World Journeys | Escape to the Desert

Opulent palaces, grand mosques, chaotic and colourful souks and teeming streets give way to dramatic landscapes and on to the calm, peace and tranquility of the desert in this special itinerary that gives you the best of both worlds as you ‘Escape to the Desert’.

  • Summary


    6 Days / 5 Nights from NZD $5,798*



    Type of Journey


    • Bahia Palace • Jemaa el Fna Square • Agafay Desert • Tizi N’Tichka Pass • Draa Valley

  • Departure Dates

    Daily, Jan - Oct
  • What's Included

    Tour Includes

    • Tailor-made journey
    • English-speaking local guides
    • 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners
    • 5 nights’ accommodation in boutique-style hotels, camps and riads
    • Transfers by air-conditioned vehicle
    • Sightseeing and entrance fees
    • Domestic flight from Zagora to Marrakech

    Not Included

  • Pricing

    Description Twin



    Please note: while prices are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to currency fluctuations and currency surcharges may apply. Please check price at time of booking
  • Itinerary

    Day 1 : Casablanca > Marrakech

    On arrival into Casablanca, you will be met and transferred to Marrakech.

    Day 2 : Marrakech

    Join your guide for a tour of Marrakech. Visit El-Bahia Palace, the Koranic School Medersa Ben Youssef, Koutoubia Minaret, Saadian Tombs and the famous souk, filling the alleys north of the central square. Also visit the Jardins Marjorelle created by Yves St Laurent.

    Day 3 : Marrakech > Zagora

    After breakfast transfer to Zagora and check into your accommodation in the beautiful Draa Valley. Indulge yourself in the unparalleled natural beauty of green date palm trees set against the backdrop of volcanic mountain ranges.

    Day 4 : Zagora > Erg Chegaga

    Continue by 4x4WD to the dunes of Chegga, via Mh’amid. On top of the dunes you’ll discover, furnished with carpets, cushions and lanterns, a perfect place to watch the sun set and the changing colours of the landscape.

    A little further away, hidden by a dune-crest, your specially built exclusive encampment awaits you. An evening of magical celebration and traditional feasts under the stars, with a wonderful dinner served by candle light, has been arranged. Nomadic musicians and dancers will perform for you the old legends of the region around the fire. A traditional Berber astrologer will also be at hand to enlighten you under the desert stars.

    Day 5 : Erg Chegaga > Ouarzazate

    Transfer back to Ouarzazate and enjoy a sightseeing tour

    Day 6 : Ouarzazate > Marrakech

    The route offers wonderful photo opportunities including the UNESCO World Heritage Centre of Aït Benhaddou, where movies such as Gladiator and Jesus of Nazareth were filmed.

    Day 7 : Marrakech > Casablanca

    Transfer from Marrakech to Casablanca Airport

  • Booking Conditions

    • Please enquire about additional activities and cooking classes
    • A minimum 3 night stay may be required in Marrakech over peak periods and national holidays. A supplement will apply


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