Oasis & dunes
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Morocco - Oasis & dunes
During six days, you will discover the South Moroccan desert. Off the beaten tracks, in a breathtaking setting out of the ordinary, you will receive training to survival techniques of the Berber people and sleep five nights in bivouacs, amidst oasis, caves, palm trees, dunes and volcanic rocks… A stunning adventure!
Become the king of the desert!
Arrival and welcoming at Marrakech. Night in riad or hotel in the heart of the medina.
Transfer to the Moroccan South, driving through dream settings worth the biggest adventure movies! Crossing the pass over 2000m under the snowy top of Mount Tubkal, and the dry plateau of Atlas to luxurious oasis, it will be a total escape from civilization! At dusk, you’ll reach a charming village where you will have a heartwarming encounter, far from the touristic trails, in an authentic setting.
Beginning of the trek. Navigation and orientation day. Crossing of a reg (rocky desert) with map and compass, you will have to find the oasis to restore you energy. You will learn how to lay traps, purify water. Night under the stars.
Going down to a dried out lake through breathtaking landscapes. In a western like scenery, you will meet the inhabitant of the desert on their four, six or eight legs! Your chance to catch them for a survival meal. Your camel driver will teach you how to make bread and cook it under the sand. Night in a survival shelter or under the stars.
Walking in the rocks is not an easy task! But it is the price to pay in order to enjoy sleeping by the “Camel’s Heart”. No civilization anywhere at 360°, silence and sun being your only friends. You will learn 5 basic methods to make fire without matches or lighter. Bivouac in a wadi (dried out ravine).
Crossing a reg (rocky desert) to reach the dunes. Under a scorching sun, you will learn the Touareg’s secrets to protect yourself from the heat. Initiation to navigation with the stars. Bivouac in the erg (sandy desert) under the stars.
The extraction 4WD vehicle will come and get us in the middle of nowhere. Back to civilization in a Rally Raid far from any tracks. Arrival in Marrakech for a wonderful party in the riad. Relaxation time, hot shower and other delights. Oriental diner (meal not included) and night at the riad.
Transfer to the airport and flight back to your home country.
Equipment to prepare for the training
- Sleeping bag (medium cold)
- Trekking gear (shoes, pants, warm sweater)
- A pair of flip-flops
- A pair of extra socks
- Poncho or raincoat
- Water bottle
- Quart, spoon and metal cup
- Sunglasses & hat
- Garbage bag
- Organic soap and towel
- Camera and Go-Pro are allowed
- Phone and camcorder not allowed
- All accommodations, homestay and bivouac
- All meals and rations from day 1 to day 6
- All training costs
- A survival expert during the whole training
- All taxes and permits
- 24h assistance
- Personal transports and transfers
- Personal expenses and drinks
- Personal insurance
- Meals of day 7 and 8
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Wow !! (friends will laugh) What an experience !! You come back changed! I learned a lot about myself, tapping on my own reserves, taking care of others, nobody knew each other at the start, to finally become a welded and united group. We shared so many beautiful things, unique moments in one life !! Thanks to Nadia and Denis (from who we’ve learnt a lot and who is a nice person)! Personally it's been a long time that I wanted to do one of these survival courses and I realized a dream!