Trekking through the endless dunes of the world's largest desert
PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, due to current Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice, we aren't able to operate this trip at the current time. The trip is still on sale for departures in late 2014, and we will operate the trip if the current advice changes, if you book on the trip but the advice doesn't change we will give passengers a full refund.
Our trek starts from the bustling oasis town of Douz, a desert gateway near the great salt lake of Chott el Jerid. We soon pass beyond the furthest point reached by day-trippers, entering a landscape of peaceful dunes glowing gold in the evening light.
For five nights we camp in a traditional Bedouin tent, swiftly erected by our camp team while cooks prepare dinner on open fires, even baking Saharan bread in the warm sand. The trek takes us southeast through this barren, yet tranquil and beautiful landscape to the refreshing oasis of Ksar Ghilane.
This unusual and rewarding trek is an experience never to be forgotten.
What makes this trip responsible?
On this trip we spend four full days trekking through the vast Saharan Desert accompanied by our team of local Bedouins. For five nights we camp in a traditional Bedouin tent in a desert camp, where our team of cooks prepare typical dishes on open fires and bake Saharan bread in the warm desert sand. At the beginning and at the end of the trek we stay in a locally owned hotel, so helping to support the local economy.
What the papers say about 'Gateway to the Sahara'...
Nick Redmayne of The Independent writes about a Journey by caravan to a desert oasis. (May 2013).
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