Zagora Tuareg Ride
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.
Programme détaillé :
Jour 1 : Vol et transfert à l'hôtel à Ouarzazate
Arrivée à l’aéroport de Marrakech ou Ouarzazate. Option transfert jusqu’à l'Ecolodge, repas du soir et nuit (50€pp).
🚕 Via l’aéroport de Marrakech, le taxi coûte 130€/6 places, 3h40 de route. Essayez d’arriver en même temps à Marrakech pour prendre le taxi ensemble !
🚕Via l'aéroport de Ouarzazate, le taxi coûte 15€/6 places, 15 min de route.
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.
Bivouac with a large Berber tent, igloo tents, a shower cabin with WC.
Stewardship to move the bivouac:
we take care of everything!
Starry nights like you won't see anywhere else
Tasty meals that will thrill your taste buds!
Fabulous landscapes (click to enlarge!)