Oasis & Desert Trek

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Day 1: Ouarzazate – M’Hamid el Ghizlane

Depart by 4×4 in the morning from Ouarzazate to M’Hamid el Ghizlane via the 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. Stop in Ksar Oulad Mhea and trek by foot to the first dunes of the Sahara. Arrive at the desert camp in time for the sunset over the dunes. Traditional nomad dinner and night under the stars or in nomad tents.

Day 2: M’Hamid el Ghizlane – 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 under the stars or 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. Stop for a 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 and night under the stars or in our mobile nomad tents.

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 our mobile nomad tents.

Day 5: Erg Smar – Erg Ait Ounir

After sunrise over the dunes and 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 sunset over the dunes before a traditional nomad dinner and night under the stars or in our mobile nomad tents.

Day 6: Erg Ait Ounir – M’Hamid el Ghizlane

After sunrise over the dunes and a traditional nomad breakfast, trek back to the desert camp through Rass Nkhal. Watch sunset over the dunes followed by traditional nomad dinner and night under the stars or in nomad tents.

Day 7: M’Hamid el Ghizlane – Ouarzazate

After watching sunrise over the dunes and a traditional nomad breakfast, enjoy a visit to the ancient village of M’Hamid. Continue through the villages of Nsrat and Bnisbih to Foum Takat, in the great oasis of Ktaoua, hike in the oasis and enjoy tea with locals. Visit the oasis of Ktaoua, Ksar Nesrat and Beni Sbih, the former home of the largest Jewish population in Morocco in the early 20th century. Stop in Tamegroute to visit the Koranic library, the manufacturing location of the unique green pottery of Tamegroute, and the underground streets of the village.  Return to Ouarzazate through the Draa Valley oasis of Zagora and through Tansikht. Stop for lunch in Agdz and continue on to Ouarzazate. Arrive in Ouarzazate in late afternoon.

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