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Saharan Serenity

5 Days/4 Nights

DISCOVER. ACCESSIBLE. MOROCCO.

Saharan Serenity Tour

 

5 Days/4 Nights

 

Get ready to dip your toes in the warm Saharan sands as you encounter the breathtaking dunes of Morocco.  This adapted 5-day tour from Marrakech is a perfect way for wheelchair users to experience quintessential Morocco.

INCLUDED WITH ALL OF

OUR ACCESSIBLE JOURNEYS

 

  •  Accessible Accommodations
  •  Accessible Transportation (Mercedes Vito or similar with a side Roll-a-Ramp*)
  •  Half Board (Dinners and Breakfasts)
  •  Professional, English Speaking Driver and Local Guides
  •  Entrance Fees to Historical Sites
  •  Portage Tips for Bags
  •  All Taxes Included
  •  Private Tour Experience
  •  24/7 In-Country Support 

Saharan Serenity Tour Overview 

 

Who doesn’t need a bit of quiet serenity in their life?  You will find it as you make your way across the Saharan side of Morocco.  Heading across the High Atlas Mountains from Marrakech, you will arrive for a 4x4 out to our adapted, deluxe desert camps.  From there imagine the opportunity of a lifetime to ride a camel using an adapted camel saddle out to the dunes at sunset.  Afterwards, you’ll find true serenity as you gaze up to the star-filled skies. 

Itinerary Quickview

 

DAY 1:  DEPARTURE FROM MARRAKECH/BOUMALNE DADES

DAY 2:  BOUMALNE DADES & SAHARA DESERT | TODRA GORGE

DAY 3:  SAHARA DESERT AUBERGE

DAY 4:  OUARZAZATE | ATLAS MOVIE STUDIOS

DAY 5:  AIT BEN HADDOU & MARRAKECH | AIT BEN HADDOU

Your Tour Route 

What You Will Experience On The Saharan Serenity 

Saharan Serenity Tour Overview 

 

Who doesn’t need a bit of quiet serenity in their life?  You will find it as you make your way across the Saharan side of Morocco.  Heading across the High Atlas Mountains from Marrakech, you will arrive for a 4x4 out to our adapted, deluxe desert camps.  From there imagine the opportunity of a lifetime to ride a camel using an adapted camel saddle out to the dunes at sunset.  Afterwards, you’ll find true serenity as you gaze up to the star-filled skies. 

Itinerary Quickview

 

DAY 1:  DEPARTURE FROM MARRAKECH/BOUMALNE DADES

DAY 2:  BOUMALNE DADES & SAHARA DESERT | TODRA GORGE

DAY 3:  SAHARA DESERT AUBERGE

DAY 4:  OUARZAZATE | ATLAS MOVIE STUDIOS

DAY 5:  AIT BEN HADDOU & MARRAKECH | AIT BEN HADDOU

Your Tour Route 

Saharan Serenity Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: DEPARTURE FROM MARRAKECH & BOUMALNE DADES

Today you will be greeted by your private transport driver to depart from your Marrakech hotel.  You will have the privilege of crossing over the incredible High Atlas Mountains, along the road of 1,000 kasbahs en route to Boumalne Dades.  Retire for the evening at your beautiful kasbah and enjoy the Saharan side of Morocco!

Meals: Dinner Included; Dinner at the Kasbah

Accessibility Notes: The kasbah in Boumalne Dades is vastly accessible with flat grounds and an adapted room.  Bathroom stops are scheduled every 2-3 hours with accessible bathrooms along the route.

 

DAY 2: TODRA GORGE & SAHARA DESERT | TODRA GORGE & ADAPTED CAMEL RIDE

After a delectable, traditional Moroccan breakfast you head through the picturesque Todra River Valley which makes for a beautiful journey towards the magnificent and colossal Todra Gorges (600 feet). In the afternoon, you will set out across the barren desert land in your 4-wheel drive vehicle. If desired, take in the sunset while riding a camel through the Saharan Desert dunes.  Think a camel ride isn’t possible?  Think again! An adapted camel saddle is available! Whether you are quadriplegic, paraplegic or have balance disturbances, our saddle has been created with you in mind. In the evening, relax next to a bonfire and stay in traditional Berber deluxe tents adapted to accommodate a wheelchair.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner Included; Dinner at the Berber Tents

Accessibility Notes: The desert experience is considered an adapted experience.  Our deluxe Berber tents have poured concrete floors, ramps into the shower and toilet areas and do not have steps to get into the accommodation tents or dining tents. Desert tents are equipped with portable shower chairs and a 3-in-1 toilet chair to provide grab bars as needed.  Prior to your arrival, soft sand will be swept away from the paths to allow for you to roll easier on packed earth. 

 

DAY 3: SAHARA AUBERGE

Today you will stay in a riad next to the dunes.  This riad is an excellent oasis to relax next to the pool while overlooking the Saharan dunes. If desired, you can take a day trip to Rissani to explore the camel market and encounter what life is like for the Sahrawi people of Morocco.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner Included; Dinner at the Riad

Accessibility Notes: The riad in Merzouga is a generally flat riad with few barriers.  There is a small and fairly steep ramp to access the pool area but is accessible, generally, with assistance. 

 

DAY 4: OUARZAZATE | ATLAS FILM STUDIOS

After a traditional Berber breakfast, you will depart from the Sahara en route to Ouarzazate. Enjoy the rugged rock formations and unique barren landscape until you reach Ouarzazate. Ouarzazate is home to an active film studio that has filmed several famous movies including Gladiator and Lawrence of Arabia. If desired in the afternoon, take a tour of the studio and get a behind-the-scenes look at film making!

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner Included; Dinner at a the Hotel/Riad

Accessibility Notes: The Atlas Film Studios is considered to have partial accessibility.  The tour is flat but does not have paved grounds so the path of travel is a bit rough.  Some of the exhibits are not accessible by wheelchair but the vast majority can be enjoyed from a wheelchair. 

 

DAY 5: AIT BEN HADDOU & MARRAKECH | AIT BEN HADDOU

Today you will head to Marrakech for your final tour day. Along the way, you will stop at Ait Ben Haddou – a famous ksar made of earthen clay structures built into the side of a rock – that is the backdrop of several famous movies. Made famous by the likes of movies and TV shows such as Gladiator, The Passion of Christ, and Game of Thrones, Aït Ben Haddou is well worth a visit.  If desired, rent the Joelette Trekking Wheelchair and explore the kasbah in style! Two assistants, a trekking wheelchair, and an adventurous spirit are all it takes to explore Aït Ben Haddou! Afterward, you will cross over the High Atlas Mountains on your return to Marrakech. Your personal driver will return your Marrakech accommodations at the end of your tour.

Meals: Breakfast Included

Accessibility Notes: Ait Ben Haddou is generally inaccessible to wheelchairs.  In order to enjoy a tour of the kasbah, we recommend renting the Joelette Trekking Wheelchair (which includes 2 assistants) for this tour.  This 1.5-2 hour experience will allow you truly encounter the famous Ait Ben Haddou.

Your Tour Route

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Andrew Fone
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What You Will Experience On The Saharan Serenity Tour

Your Tour Route

Saharan Serenity Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: DEPARTURE FROM MARRAKECH & BOUMALNE DADES

Today you will be greeted by your private transport driver to depart from your Marrakech hotel.  You will have the privilege of crossing over the incredible High Atlas Mountains, along the road of 1,000 kasbahs en route to Boumalne Dades.  Retire for the evening at your beautiful kasbah and enjoy the Saharan side of Morocco!

Meals: Dinner Included; Dinner at the Kasbah

Accessibility Notes: The kasbah in Boumalne Dades is vastly accessible with flat grounds and an adapted room.  Bathroom stops are scheduled every 2-3 hours with accessible bathrooms along the route.

 

DAY 2: TODRA GORGE & SAHARA DESERT | TODRA GORGE & ADAPTED CAMEL RIDE

After a delectable, traditional Moroccan breakfast you head through the picturesque Todra River Valley which makes for a beautiful journey towards the magnificent and colossal Todra Gorges (600 feet). In the afternoon, you will set out across the barren desert land in your 4-wheel drive vehicle. If desired, take in the sunset while riding a camel through the Saharan Desert dunes.  Think a camel ride isn’t possible?  Think again! An adapted camel saddles is available! Whether you are quadriplegic, paraplegic or have balance disturbances, our saddle has been created with you in mind. In the evening, relax next to a bonfire and stay in traditional Berber deluxe tents adapted to accommodate a wheelchair.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner Included; Dinner at the Berber Tents

Accessibility Notes: The desert experience is considered an adapted experience.  Our deluxe Berber tents have poured concrete floors, ramps into the shower and toilet areas and do not have steps to get into the accommodation tents or dining tents. Desert tents are equipped with portable shower chairs and a 3-in-1 toilet chair to provide grab bars as needed.  Prior to your arrival, soft sand will be swept away from the paths to allow for you to roll easier on packed earth. 

 

DAY 3: SAHARA AUBERGE

Today you will stay in a riad next to the dunes.  This riad is an excellent oasis to relax next to the pool while overlooking the Saharan dunes. If desired, you can take a day trip to Rissani to explore the camel market and encounter what life is like for the Sahrawi people of Morocco.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner Included; Dinner at the Riad

Accessibility Notes: The riad in Merzouga is a generally flat riad with few barriers.  There is a small and fairly steep ramp to access the pool area but is accessible, generally, with assistance. 

 

DAY 4: OUARZAZATE | ATLAS FILM STUDIOS

After a traditional Berber breakfast, you will depart from the Sahara en route to Ouarzazate. Enjoy the rugged rock formations and unique barren landscape until you reach Ouarzazate. Ouarzazate is home to an active film studio that has filmed several famous movies including Gladiator and Lawrence of Arabia. If desired in the afternoon, take a tour of the studio and get a behind-the-scenes look at film making!

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner Included; Dinner at a the Hotel/Riad

Accessibility Notes: The Atlas Film Studios is considered to have partial accessibility.  The tour is flat but does not have paved grounds so the path of travel is a bit rough.  Some of the exhibits are not accessible by wheelchair but the vast majority can be enjoyed from a wheelchair. 

 

DAY 5: AIT BEN HADDOU & MARRAKECH | AIT BEN HADDOU

Today you will head to Marrakech for your final tour day. Along the way, you will stop at Ait Ben Haddou – a famous ksar made of earthen clay structures built into the side of a rock – that is the backdrop of several famous movies. Made famous by the likes of movies and TV shows such as Gladiator, The Passion of Christ, and Game of Thrones, Aït Ben Haddou is well worth a visit.  If desired, rent the Joelette Trekking Wheelchair and explore the kasbah in style! Two assistants, a trekking wheelchair, and an adventurous spirit are all it takes to explore Aït Ben Haddou! Afterward, you will cross over the High Atlas Mountains on your return to Marrakech. Your personal driver will return your Marrakech accommodations at the end of your tour.

Meals: Breakfast Included

Accessibility Notes: Ait Ben Haddou is generally inaccessible to wheelchairs.  In order to enjoy a tour of the kasbah, we recommend renting the Joelette Trekking Wheelchair (which includes 2 assistants) for this tour.  This 1.5-2 hour experience will allow you truly encounter the famous Ait Ben Haddou.

Saharan Serenity Tour Pricing

*Per today’s exchange rate from MAD to USD; Subject to the exchange rate at the time of purchase if paying in a foreign currency

**Subject to specific accessibility and space needs; other transport options are available, please contact us for specific pricing.

Airfare, lunches, drinks and service tips (waiters, driver, guides, etc.) are not included.

There is additional 10% fee for tours including the dates between Dec.20 – Jan.5.

For single rooms, a single supplement fee will be applied.

Included with all of our accessible journeys

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Half Board

Breakfast & Dinner as indicated in itinerary

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English-Speaking Driver

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Professional Tours & Guides

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All Taxes Included

Saharan Serenity Tour Accessibility

 

Peace of mind is vital when booking international travel.  This is especially true for accessible travel.  There is a time and a place for surprises – and accessibility is not one of them.  When you book an accessible tour, you need to know what you will encounter.

General

The Saharan Serenity Tour is rated to have “Moderate Accessibility” on our access scale.  The Sahara is considered an adapted experience.  As with every tour, you will have accessible transport and a wide range of accessible hotels and/or riads to choose from year round.

Items to Note

Rest Stops

Along the road to the desert, accessible rest stops are spaced farther apart – approximately 3 hours between stops.

Accommodations

All of our accommodations are personally verified.  During your trip to the desert, the range of hotels is more limited.  We prioritize accessibility over star level of hotel to ensure the highest level of access.  Our deluxe desert tent accommodations are adapted and our widely used by our clients in wheelchairs. Soft sand is swept away on paths, 3-in-1 toilet commodes are placed over the toilets to provide grab bars as needed and the tents have roll-in showers.

Excursions

The desert requires a transfer to a 4x4 and to the adapted camel saddle. Our team is available to assist with these transfers. Your wheelchair will be transported in the back of the 4x4 so you can continue to use your chair at the desert camp.

 

The best way for us to fully adapt this tour to meet your specific needs is for us to begin the conversation. Click below and start planning your obligation-free trip today!

Accessibility Scale

Access of the Saharan Serenity Tour

Accessibility Scale

Saharan Serenity Tour Accessibility

 

Peace of mind is vital when booking international travel.  This is especially true for accessible travel.  There is a time and a place for surprises – and accessibility is not one of them.  When you book an accessible tour, you need to know what you will encounter.

General

The Saharan Serenity Tour is rated to have “Moderate Accessibility” on our access scale.  The Sahara is considered an adapted experience.  As with every tour, you will have accessible transport and a wide range of accessible hotels and/or riads to choose from year round.

Items to Note

Rest Stops

Along the road to the desert, accessible rest stops are spaced farther apart – approximately 3 hours between stops.

Accommodations

All of our accommodations are personally verified.  During your trip to the desert, the range of hotels is more limited.  We prioritize accessibility over star level of hotel to ensure the highest level of access.  Our deluxe desert tent accommodations are adapted and our widely used by our clients in wheelchairs. Soft sand is swept away on paths, 3-in-1 toilet commodes are placed over the toilets to provide grab bars as needed and the tents have roll-in showers.

Excursions

The desert requires a transfer to a 4x4 and to the adapted camel saddle. Our team is available to assist with these transfers. Your wheelchair will be transported in the back of the 4x4 so you can continue to use your chair at the desert camp.

 

The best way for us to fully adapt this tour to meet your specific needs is for us to begin the conversation. Click below and start planning your obligation-free trip today!

Access of the Saharan Serenity Tour

General Travel Information

 

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an excellent site to ensure that you have the necessary vaccinations and health knowledge to prepare you for your trip to Morocco.

Visit the CDC

Weather is a vital consideration for when you choose to visit Morocco.  We have put together a chart of the weather norms for you to make the best decision possible to match your weather of choice.  As a bonus, we have included the “climate” of tourists during each month of travel!

See our weather charts

Weather is a vital consideration for when you choose to visit Morocco.  We have put together a chart of the weather norms for you to make the best decision possible to match your weather of choice.  As a bonus, we have included the “climate” of tourists during each month of travel!

See our weather charts

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What others are Saying

I enjoyed the trip; the Riad and the Kasbah were fantastic, and the service at both places was amazing….Ali and Mohammad were fantastic and I would recommend both of them to anyone, they were very helpful and very knowledgeable. Ali had some great ... Read More
Christy B. 
Christy B.
Morocco is a very special place, and Morocco Assisted Travel Consultants can make it even more special. If one, or more, people in your party has special needs MATC will relieve the travelers of the responsibility of doing the physical work to assist... Read More
Gene McCall 
Gene McCall
I had a fantastic time in Morocco while on tour with Morocco Accessible Travel Consultants! During my 12 days in Morocco, we visited Casablanca, Fes, Marrakech, the Sahara Desert, and more. With MATC’s help, I was able to do things that I never tho... Read More
Cory Lee 
Cory Lee
I traveled with my parents, my father (72 years old) who just had open heart surgery ~3 months before our trip and my mother (69) who has very limited mobility. Morocco Accessible Travel Consultants (MATC) was so helpful in allowing them to enjoy tou... Read More
Jing Lan Lee 
Jing Lan Lee
This group arranged our tour of Morocco and did a great job. I am physically handicapped so it is often a challenge for us to travel to foreign countries. They set up everything with guides, drivers and the hotels so we did not have to worry about an... Read More
Alan Early 
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