South Morocco #3 – Marrakesh & The Sahara Desert
March 23 I 08:00 – March 27 I 01:00
Standard Price: 249€
City Card Price: 229€
Everyone who plans to join us must be aware of Morocco’s COVID-19 regulations. Please do independent research on the topic.
Did someone say Marrakesh & Sahara Desert!?
On this incredible 4 day adventure we will take you through the heart of Morocco’s Southern region! Marrakesh is an absolute must-see location, and this is exactly where our South Morocco trip is based! We’ll soak up the exciting sights in the city’s Medina, experience the lively happenings in the Jemma el-Fnaa Square, tour some incredible local shops and so much more!
Apart from Marrakesh we will be discovering some impressive sites like the Atlas Mountains, the ancient mud city of Aït Ben Haddou and the Todra Canyon! But the main event of this entire road trip is our once in a lifetime visit to the Sahara Desert, where we will ride camels through the dunes and stay at a Berber style campsite to soak in the beautiful desert culture.
Continue reading to learn more about how our Meet us There Package works!
You can either book now at the bottom of this page or in our office on Calle Gran Vía 22 Dpdo, 2nd floor. If you have any questions please get in touch with us at [email protected].
Please be advised that in accordance with our terms and conditions the City Card membership cannot be used to obtain discounts for anyone but the card holder.
- Meet us there – How Does it Work
- Itinerary Outline
- What’s Included
- Extra Night Add-On
- Passport & Visa Information
- Travel Insurance
Transportation from Spain to Morocco is not included in this package. You will need to book your own flight to Marrakesh and send us the flight details. With these details, we will happily arrange your airport pick-up and drop off at no extra charge.
Ryanair & AirEuropa have the best prices and ideal flight times for this Morocco trip! We recommend looking at their available flights through Skyscanner so you can compare.
Important Things to Keep in Mind:
- You will need to fly in to and depart from Marrakesh.
- Plan to arrive to Marrakesh on Thursday, March 23rd in the morning (We recommend the Ryanair flight at 6:15 early in the morning)
- Plan to leave Marrakesh the morning of the 27th* (We recommend the Air Europa flight at at 1:55am on Monday March 27th)
- Send all your flight information and questions to [email protected].
*The night from Sunday 26th to Monday 27th is not included in the basic package. We will get back to Marrakesh from the desert around 21:00 (9:00pm) on Sunday night. This will give everyone time for a nice dinner and some final shopping before making our way to the airport around 00:30 (12:30am). If you wish to stay one more night you can book the Extra Night add-on in addition to the basic package. The airport drop-off on Monday 27th is flexible. Find the right flight for you and we will get you to the airport. If you have any questions, just shoot us an email to [email protected].
Day 1: Arrival to Marrakesh (Thursday)
This day is all about arriving to and exploring Marrakesh! Book the flight that suits you and we will ensure that you will be picked up by the airport shuttle and taken to our hotel to check in. Depending on your arrival time, you can meet up with the Citylife guide and other members of the group at the hotel.
Our adventure starts in the morning with an amazing walking tour of bustling Marrakesh. This is where we will explore the market place (known as the Medina), learn Moroccan health secrets at a local pharmacy and discover the amazing Jemaa el Fnaa square.
Day 2: Marrakesh – Atlas Mountains – Ait Ben Haddou – Dades Gorges (Friday)
Our day begins with a hotel breakfast (included) so we can head towards Ouarzazate, known as the “Door of the Desert” through the Atlas Mountains, filled with stunning natural views, and then we will stop in Tizi n’Tichka for some amazing panoramic picture opportunities. We will continue South and follow the 6km track that leads to the village of Ait Ben Haddou, famous for its Kasbah (which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Several famous movies, such as the Gladiator and Game of Thrones were filmed in this beautiful town. Then we continue to the Dades Gorges were our accommodation will be waiting for us. Dinner for this evening will be included at our hotel.
Day 3: Dades Gorges – Todra Canyons – Sahara Desert (Saturday)
After breakfast, we’ll continue through a path filled with beautiful scenery and unforgettable Kasbahs (Islamic Fortresses), each one unique from the next. After several stops, we will arrive at one of the most iconic places in the South of Morocco: the Todra Canyon. Cliff walls of epic proportions and immense beauty surround the channel of the River Todra; it’s a climber’s paradise!
Time to head to the Sahara desert. After selecting some traditional Berber gear from our favourite local shop, we will take our essentials and head to our Berber camp just outside the desert. We will take our camels out to the dunes where we will have the chance to sandboard and catch the sunset over the Sahara before heading to dinner at the camp in the Sahara desert. You can climb the dunes near the camp with a warm cup of tea and enjoy the peace and quiet of the desert and relax after the adventure-filled day. Finally, we’ll be spending the night in typical Berber tents, under a spectacular canopy of stars.
Day 4: Sahara Desert – Marrakesh (Sunday)
After an unforgettable night in the desert we start with an early climb to the closest dune, to catch a glimpse of the sun rising over the dunes. Then a filling breakfast before we kick off a day filled with exploration through several quaint and beautiful towns in Morocco. We will take the same route we took the day before to go back to Marrakesh.
We plan to be back Marrakesh around 21:00 (9:00pm) on Sunday night. This will give everyone time for a nice dinner and some final shopping before we take our group shuttle to the airport around 00:30 (12:30am).
Day 5: Return to Madrid (Monday)
Those leaving on the AirEuropa UX1424 flight at 1:55am will already be on their way back to Madrid! Anyone who has chosen to stay an extra night in our hotel will be free to enjoy their Monday by visiting all of the many wonders that Marrakesh has to offer. Airport shuttles are flexible on this day and will be provided for all those who have purchased the Extra Night add-on.
Included in Price:
- Airport Pick Up & Drop Off (as explained in the “Meet us There” tab)
- All transportation in Morocco
- 4**** Hotel accommodation in Marrakesh with breakfast included
- Hotel in Dades with dinner & breakfast included
- Night in Berber tent in Sahara Desert with dinner & breakfast included
- Guided visit of Marrakesh
- Guided visit of Ait Ben Haddou (Kasbah)
- Visit to a traditional Moroccan pharmacy
- Visit to a traditional scarf shop
- Camel ride in the Sahara Desert (1 camel per person)
- Sand boarding in the Sahara Desert
- 2 dinners & 3 breakfasts
- Local Moroccan guide throughout the trip
- Citylife representative throughout the trip
- All taxes included
Not Included in Price
- Anything not mentioned in “Included in Price”
- Optional Moroccan dinner with music on the first night
- Flight to and from Morocco
- Hotel stay from Sunday to Monday*
*The night from Sunday 26th to Monday 27th is not included in the basic package. We will get back to Marrakesh from the desert around 21:00 (9:00pm) on Sunday night. This will give everyone time for a nice dinner and some final shopping before making our way to the airport around 00:30 (12:30am). If you wish to stay one more night you can book the Extra Night add-on in addition to the basic package. The airport drop-off on Monday 27th is flexible. Find the right flight for you and we will get you to the airport.
We have planned this trip’s itinerary around the most affordable flight options that are available. In the case of this trip, the most affordable flight back to Madrid happens to be the AirEuropa flight UX1424 at 1:55am on Monday March 27th. As a result, we have NOT included an overnight hotel stay for Sunday to Monday in our basic package.
With this trip’s itinerary we will not get back to Marrakesh from the desert until around 21:00 (9:00pm) on Sunday night. Which will give everyone time for a nice dinner and some final shopping before making our way to the airport around 00:30 (12:30am).
Those who wish to stay in Marrakesh for one more night are welcome to book our Extra Night add-on in addition to their Basic Package ticket. We will arrange an additional night for you at one of our group’s hotels for the price of 30€. This price includes:
- 1 night at our group hotel
- Breakfast at the hotel
- Transfer to the airport the following day
IMPORTANT: If you do choose to stay an extra night with us, please send your flight details to [email protected] so we can prepare the shuttle accordingly.
Please make sure you have your passport with you and that it is valid for at least 6 months from the moment you enter Morocco!
You don’t need a visa (your passport is sufficient) if you are from the European Union, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Denmark, European Union, Finland, Guinea, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Korea (Rep. of), Kuwait, Libya, Liechtenstein, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Niger, Norway, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America.
If you are NOT from the European Union or one of the countries listed above, we are glad to assist you with the visa application process. Please send an email to [email protected] for further assistance.
Citylife offers a basic travel insurance package with every trip that can be purchased as an add-on to your ticket. The insurance is provided by Innovac and will cover basic medical emergencies for the duration of the trip.
Do you Need to Take the Insurance?
It is not mandatory to take this specific insurance that we offer, but please keep in mind that it is your responsibility to make sure that you are travelling with proper coverage. If you decide not to take the insurance, we will consider that you are covered by another policy.
For a complete breakdown of the coverage that the insurance provides, please click here.
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