Ride camels through the Sahara
The Sahara’s endless slopes of silky sand, star-speckled night skies, and glistening mirages beckon adventurers from around the world. While buses and jeeps are occasionally required, a large part of the journey is done on camelback. Set out from iconic Casablanca and travel to Fez to marvel at the monuments and museums of this city that boasts a beguiling cultural lineage. Next, discover the land of the Berbers, which is covered in evergreen pines, cedar, and poplars, with a web of streams weaving through it.
The soaring High Atlas Mountains will be the backdrop as you continue on to Erfoud, a red belt of the desert that suddenly drops off into the lush Ziz valley. Spend the night under a canopy of stars then climb aboard your camel for an expedition across the desert that ends in the oasis of Taouz where dinner in a Kasbah, dancing, and mythical storytelling greet you. Over the following days, you’ll continue your camel trek, making stops to climb the high dunes of Erg Chebbi, encounter an ancient outpost and foreign caravans, then say farewell with a fireside dinner attended by local musicians.
Flying into the Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport which is an international airport serving Casablanca, Morocco is the most direct route to this faraway land. From North America, there are daily nonstop flights leaving Montreal, New York City, and Washington, D.C. North American flights with only one stop are offered from Toronto and Boston. Nonstop European flights leave from Paris, Lyon, Milan, and Bordeaux. Guided travel through the Sahara is greatly encouraged, as it provides the most complete and thrilling experience.