Draa Valley
Period: From October to April
Duration: 8 days and 7 nights
Level: Easy

Detailed itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival at Ouarzazate Airport, pick up by your guide and night at a local hotel.

Day 2: Draa Valley
After breakfast, the 4×4 will take us into the 1st camp in the Draa valley. Spend the night at the Camp.

Day 3: Oued Naam
Around 08:30am the camel trek adventure begins. The camel train passes between Ergs & Oasis towards Oued Naam, where we spend a 2nd night. Along the way, we may meet nomadic people. 6 hours.

Day 4: Erg Bougrane
As always, you have a choice to ride or just walk through the rocky landscape & dunes with breaks under the shadow of acacias trees. Spend the night at Erg Bougrane. 5 hours.

Day 5: Erg Chegga
We will head deep into the Sahara, passing the desert plateau & oueds (dried out river beds). Then we will arrive at the big Erg Chegaga. Spend the night at the heart of the dunes.

Day 6: Zagora
Say farewell to your camel and his drivers, then transfer by 4×4 to Zagora. Spend the night at a local hotel.

Day 7: Ouarzazate
Return to Ouarzazate, passing through Tamnougalte. There will be free time to visit the city & souks, haggling for souvenirs of your adventure. Spend the night at local a hotel.

Day 8: Transfer to the Airport & return home.

What to Bring

For Tizi Trekking you need to prepare as you would for walking in any mountain region; it can be warm and sunny during the day but the weather in the mountains can quickly change from sunshine to snow and cold winds (autumn through late spring). Please do not leave any rubbish behind you; carry out what you carry in.

Tizi trekking are tailored to match the season and your level of fitness. You have the choice of basing yourself in Berber Guesthouses, from where you can take daily walks, or you can Atlas Mule Trek for 2+ days. On mule treks you usually have the choice of staying in Berber Guesthouse/with families or wild camping in 2-person tents. In addition to regular packing, here is a Check List for Tizi trekking:

  • Good walking boots and socks
  • Comfortable shoes/slippers for camp/guesthouse
  • Trekking pants
  • Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants