School Trek - Edge of Sahara
Morocco, School Expeditions, 8 days - from £595 (land only) - from €745 (land only) - from $1,040 (land only)
- Full days of trekking on desert terrain
- Learn about the culture of the Berber people
- Sleep out in the desert beneath the stars
- Explore the 1000 year old city of Marrakech
- A trek with a Berber crew and camel support
This superb School Adventure begins with a drive south from Marrakech, across the Atlas and through the Draa Valley, to a fixed camp amongst the palm groves at Ouled Driss. Here, we meet our Berber cook team and Saharan camel drivers and set off on an unforgettable journey into the desert. We walk for around 6 hours a day, stopping for a leisurely lunch in a shaded spot and camping each night on the open sand of the dunes - beneath the star-filled Saharan skies. Taking tea with the local crew around the camp fire, hiking on little-used trails and watching the sun set between the highest dune-crests are all part of this magical desert holiday. Starting out on the dry bed of the Draa River and reaching a high point at the great dunes of Zahar, this is a winter walking holiday with a difference! This tried and tested KE Schools itinerary can be adjusted to better fit the needs of your group - please call and speak to a KE School Groups Coordinator or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Is this holiday for you?
This holiday involves walking for 6 to 7 hours each day over a variety of terrain from hard rock to soft desert sand. All our camping and personal equipment is carried by camels so it is only necessary to carry a small daypack with daily essentials such as water bottle and camera. Winter daytime temperatures in the desert are not too hot and walking at this time of year should be quite comfortable. We camp in the desert for 3 nights and at a fixed camp with shower facilities for 2 nights.