For our group tours, the minimum number of participants is 4.
Individual trips can be booked for a single person up to a maximum group size of 10. If your group is bigger than this, please get in touch anyways and we will see if we can work something out.
Best time of the year to go hiking
We offer our hikes in the Sahara from September 15th – April 30th. Just be aware that September and early October as well as April can be fairly hot during the day, above 30°C. If you want to book in these months, you need to be sure you can handle the heat.
In September and May we can put together shorter itineraries, please get in touch with us to inquire.
December and January can have cold nights with temperatures well below 10°C, so you will need a warm sleeping bag.
All meals are included. Vegetarian/vegan diet can be catered for if we know in advance, also let us know about any allergies before booking.
Required fitness level: You should be able to walk 5-8 hours through rough terrain, up and down mountains and through sand. Alternatively, you can book a riding camel at extra cost so you can ride for a few hours every day. But please be aware, there are passages, especially in the mountains, where you cannot ride due to safety of the camel and yourself.
It is essential to bring comfortable shoes, I hike in hiking boots, but some people prefer sandals with socks. You need to bring your own sleeping bag. Luggage is limited to one backpack (or other soft luggage, no suitcases!) with max. 15 kg and a daypack per person. On our hikes out of Merzouga and Zagora it is possible to store additional luggage for the duration of the hike.
We will send you a detailed packing list after we receive your deposit.
The prices listed with the itineraries are based on a larger group size. For smaller and very big groups contact us to inquire about the price per person.
Customized tours will be priced after we complete the itinerary.
Prices for extras like riding camel, single supplement, etc. depend on the itinerary and will vary accordingly.
Tents (price based on 2 people sharing), mattresses, transport as indicated, all meals except breakfast on day 1, filtered well water during the hike, mineral water on transfer days, a colourful turban, camels for luggage transport during the hike, experienced guides, cook
What's not included?
Flights, in-country transfers if not indicated in the details, visa (if applicable), insurances, riding camel, single supplement, optional night in luxury camp if indicated in the itinerary, tips for drivers, guides and cook (we will send you a guide on tipping once you booked), sleeping bags, unexpected costs due to weather, injuries, late flights/luggage
All details are up for change depending on weather condition and fitness of the group. Camp will be set up in safe places, if possible on sandy ground for comfort. This cannot be guaranteed however! Lunch break is held in the shade of trees where ever possible and will be longer the hotter the temperatures. It is supposed to be an adventure, so please be prepared for some changes of plans along the way. Also, comfort level is very basic, no toilets, no running water, no showers, just the possibility for a quick wash at the wells.