“I have always loved the desert. One sits down on a desert sand dune, sees nothing, hears nothing. Yet through the silence something throbs, and gleams…”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
Explore the Atlas Mountains, the Sahara Desert, and the vibrant city of Marrakech on this private tour from Marrakesh and benefit from the undivided attention of your private guide. Visit the UNESCO-listed Ait Ben Haddou and the movie town of Ouarzazate, take a thrilling camel trek into the desert and spend a night a traditional desert camp, then spend time browsing the souks in Marrakesh.
- Overnight camel trek and desert camp experience
- Free time to explore Marrakesh and shop for souvenirs
- Hassle-free hotel pickup and round-trip transport from Marrakesh
- Private tour can be customized to suit your preferences
“Immediately when you arrive in Sahara, for the first or the tenth time, you notice the stillness. An incredible, absolute silence prevails outside the towns; and within, even in busy places like the markets, there is a hushed quality in the air, as if the quiet were a conscious force which, resenting the intrusion of sound, minimizes and disperses sound straightaway. Then there is the sky, compared to which all other skies seem fainthearted efforts. Solid and luminous, it is always the focal point of the landscape. At sunset, the precise, curved shadow of the earth rises into it swiftly from the horizon, cutting into light section and dark section. When all daylight is gone, and the space is thick with stars, it is still of an intense and burning blue, darkest directly overhead and paling toward the earth”.Paul Bowles
Itinerary of Private 5 Day Desert Break from Marrakesh
Day 1 : Marrakech airport arrivalMarrakesh
Upon your arrival at Marrakesh airport, your driver will be waiting for you at the exit of the airport with a sign bearing your name which will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. Free time at your disposal to discover Marrakesh freely: We can suggest places near your hotel to visit, local restaurants to eat. Accommodation at the hotel
Meet the unexpected
.“If in Marrakesh were my stories, i would live there”
Smile you are in Marrakesh : The Happy City!
They was told me about this magical oasis city, that the sun floods with its light and does not leave until it is entrusted to the moon. A city where the olive trees, orange trees and roses of its gardens rival paradise. Colors, atmosphere, perfumes, smiling and welcoming faces. A city of lights, a happy city that knows how to welcome its guests and make them happy.
This city is Marrakesh! And if Marrakesh were my stories, i would live there.
Day 2 : Marrakech/ Ksar Ait Ben Haddou/ Ouarzazazate ( Cinecitta)
I am the son of the road, my country is a caravan and my life is the most unexpected of voyages. i belong to earth and to the god and it is to them that I will one day soon return.”— Amin MaaloufOuarzazate : The Cinecitta
After breakfast at the hotel, departure for Ouarzazate and Ksar Ait Ben Haddou ” listed as Humanity Heritage by UNESCO”, via the High Atlas mountains and the small Berber villages stuck to the mountainside with multiple photo stops. Arrival at Ksar Ait Ben Haddou, an a Unesco world heritage visit then drive to Ouarzazazte. Free lunch then visit of the cinema museum then installation in the hotel, dinner and accommodation in the hotel
Day 3 : Ouarzazate/ Oasis of Skoura/ Valley of roses/ Todra Gorges/ Bivouac in Desert
“That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet” Romeo & JulieAfter breakfast at the hotel, departure for the oasis of skoura and visit of a Kasbah drawn on the banknotes of 50 DIRHAMS, then continuation via the Valley of roses, the city of EL Kelaa, Dades, Tinghir to arrive at the Todra Gorges .
optional lunch, then drive to the Bivouac in the middle of the desert between the sand dunes. Your transfer to the bivouac will be by camel trek to watch the sunset over the sand dunes or by 4 × 4. Arrival at the bivouac and installation in your royal tent with king size bed, living room with table, solar shower, chemical toilet, solar electricity. After dinner, you can go relaxing in your comfortable tent, or relax on one of the armchairs placed on the sand dunes around the bivouac, contemplating the stars or dancing to the music of the drums of the blue men. An unforgettable night in the desert. In the late evening you climb a sand dune to admire the millions of stars until you see a shooting star pass by, and at this moment you make a wish which will certainly come true and everything will be fine for you after your return.
“You leave the gate of the fort or town behind, pass the camels lying outside, go up into the dunes, or out onto the hard, stony plain and stand awhile alone. Presently, you will either shiver and hurry back inside the walls, or you will go on standing there and let something very peculiar happen to you, something that everyone who lives there has undergone and which the French call ‘le bapteme de solitude.’ It is a unique sensation, and it has nothing to do with loneliness, for loneliness presupposes memory. Here in this wholly mineral landscape lighted by stars like flares, even memory disappears…A strange, and by no means pleasant, process of reintegration begins inside you, and you have the choice of fighting against it, and insisting on remaining the person you have always been, or letting it take its course. For no one who has stayed in the Sahara for a while is quite the same as when he came. ” Paul Bowls
Day 4: Bivouac/Ouarzazate
After breakfast at the Bivouac, drive back to Ouarzazate by another road via Saharan villages, the High Atlas mountains. A lunar landscape of black rocks burnt by the southern sun. Arrival and installation in hotel or Riad.
Free time at your disposal Dinner and accommodation
Day 5 : Ouarzazate/ MarrakechMarrakech
After breakfast at the hotel, return to Marrakech via the High Atlas mountains, arrival in Marrakech and end of our services saying goodbye and see you next time .
P.S. If you want to extend your stay by a few days, before or after your tour, we will be happy to arrange it for you.
This itinerary is only a suggestion, all our trips are tailor-made according to each client.
This product is suitable for: Couple / between girls /Solo/ Family/ Group of friends.