Take the 03 days New Year tour to the authentic rustic colored sand dunes of Eg Chigaga with unique flora and fauna. Erg Chegaga desert is a perfect place to escape the city lights and find your soul literally in the middle of nowhere. You cross the magnificent landscape scenery of the Atlas Mountains and the beautiful Draa Valley with its lush date palm oases for an unforgettable New Year Eve celebration in the Sahara desert.
Celebrate the New Year Eve in the desert of Erg Chigaga, the desert of dreams travelling through the Atlas Mountains, the UNESCO World heritage site of Ait Benhdaou and Draa Valley with its lush date palm oases. Ride camels and spend a celestial overnight in the soft yellow golden sand dunes of Erg Chegaga
Pick up from Marrakech and travel south venturing through the magnificent Atlas Mountains offering spectacular panoramic views and an impressive landscape to the authentic Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou one of the most spectacular fortresses in the South of Morocco and a UNESCO world heritage site. We arrive to Ouarzazate where many famous movies have been shot such Alexander the Great, The Mummy, The jewel of the Nile, Kingdom of heaven Etc...The scenery is absolutely stunning. After lunch at "The Hollywood of Africa" Ouarzazate, we continue our desert tour to the Draa valley at the length of 200 km before we achieve Zagora for overnight with dinner at the hotel or Riad.
Meals: Dinner included
Today we drive towards Tamgerout to visit the famous Koran Library and subterranean Kasbah and the Manufacture of pottery. Then, continue towards the desert gate M’hamid for lunch. We take a track which carries out through the rocky desert scenery to the sand dunes of Chigaga that spread over 40 km. Welcome drink. Then you enjoy the sunset ridding camels in Eg Chigaga dunes. Spend the overnight in a desert camp or under a star-filled sky with the New Year Gala dinner and entertainment.
Meals: Dinner & Breakfast included.
We will wake up early to witness the spectacle of the sunrise from the top of the dunes of Erg Chigaga. After breakfast, say goodbye to our Berber team in the camp. Then, we make our journey back in 4x4 Jeep to the city of Marrakech. We will follow the old Paris-Dakar road through Iriqui Lake to Foum Zguid village. Discover the beauty of carpets in Taznakht. Arrive to Marrakech by the end of the day.
Meals: Breakfast included.
* These are sample of New Year Desert itineraries, customizable for each customer, prices are on request and depend on dates, accommodations level and activities.
Travel through the High Atlas Mountains; enjoy the lush forest area and the sight of Berber homes.
Visit the ancient Kasbah of Benhaddou that was used as a backdrop for legendary Hollywood movies like Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia and Jewel of the Nile.
The Draa Valley, a stunning oasis home to Berber villages, sumptuous Kasbahs and endless stretches of palm trees and Morocco’s largest river.
Discover the hidden delights of a desert camp in the desert of Erg Chigaga. Savor a magical sunset and dine under the stars while enjoying a musical performance by a local band.
Tripadvisor previous guests reviews
We were booked and had paid a deposit for a trip late March of 2020, which was canceled due to the pandemic. Said, the owner of MD, went to extraordinary lengths to refund the deposits for our travel group of six from the U.S. Apparently the Moroccan banking system is not "user friendly" when it comes to wire transfers for reasons unclear to me. Nevertheless, Said managed to refund all our money using a very creative approach. We would DEFINITELY travel with MD in the future given this level of honesty and effort; but we do hope that MD will accept credit cards rather than wires in the future. Thank You Said & Morocco Discovery!
Three of use booked a 19-day with Moroccan Discovery Holidays for March, 2020 and paid a 50% deposit. When Morocco closed its borders due to Covid. Initially we put our trip on hold and asked Said to hold our deposit. Said agreed to this. When it appeared holiday travel would likely go on for many months we asked for a refund. Said again agreed but the Moroccan banks, being what they are, refused to release all of our deposit. With some pressure on the bank from us and Said's help we did receive 100% of our deposit.
We planned our April-May 2020 trip to Morocco in the late fall of 2019 and worked with Said at Morocco Discovery. We were taking our adult children and their partners and Said was patient and added everything we wanted and more. One month prior to travel we were surprised by the pandemic, with flights cancelled, borders closed and no idea when we could travel again. Said remained as diligent, helpful and honest throughout the arduous process of refunding our downpayment. We were thrilled with Said, and his company's commitment to customer service and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone travelling to Morocco. As soon as it is safe again it is our intent to rebook with them!
From their already outstanding reviews when I started working with Sayd, this was an amazing experience. I got prompt friendly responses to every question I had and as this was our first trip to Africa I had a lot of questions. The price was incredibly reasonable - I don’t know how they can put the trip together on this budget. We stayed at amazing Riads in every city with excellent food every evening and great breakfasts - our driver was AMAZING- he was always ready wherever we were 1 minute before we needed him. The prearranged guides were the best. If you are going to Morocco - you want to go with Morocco Discovery and you definitely want a driver.
I have to admit, when I first started looking at using a local Moroccan tour company for our trip I was very nervous. After having toured Morocco for 11 days with Morocco Discovery Holidays, I would HIGHLY recommend them without any hesitation. Said worked with me for over a year to come up with a customized trip that included everything we (2 couples) wanted to see and more. Every change I made to the itinerary was completed within hours of my request.. and I made many. Said is very prompt at responding to e-mails and questions. Having a private driver was definitely the ideal way to see Morocco. Our driver, Mohamed was amazing. From the minute he met us at the airport (with sweets to welcome us) until he dropped us off at the port for our journey to Spain, Mohamed could not do enough for us. Mohamed is funny, engaging, very knowledgeable and was totally flexible and I felt very safe at all times, even on the curvy, narrow road. If I wanted him to turn around so I could take a picture, he would…and Did!! LOL Our Riads were beautiful and the meals that were included were some of the best meals we had in Morocco. I cannot say enough about the 5* service and attention we received from Morocco Discovery Holidays and Mohamed during our trip.
Mr Said provided us with a very pleasant and safe driver (Mustafa) as well as a new van, so we had a very enjoyable round trip Casablanca-Rabat-Fes- Marrakech-Casablanca. Local guides accompanied us in Fes and Marrakech, and we could have had other tours but we opted to spend more time walking around the towns. The Riads selected for us were very satisfactory and service all round was great. No hesitation at all in recommending Morocco Discovery.
Said arranged an excellent holiday for us. We began with one of the standard trips as our starting point and adapted it to better suit our needs with an added night here and there and starting in Marrakesh rather than Casablanca. Everything went very smoothly from start to finish.The choice of the Riads in which we stayed was great, as were the guides that were arranged for us. Abdoul proved to be a first rate driver - safe, dependable, friendly and very professional. We felt very comfortable being driven by him and we enjoyed his company.