We offer organised or custom made tours for you to choose from. (We can arrange to follow the itinerary below at any time if 6 or more people book as a group)
Our next planned desert trek is from 13th -21st April. Includes transport to and from Marrakech, a visit to the stunning Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou and a night in Ouarzazate as well as 4 days trekking in the desert with camels.
News! We have now fixed dates for our April 2020 trip! The itinerary will be the same as last year and the dates are 13th -20th April 2020 This trip is ideal for solo travellers and couples who would like to join a group to explore the desert.
The total cost will be £750 per person. £200 deposit, with the balance payable on arrival. Katherine will be accompanying us on this trip so we can also include opportunities to sketch and individual art tuition to anyone who is interested. If you would like to discuss this with Katherine please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
April trip itinerary
We will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your riad/hotel. After a break to freshen up we take you to the Square, Jemaa el Fna, where you can spend time in this colourful market place – soaking up the atmosphere of this bustling home of musicians, dancers and storytellers and sampling the food and juice stalls.
Depart with our transport from the riad/hotel in Marrakech at 8am. Passing through the stunning Tiz’n Tichka, the highest mountain pass in Morocco, with spectacular panoramic scenery – mountains,valleys and an ever-changing landscape. you will be passing many Berber villages as we travel. On the way we will stop for lunch and visit the magnificent Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou – a UNESCO World heritage site and one of the best preserved and most spectacular kasbahs in Morocco. A famous site for Hollywood films . The trip continue via Ouarzazate and further through the beautiful Draa valley lined with palms and berber villages, to arrive in the evening at M’hamid Dinner and sleep for that night in an auberge in M’hamid
Departure from M’hamid with camels towards Erg Ez-zahar. Rass Nhkal is the end of palmerie and where the real desert begins , we will have lunch there and relax under the shade of the palm trees before setting out for Sidi Naji, home of the tomb of the marabout about whom it said:
‘Sidi Naji had in him so much worship as the desert counts of grains of sand and throughout his whole life, it stayed in constant communion with the divine.
The blessing of Sidi Naji is so big, as today still the wishes of those who, the pure heart, come to pray to his marabout are always fulfillled’
we will set up our bivouac nearby and spend the our first night in the peace of the desert. Each night we will enjoy a campfire and home cooked food with lots of the famous Moroccan tea, if you wish you can sleep under the stars all night.
On this day,in the morning, we keep on walking towards Erg Zahar, stopping for lunch and rest about half way. Erg Zahar has spectacular wild scenery with beautiful dune formations. We will bivouac for this night at the foot of the dunes, you can climb up to watch the sunset before supper…
Our caravan will continue its journey till we reach the sands of Erg Ait Ounir a place of rolling smaller dunes and tamarisks. We will bivouac here for this night.
After breakfast today we will travel on across the desert, discovering more of its secrets. We will bivouac for the night in an area with attractive views near Daouib. We will bid the desert farewell around the campfire with music.
On our last day, we will set out after breakfast and head to Rass Nhkal where we will have our lunch, there may also be a chance to shower and freshen up. In the afternoon we will arrive in M’Hamid where our transport will pick you up and take you to Ourzazate City ( the Hollywood of Morocco! ) where you will spend the night in a hotel.
After breakfast in your Hotel we continue to Marrakech where we will drop you at the airport or at your accommodation if you are staying over.
* All accommodation while on the desert tour with us.
* All transportation by minibus/car
* Cook for the desert tour
* All Meals, includes breakfast, lunch and dinner
* Mineral Water
* The Camels and guides for the desert tour
* Berber music /Night drum party
* Sand baked bread
As we carry everything with us in the desert, places are limited, please contact us for more details of the itinerary and costs here or email us at email@example.com
Booking your desert adventure with us
In the first instance please use the contact page or email us direct at firstname.lastname@example.org with the dates you wish to take your trip and the number of people in your group so we can check availability and give you a quote if you are a larger group attracting a discount.
We will contact you within 24 hours to make further arrangements for booking and payments, we require a deposit of 30% of the full fee on agreeing the booking, the balance to be paid on departure.
All requests and reservations must be made and will be confirmed by email, we are also ready to answer any questions you may have to make your trip go smoothly, please do not hesitate to ask.
In case of cancellation:
Cancellation made less than two weeks prior to travel must be paid in full, if you need to cancel earlier for a valid reason please contact us to discuss terms.
In all cases , the deposit remains non-refundable but can be set against taking your
tour at another time in case of a cancellation .
We look forward to welcoming you to the Sahara!