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Experience the Magic of the Moroccan Desert on a 5-Day Trek from Marrakech

Embark on an extraordinary journey through the vast dunes of southern Morocco with our expert nomadic guides and skilled camel drivers. As you traverse the desert landscape, a camel caravan will carry your luggage, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of the Sahara.

During this trek, you’ll experience the awe-inspiring expanses of the desert, encounter nomadic communities, and marvel at the diverse animal and plant life that thrive in this harsh yet enchanting environment. Find solace and serenity as you leave behind the noise of civilization, embracing the tranquility of the desert and basking in the splendor of unforgettable sunrises and sunsets.

Living in harmony with the rhythm of nature, you’ll journey at your own pace, accompanied by our experienced camel drivers. Before each leg of the journey, the camel caravan will be assembled, provisions will be gathered, and traditional sand bread will be baked in the desert sands.

As night falls, you’ll sleep under a blanket of stars, sheltered by comfortable tents. Delight in the flavors of authentic Moroccan cuisine prepared by our skilled camel drivers, and take regular breaks to savor the beauty of your surroundings, refresh yourself, and revel in the tranquility of the desert.

Our treks are available from mid-September to mid-May, when the moderate temperatures ensure a pleasant experience for camel trekking. We cater to groups of 2 or more participants and offer flexibility in scheduling, allowing you to choose the dates that suit you best.

Embark on this unforgettable adventure and discover the unparalleled beauty and tranquility of the Moroccan Sahara.

  • Traverse the rugged terrain and breathtaking vistas of the Atlas Mountains on your scenic drive from Marrakech to the Mhamid Desert.
  • Embark on a camel trek into the Sahara from Mhamid, winding through towering dunes and golden sands for a truly immersive desert experience.
  • Spend nights under the starry desert sky in traditional Berber desert camps, enjoying Moroccan cuisine and cultural performances around a crackling campfire.
  • Witness the awe-inspiring beauty of sunrise and sunset over the Sahara, as the desert landscape is bathed in hues of orange, pink, and gold.
  • Explore hidden desert oases and lush palm groves, offering moments of tranquility and refreshment amidst the arid desert landscape.
  • Engage in cultural exchanges with local nomadic tribes, gaining insights into their traditional way of life and enriching your understanding of desert culture and heritage.

Departing early from your accommodation in Marrakech, venture through the High Atlas Mountains via the Tichka Pass, the highest road pass in Morocco, treating you to panoramic views of valleys, Berber villages, and striking landscapes. En route, explore renowned kasbahs such as Tamnougalte and the UNESCO-listed Ait Benhaddou, a picturesque 16th-century site favored by Hollywood. Continue through the palm-lined Draa river valley to Zagora, the date capital, before arriving at Mhamid, the gateway to the Sahara. Enjoy dinner and overnight camping in a Nomadic standard camp.

Embark on an unforgettable desert adventure departing from M’hamid around 9 am. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide and trusty camels, begin your journey towards the captivating Dune Douib. Your first stop for lunch will be nestled in the cool shade of the palm trees. Energized and refreshed, continue your trek for about two hours until you reach Elbour, where you’ll set up camp amidst the enchanting scenery of palm and tamarisk trees, soaking in the breathtaking sunset views.

Awaken to a serene desert morning and enjoy a hearty breakfast amidst the tranquil surroundings. After breaking camp, load up your camels for another day of exploration. Journey towards Wad Naam, where you’ll pause for a picnic at noon before pressing on towards the bivouac near the magnificent dunes of Erg Bertham. As evening descends, assist in setting up camp or opt for a leisurely camel ride as the camels are relieved of their burdens, allowing you to savor the tranquility of the desert night.

Bid farewell to the serene Bertham dunes as you embark on the return journey. Traverse the desert landscape for approximately two hours until reaching Mezouaria, where a delightful lunch awaits near the picturesque small dunes. Following a leisurely meal, continue your journey back to M’hamid, where the comfort of the fixed bivouac awaits. Indulge in a well-deserved shower and rest before relishing in a delicious evening meal and enjoying convivial company under the starlit desert sky, culminating in a restful overnight stay in the cozy tents of the bivouac.

 Begin the journey back to Marrakech, retracing your steps through the Atlas Mountains, with an anticipated late afternoon arrival at your Marrakech accommodation.

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2 Days Desert Tour Plan

    Atlas Mountains
    Atlas Mountains
    Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou
    Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou
    Zagoura Desert
    Zagoura Desert

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