7 Days in Draa Valley Oasis and Sand Dunes

 

Itinerary >>>

Day1: Arrival, You will be picked up from the airport and transferred to your riad to freshen up. The rest of the afternoon / evening is at your leisure to explore the exciting city of Marrakech. Make own arrangements for dinner (dinner not included)

 

Day2: Marrakech – Tizi n tichka mountain pass – Ouarzazate – Agdez –Zagoura – Lalla Kebira

 

Transfer from Marrakech (leaving at 8am) over the Tizi n tichka mountain pass then down to the south face of the High Atlas into Ouarzazate for lunch. Continue to Agdez then down the Draa valley passing by several Ksours (fortified villages), some inhabited and some abandoned in ruins. There will be a stop in Zagora, the gateway to the Sahara Desert where once nomads set off to Tombokto on a 52 day journey. Your cook will buy provisions here. Finally continue driving to the Dunes Lalla Kebira (Marabout, St. Kébira) for an overnight camp. You’ll be able to take a short walk around the oasis of small dunes at Lalla Kebira before turning in for the night. 7 1/2 hours driving.

 

Day3: Dunes and Oasis de Lalla kébira – Beni Ali – oasis Foum Taqqat, Camp (B,L,D)

 

After breakfast, and taking up camp, the team will load the camels whilst you start the trek down the Draa valley in the direction of the Beni Ali oasis for lunch in the shade of the date palm trees. After lunch you will carry on to the wild Oasis of Foum beside the mountainous Jebel Bani, where you will camp overnight.5 hours walking.

 

Day4: Oasis Foum Taqqat – Dunes Nesrate – Ksar Ait Isfoul – Camp (B,L,D)

 

After breakfast, you’ll trek off down to Draa valley through dates grove plantions to your lunch spot at the oasis of Nesrate. After lunch, there is a lovely walk through Berber villages along the valley to camp at Ksar Ait Isfoul. 5 1/2 hours walking.

 

Day5: Oasis and dunes Nesrate – Zaouiat Sidi Saleh – Dunes Tidiri – Camp (B,L,D)

 

After breakfast, you’ll set off for another nice walking day through farming land and a small sand dune to get to the lunch spot near the Marabout of Sidi Saleh. After a delicious lunch you’ll carry on to set camp near the dunes of Tidiri. 5 hours walking

 

Day6: Dunes de Tidiri – Oasis and dunes Regabi – dunes Erg Lihoudi Camp (B,L,D)

 

After breakfast, we head off for the highlight of this trek, walking through the dunes of Tidiri. Lunch will be just before you reach the Dunes of Regabi, and a further two hours walking will get you to the final camp set on the dunes of Erg Lihoudi.6 hours walking.

 

Day7: Dunes Erg Lihoudi – Village Mhamid or Oulad Driss – return to Marrakech (B,L)

 

Early breakfast, the crew will load the car then you’ll start the long journey back to Marrakech with some rest stops on the way to enjoy the views and have lunch/drinks. Arrive back to Marrakech.2 ½ hours walking plus an 8 hour 430 Km drive

Duration : 7 days

Periode : October to April to april

Joining in :Marrakech.