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Camel ride in the desert

Travelers passionate about nature are invited to live a few days in the Sahara in a dromedary caravan that combines, walks, relaxation and communion with the desert.  
Following the famous M’Hamid / Tombouctou track, the camel ride sees the most beautiful desert of the Hamada du Drâa. The caravan is punctuated by stops sometimes at the feet of the dunes, sometimes in the shade of tamarisk or acacia trees. 
The cuisine is done on site and songs often punctuate magic moments in the evening around the fire…
The desert, like the mountain or the sea requires upstream careful planning and preparation and cannot be enjoyed without serenity and security.
For more details see tab “useful information” 
Day 1: M’Hamid el Ghizlane (Around two hours of walking)
 
Arrival on your own in the afternoon at M’Hamid el Ghizlane.   
You can leave your car in the parking lot near our office and then set off on foot through the last oasis in the Draa Valley and the first dunes of the Sahara. 
You can leave your car in the parking lot near our office and then set off on foot through the last oasis in the Draa Valley and the first dunes of the Sahara.
Nomadic dinner to the sound of voices and musical instruments from the desert followed by an evening around the campfire.
Night in a tent or under the stars.
Day 2: Base camp / Erg Sidi Bousnina (Four to five hours of walking)
 
After breakfast, participation in the preparations for the caravan, then departure for the ruins of Sidi Bousnina by crossing the Reg el Arada.
Lunch break in the form of a picnic (after two and a half hours of walking) in the shade of tamarisk or acacia trees.
In the afternoon, continue the hike to the dunes near Sidi Bousnina (two hours of walking)
Installation of your bivouac and preparation of dinner with your team of guides and camel drivers.
Night in a tent or under the stars.
Day 3: Erg Sidi Bousnina / Erg Ezzahar (four to five hours of walking)
 
After watching the sunrise over the ruins of Sidi Bousnina and having your breakfast, departure from the caravan for a four-hour hike to the large dunes of Erg Ezzahar.
Lunch at the foot of the dune, relaxation then climbing for the brave of the largest of the dunes.
At the end of the day, take part in the collection of dry wood for the campfire and the kitchen. Dinner and overnight 
Day 4: Erg Ezzahar / Erg Smar (four hour walk)
 
Wake up to the sunrise on the dunes, nomadic breakfast and departure of the caravan for the dunes of Erg Smar through Ait Ounabgui, shaded area near the dry bed of the Drâa river
After two hours of walking, picnic lunch, relaxation and continuation to Erg Smar. 
Installation of your bivouac, dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Erg Smar / Erg Aït Ounir (Four hours of walking)
 
After watching the sunrise over the dunes of Erg Smar and having your breakfast, departure from the caravan for a four-hour hike to the dunes of Erg Aït Ounir.
Stop at the well to cool off, fill the water bottles and water the dromedaries.
Lunch at the foot of the Erg, relaxation then climbing the dunes.
At the end of the day, take part in the collection of dry wood for the campfire and the kitchen. Dinner and overnight 
Day 6: Erg Ait Ounir / your bivouac for the first evening (five hours of walking)
 
After the sunrise over the dunes and a traditional nomadic breakfast, departure from the caravan along the bed of the dry Lamelah river
Picnic lunch at Rass Nkhill, western limit of the oasis of M’Hamid then continuation to arrive at the end of the afternoon in your bivouac on the first day.
Relaxation, dinner and overnight in a tent.

Day 7: Return to the village

After breakfast return by 4/4 vehicle to the village of M’Hamid to collect your car.

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