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Sahara Desert Trek

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Highlights

  • Two boots. One captivating desert. 100kms trekked! One great adventure!
  • Rediscover the ancient nomadic way of life of the Berber people and their culture
  • Experience the unique magic of an adventure in the largest desert in the world
  • Delve into the ever-changing landscapes of valleys, gorges, plateaus, sand dunes and oases
  • Immerse yourself in the dramatic colour changes of the desert during sunset
  • Marvel at the abundance of stars in the dark night skies, devoid of any light pollution
  • Walk with your traditional Berber guides who are passionate about sharing all they know about the Sahara
  • Enjoy the immense flavours of home-cooked tagines and the warmth of freshly baked bread as it’s uncovered from desert ovens
  • Accompanied by a caravan of camels with their quirky personalities, antics (and snorts)
  • Time to explore the maze of Marrakech and/or extend your adventure and trek from the hottest area of Morocco to the highest point, Jebel Toubkal at 4167m
  • Receive a complimentary Water-To-Go Bottle to help eliminate our plastic footprint in Morocco.

Overview

There are very few places on Earth that compare to the incredible landscapes you’ll see with exploring the Sahara Desert. Running roughly north-south along Morocco’s eastern border with neighbouring Algeria, the Sahara Desert is the world’s largest hot desert.

This is your chance to immerse yourself in the amazing desert scenery as you journey over the High Atlas Mountains before starting your trek through wide-open plains, snaking wadis, dramatic plateaus, past tamarisk bushes, acacia trees, hidden villages, palm gorges, dry river-beds and moon-like sceneries. With the heat and the winds shaping the desert, the landscape is constantly on the move and evidence is easy to see with the patterns and formations woven across the lands.

Accompanied by local Berber Guides who will share their local knowledge and culture with pride. Honestly, they are truly incredible people, and you’ll learn so much trekking with them.

The local food prepared by your Berber crew is a delicious highlight awaiting your taste buds. Enjoy the immense flavours of homecooked cooked tagines and the warmth of freshly baked bread as it’s uncovered from desert ovens. Dining under the canvas of a traditional Bedouin tent is an appetising experience. Plus there’s plenty of evenings to sip your mint tea whilst marvelling at the abundance of twinkling stars in the dark night skies.

Values and times have changed since the arrival of COVID-19 where now social distancing, safety and well-being is at the forefront of everyone’s mind, and rightly so. Well there’s no better place to host a social distancing trek than a journey through the Saharan Desert. With no trails restricting your hiking route or ability to chat to your fellow trekking-mates, the desert setting is a great way to experience a fantastic adventure whilst still being able to be social.

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Day 1

Flight from UK to Marrakech Airport, Morocco and on to Ait-Ben-Haddouu
Flight from London UK to Marrakech Morocco(approx 3.5 hours)
On signing up for the trip, we will provide you with the recommended flights to book or alternately, we can book the flights for you through our ATOL protected Flight Agent at an additional cost. Flights are not included in your to give you the flexibility to travel from your nearest airport, use your frequent flyer points or extend your stay in Morocco if you wish. The recommended flights for this will include airport transfers in Morocco. There are direct flights from London and other major airports across the UK. Flights are operated by Easyjet, Ryan Air and British Airways cost upwards £100pp economy return depending on which flights and when you book.

On arrival in Marrakech you will have a private transfer to Ait Ben Haddou which takes approximately 5 hours. The journey travels over the Tizi ‘n’ Tichka pass offering incredible views of the High Atlas and is quite possibly the most scenic drive in Morocco. Ait Ben Haddou lies just below the High Atlas Mountains on the edge of the Sahara Desert. This Unesco-protected red mudbrick ksar seems frozen in time, still resembling its days in the 11th century as an Almoravid caravanserai. Overnight in Ait-Ben-Haddou.

Included
Transfer: Private vehicle from Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou

Accommodation: Local guesthouse (twin share basis)

Meals: Dinner only

Day 2

Ait-Ben-Haddou to M’hamid

After an early breakfast the journey deep into the desert continues with a 3 hour drive via Tizi n Tinifift through the Draa Valley, the known as ‘Valley of a thousand Kasbahs’. Stopping enroute at a local trader you have the chance to purchase a traditional shash (native headscarf) for your trekking journey ahead. Continuing towards Ait Atta where you’ll arrive at your first night’s camp in M’Hamid.

Included

Accommodation: Desert camp

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3

Trek M’hamid – Dunes of Ait Oumir

The full colour of the landscape erupts as the sun rises across the vast desert landscape. A freshly made breakfast will prepare you well for a good day’s trek ahead. Breaking camp you’ll head off across the desert, progressing at the speed of your accompaniment caravan of camels. The route pass the cliffs of the southern Drâa in the direction of the first Dunes of Ait Oumir. Having lunch at a Palm Oasis where you have the chance to meet some nomadic families. The afternoon will be spent trekking across more sand dunes with soaking in the desert scenery that surrounds you as far as the eye can see. After a full day of trekking, you will be greeted with your camp shaded by Tamarisk trees

Trekking:  Approx 7 hours

Included

Accommodation: Desert camp

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4

Trek Dunes of Ait OumirL’erg Zaher

Leaving camp in your trails, you’ll wind you way towards the edge of some low dunes. Skirting the dunes, you’ll trek on both soft sand and a stony plateau where you can find the occasional fossilised sea creature. The hottest part of the day is spent having lunch in the shade with time to relax and refill the water bottles. Once the hottest part of the day has passed you’ll continue across more dunes alternating between volcanic rock, sandy sheets and arid plains. To the South are rolling dunes as far as you can see and to the North the Hamada all whilst passing the occasional nomadic encampment. The nomadic people move here with their animals from the Atlas to the South in the Autumn when the snows begin. Another great day in the desert draws to an end with your camp punctuated at  L’erg Zaher, the largest dunes in area.

Trekking: Approx 6 – 7 hours

Included

Accommodation: Desert camp

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5

Trek L’erg Zaher – Bouguern

This is a day you’ll remember as you set off before breakfast under a blanket of stars to trek to the summit of the highest dune for sunrise. As a new day awakes, immerse yourself in the golden colours of a Saharan sunrise and the peacefulness of the desert setting. It’s the perfect way to start the day. Returning to camp for another home-cooked breakfast, you’ll continue the day winding your way along dunes with views cross the desert landscape. Today sees little vegetation though lunch will be enjoyed under the shade of the very few trees found in this vastness. The desert air meanwhile makes the distances impossible to assess with panoramas as far as the eye can see that shimmer in the heat. Following another full day of trekking, your desert camp set amidst the ever impressive dunes is a welcomed sight to see.

Trekking: Approx 6 – 7 hours

Included

Accommodation: Desert camp

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6

Trek BouguernM’hamid

Today is tough one and the longest day of the entire trek as you journey towards some of the largest dunes in the area. Crossing Chwriif Plateau, formed by erosion from wind and temperature, you’ll have lunch near the dunes in preparation for your impressive dune traverse. The walking is tough going as sand fills yours boots and your feet sink into the dunes, however the climb is spectacular as you reach the highest point of the dune. There’s time to absorb the incredible 360 desert views before the fun descent along one of the narrow ridges which leads into tonight’s camp at the base.

Trekking: Approx 8hrs walking

Included

Accommodation: Desert camp

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7

M’hamid – Marrakech

After your final breakfast in the desert its time to load into the 4WD’s for an exciting (and bumpy) journey back to Marrakech. This exciting journey winds it’s way over the High Atlas with incredible views before finally arriving at our traditional Raid in Marrakech. There’s time for a welcomed shower and clean change of clothes before heading into Jma El Fnaa, the main square and exploring the maze of souks before enjoy a festive dinner in a local restaurant.

Included

Transfers: Private vehicle transfer

Accommodation: Traditional Riad in Marrakech (twin share basis)

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 8

Marrakech – UK

Depending on your plans, you can either explore Marrakech and visit the Djemaa el Fna, an open-air market with food stalls, colourful spice stands, a huge array of clothing, leather goods and all sorts of trinkets. Or be transferred directly to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

 

Included

Transfer: Private airport transfer at a designated time

Accommodation: Not included

Meals: Breakfast only

Please note, if you wish to extend your stay in Marrakech or further explore Morocco, we can help you with plenty of recommendations of things to do and see, places to stay and suggestions on where to eat. Central Marrakech is only a short taxi journey to the airport plus there’s many other areas of Morocco which are worth exploring if your time permits. Chief Ewe, Jim, has lived in Morocco so he has plenty of helpful tips available once you’ve booked on this exciting adventure.

Why go

Supporting local tourism and local communities 

Since the COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on local communities and livelihoods across the planet, we’re keen to promote adventures in countries that are actively working towards sustainable tourism and conservation projects. Morocco a leading player in the “green” travel industry, playing close attention to sustainable tourism.

We’re passionate about exploring off the beaten track routes in order to help communities who are in the shadow of mainstream tourist destinations. We also aim to create an adventure which is about discovery, immersing yourself in fascinating environments, customs and cultures and provides an understanding of history and people. On this trek you have the unique opportunity to connect with local people in a meaningful way, the true essence of travel.

Book with confidence

Flexible date changes
If you need to change your booking 60 days or more before the start date you can make flexible date change to another trip, subject to availability, without incurring any admin costs. If you need to cancel your booking, you will be issued with a credit note to the value of your payment that you can use for another event of your choice, subject to availability.

Financial protection
If your adventure needs to be cancelled for any reason, like say a global pandemic, you won’t be left stuck and you’ll be offered plenty of alternative options thanks to our financial protection through our insurance company. What’s more, in the very unlikely event of Adventurous Ewe going under, you’ll get your money back and be repatriated if you were on a trip at the time.

Secure online payments
All bookings can be made online with Mastercard, Visa and debit card or via BACS. You can also opt to pay via monthly direct debit instalments. We use WorldPay to handle all our online payments as it is a payment platform which is a global leader in payment processing offering superior security for both you and us as a company. For any further information or to organise monthly instalment payments, please get in touch with us at info@adventurousewe.co.uk.

Pay in instalments, interest free
We’re well aware that adventures can be a significant investment so we’ve set out to make it easy to afford. Once you’ve put down your deposit, you can pay the remaining balance off in monthly instalments with no extra charges so you can get out there and live your dream.

Adventure info available through our mobile app 24/7
On booking your adventure, you will receive all the exciting trip info via our mobile travel app. You’ll have access to all your trek info, training guide, countdowns, live updates, contact info, weather forecasts, kit lists and much more at the touch of a button 24/7 via your mobile phone. No more unnecessary use of reams of paper and the need of carrying around documents with you. The app is free to download and all info is customary to your adventure ahead. A’ppy days.

Future of Tourism

We’ve joined the movement to reshape the Future of Tourism!

We are excited to announce that Adventurous Ewe has signed the new set of Guiding Principles launched by the Future of Tourism Coalition. As a signatory, we commit to place destination needs at the centre of our recovery strategies and do our part to build a better tomorrow for travel and tourism.

These transformative principles outline a bold vision for the future of tourism – one that retains the integrity of destinations, promotes inclusivity and equality, maximizes positive impacts for communities and environments, and fosters collaborative change.

As a collective, we can build a better future for all and we’re super excited to do our part.

Learn more at Future of Tourism
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Pre-trip info

On joining us for the Sahara Desert Trek, you will receive all the exciting trip info via our free mobile travel app. You’ll have access to your itinerary, trip countdown, live updates, contact info, weather forecasts, know before you go trip info, kit lists and much more at the touch of a button 24 hours a day via your mobile phone. No more unnecessary use of reams of paper and the need of carrying around documents with you. The app is free to download and all info is customary to your adventure ahead. A’ppy days.

Pre-trip support

With being a small family business we pride ourselves with providing personal, professional and friendly service. We appreciate that everyone has different levels of experience and reasons for wishing to embark on the Sahara Desert Trek and therefore require varying levels of support and guidance. We’re here to help you every step of the way from the moment you join the flock all the way through to completing the challenge and beyond. Jim and Sue’s knowledge and expertise stems from dozens of years of travelling and exploring the destinations that we visit in order to fully support you in the lead up to your adventure.

Plus with Chief Ewe, Jim, having previously lived in Morocco, we can help you with plenty of tips and recommendations of things to do and see, places to explore & stay and suggestions on where to eat & drink once you’ve joined us for this exciting trek.

Flights

Flights are not included in your Sahara Desert Trek giving you the flexibility to travel from your nearest UK airport and/or extend your stay in Morocco or use any frequent flyer points if you wish.

We will provide you with the recommended flights for this trip in order for you to take up the airport transfers included in Morocco and make your own bookings. Alternately, you can book your flights through our flight agent who is ATOL & ABTA protected.

Return flights from the UK to Marrakech Morocco are operated by EasyJet, Ryan Air and British Airways and cost approximately £70 – £250 per person.

For any further info on flights, please feel free to get in touch with us at info@adventurousewe.co.uk.

Passport

All nationalities require a full passport that must be valid for 3 months beyond the intended length of stay in Morocco. For the latest entry requirements please visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/morocco/entry-requirements.

Visa

British nationals do not require a visa to enter Morocco for the purpose of tourism for up to 3 months. For the latest entry requirements, please visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/morocco/entry-requirements.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is an important part of any booking. It is compulsory that everyone who travels with us has taken out adequate travel insurance which includes, among other things, cover for the full value of your trip, medical (emergency, evacuation and repatriation) arrangements, activities undertaken, personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects and COVID-19 travel cover.

For UK residents we have partnered with Campbell & Irvine Direct to provide you with a travel insurance. If you would like to obtain cover for your trip please feel free to contact specialist Insurance Brokers, Campbell Irvine Direct for a quote.

You must send your Travel Insurance Policy to Adventurous Ewe no less than one month prior to departure.

Vaccinations and allergies

Vaccinations
There are currently no mandatory vaccination requirements. Recommended vaccinations include: Tetanus, Typhoid and Hepatitis A.

For the most up to date information on vaccinations, please consult with your GP or travel healthcare practitioner 6 – 8 weeks in advance of travel. For up to date vaccination information please check the NHS government website ‘Fit for Travel’.

Apart from the recent COVID-19 pandemic there are no other health risks in Morocco. We are monitoring and activating the guidelines and recommendations put in place by the respective governments and World Health Organisation as a result of COVID-19. You will receive our operational guidelines for this expedition when you join the trip and hand sanitiser and face masks will be provided for travel. Rest assured your safety and wellbeing is our top priority at all times.

Severe allergies
If you have a severe allergy please inform us at the time of booking. We will do all we can to help, but unfortunately we are unable to guarantee an allergy free environment on this trip. You will need to carry your own treatment for the allergy with you, as ‘adrenaline auto-injectors’ are not carried as standard by AE leaders and crew. Whilst your leader is aware of our trekkers medical history, please also inform your leader on arrival of your allergy, and let them know where you keep your adrenaline pen.

Safety and Well-being

Adventurous Ewe puts the safety and well-being of you, our leaders & crew and the communities we visit at the centre of all our operations, always. Your safety and well-being is our top priority.

The Sahara Desert Trek is intentionally challenging and requires individual preparation as the trip is designed to take you out of your every-day comfort zone and achieve something incredible. Rest assured we have a thorough Safety Management System, indepth risk assessments and risk management systems in place.

You will be accompanied by your Adventurous Ewe Leader for groups over 7 people and Local Mountain Guide. Our Leaders are First Aid trained and have extensive experience in leading groups in this region. They will be ultimately responsible for your safety on this trip.

Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check the Foreign & Commonwealth Office Travel advice website for their latest travel information before departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all areas your itinerary covers.

We also ask that you please ensure you use your antibacterial hand gel at all times to minimise the spread of any germs throughout your fellow flock of trekkers!

Adventurous Ewe Leaders and Crew

An Adventurous Ewe UK Leader will accompany groups of over 7 people and is an experienced desert trekking leader. Leaders have been carefully selected to ensure you have the best experience with a bit of humour thrown in for good measure. Your Leader will be Wilderness First Aid trained too.

Your Local Berber Guide is a key part to this trip. They are all expertly trained and experienced, bilingual (English and Arabic) and qualified in first aid and/or Wilderness First responder. They also have a huge passion for what they do and have plenty of knowledge ready to share with you. They are responsible for ensuring the complete safety, well-being and enjoyment of the team whilst also retaining a flexible and fun attitude. The Leaders have radio and satellite phone contact with base, the local office and Adventurous Ewe’s HQ.

Group size

We pride ourselves in small group travel to minimise the impact on the environment and to make your experience more authentic and safe.

The minimum group size for the Sahara Desert Trek to run is 8 people and the maximum group size is 18 people.

You are most welcome to join this trip as a group of family, friends, colleagues, a private bubble or as a solo traveller. You are also welcome to use this trip as a fundraiser for the charity of your choice.

If you have a group of over 8 people, we would be more than happy to run a private trip for your team, your charity or your company.

For any further info or to chat about running a bespoke trip, we’d love to hear from you at info@adventurousewe.co.uk or call 01492 588 069.

Level of difficulty

The Sahara Desert Trek is graded as ‘Moderate/Challenging’ and is an ideal intro into multi-day trekking adventures or those wishing to try out a hot climate journey.

Preparation is key to help you get the most enjoyment and reward from this trip. A good level of fitness, endurance and some gritty determination will help you conquer each day of trekking in the hot desert.

During your trek you will be hiking between between 15kms – 25kms per day for 5 consecutive days. The temperatures will be extremely warm during the day and much cooler at night. The terrain will vary from hot sand to rocky terrain. Climbing dunes will prove tough, particularly in the hot conditions. Each evening of camp you will have basic conditions and live a nomadic style way of life for the duration of the trek.

Preparation is key to help you get the most enjoyment and reward from this challenge.

Training

A bespoke trek training programme will be provided when join the team for this adventure to help you with your preparations together with some top tips.

We also have exclusive offers with our Training Partners and Communities – Her Spirit and the Bath Kettlebell Society. For more info, please visit our Training and Preparation page.

The more you are prepared, the more you will enjoy the trek.

Our motto is: Train hard, smile harder and enjoy the journey!

Training weekends

We have a variety of tailored training weekends available to ensure you’re fully prepared for your desert trek. These training weekends are the perfect way to help you gauge your fitness and training progress under the careful guidance of our experienced leaders. Plus the leaders will chat through your specific trip and also provide guidance and tips relating to clothing and equipment, health and well-being, packing, camping, trekking skills (walking on different terrain/using trekking poles/in the heat), teamwork and much more to ensure you are fully prepared and ready for your adventure ahead. We predominantly host our training weekends in Snowdonia given the wide variety of terrain available to practice and where Chief Ewe’s, Jim or Sue, can meet you too. It’s a great way for you to meet fellow members of the flock and ask any questions, no matter how big or small. We’re here to make sure you’re ready.

For further info, please email info@adventurousewe.co.uk or call 01492 588 069.

Kit

A full kit list will be provided when you book onto this desert trek. Good kit can make the difference between a fantastic adventure and an uncomfortable one. Well worn in hiking boots are essential for this trek.

An exclusive Adventurous Ewe discount code will be provided for the independent outdoor retailers Joe Brown, The Climbers Shop and ashmei athletic apparel on registering for this expedition.

Rest assured any equipment that we supply will be hygienically cleaned and sanitised and was not used 72 hours before you use it and will not be used for the next 72 hours.

Exclusive Kit Discount Codes

To help you get the very best from your Sahara Desert Trek we will provide you with an exclusive Adventurous Ewe discount code to use in Joe Brown / The Climbers Shop and ashmei athletic apparel both online and in store. They offer a large choice of kit that the staff themselves use while climbing, hiking, mountaineering, running, travelling or enjoying expeditions across the globe and they pride themselves on sharing their experience and knowledge of equipment so you can choose the right gear to suit you and this desert trek.

Ramadan 2021 & 2022

Please note Ramadan runs from the evening of 13 April to evening of 12 May 2021 and the evening of 2 April to evening of 1 May 2022 – Typically we do not operate trips during Ramadan. However, if your trip overlaps into this period, please take into consideration that the energy levels of our crew and local guides may be a bit lower and some restaurants may be closed during the day. Ramadan is a special time in a Muslim country – each evening the streets empty for an hour while everyone breaks their fast, and there’s a feeling of festivity in the air at sundown.

Weather

Even in the winter months of November through to April the Saharan Desert is warm in the desert during the day with temperatures expected around 20 – 25°C and rising to 30°C or more around mid-day.

In the evening the temperature will drop to an average of 5 – 10°C but can reach lower than this overnight. The evenings and nights can be chilly which is a more noticeable change from when trekking in the warm daytime temperatures.

Rain is rare in the desert but not unheard of and short-lived storms bringing rain can occur.

Accommodation

All your accommodation is included. Your first night is in a local guesthouse at Ait-Ben-Haddou.

Whilst on trek in the Sahara desert there will be a total of 5 nights wild camping. This camping is fully supported with all kit and bags being carried by camels, as well as tents, a mess tent and a toilet tent. You’ll have a local crew supporting you including a cook. Mattresses are provided, however given the current times, we recommend bringing your own thermarest or sleeping mat and travel pillow (or use a down jacket as your pillow). You’ll need a sleeping bag with a comfort rated -5°C and -10°C and a sleeping bag liner is optional.

Your final night is in a traditional Riad in Marrakech.

If you are travelling by yourself, you will be paired up with another single trekker of the same sex. Single hotel rooms and/or single tents are available for a supplementary cost for most nights dependent on availability.

If you are planning on extending your adventure, we can help with recommendations and/or bookings.

Food & drinks

All food whilst on trek is purchased locally and cooked by your local cook who accompanies you on the trek. Breakfasts are continental style, with tea and coffee, muesli, bread, jam, honey and soft cheese.

A morning snack is also provided and this usually consists of a type of Moroccan ‘trail mix’ with dried figs and dates, peanuts, sugar coated peanuts and other nuts.

Lunch is a packed lunch that you will make daily after breakfast. There’s an array of fresh salad items – onions, tomatoes, green peppers, grated carrot, green-beans, with tinned sweetcorn or peas with fresh bread. Hard and soft cheeses, tinned fish, olives, biscuits and bread are also available.

Dinner starts off with soup and bread. The main course is usually rice, pasta, couscous, spaghetti, with a vegetable stew (or tagine) consisting of fresh ingredients such as onions, potatoes, carrots, green peppers, zucchinis, turnips, parsnips, green beans, and peas. There may 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 including the Berber speciality of mint tea.

It is not recommended to drink untreated water from the taps. You should take purification tablets or a filter bottle (such as your complimentary Water-To-Go bottle) to treat your water. We do not encourage the purchasing of single use plastic bottles.

Please let us know in advance of any dietary requirements or allergies and we will do our best to accommodate.

Water-to-go bottle

Adventurous Ewe has partnered with Water-to-Go, a filtration system that eliminates over 99.99% of all microbiological contaminants from any non-salt water source – for more info please click here. Adventurous Ewe trekkers will receive a free Water-to-Go bottle when departing for our Sahara Desert trek, and better still, 15% of the purchase value for replacement filters will be donated to our environmental charity partner, Cool Earth.

Please help us reduce the volume of single use plastic in this pristine environment.

Payment info

Deposit of £145 per person is required on booking.

Remaining balance of £580 per person is due for payment no later than 6 weeks prior to the trip departure date.

 

We’ve got you covered – financial protection 
If your adventure needs to be cancelled for any reason, like say a global pandemic, you won’t be left stuck and you’ll be offered plenty of alternative options thanks to our financial protection arranged by Towergate Travel through Zurich Insurance PLC.

Pay in instalments, interest free
We’re well aware that adventures can be a significant investment, so we’ve set out to make it easy to afford. Once you’ve put down your deposit, you can pay the remaining balance off in monthly instalments with no extra charges so you can get out there and live your dream.

Trip cancellations

This global health crisis has impacted everyone enormously, so we want to ensure your future travel plans are safe whilst also reassuring you that we are committed to supporting you, our valued flock, in the best possible way that we can.

Cancelled trips
If you book on a trip that we are forced to cancel due to the pandemic, you will have the option to join another trip at a later departure with no admin costs or receive a full refund or credit note (excluding flights or insurance payments as these have their own booking conditions directly with the supplier).

You choose to cancel your trip within 30 days of departure despite no official advice against travel
We respect your decision if you no longer wish to travel regardless of the destination or official advice. If you choose to cancel your trip, we will happily make those arrangements for you though please note, if there is no F&CO advice against    travel, our standard cancellation terms will apply.

Stay connected

All your trip info will be sent to you through a travel mobile app which is free to download. You will receive an email from Adventurous Ewe with your personalised log in code for this app. For the latest and greatest from the land of adventures, simply follow us at:

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Emergencies

Your Adventurous Ewe Leader/s and Crew will have a mobile phones and radios communications in case of emergencies. The team are trained to deal with these situations. Please ensure you listen to your Leader during these times and refrain from putting any posts on social media. Should you find yourself unable to continue with the trek, your Leader and crew will make the necessary arrangements. Depending on the situation, you will be met by the support vehicle (depending on access) and you will be transferred back to your accommodation or nearby medical facility as required. Your Emergency Contact at Adventurous Ewe HQ is Jim Young on +(0)7747 346 588.

Conservation partner-sheeps

Cool Earth
We are very excited to have teamed up with leading climate change charity Cool Earth, who share our mission to protect the planet’s precious environment in a sustainable manner. The future of rainforest protection is where everyone makes a difference to climate change! We invest a % of our revenue into supporting critical conservation projects around the world through Cool Earth. You are most welcome to help make a difference too by sparing a few pennies. Please give what you can and help save the world’s rainforests today by clicking here. Just £2.50 will save 10 trees and lock up 10 tonnes of CO2. Together, we can all make a difference in helping preserve this precious and wonderful planet. Thank-ewe

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Nov 06, 2021
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What's Included?

Pre-trip:

  • Personalised trip support from your Adventurous Ewe team
  • All trip info supplied via our free mobile travel app
  • Training guide with discount code for personal training programme
  • Discount on personal kit from Joe Brown, The Climber’s Shop and ashmei athletic apparel both in shop and online
  • Financial Travel Protection
  • Public liability insurance
  • Risk assessment and emergency management planning
  • Monthly payment plan available.

On your trip:

  • Qualified UK Leader with groups of 8+
  • Local Berber Guide
  • All Berber support crew per your itinerary including cook and camel caravan
  • 1 nights guest house accommodation Ait-Ben-Haddou
  • Ait-Ben-Haddou guided tour
  • 1 nights accommodation in traditional Riad/Hotel in Marrakech
  • 5 nights camping
  • Transfers per your itinerary in a private vehicle
  • Luggage transfers throughout your trek
  • Satellite telephone and VHF radio

What's Not Included?

Currently not included but can be organised at an additional cost

  • Return flights from the UK to Marrakech Morocco. Flights operated by EasyJet, Ryan Air and British Airways and cost between £70 – £250 return
  • Any trip extensions or additional night’s accommodation

 

Items not included

  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Clothing and equipment as detailed on the Kit List (including sleeping bag & sleeping mat)
  • Any personal snacks, electrolytes, water purification tablets and medication
  • Single room supplement including single tents
  • Personal spending money
  • Tips for local crew
  • Other items not listed on your itinerary
  • Any expenses incurred with leaving the trip early ie. hotel accommodation or change of flight costs.

THOUGHTFUL AND RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL

Adventurous Ewe is committed to delivering our trips in a responsible and ethical manner with sustainability at its core. We respect and aim to operate our adventures to benefit local people, their economy and the environment!

Some of the ethical features embedded in our Sahara Desert Trek are:

  • Using local Berber crew who are qualified Guides, support crew and drivers who are all extremely knowledgeable and experienced
  • Staying in smaller-scale locally owned accommodation
  • Buying locally produced food and drink, and dining in locally owned restaurants
  • Minimising plastic waste wherever possible
  • Careful management of limited energy and water resources
  • Offering real life experiences which promote cross-cultural understanding
  • Operating with a ‘leave no trace’ ethos – take only memories, leave only footprints
  • Adventurous Ewe will make a financial contribution to the environmental charity, Cool Earth, as part of our business partnership.

As Sir David Attenborough said:

“Helping Cool Earth to halt tropical deforestation makes a real difference. Perhaps the biggest difference we will make in our whole lives.”

We will continue to invest a % of our revenue into supporting critical conservation projects around the world through Cool Earth and we invite you, our valuable flock, to do the same. Please give what you can and help save the world’s rainforests today by simply clicking here. Just £2.50 will save 10 trees and lock up 10 tonnes of CO2.

Together, we can all make a difference in helping preserve this precious and wonderful planet.

Location
Africa & The Middle East
Duration
8 days & 7 nights
Difficulty
Cost From
£725.00