|Time of year:
|5th – 12th November +-2 days
|8 days (incl. travel)
|Max group size:
|Flights + travel insurance
4 days trekking through the Sahara Desert supported by camels, camping under the stars. Sahara Desert Trek.
There’s a lot more to the desert than sand! We take this ancient caravan route and explore this diverse landscape from dry riverbeds to canyons to lunar landscapes and of course the sand dunes!
Our journey is supported by camels who will carry our heavy kit. Our support team will be local people who know the land intimately; their connection with the area will give us an immersive experience.
Each night we’ll camp in the desert as we relax and unwind after each day of stunning views, new experiences and treasures explored. The campfire starts as you gaze above to a sky full of stars before hitting our beds for a well-earned rest.
Our itinerary will allow us time to explore the Marrakech and its bustling markets:
Day 1- Fly to Marrakech
Day 2- Transfer to the Sahara, this is a long day but very scenic with loads of stops
Day 3, 4, 5, 6- Camel supported trek through the desert
Day 7- Transfer back to Marrakech with an evening to explore the City
Day 8- Fly home
The group will be led by highly qualified and experienced International Mountain Leaders who love to share their passion for the outdoors.
Fit outdoors people who love the sense of adventure. Fitness is important as we’ll be spending 4 days continuous trekking. Regular hillwalkers would be ideal candidates.
We also include a Zoom briefing for all participants in advance along with ongoing support and assistance.
The first night we arrive in Marrakech will be hotel-based. The following 5 nights will be camping or in huts in the desert with the final night in a comfortable hotel in Marrakech.
We’ll provide you with a full kit list. All participants receive a 20% discount on purchases in our store in advance of departure.
This expedition is 8 Days in duration. This gives us 2 days of travelling to get to and from Morocco and then 4 days of trekking.
No, but they must be able for 4 days of trekking.
We’ll provide a full kit list in advance. Night can be cold so it’s essential that participants have the correct kit.
We have space for 12 participants on our Sahara Desert Trek
The expedition fees are €1,790pp. This includes:
> All in-country transport
> Tips to porters and local guides
> Camel support
> PL insurance
> Expert guiding and highly skilled & qualified guides
> All fees are approximate and depend on final numbers.
It’s not as hot as you think! We avoid the extreme conditions of summer. November gives crisp days with very pleasant conditions for trekking. Evenings are cool.
According to the US Bureau Of Consular Affairs, the threat level for Morocco is the same as for the United Kingdom. As with any city, a level of common sense is required when exploring Marrakech.
We have found that Morocco’s reputation for the treatment of women to be unfounded, especially in Marrakesh. Outside of Marrakesh, people are less intrusive. Morocco is a Muslim country and it’s very important that we respect their laws and customs. Certainly, some unwanted attention can happen but on the whole, it has never been a serious issue with our participants or female guides.
Camels will be provided to carry our heavy kit from camp-to-camp. Each participant carries a day bag with extra clothing, water, snacks, suncream etc.
Flights, you can have your travel agent arrange these or we can have ours look after all flight logistics for you.
The extra kit as per the kit list. If you’re missing anything, we can advise on how to best purchase.
Any extra tours that participants choose to take.
Each participant will require specific travel insurance, see below.
We advise that you are up to date with any vaccines you have for life in Ireland/EU. Additionally, we recommend following the advice of the Tropical Medicines Bureau, for Morocco. You should have a booster for your childhood vaccinations for Polio, Tetanus & Diphtheria if you haven’t received one in the last 10 years. Typhoid and Hepatitis A vaccines are also recommended. They additionally advise consideration be given to Hepatitis B (can be given combined with Hep. A) which many travellers and health-care workers may already have. And also consider a rabies vaccine.
It is essential that all participants take out additional travel insurance for the trip. This should cover repatriation to UK/Ireland and rescue fees. Your insurance must list Morocco as a destination and have trekking as an activity. Let us know if you need details on insurance companies. We also advise that you apply for your EHIC (formally E11): Irish residents. UK residents.