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Sand Dunes Horse & Camel Ride

Itinerary for Sand Dunes Horse & Camel Ride

Sample Itinerary: camping option - subject to changes

Note: In hotel option, all nights in hotels

Day 1 (Sunday): Arrival in Ouarzazate
Transfer from the airport to your hotel for the evening and rest up from your travels.
Meals included: //
Overnight at Hotel in Ouarzazate

Day 2 (Monday): Tinghrir to Erfoud
Drive from Ouarzazate through the valley of thousand Kasbahs to Tinghrir by car. Reddish- yellow valleys in the desert and groves of palm trees with the Kasbah castles gives you a first impression of the desert. Drive on through the desert to the horses. After a short lunch you start riding the horses. You ride along the groves of the palm trees through nice little fields of grain or lucerne in direction of Erfoud. Afterwards, you get to the real desert landscape. Sandy ground, dried out river bed and the first sand dunes begin. Towards the evening you reach a little hill range which is covered by sand. Only a few black rocks stick out the top. In these mountains there are many fossils which are old coral riffs.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight Camping near Erfoud (Hotel or riad if Hotel option)

Day 3 (Tuesday): Erfoud to Ergchebbi
You ride over little hill ranges, you gallop through wide plains, cross dry river valleys and again sand dunes overgrown by halfgrass. Soon you reach the black hills. Even though the ground is stony you´re able to do good gallops because the stones are fine. In between, there is red desert sand.  From far away you can already see the pink colored sand dunes of Ergchebbi. Finally you are there. Everybody should definitely take the time to enjoy the sunset from the sand dunes.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
Overnight at Guesthouse in Ergchebbi

Day 4 (Wednesday): Ride around Ergchebbi
After an ample breakfast in the guesthouse you ride along a dune in direction to Algeria. At the front side of the big sand dune you can find many little guest houses. But we ride at the other side where it´s very lonely. The sight of the huge dunes is always very impressive. You cross the dunes to get back to the flat country side on the other side. A few short gallops leads you to the camp at the lake, which is not always filled with water. Only after a rainy winter it gets filled and attracts many different kinds of birds. Sometimes you can even see flamingos.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight Camping near Merzouga (Hotel or riad if Hotel option)

Day 5 (Thursday): Ergchebbi to Rissani
In the morning you ride over the black lightly bumpy plain. Endless gallops brings you to a river bed. On the other side, the ground suddenly turns white and sandy. In the distance you can see the groves of palm trees of Rissani. On little paths you ride through an oasis to the hotel. The horses are located right next to the hotel by the palm trees. In the afternoon, you drive to Rissani to the mausoleum of Moulay Ali Cherif, the first king of the dynasty of the Alaouites. Afterwards there is still time left to get to Rissani and have a break in a café. The turbulent life in the desert city  is very impressive.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Hotel in Rissani

Day 6 (Friday): Ride to underground canals
Today you ride through groves of palm trees again out to endless plains. Over and over again there are little sand dunes. Endless gallops bring you to the distant mountains. In the afternoon, you reach the area of the underground canals which date from the middle ages. Like molehills the sand of the excavations rises.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight Camping near Fezna (Hotel in Erfoud if Hotel option)

Day 7 (Saturday): Last Ride
You cross a little farmer village. Some of the farmers are quiet rich and built beautiful houses. Then again, we enter in the empty landscape. Little sand dunes alternate with dry river valleys. After that, you can see huge tufts of grass where sometimes rabbits live-in. Soon you get to see something sticking out in the distance. It’s the skystairs built by a German artist. This monument made out of natural material is very impressive.  A little later, you will see the Orion town and the Golden Spiral (by the same artist). Then long canters brings you back to the cars where the horses are left. After a short lunch you drive back to Ouarzazate.
Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight at a Hotel in Ouarzazate

Day 8 (Sunday): Departure
Individual return trip from the hotel.
Meals included: Breakfast
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Sand Dunes Horse & Camel Ride
Tour Code: PG-MRSP
8 days / 7 nights ~$1,230.00
Dates : March, April and October

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
A 2021 11/21 - 11/28 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Camp) 4 /9 Reserve
B 2021 11/21 - 11/28 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Hotel) 4 /9 Reserve
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Tack: English trekking
Horses: Arab, Berber stallions & mares
Pace: 4-6 hours and up to 50 km. Riders must...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Ouarzazate Airport (OZZ)
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