Morocco Desert Camel Trek – Mountain and Desert trek

Daily Tour 12 day
Zagora Visit Marrakesh Tour Guide: Hassan

Morocco Desert Camel Trek – Mountain and Desert trek, After the high Atlas mountain and crossing the green ribbon of palm groves of the Oued Draa dotted with towering ksours, we arrive at a powerful rock barrier. Once crossed, it will open the door of the desert, where we find the oases of Oulad Driss and M’Hamid, which will disappear quickly, giving way to a trickle of sand that soon swells and swells to form high golden dunes, offering a wonder Morocco Desert Camel Trek.

These dunes occupy the fossil bed of the Draa valley, once the largest river in the Sahara: 1200 km from the Atlas to the Atlantic! Thus, in six and a half days through Mountain and Desert trek landscape, we cross the mountain of Jebel Bani, which gives access to the desert dunes of Chegaga. From one dune to another, while crossing here and there a herd of camels or a nomad camp, we reach the beautiful dunes of Dayet Chegaga.

At First Sight

  • Group Size 2 to 30
  • 6 days trekking and half of 4 to 6 hours
  • Max altitude – 800 meters
  • Airport Transfers Included
  • Join In Marrakesh/Ouarzazate
Accommodation & Meals

  • 10 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 8 Dinners
  • 5 Nights Hotel with a half-board
  • 6 Nights Mobil camp

Marrakesh/Ouarzazate Airport (Google Map)

Trekking  in the desert starts at 8 but may be subject to change depending on the season..

Quote of Morocco Desert Camel Trek

GROUP SIZE 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 - 10 11- 14
PRICE/PERSON €880 €840 €810 €780 €750 €720 €680 €640

  • Picks up & drops by private car/Van/Bus/Taxi.
  • All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • 6 nights in camping during the trek, 5 night in the Hotel or Riad.
  • A highly experienced, helpful and friendly government license holder English speaking Guide.
  • Camel or transport to carry your luggage and our equipment during the trek.
  • Mineral Water
  • Campsite This is the high-level classic style of trekking also known as camping (fully organized treks) supplying all camping equipment (sleeping, kitchen, dining and toilet tents etc) along with the food and cooker will prepare hot meals with attention towards variety and hygiene and nutrition to serve you.

  • Lunch and dinner in Marrakech.
  • All kinds of drinks like beer, coke/fanta/sprite, and alcohol.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential).
  • Tips for staffs and drivers.
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Other items not mentioned over in package included.

Highlights of this Mountain and Desert trek

The landscapes that unfold before your eyes are nothing short of spectacular, with rugged mountain peaks casting their shadows over green valleys and meandering rivers bordered by several villages. As you navigate the winding trails, you'll enjoy panoramic views that seem almost otherworldly, inviting you to pause and immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty that stretches as far as the eye can see.

Southern of Morocco and Sahara desert

  • Ait Ben Haddou: This UNESCO World Heritage site is a well-preserved ancient kasbah (fortified village) situated along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Atlas Mountain.
  • Ouarzazate: Often referred to as the “Gateway to the Sahara,” Ouarzazate is a city known for its film studios.
  • Cultural Experiences: The area is inhabited by Berber communities, and visiting the valley provides a chance to experience Berber culture.
  • Local Handicrafts: The region is known for its handicrafts, including traditional Berber carpets and textiles. You might find local artisans creating and selling their wares, providing an opportunity to purchase unique souvenirs.
  • Draa Valley unfolds like a verdant carpet, adorned with an abundance of date palms, ancient kasbahs, and terracotta villages that seem to defy the passage of time.
  • Zagora:  is a town in the Draa River Valley in the Drâa-Tafilalet region. It’s known for its date palms and the starting point of the historic Trans-Sahara trade route.
  • Sahara Desert: The vast expanse of the Chegaga dunes, one of the most renowned desert destinations, beckons with its majestic allure and promises an unforgettable journey.

Tourism has been our hobby since childhood, starting in 1994. Over the years, we have continuously improved our experience by accompanying groups all over Morocco. In 2003, we began leading groups officially as licensed guides under Number 420. Finally, in 2018, we established a fully licensed Travel Company based in Marrakesh, operating under license number 10P/19.

This ample experience that we will share with you will undoubtedly guide you to an unforgettable tour in Morocco.

Day 01 : Marrakesh Airport – Hotel

Upon your arrival at Marrakesh/Ouarzazate airport, you will be welcomed by your tour guide and transferred to your riad or hotel for an overnight stay. If you arrive early enough, you can visit some of Marrakesh’s beautiful monuments, the famous Jamaa Lafna square, and take a stroll in the bustling markets of the Medina.

  • Accommodation: Riad or Hotel.
  • Meal: No meal is included

Take note: If you have plans to arrive at Ouarzazate or Agadir Airport, please keep us in touch if you are looking for this option.

Day 02 : Marrakesh – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate

Embarking on a breathtaking day excursion to Ouarzazate, after a spectacular drive over the Tizi-n-Tichka Mountain pass 2260 meters, our adventure continues as we delve into the enchanting Ounila Valley region. Here, we’ll embark on a captivating 3-hour hike, immersing ourselves in the stunning landscape and delving into the rich history of this fertile valley. The Ounila Valley is renowned for its picturesque mud-brick buildings and ancient Kasbahs, each structure telling a tale of bygone eras.

The hike not only promises awe-inspiring views of villages but also offers a glimpse into the traditional way of life in this secluded haven. Amidst this natural beauty, we’ll take a pause to savor an authentic lunch, graciously hosted by a local family, providing us with a taste of the region’s warm hospitality and culinary delights. Our road continues with a scenic drive to the fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou, an architectural marvel that has earned its place on the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage list. This ancient village, with its labyrinthine alleys and imposing Kasbahs, stands as a testament to centuries of history and culture. Ait Ben Haddou has also etched its name in cinematic history, serving as the backdrop for iconic Hollywood films such as Gladiator and Lawrence of Arabia, adding a cinematic allure to its already captivating charm.
After the visit of Ksar Ait Benhaddou we continue to our destination of Ouarzazate. dinner and overnight stay in Hotel.

  • Overnight stay in hotel.
  • 3 hours of walking.
  • The distance covered on the drive, 200 km/4h
  • Meals: B . L . D
Day 03 : Ouarzazate – Draa valley, Zagora – Afrdou

Transfer from Ouarzazate. We traverse a rocky desert landscape, and then cross the Jabel Saghro mountain range through the Tinififte pass (1660 m). Upon reaching the village of Aguedz, the gateway to the Draa Valley, you’ll be greeted by beautiful palm groves and villages adorned with traditional architecture. Our journey continues to Zagora, involving a 3-hour drive covering 176 km.

Upon reaching Zagora, we embark on an off-road adventure, covering 29 km to our designated meeting point with the camel team, marking the beginning of our hike. Following an hour of trekking, we ascend to the Faija Pass (800 m). Subsequently, we traverse the gorge, eventually arriving at our camp nestled near a cluster of palm trees after a 3-hour walk. The night will be spent camping under the captivating, starry desert sky.

  • Overnight stay at the camp.
  • 3 hours of walking.
  • The distance covered on the drive, 176 km/3h
  • Meals: B . L . D
Day 04 : Afrdou – Oued the Amhacer

We depart from our camp, setting our sights on the enchanting southwest horizon. Our desert trek unfolds across a vast plateau—a windswept expanse that serves as the stage for the unfolding drama of the desert landscape. The sun casts its golden hues upon the terrain, creating a canvas of ever-shifting shadows and highlights.

Our path guides us to the diminutive oasis of Diabi, a precious gem hidden amidst the arid vastness. As we traverse this oasis, the air is filled with the delicate whispers of palm fronds, and the oasis springs forth like a mirage—a fleeting respite in the heart of the desert. The next chapter of our exploration begins as we enter the Amhacer Valley, a realm that unveils truly spectacular canyoning.

Come midday, we find refuge in the shade of ancient acacia trees, their gnarled branches offering a haven from the sun’s fervent rays. Here, amidst the soothing rustle of leaves, we partake in a leisurely lunch. The afternoon beckons us further into the heart of adventure as we continue our trek through the gorge of the Amhacer Valley. Towering rock formations stand as sentinels, and narrow passageways reveal a cinematic display of light and shadow. Each step is a revelation—an exploration of the raw beauty that nature has carved into this desert wilderness. Our day concludes as we arrive at our camp.

  • Overnight stay at the camp.
  • 5 hours 30minutes of walking.
  • Meals: B . L . D
Day 05 : Oued the Amhacer – Oum Laalg Oases – Chegaga sand dunes

Today, our caravan gracefully navigates the expansive rocky plateau, creating an undulating path that unveils the rugged beauty of the ground. As the sun ascends, painting the sky with hues of warmth, we find ourselves embraced by the enchanting ambiance of the Oum Laalg Oases. These small, picturesque havens emerge like mirages, providing a serene contrast to the rocky expanse we traverse.

Following a brief respite amidst this oasis serenity, our desert trek unfolds with renewed vigor as we venture towards our lunch site. Here, the surroundings transform into a captivating panorama of acacia-shaded elegance.

As the afternoon sun begins its descent, our caravan ventures forth into a new realm—the ever-shifting landscape of majestic dunes. Each rise and fall of these golden giants tells a tale of time immemorial, and we traverse their sandy crests, chasing the horizon until we reach our next camp.

  • Overnight stay at the camp.
  • 5 hours 30minutes of walking.
  • Meals: B . L . D
Day 06 : Chegaga sand dunes – Smar

Today marks the inception of a new chapter—an exploration of the ethereal dunes of Chgaga, a landscape that starkly contrasts with the rugged terrain we’ve traversed thus far.

As we tread upon the undulating sea of golden sands, the grandeur of the Chgaga desert sand dunes unfolds, extending to the horizon in an uninterrupted panorama. Every step forward delves us deeper into this otherworldly realm, where the silent whispers of the dunes recount tales of time immemorial. Sunlight gracefully dances upon the textured grains of sand, orchestrating a mesmerizing interplay of light and shadow that bathes the desert in hues of gold and amber. The tranquility of the Chgaga dunes extends a profound invitation to serenity—a realm where the perpetual rhythm of the wind has sculpted the dunes into elegant forms, and time unfolds at its own leisurely pace. Our senses become one with the vastness, as the soft crunch of sand beneath our feet and the gentle rustle of the breeze through the dunes compose a captivating soundtrack to this extraordinary desert trek.

Our pilgrimage through the Chgaga dunes will reach its zenith at the oasis of Smar, where our camp awaits after 5 hours and 30 minutes of uninterrupted walking.

  • Overnight stay at the camp.
  • 5 hours 30minutes of walking.
  • Meals: B . L . D
Day 07 : Smar –  Tower Dune of Zher

After a hearty breakfast, our expedition begins with a leisurely stroll through the remnants of an ancient, weathered village—a testament to the passage of time and the stories etched into its stones. Our path unfolds along the dry riverbed of the Draa, bearing witness to the ever-changing course of nature. The sun-drenched riverbed, now a mosaic of cracked earth, sets the stage for our adventure.
Our trek takes an exhilarating turn as we navigate between towering dunes that rise like intricately crafted sand sculptures. Each crest reveals a breathtaking panorama that stretches beyond the horizon. The pinnacle of our trek awaits at the highest and most majestic dune, Zhar, where the panoramic view is nothing short of awe-inspiring. Here, we pause to absorb the sheer magnitude of the surrounding dunes and savor a well-deserved lunch at our carefully chosen campsite.
As the afternoon unfolds, we immerse ourselves in the extraordinary beauty of this desert realm. The shifting hues of the dunes, ranging from golden ochre to burnt sienna, paint a mesmerizing tapestry that captivates the senses. It’s a journey into the heart of the desert’s ever-changing landscape, where each step tells a story written in the sands of time.

  • Overnight stay at the camp.
  • 5 hours of walking.
  • Meals: B . L . D
Day 08 : Tower Dune of Zher – Sidi Naji

After breakfast, we embark on a new day of desert trekking. Today’s journey serves as a testament to the essence of time, revealing echoes of history as we meander near ancient cemeteries. Each weathered tombstone tells a centuries-old tale of nomadic existence in this expansive Sahara landscape. The very ground beneath our feet resonates with the rich tapestry of a bygone era, where nomads once flourished amidst the abundant flora and fauna that adorned this vast wilderness.
Our midday respite becomes a moment of serenity beneath the protective canopy of a tree’s shade—a welcome break in the heart of this arid landscape.
As the afternoon unfolds, we resume our desert odyssey. The dunes rise and fall like the pages of an ancient manuscript, recounting tales of time etched in their golden grains. Crossing plateaux that offer panoramic views of the surrounding vistas, we tread lightly on the earth, each step paying homage to the nomads who once traversed these very sands.
Our day’s pilgrimage reaches its pinnacle at Sidi Naji, the site of our final camp, adorned with the graceful silhouettes of Tamaris trees and surrounded by the undulating dunes.

  • Overnight stay at the camp.
  • 5 hours 30minutes of walking.
  • Meals: B . L . D
Day 09 : Sidi Naji – Mhamid Lghazlan – Zagora

After breakfast, we embark on the final leg of our desert trek, bidding farewell to our last camp. Our journey unfolds through the pristine expanse of the desert, each step a communion with the solitude of the Sahara. The small dunes gently guide our path until we reveal the oasis and last palm groves of M’hamid, nestled in the heart of the arid wilderness—the last palm valley.

As we traverse the final stretch, the village of M’hamid emerges like a mirage, its adobe structures mirroring the earthy tones of the desert. A welcoming haven, it beckons us with the promise of a sumptuous lunch.

Post-lunch, our hike takes a poignant turn as we bid farewell to our team and transition to the modernity of transportation. An expedition on wheels awaits, propelling us through shifting landscapes towards Zagora city. The vehicle becomes our vessel, gliding through the tapestry of desert stones and valleys, each curve of the road revealing a new facet of the desert’s allure.

Upon our arrival in Zagora city, we find repose in the comfort of a hotel.

  • The distance covered on the drive, 100 km/1h 30minutes
  • Overnight stay at the Hotel.
  • 5 hours 30minutes of walking.
  • Meals: B . L . D
Day 10 : Zagora – Ouarzazate – Marrakech

After breakfast, we leave Zagora and drive north through the Draa Valley, renowned for its lush palm groves and traditional Berber villages. The landscape is adorned with kasbahs and mud-brick houses. The road takes us across the Anti Atlas Mountains to Ouarzazate, and then ascends the towering peaks of the High Atlas Mountains. Expect winding roads, steep ascents, and descents, but the breathtaking views of the mountains make it worthwhile, offering a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape. The road can be challenging, especially in winter. Upon arriving at our final destination, Marrakech, we will check in and stay overnight at the hotel.

    • The distance covered on the drive, 350 km/6h
    • Overnight stay at the Hotel or Riad.
    • Meals: B . L
Day 11 : Day tour Marrakech

Visit Marrakesh, a vibrant city in Morocco known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and bustling markets. Located in the western part of Morocco near the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, it was founded in 1062 by Abu Bakr ibn Umar.

Meet your city tour guide for a half-day tour at 09:30 and start visiting some of the highlights of Marrakesh’s old city, such as Bahia Palace, Medersa Ben Youssef, souk (market) with handmade artisan crafts, Pasha Museum. The visit concludes by exploring the main square of Jamaa Lafna.

In the afternoon, you can experience the traditional Moroccan bathhouses known as hammams for relaxation and cultural immersion at your own expense.

  • Overnight stay at the Hotel or Riad.
  • Meals: B
Day 12 : Marrakech City – Marrakesh Airport   

Following our morning meal, our vacation officially concludes, leaving the entire day open for leisurely exploration through the vibrant and bustling city of Marrakech. You are encouraged to wander through the winding streets, immerse yourself in the lively markets, and indulge in the kaleidoscope of colors that adorn the cityscape. An enticing choice is to spend the rest of the day at your own pace, perhaps finding a cozy spot at one of the charming restaurants that offer a picturesque view of the Djemaa el-Fna square, where you can unwind and observe the dynamic tapestry of life unfolding around you. Meeting you and transfer to the airport 3 hours before your fly time.

  • Meals: B

Extra service: Optionally, with an additional fee, we can arrange a transfer to Casablanca airport for you, Feel free to contact us if you need assistance, Lunch and dinner are not included.

Key Facts

We’ve gathered a selection of commonly asked questions to provide you with further insight into this extraordinary Desert trek.

Meal Plan

All meals are included during Jebel Bani and Chegaga desert trek from Breakfast on Day 2 to Lunch on Day 10.

Food & Water (Drinking and Washing)

Drinking water is provided during Erg Chegaga desert trek, but it’s strictly for drinking purposes only. Please use it carefully. For washing, a small basin of water will be provided on the first two evenings. However, please note that it won’t be available on the subsequent days leading up to the last one. We appreciate your cooperation in using towels, as accessing water in the desert is challenging
During the trek, all food is sourced locally and prepared by our skilled trek cooks. Our cook and crew consistently amazes Morocco hike tours groups with their culinary creations!

Breakfast, tea, coffee, milk, chocolate… jams, honey, cheese… bread, sometimes Berber pancakes.

Lunches usually starts with a cup of mint tea, assorted salads, and a hot dish, fruits,… (Vegetables are washed, peeled).

Dinner, starts off with soup and bread. The main course is usually rice, pasta, couscous, spaghetti or chips, with a vegetable stew (or tagine) consisting of some of the following – onion, potato, carrot, green pepper, zucchini, turnip, parsnip, green beans, and peas. There will be some meat (usually chicken, lamb or beef), however meat is not prominent in the menu. All dishes come with traditional sauces which are rarely (spicy) hot. To round off dinner, there is the usual range of hot drinks and some fruits.

Special diets

While we make efforts to accommodate vegetarians, the options may be limited at times. Unfortunately, we may not always be able to accommodate special dietary needs due to the nature of our trips and the area we visit. It can be challenging, and in some cases impossible, to cater to a wide range of dietary preferences. You may need to bring supplementary food or snacks from home if your dietary needs are specific. For inquiries about specific dietary requirements, please contact our sales team. Please understand that we cannot guarantee to fulfill all requests and cannot be held liable for any issues related to dietary restrictions or intolerances.


During Jebel Bani and Erg Chegaga desert trek, the group will spend five nights in a riad or hotel on an en-suite basis. While there are a range of high-end hotels in Marrakesh, we try to strike the right balance of a comfortable and conveniently located base while maintaining a really good value holiday. While trekking, we have 6 nights in a camping.

If you are traveling by yourself, you will be paired up with another single client of the same sex. Single hotel rooms and/or single rooms and single tent are available for a supplementary cost. If you are planning on extending your holiday, additional nights at the group hotel or in a range of different hotels and riads in Ouarzazate and Marrakesh are available on request.

Group Leader & Support Team

The group will be led by a professional and qualified tour leader proficient in English or another language of your preference, depending on the confirmation date. Additionally, the group will be supported by a full trek crew, which includes a cook responsible for preparing our meals, as well as baggage animals (camels), and their handlers..


Jebel Bani and Erg Chegaga desert trek involves hiking at relatively low altitudes. During this trek, you will reach elevations exceeding 800 meters.

Expending funds

Plan to hold around £150 per person (or its equivalent in US dollars or Euros) for tips, soft drinks, snacks, and other incidental expenses. Keep in mind that additional costs may arise for souvenirs, and optional activities, so it’s wise to budget for these separately.

While Moroccan Dirhams are not typically available for purchase outside the country, you can conveniently withdraw local currency from ATMs upon your arrival at the airport or in Marrakesh. ATMs offer the option to withdraw funds in pounds sterling, dollars, or euros, which you can easily exchange at the airport. Carrying a credit card is advisable for emergencies and additional peace of mind.

Direction on gratuities

Tipping is the customary way to express gratitude to your local guides and porters. It’s important to note that tips do not constitute a part of their wages; rather, they are viewed as a personal gesture of appreciation from group members. We advise our local teams that tips are not obligatory or expected but are rather a reflection of the service provided.
It is customary for the group to collectively decide on the final amount of tips to be distributed among the guide, cook, and porters, as their responsibilities differ. We suggest that approximately £55 per group member would be an appropriate amount to ensure fair compensation, which you can give directly to them.

Suitcase Allotment

For this desert Trek from Marrakesh, you should bring one piece of luggage (maximum weight on arrival at the group hotel is dependent on your international flight restrictions) and a daypack (of around 30 – 40 litres). no rigid suitcase, for your belongings (top opening, more practical); your bags will be handled several times and carried by the camels. (Maximum 15kg/person), and no fresh produce should be left in these bags.

You can, of course, leave any type of baggage at the hotel in Marrakesh/Ouarzazate, including any items you do not need on the trek, as well as your suitcase if you prefer to travel with it, and pick these up when you return.

Your main bag will be transferred between overnight stops, and you should have this ready for collection before breakfast each morning. The bag will normally be delivered to our next camp by 16 :30, but this may vary depending on the day.

Internet access

Upon your arrival at the airport, you can purchase a SIM card for 1 euro, or sometimes it’s free. Then, all you need to do is top it up with an internet option, and you’ll have a connection when needed. We recommend Maroc Telecom as the company, but please keep in mind that in some places, other companies might offer better service. It all depends on the reception in each area.

Group size & Trek Arrangements

All our trekking and tours proposals in Morocco by Morocco hike tours are guaranteed for a minimum of two people. There is a required minimum number of participants to ensure the trip proceeds. Once this minimum number is reached, the trip status will change from ‘Available’ to ‘Guaranteed to run

Health & Vaccinations

If you suffer from a severe allergy, kindly notify the Morocco Hike Tours Team (support) prior to your departure. While we will make every effort to assist you, please note that we cannot ensure an allergy-free environment during Your trip to Morocco. It is imperative that you carry your own allergy treatment, as ‘adrenaline auto-injectors’ are not provided as standard equipment by Morocco Hike Tours leaders and staff. Upon arrival, please inform your leader about your allergy and indicate the location where you store your adrenaline pen.

Vaccinations:&It’s advisable to reach out to your physician or travel clinic to verify if any particular vaccinations are necessary for your trip.

Passport & Visa

Your passport must meet 2 requirements. It must be:

      • Less than 10 years old on the day you enter (check the ‘date of issue’)
      • Valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’)

Travelers hailing from the UK, US, and EU typically enjoy visa-free access to Morocco. However, it’s essential to bear in mind that visa regulations can undergo alterations. Ensuring compliance with visa prerequisites falls under your purview for this journey. Hence, we advise consulting the closest embassy or consulate pertaining to your designated destination(s), as well as any countries involved in transit or transfer.

Certain local authorities furnish information regarding the requisite visas for their nationals. To assist you further, we’ve compiled a set of helpful links below:

Getting Ready for Your trip to Morocco

Preparing with some extra physical activity prior to embarking on an active vacation is highly advisable. Enhancing your fitness level beforehand will undoubtedly enhance the overall enjoyment of your trip.
Being in good physical condition and accustomed to walking for 3 to 5 hours on consecutive days is recommended. Engaging in hill walking, incorporating both ascent and descent, serves as optimal preparation. Additionally, activities such as running, cycling, and swimming are beneficial for improving cardiovascular endurance and stamina.


Morocco’s monetary unit is known as the Moroccan Dirham. Below are some currency exchange rates, which can fluctuate daily:
– 1 Pound Sterling = 12.5 Dirham
– 1 Australian Dollar = 6.5 Dirham
– 1 Canadian Dollar = 7.4 Dirham
– 1 US Dollar = 10.00 Dirham
– 1 Euro = 10.6 Dirham.

Washing Cloths

If you wish to have your clothes washed during this trekking in Morocco, it will be possible for an additional fee of 10 Dirhams per item (underwear not accepted) and 4/5 Dirhams per item for ironing.

Weather & Temperature

During the time of the desert, the weather typically offers pleasant conditions with daytime temperatures ranging between 20 and 36°C, and nighttime temperatures dropping to 7 – 10°C. However, there are instances when nighttime temperatures may plummet to as low as 3°C in December and January, so remember to pack a fleece jacket. While rainfall is uncommon in this area of Morocco, being a Sahara Desert region. During the summer, temperatures range between 30°C and 45°C during the day, and 20°C to 30°C at night.

Plastic & Rubbish

Morocco Hike Tours does not encourage the use of single-use plastic items. We ensure that all our staff across Morocco work together to reduce this issue and educate those around them. During our desert and mountain treks, we are committed to collecting our rubbish and bringing it back to the big cities. Our footprints are the only thing we should leave behind.

Travel Insurance

To participate in a holiday organized by Morocco Hike Tours, it is imperative that you possess a valid travel insurance policy. This insurance should adequately cover the expenses related to medical treatment and safeguard the value of your holiday in case of cancellation. Prior to obtaining insurance, please verify that the chosen policy provides coverage for the activities and altitudes specified in your itinerary.

In the event that one participant leaves the group for any reason, the customer must assume responsibility for the charges, and no reimbursement will be provided.

Season & Dates

This trek operates from October to April, and is flexible to depart on any date of your preference within these months.

Booking Procedure & Payment

Please select the trek that piques your interest, then reach out to us via email to initiate a discussion regarding your preferred trek and to verify its availability. Once we have agreed upon the specifics of your trek, including its duration, route, and the number of participants, we will proceed to make a tentative reservation, providing you with the dates and associated costs.
To secure your booking, we kindly request a 20% deposit, which can be paid online through a bank transfer in Euros, pounds sterling, or US dollars. The remaining balance is settled upon arrival in Morocco, payable in cash using the same currencies—Euros, sterling, or dollars—at the outset of the trek.
Please note: Should you find it inconvenient to carry cash, you have the option to settle the balance online via bank transfer a few days prior to the departure date.

Cancellation Conditions

Our Cancellation Policy:

      • If the trip is canceled at the discretion of our agency, you will be eligible for a full refund of the amount paid.
      • If the trip is canceled by you more than 31 days before the trip date, the amount paid will be retained as credit for a future trip, valid for two years (24 months).
      • If the trip is canceled by you less than one month (30 days or fewer) before the trip date, the amount paid will be retained as credit for a future trip, valid for one year (12 months).
How should you dress when traveling through small villages?

In areas with low tourist numbers (Berber villages in the desert such as in the Atlas), men are advised to avoid very short shorts, tank tops or loose shirts. The same goes for women, avoiding transparent fabrics and tight-fitting outfits. A scarf on your hair is not essential. You can try to dress in local fashion, which seems better suited to the climate.

Equipment list

This packing guide aims to assist you in organizing your belongings efficiently. It’s advisable to aim for minimal weight when packing your equipment.

Please ensure you have the following items with you:

      • Hiking boots
      • Trainers or sandals to wear after returning to the lodge.
      • Socks & underwear
      • Trekking trousers / shorts (please respect local culture and don’t wear in villages)
      • Lightweight waterproof over-trousers
      • Thermal baselayers
      • T-shirts / tops / shirts
      • Fleece jacket or warm jumper
      • Lightweight waterproof jacket
      • Sunhat / Warm hat
      • Sunglasses
      • Lightweight thermal or fleece gloves
      • Daypack 30 litres
      • Headtorch and spare batteries
      • Sun protection (including lip sun screen)
      • Water bottles 1 Litre (x2), a camelbak or platypus is useful (we encourage re-filling water bottles rather than single use plastic)
      • Small padlock (to lock your kit bag)
      • A selection of dry bags (to keep kit bag contents dry)
      • Antibacterial handwash
      • Washbag and toiletries
      • Small trek towel
      • Basic First Aid Kit including: Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, Insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).

You have the choice to opt for the following items:

      • Sleeping bag liner
      • Down jacket
      • Trekking poles (recommended)
      • Camera
      • Travel clothes (can be left in Ouarzazate in a foldaway bag)
      • Pen-knife (note: always pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
      • Repair kit – (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)
      • Reusable cloth bag for shopping (to avoid plastic bags)

Item to rent:
– Sleeping bag: €25 per person
– Single tent: €30 per person
– Private Camel Ride: €150/p
– Car rental: from €40, lease this via Morocco Hike Tours.

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Zagora, Morocco: A town in the Draa River valley in the southeastern part of Morocco. It is known for its proximity to the Sahara Desert and serves as a starting point for many desert excursions and trek. The town is also famous for the nearby Tinfou Dunes and the ancient ksar of Amezrou. Zagora's sign, "Tombouctou 52 jours" (Timbuktu 52 days), indicates the historic caravan route to Timbuktu, emphasizing its historical importance as a trade link between Morocco and sub-Saharan Africa.

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