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Independent: Marrakesh City & Desert Adventure

Get picked up at the Marrakech airport on Day 1. Explore the city with a walking tour explore the city with a foodie tour on Day 2. Depart Marrakech on Day 3 for a scenic drive through the Atlas Mountains to Zagora, stopping at world-famous Ait Benhaddou. From Zagora ride into the dunes on a camel for a night at a Berber camp under the stars. Watch the sunrise on Day 4 and transfer back to Marrakech, stopping at Taourirt Kasbah. End your trip with an accommodation check-out on Day 5. **Please contact Bamba Experience at to receive your trip details at least 1 WEEK prior to your day of departure** *Note: Please be aware that this trip includes a lot of driving time and that transportation in Morocco is often informal, unregulated, and possibly more assertive than in your home country. Please rest assured that this is culturally very normal and that they will always get you safely to your destination. Please also be prepared for a very hot climate, especially in summer, when air conditioning cannot always be safely used as it may cause the engine to overheat*

  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • Supplier Tour ID: RAKBCD/168173
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: Marrakech, Morocco
  • Finishes: Marrakech, Morocco
  • Age requirement: 18 +
You will Visit
  • Marrakech



Day 1

Airport Pick-up - Marrakech
After being picked-up at the airport, transfer to your accommodation in Marrakech. Enjoy a free day at leisure to explore the vibrant "Red City". Overnight in Marrakech.


Day 2

Marrakech City Tour - Marrakech Foodie Tour (B/L)
After breakfast, meet your guide for a small-group foodie experience across bustling Marrakech. First, you`ll wander the winding city streets picking up vegetables, meats, and spices (along with a few helpful Arabic words) at the local souq. Once your shopping trip is complete you`ll make your way back to your riad where your hands-on cooking class begins. Follow your guide’s instructions as you prepare a typical Moroccan dish such as tagine or the comparable tangia (composed of couscous with vegetables and meat), pastila (an apple-based dessert) or harira (a traditional North African soup served with dates). Afterward, dig into your freshly-prepared meal set inside the beautiful courtyard of your riad. You’ll also leave your session with a recipe sheet, allowing you to re-create your dish when you return home! The rest of the day is yours to continue shopping, take in the sights, orrelax back at your accommodation.
Overnight in Marrakech.


Day 3

Marrakech - Ait Benhaddou - Agdz - Zagora Berber Camp (B/D)
After being picked-up from your accommodation in Marrakech, you will start travelling south through the beautiful Atlas Mountains over the Tishka Pass, at 2600m. Enjoy a winding, panoramic road which will allow you to experience breathtaking views on the route used by ancient Sahara traders. Your first stop will be at the ancient Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, a bridge in between the mountains and the desert. Next, you will make a stopover in scenic Agdz to explore the area’s largest palm grove.
From here the nature around you will start changing drastically. You will see the terrains of the high and rich mountains changing into the arid Sahara moonscape as you reach Zagora via Draa Valley. Once there, jump on a camel and start your ride to the Berber camp, enjoying the sunset on the way. Experience a Berber evening with incredible stargazing, Berber music, and a traditional Moroccan Dinner. Sleep in a nomadic tent or out under the Sahara stars.
Approximately 7 hours total driving time, 362km.
Please note that there is NO ENGLISH-SPEAKING GUIDE on Day 3.


Day 4

Zagora Berber Camp - Ouarzazate - Marrakech (B)
Wake up early to experience the sunrise. Have breakfast and then get back on the saddle of your camel to return to Zagora. On the way back to Marrakech, stop to visit the famous Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate. Check in at your accommodation and enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure. Overnight in Marrakech.
Approximately 7 hours total driving time, 362km.


Day 5

Marrakech Accommodation Check-Out (B)
Enjoy breakfast and check out of your accommodation. Here This wonderful adventure will come to an end.

    • Marrakech Airport Pick-Up
    • All Transportation with Local Drivers
    • 4 Nights Accommodation in Hostels, 3* or 4* Hotels, Depending on Package:
    • 3N Marrakech
    • 1N Berber Desert Camp
    • Meals: 4 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
    • Marrakech City Tour Including:
    • English-Speaking Guide
    • Marrakech Foodie Tour Including:
    • English-Speaking Guide
    • Souq Shopping Experience
    • Traditional Cooking Class
    • Stops at Ait Benhaddou & Ouarzazate
    • Zagora Berber Camp Experience Including:
    • Berber Dinner
    • Sunset & Sunrise Camel Rides

      4 Nights Accommodation in Hostels, 3* or 4* Hotels, Depending on Package:
      - 3N Marrakech
      - 1N Berber Desert Camp

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Tour Highlights:
    • Discover the tastes of Morocco on a Foodie Tour
    • Experience a short camel ride in the desert(1 person per camel)
    • Enjoy stargazing in a Berber Campsite