This trip in the heart of the prestigious dunes of the south of Morocco will be the opportunity for you to know your limit as a hiker. It will be eight days of pure happiness in the discovery of a desert landscape a blade attaching with the dromedary, oasis, palm groves… anyway, all the components to make your stay perfect.
For your first day in Marrakech, we will be waiting for you at the airport to bring you to the hotel on board of a shuttle furnished by our care.
Day 2: From Marrakech to the plateau of Faija – 9hrs- overnight stay
We will leave very early from Marrakech to join the plateau of Faija before the night. The first part of the trip will be done by car. We will cross the pass of Tichka. If we are lucky enough, we will have some snow. We will perceive as well, on both sides of the road, the beautiful valleys and high mountains which made the south of Morocco famous. We will stop after Ouarzazate for lunch. The afternoon will be rich in landscape thanks to the mountain of Saghro and the valley of Draa where Kasbahs and palm groves will succeed for the biggest pleasure of our eyes. Once in Zagora, there will be for us 45kilometers left to cover to get to the heart of the Faija plateau on the foot of JbekBani where we will leave our luggage for the night after 9hours of route.
Day 3: From the plateau of Faija to the foot of Jbel Abbes – 5hrs30
We will leave the plateau of Faija early so as to be able to appreciate the morning freshness, direction Hamada. The luggage will be charged on the dromedaries. Half an hour of walk will lead us to the doors of the mountain of Saghro. The verdant landscape leaves place to a semi-desert scenery with some nomads on our route. To get acclimatized, we will have lunch in the open desert valley. Our trip continues the afternoon until the foot of Jbel Abbes on the side of Oued Mhasser, after about 6hours’ walk.
Day 4: Departure from Oued Mhasser to the dunes of Cheggaga -5hrs30
After waking up on the foot of Jbel Abbes, we will get ready to face the big dunes of Cheggaga. The real adventure will start this forth day when we will cross a wide stony plateau right after the pass El Abbes. Above the pass, you can already contemplate from far the desert of Cheggaga. We will go down the mountain through the huge dark slabs which are in fact eroded limestone rocks. We will stop near the unique watering place of the surroundings for lunch. We will end the day by reaching the dunes of Cheggaga after a pedestrian walk of 5hrs30.
Day 5: From the dunes of Cheggaga to the dunes of Bouguern – 5hrs
For this fifth day, we will pass over the plateau of Cheggaga and its multitude little dunes, following the east axis of Jbel Abbes straight ahead for Mhamid and oued Draa. We will profit from the trees of Tamaris to have lunch under the shade. It will be the longest walk of your stay. It will end near the dunes of Bouguern where we will spend the night under a tent or sleep in the open for those who would like to.
Day 6: To the dunes of oued Naam – 5hrs30
We will profit from the morning freshness to start the day in beauty and profit from the spectacle of the dunes of Bouguem. We will follow the dromedaries transporting our luggage by foot. After lunching in the open, we will camp in the dunes of oued Naam.
Day 7: From oued Naam to Marrakech – 4hrs30
So as to get early to Marrakech, we will pack our bags very early in the morning. We will then say goodbye to the picturesque desert landscapes for the slightly more verdant scenery of Tamaris. The bushes will be more and more numerous on the way that lead us to Mhamid. Before arriving in Marrakech, we will of course pass through Ouarzazate and the valley of Draa.
Day 8: End of the stay
If your flight is planned for the afternoon, you will still be able to stroll in the city to buy some souvenirs in the market in the corner. We will be in charge of your transport until the airport where our service comes to its end.
Reservation on line
Below the price per person according to the number of participants.
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Single extra charge in Marrakech: 15euros / person / night
Included in this price
• 2 nights in Marrakech in a hotel or riad in middle range in BB in double or twin room.
• Overnights under tents.
• Full board from day 2 to day 6 (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
• Lunch for day 7 en the way in a local restaurant
• Tour guide
• Cook who prepares your meals.
• Airport transfers
• Transfer day 2 and transfer back day 7.
• Kitchen tent, mattress, camping equipment.
Not included in the price
• Sleeping bag
• Mineral water