• Flight included
  • Accommodation included
  • Transfer included

Marrakech & the Sahara Desert

  • Round trip
  • 5, 6 or 7 nights
  • Morocco
14 reviews
price from £ 419.00
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  • price based on: 2 adults
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Discover your own Arabian Nights adventure in Marrakech & the Sahara! Incl. hotels, camel ride, all travel and breakfast

Morocco: the gateway to Africa and a land of vibrant colour, fantastic landscapes, enticing aromas and truly enchanting culture. This trip through the Marrakech and the Sahara allows travellers to jump into the fairytales of the Arabian Nights, from discovering traditional villages in the ancient High Atlas Mountains to heading out into the desert to spend the night camped out under a clear, starry sky. Back in bustling Marrakech, negotiate for the best Moroccan produce in the souks, admire countless historical sites and indulge in the best Moroccan cuisine. What are you waiting for?

As part of your getaway, choose to experience these destinations at their most authentic with stays in lovely riads (detailed in our itinerary below), or keep things more modern but no less fantastic by booking our superior hotels option. However you choose to unwind each night, an Arabian adventure awaits!

Included
  • 5 or 7 nights in a choice of superior hotels or riads in Morocco, incl. 1 night in a tent in the Sahara

  • Breakfast

  • Dinner on day 3

  • Camel ride in the Sahara

  • Return flight from Birmingham, Bristol, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, Manchester, London Stansted to Marrakech

  • All transfers included

We know plans can change. Our Flexible holidays let you rearrange your trip!

Choose from any alternative available dates. Includes refundable options. T&C's apply!

Day 1: Marrakech

You have arrived in Marrakech - aptly named the Red City after the deep red walls, squares and buildings that saturate this fascinating destination. After you have landed at the airport, you will be met by your driver who will be waiting with a sign of the company logo and transferred to your hotel…

Read more
Riad Oriental Glory & Spa  or similar

Day 2: Dades

Day two in Morocco begins with an early start. After being picked up from your hotel around 07:30, you will head to the High Atlas Mountains.

Following a 4.5 hour journey into the mountains (complete with two coffee breaks!), you will arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kasbah of Ait-Ben-…

Read more
Xaluca de Dades  or similar

Day 3: Sahara

Today you will discover the majestic gorges of Dades and spend a magical evening under the desert sky. You will be picked up at 08:00 and driven four hours into the Sahara, with two coffee breaks on the way to take in the scenery. Both the Todgha and the nearby Dades River have carved vast canyons …

Read more
Imperial Glory Lodges  or similar

Day 4: Merzouga

After an unforgettable night in the Sahara desert, climb back on your camel after breakfast and return to the hotel. This extraordinary experience takes place in the cool, calm hours of the morning, offering a serene experience of nomadic life in the Sahara. Once back at the hotel you can enjoy the…

Read more
Riad Chebbi  or similar

Day 5: Back to Marrakech

After breakfast, you will depart for Marrakech at 07:30. The journey takes around 9 hours, making for a great road trip filled with a coffee break and lunch. Arriving back at your hotel in the late afternoon, use your final night to get to know Marrakech - wander around the souks, spend a couple of…

Read more
Riad Oriental Glory & Spa  or similar

Day 1: Marrakech

You have arrived in Marrakech - aptly named the Red City after the deep red walls, squares and buildings that saturate this fascinating destination. After you have landed at the airport, you will be met by your driver who will be waiting with a sign of the company logo and transferred to your hotel…

Read more
Riad Oriental Glory & Spa  or similar

Day 2: Dades

Day two in Morocco begins with an early start. After being picked up from your hotel around 07:30, you will head to the High Atlas Mountains.

Following a 4.5 hour journey into the mountains (complete with two coffee breaks!), you will arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kasbah of Ait-Ben-…

Read more
Xaluca de Dades  or similar

Day 3: Sahara

Today you will discover the majestic gorges of Dades and spend a magical evening under the desert sky. You will be picked up at 08:00 and driven four hours into the Sahara, with two coffee breaks on the way to take in the scenery. Both the Todgha and the nearby Dades River have carved vast canyons …

Read more
Imperial Glory Lodges  or similar

Day 4: Merzouga

After an unforgettable night in the Sahara desert, climb back on your camel after breakfast and return to the hotel. This extraordinary experience takes place in the cool, calm hours of the morning, offering a serene experience of nomadic life in the Sahara. Once back at the hotel you can enjoy the…

Read more
Riad Chebbi  or similar

Day 5-7: Back to Marrakech

After breakfast, you will depart for Marrakech at 07:30. The journey takes around 9 hours, making for a great road trip filled with a coffee break and lunch. Arriving back at your hotel in the late afternoon, use your final night to get to know Marrakech - wander around the souks, spend a couple of…

Read more
Riad Oriental Glory & Spa  or similar

Day 1: Marrakech

You have arrived in Marrakech - aptly named the Red City after the deep red walls, squares and buildings that saturate this fascinating destination. After you have landed at the airport, you will be met by your driver who will be waiting with a sign of the company logo and transferred to your hotel…

Read more
Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech  or similar

Day 2: Dades

Day two in Morocco begins with an early start. After being picked up from your hotel around 07:30, you will head to the High Atlas Mountains.

Following a 4.5 hour journey into the mountains (complete with two coffee breaks!), you will arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kasbah of Ait-Ben-…

Read more
Xaluca de Dades  or similar

Day 3: Sahara

Today you will discover the majestic gorges of Dades and spend a magical evening under the desert sky. You will be picked up at 08:00 and driven four hours into the Sahara, with two coffee breaks on the way to take in the scenery. Both the Todgha and the nearby Dades River have carved vast canyons …

Read more
Imperial Glory Lodges  or similar

Day 4: Merzouga

After an unforgettable night in the Sahara desert, climb back on your camel after breakfast and return to the hotel. This extraordinary experience takes place in the cool, calm hours of the morning, offering a serene experience of nomadic life in the Sahara. Once back at the hotel you can enjoy the…

Read more
Riad Chebbi  or similar

Day 5: Marrakech

After breakfast, you will depart for Marrakech at 07:30. The journey takes around 9 hours, making for a great road trip filled with a coffee break and lunch. Arriving back at your hotel in the late afternoon, use your final night to get to know Marrakech - wander around the souks, spend a couple of…

Read more
Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech  or similar

Day 1: Marrakech

You have arrived in Marrakech - aptly named the Red City after the deep red walls, squares and buildings that saturate this fascinating destination. After you have landed at the airport, you will be met by your driver who will be waiting with a sign of the company logo and transferred to your hotel…

Read more
Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech  or similar

Day 2: Dades

Day two in Morocco begins with an early start. After being picked up from your hotel around 07:30, you will head to the High Atlas Mountains.

Following a 4.5 hour journey into the mountains (complete with two coffee breaks!), you will arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kasbah of Ait-Ben-…

Read more
Xaluca de Dades  or similar

Day 3: Sahara

Today you will discover the majestic gorges of Dades and spend a magical evening under the desert sky. You will be picked up at 08:00 and driven four hours into the Sahara, with two coffee breaks on the way to take in the scenery. Both the Todgha and the nearby Dades River have carved vast canyons …

Read more
Imperial Glory Lodges  or similar

Day 4: Merzouga

After an unforgettable night in the Sahara desert, climb back on your camel after breakfast and return to the hotel. This extraordinary experience takes place in the cool, calm hours of the morning, offering a serene experience of nomadic life in the Sahara. Once back at the hotel you can enjoy the…

Read more
Riad Chebbi  or similar

Day 5-7: Marrakech

After breakfast, you will depart for Marrakech at 07:30. The journey takes around 9 hours, making for a great road trip filled with a coffee break and lunch. Arriving back at your hotel in the late afternoon, use your final night to get to know Marrakech - wander around the souks, spend a couple of…

Read more
Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech  or similar
Optional Excursions

Optional excursions are available to make your trip even more spectacular. All excursions can be booked and paid for during the booking process. Please note that these excursions can take place in a group. You will receive all practical information before departure.

Please note for trips of 5 nights, only one of the full-day tours can be booked.

• Private day trip to the Ourika valley • Within the heights of the majestic High Atlas Mountains, you will find the Ourika Valley, where you can enjoy large terraced fields and wooded hillside landscapes - the ideal background for a hike! In the heart of the valley, you will find the Sti Fadma, a series of seven waterfalls that flow into the Ourika River. For those joining this trip on a Monday or Friday, it is also possible to explore the traditional village market. The excursion starts at 08:30 and lasts 8 hours.

• Full day trip to Essaouira (Mogador) • Essaouira is a citadel with a glorious past and is best known under its Portuguese name, Mogador. This place was inhabited during prehistoric times, set the stage for Game of Thrones and was a well-known producer of Tyrion purple dye that supplied to ancient Rome. It is a city of artists, with the fishing port and markets bustling with life day and night. During your visit to Essaouira, you will visit the port, Scala, the main market, the local jewellers and the craft complex. (Minimum 2 people)

• Balloon flight over Marrakech with camel ride • During this unmissable experience, you will float over the peaks of the Moroccan Atlas Mountains. Returning to land, an enchanting camel ride through the desert awaits. You will return to Marrakech by 4x4. The excursion starts at 05:00 and lasts around 4 hours, including 40 minutes in the air. Depending on the weather, it is possible that the balloon flight will be delayed (or possibly cancelled and reimbursed). This excursion includes transfers, breakfast, camel ride and balloon trip.

• Soeks & medina tour Marrakech • Visit the many souks and the medina in Marrakech to get a taste of local life and see the local sellers at work. Here you will find everything from fresh vegetables and herbs to leather and jewellery. Be entertained by the acrobats, snake charmers and musicians on the Djemaa el-Fna square and visit the Medersa Ben Youssef, a former Koran school. The tour departs at 10:00 and 14:00.

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Excluded
  • Tourist tax £2.50 per person per night (payable locally)
  • Drinks during included dinner in the Sahara
  • Entry fees & tips for guides/drivers during excursions
Payment

If you book this deal before 35 days of your departure, you can choose to pay in parts. The deposit will be 50% of the deal’s price plus the booking fee and travel and/or cancellation insurance (when applicable). You will find the payment amounts and deadlines to pay every installment at the last step of the booking process.

Additional Information
Conditions

Your booking is a direct contract between you and Secret Escapes Limited for the provision of your package. Secret Escapes acts as a tour operator responsible, and is therefore liable for the proper execution of the agreement. The Secret Escapes Terms and Conditions (A) apply to this booking. The Secret Escapes Cancellation Terms and Conditions apply to this booking.

Secret Escapes Limited is a company registered in England & Wales under number 07026107, registered office 120 Holborn, London, EC1N 2TD, United Kingdom.© Secret Escapes 2021

Price changes

Please note that the flights included in this offer are subject to live availability and price, and can change during your booking process. When this is the case, we will always notify during the booking process.

Passport, visa and health requirements

The passport, visa and health requirements (including those related to COVID-19) at the time of booking can be viewed on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website. It is your responsibility to ensure that you and all members of your party are in possession of all necessary travel and health documents, and in compliance with any other immigration/entry requirements, before you travel.

Visa requirements

The passport, visa and health requirements (including those related to COVID-19) at the time of booking can be viewed on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website. It is your responsibility to ensure that you and all members of your party are in possession of all necessary travel and health documents, and in compliance with any other immigration requirements, before you travel.

Occupancy

Maximum three persons per room.

Single supplement

The single supplement is based on travel dates and duration of travel. You will see the final price in the booking process.

Children's discount

A discount for children is offered dependent on the chosen travel dates and length of stay. You will see the applicable discount in the final booking process.

Infant bed

Unfortunately, cots are not available throughout this trip.

Accessibility

Unfortunately, this trip is not wheelchair accessible.

Pets

Pets are not permitted on this trip.

Travel documents

You will receive all documents relevant to your trip, 7 days prior to departure at the latest.

Vaccinations

All travellers should be up to date with primary courses and boosters. Vaccinations usually recommended for travel to Morocco include Hepatitis A; Typhoid. Consult your doctor or the NHS travel advice website for more information.

Passport

Your passport must be valid for at least 90 days upon arrival in Morocco. Before travelling, make sure your passport isn’t damaged. Some travellers have been refused entry when travelling on damaged passports.

Moroccan citizens who reside in the UK and travel to Morocco, may not be allowed to return to the UK unless they present evidence of their UK immigration status. This can include their UK biometric residence permit card or a valid UK entry clearance.

For up-to-date information regarding travel documents we advise you to visit the government website and the embassy.

Travel schedule

The specified itinerary is subject to change in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

Quality standards

Please note that the quality standards of hotels, facilities, transportation and roads may differ from Europe.

Currency

The national currency of Morocco is Moroccan dirham (MAD).

Group travel

During this trip, transport and excursions could be in groups of international travellers.

Similar accommodation

In order to give you the best possible holiday, we sometimes offer trips where you'll be staying at one of a selection of hotels (all with the same star rating, board basis, room type and location). Mostly, you'll be staying in the hotel written up in our description, but we're unable to guarantee the exact accommodation featured on the website every time. We'll let you know the name of your hotel, at least 7 days before departure.

Cultural differences

There are several important cultural differences to be observed in Morocco. When it comes to time, be aware that meeting times are often an approximation, and it is usual for your driver or tour guide to show up later than you would expect for your appointment.

Flight times

Please note that flights may be subject to change, delay or postponement by the provider and that flight times are provisional. Don't forget to check the actual flight times before departure on the website of the airline or the airport to avoid inconvenient surprises.

Additional transfer information

Please note that all transfers are included in this escape, with a maximum occupancy of 14 travellers.