THE VALLEY OF DRAA IS OASIS AND DUNES


hiking through the desert and the draa valley. The Draa Valley offers a wide variety of landscapes: regs (stone plateaus), dunes, palm trees, oases, fortified mud villages ... For a long time it was a transit point for caravans crossing the Sahara. The Moroccan south, from Zagora, offers a beautiful territory full of dune and oasis landscapes, surrounded by the Djebel Bani. Ideal place for a walking route to the gates of the Sahara and to discover the magic of the desert among friends or family. Nights under the stars, dromedary rides, meals with fire in the desert ... this circuit offers all this and more. A unique option to discover the south of Morocco .

 

 Day 1: City of origin - Marrakech.

Arrival at Menara airport in Marrakesh. Reception and transfer to the hotel.

 

 

Day 2: Marrakech - Ouarzazate - Zagora - Imi n'Takkat.

Early departure from Marrakech, our transport will take us by road to the city of Ouarzazate. We will pass through the mountain pass of Tichka (2260 m.) And follow this spectacular route to Ouarzazate. From here the landscape becomes desert with a spectacular view of the mountain of Saghro. We will reach the Draa Valley where the road winds between beautiful palm groves and ancient villages up to Zagora. We will meet our team of camel drivers in Imi n'Takate. Lunch by road. Small walk of 1h 30min.Camp at the entrance of the palm grove

between small dunes and a plateau.

 

 

Day 3: lbarage - Dunes of Nasrate.

We will pass through beautiful gardens and beautiful kasbahs, we will cross the towns Ignaoun, Bni Samgan, Laghlad, Aït Aamer ... Throughout the palm grove, we will have the opportunity to observe the simple daily activity of the inhabitants of the area.Beautiful dunes will offer us a unique view of the entire palm grove of Nasrate and the highest minarets of palm trees. Beautiful sunset Night in Berber tent camp at the foot of the Nasrat dunes. 6 hours of walking.

 

 

Day 4: Dunes of Nasrate - Village Sidi Salah - Tidri.

We will cross the dunes of Nasrat until we reach the palm grove and the great village of Sidi Salah. Lunch at the exit of the village and its palm grove. In the afternoon we will walk among the dunes to our bivouac camp. 5 and a half hours walking.

 

 

Day 5: Tidri - Oulad Driss - Dunes of Bonou.

We will walk among dunes and plains that pass near some old houses, definitive proof of the occupation of this region by man since ancient times and that date temporarily as the first settlements in the region. Lunch at the beginning of the Oulad Driss palm grove. In the afternoon we will cross the gardens and arrive at the bivouac camp at the foot of the Bonou dune. 5 hours 30min.marching.

 

 

Day 6: Bonou Dunes - Palm Grove Mhamid.

On this day we will enjoy a walk among the dunes and the last palm grove of the Draa Valley. We will pass through the old town of Mhamid, and we will arrive at our camping bivouac located in a beautiful spot (shower available). 5 hours of walking.

 

 

Day 7: Mhamid - Zagora - Ouarzazate - Marrakech.

We will leave our last bivouac camp, and arrive at the Mhamid village after a short walk. We will join our transport that will take us back to Ouarzazate and Marrakech. Arrival expected in the late afternoon. Accommodation in hotel or riad. Lunch on the way

Day 8: Hotel - Airport.

Airport transfer. End of our service