SADE 401

Toubkal Routes

Sahara Desert Tour

Briefing

You will be collected from your Riad at 0800 am and transferred to Imlil where you will meet your guide. Your guide will do a briefing and check your equipment. There are shops to rent equipment in Imlil centre if required. 

Trek

Day 01: Marrakech - Tizi n' Tichka - Ait Benhdou - Ourzazate - Valley of Roses - Boumale Dades

The journey from Marrakech to Boumalne Dades via the high Atlas mountains and Tizi n' Tichka pass is sure to be a breathtaking experience with plenty of beautiful landscapes to take in. Visiting the Berber villages and seeing the traditional ways of producing cosmetic products from Argan oil will provide a fascinating insight into the local culture and way of life.

Ait Benhaddou is a must-see destination, with its stunning architecture and rich history. Walking through the "Salty River" to reach the Kasbah is sure to be an unforgettable experience. Ait Benhaddou has been recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site.

Ouarzazate is a city with many interesting features, such as its international airport and the largest station for solar energy in the world. It's fascinating to learn that this city is also known as "Ouallywood" and has two main studios for shooting movies and series. For film enthusiasts, it would be a great opportunity to see the behind-the-scenes of movie-making in Morocco.

Finally, spending the night in Boumalne and exploring the Valley of Roses is a perfect way to end the day. The scenic beauty of the valley is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Day 02: Boumalne Dades - Merzouga desert

The Todra Gorges or Toudgha canyons sound like a magnificent natural wonder that must be seen. The 300m high canyons and the river running through them must offer breathtaking views that would be unforgettable. Walking through the canyons is a great way to experience the beauty of the place up close.

Passing by Berber villages and cities such as Tinegher and Tinjedad on the way to the desert offers a glimpse into the local life and culture. Finally, reaching the golden dunes of the desert and embarking on a camel ride is an iconic experience that most visitors to Morocco look forward to. The camel ride to the campsite with the stars above and traditional dance is a memorable experience.

Day 03: Merzouga Sahara Desert Tour

After experiencing the beautiful sunrise in the desert you will enjoy a traditional breakfast. You have the option to either take the camels or the 4x4 car to explore the desert surroundings.  Both options are exciting and offer a different perspective on the landscape.

Visiting the Berber Nomads in their tents and seeing how they live in harmony with nature and their animals is a fascinating experience. Their hospitality and generosity are well-known, and it's great to be able to interact with them and learn more about their way of life.

You will then make your way to "Galb El Nas" to enjoy more of the desert beauty. The stunning landscapes of the area are breathtaking and unforgettable.

Next we you will visit the famous mine in the area, which used to be a French property, it is an interesting historical experience. The tour ends with a unique cultural experience with the local music called Gnawa or Gnaoua people in the center of Khamlia village. Interacting with the locals and learning about their music and lifestyle is a great opportunity to experience the rich culture of Morocco.

Day 04: Merzouga - Marrakech

The camel ride back to Merzouga after breakfast in the luxury campsite is a peaceful and serene experience, offering a chance to reflect on the previous day's adventures. The return journey to Marrakech takes a different route, allowing you to see more of Morocco's beautiful landscapes and scenery.

Stopping at Alnif and having lunch in Nkob is a great opportunity to taste the local cuisine and experience the local culture. 

You will drive through the Ait-Saouen valley on the way to Marrakech with breathtaking views of the valley's natural beauty. Finally, arriving in Marrakech during the evening.

Departure 

A driver will collect you from your hotel around 3 hours before your departing flight and transfer you to Marrakech Menara international Airport, ensuring that you arrive there at least 2 hours before your flight departs. Please let us know if you'd like to be collected earlier.

Prices per person



No. in group πŸ‘‰ Solo 2 🧍 4 🧍 6 🧍 8 🧍
SADE 401 - 4 Day Trek Β£1,000 Β£ 600 Β£ 580 Β£ 560 Β£ 540

Mobiles: scroll right for larger groups πŸ‘‰

Whats included in the costs?

  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) on the trek cooked by a Berber chef
    • Services of our highest rank guide available and necessary porterage support
      • Wages, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation for your guide and porters
        • Equipment
          • Preparation of all required documentation
            • Use of required medications - as carried by your mountain guide
              • Mules and muleteers to carry your luggage

                Additional cost considerations?

                • Morocco tourist visa fee if required
                  • International flights to and from Morocco
                    • Meals other than breakfast while in Marrakech
                      • Additional nights required to be spent in Morocco if arriving earlier or departing later than as per the above schedule
                        • Travel and rescue insurance
                          • Costs associated with personal spending choices while in Marrakech or on the trek, such as phone calls, use of paid WiFi, laundry, alcoholic beverages
                            • Tips for your support crew
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