Mercian Nordic Walking

Sahara Desert Challenge – Morocco 2021

  • Price: £850
  • Expedition Dates: December 2021
  • Duration: 7 Days

Sand dunes, sunrises, sunsets and stars on the Sahara desert trek…

The Sahara desert trek in Morocco, takes us on a 3 days trekking adventure across the desert, scaling sand dunes to see stunning sunrises. We experience the culture of the Tuareg people as we follow our camel train everyday from camp to camp. This trek provides fantastic views of the Sahara and a real sense of remoteness camping under the Moroccan stars at night.

Tour highlights

  • Trekking along the Tuareg caravan route
  • Seeing the sunrise and sunset over Bougharn Dunes
  • Tuareg people – learning about their ways of survival in the desert
  • Exploring the souks in De Jemna el Fna, Marrakesh

Trek grade

Moderate

Trek style

Sleeping in 2 man tents. Trekking with a day pack to a different wild camp everyday, Main luggage is portaged by camel. All meals provided whilst on trek by our expedition cook. Trek led by qualified Moroccan guide who speaks English fluently.

Sahara Desert Trek

Day 1:

Arrive at Marrakech airport where you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the medina. Hotel included. Traditional welcome dinner at Riad Omar included

Day 2:

Transfer from Marrakech to Merzouga (8 hours) Trek for 30 minutes to your first camp at Ras lgoudroun. Camping, breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 3:

Trek from Ras lgoudrou to the Tisardmine Dunes, 5 hours trekking Camping, breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 4:

Trek from Tisardmine to Bouighde, 5 hours trekking Camping, breakfast, lunch and dinner included 

Day 5:

Trek from Bouighde to Merzouga, 5 hours trekking Camping, breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 6:

Transfer back to Marrakesh, 8 hours. Hotel, Breakfast and lunch included. Dinner at own expense

Day 7:

Transfer to Marrakesh airport 2 hours before your flight departure. Breakfast only included

Price includes: meals as above, cook, transfers to and from airport, transfers to and from trek, camping equipment, campsite fees, 2 nights accommodation in 3* hotel in Marrakech, English speaking local guide, camel & camel drivers, drinking water on trek.

Not included: tips for guides, sightseeing entrance fees, bottled water, soft drinks or alcoholic beverages, international flights, travel insurance, water purifying tablets