Iriqui National Park

Draa Valley

Morocco’s largest national park – covering a land mass of 123,000 hectares – and uniquely Saharan, Iriqui was created in 1994 to protect the biodiversity of this wild region of arid savanna, dunes and salt flats and, in particular, the ephemeral wetlands of Lake Iriqui which attracts migratory birds during the winter rainy season. It's around 90km of off-road driving from Foum Zguid, but can be visited as part of a tour to or from Erg Chigaga.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Draa Valley attractions

1. Erg Chigaga

17.15 MILES

The area's star attraction is the misnamed Erg Chigaga, not a single dune (erg) but an incredible stretch of golden sand sea some 56km southwest of M…

2. Erg Esmar

27.4 MILES

This collection of small dunes, rising to just 80m, are well off the main radar with no permanent camps. With its mixture of red and white dunes, it's…