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2022 – Hiking trip in the Draa Valley – Morocco

2022 – Hiking trip in the Draa Valley – Morocco

 // 12 November 2022

Note that the Adventurous and Daring member discount cannot be applied to trips.

A recording of the trip presentation is available right here

We are very excited to present our very first international hiking trip for fall 2022. An exclusive trip, created with the Karavaniers, with whom a great partnership is emerging.

We set off to discover a route far from traditional itineraries, in the desert of the Draa Valley, with our usual chèvres twist. This 10-day trip to the Sahara desert perfectly combines physical challenge (without performance pressure) while discovering Moroccan culture. Exploration of the desert and its varied landscapes: dunes, arid plateaus, oases, palm groves and superb Kasbahs camping under starry skies, an extraordinary experience.

It is our wonderful Renée-Claude Bastien who will be your guide for this extraordinary trip accompanied by local guides with whom Karavaniers has been working for more than 15 years. A team of cameleers for luggage transport and a cook will follow you through your exploration of the desert.

  • Effort 1 – Accessible to almost everyone
    • 5 to 7 hours of walking per day
  • Comfort 3 – Rustic
    • Bivouac

Inclusions:

  • Tent accommodation during the trek and a hotel room in Marrakech
  • All meals during the trek and one lunch in Marrakech
  • Transport by all-terrain vehicle or 15-passenger minibus with a trailer for transporting luggage
  • Half-day guided tour in Marrakech
  • French-speaking professional guide
  • Kitchen and first aid equipment
  • Tent and camping mattress
  • Compensation for greenhouse gas emissions and your “1% for the planet” participation
  • Luggage bag Karavaniers X les Chèvres

Exclusions:

  • A compensation fund for clients of travel agents (0.35% of tourism services)
  • Beverages and personal expenses during layovers and travel
  • Meals in Marrakech (except lunch)
  • Personal equipment (see list below)
  • Air transport (possibility of travel blocks)
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Vaccines
  • Guide tip
  • Tax: GST (5%)

If you wish to register:

1. Send your request to this email: suzanne@karavaniers.com
2. Include the following information in your email:

  • Your full name
  • Your telephone number and the best time to reach you during the week (Suzanne will contact you to explain how to make the deposit and answer your questions)
  • Specify that it is for the Morocco Hiking Trip – departing November 12-21, 2022.

The cost of the trip is $2850 before taxes. Please note that the amount of the deposit is $997.5 (35% of the amount) and is non-refundable.

No refunds, see our cancellation policy.


Reserve your spot

Exact meeting point to come.

Day 1 – November 12

  • Flight to Marrakech (usually departure in the evening with Royal Air Maroc)

Day 2 – November 13

  • Reception at the airport the next day by our team and transfer to the hotel.
  • Meeting with the other members of your group, welcome and presentation of the trip.

Day 3 – November 14

  • Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Tidri dunes
  • About 400 km of road (7-8h): Departure by minibus or all-terrain vehicle for the great Moroccan south.
  • This transfer day is in fact a wonderful ride through landscapes that will continuously change as we cover the kilometres.

Day 4-5 – November 15-16

  • Tidri Dunes – Regabi Hniti
  • Start of your trek!
  • The first two days of hiking will gradually lead you to the heart of the magnificent dunes of Regabi Hniti

Day 6-7 – November 17-18

  • Regabi Hniti – Ouled Driss
  • Last two days of hiking
  • Continuation of the route along the Drâa hamada.

Day 8 – November 19

  • Ouled Driss – Ouarzazate – Marrakech
  • Depart early in the morning for Marrakech via Tamgroute where those who wish can visit the famous Koranic library, some of whose manuscripts date from the 12th century.
  • Arrival in Marrakech at the end of the afternoon, installation in a hotel.

Day 9 – November 20

  • Tours in Marrakesh
  • Guided tour in the morning and discovery of the city: discover old palaces and their builders who created the history of the city: the el Badi palace, erected at the end of the 16th century by Ahmed El Mansour, the Bahia Palace, the tombs Saadians, the Koutoubia.
  • Lunch in a local restaurant and a free afternoon to stroll through the souks.
  • Night at the hotel.

Day 10 – November 21

  • Marrakech – return flight to Montreal
  • Arrival the same day, usually in the afternoon

Clothes

  • Hat/ Cap
  • Beanie
  • Light scarf
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Merino or synthetic t-shirt
  • Fleece that is also wind-resistant
  • Thin down jacket (optional)
  • Light windbreaker
  • Thin gloves
  • Baselayers (thin)
  • Walking pants
  • Shorts (optional)
  • Walking sandals (optional)
  • Hiking boots
  • Hiking socks

Equipment

  • 25/30L backpack
  • 90L soft travel bag
  • Sleeping bag between -5 and -10 degrees Celsius
  • Water bottle that can hold 1L
  • Knife (optional)
  • Telescopic walking poles (optional)
  • Water purification system
  • Sunglasses with cord
  • Headlamp
  • Small lighter (optional)
  • Toilet paper
  • Lip balm with sunscreen
  • Sunscreen SPF 45+
  • Travel towel
  • SMALL toilet bag
  • Moisturizer
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Prescription drugs (Epipen if necessary)
  • Prescription drugs – Cipro (broad-spectrum antibiotic)
  • Non-prescription drugs – Ibuprofen
  • Non-prescription drugs – Antidiarrheal

Important items

  • Passport
  • Tips for the rental team, the guide and the local team
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