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Desert Trekking Tour from Marrakech (8 days)

8 Days trip from Marrakech to M’Hamid El Ghizlane and Erg Zahar


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Join unforgettable 8-day desert trekking tour from Marrakech. Traverse the High Atlas Mountains to reach the M’Hamid El Ghizlane, the famous gateway to the Desert. Immerse yourself in the Sahara with a camel trek, following ancient caravan routes, and explore diverse landscapes like Sidi Naji and Erg Zahar. Spend your nights in Nomadic camps under the beautiful desert sky. This desert trek culminates in Erg Zmila before returning to M’hamid and concluding the adventure with a return journey to Marrakech. This itinerary promises a captivating blend of history, culture, Nomad hospitality and the breathtaking beauty of Morocco’s desert landscapes.

Day 1: Marrakech to M’Hamid El Ghizlane

We start with an early morning journey from Marrakech, traversing the High Atlas Mountains through the Tizi n’Tichka Pass, offering breathtaking views. Witness the picturesque landscapes, villages and several kasbahs, including Tamnougalte and the UNESCO-listed Aït Benhaddou. A famous setting for Hollywood movies, it stands as one of Morocco’s best-preserved kasbahs. Continue through the Draa River valley, reaching Zagora, the capital of dates, and finally, oasis town M’Hamid El Ghizlane. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2: M’Hamid to Ras Nekhal – Sidi Naji

Set out on a camel trek, retracing the steps of the trans-Saharan caravans from Marrakech to Timbuktu in Mali. Explore diverse desert landscapes, beginning the trek with Sahrawi nomads.

Day 3: Sidi Naji to Lhdibat

The second day of the camel trek starts in the morning. After breakfast in the desert and folding up our mobile camp, continue the trek for approximately 2 to 3 hours in the morning and a similar duration in the afternoon. Journey through the dunes of Sidi Naji, advancing further into the Sahara.

Day 4: Erg Zahar to Erg Samar to Erg Sedra

On the third day, the trek takes you from the dunes of Bougarn to Oued Drâa, with Tamarisk and palm groves along the way. Reach Erg Smar by day’s end, where nomadic tents will be set up.

Day 5: Erg Sedra to Erg Zahar

After spending the night in Erg Smar, head towards the dunes of Erg Zahar. Experience the vastness of the desert and the soothing sounds of the dunes in the wind. Enjoy a hike in the Erg Zahar dunes and savor the sunset landscape.

Day 6: Erg Zahar to Erg Zmaila

Continue the caravan’s trek through the desert, progressing from Erg Zahar to Erg Zmila. Witness a new landscape unfolding, with the interplay of light and colors on the dunes. Spend your final night in the Sahara Desert.

Day 7: Erg Zmila to M’Hamid

In the morning, after breakfast, embark on the trek from Erg Zmila back to M’hamid.

Day 8: M’hamid to Marrakech

As our captivating Desert Trekking Tour from Marrakech comes to an end, we carry with us the unforgettable memories of the sweeping dunes, the silent majesty of the Sahara, and the warm hospitality of its people.

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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