Dunes of the Sahara Traverse
Morocco, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from £495 (land only) - from €695 (land only) - from $820 (land only)
Day 1: Rendezvous at the group hotel in Marrakech. Complimentary airport transfers are provided for clients arriving on this day. Depending on your arrival time you may have time to explore the old souk and heart of Marrakech. KE Land Only package begins with the evening meal.
Day 2: A spectacular day of driving with ever-changing scenery takes us initially over the breath-taking Tichka Pass (2260m) then into the Draa Valley, famous for its palm groves. After passing through Agdz, Zagora and Tagounit we reach Ouled Driss where we overnight at a fixed Berber tented camp on the fringes of the Sahara complete with hot showers!
Day 3: After loading up our camels the days walking initially treks through palm groves and fields until reaching a landscape the Sahara is famous for - dunes. Our first night of wild camping is near the well of Oued Naamou where we'll be rewarded with an incredible sunset followed by an amazing star-studded night sky. Walk distance approx; 5-6hrs.
Day 4: Today's walking sees us truly immersed in incredible dunes and vast stony plains as we trek through a fascinating and varied desert landscape. Lunch is leisurely with time to read or enjoy a siesta! The afternoon sees us walking towards the impressive dune of Erg Bouguerne where we set up our camp for the night. Walk distance approx; 5-6hrs.
Day 5: After breakfast we trek through wadi (valley) Laatch with giant tamarisk trees before arriving at the sacred water source of Foumlaalag. We'll take time to explore this hidden oasis and deserted village before the afternoon's trekking sees us arriving at the amazing dunes of Chegaga where we set up camp. Walk distance approx; 5-6hrs walking.
Day 6: Today is a photographic dream as we explore this famous dune taking time to experience the beautiful colours and shades that are constantly changing. The climb to the summit at 200m takes approximately one hour but we'll travel up and down different trails enjoying the solitude and beautiful Saharan panoramas. We set up our final camp in the dunes of El Ghoul. Walk distance approx; 5-6hrs.
Day 7: After an early breakfast we start our drive back across the Atlas to Marrakech. After checking-in at the group hotel and freshening up, we'll visit the remarkable central square of the Djemaa-el-Fna, which comes to life after sunrise, before enjoying our final group meal together.
Day 8: KE Land Only package ends after breakfast. Complimentary airport transfers are provided for clients departing this day.