Sahara Desert Adventure

Sahara Desert Adventure

Imagine sleeping under the Saharan stars with nothing but mountainous dunes of burnt orange sand surrounding you on all sides. This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity. The Sahara Desert Adventure is a complete pack of discovery and adventure unlike any other trip you have ever been on and most likely will ever go on. On this trip you won't just see the desert, you will experience it!

Experience the Sahara safely and organised to your fullest comfort. Expect incredible activities such as desert camel rides, fossil hunting, and moonlight Bereber drum circles. This is a week you and your friends will never forget!

Trip Includes

Private Bus Transportation

Roundtrip Fast Ferry

3 Nights in 3* or 4* Hotels

1 Night in Moroccan tents in Dunes

All Breakfasts and Dinners

*Special Dietary Options Available

All Monument Entrances

Guided Tours

Visits in Fes, the Sahara Desert and Rissani!

Sunset Camel Ride through Desert Dunes

Bonfire & Live Berber Music in the Dunes

Stops at: Ziz Valley look-out & at Cedar Forest (monkeys)

Visit and Free Time in Asilah

Professional Tour Guides

We Love Spain Coordinator

Professional Photographer

(FREE Trip Album on WLS FB Page a few days after the trip!)

Free time for shopping, etc.

Travel Insurance

Dates, Booking & More!

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DATES SPRING 2017:

★ NEW DATE!!!!! – June 7-11!!! – SPOTS ARE LIMITED – Must Book Before May 26!!!

★ April 12th-16th (Semana Santa) – SOLD OUT!!! 

★ April 27th – May 1st (Puente de Mayo)  SOLD OUT!!! 

*Additional Dates available for large groups, write to info@welovespain.org

*Note – All online purchases carry an online service fee of 8€ (already included).  If you would like to avoid these charges, you may book in our office (card or cash) or via bank deposit or transfer.  For our account info please send an email to info@welovespain.org.

Prices and Optionals

TRIPS PRICES:

PRICE FOR WLS MEMBERS

325€
FOR DEPARTURES OUT OF:
SEVILLA
MÁLAGA
GRANADA

CÁDIZ or
ALGECIRAS

355€

FOR DEPARTURES OUT OF:
JAÉN or
CÓRDOBA

*FOR NON VIP MEMBERS PRICES ARE 25€ MORE

BECOME A VIP MEMBER HERE FOR JUST 10€

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES/SERVICES:

Optional 4X4 Desert Excursion: 35€

Optional SUV 4×4 excursion on the third day. Passengers who have opted for that, which is done on location, will visit the Merzouga desert well known for its redish, giant sand dunes. In addittion the fossil quarry from millions of years ago when the desert was submerged in the ocean will be visited.  This activity returns to a Hotel at midday.  From there all travelers will take the camels into the dunes. This activity is to be reserved and paid once on the trip and not before.

Individual Room Supplement: 65€

For those of you who would like their own room to themselves.

*If you are traveling alone but would like to avoid this fee, we will try to find you a roommate but it is not guaranteed.

*Note – All online purchases carry an online service fee of 8€ (already included).  If you would like to avoid these charges, you may book in our office (card or cash) or via bank deposit or transfer.  For our account info please send an email to info@welovespain.org.

Meeting Places & Times

DIFFERENT CITY DEPARTURES

***MEETING TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.  WE WILL NOTIFY ANY CHANGES PREVIOUS TO TRIP. 

SEVILLA

Departure: 6:30AM
Plaza De Cuba Roundabout (In front of Phoenix Pub)
Aprox. Arrival Home: 11:30PM/12:00AM (Midnight)

HUELVA

Departure: 5:00AM
Plaza De Toros Huelva
Aprox. Arrival Home: 12:30AM/1:00AM

*Only available on certain weekends.  However, always available for groups of 10 or more.  Please just notify us.

CADIZ

Departure: 8:00AM
Oficina de Turismo Av. Jose de Carranza  (corner C/Sirenas)
Aprox. Arrival Home: 10:30PM

MÁLAGA

Departure: 7:00AM
Avenida de Blas Infante with Plaza de Manuel Azaña (Bus Stop across the street from the Police station)
Aprox. Arrival Home: 10:30PM

GRANADA

Departure: 5:15AM
Centro Comercial Neptuno (Foster´s Hollywood Bus Stop)
Aprox. Arrival Home: 1:00AM

*Only available on certain weekends.  However, always available for groups of 10 or more.  Please just notify us.

JAEN

Departure: 4:15AM
El Corte Inglés  (C/ Virgen de la Cabeza)
Aprox. Arrival Home: 2:00AM

*Only available on certain weekends.  However, always available for groups of 10 or more.  Please just notify us.

CÓRDOBA

Departure: 5:00AM
Hotel Eurostars Palace (“Hotel Oxidado”)
Aprox. Arrival Home: 12:00AM (Midnight)

*Only available on certain weekends.  However, always available for groups of 10 or more.  Please just notify us.

ALGECIRAS

Departure: 9:30AM
Ferry Station Info Desk
Aprox. Arrival Home: 8:30PM

Zoom in to see meeting location for each city

Trip Itinerary!

TRIP ITINERARY

Itinerary: Subject to change due to logistics, waiting time, weather conditions, etc.  All of the tour will be by private bus and boat (except for the walking tours).

Day 1:

Morning departure towards Algeciras, we board a fast ferry to Ceuta. Beginning of the trip to Fez in bus. Check-in at hotel, dinner and free time.

Day 2:

Breakfast and guided visit of Fez, une of the oldest and most famous city of Morocco.
We will visit the markets, the Koranic School, the Medersa Bouania and a Moroccan ceramic workshop . Free time for lunch. Continuation towards Erfoud. Check-in at hotel, dinner and rest.

Day 3:

Breakfast and guided visit of the town Rissani with entrance into the Massouleum.  Those passengers who have opted for the optional 4X4 excursion will visit the Merzouga desert well known for its reddish, giant sand dunes. In this excursion, you will also visit the fossil quarry, millions years old – when the desert was submerged in the ocean. You will arrive at the hotel right next to the dunes, and join the other passengers which were having free time there (chillout area, pool…) and surrounding area. In the afternoon, there will be a camel ride (2h approx) throughout the dunes with a stop for activities in the sand and to watch the sunset over the dunes. Arrive to the campsite of the Berber tents where we will sleep. Dinner, live Moroccan music, dance around a bonfire and free time.

Day 4:

Early rise (optional) to see the amazing sunrise in the dunes. Camel ride back to the hotel, breakfast and early departure towards Fez with stops to view the oasis (Ziz Valley) and the Alpine village of Ifrane, famous for its cedar trees and home to the berber monkeys.  Check-in at hotel and dinner.

Day 5:

Breakfast and return to Ceuta with stop for free time and lunch in Asilah, small artisan, fishing village. Ferry boarding and return to the origin points.

Evening arrival home.

Passports, Ids, & Visas

Necessary Documentation for Trip

***It is the full responsibility of all travelers to bring valid and correct documentation with them on the trips being passport, ID card, and/or visas.  

TO TRAVEL YOU WILL NEED:

NON Europeans: Valid Passport
Most European Union citizens can travel with us just with their Identity Card.
Check if you can travel just with your ID Card BELOW

Some nationalities do need a visa to enter into Morocco.  Please Consult below.

Photocopies of either are NOT valid, you MUST bring your actual passport or ID.  

WHAT NATIONALITIES CAN TRAVEL TO MOROCCO WITH JUST THEIR ID CARDS?

EU Nationalities that can travel with just their ID
Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Chech Republic
Croatia
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Hungary
Iceland
Italy
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxemburg
Malta
Netherlands
Norway
Portugal
Poland
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden

EU Nationalities that must travel with PASSPORT
Cypros

England

Greece

Ireland

WHAT NATIONALITIES DO NOT NEED VISAS TO TRAVEL TO MOROCCO

If you are a citizen of one of these countries above you do NOT need a visa to Morocco.

If you do need a Visa, please contact us at info@welovespain.org

Algeria
Andorra
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Bahrain
Belgium
Brazil
Bulgaria
Canada
Chile
China
Congo
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France

Germany
Great Britain
Greece
Guinea (Conakry)
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
Indonesia
Ireland
Italy
Ivory Coast
Japan
Kuwait
Latvia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxemburg
Mali

Malta
Mexico
Monaco
Netherlands
New Zealand
Niger
Norway
Oman
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Romania
Russian Federation
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Singapore
Slovakia

Slovenia
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Tunisia
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
United States of America
Venezuela

everything you need to know!

PACKING

You may bring whatever size suitcase or travel bag that you like. There are no luggage restrictions.
You do not need to bring towels or sheets, those will be provided.  In the desert you will have beds so you don´t need a sleeping bag, unless you want to bring one. We recommend comfortable clothing for walking tours and bus time.  You might want to bring a pillow or neck-pillow to be comfortable on the bus.   There are no luggage restrictions but you DO need to also bring one small overnight bag just for the night in the desert tents.  We will be arriving to the campsite on camel and therefore you will not be able to bring your full suitcase (those will stay on the bus).  We suggest warm clothing because at night it can be cold in thedesert.  Feel free to bring whatever food and drink you want.

Girls, There are no restrictions on what type of clothing to wear in Morocco. It is completely accepted to wear more “Westernized” clothing such as shorts, sleevelesses, etc. You do not need to dress extra conservatively.

HOTELS & ROOMING

Hotel
Fez : Hotel Sofia 4**** or Tghat 4*** (depending on date)

Erfoud: Hotel Xaluca Luxurious Oasis Hotel and Spa or Hotel Belere 4**** (depending on date)

Merzouga desert: Berber Campsite in Moroccan Jaimas in middle of the dunes

Wifi is available in the reception.

Rooming
The rooming options are Individual, Double, or Triple. We have tried our best to put you with your requested roommates.

Individual rooms have an additional cost of 65€. If you are traveling alone and prefer not to pay the supplement for an individual room, we will try to put you with other travelers, but it is not guaranteed.

In the desert you will be in Berber tents of 5/6 people.  If you are a group of friends who would like to share a tent just let the coordinator know when you get there.

Any services not listed are not included in the trip such as extra hotel services like hotel phone, minibar, etc. which will have an additional cost to the traveler if they so decide to use them.

MEALS

On this tour all breakfasts and dinners are included.
The drinks are not included, so you will only need money for lunches, drinks and shopping.

Day 1: Dinner.

Day 2: Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 3: Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 4: Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 5: Breakfast.

We recommend bringing food with you on the first day, although you will be able to buy food during your time in the ferry, and then we will make a stop for lunch so you can eat what you bring or buy some food there.

Vegetarian. Allergies and special conditions
Alternative meals are available in the hotels and restaurants.  You must let your guide or the restaurant manager know at the beginning of the meal.

CURRENCY & SHOPPING

The official currency in Morocco is the Dirham (Dh) and the difference is 1€=10Dh.
So if you change 20€, you will get 200 Dirhams in return.

You do not need to exchange money before the trip. You will be able to exchange in Morocco at the hotel receptions. However, you can pay in Euro everywhere and in Dollars in some places.

Lunches and drinks are not included, so a good budget would be to bring between 100€/200€ to pay for drinks, shopping, etc.

Prices in Morocco:
The prices are not fixed at the souvenir stores, so you can negociate prices.  It is part of the culture, so keep an open mind and have fun trying to get the best price possible!

HEALTH & SAFETY

Water
You can not drink the tap water in Morocco.  There is no problem however in showering, brushing teeth, or washing your face, etc.

Safety:
Morocco is a country very open to tourists and very safe, however, for us your safety is the most important.  For that reason our staff is highly trained and qualified in the department of safety.  During walking tours, not only will you be accompanied by your guide and coordinator, but also the Tourism Police Department to make sure that no one is lost in the laberinth of streets and that everything goes perfectly.  In the case of emergency we have evacuation plans, full medical insurance, and contact with the Spanish embassy at all times.   Traveling with professionals is traveling safely.

OUR TEAM

Professional guides:
With more than 20 years of experience.  Languages: English and Spanish.  On certain tours Italian, French, and German as well. The guides will accompany the group during their time in Morocco, be in charge of the trip at all times, explain everything about where we are going and what we will be doing as well as important information about Morocco. They are also open to any questions you might have.

Coordinators:
Guide/friend from We Love Spain and/or Sevilla Erasmus with over 50 tours under their belt. Languages: Spanish and English.  On some tours Italian, Dutch, Finnish, Portugese, Polish, French, and German as well.
Get to know us HERE!

RULES OF CONDUCT

Rules of conduct – Schedules:
It is obligatory to arrive to the meeting points at the times indicated by the coordinator.  Be punctual!  We are not responsible for any illnesses, damages caused in the hotel, bus or other places nor to one´s self or third parties.  We are not responsible for forgotten or lost items in any moment.  In these cases, you are responsible for finding the way to recover your items and for any additional costs that it may cause.

Traveling implies keeping an open mind to new cultures, new forms of life and distinct traditions.  There is more to the world than what happens in your front yard.  Our advice to you is if you want to enjoy 100% of this unique experience of getting to know this wonderful country rich in culture, music, art, and gastronomy, than be open to discovering other forms of life and seeing life, like it or not, but never indifferent, that is for sure.   Be respectful with other cultures and proud of yours.  Life is beautiful, travel more!  Viva Morocco!

EVEN MORE INFO

Climate
In Fez, the weather is similar to Southern Spain.  Once you pass the mountains the weather is typically very dry and hot however at night in the desert it can get very cold so do bring warm clothes for that night.

Places we will visit in Morocco

  • Medina (historic center) and zoco (marketplace) (Fez)
  • Koranic School (Fez)
  • Medersa Bouania (Fez)
  • Royal palace exterior (Fez)
  • Moroccan ceramic workshop (Fez)
  • Kasbah (Rissani)
  • Mausoleum (Rissani)
  • Fabric co-op (Rissani)
  • Sahara Desert (Merzouga)
  • Sunset camel ride through desert dunes (Merzouga)
  • View the oasis (Ziz Valley)
  • Alpine village with forest of cedar trees and berber monkeysof (Ifrane)
  • Medina of small artisan, fishing village (Asilah)

Free Time:
You will have some free time in Rissani, the Desert and Asilah.

Good things to know: 

The Sahara desert is hundreds of kilometers to the south of the straight of Gibraltar, so to arrive there, do expect quite a lot of bus time. We assure you that your time in the desert does compensate the wait though :).

In Morocco it is considered rude to take pictures of people without asking. Most people do not mind but please ask first before photographing someone directly.

FINALLY, THANK YOU for choosing We Love Spain for your travel needs. 
Elizabeth Kinnon and David Reina (Founders of We Love Spain)

 

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