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Sahara Desert Trek and Atlas MDT

Visiting: Morocco
Tour Duration 11 Days
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  • Tour Style: Classic
  • Tour Type: Small Groups
  • Tour Comfort: Basic
  • Trek Grade: Moderate
 

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Sahara Desert Trek

Join us on this trekking trip from the Atlas Mountains to the mighty Sahara desert. Hike through canyons, kasbahs and gorges in the highest mountains of North Africa and experience the local Berber hospitality, as you spend the night in a traditional village house. Enjoy the silence and peace of the immense desert while sleeping under the stars in a nomad tent. From fertile oasis, rock formations and majestic sand dunes, the Sahara desert offers a captivating, ever-changing landscape, providing the ideal setting for your next trekking adventure.

Tour Highlights

  • Sahara Desert Trek - Walk through kasbahs, oasis and gorges
  • Atlas Mountains - The highest and most scenic mountain range in North Africa
  • Berbers - Meet the friendly local people and learn about their life in remote villages
  • Marrakech - The vibrant 'Red City'

Itinerary

Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select.

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    Join tour Marrakech

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    Drive to Bou Tharar via the Dades Valley

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    Hike through the Ait Ahmed Valley to Alemdoun

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    Hike up to the village of Aguerzga

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    Hike the Mgoun Gorge to Tamgalouna

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    Trek to Tamalout, then drive to Merzouga. Walk to the Erg Chebbi desert camp

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    Scenic hike in the Erg Chebbi dunes

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    Walk to the dunes of Erg Znagui

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    Drive to Skoura via Merzouga and the Dades Valley

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    Drive to Marrakech, free afternoon

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    Tour ends Marrakech

Tour notes

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Included meals 10 6 8
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
4WD, Minibus
Accommodation
2 nights Standard Hotel
1 night Standard Auberge
3 nights Basic Gite
3 nights Basic Camping
1 night Basic Hotel
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Muleteer(s)
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16