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Morocco expedition

9 day journey

4th of March 2023 - 12th of March 2023

Moroccan desert Expedition

During our journey through the Sahara Desert, our jeeps are stolen and we are forced to test our survival skills. Fortunately, the local Berbers quickly rescue us and together we undertake an adventurous trek across the Sahara Desert towards a beautiful green oasis, the source of life in the desert.

During this immersive journey, we will experience the true beauty of the desert. The local people lived here with their whole family for centuries, so this is an adventure for everyone.

During our adventurous drive through the desert landscape, bad luck hits us. We get lost and have to survive on our own. The Sahara desert is a harsh environment where survival knowledge becomes essential. We will teach you how to improvise, adapt and overcome this challenge together as a team.

Everyone gets the unique chance to learn about the nomadic lifestyle, habits, and knowledge. How they bake bread, set up camp, use the environment for navigation and much more.

A good night’s rest is important, and that’s why we stay at places that support our adventurous journey. We will welcome you in a luxurious hotel before we start our desert adventure.

In the desert, we use the nomads' knowledge to create our own nighttime comfort with a tent camp. As part of this authentic experience, you will be able to help in building up the camp at night and packing it in the morning.

The starting point of our desert expedition is southeast of Ouarzazate, where the locals will leave us at a secret location. A true adventure awaits …

After our desert expedition, we want to let it all sink in with some comfort. Our last stay is a traditional Kasbah, here we will find all the comfort, calmness and excellent services we are looking for. The hotel has an outdoor pool, so you can relax with some well-deserved drinks.

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Before we embark on this journey, we make sure to give you all the tools and knowledge to get you ready to Get Out There.

expedition location

Location

Marrakech, Morocco

activity level expdition

Activity Level (1-5)

Level 2 (medium)

Our expdition guide

Guide

Koen De Leeuw
+ Local Berbers

expedition training and preperation

Training course

Preparation starts 6 weeks in advance of our expedition.
 

Itinerary

Day 1

Upon our arrival at Marrakech airport, we transfer towards our hotel.

After checking in, we will explore the city together and enjoy the delicious Moroccan cuisine.

Different dietary requirements aren't a problem in Morocco. (vegetarian and vegan options are available during our trip)

Day 2

After breakfast, we drive through the Atlas mountain range towards the starting point of our desert expedition.

Only one more night in full luxury before we start our unforgettable authentic journey through the mythical Sahara desert.

 

Day 3

We start the day early, so we can make use of the "cool" hours of the day for walking and camel riding.
At the end of the day, you will feel completely lost in the desert. Although, we need to keep it safe! So, our guide will always be with you. This way, you decide how much you lean on the guide's knowledge to find your way out of the desert.

 

Day 4 - 5 - 6

We navigate through the desert in search of the nomadic Berbers. Once we found them, they will take us on a cultural journey through the desert. Everyone gets the unique chance to learn about their nomadic lifestyle. How they bake bread, set up camp, use the environment for navigation and much more.

 

Day 7

The desert expedition comes to an end when we reach civilization. 
We arrive at a magical green oasis village that rests between the desert and rocky hills. We stay in an authentic Kasbah that's adapted to our modern standards without touching the authenticity. It used to be a fortress for the head of the community, and now it functions a safe house for nomads and travelers alike.

 

Day 8

We transfer towards our hotel in Marrakech to end the journey in the buzzing capital. In Marrakech, we take you to a special Hammam, so you can experience the way Moroccans have found relaxation for decades.

Day 9

After our last Moroccan breakfast, we transfer back to the Marrakech airport and fly back home.

Practical info

When

4th of March 2023 - 12th of March 2023


Price

€ 1475

 

What's included​

  • Briefing & preparation

  • Professional guidance

  • Hotel & transportation costs

  • Food & water (+snacks)

  • Survival challenge in the real wilderness.

  • 4 days of living together with the nomadic Berbers

  • An idyllic final stay in the desert

  • Safety gear:

    • Trauma EHBO

    • Satellite connection

  • Survival materials

Not included

  • Flight towards Marrakech (From Brussels airport)

  • Extra drinks in the hotel

  • Travel (annulation) insurance

  • Medical insurance

  • Personal backpack

  • Air Mattress

  • Sleeping bag

  • Desert clothing:

    • Light long pants

    • Light long sleeved shirt/vest

    • Shoes

Optional costs

Extra food and drinks outside the team activities in the hotel before and after the expedition.

Packlist

During the preparation of this expedition, we will go through the equipment that you will need together. This is how we make sure you will be safe during our Moroccan desert expedition.

Renting gear

Ask us about renting options:

  • Sleeping bag

  • Sleeping pad

  • Backpack

  • ...

Buying gear

Buying gear is possible until two weeks before your expedition.

Have a look at our partner page to see all the brands we work with, and contact us for more information about buying the perfect outdoor gear for this expedition.

Guides

Safety is our number one priority. On this expedition, we work together with our Get Out There guides and local Berber guides. The experts with whom we work together have the necessary experience as mountain-, survival-, outdoor-, and wilderness guide. They are also Wilderness First Responders, in order to keep medical assistance close by.

 

The local Berber guide is fluent in English and will be able to teach us about the cultural aspects of the adventure. This way we can share knowledge and experience.

 

Insurance

We ask every participant to prove that they have insurance that extends to the full period of the travel experience. In Belgium, we can suggest Allianz or KBF for this.
Get in touch with your insurance to make sure all the activities you will experience are covered. We are happy to help you with finding an insurance with the right coverage.

Book your Moroccan desert expedition

Fill out this form to book your spot, and we will be in contact with you shortly after.

 
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