From Ouarzazate: Private 12 Days-Trekking in Draa Valley and Erg Chegaga dunes

From Ouarzazate: Private 12 Days-Trekking in Draa Valley and Erg Chegaga dunes

This camel trekking from/to Ouarzazate is our most extended one with 8 full days in the desert with camels and tents – and the stars! Only for the explorers among you! It is a perfect trekking for well experienced hikers and desert lovers as you are mostly hiking in the dunes and on desert plateaus.

Itinerary

Day 1: Ouarzazate and Oasis Fint

Pass By: Ouarzazate, Ouarzazate, Draa-Tafilalet
Welcome to Morocco! You will be picked up by your driver after arrival at Ouarzazate Airport or at the meeting point and we will bring you to your Riad in the city of Ouarzazate or in the Oasis Fint.
 Depending on your arrival time, you have some free time to relax in the Riad.

Stop At: Taourirt Kasbah, Avenue Mohammed V, Ouarzazate 45000 Morocco
Start the day at the old Kasbah of Ouarzazate named Taourirt where you have some time to explore the narrow pedestrian streets on your own and visit the palace with its countless rooms which seem like a labyrinth. Afterwards, you can have a look at the movie museum just on the other side of the road.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Atlas Film Studio, Km 5, road of Marrakech BP 28, Ouarzazate 45000 Morocco
Continue to the Atlas Corporation film studios, where 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 recently The Physician have been shot in those studios. Guided tour of the movie studios in a group included.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ait Ben Haddou, Ait Ben Haddou, Souss-Massa
A little outside of Ouarzazate lies Aït Ben Haddou, the fortified clay city with its numerous ksars and kasbahs, where several famous movies such as Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven and Prince of Persia have been shot. This photogenic city is also listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a guided tour with a local guide.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Oasis Fint, Ouarzazate 45000 Morocco
After the visit of Ouarzazate, you'll continue the tour to the Oasis Fint,
where you will enjoy your traditional tea ceremony at a local family's home. You have time to explore the quiet and peaceful Oasis at the river together with a guide and learn about the local life of the friendly inhabitants. Return travel to Ouarzazate and get dropped off at your Hotel/Riad in the late afternoon, or stay in Fint overnight.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:


Accommodation included: Overnight in a Riad in Ouarzazate or in the Oasis Fint (Standard category, private room with bathroom)

Day 2: Ouarzazate - Anti Atlas - Agdz - Draa Valley - Zagora - Tamegroute – M'Hamid

Pass By: Draa Valley, Zagora 45600 Morocco
After breakfast in your Riad we'll continue with crossing the scenic Anti-Atlas mountains with canyons and valleys. Afterwards, you'll arrive at the green and peaceful Draa Valley which is famous for its huge date groves and henna fields. Along the way, we will enjoy lunch and buy some food for our trekking.


Stop At: Zagora, Zagora, Souss-Massa
We’ll have enough time to visit Zagora and its surroundings like the Jewish quarter in Amzerou and have a look at the huge palm groves. Afterwards, we’ll continue our trip towards the desert to Mhamid.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tamgrout, Tamgrout, Souss-Massa
Along the way, we stop at a Saadian town of the 16th century which is called Tamegroute. There, we are able to visit an old coran library and a subterranean Kasbah together with a local guide.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: M'Hamid, M'Hamid, Souss-Massa
Now it is time for the desert! The village M'Hamid lies at the end of the road from Marrakech. From there on only undiscovered desert! Here we'll meet our caravane with the camels and local guides/cooks and start our trekking adventure.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Overnight: individual Camping outside of M'hamid

Day 3: Start of the Trekking (Hiking distance 15 km)

Stop At: M'Hamid, M'Hamid, Souss-Massa
After a rich breakfast, the guides will pack your equipment on the camels and we start the trekking at about 9 o'clock. We are hiking from M'Hamid through a palm grove in the shade of palm trees.
 Extended lunch break and time to relax, then continue towards Sidi Naji for about 2 hours more. In the late afternoon, we build up our camp and it is time to relax. Freshly cooked dinner under the evening sky and second night in the tent or on mattresses under the sky.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Overnight: Individual camping

Day 4: Trekking to Erg Ezahar (Hiking distance 16 km)


Stop At: Erg Chigaga، Morocco
After your yummy breakfast in the desert, we will start our second day of hiking in the beautiful landscape and to the rythm of your camels.
 We'll enjoy our lunch in the shade of big tamarisk trees and continue our way in the afternoon for another 2 hours until we reach the large dune of Erg Ezahar. This big dune lies in the middle of smaller golden dunes and is a howling dune which wails when the wind kicks up.
 Enjoy this beautiful view while your guides install our camp under a big tree below the golden dune. Climb the big dune for sunset and take some nice pictures of this fascinating landscape. 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: Individual camping

Day 5: Trekking to Erg Laghair (Hiking distance 11 km)


Stop At: Erg Chigaga، Morocco
Today we start our Trekking in direction of Erg Smar, an old abandonned village which the desert sands took over while the years were passing by. After our lunch break under some big tamarisk trees we continue to Erg Laghair. Enjoy the mesmerizing silence of the desert from our camp under some big trees. 
Dinner will be prepared by our guides and you'll enjoy sitting around a campfire and listen to some berber music. Forth night in your tent or outside. 


Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Overnight: Individual camping

Day 6: Trekking to Erg Chegaga (Hiking distance 18 km)

Stop At: Erg Chigaga، Morocco
After breakfast, we'll continue our journey to reach the big dunes of Erg Chegaga, the biggest and most famous ones of the region, some over 30 m high. 
Climb the dunes and take some wonderful fotos of the sunset from the top. What a spectacle! Dinner will be prepared by our guides and you'll enjoy your fifth night in your tent or outside.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Overnight: Individual camping

Day 7: Trekking to Oum Laâlag (Hiking distance 16 km)


Stop At: Erg Chigaga، Morocco
After sunrise over the grand Chegaga dunes and a nice breakfast, we continue our road to Maihat Assolah and after lunch further to the Oasis of Oum Laâlag, where we’ll spend our sixth desert night. Relax and enjoy the shining stars over the desert.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Overnight: Individual camping

Day 8: Trekking to Bourgane (Hiking distance 16 km)


Stop At: Erg Chigaga، Morocco
After our daily rich breakfast, our goal of the day ist to reach Oued Laatache, the „river of thirst“. Our lunch break will take place near a well, which is an important stop for the nomads in the region. After lunch, we’ll continue our way in direction Bourgane, where we’ll pass our seventh night in the wilderness.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Overnight: Individual camping

Day 9: Trekking to Oued Naâm (Hiking distance 16 km)


Stop At: Erg Chigaga، Morocco
Today, after our usual desert breakfast, we walk at our pace until we reach Oued Naâm, the „River of ostriches“, where we’ll have lunch and regain our strenghts to walk a little further until the spot where we’ll put our tents for the night in some small dunes. Here we’ll spend our eight and last night on the trekking.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Overnight: Individual camping

Day 10: Trekking to Ouled Driss (Hiking distance 16 km)


Stop At: Oulad Driss, Oulad Driss, Souss-Massa
After breakfast, we start our last day of trekking over the the „Hamada du Draâ“, a plain desert landscape full of volcanic stones. After eating a delicious meal at lunch time, we'll go for the last etappe until we reach the small village Ouled Driss with its palm groves.
 If you’ll arrive early enough before dinner, you can visit the typical old berber village with its old houses mad of clay and small stones. Dinner will be prepared by our guides and overnight in the camping.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Overnight: In a rustic private double room/bungalow in the camping of Ouled Driss (shared facilities)

Day 11: Ouled Driss – Zagora – Ouarzazate

Stop At: Zagora, Zagora, Souss-Massa
After breakfast in the camping, we'll say bye-bye to 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 driving back in direction Ouarzazate.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Atlas Mountains
We'll start our drive with our 4x4 or Minibus back to Ouarzazate in the afternoon and enjoy the views of the Draa Valley and the vast Anti Atlas mountains along the way.

Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Overnight: in a Standard Riad in Ouarzazate (private room with bathroom).

Day 12: Departure from Ouarzazate or Individual stay

Pass By: Ouarzazate, Ouarzazate, Draa-Tafilalet
Breakfast in your Riad and transfer to the airport for your flight back or start of your individual program. Have a safe journey and see you soon again!

Meals included:

Accommodation included: No overnight included.

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 strong 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: 12 Days
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
Please wait in the reception area of your accommodation in Ouarzazate
Pick up at the airport Ouarzazate (arrivals) also possible
Please note that we do not offer pick ups in AirBnB's and private residences. In that case, your meeting point will be the parking in front of the Carrefour market 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

  • 11x Breakfast
  • 11x Dinner
  • 11x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 12 nights
  • Camels as luggage porters

  • Local guide in Tamegroute
  • Airport transfers
 in Ouarzazate
  • Private tour with local guide
  • Equipment for the kitchen tent and for the relax area (matresses and blankets)
  • Additional french speaking local guide/cook/camel driver during the Trekking
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Entrance fees for museums and Kasbahs along the route
  • Entrance fees for Atlas studio and local guide in Ait ben Haddou
  • Overnights in Riads or Camping according to program
  • Entry/Admission - Taourirt Kasbah
  • Entry/Admission - Atlas Film Studio
  • Entry/Admission - Oasis Fint

No Incluye

  • Flights
  • Personal expenses
  • personal tent and sleeping bag (possible to rent if you don't want to bring yours)
  • Gratuities
  • Not mentioned meals

Instalaciones


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