Draa Valley
Location
Oct-Aprl
Dates
9 Days
Duration
7/10
Physicality
14+
Age

In the south of Morocco there are two large ergs of dunes. A sea of sand where life seems to lose its breath and time stands still. Four days walking along the dunes of Zhar,  Chagga, tamarisks trees along Draa River, plateaus and desert mountains! This is a truly spectacular tour for those who need some silence and order in their life!


PRICE PER PERSON:  From 410 €                

– Group 1 – 2 person: On request                     – Group 6 – 10 people: 460 €/person

– Group 3- 5 people: 615 €/person                – Group 11 – 15 people: 410 €/person


DEPARTURE/ARRIVAL:          Marrakech


WREQUIRED EQUIPMENT:

Comfortable sportswear and hiking boots, hat, fleece jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses, headtorch, water bottle, sleeping bag.


WHAT’S  INCLUDED

Certified English-speaking Guide                               Transfers from and to the airport

Accommodation: 2 nights in 3* Hotel in Marrakech ,    Transfers from and to Marrakech

All meals (vegetarians options are possible)                                      Kitchen tent, cooking equipment

 Camping equipment, tent & mat     Services of the camels handlers (camels will carry the luggage)


WHAT’S  NOT INCLUDED:

Meals in Marrakech

Travel insurance                 International flights

Personal purchases            Tips

1

Day 1: Airport - Marrakech Hotel

Transfer from the airport to your accommodation. The first evening you will be able to spend by yourself and explore the vibrant life of Marrakech.

2

Day 2: Marrakech - Ourzazate - Draa Valley

After breakfast we head to the south of Morocco passing the High Atlas mountains. Amazing  scenery is guaranteed! We will stay overnight in a nice camp or a hotel in the Palmery (your choice).

3

Day 3: Draa Valley - M'Hamid

After breakfast, we will head to Zagora and OuladDriss village. We will spend the morning driving along the Draa valley with its fascinating range of contrasting scenery, colourful oases, verdant palm groves, cultivated and fortified villages. We will at stop at OuladDriss for lunch and a cup of mint tea at a local’s house. In the afternoon we will be able to admire the first desert landscape and enjoy the 3H camel trek through the oases and the dunes of Bounou. Our light nomadic camp will be set up in the middle of the dunes of Mhamid.

4

Day 4: M'Hamid - Sidi Naji

We will leave the dunes of M’Hamid and walk between the dunes and plateaus following the caravan footsteps across the soft curves of sand dunes and the flatness of the hammada (black desert). We will take in the tranquility of the open blue sky and the silence of the sand dunes. Overnight camping in the dunes of Sidi Naji. 4H walk

5

Day 5: Sidi Naji - Erg Zhar Dunes

Today we will discover the magic of the Sahara desert with its endless sand dunes and breathtaking scenery. After the 5H walk through almost undiscovered places we will get to the spectacular Erg Zaher dunes where you will breathe the clean air of the Sahara desert and explore the diversity of ever-changing landscapes, splendid sand dunes that change color as the day goes by.

6

Day 6: Erg Zhar - Erg Smar Dunes

After breakfast we will start walking towards the Erg Smar dunes. In the evening we will make a campfire and admire the bright stars and night sky. 5H walk

7

Day 7: Erg Smar - Erg Chegaga Dunes

We will enjoy one last day in the dunes meeting the nomadic families of the Ait Atta Berber tribe and learn about the life in this wild corner of Morocco. 5H walk

8

Day 8: Erg Chegaga - Marrakech

Today we will take the road back to Marrakesh over the Tizi-n-Tichka pass, 2260m. We will arrive in Marrakech around 5:30 pm. Back to noisy civilization!

9

Day 9: Transfer back - Marrakech Airport

Transfer to the airport.

Goodbye and see you on your next trip to Morocco!

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
15 January 2016

I can’t say enough about Mohamed. He made us feel very welcome in his country providing us with guidance and assistance throughout our journey. He is knowledgeable, bright, and entertaining and was always there anticipating our needs and providing us with an unforgettable adventure. In a very short time, he became our friend and at times it felt like he was a member of our family. Group of friends

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