Picnic in the Dunes

Sand Dunes, Zagora & M'hamid

A trip into the dunes with a camel-ride and picnic.

This trip into the desert departs from the Azali Desert Lodge at 10am, travelling by 4x4.

An hour's drive later, stop for a visit to the Tamegrout Potters and to see the Zawia Naciria - a fascinating library of religious books, some of which date back to the 13th Century. Then continue on the road towards M'Hamid.

At midday, exchange the 4x4 for a camel, for an hour's trek towards your picnic.

Lunch is at the sacred Oasis "Oum Laalag", where a gourmet Moroccan meal is served in the shade of the palm trees; relax with tea and dates.

Either return to Zagora at around 5pm, or walk through the dunes to the camp run by the Azalai Lodge to stay the night (1-2 hours guided walk and camp stay are not included in the picnic price).

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