Saharan Sands - Family Holiday Overview

Board the ‘ship of the desert’ and enjoy an unforgettable camel trek through the Sahara’s famous dune landscapes, camping under the stars with the kids along the way.

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      USD $725
      CAD $770
      AUD $805
      EUR €540
      GBP £480
      NZD $950
      ZAR R7,315
      CHF FR670
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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Sahara Family Holiday.

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Trip Validity

  • 2013-10-01 - 2014-12-31

Enjoy an easygoing family holiday, camping and camel-trekking in Morocco

Cross the swirling sands of the Sahara, watch dawn break across the dunes and rock the Kasbahs of Morocco’s fascinating past on a family adventure to remember. Recreating the simple nomadic lifestyle, spend three nights camping out under the crystal clear desert skies, the dramatic desert backdrop covered by a dreamy blanket of stars. Come and see why Marrakech’s bustling medina and lively bazaars ensure the city is regularly featured in people’s ultimate bucket lists of must-see places to visit.

  • Explore high-walled and history-packed Kasbahs
  • Ride a camel on a two-day trek
  • Travel deep into the Sahara
  • Spend three nights camping amongst the dunes
  • Wander the streets of the fortified city of Ait Benhaddou
  • Gaze in awe at spectacular views across the Atlas Mountains
  • Enjoy a traditional mint tea with a local family
  • Be immersed in the magical chaos of Marrakech

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Ouarzazate, Morocco
  • Finish:

    Marrakech, Morocco
  • Group size:

    Min 2 , Max 18
  • Ages:

    Min 5
  • Meals:

    7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Camping (with basic facilities) (3 nts), Guesthouse (1 nt), Hotel (3 nts)
  • Transport:

    Camel, Minibus
  • Included activities:

    Taourirt Kasbah visit

  • Notes:

    Please note that these trips are for adults and children travelling together and there must be at least one child under 18 with you. Minimum age for children on this trip is 5 years old. A discount of 5% applies on this trip to children 11 or younger at the time of travel. , Alcohol Morocco is a Muslim country therefore alcohol is not readily available, particularly during Ramadan.

  • Total price from

    USD $725
    CAD $770
    AUD $805
    EUR €540
    GBP £480
    NZD $950
    ZAR R7,315
    CHF FR670
    *
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  • Per day from:

    USD $90
    CAD $96
    AUD $100
    EUR €67
    GBP £60
    NZD $118
    ZAR R914
    CHF FR83
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Saharan Sands - Family Holiday Summary

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Day 1 Ouarzazate

A former staging point for trans-Saharan caravans, Ouarzazate is now a popular film-making location with productions such as Lawrence of Arabia and Black Hawk Down shot here.

Day 2 Tazzarine

Situated on the edge of the Sahara, the small oasis town of Tazzarine is known for its picturesque palm groves and henna gardens.

Days 3-4 Sahara Camel Trek

The endless dunes of the Sahara are an epic location to set off on a camel, camp under the stars and witness amazing displays of changing colour and light.

Day 5 Ait Benhaddou

Sitting on a hilltop and looking unchanged since the 11th century, Ait Benhaddou is one of Morocco's most treasured, alluring and iconic sites.

Days 6-7 Marrakech

Marrakech is a feast for the senses. Be enticed by the alluring scents and brilliant colours of the spice markets, the sounds of the musicians and the perfume of its gardens.

Day 8 Tour ends

Enjoy a farewell breakfast with the group before saying your goodbyes to your newly extended family.
    • 8
    • XMFM
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $725
      CAD $770
      AUD $805
      EUR €540
      GBP £480
      NZD $950
      ZAR R7,315
      CHF FR670
      *
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    •  
       
       
       
       
    • Explorer, Family
    • Original
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