Hike with Cameleers in the Draa Valley - 8 Days

Hike with Cameleers in the Draa Valley
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Often our heart swings between taking the time to discover a city like Marrakesh or leaving, forget everything by walking in the footsteps of the old caravaneers. That’s why we designed this program between the Red Marrakesh and the Drâa Valley. We will spend 3 days in this famous valley between palm groves and dunes. And we will touch the magic of the desert. A beautiful programme for a gentle immersion into Moroccan traditions.

- The discovery of Marrakesh - 3 days to visit the red city
- The bivouacs in the heart of the Sahara desert
- The Draa Valley, its villages and oases
- The nights in a riad in Marrakesh

Day 1
HOME / MARRAKESH

Day 2
MARRAKESH / VALLEY OF THE DRÂA / NSRATE - 8h drive

Day 3
NSRATE / DUNES DE TIDRI - 5h walk

Day 4
DUNES OF TIDRI / DUNES OF BOUNOU - 5h walk

Day 5
DUNES OF BOUNOU / VALLEY OF DRÂA / MARRAKESH - 7h drive

Days 6/7
MARRAKESH

Day 8
MARRAKESH / HOME

Day 1: HOME / MARRAKESH
Flight from point of origin to Marrakesh. Reception at the airport and transfer to our hotel located in Gueliz (the new city). According to the time of arrival, free time to visit Marrakesh. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: MARRAKESH / DRAA VALLEY / NSRATE
After breakfast, go with our guide and depart for the South. We will take the road to the Tichka pass which allows us to go to the southern slope of the High Atlas and Ouarzazate. After a brief lunch stop in Ouarzazate, we'll continue southward along the dry Draa wadi and surrounded by beautiful adobe villages. And a few kilometers after Zagora, we'll enter the palm grove where we will pitch our tents for the night.

Day 3: NSRATE / DUNES OF TIDRI
This first day will allow us to enter the desert, the one we typically imagine with its sand dunes. Before that, we'll cross villages and crops of the palm grove. The palm grove is a very specific ecosystem with its own rules. Our guide will unveil all for you.
In the afternoon, we'll cross our first dunes before reaching those of Tidri at the foot of which we'll set up camp.

Day 4: DUNES OF TIDRI / DUNES OF BOUNOU
After yesterday exploring the palm groves and the first dunes, today we will cross large desert plateaus before arriving in a palm grove where we will have lunch in the shade of date palms. We can see that the desert is far from monotonous and that every moment brings a lot of surprises. All afternoon we will walk through the small dunes dotted with old tamaris trees before arriving at the small erg Bounou where we'll spend this last night under the starry sky of the desert.

Day 5: BOUNOU DUNES / DRAA VALLEY / MARRAKESH
We say goodbye to the desert and we take the road that winds through the Draa Valley that we discovered from the inside.
We'll take the road again and cross the Tichka pass before arriving in Marrakesh and the riad to spend the next 3 nights.
Dinner and overnight at the Riad.

Days 6/7: MARRAKESH
For these 2 days, we leave you free for your activities!
We are here to help and advise you but the programme is in your hands.
It's up to you to discover the city of Marrakesh!
It is always possible to organise some small activities (excursions in the Atlas, cooking classes, hammam or massage ...).
Free time for lunches and dinners. Nights at Riad Azenzer.

Day 8: MARRAKESH / HOME
Breakfast and transfer to the airport. Return flight home.

Guide price based on 2 people: €715 per person

THIS PRICE INCLUDES:
- Land transport
- Airport transfers
- Full board - except meals not included and mentioned in "This price does not include"
- Accommodation
- The supervision team
- English speaking guide
- The foam mattress
- The tent

THIS PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- "Multirisk +" insurance for 3.5% of the flat rate package
- "Cancellation +" insurance at the rate of 2.5% of the flat rate package
- Personal expenses
- Drinks (mineral water, soda, beer ...)
- Meals on the first and last day
- The single room
- Gratuity (optional and at your convenience)
- The dinners in Marrakesh (days 1, 5, 6 and 7)
- lunches in Marrakesh (days 6, 7 and 8)

Prices :
Our pricing policy is to make you pay the fairest price, taking into account changes in rates related to the number of registrants.
The rates listed in the table below are rates for a group of 6 to 10 people.
If the group reaches the number of 11 to 15 people, then a refund of €50 / pers. is made automatically.
On the other hand if the group is limited:
- for 5 people, a supplement of €50 / pers.
- 4 pers, a supplement of €100 / pers.
- for 3 people, a supplement of €180 / pers.
A quote will then be sent to you.

Flight info:
Charter flight, low-cost or regular.

Difficulty Level:
Easy walking level in the Draa Valley with duration of 5h on average, without technical difficulty.

Accommodation:
1 night in a hotel in a double or triple room.
3 nights in bivouac.
3 nights in a riad/guesthouse in the Medina of Marrakesh.

Supervision :
During the days outside Marrakesh: qualified English speaking mountain guide and a camel team.
For groups of 5 people or more, a cook will also be part of the trip.

Passport:
Validity of 3 months after your return.

Visa:
No visa required for European citizens, please check before booking.

Vaccinations:
There is no compulsory vaccine in Morocco.

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