Edge of Sahara Trek

Morocco, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from $815 (land only)

Trek & Walk
Western Sahara desert, MoroccoWestern Sahara desert, Morocco

  • Morocco`s most dramatic desert landscapes
  • Winter hiking in the Sahara
  • The great dunes at Zahar
  • A real trek, with camel support
  • Trekking in Morocco`s Sahara desert

This very different Moroccan adventure holiday 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!

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.

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