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On our camel trek in deep south Morocco, south of M’hamid, you will hike superb dunes and oases, explore amazing canyons and experience nomadic way of life
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Sahara Camel Trek

Trek in the Dunes of Oued Draa & Djebel Bani

10 Days, 8 Days trek, Period: Autumn to Spring Level: Moderate


Beyond Ouarzazate and Zagora, the gates of the desert open to the infinite. The Draa river, achieving a green  race of 200 km, gave birth to the most beautiful palm groves in Morocco. After the last oases of Mhamid, the  sand overwhelms the environment. Following the steady rhythm of our caravan, we discover the ergs of  Ezzaher, Smar, Chigaga… all names synonym of silent spaces submerged by warm lights. After erg Ebidlya, we  start our way up north to the exploration of the canyons of Oued Mhasser. The miraculous presence of water  gives birth to superb gueltas, and small oases deeply enrooted in the rocks.    
Day1. Ouarzazate Arrival to Ouarzazate Airport, where you will be welcomed by your guide and transferred to your hotel in the  city. Overnight in 3* hotel on half board basis.  Day2. Ouarzazate - Mhamid - Dayat Aoutid After  an early breakfast, we drive south to the legendary Draa Valley, a silvery thread of water flanked by  palm groves and ochre Kasbahs, to the town of Zagora in Morocco's deep south. After a picnic near Oulad  Driss, we reach Mhamid, the last village at the end of the Draa palm groves. After 2 hours drive through  desert plateaus, a short warm up walk ( 1H30 hour) to meet our camel men at Dayat Aoutid Where we set our  first camp.  Day3.  Dayat Aoutid - Erg Zaher Dunes / 5h00 trek After camp breakfast, the baggage, food and equipment will be loaded onto camels and the trek will begin.  From camp we head south across a large tamarisk "forest" and the wide Draa river bed. The first sand dunes  emerge far in the distance. Camp will be pitched at Erg Zaher, very peaceful and pink coloured dunes.  Day4.  Erg Zaher Dunes - Erig Smar Dunes / 4h30 trek After a quite ballad in the dunes we head off north-west towards Erig Smar. Camp will be pitched close to an  old nomad campsite, near some imposing tamarisk trees.  Day5.  Erig Smar - Chigaga Dunes / 5h30 trek The trail continues to follow the large clay plateaus and dry oueds. From time to time the sight of dispersed  camel herds brings some animation to the quietness of our walk. Camp will be pitched close to the Chigaga  dunes.. Day6.  Chigaga - Erg Ebidlya Dunes / 6h00 trek The day will be spent exploring and climbing the dunes of Ebidiiya before we ascent the highest dune of the  Erg: 150 meters, with a superb view on the whole area and our camp site further north. Camp will be pitched  in the dunes of Ebidlya. Day7.  Erg Ebidlya - Oued Mhasser / 7h00 trek Today is a long day walk to cross an immense "Reg", "stony plateau" (typical of the Sahara) to join the  amazing Bani range. A total change of ambiance, with small oasis of palm trees and oleander, and amazing  pools curved in the rocky river bed. Camp will be pitched near the pool of Amda n'Oumssaoui.  Day8.  Oued Mhasser - Aferdou / 4h30 hike A nice day up the Mhasser Canyons, after Sidi Boutouama, our last picnic is served at very beautiful oasis of  Hassi Diabi. Camp will be pitched at Tifekhsit on the foothill of the imposing Aferdou Peak.  Day9.  El Feija - Zagora - Ouarzazate / 3h30 trek - 4h00 transfer An early start this morning to cross the northern side of the Djebel bani by the Foum Laachar Col. Our  vehicles will be waiting for the return drive to Zagora.  The first 20 miles of the journey will be off road on  desert piste before rejoining the tarmac at Zagora. After lunch, continue on by road through the Draa Valley  to Ouarzazate, overnight at 3* hotel on half board basis..  Day10. Return flight Depend on your flight schedule a transfer is organised to Ouarzazate Airport for your flight back home. 

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This trek in deep Moroccan desert will deconnect you from the stress of modern life. Our hike starts south of Mhamid the last city before the wideness of  the Sahara. Following the steady  rhythm of our camels, each day you will hike amazing sand dunes of Zaher, and Chigaga and enjoy the peacefulness  the desert. At the end, we will trek pre Sahara range of djebel Bani with a completely different ambiance of oases and amazing canyons.
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Booking Form Trekking Info / Pack Terms & Conditions Person	2 to 3		4 to 5		6 to 8		9 & +							Sup Single	 Price 	940 		680 		530 		490 							65
• 2 night 3* Hotel in Ouarzazate (HB) • English speaking guide, and cook • Camel men and camels for assistance • Full board on trek with coffee and tea • 1 picnic + 1 restaurant on transfers • Ground transfers by 4x4 & minibuses: (airport -    hotel - trek - hotel - airport) •  All camping equipment (except sleeping bags) • 7 nights camping (FB basis)
• International flight to and from Ouarzazate & Airport taxes • Morocco Visa fees • Travel insurance    • Soft/alcoholic drinks      • Optional trips and sightseeing tours   • Additional nights at the beginning or  end of trip   • Tips and personal expanses