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Sahara Desert (Morocco) - March 2017
Greetings Solo Adventurers, Are you free sometime during March 2017? TRIP OVERVIEW DESERT HIKING DEEP SOUTH 8-DAYS/ 7-NTS COST: approx. £730 per person (excluding international flights) INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS: starting from £65 return This tour takes place at the southern Moroccan desert, near Zagora, the starting point for large caravans to Timbuktu and Sub-Saharan Africa at the end of the Draa Valley. Following the rhythm of our camel caravan, we will explore a unique landscape of dunes alternating hills and desert plateaus. We discover the desert, the nomadic life, palm groves and oases; sacred places of the desert tribes, the fauna and flora... A perfect way to immerse yourself for a few days in the world of the Sahara desert... The most beautiful pictures of the Moroccan Sahara are here, all around you. DETAILED ITINERARY Day 1: Welcome at the airport of Marrakech by our staff and transfer to your Riad. Free time for sightseeing to explore the famous Jemaa EL Fna square. Diner in the riad Accommodation: Standard: ( Meal Plan: Half Board Day 2: Marrakech - M’hamid: Departure from Marrakech by minibus towards Zagora via Ouarzazate. Passing through the famous Valley of the Draa with its palm groves and impressive Kasbahs and Oases ... In the afternoon, we reach Mhamid where we meet our camel caravan, a half-hour walk to our camp in the dunes of Ras Nkhel. Accommodation: Tents Meal Plan: Full Board Walk: 30mins Day 3: Ras Nkhel - Sidi Naji: We leave towards the dunes through a stunning landscape and wildlife, sand dunes, arid plateaus, Tamarisk and Acacia trees, with the background mountain ranges of Jebel Zagora. After Lunch, we continue to the dunes of Sidi Naji. Accommodation: Tents Meal Plan: Full Board Walk: 5hrs Day 4: Sidi Naji - Lazher: We leave Sidi Naji along dry lakes bordered with tamarisk. We're here in a total Saharan immersion in one of the most beautiful and wild dunes of Morocco. After lunch in the shade of Tamarisk trees, we continue to the dunes of Erg Lazher. After a glass of mint tea, we climb the big dune to enjoy the unforgettable sunset. Accommodation: Tents Meal Plan: Full Board Walk: 6hrs Day 5: Erg Lazher - Aït Ounir: we walk among the dunes and we return to the north-east along the Wadi Draa in a wild desert landscape and the dune of Aït Ounir begins to appear. Lunch and camp in Aït Ounir dunes Accommodation: Tents Meal Plan : Full Board Walk: 4hrs Day 6: Aït Ounir - Ras ounir N'khel: Our last day of hiking, we walk towards the dunes of Ras N'khel near M’hamid where we spend the last evening with our caravan. Accommodation: Tents Meal Plan : Full Board Walk: 6hrs Day 7: Ras-N'khel - Marrakech: a half-hour walk through the dunes to reach our minibus, we drive to Marrakech via Ouarzazate and Zagora, arrival at the hotel in the late afternoon. Optional fantasia dinner show: Enjoy a delicious traditional meal of several courses, sampling Moroccan cuisine from the seven different regions, under elaborate caïdal tents within a Kasbah centred on an arena. Traditional folkloric entertainment, acrobats on Arabian horses firing rifles and demonstrating traditional forms of military combat. Then follows horseback acrobatics, a belly dance and suddenly up in the night sky a Sultan and his favourite fly to the stars on their magic carpet, whilst fireworks light the night sky as the evening of magical splendor comes to an end. Accommodation: Standard: ( Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch Walk: 30mins Day 8: Transfer to the airport. Meal Plan: B&B COST: approx. £730 per person (excluding international flights) INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS: starting from £65 return INCLUDES: English speaking mountain guide for the whole tour City guide for Marrakech visit Full accommodation (hotels, Riad) and food as indicated on detailed itinerary All transfers EXCLUDES: International flights (start from £65 return) Travel insurance Beverages Tips Some meals as indicated on detailed itinerary RSVP Now to travel during March 2017. Feel free to contact me on[masked], Craig

M'Hamid El Ghizlane

Zagora Region · Sahara Desert

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