8-Day Hike : Discover the Beauty of the Draa Valley and Sahara Desert


The Draa Valley Desert Walk is a 6-day hike through the picturesque Draa Valley and Mhamid region. We encourage you to visit the stunning Sahara desert and secluded dunes campgrounds. The Draa Valley is Morocco’s longest watercourse, formed by the confluence of the Dades and Imnane rivers. It runs from the Atlas Mountains to Zagora, then to the Atlantic Ocean. The water in the Draa valley is used to irrigate palm trees and small farms along the river. Drawi are the Draa’s inhabitants, referring to the dark-skinned people who make up the majority of the Draa’s population.

Included / Not Included

  • English speaking guide/driver
  • Transfers from and to your hotel
  • Accommodation for trekking duration
  • Camels for luggage carrying during the trek
  • Kitchen equipment
  • All meals during your trek
  • Ticket flight
  • Travel Insurance
  • Accommodation and meals in Marrakech
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Personal expenses (such as souvenirs)
  • Tips for guides and staff.

Tour Plan

Arrive in Marrakech and spend the night in a hotel.

After an early breakfast, we’ll drive towards the Tizi N’Tichka, then to Ouarzazate city, where we’ll have lunch. We’ll then continue to the valley of the Draa, passing through many fortified villages before reaching Zagora town (the gateway to the desert). Finally, head to the Dunes Lalla Kebira, which is the hike’s starting point. Overnight in tents. 7 hours drive.

After breakfast in the morning, we’ll begin our hike. We’ll hike down towards the Beni Ali oasis. Lunch will be in the shade of the palm grove. After lunch, we’ll continue on the Wild Oasis of Foum Taqqat beside Jebel Bani, where we’ll camp overnight in tents. 5 hours of trekking

We’ll trek through the palm grove after breakfast to the oasis of Nesrate (lunch place). We’ll take a nice walk through many Berber villages along the valley in the afternoon. Overnight at Ksar Ait Isfoul in tents. Six-hour walk.

We’ll begin our hike after breakfast; we pass through the farming land and dunes to have lunch near the Sidi Saleh shrine. After lunch, we’ll trek to the camp close to Tidiri Dunes. We will spend the night camping in tents. 5 hours trek.

After an early breakfast, we’ll begin our trek by walking on the dunes of Tidiri. We’ll have lunch before we arrive at the dunes of Regabi. After lunch, we’ll take a 2-hour trek to reach the final camp on the Erg Lihoudi. Overnight in tents.The estimated duration of the walk is 6 hours.

After breakfast, we’ll begin our trek to Erg Lihoudi. Lunch will be served en route, and we’ll pass through the beautiful palm grove of Mhamid or Oulad Driss Village. We’ll then return to Zagora, where we’ll spend the night in a hotel.

After breakfast, we’ll leave Zagora and head back to Marrakech, where the tour ends.


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