Morocco: Sahara Package Tours: Camel Rides, 4×4’s, Berber Villages, & Nights Under the Desert Stars
Choose your Sahara Package Tour to Morocco to suit your pocket: Experience nights in the world’s largest desert; visit Berber villages and enjoy camel rides.
Morocco: Package Tours in the Sahara
Kick off a Sahara package tour in Morocco: The Sahara is the world’s largest desert, measuring nearly 9,000,000 square kilometres (3,500,000 square miles) that’s roughly the size of the United States. In fact, the Sahara covers almost 30 percent of the African continent.
Only small parts of the Sahara are fertile; where corn, dates and other fruits grow, fed by underground rivers and streams. About 75 percent of the Sahara’s population lives in oases. The date palm is the most characteristic vegetation that grows there. Sunrise and sunset on the dunes in the Sahara Desert are sights visitors will remember forever. Then at night, the desert is transformed into a fantasy wonderland, with crisp cold air and brilliant stars – the dunes seeming to be in constant motion.
Sahara Trek – Customised, Affordable Sahara Package Tours
Moroccan Sahara Trek offers affordable, private package and customized Sahara package tours of Morocco for couples, families and small groups.
These are round-trip deals on Air Maroc from JFK – eight or ten-day holidays to Morocco with variables in destinations and activities. Most involve Sahara desert camping, 4×4 rides in the Sahara, Camel riding, a walking tour of a Kasbah and time spent in the actual desert.
A Range of Sahara Package Tours – 4×4 Adventures in the Desert
“Tea in the Sahara” is a 10 day, 9 night private tour with a Heritage Tours-qualified guide: This Sahara package tour kicks off in Casablanca where the guide is waiting. The day starts with a visit to the Grand Mosque Hassan II, then the tour proceeds via Rabat to Fes; Morocco’s spiritual capital, and then into the desert to the Auberge Kasbah Derkaoua where the Auberge’s inn-keeper will serve Moroccan tea with fresh desert mint on a silver tray – Tea in the Sahara…
After a 4×4 adventure in the Sahara desert, it’s on to Marrakesh through the High Atlas Mountains and the dramatic pass of Tizn Tichka. Heritage also does custom-designed itineraries and camel tours.
Budget Sahara Tours With Camel Treks out of Marrakech
Bukima Tours is another budget company, which offers an eight day tour of Marrakech and the Sahara, starting and ending in the city, referred to as the “Pearl of the South”.
Travellers can prepare themselves for days filled with camel treks, dune boarding, magic nights under the Sahara stars, Berber camps, authentic Moroccan cuisine, the scenic Atlas Mountains and a full day of sightseeing in Marrakech. Two nights are spent camping (one in khaima -a Berber tent) and transport is by Nomadic Overland Expeditions tour vehicle and on foot.
But, look around when you are looking for a good camel tour in Morocco. Remember when you’re comparing prices – some Sahara package tours include flights, others depart from Moroccan destinations.
Note: Both Marrakesh and Marrakech are correct spellings of the place; the first being the more accepted Western spelling.2015-09-25