Sahara Adventure 2018/19

from R 16,900* per person


Feel the pulse of the Sahara Desert on on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure, starting and ending in Marrakech. Check out the best landscapes in the northern Sahara, get lost in winding souks, then ride a camel over the dunes at sunset – just like the nomadic Berber people. This desert exploration features fun overnight stays in a desert camp and a kasbah, so be sure to rock it!

Destination: Middle East

Travel Dates: From 19/04/2019 to 28/04/2019

Duration: 10 days

Company: Topdeck

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Inclusions

  • Entrance fees to all sights in the itinerary
    Guided tour of Marrakech
    Hit the beach at Essaouira
    Off-road & overnight in the Sahara Desert
    Rock the Kasbah in Tamnougalt
    Stay with local Berber family in Tamalakoute
    Also Included
    9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners 6 nights in 3-star hotels (twin-share), 1 night in a kasbah, 1 night in a desert camp, 1 night in a Berber house Arrival transfer from the airport to hotel Transport in a 4x4 vehicle Awesome English-speaking Trip Leader
    Group Size
    Maximum 15
    Transport
    4WD vehicle

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Day 1 Marrakech, Morocco
Get your first taste of Morocco’s delicate dance of old and new world in the 18-plus souks that fill the city streets and prepare to bend it like the Berbers. Just make sure you arrive in time for tonight’s welcome meeting.

Included today:
Airport transfer
Day 2 Marrakech
Kick start your day with a guided city tour and see the Saadian tombs and Bahia Palace before ending in Djemaa El-fna – a town square that houses snake charmers, Barbary apes, singers, dancers, drummers and even a dentist. It's like Mardi Gras every day.

Included today:
Marrakech half-day city tour

Meals:
Breakfast
Day 3 Marrakech to Tamnougalt via Ait Ben Haddou
Prepare for some of the most epic scenery as we cross the Tizi n’Tichka pass. Alpine-esque fields of grazing sheep clash with unforgiving rocky terrain, mud-brick houses and some of the most nerve-shredding hairpin bends – plus a visit to World Heritage listed Ksar in Ait Ben Haddou. Tonight, sleep it off in a Kasbah.

Included today:
Overnight in a Kasbah

Meals:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Day 4 Tamnougalt to Sahara Desert
Leaving snowcapped mountains to go boarding on a sand dune sounds impossible, but it’s happening. Blast across sand flats, wind between desert dunes and rattle your bones over the dry Draa River to reach our camp on the edge of the Erg Chigaga dunes. Board till sand fills every orifice then feast on tagine around the fire. This is glamping, desert style.

Included today:
-Stay overnight in a Berber desert camp

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Camel ride
Day 5 Sahara to Tamalakoute
Lake Iriki is the bane of desert survival, unless you’re a Berber. Its mirages can fool you into thinking this is the coast and it’s time for a cocktail. Shack up for the night in a small village as a local Berber family welcome you into their home.

Included today:
Overnight in Berber home

Meals:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Day 6 Tamalakoute to Taroudant
As far as road trips go, crossing the otherworldly volcanic landscape of the Jebel Siroua Mountains by 4x4 bats well above average. Expect endless twists through rock-strewn desert vistas, climbing to an elevation of 2500m with a window-slideshow of deep valleys, barley and saffron fields. Keep watch for blink-and-you’ll-miss-it villages where the Ait Ouaouzguit Berbers herd donkeys and weave a rug like no other.

Meals:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Day 7 Taroudant to Essaouira via Agadir
In the Argan Forest there are goats that live in trees. How awesome is that?! Spend some time staring at them, then we’re off to the beach!

Meals:
Breakfast
Lunch
Day 8 Essaouira
Hold onto your hat! This charming fishing town is a mecca for windsurfers thanks to its howling coastal wind. Wander the medina or hit the beach between market shopping. Pro tip: dine at the open-air fish stands for some essence of Essaouira tonight.

Meals:
Breakfast

Optional activities:
Windsurfing
Surfing
Kayaking
Day 9 Essaouira to Marrakech
Wash the last of that desert sand off before we head back to the Red City and take the chance to meander the medina in Marrakech. ‘Our last night in Morocco’ sounds like a cheesy romance novel, but it’s true.

Meals:
Breakfast
Day 10 Marrakech
Write your own ending by spending a few more days (or weeks) in this sensory overload of a land. We’re outta here after breakfast.

Meals:
Breakfast

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