The magic of the desert
Welcome on your magical journey through the Sahara! Travel through the desert in the footsteps of the ancestors and their famous caravan routes. Travel by camel during daytime and sleep under the starskies in your Nomad tent at nighttime.
You will be accompanied on your Sahara desert trekking by guides who know the desert very well. They have lived in the Sahara for many years and are usually from Nomad families who only recently settled. They will guide you through the Nomad life and will give you a magical experience of discovering the Sahara desert.
You will have the option to take the hike either by foot or on the back of a camel, with the possibility to alternate as you wish. Breaks are scheduled at regular intervals during the hike. You will walk or ride camel 4 to 5 hours a day.
Camping in the desert
Every night, your guides set up bivouac (Nomad tent) for you. The chef prepares a delicious tagine or couscous, while you sip a well-deserved mint tea. After dinner, if you wish, there is an entertainment around fire with a Berber music. It is always a moment to treasure.
The next morning, wake up to a splendid sunrise that lights up over the sand dunes just like in a dream. Breakfast will be served bread, butter, jam, cheese and tea. The lunch picnic is generally a salad, decorated with tuna, sardines or other, accompanied by Moroccan bread and followed by a dessert.
Sahara Bliss Trekking | 5 days
Departure: 8am from M’hamid
Return: 6pm to M’hamid
Day 1: M’hamid » Race Nkhal » Sidi Naji (a marabout)
We leave M’hamid around 6pm towards the Erg Ezzahar. After lunch in Race Nkhal, you can take your walk to the dunes and Sidi Naji is said to be the place of a marabout. The camp is set for the night. We have dinner and an evening around the fire and overnight in tents.
Day 2: Sidi Naji » Hamada » Erg Ezzahar (Screaming Dunes)
You cross a small Hamada (rock desert) and arrive in a magnificent dune landscape. In the late afternoon, you reach Erg Ezzahar or the Screaming Dunes. The decor is sumptuous. You are at the top of the highest dune to admire the sunset. We will bivouac in this beautiful place, enjoying tagine dinner and an evening around the fire, night in tents.
Day 3: Erg Ezzahar (Dunes screaming) » Lhdibate » Erg Smar
We leave the screaming dunes for Ldhibate. The camp is located in the Erg Smar. The cook prepares the bread that is baked in the sand in the traditional way. We will enjoy couscous and a night under the starry sky.
Day 4: Erg Smar » Bougarn
We leave the Erg Smar for Bougarn where the last camp is set. This will be the last evening under thousands of stars.
Day 5: Bougarn » Lbour » M’hamid
This morning we say farewell to the desert. From Bougarn, we return back in M’hamid around 6pm with a lunch break at Lbour.
Sahara Bliss Trekking | 7 days
Departure: 4pm from M’hamid
Return: 10am to M’hamid
Day 1: M’Hamid
Depart M’Hamid, the last village before the desert, through the palm grove. Bivouac, dinner, evening around the fire overnight in tents.
Day 2: M’Hamid » Erg El Arada » Ruins of Sidi Bousnina
After breakfast, you start en route to the Erg El Arada and then the ruins of Sidi Bousnina, where the camp is installed. You relax and enjoy the moment.
Day 3: Ruins of Sidi Bousnina » Erg Ezzahar (Screaming Dunes)
Leaving the ruins of Sidi Bousnina for Erg Ezzahar or the Screaming Dunes. We will arrive in a bivouac in this beautiful place, enjoying tagine dinner and an evening around the fire, night in tents.
Day 4: Erg Ezzahar (Dunes screaming) » Ait Ounabgui » Erg Smar
The camp packed, the road continues to Ait Ounabgui and Erg Smar, where the new camp is installed.
Day 5: Erg Smar » Erg Ait Ounir
We leave the Erg Smar for Erg Ait Ounir. Here we will bivouac, have a good evening around the fire and night in tents.
Day 6: Erg Ait Ounir » Bivouac
This day we will start our journey back. We travel to the bivouac of the first evening, where we will spend one last night under thousands of stars.
Day 7: M’hamid
This morning we say farewell to the desert and we return to M’hamid where we arrive around 6pm.