DESERT HIKING
Duration
6 Days
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Travellers
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8 days of hiking in the Maroccan desert to discover the heart of the Moroccan desert, this hike in southern Morocco that will allow you to live for a few days the unique experience of traditional life in the Sahara. During this trek in the desert, you will also enjoy the extraordinary landscapes of the mountains, huge dunes where it is good to sleep under the tent on the sand of the desert while admiring the sunset. This trek in the Moroccan desert will be an exceptional human adventure in the heart of an unspoilt nature and in contact with the culture of the nomad camelmen so helpful and welcoming with respect of the natural environment and the local development.

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Destination
Berber Villages , Chegaga Dunes , Kasbahs , Sahara Desert , South
Departure Location
Marrakech
Return Location
Marrakech
Additional Information
Departure Time : Please arrive by 07:45 AM for a prompt departure at 08:00 AM. Return Time : Approximately 7:00 PM.
Price includes
  • All meals during the hike
  • An accompanying professional guide
  • Camels for carrying luggage
  • Ready tents and mattresses during the hike
  • Team of camel drivers
  • The services of a cook
  • Transport and transfers
Price does not include
  • Anything not mentioned in the program
  • Drinks and personal things
  • Flights
  • Hotel and meals in Marrakech
  • Traditional tips to the team
  • Travel insurance
Highlights :
  • Ideal trek for a discovery of the desert life in all its aspects.
  • Explore the real desert and discover the beautiful life of the nomads .
  • Ride camels and hike to experience the desert Sand dunes.
  • Discover the palm groves and architecture of towns and Kasbahs in the Draa Valley.
  • Experience the magic of the nights under the tent in the desert.
  • Discovery of the culture and life of the nomads of southern Morocco.
  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
Day 1

Marrakech - Ouarzazate - Plateau of Faija

Departure in the morning from Marrakech to the plateau of Faija. We will pass by the Col du Tichka, the most beautiful and the highest road pass of Morocco to reach the city of Ouarzazate where we will have lunch. Then, passing by Col Ait Saoune we will arrive in the famous valley of Draa. We will discover ksars, these famous fortified villages, then Zagora which opens the doors to the great desert and finally the plateau of Faija where we will join our team of camel drivers. Night under the tents.

Day 2

Faija Plateau - Oued Lemhasser

For the start of our trek in the desert, we will climb the small pass of Faija where we have a panoramic view of the plateau of Faija. We will discover a true mountainous desert (black mountains, with just a little greenery and some nomads under the Bedouin tents made of goats hair and camels.The lunch will be prepared next to the wells of Regabi.Then we will go down by the Oued Lemhasser to reach our camp Night under the tents and walk 6 hours during the day.

Day 3

Oued Lemhasser - Chegaga Dunes

We will descend a beautiful desert valley before leaving to reach the huge desert which begins with a vast stony plateau. The panoramic view of the sand desert (with the dunes of Chegaga so small views from far away) is beautiful. At the end of the day, we will reach the dunes of Chegaga. It is a beautiful walk accompanied at the end of the day by the sunset. Night under the tents and 6 hours of walking.

Day 4

Chegaga Dunes - Bougarn Dunes

Erg Chegaga continues with a multitude of small dunes, east of the Bani mountain, towards the small Saharan town of Mhamid El Ghizlane and the Oued Draa valley. Our lunch will be prepared by our cook under the tamaris, then we will continue to the dunes of Bouguern, a beautiful place, little attended. We will find enough dry wood to light a campfire. Night under the tents. 5h30 walk in the day.

Day 5

Bougarn Dunes - Oued Naam Dunes

The awakening will be very early to enjoy the sunrise on the beautiful dunes of the desert. We will go through a flat desert of small stones and along a less stony plateau. We will refuel at the well on our way and we will reach the end of the afternoon the dunes of Oued Nâam to enjoy our evening meal. We will spend the night under tents in the beautiful dunes of Oued Nâam, where nomadic caravans come to supply water. 5h30 walk in the day.

Day 6

Oued Naam - Zagora - Marrakech (445km).

End of our tour in the desert. After the farewell to our team of camel drivers, we will leave in 4 × 4 towards Ouarzazate, crossing the High Atlas by the Col de Tizi-N-Tichka to reach Marrakech (7 hours drive)

8 days of hiking in the Maroccan desert to discover the heart of the Moroccan desert, this hike in southern Morocco that will allow you to live for a few days the unique experience of traditional life in the Sahara. During this trek in the desert, you will also enjoy the extraordinary landscapes of the mountains, huge dunes where it is good to sleep under the tent on the sand of the desert while admiring the sunset. This trek in the Moroccan desert will be an exceptional human adventure in the heart of an unspoilt nature and in contact with the culture of the nomad camelmen so helpful and welcoming with respect of the natural environment and the local development.

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Expert of Moroccan desert, Sahara Services offers you a wide range of tours allowing you to discover the mysteries of the Sahara, off the beaten track.Have a tea among the nomads while admiring their lifestyle, across the sand dunes on camelback, enjoy a sand boarding on the dunes, spend one or more nights in tents in standard or luxury camps, discover the hidden treasures of the Berber and sub-Saharan heritage, walk in the desert with our experienced guides, or simply Listen to the silence of the desert as you watch the stars so close around a campfire.You have other travel dreams? Morocco and Sahara Services…

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    About Us

    Expert of Moroccan desert, Sahara Services offers you a wide range of tours allowing you to discover the mysteries of the Sahara, off the beaten track.Have a tea among the nomads while admiring their lifestyle, across the sand dunes on camelback, enjoy a sand boarding on the dunes, spend one or more nights in tents in standard or luxury camps, discover the hidden treasures of the Berber and sub-Saharan heritage, walk in the desert with our experienced guides, or simply Listen to the silence of the desert as you watch the stars so close around a campfire.You have other travel dreams? Morocco and Sahara Services…

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      Address
      Rue Hassan II, Immeuble Koutoubia Center 2, Buro N°. 5

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      6 Days Of Hiking In The Moroccan Desert, The Draa Valley And The Chegaga Dunes

      Duration
      6 Days
      Destination
      More than 1
      Travellers
      2+

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