This 6-day journey will take you from Marrakech, through the UNESCO World Heritage Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, and the magnificent Dades Gorge in 4×4 to Merzouga. Then you will drive your quad for two days, from Merzouga, to the beautiful oasis of El Mharech among the Sahara dunes. You will overnight in a desert camp and sleep under millions of stars, before driving to Zagora, famous for the well known sign at the town border states “Tombouctou 52 days”, the supposed time it takes to get to Timbuktu. From there, we will take our jeep back to Marrakech.
Day 1: Arrive in Marrakech
Our guide will pick you up from the airport of Marrakech and take you to a hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to walk around our famous central square, Djema el-Fna, an UNESCO world heritage site. Feel and taste the magic of this city.
Day 2: Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou (120km over Tishka Pass in 4×4)
We leave Marrakesh after breakfast in a 4×4 to our small but beautiful Berber village of Ait Ben Haddou. A short guided tour to our famous kasbah, another UNESCO world heritage site, which had been the setting of many Hollywood movies since the 60s. Take time to rest and soak in our Berber culture in this quiet village. Tonight, we stay in our family guest house.
Day 3: Ait Ben Haddou – Dades Gorge – Merzouga (350km in 4×4)
We leave Ait Ben Haddou early in the morning and go to the beautiful Dades Gorges where some of the most challenging rock climbing take place. After a short walk around the gorge, we continue to Merzouga, where your real Sahara adventure starts. We will stay in a local guest house or desert tent tonight.
Day 4: Merzouga – Oasis El Mharech (160 km on Quad)
Early morning, we get into our quads and start an unforgettable day of driving in the desert between sand dunes and wadis. After a picnic lunch, we will continue to the oasis El Mharech where we will have dinner and sleep under millions of stars in our desert tents.
Day 5: El Mharech – Zagora (180km on Quad)
After breakfast, we depart by Oumjrane track on the Chott Maider, crossing small villages like Tafraout along the gardens and palm groves. Lunch picnic and back on Zagora track through Tissemoumine. We arrive in Zagora after a detour to the village of potters, Tamgroute and check into our guest house.
Day 6: Zagora – Marrekech (320km in 4×4)
After an early breakfast, we leave our quads behind and depart Zagora in our 4×4 for a long ride back to Marrakech. You can have some last minute shopping before going to the airport today. Airport transfer included. (Dinner not included.)
* All distance are approximates.
Minimum 4 people is required for this tour. Maximum is 6. Only one person per quad is allowed in the Sahara.
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Price Included :
- Quad bike in working condition
- Professional guide
- Liability insurance
- Helmets, Googles & gloves
- Lunch, dinner & mineral water
- Marrakech – 1 night guest house with breakfast
- Ait Ben Haddou – 1 night in guest house with breakfast
- Merzouga – 1 night in guest house with breakfast
- El Mharech – 1 night in desert camp with breakfast
- Zagora – 1 night in guest house with breakfast
- Dinner and accommodation on last day in Marrakech is not included
- Flight tickets
- Personal expenses and tips
- Repatriation coverage
- Extra safety outfit such as boots , jackets etc…
- All services not mentioned
PLEASE READ AND SIGN GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITION FOR QUAD BIKING WITH THE DESERT WANDERER BEFORE TOUR DEPARTURE HERE.