Morocco Camels & Casbahs Hiking

Tour, Escorted tour

Marrakech, Morocco to Marrakesh, Morocco

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Morocco Camels & Casbahs Hiking
On this extraordinary Morocco adventure, discover the kingdom of blueberry skies and peach-hued dunes, lush oases, and the rugged Atlas Mountains. Catch the buzz of Marrakech's ancient medina and follow coastal roads to Essaouira. Explore age-old casbahs and UNESCO-listed wonders, including the Roman ruins at Volubilis, historic Rabat, and the 9th-century Medina of Fes. Spend four days on a scenic camel trek through the legendary Sahara, sleeping in desert camps under star-kissed skies. Sip mint tea in traditional Berber villages and delight in warm Moroccan hospitality.
  • Marvel at the mesmerizing old medinas of Marrakech and Fes, with their bustling ancient souks
  • Trek the spectacular sand dunes of the Sahara on camelback, camping under star-strewn desert skies
  • Hike through Berber villages to lush oases and follow trails past ancient kasbahs in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains

Minimum Age: 13
Interests
  • Adventure and Active
  • Educational and Learning
13 Nights Starting At
March 02, 2025 through March 15, 2025
Book by:
February 26, 2025 7:00 PM
Itinerary Overview
Day 8
Camel Trek to Erg Chebbi
Day 9
Ride Camels & Hike the Dunes of Bou Yerd
Day 10
Camel Trek to Erg Znigui
Day 11
Last Camel Trek & Drive to Boumalne Dades
Day 12
Drive to Skoura & Ait Benhaddou
Day 14
Depart Home
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October 01, 2025 7:00 PM
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Accommodations
MT Sobek: Morocco Camels & Casbahs Hiking

Day: 1, duration: 2
Es Saadi Hotel

With a prime location in the verdant neighborhood of Hivernage, this luxury compound features a five-star hotel, palace accommodations and private villas. Steps from the walled old city and the Menara gardens, the dreamy hideaway offers no less than eight restaurants and bars, two swimming pools and the largest spa in Marrakech — all that paired with spectacular views of the Atlas Mountains.

Day: 3, duration: 1
Hotel Le Medina

Relax in comfort at this sumptuous beachside hotel, a stone's throw from the age-old citadel. With touches of a traditional Moroccan riad, 117 relaxing rooms and suites, and a luxury spa, this is a perfect place to unwind. Its comfortable, mosaic-adorned rooms are well-appointed with modern amenities and entirely furnished by Souiris craftsmen.

Day: 4, duration: 1
Villa Mandarine

Villa Mandarine is a special find in the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage city of Rabat. With gorgeous lush gardens and a palm-fringed courtyard, this family run hotel has an oasis feel — matched by the comfort of its spacious rooms. Enjoy an array of modern amenities during your stay and don't miss taking a dip in the hotel's beautiful pool.

Day: 4, duration: 1
Sofitel Rabat

Experience the comforts of the Sofitel Rabat Hotel, a 5-star luxury hotel located in the heart of the capital city, Rabat. This palace-like property features a contemporary design with the best of Moroccan architecture in each of the guest rooms. Sofitel Rabat provides a spectacular guest experience, with a fitness center, mini golf, pool, and on-site restaurants. All rooms have free Wi-Fi, A/C, a coffee/tea station, and satellite TV with cable.

Day: 5, duration: 2
Hotel Les Merinides

Perched atop a hillside overlooking the city, this 4-star hotel boasts a dramatic lobby and a rooftop restaurant that serves up traditional Moroccan fare. Guestrooms are beautifully designed with decorative carpets and contemporary furniture. What steals the show at this property are breathtaking views of the city, particularly during sunset.

Day: 7, duration: 1
Hotel Xaluca

Built with adobe bricks, this distinctive hotel is situated among palms and dunes at the door to the desert in Erfoud. Spacious en-suite rooms blend traditional decor with modern comforts, including air-conditioning and Wi-Fi. Guests sample Moroccan cuisine at the two in-house restaurants, unwind in the two pools, a spa and hammam, and play a round at a mini-golf course.

Day: 8, duration: 3
MT Sobek Camp - Morocco Camel Trek

Your Morocco Camel Trek experience includes three nights of traditional desert camping in canvas expedition-style safari tents with comfortable bedding (including real beds with sheets, comforters and pillows). Meals will be served in a Berber-style dining tent and refreshing bucket showers will be available most evenings, plus basins of warm water for the mornings.

Day: 11, duration: 1
Hotel Xaluca Dades

With a beautiful location in the midst of the Atlas Mountains, the Hotel Xaluca Dades is a restful stop on your Moroccan adventure. Its 106 rooms are opulently designed with African materials and come well-appointed with modern amenities. Soothe your post-camel-trek body at the hammam or sunbathe on the natural stone solarium.

Day: 12, duration: 1
Riad Ksar Ighnda

Overlooking the Atlas Mountains and the edge of the desert, this luxury hotel sits surrounded by gorgeous private gardens and striking views. Traditional rooms come equipped with a full array of modern comforts, including a minibar. The outdoor swimming pool is a great spot to refresh on a hot desert day, while the hammam and spa offer black soap scrubs and massages.

Day: 13, duration: 1
Es Saadi Hotel

With a prime location in the verdant neighborhood of Hivernage, this luxury compound features a five-star hotel, palace accommodations and private villas. Steps from the walled old city and the Menara gardens, the dreamy hideaway offers no less than eight restaurants and bars, two swimming pools and the largest spa in Marrakech — all that paired with spectacular views of the Atlas Mountains.

Guides
MT Sobek: Morocco Camels & Casbahs Hiking

Jabir Brahim
Jabir was born and raised in the valleys of the Central High Atlas Mountains. He is Amazigh (Berber), the original population of North Africa pre-Roman Empire. Jabir has over 15 years of experience guiding trips in Morocco. He passionately shares a deep love and appreciation for his country and is at home in the Atlas Mountains, where he enjoys facilitating interactions with local villagers and families. In his spare time, Jabir gives lectures about the Amazigh (Berber) culture around Europe. He is outgoing, knowledgeable, and has a keen eye for foreign cultures, ethnology, and geology.





Abdellah Allali
Abdellah was born in the Central High Atlas Mountains in the Amazigh (Berber) village of Ait Bougumez. Mountain adventure has always been Abdellah’s true passion and he has over 20 years of experience in travel and tourism—formally earning his mountain guide degree certification in 2005. Abdellah is fluent in English, French, Amazigh, and Arabic, and enjoys sharing his wondrous country, including the local culture in the Atlas. He loves to organize meetings with local families and nomads for MT Sobek travelers.





Inclusions/Exclusions
MT Sobek: Morocco Camels & Casbahs Hiking

Inclusions
Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
Snacks and water between meals
Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
Baggage transfers and porterage

Exclusions
International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
Travel Protection Program
Personal expenses
What To Expect
MT Sobek: Morocco Camels & Casbahs Hiking

Reason #01

MT Sobek has been exploring Morocco since 1975 so you're in perfect hands on this unique journey.

Reason #02

Discover Morocco's ancient cities, cultural hubs and desert dunes with our knowledgeable and longtime guides who offer rich insights into the local culture and way of life.

Reason #03

Our camel trek traverses some of Morocco's most secluded and breathtaking desert scenery, complete with comfortable tents and impeccable service from our Saharan team.

Activities

Hikes and camel treks paired with scenic desert drives, traditional market visits, and rich history and culture tours.

Lodging

Upscale city hotels, enchanting riad retreats, charming guesthouses, and MT Sobek mobile camps in the desert.

Climate

The climate is moderate and subtropical, cooled by breezes off the Atlantic and Mediterranean. In the interior the temperatures are more extreme, with cold winters and hot summers.

Who will meet me on arrival?
An MT Sobek representative will meet you at Marrakech Menara Airport on the morning of Day 1 and transfer you to your hotel.What’s the best time of year for this adventure?

Because the desert can get quite warm in summer, the best time for a camel trek is from October to November and March. The weather is pleasant and there are fewer crowds.

What is the food like in Morocco?

Moroccan cuisines is often a fusion of berber, Arabic, Mediterranean, and French influences. You can expect a variety of dishes including both meat and vegetarian options like nicoise salad, squash, root vegetables, beef or lamb with prunes, chicken with preserved lemon and olives, paprika with french fries, and more.

What is the camel trek like?

The walking is fairly easy from 1 to 6 miles on a mixture of sandy terrain and hard-packed desert floor with vehicle support. The camels will walk very slowly and will be tied together. The seats will be padded with blankets and you will have have the chance to hop off to stretch your legs

Can I extend my trip?

Yes! We offer pre-set extensions in Marrakesh, Fes, Casablanca, and Essaouira. We can also help you book extra pre-post hotel nights.

Do I need a visa for Morocco?

Visas are not required for US citizens for visits lasting less than 90 days. You must have a valid passport with at least one blank page.

What is the minimum age for this trip?
The standard minimum age for this trip is 18, but check out our private trip options for families and groups with younger guests.What clothing is appropriate in Morocco?

Plan to dress conservatively. We suggest covering shoulders, knees, and wearing loose fitting clothing.

MT Sobek: Morocco Camels & Casbahs Hiking

Day: 1, duration: 2
Es Saadi Hotel

With a prime location in the verdant neighborhood of Hivernage, this luxury compound features a five-star hotel, palace accommodations and private villas. Steps from the walled old city and the Menara gardens, the dreamy hideaway offers no less than eight restaurants and bars, two swimming pools and the largest spa in Marrakech — all that paired with spectacular views of the Atlas Mountains.

Day: 3, duration: 1
Hotel Le Medina

Relax in comfort at this sumptuous beachside hotel, a stone's throw from the age-old citadel. With touches of a traditional Moroccan riad, 117 relaxing rooms and suites, and a luxury spa, this is a perfect place to unwind. Its comfortable, mosaic-adorned rooms are well-appointed with modern amenities and entirely furnished by Souiris craftsmen.

Day: 4, duration: 1
Villa Mandarine

Villa Mandarine is a special find in the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage city of Rabat. With gorgeous lush gardens and a palm-fringed courtyard, this family run hotel has an oasis feel — matched by the comfort of its spacious rooms. Enjoy an array of modern amenities during your stay and don't miss taking a dip in the hotel's beautiful pool.

Day: 4, duration: 1
Sofitel Rabat

Experience the comforts of the Sofitel Rabat Hotel, a 5-star luxury hotel located in the heart of the capital city, Rabat. This palace-like property features a contemporary design with the best of Moroccan architecture in each of the guest rooms. Sofitel Rabat provides a spectacular guest experience, with a fitness center, mini golf, pool, and on-site restaurants. All rooms have free Wi-Fi, A/C, a coffee/tea station, and satellite TV with cable.

Day: 5, duration: 2
Hotel Les Merinides

Perched atop a hillside overlooking the city, this 4-star hotel boasts a dramatic lobby and a rooftop restaurant that serves up traditional Moroccan fare. Guestrooms are beautifully designed with decorative carpets and contemporary furniture. What steals the show at this property are breathtaking views of the city, particularly during sunset.

Day: 7, duration: 1
Hotel Xaluca

Built with adobe bricks, this distinctive hotel is situated among palms and dunes at the door to the desert in Erfoud. Spacious en-suite rooms blend traditional decor with modern comforts, including air-conditioning and Wi-Fi. Guests sample Moroccan cuisine at the two in-house restaurants, unwind in the two pools, a spa and hammam, and play a round at a mini-golf course.

Day: 8, duration: 3
MT Sobek Camp - Morocco Camel Trek

Your Morocco Camel Trek experience includes three nights of traditional desert camping in canvas expedition-style safari tents with comfortable bedding (including real beds with sheets, comforters and pillows). Meals will be served in a Berber-style dining tent and refreshing bucket showers will be available most evenings, plus basins of warm water for the mornings.

Day: 11, duration: 1
Hotel Xaluca Dades

With a beautiful location in the midst of the Atlas Mountains, the Hotel Xaluca Dades is a restful stop on your Moroccan adventure. Its 106 rooms are opulently designed with African materials and come well-appointed with modern amenities. Soothe your post-camel-trek body at the hammam or sunbathe on the natural stone solarium.

Day: 12, duration: 1
Riad Ksar Ighnda

Overlooking the Atlas Mountains and the edge of the desert, this luxury hotel sits surrounded by gorgeous private gardens and striking views. Traditional rooms come equipped with a full array of modern comforts, including a minibar. The outdoor swimming pool is a great spot to refresh on a hot desert day, while the hammam and spa offer black soap scrubs and massages.

Day: 13, duration: 1
Es Saadi Hotel

With a prime location in the verdant neighborhood of Hivernage, this luxury compound features a five-star hotel, palace accommodations and private villas. Steps from the walled old city and the Menara gardens, the dreamy hideaway offers no less than eight restaurants and bars, two swimming pools and the largest spa in Marrakech — all that paired with spectacular views of the Atlas Mountains.

MT Sobek: Morocco Camels & Casbahs Hiking

Jabir Brahim
Jabir was born and raised in the valleys of the Central High Atlas Mountains. He is Amazigh (Berber), the original population of North Africa pre-Roman Empire. Jabir has over 15 years of experience guiding trips in Morocco. He passionately shares a deep love and appreciation for his country and is at home in the Atlas Mountains, where he enjoys facilitating interactions with local villagers and families. In his spare time, Jabir gives lectures about the Amazigh (Berber) culture around Europe. He is outgoing, knowledgeable, and has a keen eye for foreign cultures, ethnology, and geology.





Abdellah Allali
Abdellah was born in the Central High Atlas Mountains in the Amazigh (Berber) village of Ait Bougumez. Mountain adventure has always been Abdellah’s true passion and he has over 20 years of experience in travel and tourism—formally earning his mountain guide degree certification in 2005. Abdellah is fluent in English, French, Amazigh, and Arabic, and enjoys sharing his wondrous country, including the local culture in the Atlas. He loves to organize meetings with local families and nomads for MT Sobek travelers.





MT Sobek: Morocco Camels & Casbahs Hiking

Inclusions
Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
Snacks and water between meals
Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
Baggage transfers and porterage

Exclusions
International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
Travel Protection Program
Personal expenses
MT Sobek: Morocco Camels & Casbahs Hiking

Reason #01

MT Sobek has been exploring Morocco since 1975 so you're in perfect hands on this unique journey.

Reason #02

Discover Morocco's ancient cities, cultural hubs and desert dunes with our knowledgeable and longtime guides who offer rich insights into the local culture and way of life.

Reason #03

Our camel trek traverses some of Morocco's most secluded and breathtaking desert scenery, complete with comfortable tents and impeccable service from our Saharan team.

Activities

Hikes and camel treks paired with scenic desert drives, traditional market visits, and rich history and culture tours.

Lodging

Upscale city hotels, enchanting riad retreats, charming guesthouses, and MT Sobek mobile camps in the desert.

Climate

The climate is moderate and subtropical, cooled by breezes off the Atlantic and Mediterranean. In the interior the temperatures are more extreme, with cold winters and hot summers.

Who will meet me on arrival?
An MT Sobek representative will meet you at Marrakech Menara Airport on the morning of Day 1 and transfer you to your hotel.What’s the best time of year for this adventure?

Because the desert can get quite warm in summer, the best time for a camel trek is from October to November and March. The weather is pleasant and there are fewer crowds.

What is the food like in Morocco?

Moroccan cuisines is often a fusion of berber, Arabic, Mediterranean, and French influences. You can expect a variety of dishes including both meat and vegetarian options like nicoise salad, squash, root vegetables, beef or lamb with prunes, chicken with preserved lemon and olives, paprika with french fries, and more.

What is the camel trek like?

The walking is fairly easy from 1 to 6 miles on a mixture of sandy terrain and hard-packed desert floor with vehicle support. The camels will walk very slowly and will be tied together. The seats will be padded with blankets and you will have have the chance to hop off to stretch your legs

Can I extend my trip?

Yes! We offer pre-set extensions in Marrakesh, Fes, Casablanca, and Essaouira. We can also help you book extra pre-post hotel nights.

Do I need a visa for Morocco?

Visas are not required for US citizens for visits lasting less than 90 days. You must have a valid passport with at least one blank page.

What is the minimum age for this trip?
The standard minimum age for this trip is 18, but check out our private trip options for families and groups with younger guests.What clothing is appropriate in Morocco?

Plan to dress conservatively. We suggest covering shoulders, knees, and wearing loose fitting clothing.

About MT Sobek
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This is where adventure travel began! Since our first Everest Base Camp trek in 1969, we’ve been connecting adventurers to the world through genuine, active and immersive experiences. We can’t think of anything more fulfilling than being outside and going deep into nature, exploring hidden places and getting to know local people. It’s what we love to do, so let us share it with you.

To feed your spirit of adventure, Mountain Travel Sobek offers a wide range of unique and perfectly paced itineraries led by incredible local guides. We keep groups small, usually fewer than 10 people, and seek out great food and characterful accommodations everywhere we go.

Beyond the seamless logistics and careful attention to detail, our aim is to create a space for truly special moments in unforgettable places.

We are the Adventure Company—come explore with us.

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About MT Sobek
This is where adventure travel began! Since our first Everest Base Camp trek in 1969, we’ve been connecting adventurers to the world through genuine, active and immersive experiences. We can’t think of anything more fulfilling than being outside and going deep into nature, exploring hidden places and getting to know local people. It’s what we love to do, so let us share it with you.

To feed your spirit of adventure, Mountain Travel Sobek offers a wide range of unique and perfectly paced itineraries led by incredible local guides. We keep groups small, usually fewer than 10 people, and seek out great food and characterful accommodations everywhere we go.

Beyond the seamless logistics and careful attention to detail, our aim is to create a space for truly special moments in unforgettable places.

We are the Adventure Company—come explore with us.

Read More

Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.