South Morocco Desert Tour and Anti-Atlas Mountains

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Daily Tour 10 days 9 nights
Morocco Desert Visit Marrakesh Tour Guide: Hassan

Embark on an unforgettable South Morocco Desert Tour and Anti-Atlas Mountains driving to the enchanting landscapes of Southern Morocco, where the golden dunes of the Sahara meet ancient oases, vibrant markets, and a rich tapestry of cultural treasures. Immerse yourself in the warmth of local hospitality and discover the unique charm that defines this captivating region. From the dramatic Atlas Mountains to the endless desert horizons, every step reveals a new chapter of beauty and adventure. Join us on a South Moroccan odyssey, where the spirit of the desert beckons and the allure of tradition awaits.

At First Sight

  • Group Size 2 to 16
  • Short trek is including everyday depending on the day stage.
  • Max altitude of this tour is Tichka pass 2660 meters
  • Airport Transfers Included
  • Join In Marrakesh

Accommodation & Meals

  • 9 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 6 Dinners
  • 9 Nights Hotel/guest house/ Kasbah and Riad
  • 1 Nights in the Chegaga luxury desert camp

Marrakech (Google Map)

Our tours start at 9 but may be subject to change depending on the season.

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GROUP SIZE 2 3 4 5 6
PRICE/PERSON €980 €960 €940 €920 €890

  • Transport 4×4.
  • A highly experienced, helpful and friendly government license holder English speaking, Spanish, Italian or German Guide.
  • All your standard meal (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided outside of Marrakesh, starting from breakfast on day 2 until lunch on day 8).
  • One night in camping under luxury berber tente in Chegaga desert sand dunes, 8 nights in Hotel with breakfast.
  • City tour guide in Taroudant and Marrakesh cities

  • All your standard meal in Marrakesh.
  • Monuments entrance fees
  • All kinds of drinks like beer, coke/fanta/sprite, and alcohol.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential).
  • Tips for staffs and drivers.
  • The single room supplement
  • Other items not mentioned over in package included.

Highlights of this tour in the southern Morocco

Desert tour in south of morocco promises a captivating adventure filled with unique experiences, explore the mesmerizing landscapes of the Sahara Desert, with its golden shegaga dunes stretching as far as the eye can see, Palms groves, Oases, Ksar (fortified village) and Kasbah (fortified house). witness the breathtaking beauty of the Atlas Mountains, adorned with picturesque valleys and traditional Berber villages.

  • 1 night in a luxury desert camp
  • Explore the stunning Anti Atlas Mountains
  • Take a leisurely walk in the dunes, sans shoes
  • Desert sunset and sunrise
  • Experience an easy and short stroll through palm groves
  • Desert and Anti Atlas tour by 4×4
  • Exoerience a camel ride tour

Tourism has been our hobby since childhood, starting in 1994. Over the years, we have continuously improved our experience by accompanying groups all over Morocco. In 2003, we began leading groups officially as licensed guides under Number 420. Finally, in 2018, we established a fully licensed Travel Company based in Marrakesh, operating under license number 10P/19.

This ample experience that we will share with you will undoubtedly guide you to an unforgettable tour in Morocco.

Day 01 : Marrakesh

Reception at Menara Airport and transfer to your hotel or riad. If your arrival is in the morning, you can enjoy visiting the highlights of Marrakesh’s old city. Feel free to contact us if you need assistance, You may also explore our day activities in Marrakech.

  • Overnight stay in a Riad/Hotel.
  • No meal is included
Day 02 : Marrakesh – Telouat – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate

Departure from Marrakech to the Ounila Valley via Tichka Pass (2260 meters). After visiting the Telouet Kasbah, we proceed along the Ounila Valley to reach the village of Ait Ben Haddou and its famous Kasbah. Upon arrival in Ouarzazate, explore the expansive movie sets.

  • Overnight stay at the hotel/Riad.
  • The distance covered on the drive, 205 km/4hours
  • Meals: B . L . D
Day 03 : Ouarzazate – Zagora – Oulad Driss

We pass through Tinififft Pass (1560 meters), offering a panoramic view of the High Atlas chain and the Saghro Massif. Continuing through the Draa Valley to Zagora, we visit the Koranic library, pottery workshops, and covered streets of Tamegroute. Afterward, we head to Mhamid, the last village before the open desert. .

  • Overnight stay at the Hotel.
  • The distance covered on the drive, 257 km/4hours
  • Meals: B . L . D
Day 04 : Oulad Driss – Chegaga Dunes

Today is a short drive. After breakfast, we drive for 1 hour and 30 minutes to the Chegaga Desert sand dunes. We will arrive at midday. After lunch and a short break, we’ll explore the stunning sand dunes in the afternoon, enjoying a beautiful sunset.

  • Overnight stay at a luxury desert camp.
  • The distance covered on the drive, 60 km/1hours 30min
  • Meals: B . L . D
Day 05 : Dunes of Chegaga – Iriki -Tata

After breakfast, we start our day with a short camel ride tour. We leave Chegaga for Tata, a beautiful stage with high sand dunes and the largest dry lake of Iriki. Then, we continue the road, passing by the old villages and palm groves.

  • Overnight stay at the Hotel.
  • The distance covered on the drive, 210 km/4hours
  • Meals: B . L . D
Day 06 : Tata – Tafraout

We start from Tata to discover a rich region of Anti Atlas: oases and collective granaries. We begin our journey with a stroll in the beautiful village of Tarrasste, known for its special irrigation system and magical palm trees. Continuing our journey, we will have the opportunity to visit Agadir Tasguent (a granary more than 60 meters long, with 6 stories and 209 rooms).

  • Overnight stay at the hotel/ guest house.
  • The distance covered on the drive, 160 km/3 hours
  • Meals: B . L . D
Day 07 : Tafraout – Taroudant

After breakfast, we begin our day with a brief visit to Tafraout town, renowned for its unique artisan crafts, including traditional footwear and Argan oil. Departing from Tafraout, we explore the scenic Anti Atlas region with its beautiful valleys and oases. Dinner and overnight stay in Taroudant. Upon arrival, we meet a local city tour guide to explore the highlights of Taroudant.

  • Overnight stay at the hotel/ Riad.
  • The distance covered on the drive, 160 km/3 hours
  • Meals: B . L . D
Day 08 : Taroudant – Tinmal – Marrakesh

From Taroudant, we cross the Souss Plain, one of the most important agricultural plains in Morocco. We drive northeast, and the road will take us through Argan tree plantations and the stunning landscapes of the Atlas Mountains. We will ascend Tizi NTest Pass, reaching 2100m, where we will stop to enjoy panoramic views. We then continue our journey, descending to reach the Tinmal Mosque—one of the oldest mosques in Morocco, established in the 12th century by the Almohad Dynasty. Afterward, we continue along the Nfiss Valley toward Asni village. Our day tour concludes in Marrakech.

  • Overnight stay at the hotel/ Riad.
  • The distance covered on the drive, 230 km/5 hours
  • Meals: B . L
Day 09 : Visit Marrakesh

Visiting Marrakech offers a rich and immersive experience with its vibrant culture. Meet a local Marrakesh city tour guide at 9:30 am to start a half-day visit (The starting visit time can be changed depending on the season), exploring Bahia Palace, Ben Youssef Coranic School, a traditional handicraft market, Souk, Basha Museum, and the main square of Jamaa Lafna. In the afternoon, you can further enhance your experience by enjoying a relaxing moment in a hammam, trying local street food in the last afternoon hour, and immersing yourself in live entertainment. Contact us if you are interested in these activities.

  • Overnight stay at the hotel/ Riad
  • Meals: B
Day 10 : Hotel – Airport

Private transfer to Marrakech airport. Optionally, with an additional fee, we can arrange a transfer to Casablanca airport for you, Feel free to contact us if you need assistance.

  • The distance covered on the drive to Marrakesh airport, 11 km/20minutes
  • The distance covered on the drive to Casablanca airport, 225 km/2 hours/30minutes
  • Meals: B
Key Facts

We’ve gathered a selection of commonly asked questions to provide you with further insight into this extraordinary tour.

Meal Plan

All meals are included during this tour from Breakfast on Day 2 to Lunch on Day 8.

Food & Water

Mineral water will be provided throughout this tour in Morocco, except in hotels and cities.
Moroccan cuisine boasts worldwide acclaim for its diverse range of flavors, vibrant colors, and fresh ingredients. During this Moroccan sahara tour all meals are included from Breakfast on Day 2 to Lunch on Day 8, Below are the main menus that we will taste during our tour.
Breakfast, tea, coffee, milk, chocolate… jams, honey, cheese… bread, sometimes Berber pancakes.
Lunches usually starts with a cup of mint tea, assorted salads, and a hot dish, fruits,… (Vegetables are washed, peeled).
Dinner, starts off with soup and bread. The main course is usually rice, pasta, couscous, spaghetti or chips, with a vegetable stew (or tagine) consisting of some of the following – onion, potato, carrot, green pepper, zucchini, turnip, parsnip, green beans, and peas. There will be some meat (usually chicken, lamb or beef), however meat is not prominent in the menu. All dishes come with traditional sauces which are rarely (spicy) hot. To round off dinner, there is the usual range of hot drinks and some fruits.

Special diets

While we make efforts to accommodate vegetarians, the options may be limited at times. Unfortunately, we may not always be able to accommodate special dietary needs due to the nature of our trips and the area we visit. It can be challenging, and in some cases impossible, to cater to a wide range of dietary preferences. You may need to bring supplementary food or snacks from home if your dietary needs are specific. For inquiries about specific dietary requirements, please contact our sales team. Please understand that we cannot guarantee to fulfill all requests and cannot be held liable for any issues related to dietary restrictions or intolerances.


During this trip, the group will spend nights in a riad/hotel/guest house/lodge and one night in a standard camp in the desert of chegaga. While there are a range of high-end hotels in Fes and Marrakesh, we try to strike the right balance of a comfortable and conveniently located base while maintaining a really good value holiday.
If you are traveling by yourself, you will be paired up with another single client of the same sex. Single hotel rooms and/or single rooms are available for a supplementary cost. If you are planning on extending your holiday, additional nights at the group hotel or in a range of different hotels and riads in Marrakesh are available on request.

Group Leader & Support Team

The group will be led by a professional and qualified driver proficient in English or another language of your preference, depending on the confirmation date.


The highest altitude reached for an overnight stay during this special Morocco tour is in Imilchil at 2120 meters. However, the highest point crossed on this itinerary is 3050 meters.

Expending funds

Plan to hold around £200 per person (or its equivalent in US dollars or Euros) for tips, soft drinks, snacks, and other incidental expenses. Keep in mind that additional costs may arise for souvenirs, and optional activities, so it’s wise to budget for these separately.
While Moroccan Dirhams are not typically available for purchase outside the country, you can conveniently withdraw local currency from ATMs upon your arrival at the airport or in Marrakesh. ATMs offer the option to withdraw funds in pounds sterling, dollars, or euros, which you can easily exchange at the airport. Carrying a credit card is advisable for emergencies and additional peace of mind.

Direction on gratuities

Tipping is the customary way to express gratitude to your local guides and driver… It’s important to note that tips do not constitute a part of their wages; rather, they are viewed as a personal gesture of appreciation from group members. We advise our local teams that tips are not obligatory or expected but are rather a reflection of the service provided.
It is customary for the group to collectively decide on the final amount of tips to be distributed among the guide and driver and hotels team, as their responsibilities differ. We suggest that approximately from £55 per group member would be an appropriate amount to ensure fair compensation, which you can give directly to them.

Suitcase Allotment

For this best Morocco tour in the south, you should bring one piece of luggage (maximum weight on arrival at the group hotel is dependent on your international flight restrictions) and a daypack (of around 30 – 40 litres).

Please note that there is a strict weight limit of 15-20kg maximum for bags to be allowed, and no fresh produce should be left in these bags.

Internet access

Upon your arrival at the airport, you can purchase a local SIM card for 1/2 euro, or sometimes it’s free. Then, all you need to do is top it up with an internet option, and you’ll have a connection when needed. We recommend Maroc Telecom as the company, but please keep in mind that in some places, other companies might offer better service. It all depends on the reception in each area.

Group size & Tour Arrangements

All our Tour proposals in Morocco are guaranteed for a minimum of two people. There is a required minimum number of participants to ensure the trip proceeds. Once this minimum number is reached, the trip status will change from ‘Available’ to ‘Guaranteed to run’.

Health & Vaccinations

If you suffer from a severe allergy, kindly notify the Morocco Hike Tours Team (support) prior to your departure. While we will make every effort to assist you, please note that we cannot ensure an allergy-free environment during Your trip to Morocco. It is imperative that you carry your own allergy treatment, as ‘adrenaline auto-injectors’ are not provided as standard equipment by Morocco Hike Tours leaders and staff. Upon arrival, please inform your leader about your allergy and indicate the location where you store your adrenaline pen.

Vaccinations:&It’s advisable to reach out to your physician or travel clinic to verify if any particular vaccinations are necessary for your trip.

Passport & Visa

Your passport must meet 2 requirements. It must be:

  • Less than 10 years old on the day you enter (check the ‘date of issue’)
  • Valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’)

Travelers hailing from the UK, US, and EU typically enjoy visa-free access to Morocco. However, it’s essential to bear in mind that visa regulations can undergo alterations. Ensuring compliance with visa prerequisites falls under your purview for this journey. Hence, we advise consulting the closest embassy or consulate pertaining to your designated destination(s), as well as any countries involved in transit or transfer.

Certain local authorities furnish information regarding the requisite visas for their nationals. To assist you further, we’ve compiled a set of helpful links below:

Washing Cloths

If you wish to have your clothes washed during this 4WD Morocco tour, it will be possible for an additional fee of 10 Dirhams per item (underwear not accepted) and 4/5 Dirhams per item for ironing.


Morocco’s monetary unit is known as the Moroccan Dirham. Below are some currency exchange rates, which can fluctuate daily:
– 1 Pound Sterling = 12.5 Dirham
– 1 Australian Dollar = 6.5 Dirham
– 1 Canadian Dollar = 7.4 Dirham
– 1 US Dollar = 10.00 Dirham
– 1 Euro = 10.6 Dirham.

Weather & Temperature

During this Atlas and desert tour, the weather typically offers pleasant conditions with daytime temperatures ranging between 20 and 25°C, and nighttime temperatures dropping to 7 – 10°C. However, there are instances when nighttime temperatures may plummet to as low as 0°C, or even a few degrees below freezing. When traversing passes and high villages, temperatures are expected to hover around 10 to 15°C. Keep in mind that temperatures can rise to over 45°C in the summer in the desert area.

Plastic & Rubbish

Morocco Hike Tours does not encourage the use of single-use plastic items. We ensure that all our staff across Morocco work together to reduce this issue and educate those around them. During our imperial cities tours, desert and mountain treks, we are committed to collecting our rubbish and bringing it back to the big cities. Our footprints are the only thing we should leave behind.

Travel Insurance

To participate in a holiday organized by Morocco Hike Tours, it is imperative that you possess a valid travel insurance policy. This insurance should adequately cover the expenses related to medical treatment and safeguard the value of your holiday in case of cancellation. Prior to obtaining insurance, please verify that the chosen policy provides coverage for the activities and altitudes specified in your itinerary.
In the event that one participant leaves the group for any reason, the customer must assume responsibility for all the charges, and no reimbursement will be provided.

Season & Dates

This mountain and desert tour operates from April to November, and is flexible to depart on any date of your preference within these months.

Booking Procedure & Payment

Please select the tour that piques your interest, then reach out to us via email to initiate a discussion regarding your preferred tour and to verify its availability. Once we have agreed upon the specifics of your tour, including its duration, route, and the number of participants, we will proceed to make a tentative reservation, providing you with the dates and associated costs.
To secure your booking, we kindly request a 20% deposit, which can be paid online through a bank transfer in Euros, pounds sterling, or US dollars. The remaining balance is settled upon arrival in Morocco, payable in cash using the same currencies—Euros, sterling, or dollars—at the outset of the tour.
Please note: Should you find it inconvenient to carry cash, you have the option to settle the balance online via bank transfer a few days prior to the departure date.

Cancellation Conditions

Our Cancellation Policy:

  • If the trip is canceled at the discretion of our agency, you will be eligible for a full refund of the amount paid.
  • If the trip is canceled by you more than 30 days before the trip date, the amount paid will be retained as credit for a future trip, valid for two years (24 months).
  • If the trip is canceled by you less than one month (29 days or fewer) before the trip date, the amount paid will be retained as credit for a future trip, valid for one year (12 months).
How should you dress when traveling through small villages?

In areas with low tourist numbers (Berber villages in the desert such as in the Mountain), you are advised to avoid a short shorts, tank tops or loose shirts. The same avoiding transparent fabrics and tight-fitting outfits. A scarf on your hair is not essential. You can try to dress in local fashion, which seems better suited to the climate.

Equipment list

This packing guide aims to assist you in organizing your belongings efficiently. It’s advisable to aim for minimal weight when packing your equipment.

Please ensure you have the following items with you:

  • Hiking boots for a short daily trek (1/2 ours) are not obligatory; alternatively, you can opt to follow the tour without walking and stay with the driver while the others walk.
  • Trainers or sandals to wear after reaching the hotel.
  • Socks & underwear
  • Trekking trousers / shorts (please respect local culture and don’t wear it in villages)
  • T-shirts / tops / shirts
  • A fleece jacket or warm jumper is recommended during April, May, October, and November.
  • Sunhat / Warm hat during April, May, October, and November.
  • Sunglasses
  • Lightweight thermal or fleece gloves during April, May, October, and November.
  • Daypack 30 litres
  • Headtorch and spare batteries
  • Sun protection (including lip sun screen)
  • Water bottles 1 Litre (x2), (we encourage re-filling water bottles rather than single use plastic)
  • Small padlock (to lock your kit bag)
  • A selection of dry bags (to keep kit bag contents dry)
  • Antibacterial handwash
  • Basic First Aid Kit including: Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, Insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).

You have the choice to opt for the following items:

  • Camera
  • Pen-knife (note: always pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
  • Repair kit – (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)
  • Reusable cloth bag for shopping (to avoid plastic bags)

Rental Services:
You can rent/lease this via Morocco Hike Tours.

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