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trek Sahara Desert

itinerary

DAY 1

Arrive Ouarzazate

We arrive at night in the city of Ouarzazate – an ancient staging town situated in the heart of the Draa Valley, whose name is derived from the Arabic meaning “the door of the desert”. Here we retire to our hotel and prepare ourselves for the challenge ahead.

 

Meals: D Accom: Hotel

DAY 2

Dunes of Rad Nkhal - 8 km / 3 hours

After an early breakfast, we head east to the mountains, crossing narrow passes between the snowcapped Atlas Mountains. We drive through the bustling town of Ouarzazate and Zagora, the original starting point for camel trains bound for Timbuktu. We arrive into Ouled Driss where we load our camels and begin our trek to our first camp, set amongst the rolling dunes of Rad Nkhal. Tonight we enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner by a campfire under huge African skies.

 

Meals: B,L,D Accom: Tent

DAY 3

Ait Ounir Dunes - 16 km / 5 - 6 hours

We start trekking early, making the most of the morning’s cooler temperature. Together with our guides and camels, we trek past the impressive dunes of the southern Drâa valley and over pristine wind-smoothed dunes. We climb the dunes of Ait Ounir to arrive in tonight’s camp, shaded by the Tamarisk trees, an ideal canopy for dining under!

 

Meals: B,L,D Accom: Tent

DAY 4

Tel Attin Wells - 16 km / 5 - 6 hours

After breakfast we head north towards Djbel Bani, trekking over dried out river beds which snake through the emptiness of the desert.  After lunch we continue to Erg Smar and the wells of Tel Attin and in its tranquil oasis we set up our camp for the night.

 

Meals: B,L,D Accom: Tent

DAY 5

Mzouaria - 5 hours

Our desert adventures continue across flat sun-baked desert rock as we head for Mzouaria. Here we pause for a relaxing lunch under the shade of the ubiquitous Tamarisk trees. We continue our hike on the impressive rocky plateau known as the Djbel Bani foothills, which form the southern tail of the Anti-Atlas mountains. Tonight we camp on the banks of Oued Mzouaria.


Meals: B,L,D Accom: Tent

DAY 6

Ouled Driss / Ouarzazate - 4 - 5 hours trekking

Today we have a half day trek back towards the lush palmeraies of Oulad Driss via the Erg Lihoudi dunes. We then transfer back to Ouarzazate where we have an early night to prepare for our time in Marrakech.

 

Meals: B,L,D   Accom: Hotel

DAY 7

Marrakech

This morning we transfer to Marrakech and spend half of the day in one of Morocco’s most exciting cities, exploring the famous souks, bustling medina and Djemaa el-Fna square. Tonight we mark our achievements with an evening of celebrations!

 

Meals: B Accom: Hotel

DAY 8

Arrive in London

This morning we transfer to the airport for our return flight to London. When we arrive back in London we bid farewell to our newfound friends.

 

Meals: B,L,D

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