The Sahara is the world’s second largest desert after Antarctica. At over 9,000,000 square kilometres (3,500,000 square miles), it covers much of northern Africa; an area stretching from the Red Sea, including parts of the Mediterranean coasts, to the outskirts of the Atlantic Ocean. It is almost as large as the continental United States, and is larger than Australia.
Marrakech – Skoura Palm Grove – Todgha Gorges
Departure in the morning from Marrakech with our 4WD Toyota and driver towards the Todgha gorges. We first explore the Skoura palmary and it’s magnificent Kasbah of Amehidil built since the 17th century. Next city is Kelaat Mgouna known for the festival of roses that takes place every year in the area. From here, we take the left fork and cross the Berber villages of the Rose valley and then continue on track which leads from Boutaghrar to Ait Youl Kasbah. Lunch break will be taken in a typical Berber lodge. In the afternoon, we will continue with our 4×4 vehicle to reach Dades valley finally arriving to the spectacular site of Togha gorge where we will spend the night.
Todgha gorges – Dunes of Merzouga
After breakfast in Todgha gorge hotel, we will take a short trek along the valley before we leave to the dunes of Merzouga. We will stop for lunch in Erfoud after we cross the oasis of Tafilalet. Arriving to the dunes at the sunset time we will exchange the 4×4 with a camel to ride over dunes and reach the bivouac where we will spend the night under the stars.
Merzouga Dunes – Tazarine – Zagora
Waking early morning to enjoy the sunrise on the dunes of Erg Chebbi we will take breakfast in the camp before returning on your camel back to your driver and transport. There is an option to have a shower before leaving to Zagora via Tazarine via the track of Reg that passes through Tafetchna and Beni Zoli in the Draa valley. Dinner and overnight in Zagora.
Zagora – Marrakech
After breakfast we will depart to the south of Zagora where a small village called Tamgroute is located. You will find a lot of men handcraf pottery so there there will be a short break to visit here. You can also visit the old Coranic library before returning back to Zagora for your lunch break within a restaurant. In the afternoon, you will travel to Marrakech crossing the Tamnougalt kasbah and Draa valley, Agdez and the mountains of the Anti Atlas.
Transport to and from Marrakech, mountain guide, accommodation, all meals, mules for carrying luggage and equipment, muleteers, private cook.
Flights, beverages, tickets, tips and personal expenses and walking equipment (available to hire upon request).
The price will vary according to whether it is high season or low season, the number of participants, the age of participants, special offers, changes to the length of the trek and changes to the length of transportation.
Please contact us for further information on up and coming departures.