Southern of morocco Camel Trek from Draa Valley to M'hamid Dunes - 8 Days

Oued Draa is born from Ouarzazate and Dades river, longuest on in Morocco. Across de Draà valley, palm groves dotted with nice fortified villages formed by impressive Kasbahs and Ksours. With their characteristic stand of date alms, oases are havens of peace and tranquility ; under the cool shade of trees, bright green vegetable and cereal plots are set out between irrigation channels dug in the earth.

This trip is for 8 days from Marrakech and back to Marrakech and you will have option to extend your holiday in Morocco Desert as long as you want.

Day 1: Arrive in Marrakech. Transfer to the hotel in the centre of the city or raid in the old medina.
You can spend the afternoon visiting Marrakech.
Day 2: Marrakech - Faija.
We take a scenic drive across the High Atlas Mountains to Ouarzazat the gate of sahara and then Zagora palm. It takes almost 8 hours driving, passing along date-palm oases, Berber villages, and incredible landscapes. In Zagora we leave the minibus and take a more appropriate vehicle that will take us to Faija. There we meet the camels and their cameleers.
Day 3: Faija - Camping.
Today we start our trek. In the morning we load the camels and head to Hamada. We have good views of the Saghro and Banni Mountains, with little vegetation, and maybe some Bedouin nomads. After lunch in an oasis, we walk along dried riverbeds and arrive at the campsite at sunset. Walking time: 6h30
Day 4: Camping - Dunes of Chegaga.
We climb to the Abbes pass, from where we can observe the vastness of the desert. Far away we can already spot the dunes of Chegaga. We get to them later in the afternoon. Walking time: 6h30, overnight in comp in deep of big dunes under stars.
Day 5: Dunes of Chegaga - Dunes of Bougarne .
After walking the multitude of small sand dunes of Chegaga, we continue towards M'hamid. We eat under the trees of Tamares, and in the evening we arrive at dunes of Bougarne, a site rarely frequented by the tourists. Walking time: 5h, again we’re going to overnight outdoor under stars.
Day 6: Dunes of Bougarne - Dunes of Oued Naam .
We wake up early in order to contemplate the dawn on the dunes of Bougarne. The rest of the day we walk on a huge rocky plateau, and we reach the dunes of Oued Naam late in the afternoon. Walking time: 6h30, like the other days we’re going to sleep outdoor in comp.
Day 7: Dunes of Oued Naam - Dunes of Mhamid - Marrakesh
This last stage of the trek takes place along beautiful desert landscapes, and an immense plateau of small dunes. Without realizing it, we reach the Regaga dunes and then Mhamid. Here the trek reaches an end. Later, we continue by car along the Draa valley to Zagora. Transfer to Marrakech. Walking time: 3h.
Day 8: Marrakech - Airport
It depend of your flight time; if it’s in the afternoon you have the opportunity to explore the Marrakech with its sites and magic gardens, then Transfer to the Airport

What is Included

  • Transfers from and to your hotel
  • English, French speaking Berber tour leader
  • Accommodation in Hotel/Camp
  • Camels to carry your luggage during days of the trek
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Cooking man who prepares all the meals during the trek
  • All meals during your trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner)
 

What is Not Included

  • Soft drink ( water....)
  • Personal travel insurance
 

What you need to bring ?

Good walking boots and socks

Comfortable shoes/slippers for camp/guesthouse

Trekking pants

Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants

Underwear / Long johns / T-shirts

Fleece jacket or warm jumper

Lightweight windproof/waterproof jacket

Hat /Goggles (winter) and sunglasses (summer)

Lightweight thermal or fleece gloves

3 to 4 season sleeping bag

Walking stick

Day sack/backpack

Head torch / headlamp

Basic First Aid Kit - refer to trip dossier for details/p>

Ice axe and crampons (winter)

Water bottle or camel back (recommended)

Personal items (e.g. towel, sunscreen, wipes, toilet tissues, antibacterial handwash)

Small First Aid Kit including insect repellent, plasters, meds

Small rubbish bag to carry out what you carry in

Matches e.g. burn toilet paper

Trail snacks

Zip-Up bags for camera

Repair kit (eg. needle, thread, duct tap


Start Date End Date Cost Season
01 Mai 31 October Summer Book
01 November 30 APril Winter Book

All The Morocco Trekking tours are guaranteed to depart at minimum of 2 people. We reccommend you to book your trip as soon as possible. Availability : This trek is available throughout the year, From December to April Winter Offer and from May To November Summer Offer. You can start the trek on any date you wish. Available: Book this trip now as spaces are available. (However internal flights &/or special permits may still be subject to availability.) Limited Availability: Limited spaces are available so please click on the “Contact Us” link to enquire about the departure status. Closed Closed: This date is unavailable. Please click on the “Contact Us” link to enquire about other trip departure dates or booking this trip as a private departure.

Trip Facts

Duration: 8 Day(s)

Trip Grade: Moderate

Trip Cost: On request

Destination: High Atlas Mountains

Best Season : October to Mai

Transportation :  Private Vehicle

Maximum Altituted: 2,260 m/ 8727,03 ft

Group Size: Min 2 person, Maximum 30

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