Desert Hike

Zagora Tuareg Ride

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Summary program: 

Duration: 8 days and 7 nights, including 6 days on horseback 

Day 1: Arrival at Marrakech or Ouarzazate airport, transfer and night at the hotel.

Day 2-7: 6-day horseback riding in Zagora, with nights in bivouac

Day 8: transfer to Ouarzazate or Marrakech airport and departure.

Detailed program: to come (draft)

Day 1: Flight and transfer to the hotel in Ouarzazate

Arrival at Marrakech or Ouarzazate airport. Transfer to your hotel (your choice, see booking, preferably choose the same hotel for all. Allow 20-40€/night).

Via Marrakech airport, the taxi costs 150€/6 seats, 3h40 drive. Try to arrive at the same time in Marrakech to take the taxi together!

Day 2: Transfer Ouarzazate --> Zagora, then hike the dunes of Tinfou to Oued Draa ~ 2H30 IN SADDLE

Meet at 7 a.m. at your hotel reception. 200km, 4h drive. Reception, allocation of horses, saddle-up. Village of Tinfou where huge dunes threaten to silt up the houses. Ride between the ksours and the cultivated fields of the palm grove.

Day 3: Hike from Oued Draa to Nesrate ~ 5H IN THE SADDLE

Ride along the wadi until the Drâa wadi crosses the Jebel Bani. Then we enter the palm grove of Nesrate.

Crossings of ksours, and gardens in the palm grove.

Day 4: Hike from Nesrate to Ouled Driss ~ 5H IN THE SADDLE

Crossing an old palm grove near the village of Nesrate. Crossing Ksours (small decorated villages). Arrival then at the palm grove of Tagounit. Again a crossing of dunes. Crossing the Jebel Selmane pass. 

Plateau (reg) to enjoy beautiful gaits. And back to the Draa Valley, with dunes. 

Day 5: Hike from Oued Driss to  Oued Naam ~ 5H IN THE SADDLE

Arrival on horseback in the village of Ouled Driss. Bounou palm grove with a ksar (fortified village).  Beginning of the Draa Valley. Crossing dunes populated by tamarisk. Perhaps you will be lucky enough to come across nomadic camps! (khaïma: low tents made of goat and dromedary wool).

Day 6: hike from Oued Naam to Jebel Bani ~ 5H IN THE SADDLE

Saddle up and horizon as far as the eye can see. Huge dunes of the Sahara. Then we will cross a desert plateau with the presence of some umbrella acacias. 

Arrival in a small oasis, at the foot of Jebel Bani.

Day 7: Hike in Djebel Bani and transfer Ouarzazate  ~ 6H IN THE SADDLE

Climb from Jebel Bani to Jebel Saghro. Arrived at the top, we will contemplate the plateau of Feïja. Crossing the Jebel Bani (last mountain range before the Sahara) by small paths. 

Crossing the reg of Feïja. . Farewell to the team and the horses. Transfer to Ouarzazate to your hotel (170km - 3h30 drive).

 

Day 8: transfer to the airport & flight

Transfer to Ouarzazate or Marrakech airport & flight.

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Videos and photos to come!

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Tasty meals that will thrill your taste buds!

Agadir Dune Desert Day 3 Between Tamri and Teldi

We don't have any pictures of Zagora yet!

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Dates
Rando
Durée
Logement
Prix
Statut
Disponibilités
Remarques
18 au 29.09.2022
Essaouira à Agadir
12 jours
Bivouac
1 180€
Départ garanti
5 places
6 jours à cheval + séjour
21 au 27.09.2022
Essaouira à Taghazout
7 jours
Bivouac
800€
Départ garanti
5 places
6 jr cheval + 1 jr habitant
29.09 au 03.10.2022
journées à l'écurie
1 à 4j
Hôtel
65 €/j
Départ garanti
10 places
recherche participants
04 au 08.10.2022
Taghazout à Kaouki
5 jours
Bivouac
600€
Départ garanti
1 place
10 au 15.10.2022
Essaouira - Taghazout
6 jours
Bivouac
700€
Départ garanti
8 places
16 au 19.10.2022
journées à l'écurie
1 à 4j
Hôtel
65 €/j
Départ garanti
10 places
recherche participants
20 au 24.10.2022
Taghazout - Essaouira
5 jours
Bivouac
600€
Départ garanti
3 places
Sous condition
25 au 27.10.2022
Auberge Kaouki
1-2-3 j
Auberge
65€/j
Départ garanti
5 places
en option : massages
28 au 31.10.2022
Auberge Kaouki
4 jours
Auberge
430€
Départ garanti
5 places
en option : massages
08 au 13.11.2022
ZAGORA désert
6 jours
Bivouac
700 €
Départ garanti
5 places
14 au 19.11.2022
ZAGORA désert
6 jours
Bivouac
700€
Départ garanti
1 place
21 au 26.11.2022
ZAGORA désert
6 jours
Bivouac
700€
Départ garanti
10 places
recherche participants
28.11 au 03.12
ZAGORA désert
6 jours
Bivouac
700€
en projet
10 places
recherche participants
~12 au 19.12
Agadir à Essaouira
4-5-6 jours
Bivouac
en projet
10 places
20 au 23.12.2022
Auberge Kaouki
1 à 4 j
Auberge
Départ garanti
7 places
en option : massages
~24 au 30.12
Taghazout à Tafedna
4-5-6 jours
Bivouac
en projet
10 places
~13 au 20.03.23
Essaouira à Agadir
6 jours
Bivouac
700€
Dates à préciser mais confirmé
8 places
~16 au 22.10.23
Zagora
6 jours
Bivouac
700€
en projet

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