Exploring the
Sahara in 5 days

With Marocdesert Experience!

This medium track of 5 days and 4 nights offers you a complete experience of the life in the Sahara Desert in the South of Morocco. Starting from M’hamid, the gate to the desert we travel to the cultural and ecological highlights of this magic desertland.

 

Day 1

Marakkech- Ait Ben Haddou – Mhamid.

Depart early in the morning from your riad / hotel in Marrakech and travel through the High Atlas Mountains via the Tichka pass (2260 m), the highest road pass in Morocco with spectacular panoramic views of the mountains and valleys, beautiful landscapes of different colors and the Berber villages on the way. Along the way, visit Ait Benhaddou, a 16th-century UNESCO site, one of the best-preserved and most spectacular kasbahs in Morocco, a famous spot for Hollywood movies. The journey continues through the palm-lined Draa River Valley, Zagora where you can buy delicious dates. Afterwards we continue our journey to M’hamid the gate Sahara desert, Dinner and night in camp Mezouaria.

Day 2

Mhamid – Palm Grove- Sidi Naji

After breakfast In the camp we leave on foot from Mhamid accompanied by the guide and the camel caravan. We walk to the palmerie here we think tea, lunch is served in the shadow of Tamaris. After a rest we leave for Sidi Naji. A place full of history the camel men will gladly tell about this in the evening around the campfire. In the late afternoon we set up the tents at the foot of the dunes, dinner and campfire in the evening.

Day 3

Sidi naji-‘Erg Ait onir

To the rhythm of the sun we go after breakfast to a place called “Erg Ait onir” we pass rocky plateaus. Lunch is near a Tamaris. Towards the end of the afternoon we set up camp in the sand dunes while enjoying the sunset. “Evening dinner and campfire.

Day 4

Erg Ait onir- doui – Mhamid

We have breakfast near the tamarisk trees and then we continue our way through the large dunes to “Douab” a place full of desert foxes. If you are lucky you will see them !! Here we will have lunch and a nap, then we will return to Mhamid to our camp where you will spend the last night, a lovely warm shower on arrival and in the evening to finish this beautiful walking tour couscous in our restaurant, one last campfire with music played by the young people from the village.

Day 5

M’hamid – Marakkech 

After breakfast we leave for Marakkech, on the way a stop at the pottery in Tamgroute, then continue via Zagora, Agdz, Ouarzazate to Marakkech, arrival ± 19.00.

Practical information

For this tour

Depart from hotel/Riad between 08:00 and 09:00 hours

Price inclusive:

  • Transfer from Marrakech to M’hamid and back
  • Guide English/French speaking, Cook and Cameldriver
  • 2x overnight stay in Bivouac
  • 3day track with overnight stay in the desert
  • All meals, not included: water

Not included:

  • Snacks and meals while traveling from Marrakech to M’hamid
  • Softdrinks
  • Tips
  • Site visit fees

What should I bring with me?

For this tour

  • Good quality tracking shoes
  • Sunburn creme
  • Shirt with long sleeves
  • Hiking trousers
  • Sleeping bag 
  • Small kit with some blister plasters (just in case)

Click here and visit our Practical advise tips for a pleasant stay in de desert.

 

    Prices

    For this experience

    Minimum number of participants: 4
    Traveling with less than 4 persons: price on request.

    Depart from M’hamid:     € 250,00
    Depart from Ouarzazate: € 330,00
    Depart from Marrakech:  € 360,00

    Rent a Camel: € 15,00 per Camel/day
    Rate valid for a minimum of 4 participating persons. Contact us for requests for a private tour with less than 4 people. Departures are in the morning from Marrakech (Medina district) and early afternoon in Ouarzazate (from the city center, airport or hotel).

     

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