SAHHA SAHARA
CAMEL TREKS & TUNISIA CULTURAL TOURS
EcoTourism
 

NEXT CONFIRMED DATES:

Oct 17 - 24, 2017

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"What most people don't know is that for a multiday trek, camels are sent a day or more in advance so you get more bang for your buck instead of riding through semi-arid shrubs, therefore a better experience for customers..."

GRAND ERG QUEST TREK
7 night / 8 day trek
Available Oct through Mid-April
Fitness level - Medium / Difficult (Age: 15 or older)
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Immerse yourself in the mystical energy of the Sahara Desert,  where for centuries, sufi’s and nomads have searched for and have found peace and solitudeOn this trek, you will travel through some magnificent areas deeper into the Sahara desert; to a natural mineral desert hot spring, through the pristine high dunes of an area that was part of the camel caravan silk trade route, and some beautiful small mountains in the desert. To do this trek in eight days, you will need to travel several hours by 4X4 at the beginning and end of the trek. 

 
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In the afternoon of the first day, we will stop at Leghwitsa, which means 'mountain drowning in the dunes'! 
 
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You will be sharing the nomad way of life, all your meals will be prepared by Bedouin cameleers, who are gifted at preparing feasts in the desert, as well as being highly skilled and trusted at navigating the Sahara, and musicians by night; playing Bedouin music around the camp fire. Choose to sleep in a tent, or under the stars!



Glimpses from your trek...

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By the third day, our caravan will be trekking through part of the old 'silk trade 'caravan route, a stunning area that is seldom traveled by tourists.  The landscape is incredible, pristine and vast flowing dunes surround you, yet the sand is soft as talc. Some of these high dunes are over 200 meters above sea level. These dunes are called Ghorouds – you are now in the spectacular Grande Erg.



 
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During the next few days we will be leaving the old caravan route and will continue to Hwidhat Erriched (also known as ‘The Lake’). This is a small oasis with a natural mineral hot spring, surrounded by endless dunes. Some of the most beautiful sunsets and sunrises are seen here. 



 
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Although we may encounter other tourists here, it is a beautiful place to soak and relax, enjoying the silky warm mineral water, maybe enjoying a cup of tea from the ‘tent café. We will spend a night here before heading on.
 
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After a night at Hwidhat Erriched you will begin your trek towards rocky Mount Timbaine, where you will have the opportunity to climb it and enjoy the incredible viewpoint from the top – a vast array of dunes in every direction as far as you can see.



 
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Mount Timbaine is where we will meet up with the 4 x 4 transport to drive us back to Douz. After climbing Mount Timbaine and a rest, it is time to say good-bye to the cameleers and the camels, who will make the 3 day walk back to Douz. 

Sahha!!! (Arabic for "we hope you enjoyed it")



IMPORTANT INFORMATION

All our supplies are taken by camel on your trek (no vehicles) with the exception of the drive to meet up with your cameleers and camels. The cameleers and camels leave 3 days ahead of your trek to the meeting place.  This enables us to take you deeper into the Sahara (avoiding more scrubby areas). For each hour we drive you, the cameleers and camels need one day of travel.

You will be trekking between 4 – 6 hours a day. You can choose to walk or ride ‘your’ camel (or both, as most people do).

There are no toilets or shower facilities as you will be trekking to a different place every night, and camp in a place where there are no other people. Going to the toilet means going behind a dune or bush and digging a hole in the sand. (Once you have confirmed your trek, we will send you a list with suggestions of things to bring on your trek – including wet wipes for cleaning and tissues).

We provide lots of bottled drinking water for you, but water is a valuable resource in the desert and is used for drinking only)

PRICES:

4 - 10 people: $1065 US Dollars per person / Euros calculated upon request

3 people:        $1290 US Dollars per person / Euros calculated upon request

2 people:        $1545 US Dollars per person / Euros calculated upon request

1 person:         $1785 US Dollars / Euros calculated upon request

Note: except for returning customers, an additional 15% is added to the price of treks with departure dates between Dec 20 - Jan 2 (our high season) 

If you would like to sleep in a Bedouin Tent, the added cost: $320 US Dollars per tent (sleeps up to 4)
PRICE INCLUDES:
  • Delicious meals prepared for you with fresh local fruit and vegetables
  • Bottled water
  • Tent
  • Bedding (mattress, blankets, sheet)
  • A camel available for each of you to ride
  • Experienced Bedouin Cameleers (many are also great musicians)
  • English speaking cultural guide
  • Trek insurance and tourism registration (mandatory)
  • 4x4 transport when stated
  • A burnose (Bedouin cape) for each of you to use for evenings around the fire
  • Cheich (Bedouin headscarf), our gift to you
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
  • Flights or transportation to Douz
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips (Cameleers, drivers...)
  • Trek insurance does not replace travel insurance
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