From Ouarzazate: 6 Days Private Camel Trekking with Berber family

From Ouarzazate: 6 Days Private Camel Trekking with Berber family

This camel trekking from/to Ouarzazate starts at a local families home in the desert of Zagora and combines the experience to live and eat with a typical berber family together with a 5 days camel trekking crossing flat desert plateaus, mountains and golden dunes. It is a perfect opportunity to learn more about the life of the Berber people in the desert of southern Morocco.

You will also love the sunrises and sunsets on the ridge of the dunes and the mint teas at the set up camping. Sleeping in your tent or under the stars, bake the bread with the camel drivers, read the map of the starry sky, make a campfire... and share this unique experience with us.

Itinerary

Day 1: Ouarzazate – Zagora

Stop At: Atlas Film Studio, Km 5, road of Marrakech BP 28, Ouarzazate 45000 Morocco
If you start your tour already in the morning, you have the opportunity to visit one of the film studios of Ouarzazate. In the Atlas Corporation film studios you can join a 1 h guided tour, and you can discover the diverse sets and listen to the anecdotes of the multiple movies and actors. Several famous movies like Gladiator, Babel, Prince of Persia and The Physician have been shot in those studios.
Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Draa Valley, Zagora 45600 Morocco
After crossing the Anti-Atlas, you arrive at the green and peaceful Draa Valley which is famous for its huge date groves and henna fields.

Stop At: Zagora, Zagora, Souss-Massa
Now it is time for the desert! Zagora is the last city before the real wilderness starts. The rural house of your host family Hatouchi lies in a little berber village outside the city.
Enjoy a mint tea with the family and learn how they live with their animals in the middle of their crops. Enjoy a traditional Berber Dinner with some members of the big family and spend the night in their home. If the weather allows it, during summer time, you can sleep outside under the starry sky next to the house.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Overnight at the host families house ("Chez l'habitant")

Day 2: Start of the Trekking: Draa Valley (Hiking distance 18 km / flat)

Stop At: Draa Valley, Zagora 45600 Morocco
After a typical berber breakfast, the guides will pack your equipment on the camels and we start the trekking at about 9 o'clock. We are hiking from the house towards the Draa Valley and then turning to cross the Fajia-Plateau in direction Bani Mountains. This flat plateau is partly black with volcanic stones, partly sandy.
Extended lunch break and time to relax, then continue towards the mountains. In the late afternoon, we build up our camp at the bottom of the mountains. Freshly cooked dinner under the evening sky and first night in the tent or on matresses under the sky.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Overnight: Camping near Bani Mountains

Day 3: Trekking: Bani Mountains Crossing (Hiking distance 15 km / mountain pass crossing)

Stop At: Draa Valley, Zagora 45600 Morocco
After your first breakfast in the desert, we will start our second day of hiking with the crossing of the Bani mountains taking a winding path over the Djenia pass. We'll have a small break at the top of the mountain to enjoy the view over the plateau, the Draa Valley and as far as the high mountains.
We are descending again by following a hiking path through a rock valley until we reach the small berber village named Malili Ate Asfoi where we'll enjoy our lunch in the shade of big acacia trees.
After lunchbreak we continue our way for another 2 hours to the dunes of El Mariar, where we'll install our camp under a big tree in the middle of the golden dunes. Dinner will be prepared by our guides and you'll enjoy your second night in your tent or outside.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Overnight: Camping in the Dunes of El Mariar

Day 4: Trekking: Golden Dunes (Hiking distance 15 km / over sand dunes)

Stop At: Atmospher Erg Chigaga, M'Hamid El Ghizlane, M'Hamid Morocco
Today we enjoy a full day of hiking in the desert with its golden dunes. We'll walk to the Oasis Mouzmou and continue our journey after lunch to the dunes of Erg Bartam. Enjoy the mesmerizing silence of the desert and the beautiful sunset. Sit around a campfire and listen to some berber music.
Dinner will be prepared by our guides and you'll enjoy your third night in your tent or outside.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Overnight: Camping in the Dunes

Day 5: Trekking and Ouled Driss (Hiking distance 17 km / over sand dunes and flat desert)

Stop At: Oulad Driss, Oulad Driss, Souss-Massa
After sunrise and a nice breakfast, we depart for our last day of trekking to the village of Ouled Driss, where we will spend the night in a Berber tent or small room of the camping (shared bathroom and showers). In the late afternoon, you can take a walk to the center of the village Ouled Driss with its old Kasbah.
Dinner will be prepared by our guides and overnight in the camping.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Overnight: In a rustic double room/bungalow in the camping of Ouled Driss

Day 6: Ouled Driss – Zagora – Ouarzazate

Stop At: Draa Valley, Zagora 45600 Morocco
After breakfast in the camping, we'll leave our caravane and take a transfer back to the house of the family Hatouchi in Zagora. There, we'll have a typical lunch with the family and pack our staff in the car again before saing bye bye to our hosts.
Duration: 6 hours

Pass By: Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco
We'll start our drive with our 4x4 back to Ouarzazate in the afternoon and enjoy the views of the Draa Valley and the vast Anti Atlas mountains along the way.

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Overnight: in a Riad in Ouarzazate. Our service ends with this overnight (no services included the following day).

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"



Duración: 6 Days
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
Please wait in the reception area of your accommodation in Ouarzazate.
Pick up at the Ouarzazate airport (arrivals) also possible.
Pick ups at AirBnB's/private residences not possible. If you stay in a private residence or Airbnb, your pick up place will be in front of the entrance to the Carrefour Market at Avenue Mohammed V in Ouarzazate, which is located opposite of the Hotel La Perle du Sud.

Airports

  • Ouarzazate International Airport, W3PR+3RJ, Ouarzazate 45000, Morocco


Cancelaciones y devoluciones: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Incluye

  • 5x Breakfast
  • 6x Dinner
  • 5x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 6 nights
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • WiFi on board
  • Private tour with local guide
  • Camels as luggage porters
  • Additional french speaking local guide/cook/camel driver during the Trekking
  • Equipment for the kitchen tent and for the relax area (matresses and blankets)

No Incluye

  • Flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Not mentioned meals
  • Entrance fee for Atlas Studios
  • personal tent and sleeping bag (possible to rent if you don't want to bring yours)
  • Entry/Admission - Atlas Film Studio

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