (double occupancy)
  • Airport Pick up & Dropoff
  • Local Experience Curator
  • Transportation (car and driver)
  • Meals
  • Activity Fees
  • Flights to and from the destination
  • Insurance
  • Gratuities

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Casablanca, Morocco


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