9 days Sahara camel trek in the Erg Chegaga dunes, a fantastic way to explore the exotic charms of the Sahara desert, and know the Berber culture.
Day 1 : Marrakech – Atlas mountains – Taliouine
After breakfast we will depart towards Taliouine across the Berber village of Asni, the valley of Ouirgane, and the High Atlas through Tizi N-Test pass (2260 m in altitude), we will stop to enjoy impressive landscapes we’ll have lunch in a local restaurant, then towards to Taliouine and visit the village. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Taliouine – Taznakht – Foum Zguit – Iriki lake – Sahara desert
Leaving Taliouine in the morning to Foum Zguit via Taznakhte, lunch at Foum Zguit. In the afternoon we reach Chegaga, you will make a visit to the nomads living in tents, and crossing the dry lake of Iriki and desert plateau full of acacias. Arrive late afternoon to Abed Lia the heart of the Sahara dunes, there we will meet the Camel guide then set up camps for the night, and have dinner under a starlit sky or in the nomad tent.
Day 3: Abed Lia to Khert Lgerzi
After breakfast around 08:00 in the morning, we will leave Abed Lia walking through Khert Lgerzi (about 4hours). We will pass one part of the sand dunes of Erg Chegaga, here we will stop for lunch near the place where the nomads water their cattle (about 2 hours) then we will continue to Khert Lgerzi where our first day will finish.
Day 4: Khert Lgerzi to Erg Sedra
After having breakfast we will continue walking in the heart of the desert, we leave the Khert Lgerzi heading to the stunning dunes of Erg Sedra (about 4 hours), we will stop for lunch after that we will walk (around 2 hours) then continue to the place that you will spend the night at the camp.
Day 5: Erg Sedra to Erg Zehar
After our quiet night in the heart of Erg Sedra, we will walk toward Erg Zehar which means the dunes of chance, before we rich it, we will have to stop for drinking a Berber strong tea under the acacia tree, for more energy as the Nomads did and have lunch (around 4 hours) after relax and lunch we will continue to Erg Zehar (around 2 hours) overnight in the camp.
Day 6: Erg Zehar to Sidi Naji
we will leave Erg Zehar or dunes of chance walking (around 4 hours), lunch, and relax in a quiet place. Continue toward Sidi Naji (around 2 hours) where the grave of an old marabout becomes a place of pilgrimage for the Nomads. Camp there.
Day 7: Sidi Naji to M’hamid El Ghezlan
Start our last day trek and we go through all the reg Bousnina, (around 4 hours) stop in a nice spot for lunch where the landscape changes every 2 hours. Live in Mhamid El GHezlan. Ended your Sahara camel trek trip.
Day 8: M’hamid El Ghezlan – Tamegrout Zagoura – Ouarzazate
We will be leaving M’Hamid after breakfast, and driving to Ouarzazate via Zagora we will make a stop to visit the palm grove. After lunch, we will begin the drive through Draa valley to Ouarzazate, with a mid-afternoon arrival. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 9: Ouarzazate – Ait Benhaddou – Marrakech
Leaving Ouarzazate in the Morning toward Stopping for a panoramic view of the kasbah of Taourirt then another stop near the atlas film studios. After that, you will visit the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou and have lunch in a local restaurant in the village. In the afternoon we will drive to Marrakech over the mountains of high Atlas passing through the Tizi N’tichka pass (2260 m in altitude). Ended your 9 days Sahara camel trek tour.
9 days Sahara Camel Trekking
What to bring:
- Make sure your bag is lightweight, you will need your backpack for your daily trekking needs.
- Walking shoes or trainers with sturdy soles.
- Hat to protect from the sun.
- Fleece, gloves, windbreaker, warm hat, warm socks, trousers, nightwear( it is hot during the day but can be freezing at night )
- Ski mask ( against possible sandstorms).
- Sleeping bags.
- Toothbrush and toothpaste.
- Lighter or matches.
- Toilet paper ( which you can buy in Morocco ).
- Rubbish bag
- Bottled water minimum 1,5 liters).
- Medical supplies: Prescription drugs, painkillers, bandages, plasters of drops, sunburn lotion, and diarrhea medication.
Tour includes :
- Private air-conditioned 4WD/van throughout the tour the first 2 days and last 2 days. ( with stops, pickups, and drop-offs )
- English-speaking driver guide with sightseeing information.
- 2 nights with dinner & breakfast in the hotels in Taliouen and Ouarzazate.
- Camel ride ( camel per each ) 5 days in the Sahara desert with (breakfast, dinner, and lunch)
- Our team/guide, cooker, camels, carrying luggage (tents, mats, food…)
- Full board and water during the trek.
Tour not include :
- drinks and lunch meals in the first 2 days and last 2 days.
- Entrance fees into Kasbahs/museums if applicable.
- Holiday insurance
For the price and more information, please do not hesitate to contact us, and let us know about the number of people and the dates of your tour, we will get back to you as soon as possible.
In case you want to modify any of these tours, just be in contact with us beforehand and we will make it happen