Horses, Dunes and Nomads

  • Trip Duration
  • 8
  • 7
  • Riding Time
  • 6
    days riding
  • 4-6
    hrs per day riding
  • Group Size
  • 2 - 10
    Guests per group

Trip Itinerary

Horses, Dunes and Nomads

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Day 1

Arrive in Ouarzazate and spend the night in your Hotel.

Day 2

OUARZAZATE - IMI N'CHAABTE - TAFRAOUT – 2.5 hours on horseback.
Meet at 7:00, have breakfast and drive in the direction of Zagora crossing the Draa Valley. Go up the Draa Valley to Tansikht and follow the chain of the Jebel Sagho to the north and go through Nkob and Tazzarine where you leave the paved road to head for Mcissi (the total time in the vehicle is about six hours and covers 420 kms. of road and 60 kms. of dirt track). You will picnic on the way and then meet your guides and horses. There will be time for a ride and you will get your first taste of the real Sahara where you will find dry arroyos and sand dunes on your way to a comfortable inn where you will spend the night.

Day 3

TAFRAOUT - FOUM MHARECH - 4 to 6H on horseback.
Ride through the village of Tafraout and arrive at the plateau of Ahbouche Ntkouyte (Lake Tarafout). The terrain is ideal for some brisk gallops here. Continue to the foot of Tattihate, between Jebel Mohreon the right and Jebel Zireg on the left. From here you get a marvelous view of the splendor of the Sahara; infinite dunes alternating with jagged cliffs as a background. Near here you will find your lovely inn (Riad Nomad) located in the Valley of Mharech.

Day 4

Ride through beautiful country, passing through into the Valley of Wad Ghriss. You’re moving into the desert, with the breathtaking landscape of dunes and mountains, replete with oases throughout. Overnight in another comfortable inn.

Day 5

DUNES D'OUZINA - JDAID - 4 to 5H on horseback
Head out on horseback passing the superb dunes of Ouzina. Today the ride alternates between the dunes and the area between the mountains and the sand. This dry day in the true desert continues to your inn at the village of Taghaoucht N’Jdaid where your horses can finally have a drink. Overnight in a lodge.

Day 6

JDAID – DUNES DE MERZOUGA – 5 H on horseback
Ride through country dotted with tamarisk and find yourself at the feet of the highest dunes in Morocco – the dunes of the Chebbi Erg. Both rider and horse alike enjoy this special location. Overnight in riad.

Day 7

Last morning on horseback in the Chebbi Erg before saying goodbye to your horses and heading for Ouarzazate by car, going through Erfoud, Boumlane and Dades on “the road of the thousand Kasbahs.” Relax in your hotel in Ouarzazate and have a farewell dinner in town.

Day 8

Transfer to the airport and fly home.

Itinerary Addendum

This itinerary is flexible and may be changed at guide's discretion due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

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