Sahara Desert Photo Tour
✈️ Flights to Marrakech (RAK)
💎 Why we love it ?
This adventure is designed not only to guide you to the most photogenic locations carefully planned for the best light but to aid you in mentally visualizing a scene before capturing the decisive moment. Sahara Photo Adventure takes in so much more than just the Sahara Desert, you are sure to enjoy this magical carpet ride. We depart Marrakech and cross the famous Tizi n’Tichka Pass in the High Atlas Mountains. We’ll explore casbahs and stunning villages along the way before we arrive at our luxury tent camp. Here you will experience the authentic remote lifestyles of the indigenous Berber tribespeople. Be prepared for many amazing photo opportunities.
🏁 Tour Itinerary: Sahara Desert Photo Tour
Day 1: Arrival in Marrakech (D)
Arriving at Marrakech airport you will meet your Guide & Driver to be Transferred to Your Luxiuse Accommodation and relax.
Day 2: Marrakech (B, D)
We meet after lunch and begin exploring the far side of Marrakech’s Medina and working our way back to our Riad. In the evening we venture outside the Medina into the new city for a completely different side of Marrakech.
Day 3: Marrakech – High Atlas Mountains – Boumalne Dades (B, L, D)
Today we depart Marrakech and head southeast crossing the High Atlas Mountains via the amazing Tizi n’Tichka Pass. Once crossed, everything changes. From the barren desert to the stunning red rock mountains outlined by lush green river beds, the contrast is spectacular and all that is needed for breathtaking landscapes.
It takes a good two days with photographic stops to arrive at our luxury tent camp outside Merzouga. Here you will also experience the authentic remote lifestyles of the indigenous Berber tribespeople. Be prepared for many amazing photo opportunities. Our amazing day will take us through Aït Benhaddou including many wonderful casbahs and lush valleys. We will visit the Ksar and explore Berber architecture. We will explore the cities of Ouarzazate, Skoura, Roses Valley, and Dades Valley before arriving at our hotel in Boumalne Dades.
Day 4: Boumalne Dades – Merzouga – Sahara Desert (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we leave Boumalne Dades for our drive to Merzouga. Our trek will take us to Tinghir. Here we will visit Todgha Gorges. After exploring we will continue on passing through Tinjdad, Jorf, and Erfoud. Here you will begin to feel the beginning of the Saharan oasis of Tafilalet, and then finally on to Merzouga. In Merzouga, we will switch to a 4-wheel drive Land Cruiser and head into the desert to our Luxury Tent Camp, complete with hot and cold running water, king-size beds and duvets, shower, and toilet.
Once in the camp, we will position ourselves high up on a dune to capture the camel caravans passing through. Shooting in the desert at this time is truly an amazing experience, complete with a golden glow and long shadows. Here we will hopefully enjoy a magical sunset. Dinner followed by the beating of Berber drums around a fire pit. Overnight in our Berber Luxury Tent Camp.
Day 5: Sahara Desert – Boumalne Dades (B, D)
After a starry night in the desert (where temps can drop to 65º F), we are up early to climb the sand dunes and photograph a splendid sunrise. After breakfast, we will ride camels back to our driver/guide in Merzouga. After a brief break, we begin our return trip to Boumalne Dades, and depending on conditions may take a different route back. Here you will experience a truly remote and extreme Morocco. Vast barren landscapes and very small villages.
Day 6: Dades Valley – Ouarzazate – Marrakech (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we take off for Marrakech passing back through the cities of Ouarzazate, Skoura, Roses Valley, and Dades Valley. After we cross the High Atlas Mountains and back to civilization. Once in Marrakech, we check in to our luxury hotel in the new city for a completely different Marrakech experience.
In the evening we will prepare for our wonderful “Farewell Dinner”, with great fun and laughter as we discuss all the highlights of the trip.
Day 7: Marrakech (B)
After breakfast, we review photos and trade contact information and bid you farewell. We urge you to extend your stay in Marrakech and make good use of everything you will learn on our photo adventure. If you are flying out early, a Transfer is arranged to take you to Marrakech airport.
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