4 Days Draa valley Desert Trek in Morocco

5 Days Draa valley Desert Trek
Daily Tour 8 day 7 nights
Marrakesh or Ouarzazate Visit Marrakesh

4 Days Draa valley Desert Trek in Morocco , exploring the Sahara desert world, enjoying the sunrise on the desert sand dunes, relaxing in the beautiful oasis of the Draa Valley, and visiting old villages are the main attractions of this Morocco desert trek. Walking is another way to have authentic experiences and to explore less touristy destinations. Hiking along the desert Draa Valley offers the opportunity to connect with the Sahara desert and its magical life, as well as the excellent area surrounded by beautiful hills covered with small farms. Additionally, traditional villages and Ksar dot the landscape alongside lush oases and palm groves.

At First Sight

  • Group Size 2 to 16
  • 4 days trekking  4/5 hours 30minutes
  • Max altitude – 600 meters during trekking to Mgoun Summit
  • Airport Transfers Included
  • Join In Marrakech
Accommodation & Meals

  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 6 Dinners
  • 3 Nights Hotels
  • 4 Nights Mobil and wild camp
Marrakech (Google Map)

Our tours start at 9 but may be subject to change depending on the season.

 Quote of South Morocco Desert trekking

GROUP SIZE 2 3 4 5 6 7 8+
PRICE/PERSON €780 €750 €710 €670 €620 €570 €520

  • Picks up & drops by private car/Van/Bus/Taxi.
  • All your standard meal (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided outside of Marrakesh, starting from breakfast on day 2 until Breakfast on day 7 ).
  • 4 nights in camp, 3 nights in the Hotel, Riad or Kasbah with breakfast.
  • A highly experienced, helpful and friendly government license holder English speaking, Spanish, Italian or German Guide.
  • Team and camels to carry your luggage and our equipment.
  • Campsite This is the high-level classic style of trekking also known as camping (fully organized treks) supplying all camping equipment (sleeping, kitchen, dining and toilet tents etc) along with the food and cooker will prepare hot meals with attention towards variety and hygiene and nutrition to serve you.
  • Mineral water will be provide outside of Marrakech.

  • All your standard Meals  in Marrakesh.
  • All kinds of drinks like beer, coke/fanta/sprite, and alcohol.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential).
  • Tips for staffs and drivers.
  • Sleeping bag
  • The single supplement(Room, Tente, Camel..)
  • Other items not mentioned over in package included.

Other services available for booking include a single room (select the category) and a tent. Additionally, you can book a private camel ride.

Highlights of 4 Days Draa valley Desert Trek in Morocco

Desert trek in south of morocco promises a captivating adventure filled with unique experiences, explore the mesmerizing landscapes of the Sahara Desert, with its desert sand dunes stretching as far as the eye can see, Palms groves, Oases, Ksar (fortified village) and Kasbah (fortified house).

  • Sleeping under the open roof of stars, but it depends on the season.
  • Walks through oases and palm groves
  • Visits to ancient villages (ksar)
  • Beautiful walks amidst the dunes
  • A deeper and more authentic discovery of Moroccan culture
  • Varied and delicious cuisine

Tourism has been our hobby since childhood, starting in 1994. Over the years, we have continuously improved our experience by accompanying groups all over Morocco. In 2003, we began leading groups officially as licensed guides under Number 420. Finally, in 2018, we established a fully licensed Travel Company based in Marrakesh, operating under license number 10P/19.

This ample experience that we will share with you will undoubtedly guide you to an unforgettable tour in Morocco.

Day 01 : Marrakesh

Reception at Menara Airport and transfer to your hotel or riad. If your arrival is in the morning, you can enjoy visiting the highlights of Marrakesh’s old city. Feel free to contact us if you need assistance, You may also explore our day activities in Marrakech.

  • If your arrival is in the morning until midday at Marrakesh airport, you can drive immediately toward Ouarzazat and divide the long drive between Marrakesh and the starting point of the trek in the desert.
  • You can start this itinerary from Ouarzazate. Feel free to contact us for any further information.
  • The distance covered on the drive from Marrakesh airport to the Hotel, 11 km/20minutes
  • Overnight stay in a Riad.
  • Meal: no Meal included
Day 02 : Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Zagora – Dunes of Nasrat

Early departure to Ouarzazate via the High Atlas Mountains (pass of Tizi n’Tichka 2260m). Then, we will be joining the sub-Saharan landscapes that welcome you to the dry part of Morocco before arriving at Draa Valley. Crossing the Saghro mountain at Tinififite pass (1660 m) to reach Agdez, the village where the windy road takes us through nice villages and palm groves until Zagora. Meeting our local camel team to start our short desert trek of 1 hour and 30 minutes (More or less, it depends on the season) before reaching our first camp.

  • Overnight stay in a camp at an altitude of 600 meters.
  • The distance covered on the drive 420km/7h , 1 hour 30 minutes of walking.
  • Meal: B . L . D
Day 03 : Dune Nasrate – Sidi Salah Tidri

We start our day trek in the desert at Nasrati dunes and a large plateau before arriving at the oases and the village of Sidi Salah. Enjoy lunch either at the exit of the village. In the afternoon, we continue for a short hike in the desert, crossing the dry riverbed of Draa Valley. We then reach the scenic dunes of Tidri, where our campsite will be set up.

  • Overnight stay in a camp.
  • 5 hours of walking.
  • Meal: B . L . D
Day 04 : Tidri – Dunes Erg Sahel

We start our day’s desert trek with a short climb to the top of Tidri Mountain, where we enjoy a panoramic and beautiful view. Turning south, the route alternates between Saharan dunes and expansive landscapes. We set up the campsite in the dunes of Erg Sahel and have lunch at the campsite.

  • Overnight stay in a camp.
  • 5 hours of walking.
  • Meal: B . L . D
Day 05 : Sahel Dunes – Erg Lahniti

We head west from the dunes of Erg Sahel for a nice journey in a Saharan universe, crossing open spaces dotted with residues of old pottery, and arriving at the dunes of Erg Lahniti for lunch on the way under Acacia Tree shade.

  • Overnight stay in a camp.
  • 5 hours of walking.
  • Meal: B . L . D
Day 06 : Erg Lahniti – Oulad Driss – Ait Benhaddou

We cross the dunes of Lahniti and Daraa to join the largest palm grove of Oulad Driss,  we continue walking through this palm groves, our desert trekking included by the visit of Oulad Driss village with a interesting museum. In the afternoon after lunch we drive and back to Ouarzazate over night in Ait Benhaddou village in the hotel, dinner included.

  • Overnight accommodation in a hotel with breakfast is included.
  • The distance covered on the drive 280km, 4h 30minutes, 3 hour 30 minutes of walking.
  • Meal: B . L . D
Day 07 : Ait Benhaddou – Telouet – Marrakech

After breakfast, we set off to begin our day by visiting Ksar Ait Benhaddou. We’ll then drive along the picturesque Ounilla Valley, passing through Telouet villages and crossing several charming settlements. As we traverse the stunning landscape, we’ll eventually reach the Tichka Pass and continue our journey to Marrakech.

  • Overnight accommodation in a hotel or Riad with breakfast is included.
  • The distance covered on the drive 200km, 4houres.
  • Meal: B . L . D
Day 08 : Hotel – Airport

Private transfer to Marrakech airport. Optionally, with an additional fee, we can arrange a transfer to Casablanca airport for you, Feel free to contact us if you need assistance, Lunch and dinner are not included.

Key Facts

We’ve gathered a selection of commonly asked questions to provide you with further insight into this extraordinary desert trek.

Meal Plan

All meals are included during Draa valley desert trek from breakfast on Day 2 to lunch on Day 7.

Food & Water (Drinking and Washing)

Drinking water is provided during this Morocco desert trek, but it’s strictly for drinking purposes only. Please use it carefully. For washing, a small basin of water will be provided on the first two evenings. However, please note that it won’t be available on the subsequent days leading up to the last one. We appreciate your cooperation in using towels, as accessing water in the desert is challenging
During the trek, all food is sourced locally and prepared by our skilled trek cooks. Our cook and crew consistently amazes Morocco hike tours groups with their culinary creations!

Breakfast, tea, coffee, milk, chocolate… jams, honey, cheese… bread, sometimes Berber pancakes.

Lunches usually starts with a cup of mint tea, assorted salads, and a hot dish, fruits,… (Vegetables are washed, peeled).

Dinner, starts off with soup and bread. The main course is usually rice, pasta, couscous, spaghetti or chips, with a vegetable stew (or tagine) consisting of some of the following – onion, potato, carrot, green pepper, zucchini, turnip, parsnip, green beans, and peas. There will be some meat (usually chicken, lamb or beef), however meat is not prominent in the menu. All dishes come with traditional sauces which are rarely (spicy) hot. To round off dinner, there is the usual range of hot drinks and some fruits.

Special diets

While we make efforts to accommodate vegetarians, the options may be limited at times. Unfortunately, we may not always be able to accommodate special dietary needs due to the nature of our trips and the area we visit. It can be challenging, and in some cases impossible, to cater to a wide range of dietary preferences. You may need to bring supplementary food or snacks from home if your dietary needs are specific. For inquiries about specific dietary requirements, please contact our sales team. Please understand that we cannot guarantee to fulfill all requests and cannot be held liable for any issues related to dietary restrictions or intolerances.


During Draa valley desert trek, the group will spend two nights in a riad or hotel in Marrakesh and one night in Ait Benhaddou on an en-suite basis. While there are a range of high-end hotels in Marrakesh, we try to strike the right balance of a comfortable and conveniently located base while maintaining a really good value holiday. While trekking, we have 5 nights in a camping.

If you are traveling by yourself, you will be paired up with another single client of the same sex. Single hotel rooms and/or single rooms and single tent are available for a supplementary cost. If you are planning on extending your holiday, additional nights at the group hotel or in a range of different hotels and riads in Ouarzazate and Marrakesh are available on request.

Group Leader & Support Team

The group will be led by a professional and qualified tour leader proficient in English or another language of your preference, depending on the confirmation date. Additionally, the group will be supported by a full trek crew, which includes a cook responsible for preparing our meals, as well as baggage animals (camels), and their handlers..


Draa valley trek involves hiking at relatively low altitudes. During this trek, you will reach elevations exceeding 800 meters.

Expending funds

Plan to hold around £150 per person (or its equivalent in US dollars or Euros) for tips, soft drinks, snacks, and other incidental expenses. Keep in mind that additional costs may arise for souvenirs, and optional activities, so it’s wise to budget for these separately.

While Moroccan Dirhams are not typically available for purchase outside the country, you can conveniently withdraw local currency from ATMs upon your arrival at the airport or in Marrakesh. ATMs offer the option to withdraw funds in pounds sterling, dollars, or euros, which you can easily exchange at the airport. Carrying a credit card is advisable for emergencies and additional peace of mind.

Direction on gratuities

Tipping is the customary way to express gratitude to your local guides and porters. It’s important to note that tips do not constitute a part of their wages; rather, they are viewed as a personal gesture of appreciation from group members. We advise our local teams that tips are not obligatory or expected but are rather a reflection of the service provided.
It is customary for the group to collectively decide on the final amount of tips to be distributed among the guide, cook, and porters, as their responsibilities differ. We suggest that approximately £55 per group member would be an appropriate amount to ensure fair compensation, which you can give directly to them.

Suitcase Allotment

For this draa  valley Trek from Marrakesh, you should bring one piece of luggage (maximum weight on arrival at the group hotel is dependent on your international flight restrictions) and a day pack (of around 30 – 40 litres). no rigid suitcase, for your belongings (top opening, more practical); your bags will be handled several times and carried by camels. (Maximum 15kg/person), and no fresh produce should be left in these bags.

You can, of course, leave any type of baggage at the hotel in Marrakesh, including any items you do not need on the trek, as well as your suitcase if you prefer to travel with it, and pick these up when you return.

Your main bag will be transferred between overnight stops, and you should have this ready for collection before breakfast each morning. The bag will normally be delivered to our next camp by 16 :30, but this may vary depending on the day.

Internet access

Upon your arrival at the airport, you can purchase a SIM card for 1 euro, or sometimes it’s free. Then, all you need to do is top it up with an internet option, and you’ll have a connection when needed. We recommend Maroc Telecom as the company, but please keep in mind that in some places, other companies might offer better service. It all depends on the reception in each area.

Group size & Trek Arrangements

All our trekking and tours proposals in Morocco by Morocco hike tours are guaranteed for a minimum of two people. There is a required minimum number of participants to ensure the trip proceeds. Once this minimum number is reached, the trip status will change from ‘Available’ to ‘Guaranteed to run

Health & Vaccinations

If you suffer from a severe allergy, kindly notify the Morocco Hike Tours Team (support) prior to your departure. While we will make every effort to assist you, please note that we cannot ensure an allergy-free environment during Your trip to Morocco. It is imperative that you carry your own allergy treatment, as ‘adrenaline auto-injectors’ are not provided as standard equipment by Morocco Hike Tours leaders and staff. Upon arrival, please inform your leader about your allergy and indicate the location where you store your adrenaline pen.

Vaccinations:&It’s advisable to reach out to your physician or travel clinic to verify if any particular vaccinations are necessary for your trip.

Passport & Visa

Your passport must meet 2 requirements. It must be:

  • Less than 10 years old on the day you enter (check the ‘date of issue’)
  • Valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’)

Travelers hailing from the UK, US, and EU typically enjoy visa-free access to Morocco. However, it’s essential to bear in mind that visa regulations can undergo alterations. Ensuring compliance with visa prerequisites falls under your purview for this journey. Hence, we advise consulting the closest embassy or consulate pertaining to your designated destination(s), as well as any countries involved in transit or transfer.

Certain local authorities furnish information regarding the requisite visas for their nationals. To assist you further, we’ve compiled a set of helpful links below:

Washing Cloths

If you wish to have your clothes washed during your stay in Morocco, it will be possible for an additional fee of 10 Dirhams per item (underwear not accepted) and 4/5 Dirhams per item for ironing.

Getting Ready for Your trip to Morocco

Preparing with some extra physical activity prior to embarking on an active vacation is highly advisable. Enhancing your fitness level beforehand will undoubtedly enhance the overall enjoyment of your trip.
Being in good physical condition and accustomed to walking for 3 to 5 hours on consecutive days is recommended. Engaging in hill walking, incorporating both ascent and descent, serves as optimal preparation. Additionally, activities such as running, cycling, and swimming are beneficial for improving cardiovascular endurance and stamina.


Morocco’s monetary unit is known as the Moroccan Dirham. Below are some currency exchange rates, which can fluctuate daily:
– 1 Pound Sterling = 12.5 Dirham
– 1 Australian Dollar = 6.5 Dirham
– 1 Canadian Dollar = 7.4 Dirham
– 1 US Dollar = 10.00 Dirham
– 1 Euro = 10.6 Dirham.

Weather & Temperature

The weather typically offers pleasant conditions with daytime temperatures ranging between 20 and 36°C, and nighttime temperatures dropping to 7 – 10°C. However, there are instances when nighttime temperatures may plummet to as low as 3°C, so remember to pack a fleece jacket from December to the beginning of March .

Plastic & Rubbish

Morocco Hike Tours does not encourage the use of single-use plastic items. We ensure that all our staff across Morocco work together to reduce this issue and educate those around them. During our desert and mountain treks, we are committed to collecting our rubbish and bringing it back to the big cities. Our footprints are the only thing we should leave behind.

Travel Insurance

To participate in a holiday organized by Morocco Hike Tours, it is imperative that you possess a valid travel insurance policy. This insurance should adequately cover the expenses related to medical treatment and safeguard the value of your holiday in case of cancellation. Prior to obtaining insurance, please verify that the chosen policy provides coverage for the activities and altitudes specified in your itinerary.

In the event that one participant leaves the group for any reason, the customer must assume responsibility for the charges, and no reimbursement will be provided.

Season & Dates

This trek operates from October to April, and is flexible to depart on any date of your preference within these months.

Booking Procedure & Payment

Please select the trek that piques your interest, then reach out to us via email to initiate a discussion regarding your preferred trek and to verify its availability. Once we have agreed upon the specifics of your trek, including its duration, route, and the number of participants, we will proceed to make a tentative reservation, providing you with the dates and associated costs.
To secure your booking, we kindly request a 20% deposit, which can be paid online through a bank transfer in Euros, pounds sterling, or US dollars. The remaining balance is settled upon arrival in Morocco, payable in cash using the same currencies—Euros, sterling, or dollars—at the outset of the trek.
Please note: Should you find it inconvenient to carry cash, you have the option to settle the balance online via bank transfer a few days prior to the departure date.

Cancellation Conditions

Our Cancellation Policy:

  • If the trip is canceled at the discretion of our agency, you will be eligible for a full refund of the amount paid.
  • If the trip is canceled by you more than 31 days before the trip date, the amount paid will be retained as credit for a future trip, valid for two years (24 months).
  • If the trip is canceled by you less than one month (30 days or fewer) before the trip date, the amount paid will be retained as credit for a future trip, valid for one year (12 months).
How should you dress when traveling through small villages?

In areas with low tourist numbers (Berber villages in the desert such as in the Atlas), men are advised to avoid very short shorts, tank tops or loose shirts. The same goes for women, avoiding transparent fabrics and tight-fitting outfits. A scarf on your hair is not essential. You can try to dress in local fashion, which seems better suited to the climate.

Equipment list

This packing guide aims to assist you in organizing your belongings efficiently. It’s advisable to aim for minimal weight when packing your equipment.

Please ensure you have the following items with you:

  • Hiking boots
  • Trainers or sandals to wear after returning to the lodge.
  • Socks & underwear
  • Trekking trousers / shorts (please respect local culture and don’t wear in villages)
  • Lightweight waterproof over-trousers
  • Thermal baselayers
  • T-shirts / tops / shirts
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper
  • Lightweight waterproof jacket
  • Sunhat / Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Lightweight thermal or fleece gloves
  • Daypack 30 litres
  • Headtorch and spare batteries
  • Sun protection (including lip sun screen)
  • Water bottles 1 Litre (x2), a camelbak or platypus is useful (we encourage re-filling water bottles rather than single use plastic)
  • Small padlock (to lock your kit bag)
  • A selection of dry bags (to keep kit bag contents dry)
  • Antibacterial handwash
  • Washbag and toiletries
  • Small trek towel
  • Basic First Aid Kit including: Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, Insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).

You have the choice to opt for the following items:

  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Down jacket
  • Trekking poles (recommended)
  • Camera
  • Travel clothes (can be left in Marrakesh or Ouarzazate in a foldaway bag)
  • Pen-knife (note: always pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
  • Repair kit – (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)
  • Reusable cloth bag for shopping (to avoid plastic bags)

Item to rent:
– Sleeping bag: €25 per person
– Single tent: €30 per person
– Private Camel Ride: €150/p
– Car rental: from €40, lease this via Morocco Hike Tours.

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The Draa Valley, nestled in the heart of southern Morocco, is a captivating region renowned for its stunning natural landscapes, historical depth, and rich cultural heritage. Stretching over 200 kilometers, this picturesque valley is framed by the rugged peaks of the Anti-Atlas Mountains and the expansive Sahara Desert, creating a dramatic and diverse terrain. The valley is adorned with lush palm groves, verdant oases, and the serpentine Draa River, which winds its way through the arid landscape, sustaining life and agriculture. Historically, the Draa Valley was a crucial part of ancient caravan routes, serving as a vibrant trading hub that connected the Sahara with the bustling markets of Marrakesh. This historical significance is reflected in the numerous ancient kasbahs (fortified villages) and ksours (fortified granaries) that dot the valley, each telling tales of bygone eras and civilizations. Culturally, the Draa Valley is a melting pot of Berber, Arab, and Saharan influences, offering a unique tapestry of traditions, music, and crafts. The local communities are known for their warm hospitality. The Draa Valley is also considered one of the best places to organize a memorable desert trek and ideal destination for adventurers. Whether traversing the vast dunes of the Sahara, discovering hidden oases, or exploring ancient ruins, a trek through the Draa Valley offers an unparalleled experience of Morocco’s natural beauty and cultural richness.

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