Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou
Your private air-conditioned 4×4 with driver will meet you at your hotel to begin the journey through the stunning scenery of the High Atlas Mountains, arriving at the fortified village and UNESCO heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou. Stay the night at an authentic hotel with a pool and have time to explore this ancient Berber site.
Day 2: Ait Ben Haddou – M’hamid
After an exciting off-road drive through the dunes you will receive a traditional, warm Berber welcome at your camel trekking nomad camp set up for the first night in the desert. Enjoy a delicious Moroccan meal around the camp fire under a magical night sky full of stars.
Day 3: Camel Trekking, Sahara
We start our trek following the banks of the Draa River which now runs dry, taking in sights such as the old village of M’hamid set in delicate and luscious palm groves, setting up camp at Sidi Naji. You will be trekking or riding camels through the desert, stopping for lunch under the shade of a Tamarisk tree, before stopping to set up camp for the night.
Day 4: Camel Trekking, Sahara
Heading towards the dunes of Zahar, there is a deep sense of peace as our journey takes us out into the open desert plains. Camp is set up at the foot of these stunning high dunes.
Day 5: Camel Trekking, Sahara
En route to Erg Chegaga one of the most stunning areas of this part of the Sahara, we set up camp when the group are ready to stop for the day.
Day 6: Camel Trekking, Sahara
We finish our trek arriving at Erg Chegaga with time to rest and soak up this beautiful region of tall dunes before our final camp fire dinner.
Day 7: Erg Chegaga – Marrakech
After breakfast, your 4×4 driver will pick you up to return directly to Marrakech via a different scenic route out of the desert and back through the Atlas Mountains to Marrakech.