Tinfou Dunes Day Trip: Dra’a Valley, Camel Trek – 1 day



Overview:

Go on this day from Ouarzazate to Tinfou Dunes beyond Zagora. Travel over the Anti-Atlas Mountains, across the Tizi’n-Tinififft Pass, and through Berber villages. Drive off-road through the huge palm tree fields of the Dra’a Valley, along fortified Kasbahs and via green oases.  Visit Kasbah Tamnougalte and interact with the locals to learn about life in southern Morocco.

Experience an hour to a one-hour camel trek in the Tinfou Dunes and practice sandboarding as much as you desire. Taste lunch prepared by the nomads followed a relaxing glass of tea inside a nomad tent near the big Tinfou dunes to get a glimpse of the nomadic life in the Sahara Desert.

Visit the ancient Quranic Library and the green pottery local co-operatives in Tamegroute village. Stop b Zagora, the largest town before the desert, and well known for its palm dates. Stop at panoramic viewpoints along the road to take photos and to stretch your legs.


Major highlights:

  • Travel over the Anti-Atlas Mountains, across the Tizi’n-Tinififft Pass, and through Berber villages
  • Drive through Dra’a valley’s, full of palm trees, green oases and dotted with fortified Kasbahs
  • Take a walk in the green fields of the Dra’a Valley, visit Kasbah Tamnougalte and interact with the local inhabitants
  • Experience a one-hour camel trek in the Tinfou Dunes and practice sandboarding if desired
  • Taste lunch prepared by the nomads followed by traditional tea and Moroccan biscuits inside a nomad tent to get a glimpse of the nomadic life in the Sahara Desert
  • Visit the ancient Quranic Library and learn about the local green pottery craftsmanship in Tamegroute village
  • Stop by Zagora, the largest town before the Sahara Desert and home to some of the finest palm dates
  • Stop at panoramic viewpoints along the road to take photos, to admire the setting, and to stretch your legs

What is included:

  • Transportation in an air-conditioned Toyota Prado Tx or Deluxe minivan and Fuel
  • Pick-up from and drop-off at your hotel or riad in Ouarzazate
  • Experienced Berber/ Nomad Multilingual-speaking driver/ guide
  • Entrance fees and local guide in Kasbah Tamnougalte
  • A one-hour camel ride in Tinfou Dunes and free sandboarding
  • The opportunity to ask the driver to stop whenever you wish
  • Lunch with vegetarian and vegan options available
  • Mineral water, traditional tea, coffee, and Moroccan cookies and peanuts

What is not included:

  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Extras

Good to know :

  • This day trip from Ouarzazate can be tailor-made to fit your individual areas of interest
  • This day trip is free of hidden costs, cheap tourists’ traps or forced shopping

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Itinerary:

This Tinfou Dunes day trip begins by a morning departure in a 4×4 air-conditioned car from your hotel or riad in Ouarzazate to Dra’a Valley and the Tinfou Dunes, crossing the Anti-Atlas Mountains and the pass of Tizi-n-Tinfifite.

Along the road, there will be stops at panoramic viewpoints to take photos, to admire the unlimited palm trees groves of Dra’a Valley, and to stretch our legs.

After a tea break at the town of Agdz, we drive off-track via Dra’a Valley through palm trees groves, past adobe-built Kasbahs, and green oases. Here, you can take a walk through the green fields of Dra’a Valley before your scheduled visit to Kasbah Tamnougalte with a local guide.

Our desert day trip continues south as far as Zagora and the Tinfou Dunes. After a welcoming glass of traditional tea and Moroccan cookies, you can enjoy a walk in the warm sand dunes, practice sandboarding, and experience an hour camel ride around the Tinfou Dunes.

Taste lunch prepared by the nomads and relax in a nomad tent and get a glimpse of the nomadic life in the Sahara Desert.

In the afternoon, a visit is scheduled for the green pottery workshops and to the Old Library in Tamegroute village. Driving back to Ouarzazate, we travel along the ancient road of the caravans as far as Kasbah Tamnougalte, which you could visit with a local guide.

After a break in the peak of the mountains to witness the spectacle of the sunset, your Tinfou Dunes day trip takes you back to Ouarzazate.

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