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12 Day Berber Desert Safari

$3200

Description

This adventure is one of complete escapism. From the buzz of Marrakech to the wild open desert.  Take a Safari into the wild Moroccan Sahara. Enjoy a privately guided desert Safari, with a camel as your ride.  Sleep under the stars, live like a nomad. Meet Berber villagers and experience their traditional way of life.

What’s your next adventure going to be?

A trip to the desert is an unforgettable experience for everyone who wants to experience silence, vastness and beauty under the canopy of a thousand stars. A Sahara Safari is not only reserved for great adventurers and extreme athletes, it is suitable for everyone, including families, hiking enthusiasts and people of all ages. Depending on the type of tour and the constitution of the participants, the daily walking time is around 3-5 hours, spread over the morning and afternoon. Sleep in your own tent or under the open sky in the thousand-star hotel in the desert.

No matter how long you stay, on selected paths, far away from commercial tourism, you will experience the beauty and clarity of the Moroccan Sahara. You will hike over untouched sand dunes, through the stony black desert, tamarisk forests and repeatedly cross incredible expanses. You will get to know traditional cuisine, such as the delicious tagine, couscous and flatbread baked in the desert sand, the world-famous Berber whiskey (tea).
The trip is determined by the nomadic life and takes place far away from the usual standard places. It takes you over sand dunes through the Vallée des Gris, through tamarisk forests, over hills and through the Miharisch gorge.
There is at least one guide, one camel handler and one cook on every trip. For small groups, the guide can also be the cook.

From U$D 3200 per person sharing
*Rate based 2 people sharing

Marrakech, Road of 1000 Kasbahs, Telouet, Amridil, Ouarzazate.

ACTIVITIES

Spend thirteen wonderful days on this nomadic Berber Desert Safari, ride a camel through the Moroccan Sahara experiencing a way of life known to few.

From the enchanted Riads of Marrakech, the souk Djema al Fna and the old city, across the high Atlas Mountains, on the Road of 1000 Kasbahs. Experience desert trekking, sleep under a thousand stars, far away from mainstream tourism. Live and experience the life as nomads.

INCLUDED

  • Accommodation & meals as per the itinerary
  • Drinking water
  • All the excursions and activities indicated in the itinerary under the supervision of an experienced English-speaking walking guide
  • Private guided camel safari with experienced English-speaking driver-guide, cook
  • Accommodation in selected Riads and Tented camps

EXCLUDED

  • International Air flights
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • All drinks not included in the itinerary
  • Any optional activity not indicated in above program
  • Laundry Services
  • Gratuities and Tips

Note: Malaria precautions should be taken; Yellow Fever vaccination required if transferring through a South African border.

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Tour Plan

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Day 1 Arrive in Marrakech

Meet and greet at Marrakech, your hosts will warmly welcome you and facilitate seamless arrival formalities. Free afternoon or a guided tour through the old city, visiting the souk and the Djema el Fna.

Accommodation: Riad Touda
Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast

Day 2 Across the High Atlas

After an early breakfast at the Riad, the journey begins, direction desert! Crossing the Atlas Mountains on the Road of 1000 Kasbahs. A stop to visit an Argan oil cooperative as well as the beautiful and historic Kasbah Amridil, once features in the film Lawrence of Arabia. It is considered among the most impressive kasbahs of its kind in Morocco and was formerly featured on the Moroccan 50 dirham note. Today the kasbah is the most prominent structure and takes up the long southern part of the complex, while the ruined ksar (the former village) occupies the northern section. The building follows some of the typical design elements of oasis architecture in the predominantly Berber regions of southern Morocco: it is made from rammed earth or mudbrick and has square corner towers with geometric decoration

Overnight in Dades Valley.

Accommodation: Kasbah Didis
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 3 Desert Safari Begins

After breakfast we start driving through the Todra Valley direction desert where the Camel Desert trek begins. We are awaited by the Desert Team and the Camels. We spend our first night in the desert!

Accommodation: Tented camp
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 4 - 8 Berber Camal Trekking in the Open Desert

After breakfast, the camel trek departs and heads into the wild, far away from mainstream tourism. For the next four nights and five days you will live like a desert nomad traveling around three to five hours daily depending ono the group’s fitness and expectations. Each day camp is set up in a new location by the team. After setting up camp, it’s time for dinner and enjoying the starry skies with a glass of mint tea.

Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 9 Head to Tafraout, Sidi Ali

The last day of your camel trek ends in the little town of Tafraout, Sidi Ali. Here you will visit a traditional Berber family and be warmly welcomed with a traditional meal. Time to shower, relax, visit the palm trees, and enjoy the quietness of traditional village life. In the evening, be prepared for a traditional celebration!

Accommodation: Overnight in a Berber village house
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 10 Ten Return Ouarzazate

After breakfast we will start our trip back to Marrakech. We will spend the night again in a beautiful Riad in Ouarzazate.

Accommodation: Kasbah Yu Palace
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 11 Marrakech

The last leg of the return journey takes you back to Marrakech. There we enjoy a last dinner together.

Accommodation: Riad Touda
Meal Plan: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Day 12 End of Service

Breakfast at the Riad, Transfer to the airport.

  • Marrakech old city
  • Souk Djema El Fna
  • Road of 1000 Kasbahs
  • Tazoulayt sand dunes
  • Camel Trek in Moroccan Sahara
  • Vallée des Gris

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