Discover the Draa valley, a lush oasis stretching between Agdez and M’Hamid for about 200 km. The Draa river was the longest river in Morocco, its water flows from the foot hills of Atlas mountains and reach the Atlantic ocean in western Sahara. The magnificent architecture of Kasbahs (Kastles) and ksour(fortress village) built in the heart of the oasis. The women of the Sahara wearing the traditional clothes, the blue men with their camel caravan. The impressive sand dunes of Erg Zaher and the incredible starry sky at night.
Easy trek, 5 to 6 hours walking per day, the camels carry your luggage and a Berber cook prepares your meals. 3 hotel nights in Marrakech, overnight in tent during trekking.
Morocco tour from marrakech, Itinerary
Day 1: Marrakech
Arrive at Marrakech. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight hotel
Day 2: marrakech – ouarzazate – mhamid
Drive to the south via Tizi n’Tichka pass 2 260 meters. After the city of Ouarzazate, called the door of the desert, we follow the Draa valley to Mhamid Oasis. Meet our caravan and short walk to our first camp in the sand dunes. 8 hours to drive, 1h walking
Day 3: Discover the desert of mHAMID
Easy walk southward, superb colors, and wonderful landscapes for the first touch with Sahara: Sand dunes, Acacia and Tamarisk trees, black stony plateau called “Reg”, we found many pieces of pottery! Indeed we hike in the same way as the old trade caravans did several years ago from Morocco to Tombouctou in Mali. Break for lunch at Sidi Naji, a holy place used as a break for old trade caravans! Afternoon we have to cross many small dunes to reach our camp. 5 hours walking
Day 4: hIKING THE DUNES OF ERG ZAHER
Nice day walking in the dunes. The target is to reach the highest dunes in the area called “ Erg Zaher”. Afternoon we climb Erg Zaher, a Beautiful view of the “sea” of sand and an amazing sunset from the top. Down to our camp for overnight. 6h walking.
Day 5: HIKING THE DUNES OF ERG SMAR
Today we have to cross the famous Draa river bed. Explore the abandoned village of El Block. After lunch, we pass another Erg Smar in order to reach the red sand dunes of Cedrat. Camp in the dunes. 6h walking
See also, the 5 days desert Morocco tour from Marrakech.
Day 6: HIKING THE DUNES OF ERG CHEGAGA
Easy walk in a wide plain. After a break in the shade of Tamarisk, we cross à beautiful sand dunes of Chegaga. Camp at Awinat Naji. 4h of walking.
Day 7: HIKING THE ERG LAABIAD
Another half-day walk through sand dunes to reach the holly Erg Laabiad. Nice view of the Bani mountains in the north and the green “forest” of Calotropis Procera “Tawerza” in the northeast–East. Camp in the dunes. 4h of walking.
Day 8: eND OF THE TREKKING IN MOROCCO EXPERIENCE
End of the trek, transfer by 4×4 via the dry Iriki lake to Foum Zguid & Tazenakhte towns then to the High Atlas. Continue via Tizi n’Tichka pass to Marrakech. Overnight hotel. 7hours to drive.
day 9: Free day in Marrakech
Free day in Marrakech to explore this capital of Almohad and Saadian dynasties. Overnight hotel.
day 10: transfer to the airport
Transfer to the airport. End of our services
What is included
- Private A/C Vehicle or Minivan (plus fuel)
- English/Spanish/French speaking driver during the tour
- Pick up & Drop off at your accommodation
- Accommodation with evening meals & breakfasts
- Camel Trek to overnight in nomad desert or luxury camp (Private tents)
- Free time to explore sites such as Ait Benhaddou, Kasbah, Walks, Canyons, and Breaks for photos, etc…
What is not included