Morocco – Desert Hiking and Deep South

  • 8 Days , 4 Cities
  • From $1,290
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The Moroccan Sahara is the land where dreams come true and touching the stars is possible… Let’s prove it in this amazing journey!
Countries Visited Morocco
Places Visited Marrakesh, Zagora, Ait Ouniri
Suggested Duration 8 days
Travel Styles Cultural Tours, Adventure Tours, Hiking & Trekking Tours
  • DAY 1

    Marrakech -- Welcome to the Red City!

    Arrival assistance and transfer to your Riad in the Medina. If your time allows making sure to head off to the Djemaa el-Fna, the center square of the medina that comes alive at night with the local storytellers, entertainers, and mouth-watering barbeque pits, the square is well worth a visit. A quiet cup of tea on the terrace of an adjacent coffee provides a spectacular aerial view of the bustling square.

    What's included?

    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 2

    Discover the Southern Moroccan Desert

    The day offers us a unique experience that is hard to come by when you travel like a typical tourist! We will leave Marrakech and head south-west winding our way up into the high Atlas Mountains. let’s first have some heart-pounding in the snake road "Tichka", we will twist and turn in the snow-covered mountains, through the Berber villages and hills towards, the gate of the desert "Ouarzazate" that will open for us a door to stop the clock and go back in time while passing via the fertile Draa Valley, despite its rich history, culture and fame, the Berbers of the Draa Valley still live in ways very similar to those of their ancestors. They ride donkeys, wash their clothes in the river, and depend on clay to build their houses. Passing by Zagora we continue to the original town of the 16th-century dynasty (Saadian) Tamgroute, the pottery workshops, heading to the village of Bounou, where we meet our camel team and start our trek to the foot of the great dune of Bounou and enjoy our first night under the starry sky of the Moroccan south.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 3

    Walk through a stunning landscape and wildlife, sand dunes, arid plateaus, Tamarisk and Acacia trees

    It’s not empty, barren, and off as you imagine it! The Moroccan Sahara is the land where dreams come true and touching the stars is possible... Let’s prove it today! We leave our camp and start our walk through a stunning landscape and wildlife, dunes, arid plateaus, Tamarisk, and Acacia trees, with the background mountain ranges of Jebel Zagora. After Lunch, we continue to the dunes of Sidi Naji.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 4

    Hike along the left bank of the Draa and trek to the dunes of Erg Lazher

    After breakfast, we hike along the left bank of the Draa surrounded by a desert landscape shaped by the wind, and hike leave along dry lakes bordered with tamarisk. We’re here in total Saharan immersion in one of the most beautiful and wild dunes of Morocco. After lunch in the shade of Tamarisk trees, we continue to the dunes of Erg Lazher. The highest one of the trek (about 120 m/395 ft.) After a glass of mint tea, we climb the big dune to enjoy an incredible sunset

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 5

    Discover how the Nomads cook the bread in the sand and spend a great time around the fire

    This morning after breakfast as we head north and cross a wide bed of the Draa dotted with tamarisk and acacia trees. These incredible desert faunas seem to be able to find water and nourishment from the dry and stony desert floor. Acacia belongs to a species of plant that is mainly native to Africa and Australia. However, they are not only desert dwellers and are at home in rainforests, woodlands, coastal dunes, alpine settings, and deserts. Tamarisk trees can grow up to 18m (60ft.) in height and are at home in drier and desert areas. With slender branches and grey-green foliage, the trees tend to flower between March and September, with pink and white flowers appearing on the end of spikes. Lunch at the camp, in the evening time, to discover how the nomads cook the bread in the sand and spend a great time around the fire.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 6

    Walk towards the dunes of Ras Ne Khel

    On our last day of hiking, we walk towards the dunes of Ras N’khel near M’hamid where we spend the last evening with our caravan.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 7

    Walks through the dunes and transfer to Marrakech

    A half-hour walks through the dunes to reach our minibus, we drive to Marrakech via Zagora and Ouarzazate, arriving at the hotel in the late afternoon.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 8

    Depart to the Marrakech Airport to fly back home

    Departure assistance and transfer to the airport of Marrakech according to your flight schedule.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Transfer Transfer
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Starting from $1,290 per person

Price per person in double occupancy
The rate is based on camp accommodation and basic accommodation at hotel for two nights.
Price excluding international flights
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What’s Included?

  • 5 nights accommodation in the camps
  • 2 nights accommodation in the hotels
  • 7-Breakfast, 5-Lunch, 5 Dinner
  • The English speaking tour guide for the whole tour
  • All camping equipment
  • Cook + camels for the luggage
  • All transfers
  • Recommended camel rides instead of walking during the tour

Sightseeing Highlights Included

  • Discover the Southern Moroccan Desert
  • Dive in the starting point for large caravans to Timbuktu and Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Explore a unique landscape of dunes alternating hills and desert plateaus.
  • Discover the desert, the nomadic life, palm groves, and oases; sacred places of the desert tribes…
  • Immerse yourself for a few days in the world of the Sahara Desert

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