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From Zagora: 6 Days Private Camel Trekking to M'hamid Desert

This camel trekking from/to Zagora 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 4 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.

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6 days


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  • What's included :
    • 5x Breakfast
    • 5x Dinner
    • 5x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 6 nights
    • Camels as luggage porters
    • 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
    • 1 night at a local families home, 4 nights camping, 1 night in a rustic double room on a campsite
    • Local guide in Tamegroute
    • Entry/Admission - Tamegroute
    What's excluded :
    • Flights
    • Personal expenses
    • personal tent and sleeping bag (possible to rent if you don't want to bring yours)
    • Gratuities

  • Day 1: Zagora - Draa Valley

    Stop At: Zagora, Zagora, Souss-Massa
    Pick up at Zagora Airport, your Riad/Hotel in Zagora or the meeting point at the desired time.

    Zagora is the last city before the real wilderness starts. The rural house of your host family Hatouchi is located near Tamegroute in the Draa Valley, just 15 km from Zagora. It is also possible to park your rental car here free of charge for the duration of your trekking adventure.

    Enjoy a mint tea with the family and learn how they live with their animals in the middle of their crops. Eat a traditional Berber dinner with some members of the big family in the evening 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

    Stop At: Tamegroute, Valle du Daraa, Zagora Morocco
    If you start your tour latest at 3 pm, we will make a 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: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    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:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    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:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight: Camping in the Dunes of El Mariar

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

    Stop At: Erg Chigaga، 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:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    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:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight: In a rustic double room/bungalow in the camping of Ouled Driss

    Day 6: Ouled Driss – Tamgroute – Zagora

    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 near Zagora.
    On the way we have time to make a stop to visit the Kasbah and old village of Ouled Driss.
    After arrival at the families home, we'll have a typical lunch and pack our staff in the car again before saying bye bye to our hosts.
    Drop off at your accommodation in Zagora, at the meeting point, bus station or Zagora Airport possible.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: No overnight included.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please wait in the reception area of your accommodation in Zagora. Pick up at the Zagora 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 Restaurant "Chez Omar" in Zagora centre Airports
    • Zagora Airport, Zagora, Morocco
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • 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
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • 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.


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Organised by Explore Morocco Travel SARL

Activity ID: V-33279P49

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