We invite you to find out the Sahara desert, located in the southern parts of Morocco. We present the magic of the desert with Marrakech camel trekking. You will have the chance to watch vast sand dunes. Thus visit kasbahs, and lush abundant oasis. The huge panorama, solitude and peace of the desert create mystifying powers, which will bring peace to ruffled human soul. You will forever remember the romantic nights spent under wandering tents, sharing stories and music with the local guides, and watching the illuminating starry night.
We merge modern and ancient modes of voyage: camel riding and 4X4. Travel by camel into the desert, experience the enthralling Saharan dunes at night. You can also visit the Road of One Thousand Kasbahs, the Moroccan Hollywood. The Rose Valley and the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Benhaddou.
Camel trek On the boundary of Morocco, the desert occupied by the tribes of the Ait Atta du Sahara constitutes the first oasis accessible from Timbuktu following sixty days of camel convoy. This is a region where guides were required to pass the warrior Berbers and Touaregs. Marrakech camel trekking expands to the enormous sand dunes of the L’oued Drâa, an atmosphere which holds memoirs of the centuries of human survival required to cross this link connecting North and South. Immerse in the enormous isolation of the desert. Then watch the implausible lucidity of the constellations, and stars which radiant up the nights.
Leave Marrakech and trek over the stature of the Atlas Mountains through Tizi-n-Tichka pass. You will have options to pause and immerse in the impressive landscapes, take a break to drink coffee and fresh orange juice. Use up the afternoon tripping the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Benhaddou. This village full of Berber Kasbahs has been used as most vital fortress strongholds on old salt road where slaves were brought by caravans along with ivory, gold and salt from the Saharan Africa to Marrakech and beyond. You will go through Ouarzazate and the Valley of Roses, renowned for supple Persian rose oil. After visiting Tamnalt hills, you will stay for a night in Dades Gorge.
After breakfast, take a small tour to stroll through an enormous crypt dividing the Todra Gorge, the High Atlas Mountains, sheer rock walls which ascends to 300m in its narrowest part. Then lead to Erg Chebbi, an ocean of sand where you will venture deep into the desert scene until the dunes emerge on the horizon. Your mid-afternoon aim is the Auberge to meet your camel guide and then ride to the bivouac (camp). Authentic dinner is served under the dusky stars shining luminously in the clear night sky. Ascend the dunes and observe the shooting stars and moon rise prior to retiring to your bed in a traveler tent.
Come back by camel and gaze at the sunrise above the dunes back to the Auberge for shower and breakfast. The remaining day is spent driving back to Ouarzazate, where you will stop for lunch and visit the old Glaoui Kasbah Taourirte, before crossing the High Atlas back to Marrakech.
Camel trek along the Atlantic coastline (8 days)
Morocco is celebrated for a number of things like the imposing Atlas Mountains, the rich Arabic and Berber cultures and the exotic souks of Marrakech. A less renowned place is the stunning Atlantic coastline. Our tranquil one-week tour tracks coastal trails to the gorgeous city of Essaouira. Along the way of your Marrakech camel trekking, you go by quiet fishing townships, Argan tree orchards, abandoned sandy beaches and rocky cliff tops. As an invariable attendant, you will have the grand sea sights and the growl of the deafening Atlantic waves. The trip is headed by one of our most experienced local guides, aided by the camp and cooking teams. Convoy of camels will carry our baggage. Conclude the journey with soothing free time in both Essaouira and Marrakech.
Arrival in Marrakech Meet our employees’ team at the air terminal and transport to the hotel (half board accommodation).
Transport by minibus, Land Rover or coach to Tafna, going through Chichaoua and Ounara. Lunch stop en route. Then carry on through the Haha region, the Argan tree center, arriving at the fishing harbor of Tafna where you will meet with your camel-drivers. “Test day” for practice of camel rides in Marrakech. Evening bivouac on sandy seashore in Tafna.
Once caravan is loaded, start your journey crossing over Cape Tafelny through the plateau and then stop by the beach of Sidi Hamad Saeih, where you will pitch tents for the night stay.
The journey through camel rides in Marrakech, goes on to trail the coast, either beside the beach or across the elevated plain (depending on wind conditions). Camp around Marabout Sidi Mbarek.
The coast stretches away to the horizon. Three linked beaches will lead you to Sidi Kaouki. A fishing port and meeting place for wind-surfers. Spend the night camping on the seaside.
Start the day toward Sidi Kaouki, journeying the confined fishing village and the sea fissures of Cape Sim. The town of Essaouira appears in the distance around Cape Sim,. Afternoon arrival is most predictable to have a well-deserved rest and use the nighttime in a relaxed hotel.
Tour an ancient Portuguese port, the town of Essaouira, followed by lunch at a dockside eatery to collect all sorts of selfish and fish. Afternoon shift to Marrakech and nighttime in a hotel. Marrakech camel trekking also allows you to discover the Medina at sunset and shop in the souks.
Move to the airport for your return journey.