This 6 days/7nights Al Baraka "Discover Dakhla" special week gives you a perfect introduction to the Dakhla ambience. You will have time to chill out by the sea, discover some of the key features of the area, experience the quietness of a night in the desert and add-on your own picks. You will taste a blend of traditional dishes and seafood, surrounded by the nature that made such delicacies possible. All of this, at a slow pace and in a small group. The programme (scroll past the picture for details) consists of one day along the Dakhla peninsula, three days/one night in the desert and two free days to let you enjoy other sides of Dakhla or just relax on the beach. To activate this package, a minimum number of four participants is needed but, to let you get the most out of your Dakhla experience, we will accept a maximum number of six participants. Please contact us for a personalised package and/or if you are fewer than four participants.
(*) 650 Euro is the total price per person combining the service by Dakhla Rovers (388 Euro per person) and accommodation at Al Baraka (double standard room, B&B, 262 Euro per person). You will pay these two services separately and directly to each service provider. Please note you will have to book your flight/transportation to Dakhla autonomously. Read the Terms & Conditions that apply to this package here.
Discover the Programme
Day 1 - White Dune, Oyster farm, Atlantic waves. One of Dakhla's "must-see", this is a single white dune surrounded by the ocean at high tide, flamingos often at sight. You'll get a first impression of the area's stunning colours and views. We will then head back along the peninsula to reach the Oyster farm. A long-established cooperative, it has become one of the best fish restaurant of the region. Pick your favourite among fresh oysters, baked fish with vegetables, octopus, sepia, squids or razors shells tajine, grilled lobster (notes: depending on the season and on the catch of the day, some items might not be available; lunch at the Oyster farm is to be paid separately by each participant). After lunch, we will head north again and admire the power of ocean waves along the Atlantic coast. Return to Dakhla in the afternoon. Participants will be free for dinner and for the evening. Total km: about 100, starting from Dakhla and returning to Dakhla.
Day 2 - Free day. A day to relax, take to watersports, sail, visit the citiy of Dakhla etc. You will be autonomous, and may decide to rent a car. Whatever your choice, we are at your disposal for any suggestions, indication on what to do, where, how etc …
Day 3 - Sebkha of Imlili. This is a one-day desert and coast trip to discover some key features of the area. We'll leave in the morning around 9.30-10.00, head south and then eastward taking short breaks for pics of the bay and of the desert around it. We'll then move off road to reach a small sebkha (depression with salted floor) characterised by permanent pools of salted water with fish. Welcome to the famous Sebkha of Imlili! Pools are small, but unique and beautifully colored. The sebkha is surrounded by bushes and plants, close to three wells and a regular venue for wild animals and herders. We will have lunch there (picnic) and Saharawi tea. Depending on the timing and on weather conditions, we might eventually spend some time on the coast or head back directly to Dakhla. Participants will be free for dinner and for the evening. Total km: about 300, starting from Dakhla and returning to Dakhla.
Day 4 + 5 - A night in the desert. This will be an immersive adventure with a substantial amount of desert exploration and one night camping in the wild. Depending on conditions and requests, we will either head north through the dunes, or east to mountains and savannah. We will have lunch on the go, while colours keep changing around us. We will set up the camp well before sunset, to let you breath the atmosphere and nature around you. The, we'll have a barbecue with Saharawi tea and and enjoy a peaceful night in the quieteness of the desert. The next morning, after a good breakfast and packing the camp, we will slowly head back to Dakhla, taking our time to stop where we like (which might include along the coast or at the sulfur spring for a special shower). Participants will be free for dinner and for the evening. Total km for Day 4 + 5: about 380 - 650, starting from Dakhla on Day 4 and returning to Dakhla on Day 5.
Day 6 - Free day. You will close your week with a free day to chill out, go shopping or continue that watersport training you started on Day 2. You choose! You will be autonomous, and may decide to rent a car. Whatever your choice, we are at your disposal for any suggestions, indication on what to do, where, how etc …
Day 7 - Flaying back home. If you rented a car in Dakhla and arrived by plane, you may decide to fly back home today. In this case, make sure you already redelivered the car - the majority of flights are very early in the morning!
What to expect
- You will be riding for about 700 to 1000 km (depending on picks for Day 4+5) on the tarmac and in the desert around Dakhla.
- You will spend one night camping in the desert.
- You will receive assistance on Days 1, 3, 4, 5 and from/to airport.
- Meals, Saharwi tea and water at meals when out in the desert are included.
- Tents, matrasses, sleeping bags, linens, pillows and towels for camping are included.
What not to expect
- This offer does not include services proper of a travel agency, such as but not limited to: car rental, purchase of flights. While we are at your disposal for advice, you will have to book/purchase these services on your own.
- You will have to pay Dakhla Rovers and Al Baraka separately.
- Meals at the Oyster farm, in Dakhla or not consumed in the desert and any other extras are not included.
min. 4 people
max. 6 people
- Once confirmed by us, 270 € / person is to be paid as non-refundable deposit within 20 days.
- Balance of 118 € / person is to be paid latest 30 days before beginning of activities.
- Accommodation (262 € / person, standard double room, B&B) is to be paid directly to Al Baraka.
- Read Terms and Conditions carefully.