• Flight included
  • Accommodation included
  • Transfer included

Marrakesh & the Sahara Desert

  • Round trip
  • 5 or 7 nights
  • Morocco
price from £ 399
  • per person
  • based on 2 persons
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Discover your own Arabian Nights in Marrakesh & the Sahara incl. camel ride, all transfers, breakfast and return flights!

Morocco: the gateway to Africa and a land of vibrant colour, fantastic landscapes, enticing aromas and truly enchanting culture. This trip through the Marrakesh 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 Marrakesh, 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? An Arabian adventure awaits!

Included
  • 5 or 7 nights in authentic hotels in Morocco incl. 1 night in a tent in the Sahara
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner on day 3
  • Camel ride in the Sahara
  • All transport and transfers
  • Return flight from London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, Manchester, London Stansted to Marrakesh

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Day 1: Welcome to Morocco

You have arrived in Marrakesh - 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 ... Read more

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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 o... Read more

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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 can... Read more

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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 enjo... Read more

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Day 5: Back to Marrakesh

After breakfast, you will depart for Marrakesh 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 Marrakesh - wander around the souks, spend a coup... Read more

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Day 1: Welcome to Morocco

You have arrived in Marrakesh - 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 ... 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 o... 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 can... 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 enjo... Read more

Riad Madu  or similar

Day 5-7: Back to Marrakesh

After breakfast, you will depart for Marrakesh 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 Marrakesh - wander around the souks, spend a coup... Read more

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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.

• Balloon flight over Marrakesh 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 Marrakesh 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 Marrakesh •
Visit the many souks and the medina in Marrakesh 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
  • Tips for guides and drivers during excursions
  • Entry fees during excursions
Payment

If you book this deal before 42 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 Ltd. 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 Ltd. is a company registered in England & Wales under number 07026107, registered office 120 Holborn, London, EC1N 2TD, United Kingdom.

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.

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. Please note: children up to 12 months old receive a discount on the plane ticket, but will not receive a seat or baggage allowance.

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 due to international plane travel.

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.

Travel documents

You will receive your travel documents 5 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 case the above mentioned hotels are unavailable, you'll stay in comparable hotels in the nearby surroundings. You'll receive the final accommodations with your travel documents, 5 days before departure at the latest.

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.