Packages, Trips & Tours

Accommodation can be booked on a per night basis or as part of a package

Package options

Please click one of the options below to find out more information about the trips we offer. All trips include stays at the desert camp:

Koutoubia mosque, Marrakech

Marrakech - camp

3, 4 or 5-day round trips

Marrakech riad accommodation

Marrakech riad - camp

6 or 7-night Marrakech package

Todra Gorge

Marrakech - camp - Fez

4 or 5-day trip from Marrakech to Fez

Bab Boujloud (the Blue Gate), Fez

Imperial Cities - camp

12-night Imperial City and desert tour

City walls Essaouira

Marrakech - south - camp - coast

10 to 12-day trip from Marrakech

Kasbah Azul guesthouse


Places to stay en route to the desert

One of our most popular trips is the 4-day return trip from Marrakech. Whilst in the ideal world it would be wonderful to spend 3 nights in the desert, the 4-day trip allows you to enjoy the varied scenery and sights en route to the desert over two days. You will therefore spend one night at a guesthouse en route to the desert, two nights at the desert camp and return to Marrakech in one day.

Our trips are always private. The transport is a 4WD Land Cruiser with aircon and an English-speaking driver. Whilst the drivers are knowledgeable and know the best places to stop, the itinerary and timings are flexible.

The trip to the desert is over two days, with one night being spent at a guesthouse en route to the desert, two nights at the desert camp and return to Marrakech in one day.

The summary of the tour is as follows:
Glaoui kasbah, Tamdakht, Ounila Valley

Day 1

Overnight at a guesthouse en route to the desert. This is either a 4-hour drive to Ait Benhaddou and overnighting at Kasbah Ellouze or Riad Caravane, or a 5 hour 30 hour drive to the guesthouse of Kasbah Azul in the Draa Valley. The route is via the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi n’Tichka pass (alt. 2260 m), the Ounila Valley, full of ancient villages and kasbahs (including Telouet) and Ait Benhaddou.

Day 2

From Ait Benhaddou, it's a 6-hour drive through the Draa Valley (home to 3 million date palms and hundreds of kasbahs), Zagora, Tamegroute (famous for its green-glazed pottery and ancient Koranic library) and M'Hamid (where the paved road ends and the Sahara begins).

Pottery in Tamegroute
Erg Chigaga Luxury Desert Camp

Days 3

All day at Erg Chigaga Luxury Desert Camp. There are plenty of activities for those who either want to remain at the camp or venture into the desert.

Day 4

Return to Marrakech. The return trip is 8 hours, and is more direct and more remote than the route to the desert. The return trip is via Foum Zguid (a 3-hour drive though the desert), Taznakht (known for its rugs) and then back over the Tizi n’Tichka pass.

Tizi n’Tichka mountain pass

The cost of the 3-night/4-day trip is 1740 euro for two people (or 870 euro per person) if staying at Kasbah Azul, 1700 euro at Riad Caravane and 1680 euro at Kasbah Ellouze. This includes:

3 nights at Erg Chigaga Luxury Desert Camp. All meals, drinks and guided trips on camels are included. Other activities, including sandboarding, sundowners on the dunes and informal singing and drumming around the fire are also included.

1 night at either Kasbah Azul, Kasbah Ellouze or Riad Caravane. Breakfast and dinner are included. Drinks are extra.

Private transport in a 4WD Land Cruiser with driver.

The trip to the desert

Kasbah Tamnougalt, Agdz

Kasbah Tamnougalt, Draa Valley

Glaoui Kasbah in Tamdakht, Ounila Valley

Glaoui Kasbah, Ounila Valley

Majestic dunes, Erg Chigaga

Majestic dunes, Erg Chigaga