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Edge of Sahara Trek Guided Walking Holiday
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Tour Summary


Trekking in Morocco`s most dramatic desert and landscape

· Wild camping amongst the magnificent dunes at Zahar
· A camel supported Saharan trekking experience
· Hiking and wild camping in the winter Moroccan sun
· Explore exotic Marrakech and the colourful Djemaa-el-Fna

2 nights hotels, 2 night fixed camp, 3 nights wild camping, 4 days trekking, Max altitude – 2260 metres, Join in Marrakech, MEAL PLAN: All meals included

Tour Introduction


This very special Moroccan trekking adventure begins with a drive south from Marrakech, across the Atlas and through the Draa Valley, to a fixed camp amongst the palm groves at Ouled Driss.

Here, we meet our Berber cook team and Saharan camel drivers and set off on an unforgettable journey into the desert. Walking for around 6 hours a day we stop for leisurely lunches in shady spots and camp each night on the open sand of the dunes – beneath star-filled Saharan skies.

Taking tea with our local crew around camp fires, hiking on little-used trails and watching the sun set between the highest dune-crests are all part of this magical desert holiday.

From starting out on the dry bed of the Draa River to reaching the highest point of the great dunes of Zahar, this is a winter walking holiday with a difference!

Day-by-Day Walking Holiday Itinerary


Day 1: Marrakech

Arrive Marrakech. You are met by a representative who will arrange transfers to the group hotel in Marrakech. services begin with the evening meal. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2: Atlas Mountains

Drive across the Atlas Mountains to Ouarzazate and then through the Draa Valley to Ouled Driss on the fringes of the Sahara where we overnight at a fixed camp with hot showers.

Day 3: El Ghizlane

Travelling east with our camels, cross palm groves and fields into the desert toward the dunes of El Ghizlane and to Sidi Naji. Tonight we make a wild camp under the stars.

Day 4: Malga Ouedane

Continue trekking through a fascinating and varied desert landscape via Malga Ouedane to the large dunes of Erg Ez-Zahar. Camp.

Day 5: Draa

Crossing the wide and stony dry bed of the Draa filled with tamarisk and acacia trees, we then continue across the edge of the Sahara to reach the smaller dunes of Tilhatine. Camp.

Day 6: Aicha Moussa

Trek via Nbak Aicha Moussa to M’hamid and then back to Ouled Driss and where we have the luxury of a shower and the bedouin tents.

Day 7: Marrakech

An early breakfast and we pack up into the vehicle for our drive back across the Atlas to Marrakech arriving late afternoon / evening in time to visit the remarkable central square of the Djemaa-el-Fna. Group Hotel Marrakech.

Day 8: Airport transfers

Services end after breakfast. Complimentary airport transfers are provided for clients departing this day.

Is this holiday for you?

This holiday involves walking for 6 to 7 hours each day over a variety of terrain from hard rock to soft desert sand. All our camping and personal equipment is carried by camels so it is only necessary to carry a small daypack with daily essentials such as water bottle and camera.

Winter daytime temperatures in the desert are not too hot and walking at this time of year should be quite comfortable. We camp in the desert for 3 nights and at a fixed camp with shower facilities for 2 nights.

Map & Route Information

Is this holiday for you?

This holiday involves walking for 6 to 7 hours each day over a variety of terrain from hard rock to soft desert sand. All our camping and personal equipment is carried by camels so it is only necessary to carry a small daypack with daily essentials such as water bottle and camera.

Winter daytime temperatures in the desert are not too hot and walking at this time of year should be quite comfortable. We camp in the desert for 3 nights and at a fixed camp with shower facilities for 2 nights.

Where is the starting point of the holiday?


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Tour Information

Holiday Information


What’s Included?

• An experienced English-speaking local leader
• Marrakech Airport transfers (on Day 1 & 8 only)
• All land transport involved in the itinerary
• All accommodation as described in the trip dossier
• All meals
• A full service on trek including food and all equipment (excluding personal equipment)

What’s Not Included

• Travel Insurance
• Tips for staff
• Miscellaneous expenses – drinks and souvenirs etc.

Meal Plan

All meals are included in the holiday price from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 8.

Accommodation

During this trip the group will spend two nights at a tourist class hotel in Marrakech.

While there are several more expensive hotels in Marrakech, we try to strike the right balance of a comfortable and conveniently located hotel while maintaining a really good value holiday.

In Ouled Driss, we will be staying at a fixed camp with four people per room.

There are showers and a sheltered comfortable seating area where we will be served dinner. Whilst on trek there will be a total of 3 nights wild camping.

All accommodation in Marrakech and camping is based on twin sharing. It is possible to hire a single tent while on trek for an additional cost (not available for the 2 nights in Ouled Driss).

Please note single tent hire does not include single rooms in hotels.

For the 2 hotel nights in Marrakech single rooms are available for a supplementary cost.

Is this holiday for you?

This holiday involves walking for 6 to 7 hours each day over a variety of terrain from hard rock to soft desert sand. All our camping and personal equipment is carried by camels so it is only necessary to carry a small daypack with daily essentials such as water bottle and camera.

Winter daytime temperatures in the desert are not too hot and walking at this time of year should be quite comfortable. We camp in the desert for 3 nights and at a fixed camp with shower facilities for 2 nights.

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Your Prices

Edge of Sahara Trek (Morocco), 8 days, 7 nights
2 nights hotels. 2 night fixed camp and 3 nights wild camping.

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