Oasis & Desert Trek

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Day 1: Ouarzazate – M’Hamid
Depart by 4×4 in the morning from your hotel in Ouarzazate to M’Hamid el Ghizlane via the High Atlas mountain pass of Tizi-n-Tinfifte, the village of Agdz, then through the kasbah of Tamnougalt, and the immense date palm oasis of the Draa Valley. Have lunch in Zagora and continue to M’Hamid, the last village of the Draa Valley. Arrive in the last oasis of the Draa Valley; stop in Ksar Oulad Mhea and take a camel ride to the first dunes of the Sahara. Arrive at the bivouac in time for the sunset over the dunes. Traditional nomad dinner and night under the stars or in nomad tents.

Day 2: M’Hamid –Erg Sidi Bousnina
After watching sunrise over the dunes and a traditional nomad breakfast, trek (either on foot or by camel) to the ruins of Sidi Bousnina via Reg el Arada. Enjoy a picnic lunch during your hike and a traditional nomad dinner. Spend the night at in our mobile nomad tents near the ruins of Sidi Bousnina.

Day 3: Erg Sidi Bousnina – Erg Ezzahar
Watch the sun rise over the ruins of Sidi Bousnina before an early morning camel trek to the big dunes of Erg Ezzahar. Picnic lunch in the dunes on the way. In the afternoon, the caravan moves on to reach the dunes of Erg Ezzahar. Trek by foot or relax in the dunes and join in the preparation of a traditional nomad dinner.

Day 4: Erg Ezzahar – Erg Smar
Wake up for sunrise over the dunes, followed by a traditional nomad breakfast and depart by camel for the dunes at Erg Smar through Ait Ounabgui. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the dunes. Relax and watch the sunset over the dunes before a traditional nomad dinner and night under the stars or in nomad tents.

Day 5: Erg Smar – Erg Ait Ounir
After sunrise over the dunes and by a traditional nomad breakfast, your camel caravan continues through the desert from Erg Smar to Erg Ait Ounir. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the dunes. Relax and watch the sunset over the dunes before a traditional nomad dinner and night under the stars or in nomad tents.

Day 6: Erg Ait Ounir – M’Hamid
After sunrise over the dunes and a traditional nomad breakfast, trek (either on foot or by camel) back to the bivouac through Nkhill Rass. Sunset over the dunes followed by traditional nomad dinner and night under the stars or in nomad tents. After a traditional nomad breakfast, return to M’Hamid and your vehicle.

Day 7: M’Hamid – Ouarzazate
After watching sunrise over the dunes and a traditional nomad breakfast, enjoy a visit to the ancient village of M’Hamid. Stop in Tamgroute to visit the Koranic library, the manufacturing location of the unique green pottery of Tamgroute, and the underground streets of the village. Return to Ouarzazate through the Draa Valley oasis of Zagora and through Tansikht. Lunch in Agdz and continue on to Ouarzazate. Arrive at your hotel in Ouarzazate in late afternoon.

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