6-day Draa valley desert trek

draa valley desert trek

Draa Valley desert trek: The south of Morocco is a Commonwealth of the contrast and colors, has a magnificent dunes, oasis, and valleys.
Draa Valley is the longest river in Morocco and is shaped by the merging of the Dades River and Imnane River. It starts from the Atlas Mountains to Zagora and from Zagora to the Atlantic Ocean. Local people of Draa Valley use its water to irrigate Palmeraies and small agriculture along the river. The dwellers of the Draâ are called Drawi, used to bring up to the dark skinned people of the Draa that make up the greatest part of its dwellers.
Draa Valley leads us to the desert in all its forms large dunes, tapered rocks blackened by the glowing sun. Overnights will be in tents under a starry sky.

Duration: 8 days

Period: October to April

Trek Grade: Easy to Medium

Accommodation: camping.

Trek Highlights 

– Camel trek in Sahara desert sand dunes

– Nights in the tents under the starry skies

– Discovery of the Draa Valley and its large palm groves

– Meeting the desert nomads

Itinerary of Draa Valley Desert Trek

Day 1: Arrival

Arrival in Marrakech and spending the night in the hotel.

Day 2: Marrakech – Tizi-n-Tichka pass (2200m) – Ouarzazate – Zagora – Lalla Kebira

After an early breakfast, we’ll drive towards the Tizi N’Tichka then to Ouarzazate city where we’ll have lunch. We’ll then continue to the valley of the Draa passing through so many fortified villages to Zagora town (the gateway to the desert). Finally, head to the Dunes Lalla Kebira which is the starting point of the hike. Overnight in tents. 7 hours drive.

Day 3: Lalla Kebira Dunes and Oasis – Beni Ali – Foum Taqqat oasis

After breakfast in the morning, we’ll begin our hike. We’ll hike down towards the Beni Ali oasis. lunch will be at the shade of the palm grove. After lunch we’ll continue on the Wild Oasis of Foum Taqqat beside the Jebel Bani, that’s where we’ll camp overnight in tents. 5 hours trek.

Day 4: Foum Taqqat – Nesrate Dunes – Ksar Ait Isfoul

We’ll trek through the palm grove after breakfast to the oasis of Nesrate (lunch place0. In the afternoon We’ll take a nice walk via so many Berber villages along the valley. Overnight at KsarAitIsfoul in tents. 6 hours walk.

Day 5: Nesrate Oasis and dunes – Zaouiat Sidi Saleh – Tidiri Dunes

We’ll begin our hike after breakfast, we pass through the farming land and sand dunes to have lunch near Sidi Saleh shrine. After lunch, we’ll trek to the camp close to Tidiri Dunes. We spend the night camping in tents.  5 hours trek.

Day 6: Dunes de Tidiri – Regabi Oasis and dunes – Erg Lihoudi dunes

After an early breakfast, we’ll begin our trek by walking on the dunes of Tidiri. We’ll have lunch before we arrive at the Dunes of Regabi. After lunch, we’ll take a 2 hours trek to reach the final camp on the Erg Lihoudi.  Overnight in tents. The estimated duration of the trek is 6 hours.

Day 7: Erg Lihoudi  – Mhamid or Oulad Driss Village – Marrakech

We’ll head back to Marrakech early in the morning after breakfast (7-hour drive). You’ll spend the night in the hotel at Marrakech.

Day 8: Departure

The flight back home.

Price:

Group 2 people 3 people 4 or more persons
Price per person 500 € 440 € 350 €

Price Details:

Price includes the following Price excludes the following
– English speaking guide
– Transfers from and to your hotel
– Accommodation for trekking duration
– Camels for luggage carrying during trek
– Kitchen equipment
– All meals during your trek
– Ticket flight
– Travel insurance
– Accommodation and meals in Marrakech
– Drinks
– Entrance fees
– Traditional tips

 

Materials Needed For Tour

– Big bag for clothing
– Backpack for each daily supplies
– Good walking shoes and socks fit for rugged terrain
– 3-4 season sleeping bag
– Warm and light clothes
– Lightweight waterproof over-trousers/ rain-pants
– Personal First Aid Kit
– Sunglasses
– Sun-cream
– Head torch
– Camera
– Hat
– Toilet tissues
– Water bottle
– Water purifier

 Additional Details

– This trek is available and can be arranged for groups of all sizes.

– Further discounts are available for group sizes over 8 people.

– You can pay in €/$/£ or Moroccan Dirhams.

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Draa Valley Desert Trek: Camel trekking in Draa Valley Oasis and Desert dunes.