Private 5 Day Desert Break From Marrakesh

“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
Itinerary of Private 5 Day Desert Break from Marrakesh

Day 1 : Marrakech airport arrival

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

More than a city, Marrakesh is a pearl polished by history and a taste for hospitality, knowing how to welcome its guests with open arms for centuries. 
The city is subdivided into two distinct parts: the new (or modern) city, where there are many hotel complexes, luxury shops, banks, tea rooms and cafés with outside seating, and the medina or historic city (with ten kilometres of walls). It is easy to imagine the caravanners loading their camels with food, tools and handicrafts in bygone times. The souks offer everything that the traveler expects – colors, atmosphere, perfumes, smiling and welcoming faces. 
Marrakesh is famous all over the world for its palm groves and minarets. The city is a real live show where people and local folklore are skillfully staged in a medieval setting. 

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 Maalouf
Ouarzazate : 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 & Juliet

After 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 the 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. Perhaps the logical question to ask at this point is: Why go? The answer is that when a man has been there and undergone the baptism of solitude he can’t help himself. Once he has been under the spell of the vast luminous, silent country, no other place is quite strong enough for him, no other surroundings can provide the supremely satisfying sensation of existing in the midst of something that is absolute. He will go back, whatever the cost in time or money, for the absolute has no price. 
 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/ Marrakech

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.

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