Sahara Desert Tour & Marrakesh, MOROCCO - 3rd to 7th Feb 2021
£60.00

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Immerse yourself in the most surprising part of the Moroccan desert, and contemplate the contrasts offered by its different landscapes as you discover valleys, mountains and historic towns.

3 Days Trip Desert + 2 Days Tour Marrakesh

  • 1st day: we will walk the streets of the city and visit some museums
  • 2nd day: Marrakech - Aït Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - The Dadès Valley
  • 3rd day: Dadès Valley - Todgha Gorges - Merzouga
  • 4th day: Merzouga - Rissani - Alnif -Tizi n'Tichka - Ouarzazate - Marrakech
  • 5th day: Walk Through The Medina Markets. Chill out day in order for everyone can go shopping, visit something pending, romantic lunch ... you name it! and come back home

Prepare for your senses to be slapped. Marrakesh's heady sights and sounds will dazzle, frazzle, and enchant. Put on your babouches (leather slippers) and dive right in.

Marrakech has variety and an exotic feel that has fascinated travelers since long before the modern traveler arrived. Affordable and only a short flight from London, Morocco's mix of traditional and modern strikes the perfect balance between the intensely exotic and comfortingly familiar. Cities like Marrakech evoke images of medinas, spice markets, and couscous, while the geographic extremes – from the Atlas Mountains to camels in the desert – make it eminently photogenic. The mad circus of Marrakech's Djemaa el Fna square, packed with incense, salesmen, and snake charmers, is so bizarre and entertaining you'll be looking for the hidden camera.

  • London (Heathrow) to Marrakech (Marrakech) 09:25 LHR Wed 3 Feb Terminal 5 13:55 RAK Wed 3 Feb Terminal 1 Operated by: British Airways.
  • Marrakech (Marrakech) to London (Heathrow) 19:35 RAK Sun 7 Feb Terminal 1 22:05 LHR Sun 7 Feb Terminal 5 Operated by: British Airways.

Link of the flight from Marrakech to the Sahara: https://flights.app.goo.gl/67DGN

RESERVE: Secure your place paying £60 now and the remaining balance 15 days before the event.

FULL PRICE

  • Members: £ 370
  • No Members: £ 450

This walk is covered by our Club's insurance. Our Club is registered on The British Mountaineering Council (BMC)

£60.00

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Itinerary

DAY 1:

  1. Gardens of the Menara
  2. Mezquita Kutubía
  3. Djemaa El Fna
  4. Arrive at Marrakech and checking at the Hostel.
  5. Stroll through the streets of the Medina

Day 2: Marrakech - Aït Benhaddou -  Ouarzazate - The Dadès Valley

At 8 am we leave Marrakech behind to hit the road towards Ouarzazate. On the way we cross the striking Atlas Mountains, crossing through the stunning Tizi n'Tichka mountain pass, 2,260 meters high.

At the midpoint of the journey we will arrive at the Aït Benhaddou Kasbah, a fortified city that has served a filming location for movies such as Gladiator and Kingdom of Heaven. You'll have approximately two and a half hours here to explore this spectacular desert city and to have lunch.

The route then continues to Ouarzazate where you will have approximately half an hour to admire and take photos of the impressive Taourirt Kasbah.

Taking “The Road of a Thousand Kasbahs" towards Skoura we will then cross the Valley of the Roses to finally arrive at the Dadès Valley, where we will spend the night.

Day 3: Dadès Valley - Todgha Gorges - Merzouga

Having eaten breakfast we set off towards the Dadès Valley, crossing on the way the incredible Todgha Gorges where we will stay for a bit to enjoy the impressive landscape. Next, we move on in the direction of Merzouga, passing through the Jorf palm grove (which produces the best dates) and we will stop for lunch before arriving at Erfoud, a village famous for its fossil fragments. 

Having arrived in Merzouga, we will swap our motor vehicles for camels to immerse ourselves in the desert, and search for the Bedouin camp where we will spend the night.

Here, soundtracked by desert silence, we will enjoy one of the most authentic dinners in all Morocco.

Day 4: Merzouga - Rissani - Alnif -Tizi n'Tichka - Ouarzazate - Marrakesh

If there is one unmissable sight in the desert it is sunrise. Having enjoyed this tranquil moment, the tour returns to its camels, to make for a hotel where we can shower and have breakfast (depending on the type of camp, the breakfast and shower can be before the camel ride). 

Passing through the Tafilalet palm grove and Rissani village (from where Morocco’s ruling Alaouite dynasty comes) the tour continues through the acacia-covered plateaus and arrives at Alnif, where we take the road crossing the Anti Atlas mountain range. Through the remarkable mountainous passages of Tizi n'Tichka we will arrive at Tinghir, (an important Berber village), and finally the Dades Valley.

Reaching Kalaat M'Gouna around midday, we'll stop for lunch and a well-earned rest, before we complete our return journey to Marrakesh via Ouarzazate - leaving you at your hotel at around 8:30 pm.

Day 5: Walk Through the Medina Markets

Souk SemmarineSouk Haddadine – Lampshades, lanterns, Mercado zoco, Plaza de Yamaa el Fna. 

Chill out day in order for everyone can go shopping, visit something pending, romantic lunch ... you name it!

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English and Spanish.

Included

  • Transport in a 4x4 or minibus.
  • English speaking driver.
  • Two nights accommodation (hotel and Berber tent)
  • Sunrise and sunset camel rides.
  • Pick up from hotels outside the historic centre.

Not included

  • Entrance to the Taourirt Kasbah (approx. €7).
  • Lunches and drinks.
  • Guide at Aït Benhaddou (€2 per person, to be paid in cash).

Meeting point

Café de France, Jemaa el-Fnaa Square.

Accommodation

On the second night, we'll stay in Dades. Among the options are  Dar Essyaha, Hotel Babylon, Hotel Le Vieux Chateau and Kasbah Tifawen.

On the third night, the tour will stay in the Merzouga camp on shared rooms.

HOSTEL SERVICES

  • Free internet access
  • Security lockers (50Dhs deposit / £5)
  • Swimming Pool
  • Towels
  • 24 hour reception
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-fi
  • Terrace
  • Check Out 10 am

RESERVE: Secure your place paying £60 now and the remaining balance 15 days before the event.

FULL PRICE

  • Members: £ 375
  • No Members: £ 450

(includes guide, sports insurance and accommodation)

Do not forget to send a copy of the payment with the full name and contact telephone number of the attendees. You can send this data by email events@hikinginlondon.co.uk or by WhatsApp 07535 295 739 (Maria).

PAYMENT INFORMATION:

Senderismo en Londres Ltd
Barclays Bank
Ref: Marrakech + your name
20-41-50 33752607

Included in the price

  • Guide
  • Accommodation
  • Insurance
  • WiFi at the Hotel
  • Transport local
  • Breakfasts in the hostel restaurant with unlimited drinks (coffee, juice )

Not included in the price

(You can have a single room for £84 extra, check availability via events@hikinginlondon.co.uk )

LONDRES-GATWICK TO MARRAKECH

Flight number EZY8893
Salida 07:40 mié. 3 feb. North Terminal
Llegada 12:20

MARRAKECH TO LONDRES-GATWICK

Flight number EZY8896
Salida 21:00 dom. 7 feb.
Llegada 23:40 North Terminal

IMPORTANT NOTE:

We consider safety to be our number one priority and while we never take unnecessary risks, we do recognise that any outdoor activity involves a danger of personal injury or death. It is important that you are aware of and accept these risks, you should not undertake anything beyond your own abilities. It is also your responsibility to be correctly equipped for the weather and activity you have chosen to participate in.

On this trip, you will be a part of a walking group accepting responsibility for your own safety in the mountains. All members, including our organisers, have a duty of care to look after each other, just as we would on a walk with friends in the UK.

SECURITY AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Payments are not refundable or transferable.

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