Desert Treks

The ever-shifting desert dunes make for incredible trekking.

Desert Trekking

Desert trekking is, for many, the ultimate adventure, synonymous with explorers and pioneers of the past. To walk in a world without paths, without permanent settlers, is liberating. Desert treks take you deep into a land of extremes, a remote yet rewarding environment unlike any other. No people, no pollution, just the sound of the wind and vast, uncompromising expanse of desert ahead.

With Exodus you can discover Wadi Rum, a landscape characterised by rust-red sandstone jebels and soft, undulating dunes that inspired sets of huge Hollywood blockbusters such as Lawrence of Arabia and Prometheus. Or trek the cragged canyons and secret spots of Oman. Either way, with 40 years of experience then Exodus can lead the way.

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Desert Trekking Adventure Holidays

Mt Toubkal Climb

Exhilarating one-week trek to the summit of North Africa's highest mountain

Guided Group, Tailormade Adventures

Walking & Trekking
8 days Incl. Flights
From £729
Activity Rating - Challenging
4.4 / 5
Tijhza Village

Atlas Panorama

Experience Morocco's colourful Marrakech and peaceful mountain walks

Guided Group, Tailormade Adventures

Walking & Trekking
8 days Incl. Flights
From £749
Activity Rating - Moderate
4.4 / 5

Undiscovered Atlas

Trek amongst terraced valleys and oases of Morocco's isolated and remote southwest

Guided Group, Tailormade Adventures

Walking & Trekking
8 days Incl. Flights
From £679
Activity Rating - Moderate/Challenging
4.6 / 5

Top five tips for desert trekking

Sun protection: in Jordan, the distinct red and white chequered scarf is strongly associated with heritage and the desert culture. The scarfs are handy for protecting you from sunburn, dust and sand and they are available to purchase from the local Bedouin people for around £3. Pair with high factor sun cream and SPF lip balm.

Follow footprints: climbing up and down sand dunes can be very taxing and a good method for walking in the desert is to follow the footprints of other walkers. The compacted sand means that you do not sink as you walk and it is a more stable surface to walk on.

Wear walking boots: it may be tempting to wear sandals in the desert, however the sand can be very hot and walking boots provide stability and grip for scrambling up sand stone mountains. A pair of short gaiters can also help with preventing sand from entering your shoes.

Drink lots: Carry at least 1.5 litres of water with you whilst you are trekking in the desert. Water flavouring is also a great item to bring with you as a thirst quencher and to add some variety to the water you drink.

Bring layers: Seated together around a fire in the evenings, it was much easier to eat our evening meals with a hands free torch for using our cutlery. A head-torch was also useful for any late night toilet breaks in the desert!

You’re in safe hands

At Exodus, every single one of us is passionate about travel and adventure. Together our staff and tour leaders have visited more than 171 countries, and come from a range of backgrounds as diverse archeology and mountain rescue. We have the hands on experience to help when you need it, and from the moment you pick up the phone to the moment you land, we’re here to take the hassle out your holiday. We’ll meet you at the airport, get you safely from place to place, and provide you with the right kit to tackle your chosen adventure.

Call us on (354) 567 8978