6-day Draa valley desert trek

draa valley desert trek

Draa valley desert trek is a 6-day hiking Sahara desert dunes in the stunning Draa valley and Mhamid region. We invite you to explore the beautiful Sahara desert and remote campsites in the dunes. Draa valley is the longest river in Morocco and was shaped by merging 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 palm groves and small agriculture along the river. The dwellers of the Draa are called Drawi, used to bring up the dark-skinned people of the Draa that make up the most significant part of its dwellers.
Draa valley leads us to the desert in its forms, massive dunes tapered rocks blackened by the glowing sun. All nights will spend in tents under a starry sky.

Duration: 8 days
Period: October to April
Trek Grade: Easy to Medium
Accommodation: camping.

Draa valley desert trek allows you to:

– Discover Saharas green oasis, Draa Valley
– Take a camel caravan trek into the Sahara desert dunes
– Spend magical nights in the deep desert in tents
– Meet the desert nomads.

Itinerary of Draa valley desert trek

Day 1: Arrival

Arrive in Marrakech and spend 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 hike’s starting point. 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 in 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. We’ll take a nice walk via so many Berber villages along the valley in the afternoon. Overnight at KsarAitIsfoul in tents. Six 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 dunes to have lunch near the 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 walk 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 (a 7-hour drive). You’ll spend the night in the hotel at Marrakech.

Day 8: Departure

The flight back home.


Group 2 people 3 people 4 or more persons
Price per person 520 € 500 € 460 €

Price Details:

Price includes the following It does not include the following
– English speaking guide
– Transfers from and to your hotel
– Accommodation for trekking duration
– Camels for luggage carrying during the 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 Draa Valley Desert Trek

– 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 €/$/£ or Moroccan Dirhams.

Draa valley desert trek: Amazing camel trekking in Draa valley oasis and desert dunes.

Photos – Draa valley desert trek

Draa Valley Desert Trek, Hiking Sahara Desert Dunes.

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