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Desert Trekking Tour from Marrakech (5 days)

5 Days trip from Marrakech to Erg Chegaga


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Set out on an unforgettable 5-day desert trekking tour from Marrakech to the Moroccan desert. Guided by experienced nomads and accompanied by a camel caravan for luggage transport, immerse yourself in the vast dunes of Erg Chegaga. This adventure offers a unique blend of desert exploration, encounters with nomadic communities, and serene observation of local flora and fauna. Transitioning into tranquility and detachment from modern life, relish silence, breathtaking sunrises, and unforgettable sunsets in the heart of the Sahara. Each day unfolds at your own pace, marked by the rhythm and intensity of the sun. Local Nomads ensure a seamless experience, gathering camels, preparing tea, and baking sand bread. Nights are spent under the stars, fostering a deep connection with the desert landscape. From mid-September to mid-May, moderate temperatures make this camel trek a delightful adventure.

Day 1: Marrakech – Atlas Mountains – Kasbah Aït Benhaddou – M’Hamid El Ghizlane

Embark on an early morning departure from your accommodation in Marrakech. Traverse the High Atlas Mountains through the Tizi n’Tichka pass (2260 m), offering breathtaking panoramic views. Explore various kasbahs along the way, including Tamnougalte and the UNESCO-listed Aït Benhaddou, known for its 16th-century architecture and Hollywood film appearances. Journey through the palm-lined Drâa river valley, arriving in Zagora, the capital of dates, and continuing to M’hamid. Enjoy dinner and spend the night in a Nomadic standard camp.

Day 2: First Day Trek – M’hamid – Ras Nekhal – Sidi Naji

Begin your trek on the first day from M’hamid, traversing the picturesque palm-lined M’hamid and following the Oued Drâa river. Traverse the open desert plains of the Sahara and take a break for tea and lunch in the shade of palm groves. Continue the trek to establish camp at the base of Sidi Naji, a site rich in history and traditions. Spend the night amidst the dunes, witnessing a captivating sunset.

Day 3: Sidi Naji – Hnanich

Enjoy daily trekking and lunch near a Tamarisk. In the late afternoon, set up the bivouac and experience a night in the desert, surrounded by tranquility.

Day 4: Final Trek

Embark on the final day of trekking with a journey and lunch in the desert. Return to M’hamid in the evening. Spend the night in the village with locals.

Day 5: Return to Marrakech

Bid farewell to the desert as you journey back to Marrakech. Reflect on the incredible experiences and memories of your desert adventure. Arrive in the Red City in the evening, where your desert trekking tour from Marrakech concludes, leaving you with cherished memories of your time exploring the Moroccan desert.

Included in the tour:

  • Private transfer in a comfortable car
  • Two nights’ accommodation in a hotel in Mhamid el Ghizlane
  • Services of local guides
  • Chef services
  • Camel rides
  • All meals
  • Mineral water
  • Trekking materials

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